Isaac Kuhn


Isaac Kuhn

Extension Associate,Sr
Charlotte, NC
Phone: 704-231-7799 Fax: 704-544-9529
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Curriculum Vitae
Biographical Statement:

Frank Kuhn, Ph.D. is a Senior Extension Associate with the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research in the College of Human Ecology. Licensed as a clinical psychologist living in Charlotte, NC, he has served on the clinical faculty of The Universtiy of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, and he has led not-for-profit organizations providing residential, treatment and education services for youth and families. Frank has provided consultation, training and technical assistance to human service organizations and systems for more than thirty five years. Current interests include implementation and evaluation of models for service delivery, change in organizational systems of care, and congruence in clinical and caregiving systems.


Current Professional Activities:

 National Register of Health Service Psychologists, Credential #33576, June 25, 1985 to present

North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Practicing Psychologists, License #926, May 9, 1983 to present

American Psychological Association, 1976 to present

North Carolina Psychological Association, 1983 to present


Current Research Activities:

 Current community and treatment related research interests include: implementation and evaluation of models for service delivery, change in organizational systems of care, congruence in clinical and caregiving systems, and development of measures to assess service outcomes.

Current educational research interests include: measurement of factors that influence the impact of professional training in practice.

Current Public Engagement Activities:

 Current extension activities include: implementation of Children and Residential Experiences (CARE) in twenty organizations across the United States and Bermuda.

In addition to 16 training events over 52 days (356 hours) for 274 participants, I provided 44 days of on site technical assistance at organizations (257 hours) with approximately 575 individuals participating. Regular telephone, web ex and email contact with organizations occurred throughout the year.

Technical assistance and training for organizations also includes assistance in evaluating and improving systems for crisis prevention and management in services for youth.

On site training and national training is provided in Children and Residential Experiences (CARE), Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and TCI Updates.


 Wake Forest University, BS with Honors in Psychology, June 1975

Auburn Universtiy, MS in Psychology, December 1977

Auburn University, Ph.D., in Psychology, December 1980

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas; Clinical Psychology Residency, September 1979 - August 1980

Certificate in Non-Profit Management, Duke University, March 1998

18 hours of professional continuing education approved by American Psychological Association every two years required to maintain professional licensure and registration as a Health Service Provider in Psychology (various topics)

Related Websites:

 Residential Child Care Project:

Administrative Responsibilities:

 Coordination of implementation projects for CARE: Children and Residential Experiences in organizations across the United States, Canada and Bermuda

Selected Publications:

Journal Articles and Abstracts: 

Holden, M.J., Izzo, C., Nunno, M., Smith, E.G., Endres, T., Holden, J.C., & Kuhn, I.F. (2010) Children and Residential Experiences: A comprehensive strategy for implementing a research-informed program model for residential care. Child Welfare, 89(2), 131-149.

Haimes, R. & Kuhn, F. Development and use of a staff satisfaction survey. Research and Evaluation in Group Care, 1994, 4(1), 15-17.

Kuhn, I.F., LeBaron, S., & Zeltzer, L. A controlled study of pre-surgery preparation for children. Abstract, Pedicatric Research, 1982, 16(4), 88A.

Kuhn, I. F. Parental discipline for children's fears and response to inpatient surgery. Abstract. Clinical Research, 1982.

Kuhn, I. F. Preparing children for surgery... Is it for everyone? Abstract, Clinical Research, 1981, 29(5), 883A.

Collins, F. L., Kuhn, I.F. Jr., & King, G.D. Variables affecting subjects' ethical ratings: Peer review, ethical sensitization, and informed consent. Psychological Reports, 1979, 44, 155-164.

Training Curricula:

Alwon, F., Budlong, M., Clark, P., Holden, M., Holden, J., Kuhn, I., & Mooney, A. (1989). Connecting: Essential elements of residential child care practice. Atlanta, Georgia: Child Welfare Institute.

Kuhn, I.F., Holden, M.J. & Bath, H. (2003) Therapeutic Crisis Intervention: Individual crisis management plans. Ithaca, New York: Family Life Development Center, Cornell University.

Selected Keywords:
Children and Residential Experiences Therapeutic Crisis Intervention residential care service model implementation trauma informed care evidence based practices

The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.