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Doctoral Projects & Colloquia Schedule

Below is the 2016-17 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.

 

July 2017

College Students’ Anxiety, Social Media Engagement, and Fear of Missing Out

Presented by: Kelsey Chambers
Discussant: Jennifer Granquist, MA, LMHC
Date: July 29, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Mt. Ida College, 777 Dedham Street, Newton, MA  02459, Oak Hill Room (ground floor,  Campus Center)


Eating Attitudes and Behaviors of Third Generation Descendants of Holocaust Survivors

Presented by: Chantal Gil
Discussant: Rachel E. Liebman, PhD
Date: July 27, 2017
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Room 126


Young Adult Heterosexual Couples' Attitudes towards Male Hormonal Contraception and Communication about Contraception Use

Presented by: Zoe Fountain Lantelme
Discussant: Christer Larsson, PsyD
Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Room 333

June 2017

Rape Myth Acceptance and Attribution of Blame Amongst First Disclosure Recipients

Presented by: Miklos Hargitay
Discussant: Sharon Imperato, LMHC
Date: June 29, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 128


Massachusetts’ Healthcare Providers’ Beliefs, Knowledge, and Willingness to Recommend a Medical Marijuana Consultation

Presented by: Jenna Kauffman
Discussant: Jordan Tishler, MD
Date: June 10, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 228


Mental Health Worker's Self Reported Clinical Competencies and Expertise in Treating Veterans

Presented by: Adam C Freed
Discussant: John Rodelico, PhD
Date: June 9, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Exploratory Study on Motivational Attitude Differences Towards Exercise Between Koreans and Caucasian Americans

Presented by: Jung-Yang J Lin
Discussant: Lisa Lewis, EdD
Date: June 8, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 334


May 2017

A Screening Tool for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Culturally Sensitive Prenatal Care for Latina Mothers

Presented by: Cherish DeOliveira
Discussant: Bruce Ecker, PhD
Date: May 30, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Room 230


Supervisors’ Perspectives on Feedback-Informed Supervision

Presented by: James Blue
Discussant: Maureen Minarik, PhD
Date: May 26, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 128


EASE Social Anxiety: Parent-Child CBT for Pediatric Social Anxiety Disorder

Presented by: Alexandra Brewer
Discussant: Maria Fraire, PhD
Date: May 25, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Room 126


Implications of Polyamorous Relationships on Sense of Self

by: Maria Minkova
Discussant: Jennifer Bortle, PhD
Date: May 22, 2017
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 126


Correlations Between the Conformity to Masculine Norms Inventory and Motivations for O line Gaming in Players of Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games

Presented by: Kevin Burchby
Discussant: Mark Kline, PsyD
Date: May 20, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Understanding and Addressing Trauma-Reactive Behaviors in the Classroom: A Workshop for Teachers

Presented by: Sarah Swenson
Discussant: Margaret Blaustein, PhD
Date: May 19, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Latina Organized Athletic Participation and the College Transition

Presented by: Elizabeth Bendick
Discussant: Paige Shaw, PsyD
Date: May 18, 2017
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Room 336


The Influence of Clinician Theoretical Orientation on the Detection and Diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Presented by: Alexandra Vlahakes
Discussant: Adam Carmel, PhD
Date: May 17, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 126


The Relationship Between Perceived Social Connectedness, Physical Wellbeing, and Subjective Aging in Older Adults

Presented by: Alison Armour
Discussant: Katherine King, PsyD
Date: May 17, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


Clients’ Perspectives on Bilingual Therapy and Language Switching

Presented by: Felix Trede
Discussant: Nelson Ochoa, PhD
Date: May 16, 2017
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Room 334


Adolescent Risk Behavior and Experiences with Flow

Presented by: Kristen Bettencourt
Discussant: Sylvia Krinsky, MD
Date: May 15, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Exploring the Culture of High-Risk Urban Youth

Presented by: Catherine Smail
Discussant: Lisa Bibuld, PsyD
Date: May 15, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 336


The Relationship Between Self-Esteem, Self-Compassion, and Childhood Attachment During Adulthood

