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  • Julie Cristello

    Julie Cristello

    jcristel@fiu.edu

    Mentor: Dr. Trucco

    Education

    • FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Trucco
    • B.A., Psychology, Saint Anselm College

    Keywords

    Substance use disorders, adolescence, extracurricular involvement, social media

    Research Interests

    Julie Cristello is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science Program in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Under the mentorship of Dr. Elisa Trucco, she is working to develop a better understanding of the role that environmental contexts and social networks (both online and face-to-face) have on adolescent substance use. Her program of research will focus on how normative youth behavior (e.g. social media, pop culture, extracurricular activities) influences alcohol and drug use as well as other risky behaviors. The long-term goal of this work is to inform community-based prevention programs that will improve substance use outcomes and promote positive youth development.

    Publications

    Kelly, J.F. & Cristello J.V. (in press). 12-Step fellowship and recovery from addiction. In: H. Pickard, & S. Ahmed (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Science of Addiction. Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis.

    Kelly, J.F., Cristello, J.V., & Bergman B.G. (in press). Brief interventions to facilitate adolescent mutual-help involvement. In: P. Monti, S. Colby & T. O’Leary-Tevyaw (Eds.), Treating Alcohol and Substance Abuse in Adolescents (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.

    Kelly, J.F., Bergman, B.G., & Cristello, J.V. (2017). Alcoholics Anonymous and other mutual-help organizations. In: A.E. Wenzel (Ed.), Sage Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

    Kelly, J.F., Fallah-Sohy, N., Cristello, J.V., & Bergman, B.G. (2017). Coping with the grave and unpredictability of opioid addiction: An investigation of a rapidly expanding family-focused peer-support organization. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 77: 193-200. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2017.02.010

    Kelly, J.F., Kaminer, Y., Kahler, C.W., Hoeppner, B.B., Yeterian, J., Cristello, J.V., & Timko, C. (2017). A pilot randomized clinical trial testing integrated twelve-step facilitation (ITSF) treatment for adolescent substance use disorder. Addiction, 112(12), 2155-2166. DOI: 10.1111/add.13920

    Kelly J.F., Yeterian J.D., Cristello, J.V., Kaminer Y., Kahler C., & Timko C. (2016). Developing and testing twelve-step facilitation for adolescents with substance use disorder: Manual development and preliminary outcomes. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, 10, 55-64. DOI: 10.4137/SART.S39635

    Marcovitz, D., Cristello, J.V., & Kelly, J.F. (2016). Alcoholics Anonymous and other mutual help organizations: Impact of a 45-minute didactic for primary care and categorical internal medicine residents. Substance Abuse, 38(2), 138-190. DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2016.1214211

    Presentations

    Cristello, J.V., Vilsaint, C.V., & Kelly, J.F. (2017, March). Expanding the repertoire of rewarding behaviors: Participation in extracurricular activities is associated with less severe substance use disorder among treatment seeking youth. Poster presented at the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

    Kelly, J.F., Fallah-Sohy, N., Cristello, J.V., & Bergman, B.G. (2017, March). Coping with the enduring unpredictability of opioid addiction: An investigation of a rapidly expanding family-focused peer-support organization. Poster presented at the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

    Kelly, J.F., Fallah-Sohy, N., Cristello, J.V., & Bergman, B.G. (2017, March). Emergence of therapeutic factors in a support group for parents and family members of addicted loved ones. Poster presented at the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

    Cristello, J.V., Kelly N.W., & Kelly J.F. (2016, October). Peer support for mood disorders: Characterizing membership of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) mutual support organization. Poster presented at the Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Day, Boston, MA.

    Cristello, J.V., Vilsaint, C.L., Kelly, N.W., Hoeppner, B.B., & Kelly, J.F. (2016, June). Cross-validation of the Timeline Followback (TLFB; Form 90) and Weekly Substance Use Form (WSUF) among treated adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, New Orleans, LA.

    Fallah-Sohy, N., Cristello, J.V., Vilsaint, C.L., Jason, L.A., Stout, R.L., & Kelly, J.F. (2016, June). Clinical and public health utility of recovery community centers. Oral symposium and poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, New Orleans, LA.

    Fallah-Sohy, N., Vilsaint, C.L., Cristello, J.V., Jason, L.A., Stout, R.L., & Kelly, J.F. (2016, June). Characterization of addiction recovery community centers in the Northeastern United States. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, New Orleans, LA.

    Kelly, J.F., Cristello, J.V., Yeterian, J.D., Kaminer, Y., Kahler, C.W., & Timko, C. (2016, June). Findings from the first randomized controlled trial of adolescent twelve-step facilitation. Oral symposium and poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, New Orleans, LA.

    Kelly, J.F., Yeterian, J.D., Cristello, J.V., Kaminer, Y., Kahler, C.W., & Timko, C. (2016, June). Developing and testing twelve-step facilitation for adolescents with substance use disorder: Manual development and preliminary outcomes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, New Orleans, LA.

    Cristello, J.V., Vilsaint, C.L., Kelly, N.W., & Kelly, J.F. (2016, March). Cross-validation of the Timeline Followback (TLFB; Form 90) and Weekly Substance Use Form (WSUF) among treated adolescents. Poster presented at the Harvard Psychiatry Research Day, Boston, MA.

    Fallah-Sohy, N., Vilsaint, C.L., Cristello, J.V., Jason, L.A., Stout, R.L., & Kelly, J.F. (2016, March). Characterization of addiction recovery community centers in the Northeastern United States. Poster presented at the Harvard Psychiatry Research Day, Boston, MA.

    Marcovitz, D., Kelly, J.F., & Cristello, J.V. (2016, April). Alcoholics Anonymous and other mutual-help organizations: Impact of a 45-minute didactic. Poster presented at the 47th annual conference of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

    Marcovitz, D., Cristello, J.V., & Kelly, J.F. (2016, March). Can a 45-minute didactic help internal medicine residents more effectively treat substance use disorders (SUD)? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, Austin, TX.

    Marcovitz, D., Cristello, J.V., & Kelly, J.F. (2015, September). Can a 45-minute didactic help internal medicine residents more effectively treat substance use disorders (SUD)? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX. Received the 2nd place award at the poster session.

    Marcovitz, D., Cristello, J.V., & Kelly, J.F. (2015, April). Can a 45-minute didactic help internal medicine residents more effectively treat substance use disorders (SUD)? Poster presented at the Massachusetts General Hospital Community and Public Psychiatry Symposium, Boston, MA.

    Cristello, J.V., Troisi, J., & Bonner, L. (2012, August). Synthesis of the quaternary form of Mecamylamine. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA.

    Cristello, J.V., Troisi, J., & Bonner, L. (2012, July). Synthesis of the quaternary form of Mecamylamine. Poster presented at the annual conference of the New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, Whitefield, NH.

    Cristello, J.V. (2012, April). Anxiety, Stress and Academic Self-Efficacy in College Students. Poster presented at the annual meeting to Showcase Our Art and Research, Manchester, NH.

  • Logan Cummings

    Logan Cummings

    lcumm009@fiu.edu 

    Education

    • FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Drs. McMakin & Mattfeld
    • B.A. in Psychology and minor in Spanish, The University of Tampa

    Keywords

    Developmental affective neuroscience; non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI); suicide; sleep emotion regulation; sleep disturbances

    Research Interests

    Logan Cummings is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science and Cognitive Neuroscience programs at Florida International University. Broadly, Logan is interested studying the relationship between sleep disturbances and the development of suicidal and nonsuicidal self-injury (deliberate self-harm without the intention to die) during adolescence, and how this is related to the neurodevelopment of reward circuitry during this same developmental period. He hopes to use translational neuroscience to better inform clinicians’ ability to predict and treat these life-threatening behaviors.

    Publications

    Fournier, J., Jones, N., Chase, H., Cummings, L., Graur, S. & Phillips, M. (2017). Personality dysfunction in depression and individual differences in effortful emotion regulation. Biological Psychiatry, 81(10): S336–S337.

    Price RB, Wallace M, Kuckertz JM, Amir N, Graur S, Cummings, L., Popa P, Carlbring P, Bar-Haim Y. (2016). Pooled patient-level meta-analysis of children and adults completing a computer-based anxiety intervention targeting attentional bias. Clinical Psychology Review, 50: 37 – 49.

    Presentations

    Yang, J.O., Cummings, L., Graur, S., Gilchrist, D., Siegle, G., & Price, R.B. Sustained neural processing in affective regions predicts efficacy of a computer-based intervention targeting attentional patterns in transdiagnostic clinical anxiety. Poster presented at 29 th Association for Psychological Association Convention. May 2017.

    Cummings, L. & Fournier, J. Linking Childhood emotional abuse to suicidal ideation in depression: Pathological beliefs and neural correlates. Poster presented at presented at Association for Cognitive Behavioral Therapies Annual Meeting. October 2016.

    Cummings, L., Graur, S., Siegle, G., & Price, R.B. Pattern of neural activation discriminates between initial and sustained dimensions of threat processing. Poster presented at 28th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention. May 2016.

    Cummings, L., Graur, S., Siegle, G., & Price, R.B. Neural profile predicts the effectiveness of a computerized intervention task for transdiagnostic anxiety disorders. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Meeting. November 2015

    Buzzell, G. A, Roberts, D. M., Cummings, L., Fedota, J. R., Thompson, J. C., Parasuraman, R., McDonald, C. G. Uncertainty monitoring as a mechanism for flexible cognitive control: New insights from individual differences. Poster presented at the 2015 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting. March 2015

    Cummings, L. (2014). Applying the meaning making model to homesick, first-semester college students. Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, CEPO Undergraduate Poster Session. March 2015

  • Chelsea Dale

    Chelsea Dale

    cdale@fiu.edu 

    Education

    • FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Parent
    • B.A., Psychology, Colgate University

    Keywords

    Behavioral parent training, family-based preventive training, anxiety disorders, disruptive behavior disorders

    Research Interests

    Chelsea is interested in behavioral parent training and family-based preventive training for at-risk children. She is also interested in evidence-based treatment for children with anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders.

    Publications

    Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

    Dale, C. F., Fontana, V. C., & Martinez, J. A. (2016). What’s your “vice ?”: A combined approach to drugs and other addictive substances and activities. Addiction Research & Theory, 24(5). 366-374. http:/doi.org10.3109/16066359.2015.1133809

    Pedrelli, P., Shapero, B., Archibald, A., & Dale, C. (2016). Alcohol use and depression during adolescence and young adulthood: A summary and interpretation of mixed findings. Current Addiction Reports, 3(1), 91–97. http:/doi.org10.1007/s40429-016-0084-0

    Martinez, J.A., Dale, C. F., Fontana, V.C., & Collier, S.L. (2015). The impact of standard nutrition labels on alcoholic beverages. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education. 59(2), 43-63.

    Book Chapters

    Shapero, B.G., Dale, C. F., Archibald, A.R., & Pedrelli, P. (2016). Emotional Reactivity. In Levesque (Ed) Encyclopedia of Adolescence, 2nd Edition (In Press) (pp. 1–9).Cham: Springer International Publishing. http:/doi.org10.1007/978-3-319-32132-5_786-1

    LaFrance, D., Yi, J. J., & Dale, C. (2014). Chapter 30: Esthetic Dentistry and Domestic Violence. In Esthetic Dentistry and Domestic Violence. In K. Aschheim (Ed) Esthetic Dentistry: A Clinical Approach to Techniques and Materials, 3rd Edition

    Presentations

    Ghandeharioun, S. Fedor, L. Sangermano, D. Ionescu, J. Alpert, C. Dale, D. Sontag, R. Picard. (2017, October). Objective assessment of depressive symptoms with machine learning and wearable sensors data, In Proc. Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII)

    Cheung, J.C., Archibald, A., Cooper, A., McKee, M., Dale, C., Farabaugh, A., Fisher, L., Pedrelli, P., Nyer, M., & Shapero, B.G. (2017, August). Cognitive Biases and Emotional Dysregulation in Emerging Adulthood. Poster presented at the 125th Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC

    Ghandeharioun, A., Fedor, S, Sangermano, L, Alpert, J.E., Dale, C.F, Ionescu, D.F., & Picard, R. (2017, May). Location variability from commodity phone sensors is negatively associated with self-reported depression score: A pilot study. Poster presented at the 2017 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention, Boston, MA

    Sangermano, L., Ghandeharioun, A., Picard, R., Alpert, J.E., Dale, C.F., Fedor, S., & Ionescu, D.F. (2017, April). Incoming Cell Phone Data as a Potential Predictor of Depression Severity: A Pilot Study. Poster presented at the 2017 Conference for Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), San Francisco, CA

    Ghandeharioun, A., Sangermano, L., Picard, R., Alpert, J.E., Dale, C.F., Fedor, S., & Ionescu, D.F. (2017, April). Objective vs. Subjective Reports of Sleep Quality in Major Depressive Disorder: A Pilot Study. Poster presented at the 2017 Conference for Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), San Francisco, CA

    Dale, C.F., Shapero, B.G., Fava, M., Wilens, T.E., & Hirshfeld-Becker, D.R. (2016, October). Reactive Aggression in Youth with ADHD and Anxiety. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Day, Boston, MA. Honorable Mention

    Dale, C.F. & Shapero, B.G. (2016, October). The Moderating Influence of Emotional Suppression on Depression and Impulsivity. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), New York, NY

    Shiner, R. L., Lamm, A., & Dale, C. (2016, January). Intolerance of uncertainty predicts ruminative processing biases and causes rumination. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA

    Dale, C.F., Fontana, V.C., & Elizondo, F. (2014, July). What’s in a Label? The Effect that Nutrition Labels Have on Alcoholic Beverage Consumption. Poster presented at the Summer Research Day at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

  • Annabel Franz

    Annabel Franz

    afranz@fiu.edu 

    Education

    • FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Trucco
    • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Western Carolina University
    • B.S., Psychology, College of Charleston

    Keywords

    Developmental psychopathology, parenting behaviors, parental psychopathology, substance abuse

    Research Interests

    Annabel’s research is interested in how early experiences shape the development of psychopathology. She is interested in the temperamental, environmental, and biological factors that promote risk or resilience following early adversity. She is specifically interested in how parenting behaviors and parental psychopathology (particularly parent substance abuse) impact youth’s development of substance use and other types of psychopathology.

    Publications

    Franz, A. O., Harrop, T. M., & McCord, D. M. (2016). Examining the construct validity of the MMPI-2-RF Interpersonal Functioning scales using the Computerized Adaptive Test of Personality Disorder as a comparative framework. Journal of Personality Assessment,99(4), 416-423.

    Presentations

    Danielson, C.K., Adams, Z., Franz, A., Metzger, I., Ruggiero, K. (2017). Alpha Testing of a Trauma-Informed and Substance Abuse Prevention Mobile Health Application for Teens Who Have Experienced Interpersonal Violence: The eHEARTT Toolkit. Poster accepted for presentation at the IAS Conference on HIV Science, 2017 in Paris, France.

    Serber, E.R., Franz, A.O., Hamilton, S., Christon, L.M., Bearden, P., Gottshalk, T., Fava, J., Rodrigue, J., Buxton, A., Gold, M. (2016). Screening for anxiety and depression in patients with implantable cardioverter diffibrillators (ICD) in a cardiac electrophysiology ambulatory clinic. Poster accepted for presentation at the American Psychosomatic Society Conference, 2016 in Denver, CO.

    Christon, L.M., Howard Henshaw, M., Jones, M., Carter, J., Franz, A.O., & Serber, E.R. (2016). Self-efficacy for health behaviors in adolescent and young adults with cardiometabolic risk in an outpatient preventative cardiology and weight management program. Poster accepted for presentation at the American Psychosomatic Society Conference, 2016 in Denver, CO.

    Franz, A.O., Harrop, T.M., & McCord, D.M. (2015). Discriminant correlates of the interpersonal scales of the MMPI-2-RF. Paper accepted for presentation at the South Eastern Psychological Association Conference, 2015 in Hilton Head Island, SC.

    Franz, A.O. (2015). Comparing personality trait ratings between parents and teachers of young children. Paper accepted for presentation at the South Eastern Psychological Association Conference, 2015 in Hilton Head Island, SC.

    Franz, A.O., Grist, C.L. (2014). Personality traits and problem behaviors in young children. Poster presented at South Eastern Psychological Association Conference, 2014 in Nashville, TN.

    Gass, J.T., Franz, A.O., Olive, M.F. (2011). Modulation of the mGluR5 receptor enhances the extinction of alcohol seeking behavior. Presented at the 2011 Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington D.C. Presented at the 2012 Research Society on Alcoholism conference in San Francisco, CA

  • Della Gregg

    Della Gregg

    dgreg003@fiu.edu 

    Education

    • FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Hart
    • M.S., Counseling Psychology, Florida International University
    • B.A., Florida International University

    Keywords

    Disruptive behavior disorders, ADHD, ASD, school readiness, social-emotional functioning

    Research Interests

    Della's research interests broadly focus on early intervention and promoting school readiness, specifically social-emotional functioning for children with disruptive behavior disorders. Della is also interested in the roles that caregivers and teachers play across domains of school readiness.

    Publications

    Ros R., Gregg, D., Hart, K., Graziano, P. (invited for resubmission) The Association between Self-Regulation and ASD Symptoms in Preschoolers with Externalizing Behavior Problems. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.

    Presentations

    Maldonado, A., Gregg, D., Zambrana, K., Hart, K., Waguespack, A. (submitted) Summer Reading Explorers Program: Response to Intervention for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Delays. Poster presentation submitted to Miami International Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference Annual Conference in Miami, Florida

    Ros, R., Gregg, D., Munio, S., Hart, K., & Graziano, P. (2017) Initial feasibility and efficacy of a summer treatment program for preschoolers with Autism and externalizing behavior problems. Poster presentation submitted to the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon.

    Gregg, D., Ros, R., Hart, K., & Graziano, P. (2017) Atypicality in Preschoolers with Externalizing Behavior problems: effects on emotional lability and parental distress. Poster submitted to the Society for Research in Child Development Biannual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

    Ros, R., Graziano, P., Hart, K., & Gregg, D. (2017). The association between self-regulation and ASD symptoms in preschoolers with externalizing behavior problems. Poster submitted to the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting in Austin, Texas.

    Ros, R., Gregg, D., Poznanski, B., & Hart, K. (2016) Testing an evidence-based treatment protocol for a preschooler with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD: A case study. Paper presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Special Interest Group Annual Meeting in New York, NY.

    Gregg, D., Ros, R., Hart, K., & Graziano, P. (2016). The association between self-regulation and ASD symptoms in preschoolers with externalizing behavior problems. Paper presented at the South Florida Child Psychology Collaborative Research Conference in Miami, FL.

