Barbara Boat

Barbara Walling Boat

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director of the Program on Childhood Trauma and Maltreatment; and Executive Director of the Childhood Trust at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Logan Hall

COM Psychiatry Central Clinic - 0539

Logan Hall
Floor R
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229

Professional Summary

BARBARA WALLING BOAT, PH.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Director of the Program on Childhood Trauma and Maltreatment. She is also Executive Director of the Childhood Trust at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She received a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish at Macalester College, in St. Paul, Minnesota, an MA in Child Behavior and Development at the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. in Psychology at Case Western Reserve University. In addition to providing evaluation and treatment for children, adolescents and adults, supervising trainees, and presenting at national and international conferences, she has conducted research on the use of anatomical dolls in sexual abuse investigations and currently studies relationships among animal cruelty, child abuse and domestic violence, including dog bites. Her special clinical interests are treatment of post-traumatic stress and dissociative disorders and the training and utilization of evidenced-based interventions for traumatized children and their families.

 

Since 1999 Dr. Boat has served as Vice President and Secretary of The Pryor Foundation in Boston, MA. Since 2001 she has served on the Steering Committee for the Hamilton County Family Violence Prevention Project and also the Advisory Board of the “Half a Nation” Project, American Prosecutors’ Research Institute in Washington, DC. Since 2002 Dr. Boat has served on the Subcommittee on Children Who Witness Domestic Violence, Hamilton County Family Violence Prevention Project and also as Director of SHIP (Strategic Humane Interventions Program) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 2005, she has served on the Advisory Board for the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement in Cincinnati, Ohio and since 2005 has served as the Treatment Consultation Director, Trauma Treatment Training Center, The Mayerson Center and The Childhood Trust at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of 2008 Dr. Boat has been a Board Member for Mind Peace in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Education

Bachelor's Degree, Macalester College (Psychology and Spanish)

Master's Degree, University of Iowa (Child Behavior and Development)

Doctorate Degree, Case Western Reserve University (Psychology)

Research and Practice Interests

Treatment of post-traumatic stress and dissociative disorders and the training and utilization of evidenced-based interventions for traumatized children and their families.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Boat, Barbara W; Forman, Sarah B (2008. ) Consider the source: a commentary on incest and parental contact. Journal of child sexual abuse, , 17 (1 ) ,13-6

Barnes, Jaclyn E; Boat, Barbara W; Putnam, Frank W; Dates, Harold F; Mahlman, Andrew R (2006. ) Ownership of high-risk ("vicious") dogs as a marker for deviant behaviors: implications for risk assessment.Journal of interpersonal violence, , 21 (12 ) ,1616-34

Siegel, R M; Hill, T D; Henderson, V A; Ernst, H M; Boat, B W (1999. ) Screening for domestic violence in the community pediatric setting. Pediatrics, , 104 (4 Pt 1 ) ,874-7

Baker, D G; Boat, B W; Grinvalsky, H T; Geracioti, T D (1998. ) Interpersonal trauma and animal-related experiences in female and male military veterans: implications for program development. Military medicine, , 163 (1 ) ,20-5

Greenberg, R A; Strecher, V J; Bauman, K E; Boat, B W; Fowler, M G; Keyes, L L; Denny, F W; Chapman, R S; Stedman, H C; LaVange, L M (1994. ) Evaluation of a home-based intervention program to reduce infant passive smoking and lower respiratory illness. Journal of behavioral medicine, , 17 (3 ) ,273-90

Boat, B W; Everson, M D (1994. ) Exploration of anatomical dolls by nonreferred preschool-aged children: comparisons by age, gender, race, and socioeconomic status. Child abuse & neglect, , 18 (2 ) ,139-53

Everson, M D; Boat, B W (1994. ) Putting the anatomical doll controversy in perspective: an examination of the major uses and criticisms of the dolls in child sexual abuse evaluations. Child abuse & neglect, , 18 (2 ) ,113-29

Margolis, P A; Greenberg, R A; Keyes, L L; LaVange, L M; Chapman, R S; Denny, F W; Bauman, K E; Boat, B W (1992. ) Lower respiratory illness in infants and low socioeconomic status. American journal of public health, , 82 (8 ) ,1119-26

Everson, M D; Boat, B W (1990. ) Sexualized doll play among young children: implications for the use of anatomical dolls in sexual abuse evaluations.Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, , 29 (5 ) ,736-42

Everson, M D; Boat, B W (1989. ) False allegations of sexual abuse by children and adolescents.Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, , 28 (2 ) ,230-5

Boat, B W; Everson, M D Interviewing young children with anatomical dolls. Child welfare, , 67 (4 ) ,337-52

Boat, B W; Everson, M D (1988. ) Use of anatomical dolls among professionals in sexual abuse evaluations. Child abuse & neglect, , 12 (2 ) ,171-9

Boat, B W; Campbell, F A; Ramey, C T Preventive education and birth order as co-determinants of IQ in disadvantaged 5-year-olds. Child: care, health and development, , 12 (1 ) ,25-36

Presentations

Invited Presentations

(2005. ) Insights on Children and Trauma .Fudan Children’s Hospital, Shanghai, China.

(2005. ) Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence: A Toxic Triad .Savannah, GA.

(2005. ) Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence: A Toxic Triad .Atlanta, GA.

(2005. ) Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence: A Toxic Triad .Columbus, OH.

(2005. ) CARE Training at Beech Acres .Cincinnati, OH.

(2005. ) Parent Child Interaction Therapy Intensive Training .Cincinnati, OH.

(2005. ) CARE Training for TIP and KIDS Programs .Cincinnati, OH.

(2005. ) A Toxic Triad: Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence .Chicago, IL.

(2006. ) Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence: A Toxic Triad .Champaign, IL.