Presented by: Shiraz Levkovich
Discussant: Jessica Boyatt, PsyD
Date: May 15, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 228


How Jewish Rituals of Mourning Affect Bereavement Outcomes for Widowed Older Adults

Presented by: Rachael Falk
Discussant: Kristen Dillon, PsyD
Date: May 15, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 126


Barriers to Diagnosis of Peripartum Depression in Latino Women

Presented by: Amy J. Harmon
Discussant: Allison Miller, PsyD
Date: May 15, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Room 128


Exploring Intergenerational Relationships Among Birth Mothers Reunified with Their Children

Presented by: Lisa Chimes
Discussant: Akiana Fleurantin, LSW
Date: May 13, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 126


The Development of a Mobile Health Care Application for Spinal Cord Injury Patients Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Presented by: Julion Marrinan
Discussant: Carmine DiChiara, PsyD
Date: May 13, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 126


The Relationship of Frequency and Duration of Video Game Usage, Level of Sexual and Violent Game Content and Level of Satisfaction in Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adults

Presented by: Elizabeth Forrest
Discussant: Lauren Derienzo, PsyD
Date: May 13, 2017
Time: 9:45 am
Location: Room 127


Language and Cultural Considerations in Juvenile Corrections: A DBT Manual in Spanish

Presented by: Alexandra Maestre-Bauzo
Discussant: Akalita A. Ross, PhD
Date: May 12, 2017
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 128


Navigating Self-Disclosure: A Qualitative Exploration of the Experienced Psychologist

Presented by: Miriam Fagan
Discussant: Anna Stothart, PsyD
Date: May 12, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 226


Attitudes Toward Transgender Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Presented by: Alison Gurley
Discussant: Evan Graber, PhD
Date: May 12, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 128


Women’s Experiences of Being Without Children

Presented by: Ingrid G. Deller
Discussant: Danya Goodman, PhD
Date: May 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Room 128


An Examination of Responsiveness to Intervention Among Elementary Aged Students at a Public Charter School

Presented by: Nicole Morreo
Discussant: Levonne Coughlin, MA
Date: May 11, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Relational Perspectives on Resistance

Presented by: Ross Callahan
Discussant: Joseph M. Schwartz, PhD
Date: May 11, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Room 128


The Relationship Between Self-Compassion and Sleep in the College Population

Presented by: David Bricklin-Small
Discussant: Sarah Piontkowski, PhD
Date: May 10, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Cognitive, Academic, and Behavioral Functioning of Foreign-Born and US-Born Hispanic Children in the Child Welfare System: Findings Using the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW II)

Presented by: Krizia Vinck
Discussant: Mónica D. Fernández-Castro, JD, MSW, LICSW, LADC-I 
Date: May 8, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Room 126


The Effects of Acculturative Family Distancing on the Psychological Well-being, Ethnic Identity Development and Academic Achievement of Latinos in Higher Education

Presented by: Lizette Santana
Discussant: Jamie Siegel, PsyD
Date: May 8, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


Do Fourth Year Clinical Psychology Doctoral Students Have Less Stigmatizing Attitudes Toward Persons With Schizophrenia Than First Year Students? A Cross Sectional Study

Presented by: Aaron Kaplan
Discussant: Carina Lati, PsyD
Date: May 2, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Room 126


The Experiences of Black Doctoral Students in Clinical Psychology Programs at Predominately White Academic Institutions

Presented by: Antoine Salvador
Discussant: Jonathan Jenkins, PsyD
Date: May 1, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 226

April 2017

The Lived Experience of High-Volume Dating Application Users

Presented by: Alexandra R. Lash
Discussant: Patricia Kara Massie, PhD
Date: April 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


Stepmothers’ Co-Parenting Experience with the Mother in Joint Custody Stepfamilies

Presented by: Annkatrine Gates
Discussant: Patricia Papernow, EdD
Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 334


The Relationship between Ally Identity and Implicit Associations Towards LGBTQ Individuals

Presented by: Nicholas Kolasinski
Discussant: Joseph Winn, MSW, LICSW, CST-S
Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Factors Affecting Mental Health Care Disengagement Throughthe Utilization of a Comprehensive Referral Program