  • Brynna Heflin

    Brynna Heflin

    bheflin@fiu.edu 

    Education

    • FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Bagner
    • B.A., Psychology, University of Virginia
    • B.A., Spanish, University of Virginia

    Keywords

    Early childhood, parenting

    Research Interests

    Brynna is a doctoral student in the Clinical science Ph.D. program and a member of the Early Childhood Behavior Lab. She is broadly interested in treatments for young children with behavioral and emotional problems. Specifically, she is interested in 1) the role of parent symptomatology in the effectiveness of treatment, 2) emotion regulation and emotion talk in promoting positive behaviors in children, and 3) the role of feeding problems, and other pediatric disorders, and how they are related to parenting.

    Publications

    Failla, M., Peters, B., Karbasforoushan, H., Foss-Feig, J., Schauder, K., Heflin, B., & Cascio, C. (2017). Intra-insular connectivity and somatosensory responsiveness in young children with ASD. Molecular Autism, 8(25).

    Presentations

    Santapuram, P., Feldman, J. I., Bowman, S., Heflin, B. H., Augustine, A., Golden, A., Keceli Kaysili, B., Suzman, E., Broderick, N., Cascio, C., J. & Woynaroski, T. G. (April, 2018). Eye gaze patterns correlate with vocal complexity and language development in infants at high- and low risk for autism spectrum disorder. Poster submitted for presentation at the annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual Disabilities, San Diego, CA.

    Failla, M., Bryant, L., Heflin, B., Tracy, J., Rogers, B., & Cascio, C. (June, 2017) Neural correlates of interoception in autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

    Heflin, B., Tracy, J., Mash, L., Willer, H., Newsome, C., & Cascio, C. (May, 2017). Increased tendency for proximal proprioceptive errors in limb bisection for individuals with autism spectrum disorder is not mitigated by tool use. Poster presented at International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF) Conference, Nashville, TN.

    Santapuram, P., Morgan, A., Bowman, S., Heflin, B., Augustine, A., Feldman, J., & Wynoroski, T. (May, 2017) Looking predicts vocal complexity and language development in infants at risk for ASD. Poster presented at International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF) Conference, Nashville, TN.

    Heflin, B., Hussain, S. & Hurd, N. (April, 2016). Natural mentoring relationships among underrepresented college students: An examination of predictors and associated outcomes. Poster session presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

  • Perrine Heymann

    Perrine Heymann

    pheymann@fiu.edu 

    Education

    • FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Bagner
    • B.Phil., Psychology and minor in Spanish, University of Pittsburgh

    Keywords

    Early childhood behavioral disorders

    Research Interests

    Perrine is broadly interested in behavioral dysregulation in young children and the effectiveness of evidence based parent child therapy. Specifically, she is interested in 1) emotion regulation, 2) language development, and 3) the role of family risk factors on treatment outcomes.

    Publications

    Powell, K.K., Heymann, P., Tsatsanis, K.D., & Chawarska. K. Early autism: Assessment and diagnosis of infants and toddlers with autism spectrum disorder. To appear in S. Goldstein & S. Ozonoff (Eds.), Assessment of autism spectrum disorders, Second Edition. New York: Guilford Press.

    Wang, Q., DiNicola L., Heymann, P., Shic, F., Chawarska, K., (in Press). Domain-specific impairments in flexible value learning in young children with ASD. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    Presentations

    Heymann, P., (2017, May). Positive Affective Response to Dynamic Smiling Faces in young Children with ASD. Talk Presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, CA.

    Heymann, P., (2017, April). Positive Affective Response to Dynamic Smiling Faces in young Children with ASD. Talk Presented at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

    Heymann, P., Macari, S., Milgramm, A., DiNicola, L., Hilton, E., Powell, K. K., … and Chawarksa, K. (2016,April). Incongruous emotions during fear-eliciting tasks in children with ASD. Talk presented at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

    Heymann, P., Macari, S., Milgramm, A., DiNicola, L., Hilton, E., Powell, K. K., … and Chawarksa, K. (2016, May). Incongruous emotions during fear-eliciting tasks in children with ASD. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.

    Heymann, P., Northrup, J. B., Parladé, M. V., Leezenbaum, N. B., West, K. L, Iverson, J. M. (2016, May). The development of joint attention and vocalizations in infants at heightened risk for autism spectrum disorder. Poster presentation at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.

  • Stephanie Morris

    Stephanie Morris

    smorr064@fiu.edu 

    Education

    • FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Musser
    • B.A., Psychology, Florida International University

    Keywords

    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), psychophysiology, emotion regulation

    Research Interests

    Stephanie Morris’s research interests involve investigating children with ADHD, and the heterogeneity of this disorder by using psychophysiological measures. More specifically, she is interested in the prevalence of emotion regulatory related deficits, as indexed by psychophysiological measures, of children with ADHD and the impact of these deficits on other constructs (e.g., executive functioning, academics, and treatment development).

  • Marcela Ramos

    Marcela Ramos

    marcramo@fiu.edu 

    Education

    • FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Pelham
    • B.A. Psychology, Florida International University

    Keywords

    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, behavioral management, treatment sequencing

    Research Interests

    Marcela is interested in ADHD during childhood and adolescence. Marcela’s research focuses on evidenced-based ADHD treatment within the context of the classroom. Specifically, Marcela is interested in investigating behavioral classroom management and academic interventions for children with ADHD.

    Publications

    Fournier, J., Jones, N., Chase, H., Cummings, L., Graur, S. & Phillips, M. (2017). Personality dysfunction in depression and individual differences in effortful emotion regulation. Biological Psychiatry, 81(10): S336–S337.

    Price RB, Wallace M, Kuckertz JM, Amir N, Graur S, Cummings, L., Popa P, Carlbring P, Bar-Haim Y. (2016). Pooled patient-level meta-analysis of children and adults completing a computer-based anxiety intervention targeting attentional bias. Clinical Psychology Review, 50: 37 – 49.

    Presentations

    Ramos, M., Matos, N., Waheed, I., Nazareth, A., & Pruden, S.M., Ph.D. (2015, April). Susceptibility to Gender Stereotypes: an Indicator of Adult Mental Rotation Performance. Poster presented at the 2015 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Spokane, WA.

    Ramos, M., Nazareth, A., Guerra, V., & Pruden, S.M., Ph.D. (2014, October) Examining Stereotype Threat in Mental Rotation Performance. Poster presented at the McNair Undergraduate Research Conference, Miami, FL.

    Ramos, M., Nazareth, A., & Pruden, S.M., Ph.D. (2014, April). Effect of Non-Spatial Cues on Adult Mental Rotation Performance. Poster presented at the Life Sciences South Florida STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium, Miami, FL.

    Ramos, M., Nazareth, A., & Pruden, S.M., Ph.D. (2014, March). Sex Differences in Adult Mental Rotation Ability: Examining the Role of Perceived Gender Role. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Advanced Research and Creativity in Honors Conference (ARCH), Miami, FL.

    Ramos, M., Nazareth, A., & Pruden, S.M., Ph.D. (2014, February). Perceived Gender Role: A Predictor of Adult Mental Abilities. Poster presented at the Annual Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC), Miami, FL.

    Oral Presentations

    Ramos, M., Nazareth, A., Guerra, V., & Pruden, S.M., Ph.D. (2014, October) Examining Stereotype Threat in Mental Rotation Performance. Oral presentation at the McNair Undergraduate Research Conference, Miami, FL

    Ramos, M., Nazareth, A., & Pruden, S.M., Ph.D. (2014, March). Sex Differences in Adult Mental Rotation Ability: Examining the Role of Perceived Gender Role. Oral presentation at the 11th Annual Advanced Research and Creativity in Honors Conference (ARCH), Miami, FL.

  • Nathan Sollenberger

    Nathan Sollenberger

    nsoll002@fiu.edu 

    Education

    • FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Drs. McMakin & Mattfeld
    • B.A., Psychology, California State University, Long Beach

    Keywords

    Neuropsychology, addiction, interdisciplinary, adolescence, anhedonia

    Research Interests

    Nathan is interested in the neuropsychology of addiction. Specifically, he wants to study the mechanisms of why adolescents are particularly susceptible to substance use disorders. He aims to collaborate with other researchers to bridge the gaps between neuroscience and clinical practice, thereby improving treatment and preventative measures for addiction in teenagers and young adults.

    Publications

    Sollenberger, N. A. (2017). The Effect of Juvenile Methylphenidate Exposure on Oxycodone-Induced Reward and Locomotor Activity in Male and Female Adolescent Rats. 2017 CSULB University Honors Program Thesis Panel, Long Beach, CA

    Presentations

    Professional Conferences

    Sollenberger, N. A., Manoogian, A., Park, H., Zavala, A. R. (January 5, 2017). Methylphenidate Exposure Early in Development Alters Oxycodone Reward in Male and Female Adolescent Rats. 2017 CSU Annual Biotechnology Symposium, Santa Clara, CA.

    Sollenberger, N. A., Manoogian, A., Park, H., Zavala, A. R. (November 12, 2016). Oxycodone Reward in Male and Female Adolescent Rats: Effects of Dose. Neuroscience 2016, San Diego, CA.

    Hernandez, K., Salinas, B. J., Sollenberger, N. A., Iñiguez, S. D., Zavala, A. R. (January 8, 2016). Examination of conditioning times in nicotine-induced condition place preference in female and male adolescent rats. 2016 CSU Annual Biotechnology Symposium, Garden Grove, CA.

    Hernandez, K., Salinas, B. J., Sollenberger, N. A., Fox, S. E., Iñiguez, S. D., Pentkowski, N. S., Zavala, A. R. (October, 2015). Time-Dependent Nicotine-Induced Conditioned Place Preference in Female and Male Adolescent Rats. Neuroscience 2015, Chicago, IL.

    Sollenberger, N.A. & Klein, W. (May 1, 2015). Atypical Norms: Linguistic Anthropological and Psychological Approaches to Understanding Communication on the Autism Spectrum. Southwestern Anthropological Association Conference, Long Beach, CA.

    Student Presentations

    Sollenberger, N. A. (April 13, 2017). The Effect of Juvenile Methylphenidate Exposure on Oxycodone-Induced Reward and Locomotor Activity in Male and Female Adolescent Rats. 2017 CSULB University Honors Program Thesis Panel, Long Beach, CA.

    Sollenberger, N. A., Manoogian, A. T., Park, H. K., Zavala, A. R. (July 29, 2016). Methylphenidate Exposure Enhances Oxycodone Reward in Male and Female Adolescent Rats. 2016 BUILD Summer Symposium, Long Beach, CA

    Sollenberger, N. A., Manoogian, A., Park, H., Zavala, A. R. (April 21, 2016). Oxycodone Reward in Male and Female Adolescent Rats: Effects of Dose. CSULB 2016 Annual Psych Day, Long Beach, CA.

    Sollenberger, N. A., Manoogian, A., Park, H., Zavala, A. R. (April 16, 2016). Oxycodone Reward in Male and Female Adolescent Rats: Effects of Dose. BUILD Annual Symposium, Long Beach, CA.

    Sollenberger, N.A. & Zavala, A. (July, 2015). Sex Differences in Nicotine and Oxycodone Reward in Adolescent Rats. BUILD SURGE Summer Symposium, Long Beach, CA.

    Sollenberger, N.A. & Klein, W. (May 8, 2015). Atypical Norms: Linguistic Anthropological and Psychological Approaches to Understanding Communication on the Autism Spectrum. 2015 UROP Spring Symposium, Long Beach, CA.

    Wright, C., Sollenberger, N.A., Laigo, K., & Garcia, A. (May, 2014). The Pedagogy of Scientific Reasoning. 2014 UROP Spring Symposium, Long Beach, CA.

Entered 2016-2017

  • Juliana Acosta

    Juliana Acosta

    jacos125@fiu.edu 

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Bagner
    M.S., Experimental Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
    B.S., Psychology, Nova Southeastern University

    Key Words

    Early childhood preventive intervention

    Research Interests

    Juliana is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science Ph.D program at FIU and a member of the Early Childhood Behavior Lab. She is broadly interested in the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions for infants and children with and at risk for developmental disabilities. Specifically, her interests include 1) the role of family functioning in child development, 2) influence of risk factors in early parent-child interactions, and 3) the identification of early markers of developmental delays or disorders, which can serve as screening tools leading to the implementation of effective, evidence-based interventions (at home and school settings) early in development.

    Publications

    1. Alomari, R., Fernandez, M., Banks, J., Acosta, J. ,& Tartar J. (2015). Acute stress dysregulates the LPP ERP response to emotional pictures and impairs sustained attention: time-sensitive effects. Brain Sciences, 5(2), 201-219.

    2. Fernandez, M., Acosta, J., Douglass, K., Doshi, N., Tartar, J. (2014) Speaking two languages enhances an auditory but not visual neural marker of cognitive inhibition. AIMS Neuroscience, 1(2), 145-157.

    3. Fernandez,M.,Tartar,J.,Padron,D.& Acosta,J.(2013). Neurophysiological marker of inhibition distinguishes language groups on a non-linguistic executive function test. Brain and Cognition. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2013.09.010.

    Presentations

    1. Acosta J. (2014). Auditory but not Visual ERP Distinguish Bilinguals from Monolinguals on a Non-Linguisic No/No-Go Task. Society for Psychophysiological Research, Atlanta, GA.

    2. Acosta, J. & Shaikh, A. (2013). Physiological Markers of Neural Inhibition in Bilinguals Compared to Monolinguals. South Florida STEM Conference, Miami, FL.

    3. Acosta, J. (2012). Speaking two languages modifies neural inhibitory control. Psychology Graduate Series. Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL.

    4. Fernandez, M.,Tartar, J., Padron, D., Harnisch,A., Pablos, J. ,Acosta, J. & Chocron, R. (2011). Bilingualism is linked to ERP measures of inhibition. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

    5. Acosta J., Chocron, R. & Pablos, J. (2011). Cognitive inhibition in bilinguals vs. monolinguals. Undergraduate Student Symposium, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL.
  • Deepika Bose

    Deepika Bose

    dbose@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Jeremy Pettit
    B.A. Psychology, Minor Cognitive Science, University of California, Los Angeles

    Key Words

    Cognitive mechanisms in childhood anxiety disorders

    Research Interests

    Deepika is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science Ph.D. program and a member of the Child Anxiety and Phobia Program in FIU. She is broadly interested in understanding the cognitive mechanisms involved in the maintenance of anxiety disorders, and the associated clinical implications. She is particularly interested in information-processing biases, such as attention bias, and how its modification can alleviate anxious symptoms in youth.

    Publications

    1. Ricketts, E., McGuire J.F., Chang S., Bose, D., et al. (Under review). Benchmarking Treatment Response in Tourette’s Disorder: A Psychometric Evaluation and Signal Detection Analysis of the Parent Tic Questionnaire.

    2. Ricketts, E., Bose, D., & Piacentini, J.P. (In press). Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. In Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (3rd ed.). Wiley.

    3. Bose, D., Guan, K., Beveridge, R.M., Fowles, T.R., Jensen-Doss, A., & Chorpita, B.F. (2016). Graduate clinical training and its role in the dissemination of evidence-based practice: Expanding the set of opportunities. The Behavior Therapist, 39(2), 46-50.

    4. Park, A.L., Ebesutani, C., Bose, D., & Chorpita, B.F. (2015). Psychometric properties of a Spanish translation of the Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale – Parent version. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. doi: 10.1007/s10862-015-9517-7

    Presentations

    1. Bose, D., Park, A.L., Ebesutani, C., & Chorpita, B.F. (November 2015). Psychometric properties of a Spanish translation of the Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale – Parent version. Poster presented at the 49th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Chicago, IL.

    2. Bose, D., Park, A.L., Regan, J., Chorpita, B.F., Weisz, J.R., & the Research Network on Youth Mental Health. (November 2014). Association between treatment plan and provider adherence to evidence-based treatment protocols. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Dissemination and Implementation Special Interest Group Exposition, Philadelphia, PA.

    3. Chang, S., Amir, N., Rozenman, M., Bose, D., Johnson, O., & Piacentini, J. (November 2014). Development of a personalized attention bias modification program for pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder. In J. Kuckertz (Chair), New Extensions of Cognitive Bias Modification for Youth Anxiety. Symposium presented at the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Philadelphia, PA.

    4. Konda, B., Gangalum, P., Bose, D., Espinoza, A., Inoue, S., Black, K., & Ljubimova, J.Y. (October 2011). Study of brain cancer stem cell markers in association with human glioma angiogenic protein, laminin-411. Poster presented at the World Stem Cell Summit, Pasadena, CA.
  • Leah Feinberg

    Leah Feinberg

    lfeinber@fiu.ed

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Comer

    B.S. Psychology, Minor Biology, Northeastern University

    Key Words

    Parent-child interaction and its influence on child anxiety disorders

    Research Interests

    Leah's research interests focus on the risk factors linked to the development of anxiety, especially parental interaction patterns and their relationship with the trajectory of anxiety disorders. She is also interested in psychiatric comorbidities and the association between symptom presentation and treatment outcomes.

    Publications

    1. Fried, R., Chan, J., Feinberg, L., Pope, A., Woodworth, K.Y., Faraone, S., & Biederman, J. (2016). Clinical Correlates of Working Memory Deficits in Youth with and without ADHD: A Controlled Study. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 38(5), 487-96.

    2. Biederman, J., Feinberg, L., Chan, J., Adeyemo, B.O., Woodworth, K.Y., Panis, W., McGrath, N., Bhatnagar, S., Spencer, T.J., Uchida, M., Kenworthy, T., Grossman, R., Zafonte, R., & Faraone. S.V. (2015). Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Young Student Athletes. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 203(11), 813-9.

    3. Joshi, G., Faraone, S.V., Wozniak, J., Petty, C., Fried, R., Galdo, M., Furtak, S.L., McDermott, K., Epstien, C., Walker, R., Caron, A., Feinberg, L., & Biederman, J. (2014). Examining the Clinical Correlates of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Youth by Ascertainment Source. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(9), 2117-26.

    Presentations

    1. Biederman, J., Feinberg, L., Chan, J., Adeyemo, B.O., Woodworth, Y., Panis, W., McGrath, N., Bhatnagar, S., Spencer, T., Uchida, M., Zafonte, R., & Faraone, S.V. (2015). Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Young Student Athletes. Poster presented at the 13th annual Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Day, Boston, MA

    2. Biederman, J., Fried, R., Chan, J., Feinberg, L., & Hughes, B. (2014). Clinical Correlates of Working Memory Deficits: A Controlled Study of Children with and Without ADHD. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD), Washington, D.C.

