Michael Bloomquist, PhD, LP

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Michael Bloomquist

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-273-9424

Fax 612-273-9779

Office Address:
Michael Bloomquist, Ph.D.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Minnesota
F256/2B West
2450 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Molly Jokimaki

Administrative Email

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Child Psychologist

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL

Internship, Clinical Child Psychology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC

Licensure, Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Bloomquist is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota where he has accumulated extensive experience as a service provider, supervisor, and researcher in children’s mental health. In addition, through a University of Minnesota consulting contract, Dr. Bloomquist is concurrently the Chief Clinical Scientist for Praestan Health where he guides the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative behavioral health models that are supported by web and mobile technologies and applied in real world practice settings. Dr. Bloomquist has published peer-reviewed journal articles and several books about youth mental health, effective intervention methods, and evidence-based practice.


Professional Associations

  • American Psychological Association


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Bloomquist has accumulated many years of research experience in collaboration with a team of prevention and intervention scientists. This included (1) evaluating the short- and long-term effects of school/community/clinic-based interventions for children with behavior and emotional disorders, (2) examining predictive variables and facilitative strategies related to parents engaging in prevention programming, (3) delineating and studying methods for enhancing and measuring program implementation in real world settings, (4) examining mediators and moderators of response to prevention programming, and (5) delineating child and parenting characteristics related to behavior disorders in children. His current research is examining youth and family stress associated with adolescent depression and translating and evaluating evidence-based mental health programming for use in real world health settings.



Piehler, T.f., Distefano. R., Ausherbauer, K., Bloomquist, M.L., Almy, B., & August, G.J. (2019). Self-regulatory profiles and conduct problems in youth referred to juvenile diversion. Journal of Research in Adolescence. doi.org/10.1111/jora.12530

Porta, C.M., Bloomquist, M.L., Gutierrez, R., Vega, L., Garcia-Huidobro, D., Balch, R., Yu, X., & Cooper, D.K. (2018). Bi-national cross-validation of an evidence-based conduct problem prevention model. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 24(2), 231-241.

Bloomquist, M.L. Giovanelli, A., Benton, A., Piehler, T.F., Quevedo, K., & Oberstar, J. (2016). Implementation and evaluation of evidence-based psychotherapeutic practices for youth in a mental health organization. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25(11), 3278–3292. doi:10.1007/s10826-016-0479-5

August, G.J., Piehler, T.F., & Bloomquist, M.L. (2016). Being ‘‘SMART’’ about adolescent conduct problems prevention: Executing a SMART pilot study in a juvenile diversion agency. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 45, 495–509.

Hektner, J. M., August, G. J., Bloomquist, M. L., Lee, S., & Klimes-Dougan, B. (2014). A 10-year randomized controlled trial of the Early Risers conduct problems preventive intervention: Effects on externalizing and internalizing in late high school. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(2), 355–360.

Piehler, T.F., Lee, S.S., Bloomquist, M.L., & August, G.J. (2014). Moderating effects of parental well-being on parenting efficacy outcomes by intervention delivery model of the Early Risers conduct problems prevention program. Journal of Primary Prevention, 35(5), 321-337.

Piehler, T.F., Bloomquist, M.L., August, G.J., Gewirtz, A.H., Lee, S.S., & Lee, W.S.C. (2014). Executive functioning as a mediator of conduct problems prevention in children of homeless families residing in temporary supportive housing: A parallel process latent growth modeling approach. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42(5), 681–692.

Bloomquist, M.L., August, G.J., Lee, S.S., Lee, C-Y.S., Realmuto, G.M., & Klimes-Dougan, B. (2013). Going-to-scale with the Early Risers conduct problems prevention program: Use of a comprehensive implementation support (CIS) system to optimize fidelity, participation, and child outcomes. Evaluation and Program Planning, 38(1), 19–27.

Bloomquist, M.L. (2013a). Skills training for struggling kids: Promoting your child's behavioral, emotional, academic, and social development. New York: Guilford Press.

Bloomquist, M.L. (2013b). Practitioner guide to skills training for struggling kids. New York: Guilford Press.

Bloomquist, M.L., August, G.J., Lee, S.S., Piehler, T. & Jensen, M. (2012). Parent participation within community center or in-home outreach delivery models of the Early Risers conduct problems prevention program. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21(3), 368-383.

Bloomquist, M.L., Horowitz, J.L., August, G.J., Lee, C-Y.S., Realmuto, G.M., & Klimes-Dougan, B. (2009). Understanding parent participation in a going-to-scale implementation trial of the Early Risers conduct problems prevention program. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18(6), 710-718.

Bloomquist, M.L., August, G. J., Horowitz, J., Lee, S.S., & Jensen, C. (2008). Moving from science to service: Transposing and sustaining the Early Risers conduct problems prevention program in a community service system. Journal of Primary Prevention, 29(4), 307-321.

Bernat, D., August, G.J., Hektner, J.M., & Bloomquist, M.L. (2007). The Early Risers preventive intervention: Testing for six-year outcomes and mediational processes. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 35(4), 605-617.

August, G.J., Bloomquist, M.L., Lee, S.S., Realmuto, G.M., & Hektner, J.M. (2006). Can evidence-based prevention programs be sustained in community systems-of-care? The Early Risers advanced-stage effectiveness trial. Prevention Science, 7(2), 151-165.

Bloomquist, M.L. & Schnell, S.V. (2002). Helping children with aggression and conduct problems: Best practices for intervention. New York: Guilford Press. 

August, G.J., Hektner, J.M., Realmuto, G.M., & Bloomquist, M.L. (2001). An integrated components preventive intervention for aggressive elementary school children: The Early Risers program. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 69(3), 614-626.

Bloomquist, M.L., August, G.J., Cohen, C., Doyle, A., & Everhart, K. (1997). Social problem-solving in hyperactive/aggressive children: How and what they think in conditions of automatic versus controlled processing. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 26(2), 172-180.

Bloomquist, M.L., August, G.J., Brombach, A., Anderson, D.L., & Skare, S. (1996). Maternal facilitation of children's problem-solving: Relationship to disruptive child behavior and maternal characteristics. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 25(3), 308-316.

Bloomquist, M.L., August, G.J., & Ostrander, R. (1991). Effects of a school-based cognitive-behavioral training intervention for ADHD children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 19(5), 591-605.


Teaching Areas

Dr. Bloomquist trains psychology and psychiatry trainees and intervention staff.


Clinical Interests

Dr. Bloomquist provides program consultation for intensive outpatient programming services for adolescent depression. He specializes in parent and family skills training (a.k.a. behavioral family therapy) for youth with behavior-emotional problems. As an author/co-author of several books, Dr. Bloomquist has written about effective intervention methods and evidence-based practice.