Presented by: Stephen Brevik
Discussant: Nadja Reilly, PhD
Date: April 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 334


OIF/OEF National Guard/Reserve Military Couples: A Qualitative Study of Resiliency Factors Post Deployments

Presented by: Miriam Stoll
Discussant: Ingrid Herrera-Yee, PhD
Date: April 14, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Room 126

March 2017

Role and Identity Adjustment and the Experience of Liminality in Veterans Seeking Higher Education: A Qualitative Investigation

Presented by: Mary (Molly) Sullivan
Discussant: David Blustein, PhD
Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Room 334

February 2017

A Comparison of Spontaneous and Responsive Models of Sexual Desire In Women Who Meet Screened Criteria for Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder

Presented by: Justine Lassman
Discussant: Kristen White, PsyD
Date: February 13, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 335

December 2016

Clinicians’ Attributional Biases Toward Male Adolescent Gang Members

Presented by: Andrea Arruda
Discussant: Tracy Fass, JD, PhD
Date: December 19, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 335


Effects of Physical and Mental Health Services within a Supported Reentry Program on Recidivism for Racial Minority Male Ex-Offenders

Presented by: Jessica R. Garcia
Discussant: James Schrage, PsyD
Date: December 16, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 127


The Use of Three Group Therapy  Interventions  for Parents in an Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescents with Eating Disorders

Presented by: Michael Chiumiento
Discussant: Stuart Koman, PhD
Date: December 10, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 126


Parental Involvement in Child Psychotherapy: Clinicians' Beliefs and Practices

Presented by: Curt Degenhart
Discussant: Sonya Kurzweil, PhD
Date: December 8, 2016
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 334

November 2016

Coping With Ethnic Microaggression in Chinese Immigrants

Presented by: Weiyen Chung
Discussant: Yun S. Wang, PsyD
Date: November 21, 2016
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Room 127


Clinical Psychology Students' Perceived Empathy, Emotional Intelligence and Working Alliance

Presented by: Patrick Downes
Discussant: Carrie Landa, PhD
Date: November 16, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 334/335

October 2016

The Integration of Yogic Practices and Vipassana Meditation: A Curriculum for Adolescents and Young Adults with Complex Trauma

Presented by: Jessica Lewis
Discussant: David Schouela, BA
Date: October 29, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 126

September 2016

The Integration of Yogic Practices and Vipassana Meditation: A Curriculum for Adolescents and Young Adults with Complex Trauma

Presented by: Jessica Lewis
Discussant: David Schouela, BA
Date: September 17, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 128

The Kids Aren't Alright: A Correlational Study Evaluating the Relationship between High Conflict Divorce and Child Adjustment

Presented by: Madeleine Gordon
Discussant: Honorable Susan D. Ricci (Ret), JD
Date: September 16, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 127

The Experience of Paraprofessional Counselors in Residential Treatment Centers

Presented by: Andrew Smith
Discussant: Lois Choi-Kain, MD
Date: September 12, 2016
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Room 126


A Social Cognitive Remediation Program for Youth at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis

Presented by:  Rebecca Lesser
Discussant: William Stone, PhD
Date: September 9, 2016
Time:  3:00 pm
Location: Room  128

Providers' Rates of Use and Views of Contingency Management Protocol in Suboxone and Buprenorphine Programs in Massachusetts

Presented by: Alexander D'Orio MacNeil
Discussant: Frank Busconi, LICSW, LADC
Date: September 7, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Room 226
August 2016

Development and Piloting of "Listening Effectively" and "Managing Conflict" Educational Modules for Parents of Overweight/Obese Adolescents

Presented by: Angela Karras
Discussant: Katrina Schroeder, RD, LDN
Date: August 31, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 231

Assessing Risk Factors that may Contribute to Justice Involvement of Returning Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans in Puerto Rico

Presented by: Christina DiMeglio
Discussant: Isaias Sepulveda, MD
Date: August 26, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 126


The Status Dynamics of Anger Management

Presented by: Erol Zeybekoglu
Discussant: John Rodolico, PhD
Date: August 26, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126

Spiritually-Based Distress Tolerance Skills Training For Latino Immigrants

Presented by: Andrea Bedoya
Discussant: Yanina Gonzales, PsyD
Date: August 25, 2016
Time: 5:45 pm
Location: Room  228


An Exploration of Male Veterans' Sense of Masculinity and Emotional Expressivity

Presented by: Aubrey Orloff
Discussant: Christopher Mackowiak, PhD
Date: August 25, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Room 126


Teacher Experiences in Response to Training on Safe and Supportive Schools

Presented by: Andrew Taytslin
Discussant: Patricia Crain de Galarce, EdD
Date: August 25, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 128


An Exploratory Study into Clinicians' Perspective of the Risks and Benefits of Religious Self-Disclosure on the Therapeutic Working Alliance

Presented by: Molly Coxon
Discussant: Cheryl Rosenthal, PsyD
Date: August 25, 2016
Time: 4:15 pm
  Location: Room 126


An Investigation into the Illusion of Safety Construct of Orthorexia Nervosa

Presented by: Haley Poirier
Discussant: Holly Parker, PhD
Date: August 25, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 126


Treatment Professionals' Experiences Treating Sexual Offenders Who Maintain Denial of Their Offense

Presented by: Amanda Silveira
Discussant: Andrea Barnes, JD, PhD
Date: August 24, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


A Qualitative Examination of Social Skills Participants in a Role-Playing Game

Presented by: Emma Nathanson
Discussant: Andrew Harris, MEd
Date: August 23, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 128


Personality, Sexual Fantasy, and Sexually deviant Behavior in a Community Male Sample

Presented by: Paul Doolan
Discussant: Nancy Connolly, PsyD
Date: August 23, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 126

The Effect of Attachment Style, Age and Year of Initial Facebook Membership on the Relationship Between Frequency of Facebook Likes and Mood

Presented by: Jessica Rolincik
Discussant: L. Megan Kersting, PsyD
Date: August 22, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 126


The Use of Battered Child Syndrome and Self-Defense Pleas in Cases of Parricide

Presented by:  Aliya Heller
Discussant: Jeffrey Burl, PhD
Date: August 22, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 227


The Influence of Age on the Public's Perception of Battered Child Syndrome as a Legal Defense in Parricides

Presented by: Holly Soares
Discussant: Jeffrey Burl, PhD
Date: August 22, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 227


Reclaiming Relationships: An Integrative Psychotherapy Group for Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence

Presented by: Lauren Driscoll
Discussant: Rachel Cooper, PsyD
Date: August 22, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 128


The Effects of Parentification on Emerging Adults of Divorced Families: The Mediating Role of Attachment Style

Presented by: Hannah Watkins 
Discussant: Marta Carlson, PhD 
Date: August 22, 2016 
Time: 11:00 am 
Location: Room 126


Behind Closed Doors:  Therapists' Reactions to Their Male Sex Offending Patients

Presented by: Sara Moore
Discussant: Renee Sorrentino, MD
Date: August 19, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Women in the Sex Industry: A Qualitative Study of Their Meaning-Making About the Language Used to Describe Them

Presented by: Uma Shanmugham
Discussant: Diya Kallivayalil
Date: August 19, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Room 126


Using the Job Demands and Resources Model to Predict Turnover Intention in Community Mental Health Workers

Presented by: Jeffrey Reining
Discussant: Kelly English, PhD
Date: August 16, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 126


The Continuity of Music in Older Adult's Lives: A Qualitative Study

Presented by: Alicia Agana
Discussant: Lisa Kynvi, MA
Date: August 12, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 126

Premature Termination in Trauma-Focused Treatment From the Perspective of Military Service Members and Veterans

Presented by: Hillary Scudder
Discussant: Elizabeth Goetter, PhD
Date: August 10, 2016
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Room 126

July 2016

The Relationship Between Instagram and Young Women's Body Image Satisfaction and Appearance Concerns

Presented by: Lucienne Cohen  
Discussant: Ann Goebel-Fabbri, PhD
Date: July 29, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 126

The Relationship Between Conformity to Traditional Masculinity and Dysfunctional Relationship Beliefs in Unmarried Heterosexual Men

Presented by: Erin McFadden
Discussant: Christine Williams, PhD
Date: July 25, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Room 126

Attitudes Towards Aging, Personality Traits and Psychological Well being in Community Dwelling Older Adults

Presented by: Rebecca Hoffenberg
Discussant: Joann Montepare, PhD
Date: July 21, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126

Primary Care Pediatrician's Perceptions of the Mental Health Practices of School Psychologists

Presented by: Patsy Mok Tsang
Discussant: Claudia M Gold, MD
Date: July 13, 2016
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Room 126

Burnout and Compassion Satisfaction Among Mental Health Clinicians

Presented by: Michael Croke
Discussant: Diane Davey, RN, MBA
Date: July 12, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 128

ADHD Treatment Patterns in Rural Primary Care as a Function of Knowledge Base, Treatment Expectations, and Practice Demographics

Presented by: Caroline Byron
Discussant: Xiaolu Hsi, PhD
Date: July 11, 2016
Time: 7:30 am
Location: Room 128

The Basic Need for Orientation and Control in Grawe's Consistency Theory and It's Relationship to Cross Cultural Leadership Attributes

Presented by: Dana De Nault
Discussant Dr. Elizabeth Clarkson
Date: July 6, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 446
June 2016

Let's Talk About Sex: How Older Adults Communicate About Sexuality Issues With Their Friends

Presented by: Jenny Yen
Discussant: Kristen Dillon, PsyD.
Date: June 24, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 127


A Comparison of Importance of Factors Affecting Marital Decision Across Military/Civilian and Socioeconomic Status

Presented by: Robert Chester
Discussant: John Rodolico, PhD.
Date: June 22, 2016
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Room  126


Toward Identifying Predictors of Adaptive Functioning in Adults with High-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presented by: Emily Williamson
Discussant: Ronald Lee, PhD
Date: June 20, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Room 126


The Effects of Brief Versus Extensive Coaching on Defensiveness Using the Personality Assessment Inventory

Presented by: Tara Gallo
Discussant: Charlene Bonner, PsyD.
Date: June 14, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Assessing the Relationship between Practitioners' Beliefs about Problematic Alcohol Use and Perceived Efficacy of Treatment Interventions for Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder

Presented by: Brittney Stedman
Discussant: Carl Williams, PhD
Date: June 11, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 226  
May 2016

Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma in Haitian Families.

Presented by: Jessica Yanick Pierre
Discussant: Deborah Peck, PsyD
Date: May 17, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 332

Clinicians' Moral Orientation and Likelihood to Report Suspected Child Maltreatment: An Exploratory Study

Presented by: Samantha Zaid
Discussant: Vanessa Prosper, PhD
Date: May 16, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 126

A Neurological Perspective on the Effects of Resonant and Dissonant Leadership Behaviors on Followers and Perceived Psychological Safety

Presented by: Miranda Ralston
Discussant: Dr. Scott Wimer
Date: May 16, 2016
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Room 446


Mental Health Promotion Within a Virtual World: A Feasibility Study

Presented by: Maxine Kantor
Discussant: Craig Murphy, PhD  
Date: May 16, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room  231


Teaching Healthy Masturbation Skills to Adolescent Males with Autism Spectrum Disorder Level 1

Presented by: Matthew Lundeberg
Discussant: Ellen Goldberg, PhD
Date: May 16, 2016
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Room 126

High School Personnel's Perception of How Stigma Impacts Adolescents Accessing Mental Health Services in a Public School Setting

Presented by: Nicole Theron Parkes
Discussant: Arnold Kerzner, MD
Date: May 16, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 128

The Relationship Between Siblings with a Brother or Sister Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Anticipated Caregiving.