    3. Joshi, G., Wozniak, J., Tarko, L., Furtak, S.L., Feinberg, L., & Biederman, J. (2014). A Prospective Open-label Trial of Memantine Hydrochloride for the Treatment of Core Features of Autism Spectrum Disorder in High-Functioning Adults. Poster presented at the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL

    4. Biederman, J., Adeyemo, B.O., Faraone, S.V., Zafonte, R., & Feinberg, L. (2014). Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Review and Meta-Analysis. Poster presented at the 16thWorld Congress of Psychiatry, Madrid, Spain and at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

    5. Joshi, G., Wozniak, J., Petty, C., Fried, R., Galdo, M., McDermott, K., Furtak, S.L., Epstien, C., Walker, R., Caron, A., Feinberg, L., & Biederman J. (2013). Does Ascertainment Source Impact Clinical Correlates of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Associated Psychopathology? A Comparative Study of Clinically Referred Populations of Youth with ASD Attending a Specialty and a General Psychiatry Clinic. Poster presented at the 26th meeting of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Barcelona, Spain

    6. Furr, J.M., Comer, J.S., Wilner, J., Kerns, C., Feinberg, L., Wilson, L., & Kurtz, S.M.S. (2012). The Boston University Brave Buddies Program: A Replication of the Brave Buddies Intensive, Outpatient Treatment Program for Children with Selective Mutism, Part II. Symposium presented at the 46th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD

    7. Furr, J.M., Comer, J.S., Kerns, C., Feinberg, L., Wilson, L., & Kurtz, S.M.S. (2011). The Boston University Brave Bunch Program: A Replication of the Brave Buddies Intensive, Outpatient Treatment Program for Children with Selective Mutism. Poster presented at the Child Mind Institute-Selective Mutism Group Selective Mutism Conference, New York, NY.

  • Natalie Hong

    Natalie Hong

    nhong@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Comer
    B.S., Applied Psychology, New York University

    Key Words

    Informed clinical decision-making for treatment non-responders

    Research Interests

    Natalie’s research interests focus on evidence-based interventions for children with anxiety and disruptive behavior problems. She is particularly interested in informed decision-making for children who exhibit slower or fewer improvements over the course of an intervention. Additionally, she is interested in examining effective methods for utilizing parents as the agents of change in their children’s treatment.

    Publications

    1. Hong, N., Frost, K., & Lord, C. (in press). Correlates of adaptive functioning in minimally verbal children with autism spectrum disorder. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disorders.

    2. Zike, I., Xu, T., Hong, N., & Veenstra-VanderWeele, J. (in press). Rodent models of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: evaluating validity to interpret emerging neurobiology. Neuroscience.
    Presentations

    1. Hong, N., Frost, K., & Lord, C. (March 2014). Social adaptive functioning and autism symptoms in minimally verbal children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presentation at the 2015 Biennial Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Philadelphia, PA.

    2. Grzadzinski, R., Dufek, S., Carberry, C., Hamo, A., Frost, K., Heyman, M., Dick, C., Manevich, S., Hong, N., Pickles, A., & Lord, C. (May 2016). Preliminary reliability and validity of the Brief Observation of Social Communication Change (BOSCC). Presented at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.

    3. Grzadzinski, R., Dick, C., Hong, N., & Lord, C. Measuring the generalization of skills in response to treatment in minimally verbal children with ASD (A preliminary study). (May 2016). Poster presentation at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.

  • Taylor Landis

    Taylor Landis

    tlandis@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Paulo Graziano
    B.S., Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University

    Key Words

    Individual (self-regulation) and environmental (parental) differences in young children with behavior problems (ADHD), relating to treatment outcomes

    Research Interests

    Taylor is interested in early intervention and self-regulation of preschoolers with ADHD. More specifically, she is interested in individual differences in executive functioning and emotion regulation, as well as environmental factors such as parenting that affect response to treatment.

    Presentations

    Landis, T. & Huang-Pollock, C. (April, 2015). The degree to which internalizing and externalizing symptomology account for the relationship between inattention, peer neglect, and peer rejection.

  • Kelcey Little

    Kelcey Little

    klitt016@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Joseph Raiker
    B.S., Psychology, University of Central Florida

    Key Words

    Executive functioning deficits in childhood ADHD & externalizing disorders in ADHD

    Research Interests

    The roles that varying components of executive function have in children with ADHD and how this effects response to treatment. I am also interested in the varying differences between children with ADHD and children diagnosed with ADHD along with a comorbid externalizing disorder.

    Publications

    Undergraduate Honors Thesis published in the University of Central Florida library

  • Loreen Magarino

    Loreen Magarino

    lmaga003@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Miguel Villodas
    B.S., Psychology, University of Florida

    Key Words

    Culture, adversity, protective factors, externalizing disorders, psychosocial interventions

    Research Interests

    I am interested in the implementation and efficacy of psychosocial interventions for externalizing behavior in children and adolescents from at-risk and culturally diverse populations. I am also interested in the role of ecological factors, including culture and family dynamic, in the conceptualization, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of behavioral problems and mental health issues in children and adolescents.

  • Rachel Oulette

    Rachel Oulette

    rouel001@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Dr. Stacy Frazier
    B.S., Psychology, Yale University

    Key Words

    Improving supports in community settings for at-risk youth

    Research Interests

    Rachel is a first-year doctoral student in the Clinical Science Ph.D. program at FIU working with Dr. Stacy Frazier. She is largely interested in improving outcomes for at-risk children who may have difficulty accessing adequate supports and resources. She is interested in doing this by working with community partners to build supports directly into children's natural environments, with a focus on the dissemination and implementation process of building evidence-based practices into community settings in a feasible, sustainable, and generalizable way.

    Publications

    1. Azad, G. F., & Ouellette, R. R. (2015). Classroom Aides. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders. In Press.

    2. Baller, J. B., Barry, C.L., Shea, K., Walker, M.M., Ouellette, R., & Mandell, D. S. (2015). Assessing Early Implementation of State Autism Insurance Mandates. Autism. In press.

    3. Kratz, H. E., Locke, J., Piotrowski, Z., Ouellette, R.R., Xie, M., Stahmer, A.C., & Mandell, D. S. (2014). All Together Now: Measuring Staff Cohesion in Special Education Classrooms. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

    Presentations

    Ouellette, R., Wideman, R., & Mandell, D. S. (2015). Teacher fidelity and emotional exhaustion: The protective value of fidelity in evidence-based practices. Poster presented at the 9th World Congress on the Promotion of Mental Health, Columbia, South Carolina.

  • Carlos Yeguez

    Carlos Yeguez

    cyeguez@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Dr. Jeremy W. Pettit
    B.S. Psychology, University of Michigan

    Key Words

    Identifying adolescents at elevated risk for suicide, treatment and prevention of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, suicide risk among individuals with a history of disruptive/delinquent behaviors

    Research Interests

    My research interests broadly focus on the development and course of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors in children with disruptive behavior disorders and co-occurring emotional or behavioral difficulties. I am primarily interested in examining how early impairments are exacerbated across development and confer risk for suicide in adolescence and young adulthood. I am also interested in using this knowledge to identify intervention targets for youths at elevated risk.

    Publications

    1. Yeguez, C. E., Hill, R. M., Buitron, V., & Pettit, J. W. (Under Review). Stress accounts for the association between ADHD symptoms and suicide ideation when stress-reactive rumination is high.

    2. Arango, A., Cole-Lewis, Y., Lindsay, R., Yeguez, C. E., Clark, M., King, C. A. (Under Review). The protective role of connectedness on depression and suicidal ideation among bully victimized youth.

    3. Sibley, M. H. & Yeguez, C. E. (Under Review). Managing ADHD at the post-secondary school transition: parent and young adult perspectives.

    4. Czyz, E. K., Horwitz, A. G., Yeguez, C. E., Ewell Foster, C. J., & King, C. A. (in press). Parental self-efficacy to support teens during a suicidal crisis and future adolescent emergency department visits and suicide attempts. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

    5. Sibley, M. H. & Yeguez, C. E. (2018). The impact of DSM-5 A-criteria changes on parent ratings of ADHD in adolescents. Journal of Attention Disorders, 22(1), 83-91.

    6. Horwitz, A. G., Berona, J., Czyz, E. K., Yeguez, C. E., & King, C. A. (2017). Positive and negative expectations of hopelessness as longitudinal predictors of depression, suicidal ideation, and suicidal behavior in high-risk adolescents. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 47(2), 168–176.

    7. Yeguez, C. E. & Sibley, M. H. (2016). Predictors of informant discrepancies between mother and middle school teacher ADHD ratings. School Mental Health, 8(4), 452-460.

    8. Sibley, M. H., Campez, M., Perez, A., Morrow, A. S., Merrill, B. M., Altszuler, A. A., Coxe, S., & Yeguez, C. E.(2016). Parent management of organization, time management, and planning deficits among adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38(2), 216-228.

    9. Gardner, M. D., Boshart, M. L., Yeguez, C. E., Desai, K., & Sandberg, D. E. (2016). Coming up short: Risks of bias in studies assessing psychological outcomes associated with growth hormone therapy for short stature. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 101(1), 23-30.

    Book Chapter

    1. Ewell Foster, C. J., Yeguez, C. E., & King, C. A. (2018). Youth with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. In T. H. Ollendick, S. W. White, & B. A. White (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of clinical child and adolescent psychology. New York, New York: Oxford University Press.

    Presentations

    1. Yeguez, C. E., Hill, R. M., & Pettit, J. W. (2017, November). Suicidal ideation and ADHD symptoms in emerging adults: The roles of recent stressful events and stress reactive rumination. In C. E. Yeguez & J. W. Pettit (Chairs), Depression and self-injurious thoughts and behaviors in young people with ADHD: Identifying risk processes and informing prevention efforts. Symposium conducted at the 51st annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, California.

    2. Ward, A. R., Sibley, M. H., Musser, E. D., Campez, M., Bubnik, M. G., Meinzer, M. C., & Yeguez, C. E. (2017, November). Relational impairments, Sluggish Cognitive Tempo, and highly elevated inattention characterize adolescents with ADHD and depressive symptoms. In C. E. Yeguez & J. W. Pettit (Chairs), Depression and self-injurious thoughts and behaviors in young people with ADHD: Identifying risk processes and informing prevention efforts. Symposium conducted at the 51st annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, California.

    3. Mattfeld, A. T., Pettit, J. W., Vazquez, A., Kimbler, A., Yeguez, C. E., & McMakin, D. L. (2017, November). Neural and behavioral correlates of negative overgeneralization. Poster presented at the 47th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, District of Columbia.

    4. Hong, N., Feinberg, L. K., Bravo, E. I., Yeguez, C. E., del Busto, C., Pruden, S. M., & Furr, J. (2017, October). Overcoming obstacles to cognitive assessment of children with Selective Mutism (SM). In Novel approaches to the assessment of children with Selective Mutism. Symposium conducted at the annual Selective Mutism Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

    5. Furr, J.M., Pruden, S., del Busto, C., Feinberg, L., Hong, N., Bravo, E., & Yeguez, C. E. (2017, October). Language processing efficiency in children with selective mutism. In Novel approaches to the assessment of children with Selective Mutism. Symposium conducted at the annual Selective Mutism Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

    6. Arango, A., Cole-Lewis, Y., Lindsay, R., Yeguez, C. E., Clark, M., King, C. A. (2017, May). The protective role of enhanced connectedness on suicide risk among bully victimized youth. Poster presented at the 29th annual conference of convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

    7. Yeguez, C. E., Czyz, E. K., Berona, J., Cole-Lewis, Y., & King, C. A. (2017, April). Identifying high school dropouts at high risk for suicide in the emergency department. Poster presented at the 50th annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology, Phoenix, Arizona.

    8. Czyz, E. K., Yeguez, C. E., Horwitz, A. G., Ewell Foster, C. J., & King, C. A. (2017, April). Longitudinal associations of parental self-efficacy to assist teens during a suicidal crises and future adolescent suicide attempts and emergency department visits. Poster presented at the 50th annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology, Phoenix, Arizona.

    9. Hampel, Z., Yeguez, C. E., Skupin, P., Scerbak, T., Rosen, E. H., Gardner, M. D., Sandberg, D. E. (2017, April). Differences of Sex Development: Psychological support for parents. Poster presented at annual Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Spring Research Symposium, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    10. Yeguez, C. E., Gardner, M. D., & Sandberg, D. E. (2016, September). Cognitive abilities and academic achievement among youths with short stature receiving growth hormone therapy. Poster presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Pædiatric Endocrinology, Paris, France.

    11. Yeguez, C. E. & Madrazo, V. L. (2016, August). The effect of marianismo on identity, purpose, hope, and life satisfaction among Latina students. Poster presented at the 28th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, New York, New York.

    12. Yeguez, C. E. & Madrazo, V. L. (2016, May). Elevated identity distress following a positive youth development intervention for alternative high school students: A mediator for successful outcomes. Poster presented at the 28th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, Illinois.

    13. Madrazo, V. L. & Yeguez, C. E. (2016, May). Screening for barriers to college adjustment for Latina students: Preliminary findings. Poster presented at the 28th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, New York.

    14. Gipson, P., King, C. A., & Yeguez, C. E. (2016, April). Integrated mental health care for youth in primary care. Poster presented at the 3rd annual Conference on Adolescent Health of the University of Michigan Health Systems’ Adolescent Health Initiative, Ypsilanti, Michigan.

    15. Yeguez, C. E., Czyz, E. K., Horwitz, A. G., Cole-Lewis, Y., Berona, J., & King, C. A. (2016, March). Injuries as a proxy for acquired capability for suicide among at risk adolescent presenting at an urban emergency department. Poster presented at the 49th annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology, Chicago, Illinois.

    16. DiCorcia, D., Arango, A., Yeguez, C. E., Horwitz, A. G., Czyz, E. K., Berona, J., & King, C. A. (2016, March). Self-endorsed methods of non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents and young adults seeking emergency psychiatric services. Poster presented at the 49th annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology, Chicago, Illinois.

    17. Lane, M., Yeguez, C. E., Rosen E., Gardner, M. D., & Sandberg, D. E. (2015, November). The DSD Translational Research Network: Quality improvement in an interdisciplinary team. Poster presented at the Student Biomedical Research Forum of the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    18. Yeguez, C. E. & Sibley, M. H. (2015, May). Predictors of informant discrepancies between mother and middle school teacher ADHD ratings. Poster presented at the 27th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, New York.

    19. Yeguez, C. E., Greenberg, R. A., & Shah, P. (2014, November). Developing a self-efficacy intervention for college students diagnosed with ADHD. Poster presented at the 26th annual international convention of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, Rosemont, Illinois.

    20. Johnson, K. A., Kirsch, G. E., Gardner, M. D., Yeguez, C. E., & Sandberg, D. E. (2014, October). The impact of parent self-reported psychosocial adaptation on reports of the health-related quality of life of children with a Disorder of Sex Development. Poster presented at the 25th annual Pediatric Research Symposium of the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    21. Hawver, M., Yeguez, C. E., Gardner, M. D., & Sandberg, D. E. (2014, October). Parental decision conflict and regret in Disorders of Sex Development. Poster presented at the 25th annual Pediatric Research Symposium of the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    22. Sibley, M. H., Yeguez, C. E., Olson, S., Morley, C., Rodriguez, L. M., Sanchez, F., Byrne, A., Hidalgo-Gato, N., Vazquez, A., & Pelham Jr., W.E. (2013, November). The impact of DSM-5 developmental descriptors on rating scale symptom endorsement by parents of adolescents with ADHD. Poster presented at the 47th annual convention of The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Katherine Zambrana

    Katherine Zambrana

    kzambran@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Dr. Katie Hart
    M.S., Education, University of Miami
    B.A. Psychology, Minor Religious Studies, University of Miami

    Key Words

    School readiness, early behavior problems, family involvement

    Research Interests

    Promoting school readiness in young children at risk for early learning and disruptive behavior problems and the development and evaluation of school-based interventions. I have a particular interest in also examining the role of family involvement and parenting on children’s socio-emotional development specifically for ethnically and linguistically diverse children and families.

    Publications

    Page, J., Zambrana, K. A., M., Martin, E. R., Zhang, Y., Abbacchi, A. Tunc, I., Messinger, D. S., & Constantino, J.N. (In press). Quantitative Autistic Trait Measurements Index Background Genetic Risk for ASD in Hispanic Families. Molecular Autism.

    Presentations

    1. Martin, K. B., Zambrana, K. A., Gangi, D.N.,Cuccaro, M., & Messinger, D.S (2016, May). Dopamine and looking patterns in the Face-to-Face/Still-Face. International Conference in Infant Studies. New Orleans, Louisiana.

    2. Abbachi, A., Zhang, Y., Zambrana, K.A., Messiner, D.S., & Constantino, J.N. (2015, May). Intergenerational Patterns of Quantitative Autistic Traits in Hispanic Families. International Society for Autism Research. Salt Lake City, UT.

    3. Zambrana, K. A., Bouza, J., Shearer, R., & Gaona, P. (2015, May). Buffering the effects of poverty on Head Start children: Family engagement and approaches to learning. Presented at the Child Cross-University Collaborative Mentoring Conference, Coral Gables, Florida, USA.

    4. Zambrana, K. A., Bouza, J., Shearer, R., & Gaona, P. (2015, March). Buffering the effects of poverty on Head Start children: Dimensions of family involvement and Approaches to learning. Society of Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    5. Bouza, J., Zambrana, K. A., Fernandez, V., Carter, T., Shearer, R., Gaona, P., & Bichay, K. (2015, March). Examining the role of family involvement domains in Head Start children’s peer social competence and behavioral maladjustment. Society for Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    6. Martin, K. B., Zambrana, K. A., Haltigan, J.D., Jia, R., Beebe, B., Messinger, D.S (2015, March). More is not always better: Gaze patterns and later attachment security. Society for Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    7. Bouza, J., Shearer, R., & Zambrana, K. A. (2014, November) Multidimensional assessment of family involvement for English speaking urban, low-income families in the southeast. Head Start 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood. Washington, D.C.

    8. Zambrana, K. A., Mattson, W. I., Gangi, D. N., Geng, S., & Messinger, D. S. (2014, May). Examining non-expert ratings of emotional valence in the Face-to-Face/Still-Face Paradigm. Presented at the Child Cross-University Collaborative Mentoring Conference, Coral Gables, Florida, USA.

    9. Bouza, J., Zambrana, K., & Shearer, R. (2013, November) The Relationship between Family Involvement and Peer Social Competence in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Head Start Children. 8th Biennial Society for the study of Human Development Conference. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

  • Alisa Zhao

    Alisa Zhao

    x.zhao@fiu.edu 

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Dr. William E. Pelham, Jr.
    B.A., Psychology | B.A., Economics, UC Berkeley

    Key Words

    ADHD, evidence-based treatments, sleep

    Research Interests

    Alisa is interested in evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents with ADHD and sleep disorders. She is also interested in cost analyses related to ADHD and evidence-based treatments.

    Presentations

    Zhao, X., Adalio, C., Owens E., Haack, L., McBurnett, K., Hinshaw, S., & Pfiffner, L. (2015). Sociodemographic Differences in Treatment Response in Families of Children with ADHD-I. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), New York, NY.

Entered 2015-2016

  • Angela Blizzard

    Angela Blizzard

    abliz003@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program Mentor: Dr. Bagner
    B.A. Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Research Interests

    Angela Blizzard is first-year a doctoral student in the Clinical Science Ph.D. program at FIU. She is broadly interested in the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological interventions in public child serving systems. Specifically, her interests include 1) advancing training and workforce development for providers in evidence-based interventions, 2) organizational and systemic factors that ameliorate uptake of evidence-based interventions in public child serving systems, and 3) examining factors that improve parental engagement in treatment.

