Kelly M. Champion is the sole owner-operator of Cadeus Behavioral Health where she provides treatment for children and adults and conducts court-related evaluations. She also provides expert witness testimony and consultation to attorneys across the country on child maltreatment, domestic violence, and custody issues. She is American Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and presents at conferences on treating trauma, child psychopathology, and preventing violence. Kelly is an advocate for reducing exposure to violence, evidence-based treatment, and professional psychology. She currently serves on the editorial board for the Evidence Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, as senior co-chair on the Research Action Team of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence, member of the practice committed of Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and is active with Iowa Psychological Association.


Prior to moving to Iowa, Kelly provided primary care psychological services in outpatient settings, with additional roles in clinical training and administration. She began her professional career at Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minnesota) where she taught psychology and studied bullying in schools as well as practicing in the community. She moved onto Arizona State University at the west campus, (Glendale, Arizona) where she continued her academic career. She has presented internationally and published papers on bullying in schools, child maltreatment, and parenting with chronic illness.


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