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Kennedy Krieger Institute

1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231
United States

Centers & Programs


Dr. Daniel Hoover is a clinical child and adolescent psychologist at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute. In this position he directs the center’s postgraduate psychology training program, supervises staff, and is a member of the clinical management team. He coordinates the Horizons clinic, overseeing the treatment of children with developmental disabilities and psychological trauma. Dr. Hoover has a faculty appointment in the department of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. 


Following his undergraduate training at Brigham Young University, Dr. Hoover received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Kentucky in 1992. He then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in child and adolescent psychology at the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry in Topeka, Kansas. Remaining on the faculty of the Menninger Clinic for 15 years, he served as director of the child psychology department and director of psychology training, as well as team leader in the inpatient adolescent treatment program. He was appointed associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine when the Menninger Clinic moved to Houston, Texas. Before joining Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2011, Dr.

Hoover served as psychology supervisor and director of wraparound services for the Delaware State Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health.  He continues in part-time private practice in Delaware where he resides. Dr. Hoover is board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology and is licensed in Delaware and Maryland.


Dr. Hoover’s current research focuses on developing and evaluating evidence-based treatments for childhood sufferers of psychological trauma. He is involved in several ongoing studies of the effects of trauma on children with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Hoover is developing an interactive electronic diagnostic tool or “app” for assessing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorders in children with intellectual and developmental disorders.

Research Publication

Beltran M, Brown-Elhillali AN, Held AR, Ryce PC, Ofonedu ME, Hoover DW, Ensor KM, Belcher HM (2016). Yoga-based Psychotherapy Groups for Boys Exposed to Trauma in Urban Settings. Altern Ther Health Med. 22(1), 39-46. 

Smith J, Twemlow SW, Hoover DW (1999). Bullies, victims and bystanders: a method of in-school intervention and possible parental contributions. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. 30(1), 29-37. 

Hoover DW, Milich R (1994). Effects of sugar ingestion expectancies on mother-child interactions. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 22(4), 501-15. 

Harris MJ, Milich R, Corbitt EM, Hoover DW, Brady M (1992). Self-fulfilling effects of stigmatizing information on children's social interactions. J Pers Soc Psychol. 63(1), 41-50. 

Other Publications 

Hoover, D. W. (2015). The effects of psychological trauma on children with autism spectrum disorders: A research review. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2(3), 287-299.

Hoover, D.W., & Snyder, D.K. (1991).  The validity of the Computerized Report for the Marital Satisfaction Inventory:  A customer satisfaction study. Psychological Assessment:  A Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 4, 227-258.

Snyder, D.K., Widiger, T.A., & Hoover, D.W. (1991).  Methodological limitations in validating computer-based test interpretations. Psychological Assessment:  A Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 3, 338-356.

Harris, M.J., Milich, R., Johnston, E., & Hoover, D.W. (1990).  Effects of expectancies on children's social interactions.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 26, 1-12.