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Doctoral Projects & Colloquia Schedule

Below is the 2015 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.


September

Effectiveness of the FRIENDS Program in Reducing Anxiety Symptoms Among Female High School Students

Presented by: Crystal Mims
Discussant: Suzanne Donnellan, PsyD
Date: September 2, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 227


August

An Examination of Factors Affecting Processing Speed in a High School Population Referred for Special Education Testing

Presented by: Allison Jekogian
Discussant: Ryan Fielding, PsyD
Date: August 28, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Improving Psychological Testing Report Recommendation Adherence for Underserved Child Clients at the Brenner Center

Presented by: Rachel Callanan
Discussant: Mina Panayoutou, PsyD
Date: August 28, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


Measuring the Effectiveness of a Professional Development Workshop on Attitudes and Knowledge in Working with Self-Injurious Youth

Presented by: Wendy L. Price, CAGS, NCSP
Discussant: Melissa Pearrow, PhD
Date: August 27, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Therapists' Experience of Client Blame with Adult Survivors of Sexual Assault: A Qualitative Study

Presented by: Nadia Insanally
Discussant: Margarita Alvarez, PsyD
Date: August 26, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 231


Understanding the Subjective Experiences that Gay and Lesbian Couples Perceive as Important in Raising Their Children

Presented by: Rachel Leary
Discussant: Nicole Issa, PsyD
Date: August 26, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 126


The Experience of Mental Health Therapists in the Community Working with Veterans in Couples Therapy

Presented by: Christine Nunes
Discussant: Nina F. Lewis -Schroeder, PhD
Date: August 26, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 231


Elementary School Psychologists' Experiences with School-Based Bullying Prevention and Intervention Efforts

Presented by: Zachary Faas
Discussant: Ronda Goodale, PhD
Date: August 25, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 126


Curriculum for In-Home Therapy: A Demonstration Project

Presented by: Jennifer Mazier, MA
Discussant: Myrtise Kretsedemas, LICSW
Date: August 24, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Personhood and Caregiving for People with Neurocognitive Disorders: A Descriptive Psychology Approach

Presented by: Aladdin Ossorio
Discussant: Rabbi Sam Seicol
Date: August 24, 2015
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Room 126


Culturally Modified Interpersonal Psychotherapy Among Hispanic College Students:A Demonstration Study

Presented by: Brian Lieberman
Discussant: Shani Dowd, BA, LHD(hc), LCSW
Date: August 24, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 128


A Descriptive Psychology Account of Patient-Centered Medicine and the Chronic Pain Patient

Presented by: Jordan Backstrom
Discussant: Maria Celli, PsyD
Date: August 21, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Increasing Understanding of Postpartum Psychosis: An Introductory Manual for Obstetrician-Gynecologists and Pediatricians

Presented by: Leslie Scheel
Discussant: Elizabeth Torres, PsyD
Date: August 19, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Assessing Mentalization: Toward Construct Validation of Mental State Discourse Analysis as Applied to the Thematic Apperception Test

Presented by: Oren Lee-Parritz
Discussant: Wynn Schwartz, PhD
Date: August 19, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


The Impact of Expressing Gratitude on the Well-Being of Individuals with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

Presented by: Lauren Parker
Discussant: Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, PhD
Date: August 18, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Exploring the Effects of Burnout on Milieu Staff in Residential Treatment Centers for Children

Presented by: Elizabeth Abbate
Discussant: Gloria-Lee Kazakov, PsyD
Date: August 17, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 227


Examining Alternate Ways of Measuring Treatment Progress in IncarceratedSexual Offenders

Presented by: Rebecca Pullman
Discussant: Matthew Robinson, PhD
Date: August 17, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


The Role of Cognitive Rehabilitation in Alcoholics and Addicts Practicing Abstinence: A Manual for Clinicians

Presented by: Erika Updegrove
Discussant: Jeff Gaines, PhD, ABPP-CN
Date: August 11, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Room 126


The Role of Protective Factors against Burnout in Mental Health Workers Employed in Psychiatric Inpatient Units and Residential Programs

Presented by: Cassandra Aasmundsen
Discussant: Seth Doolin, PsyD
Date: August 3, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 126


July

An Examination of Jurisdictional Practices for Juvenile Competence to Stand Trial Remediation Services

