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Doctoral Projects & Colloquia Schedule

Below is the 2016 doctoral project colloquia schedule. Presentations  are held at William James College and are open to the public. Check this space often as we continue to update the schedule, they are listed by date of presentation with the most recent first.

Please click here for a sampling of Doctoral Project titles from 2012-2014.  The titles in bold are focused on diversity and difference.


May 2016

Destination Imagination: An Examination of Highly Creative Children’s Experiences on Their Journey Through Imagination

Presented by: Elysha Greenberg
Discussant: Judy Newcomb, MA, MEd
Date: May 4, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Freedman Center


Moderating Effects of Personality Characteristics on the Relationship between Facebook Use, Social Relationships, Self-Esteem, and Mood in First Year College Students

Presented by: Sinéad Christine McCarthy
Discussant: Mary Beth Kilinski, PsyD
Date: May 3, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Identity Development of Adoptees who Become Adoptive Mothers

Presented by: Janet Price
Discussant: Sue Harris O'Connor, MSW
Date: May 2, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Primary Care Physicians' Identification and Management of the Behaviorally Challenging Older Adult Patient

Presented by: Sarah Young
Discussant: Alexander Morgan, MD
Date: May 2, 2016
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Room 231


Displaced Children Of Katrina 10 Years Later: A Phenomenological Study of Post-Disaster Coping

Presented by: Lauren Mason
Discussant: David Henderson, MD
Date: May 2, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 336

April 2016

The Impact of Stereotype Threat on Latino Adolescents’ Academic Performance: A Qualitative Examination

Presented by: Glavielinys Cruz
Discussant: Julie Zakreski, PhD
Date: April 30, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Room 126


"Abuela Tells Me to Stop and I Can't!": Cultural Considerations for Latinos with Chronic Tic Disorders

Presented by: Laura Zakreski
Discussant: Pedro Garrido-Castillo, PhD
Date: April 29, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 126


License Portability: Opinions and Potential Barriers According to Licensed Psychologists

Presented by: Doug Frew
Discussant: Eugene D'Angelo, PhD
Date: April 28, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 127


Testing the Cultural Fairness of the Spanish Version of the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination-Revised (ACE-R) Through Item Analysis with a Peruvian Population.

Presented by: Maria Veronica Zapater-Raberov
Discussant: Jessica Boyatt, PsyD
Date: April 25, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Room 204


Trajectories and Turning Points within the Stepchild-Stepparent Relationship

Presented by: Emily Hotz
Discussant: Patricia Papernow, EdD
Date: April 22, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Chronic Pain, Mindfulness and Measures of Physical Function: A Systematic Review

Presented by: William Jackson
Discussant: Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD
Date: April 19, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Room 127 or Webcast Here


Work-related Stress and Trauma for Emergency Medical Services Personnel: Coping and Recommendations for Mental Health Providers

Presented by: Adam Arsenault
Discussant: Douglas Bitman, PhD
Date: April 4, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Room 127

March 2016

Hope, Self-Compassion, and the Cultivation of Self-Efficacy During Mental Health Training

Presented by: Lauren Pudalov
Discussant: Judith V. Jordan, PhD
Date: March 2, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 126

February 2016

Construct Validity of the Mental State Discourse Measure: A Study of Women with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Depression

Presented by: Kiley Gottschalk
Discussant: Caroline Phillips, DClinPsy
Date: February 11, 2016
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Room 404

January 2016

Effects of Parental Divorce on the Quality of Children's Adult Romantic Attachments

Presented by: Robert DiGiammarino
Discussant: Lynda Robbins, JD
Date: January 25, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 336


Exploring the Two-Continua Model of Mental Health as a Predictor of Suicidal Behavior Among College Students

Presented by: Kristen Ross
Discussant: David Seeman, PhD
Date: January 13, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Room 126


Learning Disabilities and Self-Concept: A Phenomenological Study

Presented by: Nicole Baum
Discussant: Stephen Prior, PsyD
Date: January 9, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 204


An Evaluation of the Impact of Locus of Control on Public Perceptions and Support of Policies that Govern Sexual Offenders

Presented by: Hilary Novak
Discussant: James Moran, EdD
Date: January 4, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 126

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