    Publications

    Stephan, S., Connors, E., & Blizzard, A. (2015). Improving quality in school mental health: Editorial note. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 8(3).

    Weiss, C., Blizzard, A., Vaughan, C., Sydnor-Diggs, T., Edwards, S., & Stephan, S. (2015). Supporting youth during the transition from impatient hospitalization to school. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 24(2), 373-383.

    Stephan, S., Blizzard, A., & Connors, E. (2015). Increasing global knowledge exchange in school mental health: Editorial note. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 8(1).

    Presentations

    Blizzard, A., Weiss, C., Mosby, A., Lever, N., Pruitt, D., & Stephan, S. (September, 2014). The School Transition Program: Outcomes of a pilot intervention to support youth exiting inpatient psychiatric care. Workshop presented at 19th annual Advancing School Mental Health conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

    Stephan, S. & Blizzard, A., (June, 2014). The role of SBHCs in supporting the transition from intensive psychiatric care to the school and community. Workshop conducted at the 19th annual School Based Health Alliance Convention, Seattle, WA.

    Blizzard, A., Weiss, C., Wideman, R., & Stephan, S. (May, 2014). Needs and perspectives of caregivers during the hospital to school transition: A mixed-methods approach. Poster session presented at annual University of Maryland Psychiatry Research Day, Baltimore, MD.

    Blizzard, A. & Bernstein, L. (March, 2014). Adherence to the Wraparound model in Maryland's Demonstration Waiver. In S. Peters (Chair), symposium presented at 27th annual Children's Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, Tampa, FL

  • Mileini Campez

    Mileini Campez

    mcampez@fiu.edu 

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Joseph Raiker Jr.
    B.A. Psychology, Florida International University

    Research Interests

    My primary research interest centers on the role of neuropsychological processes in treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Specifically, my focus is on executive functions, which are processes involved in cognitive control.

    Publications

    Sibley, M. H., Campez, M., Perez, A., Morrow, A. S., Merrill, B. M., Altszuler, A. R., Coxe, S., & Yeguez, C. E. (In press). Parent Management of Organization, Time Management, and Planning Deficits among Adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.

    Presentations

    Campez, M., Ward, A. S., Bubnik, M. G., & Sibley, M. H. (2015, July). Executive Functioning and Adolescent ADHD: High vs. Low Intensity Behavioral Treatment Effect. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting for the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Portland, OR.

    Campez, M., Sibley, M. H., Pelham, W. E., Olsen, S., Morley, C., Hidalgo-Gato, N., Byrne, A., Vazquez, A.L., Rodriguez, L.M., & Ballinger, C. (2013, November). Effects of a Summer Treatment Program for Adolescents with ADHD on Measures of Cognition. Poster session presented at the annual meeting for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

  • Laura Jane Bry

    Laura Jane Bry

    lbry@fiu.edu 

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Comer
    B.A. Psychology & Spanish, New York University

    Research Interests

    Laura is interested in the onset and presentation of internalizing and externalizing disorders in youth, and comorbidities between the two. She is interested in family-based interventions, as well as adaptations of existing evidence-based treatments that broaden applicability and meet a wider range of child and family mental health care needs. She is particularly excited about the potential for leveraging technology to increase the scope of treatment to traditionally underserved areas.

    Publications

    Bry L. J., Mustanski B., Garofalo R. & Burns, M. N., (under review). Management of a concealable stigmatized identity: A qualitative study of concealment, disclosure and role flexing among marginalized youth. Manuscript submitted for publication.

    Stiles-Shields, C., Montague, E., Czerwinkski, M., Bry, L.J., O’Dwyer, L., & Mohr, D.C., (under review). A Systematic Review of Social Attributions to Computing Technology: Implications for Designing Behavioral Intervention Technologies. Manuscript submitted for publication.

    Presentations

    Bry L. J., Mustanski B., Garofalo R. & Burns, M. N. (October, 2014). Identity management and behavioral intervention technologies: Translating adolescent endorsements into clinical treatment materials. Poster presented at Northwestern University’s IMPACT Center’s 3rd annual LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference, Chicago, IL

    Bry L. J., Mustanski B., Garofalo R. & Burns, M. N. (May, 2014). Experiences and recommendations for coming out as reported by a sample of resilient young sexual minority men and transgender women. Oral panel presentation at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign’s 2nd Annual LGBT Research Symposium, Champaign-Urbana, IL

    Bry L. J., Mustanski B., Garofalo R. & Burns, M. N. (April, 2014). Resilience to discrimination and rejection among young sexual minority men and transgender women. Poster presented at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Tenth Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day, Chicago, IL

    Bry L. J.discriminatory events in gay men. Oral panel presentation at Northwestern University’s IMPACT Center’s 2nd annual LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference, Chicago, IL

    Bry L. J., Mustanski B., Garofalo R. & Burns, M. N. (November, 2013). Resilience to family-based discrimination among young sexual minority men. Poster presented at Northwestern University’s IMPACT Center’s 2nd annual LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference, Chicago, IL

    Bry L. J., & Burns, M. N. (April, 2013). Demographic correlates of attributions for discriminatory events in gay men. Poster presented at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Ninth Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day, Chicago, IL
     

  • Jacqueline Moses

    Jacqueline Moses

    jmose022@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Miguel Villodas
    B.A. Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

    Research Interests

    Jackie is interested in protective factors among children and adolescents at-risk for abuse and neglect, specifically among those who have experienced cumulative adverse experiences. She is also interested in examining the effects of culture on resilience as well as its role in developing evidence-based interventions for externalizing behavior problems.

  • Ileana Pacheco-Colón

    Ileana Pacheco-Colón

    ipach008@fiu.edu

    Education

    B.Sc. Psychology, Brown University

    Research Interests

    I am interested in the effects of cannabis use on adolescent brain development and cognition, specifically in combining neuropsychological assessment with neuroimaging methods such as MRI to distinguish between antecedent risk factors and consequences of cannabis use and addiction.

  • Bridget Poznanski

    Bridget Poznanski

    bpozn001@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Primary Mentor: Katie Hart. Secondary Mentor: Jon Comer.
    B.S. Psychology, Fordham University

    Research Interests

    Bridget is interested in parent and teacher delivered treatment models and interventions for young children with anxiety and behavior problems. She is also interested in preschool-aged children at risk for the development of ADHD and other externalizing and internalizing disorders. Bridget's current research investigates preschool teacher's knowledge and perceptions of ADHD causes, symptoms, and treatment.

    Publications

    Hart, K. C. & Poznanski, B. (In press). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Risk for. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.

    Albano, A.M., & Poznanski, B. (under review). The treatment of anxiety in emerging adults. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.

    Presentations

    Cheatham-Johnson, R., Poznanski, B., & Hart, K.C. (2015, September). Promoting family literacy and a positive home learning environment. Presented at the Children's First Literacy Conference, Miami, FL

Entered 2014-2015

  • Victor Buitron

    Victor Buitron

    vbuit001@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Jeremy Pettit
    B.A. Psychology, FIU

    Research Interests

    Victor 's interests include the development of novel assessment and therapeutic strategies for youth internalizing disorders, and the intersection between suicide-related behaviors, interpersonal processes, and youth psychopathology.

    Publications

    Buitron, V., Hill, R.M.; Pettit, J. W., Green, K.L., Hatkevich, C., Sharp, C. (under review). Interpersonal Stress and Suicidal Ideation in Adolescence: Direct Associations and an Indirect Association through Perceived Burdensomeness toward Others. Paper submitted for publication.

    Buitron, V., & Pettit, J.W. (In Press). Reassurance seeking. In A.E. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

    Presentations

    Hartley C.M., Buitron, V., Hatkevich, C., Pettit, J.W., Sharp, C. (2015, November) Aggressive Behavior Moderates the Association between Internalizing Problems and Suicidal Ideation Among Inpatient Adolescents. Poster submitted to the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

    Buitron, V., Hill, R.M., Pettit, J.W., Green, K.L., Hatkevich, C., Sharp., C. (2015, November). Interpersonal Stress and Suicidal Ideation in Adolescence: Direct Associations and an Indirect Association through Perceived Burdensomeness toward Others. Poster submitted to the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

    Buitron, V., Hill, R.M., Pettit, J.W. (2014, March). Non-suicidal Self Injury Disorder in college students: clinical characteristics and associations with depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, and alcohol use. Poster submitted to the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Chicago, IL.

    Buitron, V., Rey, Y., Pettit. J.W. (2014, March). Anxiety sensitivity’s social concerns domain moderates the relationship between sports activity and anxiety symptomology in youth. Poster submitted to the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Chicago, IL.

    Meinzer, M.C., Hill, R. M., Buitron, V., & Pettit. J. W. (2013, November). Investigation of the interpersonal theory of suicide in the context of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder symptomology. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

  • Randi Cheatham-Johnson

    Randi Cheatham-Johnson

    rchea001@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Katie Hart
    B.A. Psychology, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

    Research Interests

    In fall of 2015, Randi will enter her 2nd year as a doctoral student in the Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Program. Her broad research interests focus on the development and evaluation of community-based interventions for ethnic minorities and other underserved populations. Through her work with Dr. Hart, Randi has become particularly interested in how parents play a role in the development of early learning and behavioral problems in community populations. As such, her master’s thesis will examine variations in the home literacy environments of low-income ethnically and linguistically diverse families with regard to emergent literacy skills.

    Publications

    Fite, P. J., Becker, S. P., Rubens, S. L., & Cheatham-Johnson, R. (2015). Anxiety Symptoms Account for the Link between Reactive Aggression and Sleep Problems among Latino Adolescents. Child and Youth Care Forum, 44, 343-354.

    Cheatham-Johnson, R., Fite, P. J., & Hart, K. C. (under review). Potential Factors Contributing to Attrition in After-school Care Programs.

    Presentations

    Hart, K. C., Graziano, P. A., Waguespack, A., & Cheatham-Johnson, R. (2015, March). Evaluation of a Summer School Readiness Parenting Program for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

    Cheatham-Johnson, R. & Fite, P. J. (2014, October). Contributing to Attrition in After-school Care Programs. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Biannual Meeting, Lawrence, KS.

  • Kelly Cromer

    Kelly Cromer

    kcromer@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Dr. Villodas
    M.S. Clinical Psychology, Auburn University Montgomery
    B.S. Psychology, Auburn University Montgomery

    Research interests

    Differential adjustment following violence victimization, disruptive behavior problems, post-traumatic stress, and interventions for maltreated youth

    Presentations

    Cromer, K. D., Mendez, L., Potes, S., Garcia, K., Martinez, J., Khan, I., & Villodas, M. T. (2015). Post-traumatic stress as a pathway to psychopathology among adolescents At-High-Risk for Violence Victimization. Oral presentation at the South Florida Child Psychology Research Conference, Miami, FL, May, 2015.

    Cromer, K.D., Mendez, L., & Villodas, M. T. (2015). Multifinial Pathways from Violence Victimization to Drug Use and Drug Sales Among At-Risk Adolescents. Poster presentation at the South Florida Child Psychology Research Conference, Miami, FL, May, 2015.

    Cromer, K. D., & Harper, B. D. (2015). The Effect of Self-Efficacy on Coping Selection in Response to Peer Victimization. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA, March, 2015.

    Cromer, K. D., Harper, B. D., Ray, G. E., Clark, G. S., Munnerlyn, M. A., Torbert, V., Harsha, M., & Rogers, R. (2010). The Effect of Social Context on Children’s Coping Strategies in Relation to Peer Victimization. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, CA, April 2011.
     

  • Jacqueline Duperrouzel

    Jacqueline Duperrouzel

    jdupe002@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program & Cognitive Neuroscience Program, Mentor: Dr. Raul Gonzalez
    B.S. Psychology, Florida State University

    Research Interests

    My current research interests focus on studying the effects of cannabis in different age groups and susceptible populations, such as individuals with HIV. I am also interested in the integration of neuroimaging techniques, specifically fMRI, in understanding substance use disorders from a physiological and neurological perspective.

    Presentations

    Duperrouzel, J.C., Ross, J.M., Gonzalez, R. (2015, June). Relationship between Changes in Cannabis use and Anxiety among Adolescents. College on Problems of Drug Dependence, CPDD. Phoenix, Arizona.

    Ross, J.M., Graziano, P., Duperrouzel, J.C., Gonzalez, I., Gonzalez, R. (2015, June). Moderating Effects of Decision-Making on Cannabis Use and Body Mass Index among Adolescents. College on Problems of Drug Dependence, CPDD. Phoenix, Arizona.
     

  • Alexis Garcia

    Alexis Garcia

    agarcia15@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Dr. Paulo Graziano
    B.A. Psychology, Florida International University

    Research Interests

    Alexis is interested in developing family-based intervention programs to help promote healthier lifestyles for children who are overweight or at-risk for obesity. She is also interested in the physiological correlates for preschoolers exhibiting behavior problems as they transition to kindergarten.

    Publications

    Graziano, P., Ros, R., Haas, S., Hart, K., Slavec, J., Waschbusch, D, & Garcia, A. (in press). Assessing Callous-Unemotional Traits in Preschool Children with Disruptive Behavior Problems Using Peer Reports. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

    Graziano, P., Slavec, J., Ros, R., Garb, L., Hart, K., & Garcia, A. (in press). Self-regulation assessment among preschoolers with externalizing problems. Psychological Assessment

    Graziano, P., Slavec, J., Hart, K., Garcia, A., & Pelham, W. (in press). Improving school readiness in preschoolers with behavior problems: Results from a summer treatment program. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.

    Graziano, P., & Garcia, A. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Children’s Emotion Dysregulation: A meta-analysis. Manuscript under editorial review.

    Presentations

    Graziano, P., Hart, K., Garcia, A., Ros, R., Slavec, J. (2015). Beyond behavioral modification: Benefits of socio-emotional/self-regulation training for preschoolers with behavior problems. In M. McClelland and P. Graziano (co-Chairs), It takes a village: Short & long-term effects of interventions to promote school readiness in children at-risk for school failure. Symposium presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biannual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

    Garcia, A., Corley, C., Mondino, P., Graziano, P., & Hart, K. (2015). Behavioral impairment and treatment response of preschoolers with behavior problems exhibiting callous-unemotional traits. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development Biannual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

    Corley, C., Mondino, P., Garcia, A., Hart, K., & Graziano, P. (2014). Response to Time Out in Preschool Children with Callous-Unemotional Traits. Poster presented to the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

    Graziano, P., Hart, K., Slavec, J., Garcia, A., Rondon, A., & Pelham, W. (2013). Self-regulation assessment among preschoolers with externalizing behavior problems. In P. Graziano and D. Bagner (Co-Chairs), Using Assessments to Guide Early Identification and Intervention for Young Children with Externalizing Behavior Problems. Symposium presented to the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Nashville, TN.

    Garcia, A., Rondon, A., Hart, K., & Graziano, P. (2013). Long and pesky time outs: Where are they more likely to occur and How do we get rid of them? Poster presented to the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Nashville, TN.

    Graziano, P., Slavec, J., Garcia, A., Hart, K., & Pelham, W. (2013). Improving School Readiness in Preschoolers with Externalizing Behavior Problems: The Role of Self-Regulation. Paper presented to the Society for Research in Child Development Biannual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

  • Fiona Macphee

    Fiona Macphee

    fmacphee@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Dr. Pelham

    Research Interests

    Fiona is interested in ADHD during childhood and adolescence. Currently, her research focuses on factors that contribute to treatment response in this population. She is also interested in the impact of parent-child relationships on child functioning.

    Presentations

    Altszuler, A. R., Morrow, A. S., Merrill, B. M., Macphee, F. L., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., Coxe, S., Pelham, W. E. (2014, November). The Unique and Combined Effects of Stimulant Medication and Training on the Sports Competence of Children with ADHD. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

    Merrill, B. M., Morrow, A. S., Altszuler, A. R., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., Coles, E., Macphee, F. L., Coxe, S., Pelham, W. E. (2014, November). Psychostimulants and Parent Training: Unique and Combined Effects on Homework Problems, Completion, and Accuracy of Children with ADHD. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Amanda Sanchez

    Amanda Sanchez

    amasanch@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Dr. Comer

    B.A. Psychology, Minor Spanish, New York University

    Research Interests

    Amanda Sanchez is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science Ph.D. program at FIU and a member of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Lab. Her main research interest is the dissemination of evidence-based interventions for children with internalizing and externalizing problems. More specifically (1) innovative delivery (i.e. internet-based/supported treatment and training); (2) dissemination of treatment to more accessible settings (i.e. schools); and (3) training of front line providers (i.e. teachers, school counselors) to implement and support evidence-based assessment and treatment for children in need.

    Publications

    Brice, C., Masia Warner, C., Okazaki, S., & Ma P.W., Sanchez, A., Esseling, P., Lynch C., (In press). Social anxiety and mental health service use among Asian American high school students. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

    Fernandez, M.A., Adelstein, J.S., Miller, S.P., Areizaga, M.J., Gold, D., Sanchez, A., Hirsch, E., Rothschild, S. (In press). Teacher-child interaction training: A pilot study with random assignment. Behavior Therapy.

    Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., Chou, T., & Comer, J.S. (in press). CBT in children and adolescents. In S.G. Hofmann & G. Asmundson (Eds.), The science of cognitive behavioral therapy: From theory to therapy. New York: Elsevier.

    Masia Warner, C., Colognori, D., Brice, C., Sanchez, A. (in press). Training school personnel to implement evidence-based intervention for social anxiety disorder. In Klaus Ranta & Luis Joaquin Garcia-Lopez (Eds.), An International Perspective on Social Anxiety Disorder. New York: Springer

    Presentations

    Sanchez, A., Greif Green, J., & Comer, J.S. (2015, April). Adjustment among children with relatives who participated in the manhunt following the Boston Marathon attack. Paper presented at the 34th annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of American. Miami, FL.

    Miguel, E.M., Golik, A.M., Chou, T., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., DeSerisy, M., & Comer, J.S. (2015, February). Suicide and self-injury content on popular social media. Poster presented at the Biennial Niagara in Miami Conference on Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Miami, FL.

    Masia Warner, C., Brice, C., Moceri, D. C., Mufson, L., Lynch, C., Klein, R., & Sanchez, A. (2014, November). CBT for social anxiety disorder delivered by school counselors: Preliminary results of a randomized controlled trial. Paper presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 48th Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

    Schnorrbusch, C., Oganesova, M., Chevere, C., Abbato, R., Sanchez, A., Brice, C & Masia, C. (2014, November). Sustainability of a School-based Intervention for Social Anxiety: Do school counselors retain their ability to implement CBT in the long-term? Paper presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 48th Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA

    Sanchez, A.L., Brice, C., Lynch, Masia Warner, C. (2013, November). Perceptions of social anxiety among Asian American high school students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

    Areizaga, M.J., Sanchez, A.L., Grosovsky, E.B., Lansiquot, S., Cornacchio, D., Duncalf. J.N., Stein, R., Fernandez, M.A. (2013, November). Short-term follow-up of families who participate in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: An outpatient clinic sample three to six months post-treatment. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN, November 2013.

