Services for Teens At Risk

K-SADS Training

We are happy to announce that STAR-Center is available to provide training on the paper-based, DSM-5 version of the K-SADS. This training is offered as either an in-person training or via videoconference for either individuals or groups. 

On the basis of the individual or group’s training needs, trainings will include the following:

  • A didactic presentation of the K-SADS introductory interview, screening, supplements, and scoring
  • Recommendations on the semi-structured assessment of children & adolescents
  • Role play within targeted diagnostic domains
  • Post-training reliability and consultation 

If you are interested in scheduling K-SADS training, or would like additional information, please contact Ms. Candice Biernesser at 412-586-9064, or you may e-mail her at


Brief Description


More information about the K-SADS PL can be found on the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry website,