Julie Ryan Julie L. Ryan, PhD

julie_ryan@williamjames.edu

Role(s)

  • Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Department
  • Concentration Faculty, Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience

Degrees

  • PhD, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • MA, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • BA, Boston University

Teaching

  • Clinical Seminar 1 (CS 600)
  • Introduction to the Clinical Care of Children and Families (CL 523)
  • Lifespan Development (LS 659)
  • Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence (PY521)
  • Clinical Practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (BX 700)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Dissemination of Evidence Based Practices for Youth
  • Emotion regulation
  • Treatment of Anxiety
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Children, Adolescents, and Families
  • Suicide prevention

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist, Massachusetts (# 10467)
  • Licensed Psychologist, New York (# 019175-1)

Awards

  • July 2013, Fairleigh Dickinson University Provost’s Seed Grant ($5000 awarded)
  • June 2008, PSI CHI Excellence in Teaching Award
  • April 2005, Society for Research and Child Development Millennium Scholar Junior Mentor

Publications and Presentations

*denotes graduate student mentee

Fox, J. K., Halpern, L. F., & Ryan, J. L. (under review). Emotion regulation as a moderator of relations between peer victimization and mental health outcomes in youth. Submitted to Social Development.

Weil Malatras, J., Israel, A.C., Sokolowski, K. L. & Ryan, J. L. (2016). Family Stability, Time Management and Attention in College Students. Re-submitted to Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 47, 23-29.

Masia Warner, C., Klein R., Colognori, D., Brice, C., Mufson, L., Lynch, C., Herzig, K., Reiss, P.,Petkova, E., Fox, J., Moceri, D., & Ryan, J.L. (2016). A randomized effectiveness trial of cognitive-behavioral treatment for social anxiety implemented by school counselors. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12550

*Grossi, L., Lee, A. F., Schuler, A., Ryan, J. L. & Prentky, R. A. (2016). Sexualized behaviors in cohorts of children in the child welfare system. Child Abuse and Neglect, 52, 49-61.

*Sweeney, C., Masia Warner, C., Brice, C., Stewart, C., Ryan, J., Loeb, K., L., & McGrath, R. E. (2015). Identification of Social Anxiety in Schools: the utility of a two-step screening process. Contemporary School Psychology, 1-8.

Fox, J. K., Masia Warner, C., Lerner, A. B., Ludwig, K., Ryan, J. L., Colognori, D., Lucas, C. P., & Brotman, L. M. (2012). Preventive intervention for anxious preschoolers and their parents: Strengthening Early Emotional Development. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 43, 544–559.

Masia Warner, C., Ludwig, K., *Sweeney, C., Spillane, C., Hogan, L., Ryan, J. L., & Carroll, W. (2011). Treating persistent distress and anxiety in parents of children with cancer: An initial feasibility trail. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 28(4), 224-230.

Fox, J. K., Halpern, L. F., Ryan, J. L., & Lowe, K. A. (2010). Stressful life events and the tripartite model: Relations to anxiety and depression in adolescent females. Journal of Adolescence, 33, 43-54.  

Symposium Presentations

Ryan, J.L., Fox, J. K., Colognori, D., Masia Warner, C. (2011, November). Outcomes of CBT for Social Anxiety Delivered by School Counselors: The Mediating Role of Negative Cognitions. Paper presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Associations for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON.

Colognori, D., Ryan, J.L., Fox, J. K. & Masia Warner, C. (2011, November). Mental Health Service Utilization in a Community Sample of Socially Anxious Adolescents. In Ryan, J. L. & Masia Warner, C. (Co-Chairs) Mental Health Service Utilization in Youth: Deficiencies of Availability, Awareness and Use of Evidence Based Treatments. Paper presented at the 45th annual Associations for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON.

Masia Warner, C., Ryan, J.L., Colognori, D., Fox, J. K., Herzig, K. (2011, November).  Adapting Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder for Delivery in Schools: Training School Counselors to Deliver a Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention. Paper presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Associations for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON.

Ryan, J.L., Ludwig, K., Colognori, D., Kim, R.E., Masia Warner, C. (2010, November). Training school counselors to deliver a cognitive-behavioral intervention for adolescents with social anxiety disorder: process, integrity, and competence. Paper presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Associations for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Poster Presentations 

*Wilson, L, Ryan, J. L., *Serino, D., & *Martin, J. (2016, October). The effects of imparining mood dysregulation and comorbid difficulties on the reports of children’s suicidal ideation. Poster to be presented at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

*Serino, D., Ryan, J. L., *Wilson, L., & *Martin, J. (2016, October). Does the presence of suicidality in children with emotion dysregulation influence treatment response? Poster to be presented at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Kobezak, H. M., Duran, E., Taffuri, J. L., Fox, J. K., Ryan, J. L., & Halpern, L. F. (2016, November).Investigating cognitive mediation and stress generation approaches to the development of social anxiety in children. Poster presented at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Duran, E., Kobezak, H. M., Taffuri, J. L., Fox, J. K., Ryan, J. L., & Halpern, L. F. (2016, November).Hostile intent cognitions as a moderator of negative life events and aggression in school-aged children.Poster presented at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

*Martin, J. B., Ryan, J. L., Wilson, L. A. S., & Serino, D. M. (2015, November). Social functioning in preadolescent children with impairing emotion dysregulation: Can DBT help? Poster presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

*Wilson, L. A. S., Ryan, J. L., Martin, J. B., Serino, D. M. (2015, November). Exploring the different outcomes of an open pilot Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Multi-Family Skills group for children with or without Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. Poster presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Novak, M. L., Taffuri, J. L., Fox, J. K., Ryan, J. L., & Halpern, L. F. (2015, November) Pathways between peer victimization and internalizing and externalizing distress in school-age children. Poster presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

*Serino, D., Ryan, J. L., *Martin, J., *Wilson, L., Lander, E., & Miller, A. L. (2014, November). Can the Child Behavior Checklist Pediatric Bipolar/Dysregulation Profile improve following a 16-week DBT Multifamily Skills Group? Poster presented at the 48th annual Associations for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

*Wilson, L., Ryan, J. L., *Martin, J., & *Serino, D. (2014, November). Relationship between parental psychopathology and child mood dysregulation before and after DBT Multifamily Skills Group. Poster presented at the 48th annual Associations for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

*Martin, J., Ryan, J. L., Lander, E., & Miller, A. L., Serino, D. & Wilson, L. (2014, November). Tempering tween tantrums with DBT? Feasibility of a DBT Multifamily Skills Group treatment with youth with disruptive mood dysregulation disorder. Poster presented at the 48th annual Associations for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Fox, J. K., Riskie, C., Ryan, J. L., & Halpern, L. (2014, November). Patterns of Specificity in Parenting Behaviors, Child Affectivity, and Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms. Poster presented at the 48th annual Associations for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

*Martin, J., Ryan, J. L., Fox, J., & Halpern, L. (2014, March). Do Parents Make Bullying Worse? The relationship between peer victimization and anxious automatic thoughts in children, and the moderating effects of parental warmth and overprotection. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Vaysman, R., Persons, E., Uhl, K., Ryan, J. L., Fox, J., & Halpern, L. (2012, November). The Mediational Role of Negative Affect in the Association between Peer Victimization and Child Psychopathology. Poster presented at the 46th annual meeting of the Associations for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Hirsch, E., Stewart, C. E., Lackovic, S. F., Fox, J. K., Colognori, D., Ryan, J. L., Kim, R. E., & Masia Warner, C. (2011, November). The Fear of Positive Evaluation Scale in a Community Sample of Adolescents: Psychometric Properties and Relationship to Social Anxiety. Poster presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Associations for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON.

Lackovic, S. F., Stewart, C. E., Hirsch, E., Colognori, D., Fox, J. K., Ryan, J. L., Kim, R. E., & Masia Warner, C. Rates of Service Utilization in Socially Anxious Adolescents: Does severity predict help-seeking? Poster presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Associations for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON.

