Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Candice Norcott is a licensed clinical psychologist, whose clinical interests include gender-responsive, trauma-informed service delivery; adolescent mental health and wellness; reproductive health and justice; and behavioral medicine integration. Her research interests include the development of group interventions to impact sexual health behavior and relational competence in adolescent girls; the adaptation of behavioral interventions for use in the medical setting; training other health professionals in the use of brief interventions and trauma-informed care; and the examination of the effectiveness of these interventions for improving access, well-being, and other relevant medical outcomes for pediatric/adolescent gynecological care. She has developed, and now implements, integrated behavioral health services in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research.
Norcott received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut, where her research focused on the long-term sequelae of childhood sexual abuse. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University’s Department of Psychiatry. After completing her training, she worked with girls at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. She subsequently became the director of behavioral science at the Cook County–Loyola Family Medicine Residency Program, where she was honored with the Teaching Faculty of the Year award.