Center for Child & Adult Development 1315 West College Avenue, State College, PA 16801 (814) 861-3300

Who We Are

Our office includes a psychologist, a psychiatrist, and our administrative assistant. The clinical staff are licensed in their professional areas and have advanced training well beyond that required by licensing boards to practice in their areas.

Marolyn Morford, Ph.D. (

Marolyn Morford is a clinical and developmental psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals in a variety of contexts.  Dr. Morford is past president of the Central Pennsylvania Psychological Association, a member of the American Psychological Association’s Division 53 (Clinical Child Psychology). She has served on Pennsylvania Psychological Association’s (PPA ) Committees on Ethics, Continuing Education, the Practice-Research Network, PPA’s E-newsletter and has been chair of PPA’s Child and Family Forensics Committee. She has testified before legislative committees and in several Pennsylvania counties (Allegheny, Blair, Bucks, Centre, Clinton, & Mifflin) on child related matters. She likes summarizing current research to the public to increase awareness of development, behavior, and emotional health needs of children and adults.

Psychologist/Clinical Director, B.A. in French Language & Literature, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Chicago in Educational Psychology, Committee on Child Development.  National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology #50481. Licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania (PS 8170-L).

John Boswell, M.D. (


A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Boswell was trained in General Psychiatry at the University of Chicago and then completed a fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Duke University. With board certification in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Boswell likes working with a wide variety of age groups, from children to adults.  He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology.