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Karen Boyd Worley, Ph.D.

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  • Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics


  • Children at Risk


  • Psychology

Contact Information

  • Email:
    Phone: 501-364-3810
    Fax: 501-364-3939
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    1 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202


  • B.A., Oklahoma State University, 1974
  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1983
  • Internship, Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1979

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Arkansas Psychology Board

Clinical & Research Interests

  • Clinical Research, Child maltreatment, child sexual abuse. juvenile sexual offenders

Recent Honors

  • Miracle of Hope Award, Safe Places, 2008
  • Arkansas ATSA Faithful Service and Outstanding Leadership, Arkansas Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, 2011

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Jones, J.G., Cohen, A., Worthington, T., Karen Boyd Worley. Self-Cutting: Hidden in Plain Sight. Journal of Family Practice 2015
  • Journal Article, Teresa L. Kramer., Benjamin A. Sigel., Nicola Conners-Burrow., Karen B. Worley., Jan K. Church., Kathy Helpenstill. It Takes a State: Best Practices for Children Exposed to Trauma. Best Practices in Mental Health 2015 Spring; 11(1):14-24.
  • Journal Article, Janice K. Church., John Clemmons. • Publication:Worley, K.B., Church, J.K., & Clemmons J. Parents of adolescents who have committed sexual offenses: Characteristics, challenges, and interventions. . . Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 2012
  • Journal Article, Conners-Burrow, N.A., ., Temple, A.B., Sigel, B.A., Church, J.K., ., Kramer, T.L., ., Worley, K.B. The Development of a Systematic Approach to Mental Health Screening in Child Advocacy Centers. . Children and Youth Services Review 2012
  • Journal Article, Worley KB, Church JK. When children sexually abuse other children. J Ark Med Soc 2007 Feb; 103(8):205 - 208.
  • Journal Article, Flannery, M.T., Farst K, Worley K, Worthington, T., Rauls, S.. The Use of Hair Analysis to Test Children for Exposure to Methamphetamine. Mich. St. U. J. Med. & L. 2006; 10(1):143-254.

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