    Herzig, K., Stewart, C. E., Sanchez, A., Masia Warner, C. (2013, November). Parent-child relationship factors in adolescent anxiety: The development of the Parent-Child Co-Worry Questionnaire. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

    Fernandez, M.A., Gold, D., Hirsch, E., Adelstein, J.S., Sanchez, A., Rothschild, S., Miller, S.P., Areizaga, M., Kurtz, S.M., Milham, M., & Klein, D. (2013, September). A pilot study of Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT) with random assignment: Results and reflections. In K. Budd (Chair). A Closer look at coaching: Implementing Teacher-Child Interaction Training: Lessons Learned in Collaborating with School Partners. Symposium presented at the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy International Biennial Conference, Boston, MA.

    Sanchez, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Lansiquot, S., Grosovsky, E.B., Duncalf. J.N., Stein, R., Areizaga, M.J., Fernandez, M.A. (September 2013). Short-term follow-up of families who participate in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: An outpatient clinic sample six to nine months post-treatment. Poster presented at the 2013 PCIT International Convention, Boston, MA.

    Cornacchio, D., Grosovsky, E.B., Lansiquot, S., Areizaga, M.J., Sanchez, A.L., Duncalf. J.N., Stein, R., Fernandez, M.A. (September 2013). Predictors of attrition from Parent Child Interaction Therapy in an outpatient clinical sample. Poster presented at the 2013 PCIT International Convention, Boston, MA.

    Essling, P., Fox, J., Lurie, S., Stewart, C., Sanchez, A., Herzig, K.,A., & Masia, C. (2012, November). Relationship between parental attitude and child anxiety: Does treatment influence parental attitude? Poster presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

    Fernandez, M.A., Miller, S.P., Gold, D., Hirsch, E., Kurtz S.M., Adelstein J., Sanchez A., Rothschild, S., Areizaga, M., Rachlin, A., Barberie, S., Milham, M., & Klein, D. (2012, November). Teacher-Child Interaction Training: Coaching towards progress. In R. Chase (Chair). A closer look at coaching: New developments in the use of live therapist feedback in Parent Child Interaction Therapy. Symposium presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD

  • Rachel Tenenbaum

    Rachel Tenenbaum

    Rtene001@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Dr. Erica Musser
    B.S. Psychology, Florida State University

    Research Interests

    I am interested in heterogeneity in externalizing behavior disorders, particularly indexing underlying causal mechanisms through physiological correlates.

    Presentations

    Tenenbaum, R.B., & Musser, E.D. (2015, April). Examining Heterogeneity in Disruptive Behavior Disorders via Motivation and Emotion Regulation. Poster presented at the Society for Affective Science Annual Conference (SAS). Oakland, C.A.

  • Daniella Vaclavik

    Daniella Vaclavik

    dvaclavi@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Dr. Pettit
    MA, Religious Studies, Florida International University

    Research Interests

    Currently my main area of research is centered on the roles of attention bias and attentional control on anxiety. I am also an assessor and counselor at the Child Anxiety and Phobia Program.

    Publications

    Daniella Vaclavik and Jeremy Pettit (under editorial review). Cognitive Bias Modification. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal Psychology.

    Presentations

    Raquel Meléndez, B.A., Michele Bechor, B.A., Daniella Vaclavik, M.A., Yasmin Rey, Ph.D., Jeremy W. Pettit, Ph.D., & Wendy K. Silverman, Ph.D. (November, 2014). Attention Bias to Threat in Clinic Referred Youth with Anxiety Disorders: Retest Reliability and Associations with Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia.

Entered 2013-2014

  • Tommy Chou

    Tommy Chou

    pchou006@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Stacy Frazier
    M.S. Psychology, FIU
    M.A. Psychology, Boston University
    B.A. Psychology & Sociology, University of Cincinnati

    Research Interests

    Tommy Chou is a graduate student in the Clinical Science Ph.D. Program at FIU working with Dr. Stacy Frazier on the NAFASI (Nurturing All Families through Advances in Services Innovation) Research Team. His research interests include (1) leveraging natural, resource-efficient opportunities for health promotion in families’ settings and routines; (2) synthesizing empirical literature with local knowledge obtained in partnership with communities to develop evidence-based content for dissemination; and (3) utilizes mixed methodologies to maximize programmatic impact and reach through end-user feedback within a social marketing framework.

    Select Book Chapters

    Chou, T., Golik, A., DeSerisy, M., & Comer, J.S. (in press). Disorders of negative affect. In H. Friedman & A.M. Albano (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health. NY: Elsevier.

    Khanna, M. S., & Chou, T. (in press). Electronic communication, telehealth, and social media. In T. H. Ollendick, S. W. White, & B. A. White (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

    Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., Chou, T., & Comer, J.S. (in press). CBT in children and adolescents. In S.G. Hofmann & G. Asmundson (Eds.), The science of cognitive behavioral therapy: From theory to therapy. New York: Elsevier.

    Publications

    Chou, T., Bry, L.J., & Comer, J.S. (in press). Overcoming traditional barriers only to encounter new ones: Doses of caution and direction as technology-enhanced treatments begin go “go live. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.

    Chou, T., Carpenter, A., Kerns, C., Elkins, R. M., Coxe, S., Green, J.G., & Comer, J.S. (in press). Disqualified qualifiers: evaluating the revised DSM-5 definition of PTSD among Boston-area youth following the 2013 Marathon bombing. Depression and Anxiety.

    Carpenter, A.L., Elkins, R.M., Kerns, C., Chou, T., Green, J.G., & Comer, J.S. (in press). Event-related household discussions following the Boston Marathon bombing and associated posttraumatic stress among area youth. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

    Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Kerns, C.E., Miguel, E., Coxe, S., Elkins, R.M., Carpenter, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Cooper-Vince, C.E., DeSerisy, M., Chou, T., Sanchez, A.L., Khanna, M., Franklin, M.E., Garcia, A.M., & Freeman, J.B. (in press). Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A pilot randomized trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

    Cooper-Vince, C., Chou, T., Furr, J.M., Puliafico, A.C., & Comer, J.S. (in press). Using videoconferencing technology to remotely deliver the CALM Program for early child anxiety directly to the home setting: A case study. Evidence-Based Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health.

    Chou, T., Bry, L.J., & Comer, J.S. (2017). Multimedia field test: Evaluating the creative ambitions of SuperBetter and its quest to gamify mental health. Cognitive & Behavioral Practice, 24(1), 115-120.

    Chou, T., Comer, J.S., Turvey, C.L., Karr, A., & Spargo, G. (2016). Technical considerations for the delivery of real-time child telemental health care. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.

    Chou, T., Cornacchio, D., Cooper-Vince, C., Crum, K., & Comer, J. S. (2015) DSM-5 and the assessment of childhood anxiety disorders: Meaningful progress or persistent diagnostic quagmires? Psychopathology Review.

    Cornacchio, D., Chou, T., Sacks, H., Pincus, D.B., & Comer, J.S. (2015). Clinical consequences of the revised DSM-5 definition of agoraphobia in treatment-seeking anxious youth. Depression and Anxiety, 32(7), 502-508.

    Comer, J. S., Dantowitz, A., Chou, T., Edson, A. L., Elkins, R. M., Kerns, C., Brown, B., & Green, J. G. (2014). Adjustment among area youth after the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt. Pediatrics, 134, 7-14.

    Comer, J.S., Kerns, C., Elkins, R.M., Edson, A.L., Chou, T., Dantowitz, A., Miguel, E., Brown, B., Coxe, S., & Green, J.G. (2014). Adjustment among children with relatives who participated in the manhunt following the Boston Marathon attack. Depression and Anxiety, 31, 542-550.

    Kerns, C.E., Elkins, R.M., Carpenter, A.L., Chou, T., Green, J.G., & Comer, J.S. (2014). Caregiver distress, shared traumatic exposure, and child adjustment among area youth following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Journal of Affective Disorders, 167, 50-55.

    Ganea, P. A., Canfield, C. F., Ghafari, K. S., & Chou, T. (2014). Do cavies talk? The effect of anthropomorphic books on children’s knowledge about animals. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, 5, 283.

    Presentations

    Chou, T., Shernoff, E., Sanchez, A.L., Frazier, S.L., Lisetti, C., Lunn, S., & Brown, C.L. (2016, October). Iterative development in action: Building interactive virtual training for early career educators. Poster accepted for presentation at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies SIG Poster Exposition. New York City, NY.

    Chou, T., Bry, L.J., Carpenter, A.L., Martin, J., & Comer, J.S. (2016, October). Beyond AOL CD-ROMs: Identifying modern intervention opportunities by evaluating technology use among treatment-seeking families. In T. Chou (Chair). Mind the gap: Working to prevent a research-practice divide in the emerging field of mental health technologies for youth problems. Symposium accepted for presentation at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York City, NY.

    Bry, L.J., Chou, T., Miguel, E., & Comer, J. (2016, October). Child anxiety – there’s an app for that: A systematic review of available smartphone apps for anxious youth in the consumer marketplace. In T. Chou (Chair). Mind the gap: Working to prevent a research-practice divide in the emerging field of mental health technologies for youth problems. Symposium accepted for presentation at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York City, NY.

    Bry, L., Bufka, L.J., Chou, T., Comer, J.S., Mohr, D.C., Weingardt, K.R. (2016, October). Overcoming traditional barriers only to encounter new ones: Doses of caution as the exciting field of behavioral telehealth begins to “go live”. Discussion panel conducted at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York City, NY.

    Furr, J.M., Miguel, E., Chou, T., Golik, A., Del Busto, C., Kurtz, S.M., & Comer, J.S. (2016, March). In Shipon-Blum, E. (Chair), Selective Mutism: Pathways to treatment in home, school, & community settings. Symposium presented at the 35th Annual Anxity and Depression Association of America (ADAA) Conference. Philadelphia, P.A.

    Chou, T., Golik, A.M., Martin, J., Caproni, E., Carpenter, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Miguel, E., Sanchez, A., Elkins, R.M., & Comer, J.S. (2016, March). Beyond brick and mortar: A meta-analytic examination of the use of remote technologies to extend the reach of children’s mental healthcare. Paper presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Philadelphia, PA.

    Sanchez, A.L., & Chou, T. (Co-Chairs) (2015, November). New Advances and Recent Innovations in the School-based Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices. Symposium presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Chicago, IL.

    Chou, T. (Chair) (2015, November). Is Being on the Net all Net Gain? Examining Negative Effects of Internet Exposure and Social Media on Youth Internalizing Problems. Symposium accepted for presentation at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Chicago, IL.

    Miguel, E.M., Golik, A., Chou, T., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., DeSerisy, M., & Comer, J.S. (2015, November). Examining the Scope and Nature of Self-Injury Content on Popular Social Media. In T. Chou (Chair), Is Being on the Net all Net Gain? Examining Negative Effects of Internet Exposure and Social Media on Youth Internalizing Problems. Paper accepted for presentation at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Chicago, IL.

    Cooper-Vince, C.E., & Chou, T. (Co-Chairs) (2015, November). Nature and Nurture: the dynamic interplay of physiological functioning and family interactions across youth psychopathology. Symposium accepted for presentation at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Chicago, IL.

    Martin, J., Chou, T., & Comer, J.S. (2015, November). Technology and parenting practices in families affected by childhood externalizing disorders. Poster presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention SIG Poster Exposition. Chicago, IL.

    Crum, K.I., Waschbusch, D., Musser, E., Chou, T., & Comer, J.S. (2015, November). Linking Cognitive and Affective Responses to Others’ Distress to Aggression among Children with Conduct Problems. Poster accepted for presentation at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Chicago, IL.

    Miguel, E., Chou, T., Golik, A., Del Busto, C., Kurtz, S.M., Comer, J.S., & Furr, J.M. (2015, October). Selective mutism in multilingual and language minority children. Poster presented at the Selective Mutism Group Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

    Martin, J., Chou, T., Comer, J.S., & Furr, J.M. (2015, October). Pre-term birth and selective mutism. Poster presented at the Selective Mutism Group Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

    Martin, J., Chou, T., & Comer, J.S. (2015, October). Technology and parenting practices in families affected by childhood externalizing disorders. Poster presented at the Annual FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference. Miami, FL.

    Crum, K.I., Comer, J.S., Waschbusch, D., Musser, E., & Chou, T. (2015, May). Physiological and Behavioral Responses to Others’ Distress among Children with Conduct Problems. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). New York, NY. * Honorable Mention, Association for Psychological Science Student Caucus (APSSC) Student Research Competition

    Chou, T., Carpenter, A. L., Elkins, R. M., Kerns, C. E., Dantowitz, A., & Comer, J. S. (2014, November). Was Type of Traumatic Exposure Associated with Differential Child Outcomes Following the Boston Marathon Bombing? In A.L. Carpenter (Chair), Psychological Adjustment among Area Youth after the Boston Marathon Bombing and Subsequent Manhunt. Paper presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Philadelphia, PA.

    Comer, J.S., Dantowitz, A., Chou, T., Carpenter, A.L., Elkins, R.M., Kerns, C.E., Brown, B., & Green, J.G. (2014, November). Posttraumatic stress, emotional problems, and overall functioning among area youth following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. In A.L. Carpenter (Chair), Psychological Adjustment among Area Youth after the Boston Marathon Bombing and Subsequent Manhunt. Paper presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Philadelphia, PA.

    Elkins, R.M., Carpenter, A.L., Chou, T., Dantowitz, A., Kerns, C.E., Miguel, E.M., Green, J.G., & Comer, J.S. (2014, November). Psychological adjustment among youth with relatives who participated in the manhunt following the Boston Marathon attack. In A.L. Carpenter (Chair), Psychological Adjustment among Area Youth after the Boston Marathon Bombing and Subsequent Manhunt. Paper presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Philadelphia, PA.

    Kerns, C., Carpenter, A.L., Elkins, R.M., Chou, T., & Comer, J.S. (2014, November). Parental distress, shared traumatic exposure, and child adjustment among youth following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. In A.L. Carpenter (Chair), Psychological Adjustment among Area Youth after the Boston Marathon Bombing and Subsequent Manhunt. Paper presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Philadelphia, PA.

    Carpenter, A.L., Elkins, R.M., Kerns, C., Chou, T., Brown, B., Dantowitz, A., & Comer, J.S. (2014, November). Attack-related family discussions and children’s mental health following the Boston Marathon bombing. In A.L. Carpenter (Chair), Psychological Adjustment among Area Youth after the Boston Marathon Bombing and Subsequent Manhunt. Paper presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Philadelphia, PA.

  • Danielle Cornacchio

    Danielle Cornacchio

    danielle.cornacchio@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Jonathan Comer
    M.S. Clinical Science, Florida International University
    B.S. Applied Psychology, New York University

    Research Interests

    Innovative interventions for difficult-to-treat child populations

    Danielle is a 4th year PhD student interested in innovative evidence-based family-based treatments for children with difficult-to-treat problems, such as complex symptom presentations and low base-rate conditions. She is particularly interested in mood dysregulation and irritability in children and developing and testing effective behavioral interventions for this population.

    Publications

    Cooper-Vince, C.E., DeSerisy, M., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., McLaughlin, K.A. & Comer, J.S. (in press) Parasympathetic reactivity and disruptive behavior problems in young children during interactions with their mothers and other adults. Developmental Psychobiology.

    Sanchez, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Chou, T., Leyfer, O., Coxe, S. & Pincus, D.B., Comer, J.S. (in press). Development of a scale to evaluate young children’s responses to uncertainty and low environmental structure.Journal of Anxiety Disorders.

    Cornacchio, D., Pinkham, A., Penn, D.L., & Harvey, P.D. (in press). Self-Assessment of Social Cognitive Ability in Individuals with Schizophrenia: Appraising Task Difficulty and Adjusting Effort. Schizophrenia Research.

    Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Kerns, C.E., Miguel, E., Coxe, S., Elkins, R.M., Carpenter, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Cooper-Vince, C.E., DeSerisy, M., Chou, T., Sanchez, A.L., Khanna, M., Franklin, M.E., Garcia, A.M., & Freeman, J.B. (in press). Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A pilot randomized trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

    Crum, K. I., Cornacchio, D., Coxe, S., Green, J. G., & Comer, J. S. (in press). The co-occurrence of child posttraumatic stress and conduct problems following the Boston Marathon bombing: A latent profile analysis. Journal of Traumatic Stress.

    Cornacchio, D., Crum, K. I., Coxe, S., Pincus, D. B., & Comer, J. S. (2016). Irritability and Severity of Anxious Symptomatology Among Youth With Anxiety Disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 55(1), 54-61.

    Crum, K. I., Cornacchio, D., Coxe, S., Green, J. G., & Comer, J.S. (2015). Conduct problems among Boston-area youth following the 2013 marathon bombing: the moderating role of prior violent crime exposure. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 1-10.

    Cornacchio, D., Chou, T., Sacks, H., Pincus, D., Comer, J.S. (2015) Clinical correlates and consequences of the revised DSM-5 definition of agoraphobia in a treatment-seeking sample of anxious youth. Depression and Anxiety, 32(7), 502-508.

    Chou, T., Cornacchio, D., Cooper-Vince, C., Crum, K., Comer, J.S. (2015) DSM-5 and the assessment of childhood anxiety disorders: Meaningful progress or persistent diagnostic quagmires? Psychopathology Review. 2(1), 30-51.

    Chapters

    Del Busto, C., Hong, N., Feinberg, L., Cornacchio, D., Pincus, D.B., & Comer, J.S. (in press). Stress management in children and adolescents. In P. Lehrer & R. Woolfolk (Eds.), Principles and practice of stress management, 4th edition. NY: Guilford.

    Cornacchio, D., Bry, L., Poznanski, B., Sanchez, A.L. & Comer, J.S. (in press). Psychosocial Treatment and Prevention in Early Childhood Conduct Problems. In J.E. Lochman & W. Matthys (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of Disruptive and Impulse-Control Disorders. Wiley Press.

    Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., Chou, T., & Comer, J.S. (in press). CBT in children and adolescents. In S.G. Hofmann & G. Asmundson (Eds.),The science of cognitive behavioral therapy: From theory to therapy. New York: Elsevier.

    Presentations

    Poznanski, B. & Cornacchio, D. (2016, November). Nothing to lose sleep over: New advances in understnaindg sleep problems among anxious youth. Symposium to be co-chaired at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY, November 2016.

    Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A. L., Roy, A., Kendall, P. & Comer, J. S. (2016, November). Evaluating the factor structure of the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale for Children. Paper presented at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York, NY.

    Cornacchio, D., Barroso, N.E., Martin, J., Silva, K., Tenenbaum, R., Kurtz, S., Comer, J.S. & Furr, J.M. (2016, October). The effect of an intensive group behavior therapy on verbal behavior in children with selective mutism. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Association. Manhattan Beach, CA.