Kim, R.E., Ocner, E., *Sweeney, C., Rialon, R.A., Ryan, J.L., Ludwig, K., Colognori, D., Masia Warner, C. (2010, November). Training school counselors to deliver a cognitive-behavioral intervention for adolescents with social anxiety disorder. Poster presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Associations for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

*Sweeney, C., Ocner, E., Lerner, A.B., Reitman, E., Kim, R.E., Ludwig, K., Ryan, J.L., Masia Warner, C. (2010, November). Effects of a group CBT intervention for parents of preschool-aged children with anxiety: An open pilot of Strengthening Early Emotional Development (SEED). Poster presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Associations for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • 2014- Present, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Awards and Recognition Committee, Committee Member

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • 2014-2015, Consultant/Staff Psychologist, CBT/DBT Associates, New York, NY
  • 2011-2015, Assistant Professor of Psychology School of Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
  • 2012-2014, Associate Director of Clinical Training, School of Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
  • 2013- 2015, ABCT Annual Program Committee, Committee Member
  • 2011-2014, Senior Provider, Fairleigh Dickinson University Faculty Practice, Hackensack, NJ
  • August 2014. Trainee, Advanced Intensive Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy,  Behavioral Tech (Five-day training)
  • August 2014, Trainee, Beck Institute Training: Supporting a Successful Transition to College for Students with ASD (Two-day training)
  • May 2014, Trainee, Kazdin Parent Management Training, Yale Parenting Center (Two-day training)
  • Nov. 2013, Trainee, APA Commission on Accreditation Site Visitor training (Eight-hour training)
  • Jan. 2013, Trainee, American Psychological Association accreditation self-study training presented by the Commission on Accreditation (Eight-hour training)
  • 2009-2010, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Psychology New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • 2007-2008, Instructor, Department of Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York

Professional Affiliations

  • 2012-Present, Dissemination Special Interest Group of ABCT
  • 2008-Present, Child Anxiety Special Interest Group of ABCT
  • 2003-Present, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

Community Engagement

  • Invited Lecture: Red Flags:Identifying children with Tourette’s Syndrome. Guest Speaker for the New Jersey Center for Tourettes Syndrome. Presented to staff of Straight and Narrow, Paterson, NJ, April, 2015
  • Invited Lecture: Managing Tourette’s Syndrome in the classroom. Guest Speaker for the New Jersey Center for Tourettes Syndrome. Presented to Fair Lawn Elementary School, February, 2014
  • Invited Lecture: Introduction to Tourette’s Syndrome. Guest Speaker for the New Jersey Center for Tourettes Syndrome. Presented to Teaneck Community Charter School, August, 2013
  • Invited Lecture: Emotion Regulation: How to Help Individuals with Developmental and Cognitive Delays Understand Their Emotions and Control their Behaviors. Guest Speaker for the New Jersey Center for Tourettes Syndrome. Presented to ECLC of New Jersey, November, 2012.
  • Webinar: Anxiety and the Undergraduate: Common Difficulties Due to Anxiety and How Post-Secondary Educators Can Help. Guest Speaker for the New Jersey Center for Tourette’s Syndrome.  April, 2012.
  • Webinar: Emotion Regulation:  Strategies for Children and Adolescents Experiencing Irritability and Difficulties Managing Their Emotions. Guest Speaker for the New Jersey Center for Tourettes Syndrome. January, 2012.
  • Invited Lecture: Anxiety in Adolescents. Guest Speaker. Presented to the Madison Public School Junior and High Schools’ Parent, Teacher and Student Associations, Madison, NJ, October, 2009.
  • Invited Lecture: Identification of suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors. Guest Speaker. Presented to the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Pediatric Emergency Department, The University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY, November, 2008.
  • Invited Grand Rounds Lecture: Introduction to Psychological Assessment in Pediatric Care. Guest Speaker. Presented to the Department of Behavioral Pediatrics, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, March, 2008.