Presented by: Mary Grabowski
Discussant: Dr. Judy Solman, PsyD
Date: May 14, 2016
Time: 2:45 pm
Location: in the Atrium

The Development and Feasibility of a Motivational Interviewing Program to Improve the Communication Skills of Undergraduate Students

Presented by: Christopher Chiverton
Discussant: Milicent Armstrong, MBA
Date: May 14, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 126

Developing a Motivational Interviewing Training Program for Clinicians Completing Neuropsychological Assessments

Presented by: Gregory Cesarini
Discussant: David Callahan, PhD
Date: May 14, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126 

The Development of a Self-Paced Computer Based Training Module of Motivational Interviewing for Spanish-Speaking Clinicians

Presented by: Zachary Delcambre
Discussant: Mark Furtado, PsyD
Date: May 14, 2016
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Room 126  


A Quantitative Study of the Impact of Optimism on Self-Blame in Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presented by: Chalini Jayasekera.
Discussant: Allison Kitson, ICSW
Date: May 13, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 126

Social Media and Self-Evaluation: The Examination of Social Media Use on Identity, Social Comparison, and Self-Esteem in Young Female Adults

Presented by: Michelle Solomon
Discussant: Barry Plummer, PhD
Date: May 12, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 126

The Experience of Obtaining a Tattoo in Relation to the Emotional Healing Process for Cancer Survivors

Presented by: Kayla Agar
Discussant: Katie D. Binda, MSW, LICSW
Date: May 11, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 126

Relational Bullying, Gender, and Interpersonal Self-Efficacy in Young Adults

Presented by: Renee Marchant
Discussant: Robin D'Antona, EdD
Date: May 10, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Room 226

The "Contemporary Father": A Quantitative Study of Factors that Contribute to Father Involvement

Presented by: Catherine Barba
Discussant: Raymond A. Levy, PsyD
Date: May 10, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 126

Cultivating Self-Compassion through a Youth Resiliency Program

Presented by: Jennifer Brownstein
Discussant: Gil Noam, Ed.D., PhD
Date: May 9, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 226

Exploring the Subjective Experience of Ultra-Orthodox Defectors

Presented by: Rachel Weiskopf
Discussant: Leah Schild, PsyD
Date: May 9, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 126

The Effect of Search Engine Availability on Semantic Memory Process

Presented by: Elena Tillman
Discussant: David Gleason, PsyD
Date: May 7, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 128

Exponential Leadership: A Framework for 21st Century Leadership Success

Presented by: Charles Allen
Discussant: Jessie Yip, JD
Date: May 6, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 204

Emerging Adults' Experiences of Having an Older Sibling with High Functioning Autism

Presented by: Elizabeth Apkin
Discussant: Gael Orsmond, PhD
Date: May 6, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 126

Disruptions Birth: The Relentless Search for Best-Fit Value

Presented by: Robert Hill
Date: May 5, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 204

Online Professional Development: Impact on Treatment Integrity of ABA Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presented by: Kimberly Lessard
Discussant: Teresa Bolick, PhD
Date: May 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


Online Professional Development: Impact on Treatment Integrity of ABA Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presented by: Kimberly Lessard
Discussant: Teresa Bolick, PhD
Date: May 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126

Continuous Traumatic Stress, Attachment Style and Parenting Style for Jewish-Israeli Parents in Israel and the United States

Presented by: Kineret Kandelker Peer
Discussant: Tracey Hurd, PhD
Date: May 4, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Room  126

The Relationship between Specific Cognitive Deficits, Behavioral Problems and Psychosocial Issues in Children with Learning Difficulties.

Presented by: Trudi Pugatch
Discussant: Jennifer McLean, PsyD
Date: May 4, 2016
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 126

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


Strength of Veteran Identification Moderates Mental Health Stigma in Male Post-9/11 Veterans.

Presented by: Evan Bick
Discussant: Dawne Vogt, PhD
Date: May 3, 2016
Time: 12:00 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


Ethnic Identity Development and the Effects of Perceived Discrimination on Academic Achievement and Psychological Well-Being Among METCO and Boston Public Schools Students

Presented by: Arica Austin
Discussant: Ayanna Quinones, PhD
Date: May 2, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126

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


Increasing Trust and Oxytocin Levels in a Leadership Team Through Structural Dynamics

Presented by: Maria Kastarou
Discussant Dr. Sarah Hill
Date: April 26, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 446

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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