Presented by: Summer Langley
Discussant: Kelly Casey, PhD
Date: July 29, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Motivating Change Through the Assessment Process: A Training Manual for Practicum Level Students Learning Neuropsychological Assessment

Presented by: Dana Oertel
Discussant: Anthony Giuliano, PhD
Date: July 25, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Online Social Anxiety Psychoeducational Program

Presented by: Lauren Lindsay
Discussant: Margaret Hannah, MEd
Date: July 22, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Room 126


Distractibility, Aging, and Driving: Relationship of Scores on the Useful Field of View Across Mini Mental State Exam, Age, Diagnosis and Drivewise® Assessment Outcome Scores

Presented by: Kayla Allen
Discussant: Bonnie Wong, PhD
Date: July 21, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 126


The Relationship of Inauthenticity in Relationships, Body Objectification, Sexual Self-Efficacy, and Contraceptive Use In Sexually Active Female College Students

Presented by: Ilana Cooper
Discussant: Jessica Goldstein, PhD
Date: July 21, 2015
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 128


Visual Biases for Emotional Faces as a Mechanism of Social Anxiety, as Assessed through Fear of Positive and Negative Evaluation

Presented by: Alexander Lemiszki
Discussant: Kristin Huang, EdD
Date: July 20, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 126


An Exploration of the Constructs of Social Isolation and Self-Esteem Among Bereaved Adolescent Males Participating in a One-Week Therapeutic Summer Camp

Presented by: Daniel Wolfson
Discussant: Corey Levy, PsyD
Date: July 16, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 126

June

The Relationship Between Parent Report of Children Exposed to Domestic Violence, Parent Level of Stress, and Their Report of Child Behavior

Presented by: Leah Kesselman
Discussant: Norah Hass, PsyD
Date: June 29, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 204


The ability of Supervisors and Supervisees to Recognize Ethical Violations within the Supervisory Relationship

Presented by: Sarah Strandberg
Discussant: Frances Grossman, PhD
Date: June 25, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


Rethinking "Having It All": Contemporary Feminist Perspectives

Presented by: Mirella Young
Discussant: Roya Ostovar, PhD
Date: June 24, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 204


An Exploratory Study of the Clinical Applications of Lucid Dreaming

Presented by: Bryan Koesler
Discussant: Wynn Schwartz, PhD
Date: June 23, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 226


Love is to Dance: Balancing Autonomy and Connectedness in Adult Intimate Relationships

Presented by: Benjamin Cooley Hall
Discussant: David Goldfinger, PhD
Date: June 23, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Room 336


The Moderating Effect of Emotional Distress on the Relationship between Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Growth

Presented by: Daria Mamon
Discussant: Anthony Giuliano, PhD
Date: June 22, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 226


Meaning Making and Post-traumatic Growth in Veterans

Presented by: Molly Giorgio
Discussant:
Date: June 15, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 335


Sources of Resilience for Latino Family Caregivers of Dementia Patients: A Phenomenological Study

Presented by: Santia Berberena
Discussant: Paul Raia, PhD
Date: June 12, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 228


The Design and Implementation of the BEST Self Curriculum: Teaching Emotion Regulation to Elementary School Students

Presented by: Sarah Tannenbaum
Discussant: Gayle L. Macklem, MA, LEP
Date: June 12, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


The Effect of Self-Monitoring on Body Satisfaction in Emerging Adult and Middle-Aged Women

Presented by: Britt Gottlich
Discussant: Elizabeth Cronin, PsyD
Date: June 8, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 228


The Development of the Maternal Caregiving System Within a Matrix of Tensions, Culture and Context: A Qualitative Study of New Mothers

Presented by: Sarit Lesser
Discussant: Nancy M. Terres, PhD, RN
Date: June 4, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 226

May

Clients' Experiences and the Therapeutic Relationship During Neurofeedback Training

Presented by: David Helfand
Discussant: Anita Myer
Date: May 18, 2015
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Room 204


Anxiety in Multiple Sclerosis: Associations Between Clinical and Psychosocial Variables

Presented by: Line Hviid
Discussant: Brian Healy, PhD
Date: May 15, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Post-traumatic Subjectivity: A Theoretical Exploration of Intersubjectivity, Mentalization, and Childhood Sexual Abuse

Presented by: Lou McDonald
Discussant: Margaret Cramer, PhD ABPP
Date: May 13, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Room 127


Understanding Clients' Experiences of Repaired Ruptures in the Therapeutic Relationship