    Barroso, N.E., Cornacchio, D., Tenenbaum, R., Martin, J., Silva, K., Kurtz, S.M.S., Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M. (2016, October). Preliminary examination of an observational assessment for children with selective mutism. Poster to be presented at the at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Association. Manhattan Beach, CA.

    Tenenbaum, R., Barroso, N.E., Cornacchio, D., Martin, J., Silva, K., Comer, J.S. & Furr, J.M. (2016, October). Emotion regulation in children with selective mutism. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Association. Manhattan Beach, CA.

    Martin, J., Barroso, N.E., Cornacchio, D., Chou, T., Silva, K., Tenenbaum, R., Furr, J.M, Comer, J.S. (2016, October). Preterm birth and selective mutism. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Association. Manhattan Beach, CA.

    Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Cooper-Vince, C., Carpenter, A.L., Elkins, R.M., Kerns, C.E., Chou, T., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., DeSerisy, M., Miguel, E., Franklin, M.E., Khanna, M., Garcia, A.M., & Freeman, J. (2016, March). Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A pilot randomized trial. Paper presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Philadelphia, PA.

    Cornacchio, D., Crum, K. I., Coxe, S., Comer, J. S., Pincus, D. B., Comer, J.S. (2015, November). Irritability and anxiety severity among clinically anxious youth. Paper presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL, November, 2015.

    Cooper-Vince, C.E., DeSerisy, M., Cornacchio, D., McLaughlin, K.A., & Comer, J.S. (2015, November). Reduced respiratory sinus arrhythmia suppression as a biomarker for early childhood oppositionality: The role of interpersonal context. Paper presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL, November, 2015.

    Furr, J.M., Cornacchio, D., Caproni, E., Kurtz, S. & Comer, J.S. (2015, October). Intensive Group Program for Children with Selective Mutism: treatment Response and Family Functioning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Group. Philadelphia, PA.

    Caproni, E., Lopez, G., Cornacchio, D., Comer, J.S. & Furr, J.M. (2015, October). Parenting Practices and Verbal Behavior in SM Youth. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Group. Philadelphia, PA.

    Cornacchio, D., Crum, K., Coxe, S., Pincus, D.B., & Comer, J.S. Structural relationships between anxiety severity and irritability among clinically anxious youth. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY, May, 2015.

    Cornacchio, D., Kerns, C.K., Elkins, M.R., Carpenter, A.L, Chou, T., Comer, J.S., Caregiver Distress, Shared Traumatic Exposure, and Child Adjustment Among Area Youth Following the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Talk presented at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America Conference, Miami, FL, April, 2015.

    Miguel, E.M., Golik, A.M., Chou, T., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., DeSerisy, M., & Comer, J.S. (2015, February). Suicide and self-injury content on popular social media. Poster presented at the Biennial Niagara in Miami Conference on Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Miami, FL.

    Cornacchio, D., Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Franklin, M.E., Khanna, M., Marrs Garcia, A., Freeman, J. (2014, November). Acceptability and Feasibility of Internet-Delivered Treatment for Early-Onset OCD: Interim Results from a Randomized Clinical Trial. Talk presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

    Cornacchio, D., Kerns, C.K., Elkins, M.R., Carpenter, A.L, Chou, T., Comer, J.S. (2014, November) Caregiver Distress, Shared Traumatic Exposure, and Child Adjustment Among Area Youth Following the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Talk presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

    Cooper-Vince, C.E., McLaughlin, K.A., Cornacchio, D., & Comer, J.S.(2014, November). Psychophysiological correlates of oppositionality and noncompliance invery young children during interactions with parents and other adults. Paper presented at 27 the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Philadelphia, PA.

    Crum, K., Cooper-Vince, C., Cornacchio, D., Elkins, R.M., Kerns, C., Chou, T., Carpenter, A., Dantowitz, A., & Comer, J.S. (2014, November). Trauma response profiles in children exposed to the 2013 Boston Marathon events: A Latent Class Analysis. Poster presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Philadelphia, PA.

    Cornacchio, D., Chou, T., Sacks, H., Pincus, D., Comer, J. (2014, May) Clinical Correlates and Consequences of the Revised DSM-5 Agoraphobia Definition: Are Impaired Youth Left Without a Diagnostic Home? Poster presented at the 26th annual meeting for the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

    *Awarded “honorable mention” at the Association for Psychological Science 2014 Student Research Competition

  • Jennifer Coto

    Jennifer Coto

    hernajen@fiu.ed

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Paulo Graziano

    Research Interests

    Jennifer's research focuses on pediatric chronic illness and adherence. Additionally, she is interested in evidence-based interventions for early childhood behavior problems with minorities.

    Publications (Note: Some publications are under maiden name, J. Hernandez)

    Bagner, D. M., Coxe, S., Hungerford, G. M., Garcia, D., Barroso, N. E., Hernandez, J. & Rosa-Olivares, J. (2016). Behavioral parent training in infancy: A window of opportunity for high-risk families. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44, 901-912. doi: 10.1007/s10802-015-0089-5

    Ros, R., Hernandez, J., Graziano, P. A., & Bagner, D. M. (2015). Parent training for children with or at risk for developmental delay: The role of parental homework completion. Behavior Therapy, 47, 1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2015.08.004

    Pulgaron, E.R., Hernandez, J., Dehaan, H., Patiño-Fernández, A., Carrillo, A., Sanchez, J., & Delamater, A. (2014). Clinic Attendance and Health Outcomes of Youth with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health.

    Delamater, A., Pulgaron, E., Rarback, S., Hernandez, J., & Carrillo, A. (2013). Web-based Family Intervention for Overweight Children: A Pilot Study. Childhood Obesity. February 2013, 9(1): 57-63.

    Patiño-Fernández, A., Hernandez, J., Villa, M., & Delamater, A. (2013). School-Based Health Promotion Intervention: Parent and School Staff Perspectives. Journal of School Health. November 2013, 83(11): 763-770.

    Delamater, A., Pulgaron, E., Rarback, S., Hernandez, J., & Carrillo, A. (2013). Web-based Family Intervention for Overweight Children: A Pilot Study. Childhood Obesity. February 2013, 9(1): 57-63.

    Delamater, A., Marchante, A., Hernandez, J. (2012). Psychological Problems and Management of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus. In Ferrannini, E., Zimmet, P., DeFronzo, R., & Alberti, G. (Eds.), International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus (ITDM). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (in press).

    Crosby, L.E., Hernandez, J., Strong, H., Joffe, N., McGrady, M. (2012). Evidence-based Practice Fact Sheet: Sickle Cell. APA Division 54: Society of Pediatric Psychology Website.

    Presentations

    Coto, J., Garcia, D., Kuluz, J., & Bagner, D. M. (2016). Post-Injury Symptoms and their Association to Behavior Problems in a Pediatric TBI sample. Poster submitted to the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX: April 2017.

    Coto, J., Pettit, J., Schmelzer, A., Wernovsky, G., & Bagner, D. M. (2016). Mental Health Service Seeking, Referrals, and Usage in Parents of Children with Congenital Heart Defects. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Meeting, Lawrence, KS: September 2016.

    Bagner, D. M., Coxe, S., Hungerford, G. M., Garcia, D., Barroso, N. E., Hernandez, J., & Rosa-Olivares, J. (2015, March). A brief and home-based adaptation of PCIT for at-risk infants and their families. Modifying Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for at-risk children: Infants, home-based services, and motivation to reduce attrition. Symposium conducted at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

    Ros, R., Hernandez, J., Graziano, P. A., & Bagner, D. M. (2015, March). Parent training for children with or at risk for developmental delay: The role of parental homework completion. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

    Bagner, D.M., Hungerford, G.M., Linares, D., Barroso, N., Hernandez, J., Rosa-Olivares, J. (2013, September). Home-based Prevention for At-Risk Infants: How Early Can We Start Parent-Child Interaction Therapy? Presented at the Biennial International Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Convention, Boston, MA.

    Crosby, L., Strong, H., Eastin, A., Barach, I., Hernandez, J., Shok, L., Kotagal, U., & Joiner, C. (2012, February). Designing and Testing a Sickle Cell Disease-Specific Patient Portal Linked to the Electronic Medical Record: MyChart for Sickle Cell Disease. Presented at the Annual National Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting. Hollywood, FL.

    Hernandez, J., Crumpton, M., & Mitchell, M.J. (2012). New Onset of Overweight and Obesity in a Cohort of Urban Elementary School Students. Presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Orlando, FL: August, 2012.

    Crosby, L., Strong, H., Eastin, A., Barach, I., Hernandez, J., Shok, L., Kotagal, U., & Joiner, C. (2012). Designing and Testing a Sickle Cell Disease-Specific Patient Portal Linked to the Electronic Medical Record: MyChart for Sickle Cell Disease. Presented at the Annual National Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting. Hollywood, FL: February, 2012.

    Daigre, A., Hernandez, J., Marchante, A., Pulgaron, E.R., Patiño-Fernández, A., & Delamater, A. (2011). Intrinsic Motivation and Regimen Adherence in Minority Youths with Type 1 Diabetes. Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Convention. New Orleans, LA: April, 2012.

    Hernandez, J., Pulgaron, E.R., Villa, M., & Delamater, A. (2011). Parental Lifestyle Role Models for Young Hispanic Children: Relationship to Child Health Outcomes. Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Convention. New Orleans, LA: April, 2012.

    Daigre, A., Hernandez, J., Malik, J., Pulgaron, E.R., Patiño-Fernández, A., Sanchez, J., Wilson, D., & Delamater, A. (2011). Physical Activity and Risk for Metabolic Syndrome in Young Minority Children. Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Convention. New Orleans, LA: April, 2012.

    Delamater, A., Hernandez, J., Pulgaron, E. R., Patiño-Fernández, A., Dehaan, H., Barrios, E., Carrillo, A., & Sanchez, J. (2010). Clinic Attendance and Health Outcomes of Youth with Type 2 Diabetes. Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference. Washington, D.C.: April, 2011.

    Delamater, A., Pulgarón, E.R., Patiño-Fernández, A., Jacquez, F., Villa, M., Hernandez, J., Sanchez, J. (2010). Type 2 Diabetes Risk Reduction for Hispanic Children: One Year Follow-Up. Presented at the annual International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Patiño-Fernández, A., Pulgaron, E.R., Hernandez, J., Sanchez, Delamater, A. (2010). Assessment of Maternal Perceptions of Health Problems: Type 2 Diabetes Risk Reduction Intervention. Presented at the annual International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Pulgaron, E. R., Hernandez, J., DiJohn, T., Fernandez, D., Villa, M., Patiño-Fernández, A., Sanchez, J., & Delamater, A. (2009). A school based intervention focused on obesity prevention for young Hispanic students. Presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention. San Diego, CA: August, 2010.

    Patiño-Fernández, A., Villa, M., Hernandez, J., Sanchez, J., & Delamater, A. (2009). Parental Perception of Hispanic Children’s Type 2 Diabetes Risk. Presented at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Session. New Orleans, LA: June, 2009.

    Delamater, A., Rarback, S., Villa, M., Carrillo, A., Hernandez, J., Tyler, M., Christensen, S., & Severson, H. (2009). Web-based Intervention for Overweight Children : A Pilot Study. Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference. Seattle, WA: April, 2010.

    Hernandez, J., Villa, M., Patiño-Fernández, A., & Delamater, A. (2009). Parent and School Staff Perspectives on Childhood Obesity Prevention. Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference. Seattle, WA: April, 2010.

    Delamater, A., Villa, M., Hernandez, J., Rarback, S., Perry, A., Aftab, A., & Sanchez, J. (2008). School-based obesity prevention for young Hispanic children. Presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference. Montreal, CA: April, 2009.

  • Brittany Merrill

    Brittany Merrill

    bmerr012@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: William E. Pelham Jr.
    M.S. Clinical Science, Florida International University
    BS Psychology, DePaul University

    Research Interests

    Brittany is a student in Dr. William Pelham’s ADHD lab. She is also pursuing the Certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience through the Cognitive Neuroscience doctoral program here at FIU.

    Brittany’s research focuses on evidence-based ADHD treatment. More specifically, she has published research on the efficacy of behavioral parenting interventions and psychostimulant medication in ameliorating homework problems among children with ADHD. Further, she has been involved in studies looking at the effects of unimodal and combined treatments (psychosocial and pharmacologic) on sports skills, learning, classroom behavior, and cognitive performance among children with ADHD. In line with a focus on academics and cognition, her dissertation evaluates the impact of internal distraction or mind wandering on children’s attention, classroom behavior, and academic productivity.

    Publications

    Merrill, B. M., Morrow, A. S., Altszuler, A. R., Macphee, F. L., Coxe, S., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., Molina, B. S. G., & Pelham, W. E. (under review). Functional outcomes of young adults with childhood ADHD: A latent profile analysis.

    Altszuler, A. R., Morrow, A. S., Merrill, B. M., Bressler, S., Macphee, F. L., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., Coxe, S., Raiker, J. S., Coles, E. K., Pelham, W. E. (2017). The effect of stimulant medication and training on the sports competence of children with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

    Merrill, B. M., Morrow, A. S., Altszuler, A. R., Macphee, F. L., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., Coles, E., Raiker, J. S., Coxe, S., & Pelham, W. E. (2017). Improving homework performance among children with ADHD: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. doi:10.1037/ccp0000144

    Sibley, M. H., Campez, M., Perez, A., Morrow, A. S., Merrill, B. M., Altszuler, A. R, Yequez, C. E. (2016). Parent management of organization, time management, and planning deficits among adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. doi:10.1007/s10862-015-9515-9

    Sibley, M. H., Altszuler, A. R., Morrow, A. S., & Merrill, B. M. (2014). Mapping the academic problem behaviors of adolescents with ADHD. School Psychology Quarterly, 29, 422-437.

    Book Chapters

    Merrill, B.M., Macphee, F.L., & Pelham, W.E. (in press). Behavioral Family Therapy. In the APA Handbook of Contemporary Family Psychology.

    Altszuler, A. R., Macphee, F. L., Merrill, B. M., Morrow, A. S., Schatz, N. K., & Pelham, W. E. (in press). Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In J. Piacentini & C. Flessner (Eds.), Clinical handbook of psychological disorders in children and adolescents: A step-by-step treatment manual.

    Presentations

    Merrill, B. M., Morrow, A. S., Altszuler, A. R., Macphee, F.L., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., Coxe, S., Molina, S.G., & Pelham, W. E. (2016, October). Young adults with childhood ADHD: Latent profiles of functional outcomes and impairment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, New York City, NY.

    Macphee, F.L., Altszuler, A. R., Morrow, A. S., Merrill, B. M., Coxe, S., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., Raiker, J. S., Coles, E. K., & Pelham, W. E. (2015, November). Comparing behavior modification and its combination with stimulant medication to occupational therapy interventions on classroom behavior of children with ADHD. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

    Merrill, B. M., Morrow, A. S., Altszuler, A. R., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., Coles, E. K., Macphee, F. L., Raiker, J. S., Coxe, S., & Pelham, W. E. (2014, November). Psychostimulants and parent training: Unique and combined effects on homework problems, completion, and accuracy of children with ADHD. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

    Morrow, A. S., Merrill, B. M., Altszuler, A.R., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., Burger, L.A., Crowe, E.C., Raiker, J. S., Coles, E. K., Coxe, S., Connor, C. M., Lonigan, C. J., Pelham, W. E. (2014, November). The effect of methylphenidate on learning in children with ADHD. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

    Altszuler, A. R., Morrow, A. S., Merrill, B. M., MacPhee, F. L., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., Raiker, J. S., Coles, E. K., Coxe, S., Pelham, W. E. (2014, November). The unique and combined effects of stimulant medication and training on the sports competence of children with ADHD. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Rosmary Ros

    Rosmary Ros

    rros@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD program, Mentor: Dr. Graziano

    Research Interests

    Rosmary is interested in parent-child interaction and the socio-emotional development of preschoolers. She is especially interested in the role of self-regulation on early intervention for preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring externalizing behavior problems. She is also interested in parental treatment engagement and its relation to treatment outcomes and parenting skills.

    Publications

    Ros, R., Hernandez, J., Graziano, P. A., & Bagner, D. M. (2016). Parent training for children with or at risk for developmental delay: The role of parental homework completion. Behavior Therapy, 47(1), 1-13.

    Graziano, P. A., Garb, L. R., Ros, R., Hart, K., & Garcia, A. (2015). Executive functioning and school Readiness among preschoolers with externalizing problems: The moderating role of the student–teacher relationship. Early Education and Development, 1-17.

    Graziano, P. A., Slavec, J., Ros, R., Garb, L., Hart, K., & Garcia, A. (2015). Self-regulation assessment among preschoolers with externalizing behavior problems.Psychological Assessment, 27(4), 1337.

    Graziano, P. A., Ros, R., Haas, S., Hart, K., Slavec, J., Waschbusch, D., & Garcia, A. (2015). Assessing callous-unemotional traits in preschool children with disruptive behavior problems using peer reports. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 1-14.

    Ros, R., Graziano, P., & Hart, K. (in press) Examining Mechanisms of Parent Training for Young Children with Behavior Problems: The Role of Parental Knowledge and Homework Completion. Journal of Early Intervention.

    Ros, R., & Graziano, P. (in press) Social functioning in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

    Ros, R., Graziano, P., & Hart. K. Treatment response among preschoolers with EBP: The role of social functioning. Manuscript under editorial review.

    Garcia, A, Ros, R., Hart, C., Graziano, P.A. Comparing executive functioning in bilingual and monolingual Hispanic/Latino preschoolers with disruptive behavior disorders. Manuscript under editorial review.

    Graziano, P., Ros, R., Hart, K., & Slavec, J. The School Readiness Parenting Program: Results from an open trial. Manuscript under review.

    Ros, R., Gregg, D., Graziano, P., & Hart, K. The association between self-regulation and ASD symptoms in preschoolers with externalizing behavior problems. Manuscript under editorial review.

    Hart, K., Ros, R., Gonzalez, V., & Graziano, P., Parent Perceptions of Medication Treatment for Preschool Children with ADHD. Manuscript under editorial review.

    Presentations

    Ros, R., & Graziano, P. (2017). Self-regulation deficits across preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and typically developing children. Poster to be presented at the International Society of Research in Child Adolescent Psychopathology, North Holland, Netherlands.

    Graziano, P., Ros, R., Hart, K., & Garcia, A. (2017). Targeting self-regulation in preschoolers with ADHD: The role of parent-child interaction quality. Poster to be presented at the International Society of Research in Child Adolescent Psychopathology, North Holland, Netherlands.