(2006. ) Advanced Anatomical Dolls: They’re Out of the Bag, Now What? .Tunica, MS.

(2006. ) A Toxic Triad: Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence .San Diego, CA.

(2006. ) A Toxic Triad: Child Abuse, Animal Cruelty and Domestic Violence .Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.

(2006. ) The Toxic Triad: Domestic Violence, Animal Abuse and Child Abuse .Annual Social Work Conference, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

(2006. ) Applications of CARE (Child Adult Relationship Enhancement) to Adolescents in a Residential Psychiatric Facility .Talbert House, Butler County, OH.

(2006. ) Pet Abuse and Its Link to Family Violence .Children & Domestic Violence: Emerging Research and Needed Judicial Changes conference, Greene County Domestic Violence Consortium and Family Violence Prevention Center, Xenia, OH.

(2006. ) Insights on Children and Trauma: 2006 .Nanjing Medical Center, Nanjing, China.

(2006. ) CARE: Child Adult Relationship Enhancement Training for Professionals .Cincinnati, OH.

(2006. ) Living in Terror: The Impact of Battering on Children .Cincinnati, OH.

(2006. ) CARE for TIP: Therapeutic Interagency Preschool .TIP, CCHMC, Cincinnati, OH.

(2006. ) The Toxic Triad: Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence .Wheeling, VA.

(2006. ) Linking Cruelty to Animals to Child Abuse and Domestic Violence: An Overview of Relevant Research and Clinical Applications .Prevention Science Seminar, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.

(2006. ) CARE: Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement for Child Psychiatry Staff .Cincinnati, OH.

(2006. ) The Impact of Witnessing Domestic Violence on Children .Pediatric Grand Rounds, King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

(2007. ) CARE: Child Adult Relationship Enhancement Training for Medical Students .Cincinnati, OH.

(2007. ) Parent Child Interaction Therapy Intensive Training .Cincinnati, OH.

(2007. ) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy .Cincinnati, OH.

(2007. ) CARE (Child Adult Relationship Enhancement) training for staff in residential treatment centers .Buckeye Ranch, Columbus, OH.

(2007. ) Using TAG Teach methods to teach interviewing skills .Cincinnati, OH.

(2007. ) A Toxic Triad: Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence .Cincinnati, OH.

(2007. ) A Toxic Triad: Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence .Cincinnati, OH.

(2007. ) A Toxic Triad: Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence .University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

(2007. ) A Toxic Triad: Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence .First Light Child Advocacy Center, Grant County, IN.

(2007. ) CARE (Child Adult Relationship Enhancement) Training .GLAD House, Cincinnati, OH.

(2007. ) A Toxic Triad: Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence .Kankakee, IL.

(2007. ) TF-CBT with a child who was severely bitten by a dog .Cincinnati, OH.

(2007. ) CARE (Child Adult Relationship Enhancement) for staff working with battered women and their families .YWCA of Greater Cincinnati.

(2007. ) The Toxic Triad: Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence .Waynesville, NC.

(2007. ) The Impact of Trauma on Children .Xavier University Psychology Department, Cincinnati, OH.

(2007. ) A Toxic Triad: Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence .Butler County Prosecutor’s Office, Hamilton, OH.

(2007. ) Challenges in Evaluating Outcomes in Animal Assisted Interventions .Baltimore, MD.

(2008. ) CARE (Child Adult Relationship Enhancement) .Psychology Division, Children’s Hospital, King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

(2008. ) A Toxic Triad .Forensic Interviewer Training, CCHMC, Cincinnati, OH .

(2008. ) Dissociative Disorders .Macalester College Department of Psychology, St. Paul, MN.

(2008. ) Justice for Children-Justice for all .Cincinnati, OH.

(2008. ) Getting the Children’s Services Field Involved .Portland, ME.

(2008. ) Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence: A Clinical Perspective on “The Toxic Triad" .Link Conference CARE House, Dayton, OH.

(2008. ) A Toxic Triad: Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence .Mansfield, OH.

(2008. ) CARE for TIP: Therapeutic Interagency Preschool .TIP, CCHMC, Cincinnati, OH.

(2008. ) A Toxic Triad : What Forensic Evaluators Need to Know .

(2008. ) The Impact of Trauma on Children .Xavier University Psychology Department, Cincinnati, OH.

(2009. ) A Toxic Triad: Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence .Forensic Training Institute, Cincinnati, OH.

(2009. ) Feminist Conversations: A Girl’s Right To Be Safe From Victimization .University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(2009. ) Children Exposed to Domestic Violence .Q102 Radio, Cincinnati, OH.

(2009. ) Violence, Child Abuse and Animal Abuse: A Toxic Triad .Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH.

(2009. ) The Impact of Trauma and Witnessing Domestic Violence on Children .Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH.

(2009. ) Roff to Rough: Animal Abuse as a Risk Factor of Family Violence .Newark, OH.

(2009. ) CARE for TIP .TIP, CCHMC, Cincinnati, OH.

(2009. ) A Toxic Triad: Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence .Base and Liberty Campuses,

Honors and Awards

2004 Special Achievement Award, Office of the Ohio Attorney General “In recognition of outstanding service on behalf of crime victims in Ohio”

2004 Volunteer Service Award, YWCA of Greater Cincinnati for “SHIP” (Strategic Humane Interventions Program)

2004 Research Career Achievement Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

2008 Step up for a Child Award Pro Kids, Cincinnati, OH. “For outstanding national and international advocacy on behalf of children who have survived trauma”

2010 Invited Fellow: The Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work

Contact Information

Academic - Logan Hall
Floor R
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45229
Phone: 513-558-9007
Fax: 513-558-4107
barbara.boat@uc.edu