    Ros, R., Gregg, D., Munio, S., Hart, K, & Graziano, P. Initial Feasibility and Efficacy of a Summer Treatment Program for Preschoolers with Autism and Externalizing Behavior Problems. Poster to be presented at the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

    Ros, R., Graziano, P., Hart, K., & Gregg, D. The Association between Self-Regulation and ASD Symptoms in Preschoolers with Externalizing Behavior Problems. Poster to be presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

    Gregg, D., Ros, R., Hart, K., & Graziano, P. Atypicality in Preschoolers with Externalizing Behavior Problems: Effects on Emotional Lability and Parental Distress. Poster to be presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

    Ros, R., & Graziano, P. (2016). Social functioning in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A meta-analytic review. Symposium presented at the Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

    Ros, R., & Graziano, P. (2016). Social functioning in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A meta-analytic review. Poster presented at the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

    Graziano, P., Ros, R., Hart, K., & Slavec, J. (2016). The School Readiness Parenting Program: Results from an Open Trial. Paper presented at the Society for Prevention Research 24th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

    Gonzalez, V., Hart, K., Ros, R., & Graziano, P. (2015). Parents' Perceptions of Medication Treatments for Preschool Children With or at Risk for ADHD. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention.

    Ros, R., Graziano, P., & Hart. K. (2015). Treatment response among preschoolers with EBP: The role of social functioning. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

    Graziano, P., Hart, K., Garcia, A., Ros, R., Slavec, J. (2015). Beyond behavioral modification: Benefits of socio-emotional/self-regulation training for preschoolers with behavior problems. In M. McClelland and P. Graziano (co-Chairs), It takes a village: Short & long-term effects of interventions to promote school readiness in children at-risk for school failure. Symposium presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biannual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

    Graziano, P., Ros, R., & Hart, K. (2015). Comparing the Self-Regulation Profile of Bilingual vs. Monolingual Latino Children Identified as Having Behavior Problems. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development Biannual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

    Ros, R., Hernandez, J., Graziano, P, & Bagner, D. (2015). The Role of Parental Homework Completion during PCIT for Children with or at-Risk for Developmental Delay. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development Biannual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

    Ros, R., Graziano, P.,Slavec, J., & Hart, K. (2014). Does Parental Knowledge of Parenting Skills and Homework Completion Matter during Parent Training? Poster presented to the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Entered 2012-2013

  • Nicole Barroso

    Nicole Barroso

    nbarr025@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Daniel Bagner

    Research Interests

    Prevention and intervention of early childhood behavior problems, including callous unemotional traits,aggression, and parenting programs and the effects of negative parenting behaviors such as maltreatment, neglect, and exposure to violence on parent-child interactions.

    Publications

    Barroso, N.E., Hartley, C.M., Bagner, D.M., & Pettit, J.W. (2015). The negative effect of preterm birth on infant negative affect and maternal postpartum depressive symptoms in a minority sample. Infant behavior and development, 39, 159-165. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2015.02.011

    Hartley, C.M., Barroso, N., Rey, Y., Pettit, J.W., & Bagner, D.M. (2014). Factor structure and psychometric properties of English and Spanish versions of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale among Hispanic women in a primary care setting. Journal of clinical psychology, 70, 1240-1250. doi:10.1002/jclp.22101.

    Presentations

    Barroso, N.E., Garcia, D., Hungerford, G.M., Bagner, D.M., Graziano, P. & Mendez, L. (2015, August). A Meta-Analysis of Parenting Stress and Child Behavior Problems. Poster to be presented at the annual American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, CA.

    Garcia, D., Hungerford, G. M., Barroso, N. E., Hernandez, J., Kuluz. J., Bagner, D. M., (2015, August). Family-Centered Intervention for Post-Injury Behavior Problems in Young Children with Traumatic Brain Injury. Paper to be presented at the 2015 American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Ontario.

    Barroso, N.E., Bagner, D.M., Bahrick, L.E., Graziano, P.A., Coxe, S, & Denham, S.A. (May, 2015) Effect of Parent Emotion-Related Talk on Infant Behavior and Regulation. Presentation at the Annual South Florida Child Psychology Research Conference, Miami, FL.

    Barroso, N.E., Hungerford, G.M, Garcia, D., & Bagner, D.M. (2015, May). Psychometric Properties of the Parenting Stress Index-Short Form (PSI-SF) in a Sample of Predominately Hispanic, Low-Income Mothers and Their Infants. Poster to be presented at the annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, New York City, NY.

    Barroso, N.E., Hartley, C. M., Bagner, D. M., & Pettit, J. W. (2013, November). Mediating Effects of Postpartum Depression on the Relation between Preterm Birth and Infant Temperament. Poster presented at the annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Nashville, TN.

    Hartley, C. M., Barroso, N. E., Rey, Y., Pettit, J. W., & Bagner, D. M. (2013, November). Screening for Postpartum Depression in Pediatric Primary Care: Psychometric Properties among Hispanic Mothers. Poster presented at the annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Nashville, TN.

  • Raquel Melendez

    Raquel Melendez

    raquelendez@gmail.com

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Jeremy Pettit
    B.A. Psychology, McDaniel College

    Research Interests

    Raquel is a first-year student in the Clinical Science Ph.D. program. Her research interests include the etiology and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Raquel is an assessor and counselor at the Child Anxiety and Phobia Program, where she is currently investigating the effects of Attention Bias Modification Training (ABMT) on anxiety symptom reduction.

    Publications

    Melendez, R., Bechor, M., Rey, Y., Pettit, J. W., & Silverman, W.K. (manuscript submitted). The Attentional Control Scale for Children: Factor structure and relationship with symptoms of anxiety and depression among clinic referred youth.

    Bechor, M., Melendez, R., Rey, Y., Pettit, J.W. & Silverman, W.K. (manuscript submitted). Anxiety Symptoms Predict Depressive Symptoms via Attentional Control: Evidence of an Indirect Effect among Clinic-Referred Youth.

    Bechor, M., Melendez, R., Hill, R.M., & Pettit, J.W. (2014). Anxiety Disorders and Suicide-Related Behaviors. In D. A. Lamis & N. J. Kaslow (Eds.), Advancing the science of suicidal behavior: Understanding and intervention. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

    Presentations

    Melendez, R., Bechor, M., Vaclavik, D., Rey, Y., Pettit, J. W., & Silverman, W.K. (2014, November). Attention Bias to Threat in Clinic Referred Youth with Anxiety Disorders: Retest Reliability and Associations with Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 2014, in Philadelphia, PA.

    Bechor, M., Melendez, R., Rey, Y., Pettit, J. W., & Silverman, W.K. (2014, November). Social Anxiety Symptoms Predict Depressive Symptoms via Attentional Control: Evidence of an Indirect Effect Among Clinic-Referred Youth. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 2014, in Philadelphia, PA.

    Bechor, M., Melendez, R., Rey, Y., Vasey, M.W., Pettit, J. W., & Silverman, W.K (2013, November). Attentional Control, Attention Bias to Threat, and Anxiety Symptom Severity in Clinic Referred Children and Adolescents." Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 2013, in Nashville, TN.

    Melendez, R., & Madsen, S. (2012, March) Relatedness Among White College Students and College Students of Color: Links to Academic Achievement. Poster presentation at the 2012 Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

  • Anne Morrow

    Anne Morrow

    asmorrow@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Dr. Pelham
    B.A. Psychology & French, Amherst College

    Research Interests

    My research focuses on evidence-based treatments for externalizing disorders. More specifically, I am interested in the effect of evidence-based treatments on functional outcomes, especially academics.

    Publications

    Sibley, M. H., Altszuler, A. R., Morrow, A. S., & Merrill, B. M. (2014, June 16). Mapping the Academic Problem Behaviors of Adolescents With ADHD. School Psychology Quarterly. Advance online publication.

    Presentations

    Morrow, A.S., Merrill, B. M., Altszuler, A., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., Burger, L.A., Crowe, E.C., Raiker, J.S., Coles, E.K., Coxe, S., Connor, C.M., Lonigan, C.J., Pelham, W. E. (2014, November). The Effect of Methylphenidate on Learning in Children with ADHD. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

    Merrill, B.S., Morrow, A. S., Altszuler, A. R., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., & Pelham, W. E. (2014, November). Psychostimulants and Parent Training: Unique and Combined Effects on Homework Problems, Completion, and Accuracy in Children with ADHD. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

    Altszuler, A.R., Morrow, A. S., Merrill, B. M., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., Pelham, W. E. The Unique and Combined Effects of Stimulant Medication and Training on the Sports Competence of Children with ADHD (2014, November). Poster accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Robert Ogle

    Robert Ogle

    rogle001@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Stacy Frazier
    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Clinical Psychology, Columbia University
    B.A., Literature, University of California Santa Barbara

    Research Interests

    My research focuses on developing, implementing and disseminating prevention and intervention tools that are cost, time and staff-efficient for communities with high risk and low available resources. My current focus is on leveraging peer relationships and previously validated self-concept interventions to deliver broadly effective change in middle and high school academic settings, with a focus on improving academic and mental health outcomes.

    Publications

    Ogle, R.R., Frazier, S.L., Nichols-Lopez, K., Cappella, E., & The LINKS (Linking Neighborhoods, Kids, and Schools) Center (2015). Multi-faceted Self-Aspects: Associations With Academic Success. (Manuscript under review).

    Frazier, S. L., Mehta, T. G., Atkins, M. S., Glisson, C., Green, P., Gibbons, R., Kim, J. B., Chapman, J., Schoenwald, S., Cua, G., Ogle, R., & The LINKS (Linking Neighborhoods, Kids, and Schools) Center (2015). The social context of urban classrooms: Measuring student psychological climate. Journal of Early Adolescence.

    Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S. L., Becker, K. D., Bechor, M., Dinizulu, S. M., Hedemann, E. R., Ogle, R. R., & Pasalich, D. S. (2015). Common elements of adolescent prevention programs: Minimizing burden while maximizing reach. Admin. and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 42(2), 209-219.

    Presentations

    Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S. L., Becker, K., Bechor, M., Dinizulu, S. M., Hedemann, E., Ogle, R.R. (2012, October). Common elements of adolescent prevention programming: Minimizing the burden while maximizing the reach. Presented at The National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Lawrence, KS.

  • Anthony Ward

    Anthony Ward

    anthony.ward@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Erica Musser

    Research Interests

    I am interested in studying the phenomena that underlie externalizing behavior. In particular, I am interested in how understanding the variability in cognitive, temperamental, and etiological features in children with ADHD and other disruptive behaviors might complement our approach to classification and treatment.

    Publications

    Ward, A. R., Alarcon, G., Nigg, J. T., Musser, E. D. (Revise & resubmit). Variation in parasympathetic dysregulation moderates short-term memory problems in childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

    Presentations

    Ward, A.R., Bubnick, M.G., Campez, M., Meinzer, M.C., Sibley, M.H. (2015). Sluggish cognitive tempo moderates heterogeneous associations in ADHD comorbidity. Poster accepted at International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Portland, Oregon.

    Ward, A.R., Alarcon, G., Nigg, J.T., Musser, E.D. (2015). Parasympathetic nervous system dysregulation underlying working memory deficits in children with ADHD. Poster accepted at the Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

    Ward, A.R., Musser, E.D. (2015). The effects of extended-release methylphenidate on working memory in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Poster accepted at the Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

    Musser, E.D., Ward, A.R. (2015). Stimulant effects on the intersection of behavioral inhibition and emotion regulation in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Poster accepted at the Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

    Karalunas, S.L., Musser, E.D., Ward, A.R., Nigg, J.T. (2015). Cognitive response style in ADHD as marker of physiological and clinical heterogeneity. Symposium paper accepted at International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Portland, Oregon.

    Ward, A.R., Musser, E. D., Karalunas, S., Nigg, J. T. Oppositional defiant symptoms uniquely predict working memory deficits in children with ADHD. Poster Session presented at: 25th Annual Conference of the Association for Psychological Science; 2013 May 23-26; Washington, D.C.

Entered 2011-2012

  • Amy Altszuler

    Amy Altszuler

    aalts001@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: William E. Pelham, Jr.
    B.A., Psychology, University of Miami

    Research Interests

    Amy’s research examines evidence-based treatments for elementary school children with ADHD and conduct problems. Specifically, Amy’s research focuses on developing and disseminating interventions for this population.

    Publications

    Altszuler, A. R., Page, T. F., Gnagy, E. M., Coxe, S., Arrieta, A., Molina, B. S. G., Pelham, W. E. (under review). Financial Dependence of Young Adults with ADHD. Paper submitted for publication.

    Sibley, M. H., Campez, M., Perez, A., Morrow, A.S., Merrill, B. M., Altszuler, A. R., Coxe, S., Yeguez, C. E. (under review). Parent Management of Organization, Time Management, and Planning Deficits among Adolescents with ADHD. Paper submitted for publication.

    Waschbusch, D. A., Willoughby, M. T., Haas, S. M., Helseth, S. A., Crum, K. I., Altszuler, A. R., Ross, J. M., Coles, E. K., & Pelham Jr., W. E. (under review). Effects of behavioral treatment modified to fit the learning style of children with conduct problems and callous-unemotional (CU) traits. Paper submitted for publication.

    Sibley, M. H., Altszuler, A. R., Ross, J. M., Sanchez, F., Pelham, W. E., & Gnagy, E. M. (2014). A group- based parent-teen collaborative intervention for high school students with ADHD. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 21, 32-42.

    Sibley, M. H., Altszuler, A. R., Morrow, A. S., & Merrill, B. M. (2014). Mapping the Academic Problem Behaviors of Adolescents with ADHD. School Psychology Quarterly, 29(4), 422-437.

    Presentations

    Fenley, A., Wyszynski, C. M., Toffey, K. L., Comer, J. S., Kuriyan, A., Altszuler, A. R., Grant, K., Chu, B. C. (under review). Who watches the Watchmen? Professional profiles and satisfaction results from a large internet-based continuing education dissemination effort. Poster submitted for presentation at the Annual Convention of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Chicago, IL.

    Altszuler, A. R., Morrow, A. S., Merrill, B. M., MacPhee, F. L., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., Coxe, S., Pelham, W. E. (2014, November). The Unique and Combined Effects of Stimulant Medication and Training on the Sports Competence of Children with ADHD. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

    Merrill, B. M., Morrow, A. S., Altszuler, A. R., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., Coles, E., MacPhee, F. L., Coxe, S., & Pelham, W. E. (2014, November). Psychostimulants and parent training: Unique and combined effects on homework problems, completion, and accuracy of children with ADHD. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

    Morrow, A. S., Merrill, B. M., Altszuler, A. R., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., & Pelham, W. E. (2014, November). Between- and Within-Subjects Effects of Methylphenidate on Reading Fluency in Children With ADHD. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

    Altszuler, A. R., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., Pelham, W. E., MTA Cooperative Group (2014, August). Compliance with Behavioral Treatment in the MTA. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

    Page, T. F., Altszuler, A. R., Pelham, W., Gnagy, E. M., Molina, B. S. G., Pelham, W. E. (2014, August). Financial Dependence of Young Adults with ADHD. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

    Haas, S. M., Morrison, L., Waschbusch, D. A., Willoughby, M. W., Derefinko, K. J., Helseth, S., Crum, K., Altszuler, A., Ross, J. M., Coles, E. K., & Pelham, W. E. (2014, March). Validity of multiple informant evaluations of callous-unemotional traits in children with conduct problems. In S. M. Haas (Chair). Assessment of youth callous-unemotional traits. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

    Altszuler, A. R., Crum, K. I., & Waschbusch, D. A. (2013, June). Understanding the public perception of callous-unemotional traits. Poster presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy annual conference. Washington, D.C.

    Waschbusch, D. A., Willoughby, M. T., Haas, S. M., Helseth, S. A., Crum, K. I., Altszuler, A., Ross, J. M., & Coles, E. (2013, June). Callous-unemotional traits and treatment response in elementary school age children with conduct problems. Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy annual conference. Washington, D.C.

    Altszuler, A., Baker, E. A., McNutt, M.D., Hooper, M.W. (2012, March). Cigarette use and ADHD symptoms among college students. Poster presented at Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco annual conference. Houston, TX.

  • Michele Bechor

    Michele Bechor

    mbechor@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Jeremy Pettit

    Research Interests

    Michele is a second-year in the Clinical Science Ph.D. Program. She is an assessor and treatment counselor at the Child Anxiety & Phobia Program. Michele’s research interests include the etiology and course of anxiety in children and adolescents. She is also interested in the role of attention bias in internalizing disorders, outcomes for children with anxiety who do not respond to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and the role of technology in psychological treatment for youth. As part of the Child Anxiety & Phobia Program, Michele has been working with this sub-population to investigate the effects of Attention Bias Modification Training, a computer-based attention training program designed to reduce anxiety symptoms.

    Publications

    Boustani, M.M., Frazier, S.L., Becker, K., Bechor, M., Dinizulu, S.M., Hedemann, E.R., Ogle, R., Pasalich, D.S. (2014).Common Elements of Adolescent Prevention Programs: Minimizing Burden while Maximizing Reach. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 1-11.

    Bechor, M., Pettit, J.W., Silverman, W.K., Bar-Haim, Y., Abend, R., Pine, D.S., Vasey, M., & Jaccard, J. (2014). Attention bias modification treatment for children with anxiety disorders who do not respond to cognitive behavioral therapy: A case series. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28(2), 154-159.

    Presentations

    Bechor, M., Reeb-Sutherland, B.C., Ramos, M.L., Pettit, J.W. & Silverman, W.K. (May, 2015). Neural Correlates of Attentional Bias to Threat among Youth with and without Anxiety Disorders. Paper presented at the 2015 Center for Children & Families Speaker Series, Graduate Professional Development Series, Graduate Student Data Blitz, Department of Psychology, Florida International University, Miami, FL.

    Bechor, M., Pettit, J.W., Silverman, W.K., Rey, Y., Pine, D.S., Bar-Haim, Y., & Vasey, M.W., (2015, April). Preliminary Findings of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Attention Bias Modification for Child Anxiety CBT Nonresponders. In J. Pettit (Chair), Novel Strategies for Enhancing CBT Outcomes for Children with Anxiety and Related Disorders. Symposium conducted at the 2015 annual conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Miami, FL.

    Motoca, L.M., del Busto, C. T., Hedemann, E.R., Bechor, M., Silverman, W.K. (2013, April). The Impact of Parenting Behaviors on Child Anxiety and Avoidance in a Clinic Referred Sample: An Observational Study. Paper accepted for presentation at the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.
     

  • Chelsey Hartley

    Chelsey Hartley

    chart023@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Jeremy Pettit

    Research Interests

    Chelsey is interested in depression and suicide in adolescence. Currently she is working on a project investigating post-partum depression with adolescent mothers. Additionally, she is collecting data on depression among spanish-speaking undergraduate students.

    Publications

    Barroso, N.E., Hartley, C.M., Bagner, D.M., & Pettit, J.W. (2015). The Negative Effect of Preterm Birth on Infant Negative Affect and Maternal Postpartum Depressive Symptoms in a Minority Sample. Infant Behavior and Development, 39, 159-165.

    Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S. L., Hartley, C., Meinzer, M., & Hedemann, E. R. (2015). Perceived benefits and proposed solutions for teen pregnancy: Qualitative interviews with youth care workers. Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 85(1), 80-92.

    Hartley, C.M., Barroso, N., Rey, Y., Pettit, J.W., & Bagner, D.M. (2014). Factor structure and psychometric properties of English and Spanish versions of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale among Hispanic women in a primary care setting. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 70, 1240-1250.

    Vujnovic, R.K., Fabiano, G.A., Morris, K., Norman, K.E., Hallmark, C., & Hartley, C. (2014). Examining School Psychologists’ and Teachers’ Application of Approaches within a Response to Intervention (RTI) Framework. Exceptionality, 22, 129-140.

    Hartley, C.M., Grover, K.E., Pettit, J.W., Morgan, S.T., & Schatte, D.J. (2013). Are reports of life event stress among suicidal youth subject to cognitive bias? Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 43, 503-510.

    Pettit, J.W., Hartley, C.M., Lewinsohn, P.M., Seeley, J.R, & Klein, D.N. (2013). Is liability to recurrent major depressive disorder present before first episode onset in adolescence or acquired after the initial episode? Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 353-358.

    Presentations

    Boustani, M., Frazier, S. L., Hartley, C., Meinzer, M., & Hedemann, E. (November, 2014). Adaptation and implementation of an evidence-based sexual health program for adolescents involved in child welfare. In S. Busa (Chair) Beyond Psychology: Expanding the Reach of the Treatment Evidence Base for Youth. Symposium at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

    Hill, R. M., Hartley, C. M., & Pettit, J. W. (2014, November). The interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide: A test of the hopelessness hypothesis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

    Barroso, N., Hartley, C. M., Bagner, D. M., & Pettit, J. W. (2013, November). Mediating Effects of Postpartum Depression on the Relation Between Preterm Birth and Infant Temperament. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

    Hartley, C. M., Barroso, N., Rey, Y., Pettit, J. W., & Bagner, D. M. (2013, November). Screening for Postpartum Depression in Pediatric Primary Care: Psychometric Properties Among Hispanic Mothers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

    Hartley, C. M., Hill, R., & Pettit, J.W. (2013, November). Negative Urgency as a Robust Predictor of NSSI Among Hispanic College Students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

    Hartley, C. M., Pettit, J.W. (2012). Are Reports of Life Event Stress Among Suicidal Youth Subject to Cognitive Bias? Poster presented at National Harbor, MD: ABCT 46th Annual Convention.

    Coles, E., Bagner, D.M., Robb, J., Helseth, S.A., Hartley, C.M. (2012). Sequencing of Parent Training: Does it Matter? In E. Coles (Chair), New Directions for Parent Training Interventions: Using Behavioral Principles to Guide Innovative Adaptations. National Harbor, MD: ABCT 46th Annual Convention.

  • Erin Hedemann

    Erin Hedemann

    ehede001@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Dr. Frazier

    Research Interests

    Erin’s research focuses on mental health promotion for under-served children and families. She is interested in capitalizing upon and enhancing community resources to help prevent anxiety and depression.

    Publications

    Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S. L., Hartley, C., Meinzer, M., & Hedemann, E. (2015). Perceived benefits and proposed solutions for teen pregnancy: Qualitative interviews with youth care workers. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 85(1), 80-92.

    Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S. L., Becker, K., Bechor, M., Dinizulu, S. M., Hedemann, E. R. et al. (2015). Common elements of adolescent prevention programming: Minimizing the burden while maximizing the reach. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 42(2), 209-219.

    Presentations

    Hedemann, E.R., Durosier, E., & Frazier, S.L. (2015, September). Reducing Risks for Anxiety and Depression among Urban Youth: Leveraging After School Programs to Promote Emotion Regulation. Poster to be presented at the 9th World Congress on the Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders. Columbia, SC.

    Boustani, M., Frazier, S. L., Hartley, C., Meinzer, M., & Hedemann, E. (November, 2014). Adaptation and implementation of an evidence-based sexual health program for adolescents involved in child welfare. In S. Busa (Chair) Beyond Psychology: Expanding the Reach of the Treatment Evidence Base for Youth. Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, Philadelphia, PA.

    Motoca, L., del Busto, C., Hedemann, E., Bechor, M., & Silverman, W.K. (2013, April). Contextual Influences on Childhood Anxiety. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

    Motoca, L. M., del Busto, C.T., Hedemann, E., Bechor, M., & Silverman, W.K. (2013, April). The impact of parenting behaviors on child anxiety and avoidance in a clinic referred sample: An observational study. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Seattle, Washington.

    Varela, R. E., Hedemann, E., Creveling, C., Moore, K., Niditch, L., & Hensley-Maloney, L. (2011, March). The Role of Emotion Regulation and Parental Control in Latino Youth Anxiety in C. F. Weems (Chair) & T. H. Ollendick (Discussant), Emerging Resources for the Prevention, Treatment, and Identification of Underserved Youth at Risk for Anxiety Disorders. Symposium conducted at the Annual Conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. New Orleans, LA.

    Hedemann, E., Varela, R.E., Niditch, L., Creveling, C., Moore, K., & Hensley-Maloney, L. (2011, March). Examining Somatization in Anxious Latino Youth. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Hensley-Maloney, L., Hedemann, E., & Varela, R, E. (2010, November). Do Controlling Parenting and Cognitive Biases Help Explain Anxiety in Latino Youth? in K. M. Lewis & T. H. Ollendick (Chairs) & R.E. Varela (Discussant), All in the Family: Exploration of parenting practices and their relation to internalizing symptoms in children and adolescents across cultures. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. San Francisco, CA.

    Varela, R. E., Hedemann, E., Niditch, L., Moore, K., & Creveling, C. (2010, October). Controlling Parenting and Cognitive Biases in Clinically Anxious Latino Youth. Poster presented at the Kansas Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Lawrence, Kansas.

    Hedemann, E., Varela, R. E., Hensley-Maloney, L. Niditch, L., Moore, K., & Creveling, C. (2010, March). Why do anxious children report more somatic complaints? A test of a moderation model with a multiethnic sample. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. Baltimore, Maryland.

    Niditch, L., Varela, R. E., Hedemann, E., Moore, K. Creveling, C. & Edel, P. (2010, March). Why do mothers and children disagree on ratings of child anxiety? The effects of child age and maternal anxiety on anxiety reporting. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Megan Ross

    Megan Ross

    jmross@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Raul Gonzalez
    B.S. Psychology, James Madison University

    Research Interests

    Megan's research interests focus on risky behaviors in adolescents, in particular the measurement, moderators and mediators, and outcomes of these behaviors. She is also interested in the relationship of these behaviors with externalizing disorders and in assessing and intervening on these behaviors.

    Publications

    Ross, J.M., Vega, M., & Gonzalez, R. (under review). The neuropsychology of risky sexual behavior.

    Waschbusch, D. A., Willoughby, M. T., Haas, S. M., Helseth, S. A., Crum, K. I., Altszuler, A. R., Ross, J. M., Coles, E. K., & Pelham Jr., W. E. (under review). Effects of behavioral treatment modified to fit the learning style of children with conduct problems and callous-unemotional (CU) traits.

    Levine, A., Gonzalez, R., Ross, J.M., & Martin, E.M. (in press). Neurocognition in HIV and Substance Use Disorders. In Gendelman, H.E., Grant, I., Everall, I.P., Gelbard, H.A., Fox, H.S., Lipton, S.A., and Swindells, S. (Eds.) The Neurology of AIDS, New York: Oxford University Press.

    Ross, J.M., Coxe, S., Schuster, R.M., & Gonzalez, R. (in press). Risky sexual behavior in young adult cannabis users with conduct disorder symptoms: The role of decision-making.Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2015.1010489

    Sibley, M.H., Altszuler A.R., Ross, J.M., Sanchez, F., Pelham, W.E., & Gnagy, E.M. (2014). A group-based parent-teen collaborative intervention for high school students with ADHD. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 21, 32-42.

    Sibley, M.H., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G., Coxe, S., Kipp, H., Gnagy, E.M., Meinzer, M.,Ross, J.M., & Lahey, B.B. (2014). The role of early childhood ADHD and subsequent CD in the initiation and escalation of adolescent cigarette, alcohol, and marijuana use. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123 (2), 362-374. doi: 10.1037/a0036585

    Babinski, D., Sibley, M.H., Ross, J.M., & Pelham, W.E. (2013). The effects of single versus mixed gender treatment for adolescent girls with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42 (2), 243-250.

    Sibley, M.H., Ross, J.M., Gnagy, E.M., Dixon, L., Conn, B., & Pelham, W.E. (2013). An intensive summer treatment program for ADHD reduces parent-adolescent conflict. Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment, 35, 10-19.

    Sibley, M.H., Pelham, W.E., Mazur, A., Gnagy, E.M., Ross, J.M., & Biswas, A. (2012). The effect of video feedback on the social behavior of an adolescent with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16 (7), 579-588.

    Sibley, M.H. Pelham, W.E., Evans, S.W., Gnagy, E.M., Ross, J.M., & Greiner, A.R. (2011). Evaluation of a summer treatment program for adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 18, 530-544.

    Presentations

    Duperrouzel, J.C., Ross, J.M., & Gonzalez, R. (2015, June). Relationship between changes in cannabis use and anxiety among adolescents. Poster presentation at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Phoenix, AZ.

    Ross, J.M., Graziano, P., Duperrouzel, J.C., Gonzalez, I., & Gonzalez, R. (2015, June). Moderating effects of decision-making on cannabis use and body mass index among adolescents. Poster presentation at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Phoenix, AZ.

    Haas, S. M., Morrison, L., Waschbusch, D. A., Willoughby, M. W., Derefinko, K. J., Helseth, S., Crum, K., Altszuler, A., Ross, J. M., Coles, E. K., & Pelham, W. E. (2014, March). Validity of multiple informant evaluations of callous-unemotional traits in children with conduct problems. In S. M. Haas (Chair). Assessment of youth callous-unemotional traits. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

    Ross, J.M., Coxe, S., Schuster, R.M., & Gonzalez, R. (2014, March). Decision-making, conduct disorder symptoms, and level of cannabis use interact to predict number of sexual partners. Poster presentation at the International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA.

    Waschbusch, D. A., Willoughby, M. T., Haas, S. M., Helseth, S. A., Crum, K. I., Altszuler, A., Ross, J. M., & Coles, E. (2013, June). Callous-unemotional traits and treatment response in elementary school age children with conduct problems. Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, Washington, D.C.

    Ross, J.M., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G., Gnagy, E., Li, T. & Waschbusch, D. A. (2013, November). Trajectory of risky sexual behavior from adolescence to adulthood: The role of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

    Sibley, M.H., Pelham, W.E., Mazur, A., Ross, J.M., & Gnagy, E.M. (November, 2010). The effect of video feedback on the social behavior of an adolescent with ADHD. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

    Eid, R., Redford E., Hawkins, M., Davis H., Ross, J., Sadler J., Brady C., & Evans, S. (August, 2009) Parental perspective on ADHD: Household issues that predict strain and relationships. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

    Ross, J.M., Shore, T., & Dudley, J.M (2007, March). Treatment development for high school students with ADHD: Enlisting community collaboration. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of Raising the Bar: Improving Services for Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Harrisonburg, VA

    Dudley, J.M., Evans, S.W., Ross, J.M., & Shore, T. (2007, August). ADHD treatment development and implementation for adolescents. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Entered 2010-2011

  • Cristina del Busto

    Cristina del Busto

    cristina.delbusto@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Jeremy Pettit

    Research Interests

    Cristina T. del Busto is finishing her fourth year as a doctoral student in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Her research interests span across the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety disorders, with an emphasis on the development and dissemination of culturally competent anxiety treatments and interventions for ethnic minorities and other underserved populations.

    Publications

    Marinez-Lora, A., Boustani, M., del Busto, C.T., Leone, C. Rusch, D., Frazier, S.L., & Atkins, M. (under review). An Iterative Framework for the Language Adaptation of an Intervention: Balancing Etic and Emic Perspectives. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences.

    Presentations

    Marin, C.E., del Busto, C.T., Rey, Y., Pettit, J.W., & Silverman, W.K. (November, 2014). Latino Children with Selective Mutism or Social Anxiety Disorder: An Initial Examination of Cultural Factors. Symposium talk submitted for presentation at the biennial meeting of the National Latino Psychological Association, Albuquerque, NM.

    del Busto, C.T., Hill, R., Rey, Y., Pienkowski, M., Dahan, J., Pettit, J. W. & Silverman, W.K. (November 2013). Anxiety sensitivity and suicidal ideation in a clinic referred sample of anxious youth. Poster presentation at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention. Nashville, TN.

    del Busto, C.T., Rey, Y., Marin, C.E., Hernandez, I., Silverman, W.K. & Pettit, J.W. (November 2013). Selective Mutism and Social Phobia: A first at look the cultural context in a clinic referred sample of anxious Hispanic children. Poster presentation at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention. Nashville, TN.

    del Busto, C.T., Hill, R., Rey, Y., Pienkowski, M., Dahan, J., Pettit, J. & Silverman, W.K. (under review). Anxiety sensitivity and suicidal ideation in a clinic referred sample of anxious youth. Submitted for poster presentation at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention. Nashville, Tennessee.

    Marin, C.E., del Busto, C.T., Rey, Y., & Silverman, W.K. (October 2012). Anxiety Symptoms and its Correlates: A comparison between youth with Selective Mutism and youth with Social Phobia. Poster presented at the Selective Mutism Group Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida.

    del Busto, C.T., Hernandez, I., & Silverman, W.K. (November 2011). Examining culture as it relates to the clinical presentation of anxiety-disordered youth by referral source. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention. Toronto, Canada.

    Motoca, L. M., del Busto, C.T., Williams, S, & Silverman, W.K. (August 2011). Social functioning in youth with and without Social Phobia. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association. Washington D.C.

    del Busto, C.T., Lopez, C.M., & Kistner, J.A. (November, 2009). Are mothers biased in child ratings of depression and anxiety? Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention. New York, NY.

    del Busto, C.T., Lopez, C.M., & Kistner, J.A. (April, 2009). Multiple informant agreement on comorbid symptoms of children referred for evaluation of ADHD. Poster presented at the Annual Howard Baker Undergraduate Research Day, Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

    Motoca, L. M., del Busto, C.T., Hedemann, E., Bechor, M., & Silverman, W.K. (accepted for April 2013). The impact of parenting behaviors on child anxiety and avoidance in a clinic referred sample: An observational study. Symposium to be presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Seattle, Washington.

    del Busto, C.T., Lopez, C.M., & Kistner, J.A. (April, 2009). Multiple informant agreement on comorbid symptoms of children referred for evaluation of ADHD. Talk given at the Annual Howard Baker Undergraduate Research Day, Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

  • Sarah Helseth

    Sarah Helseth

    shelseth@fiu.edu

    Education

    FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Stacy Frazier

    Research Interests

    My primary research interest centers on problematic peer relationships experienced by children in under-served community settings. Specifically, I seek to utilize peers as mechanisms of change for other target children who are experiencing social or academic impairment, by developing targeted prevention and intervention programs. I am also interested in employing consumer marketing techniques to identify ways to increase evidence-based treatment utilization by end consumers (parents, schools, etc.).

    Publications

    Helseth, S. A., Waschbusch, D. A., King, S., & Willoughby, M. T. (in press). Social Information Processing and Response to Peer Provocation: Aggression in Children with Conduct Problems and Callous-Unemotional Traits. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

    Helseth, S. A., Waschbusch, D. A., Gnagy, E. M., Onyango, A. N., Burrows-MacLean, L., Fabiano, G. A., …Pelham Jr., W. E. (in press). Effects of behavioral and pharmacological therapies on peer reinforcement of deviancy in children with ADHD-only, ADHD and conduct problems, and controls. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

    Miller, N. V., Haas, S. M., Waschbusch, D. A., Willoughby, M. T., Helseth, S. A., Crum, K. I., … Pelham, W. E. (2014). Behavior Therapy and Callous-Unemotional Traits: Effects of a Pilot Study Examining Modified Behavioral Contingencies on Child Behavior. Behavior Therapy, 45(5), 606–618.

    Helseth, S. A., Bruce, B., & Waschbusch, D. A. (2013). Overestimation of physical abilities among boys with and without ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders.

    Franconeri, S., Scimeca, J.M., Roth, J.C., & Helseth, S. A. (2011). Flexible visual processing of spatial relationships. Cognition, 122(2): 210–227.

    Presentations

    Helseth, S. A., Dirks, M. A., Rusch, D., & Frazier, S. L. (2014, October). After‐School Program Quality and Youth Social Competence. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (NCCCAP), Lawrence, KS.

    Haas, S. M., Morrison, L., Waschbusch, D. A., Willoughby, M. W., Derefinko, K. J., Helseth, S.A., Crum, K., Altszuler, A., Ross, J. M., Coles, E. K., & Pelham, W. E. (2014, March). Validity of multiple informant evaluations of callous-unemotional traits in children with conduct problems. In S. M. Haas (Chair). Assessment of youth callous-unemotional traits. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

    Helseth, S. A., King, S., & Waschbusch, D. A. (2013, November). Are Callous-Unemotional Traits Associated with Social Information Processing and Response to Provocation in Children with Conduct Problems? Poster presented at ABCT 47th Annual Convention, Nashville, TN.

    Waschbusch, D. A., Willoughby, M. T., Haas, S. M., Helseth, S. A., Crum, K. I., Altszuler, A., Ross, J. M., & Coles, E. (2013, June). Callous-unemotional traits and treatment response in elementary school age children with conduct problems. Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, Washington, D.C.

    Maharaj, A., Waschbusch, D. A., Helseth, S. A., Crum, K. I., Altszuler, A., & Ross, J. M. (2013, May). Analysis of the CPS for children with CU traits for inclusion in punishment assessment. Poster presented at the 39thAssociation for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

    Coles, E., Bagner, D.M., Robb, J., Helseth, S.A., & Hartley, C.M. (2012, November). Sequencing of Parent Training: Does it Matter? In E. Coles (Chair), New Directions for Parent Training Interventions: Using Behavioral Principles to Guide Innovative Adaptations. National Harbor, MD: ABCT 46th Annual Convention.

    Helseth, S.A., Pelham, W.E., Waschbusch, D., Gnagy, E., Onyango, A.N., & Nichols-Lopez, K.A. (2012). Effects of behavior modification and stimulant medication on peer reinforcement of deviancy in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In J. McQuade (Chair), Social Impairments in Youth With ADHD: Innovations for Treatment Targets and Intervention. National Harbor, MD: ABCT 46th Annual Convention.

    Coles, E., Bagner, D.M., Robb, J., Helseth, S.A., & Hartley, C.M. (2012). Sequencing of Parent Training: Does it Matter? In E. Coles (Chair), New Directions for Parent Training Interventions: Using Behavioral Principles to Guide Innovative Adaptations. National Harbor, MD: ABCT 46th Annual Convention.