Presented by: Renate Schultz
Discussant: Jody Leader, PhD
Date:  May 13, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Transracial Adult Adoptees' Perceptions of How Their Parents Addressed Issues of Race

Presented by: Dorothy Kelleher
Discussant: Anne Gehrenbeck-Shim, PhD
Date: May 13, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 128


Complex Trauma in a Classroom Environment: Teachers' Reactions to a Professional Development Workshop

Presented by: Alyson Marx
Discussant: Michael Clontz, LICSW
Date: May 12, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 126


The Effects of Psychiatric Labels on Psychotherapist Attitudes Towards Potential Clients with Major Mental Illness

Presented by: William Fitzgerald
Discussant: Christine Frizzell, EdD
Date: May 11, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Room 126


Muslim-American Adolescents: Exploring Muslim and American Identities in Adolescents and their Parents

Presented by: Fatin Alhadi
Discussant: Othman Mohammad, MD
Date: May 8, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 126


A Conceptualization of Grandiosity

Presented by: Gal Sivan
Discussant: Xiaolu Hsi, PhD
Date: May 7, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Room 126


Examining the Intergenerational Transmission of Child Physical Abuse in a U.S. Sample

Presented by: Elaine Veracruz
Discussant: Natalie Cort, PhD
Date: May 7, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


Mothers and Daughters: Narratives of Sustained Connection during Adolescence

Presented by: Kasey Lafreniere
Discussant: Diane Weaver, PsyD
Date: May 7, 2015
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Room 127


Primary Care and the Elderly Bereaved: Implications for Medical Education

Presented by: Sue Morris
Discussant: Karen Fasciano, PsyD
Date: May 6, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Room 127


Social Media: The Religious and Spiritual Healing Capacity of the Transcendent Function and its Application in Clinical Treatment

Presented by: Rochelle Greene
Discussant: Nancy Kehoe, PhD
Date: May 6, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 127


Status Dynamics, Through-Lines, and the Dramaturgical Pattern of the Recovering Addict

Presented by: Bryan Harnsberger
Discussant: Jason Shestok, PsyD
Date: May 6, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 126


The Clinical Use of Sexually Explicit Media in the Treatment of Sexual Concerns

Presented by: Bailey Hanek
Discussant: Katherine Ellin, PhD
Date: May 6, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


Exploring Interpersonal Relations in the Context of Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma among Guatemalans

Presented by: Herlinda Tin
Discussant: Jaime Francisco Matorras, LMHC
Date: May 5, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Room 227


Social Media: A Dynamic Risk Factor For Adolescent Male Aggression

Presented by: Elizabeth Stilwell
Discussant: James Barrett, PhD
Date: May 5, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Room 126


The Influence of Graduate Students' Knowledge of Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology on Perception of its Clinical Utility

Presented by: Richard Michael Drury
Discussant: Aaron Luebbe, PhD
Date: May 5, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Facebook and Sense of Self in Emerging Adulthood

Presented by: Adelle Lilly
Discussant: Mark Kline, PsyD
Date: May 4, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Room 230


Awe and the Relationship Between Connection to Nature and Sense of Meaning in Life

Presented by: Lillian Alexander
Discussant: H. John McDargh, PhD
Date: May 4, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 336


The Ambivalence of Medication Adherence in Parkinson's Disease

Presented by: Leah Iarossi
Discussant: Jonas Bromberg, PsyD
Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 126


An Exploration of Sexual Minority Mental Health Providers' Experiences with Client-Initiated Homophobia

Presented by: Mark Furtado
Discussant: Nicole Issa, PsyD
Date: May 1, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 226

April

Easing the Transition to School while Learning a New Language: A Bilingual Children's Book

Presented by: Rebecca Turturro
Discussant: Melissa Moses, PsyD
Date: April 30, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 227


Adult Children's Experience of the Father-Child Relationship After Domestic Violence

Presented by: Taylor Dunlap
Discussant: John Sargent, MD
Date: April 27, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Room 128


A Study of The Unique Stressors and Burnout Among Subspecialties in Clinical Psychology

Presented by: Rebecca Stacy
Discussant: Bruce Loding, PhD
Date: April 27, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 335


The Morning After: Emerging Adults' Perspective on the Impact of Hookup Culture

Presented by: Isabelle Eccles
Discussant: Andrea Celenza, PhD
Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Room 204


Feasibility Study of a Self-paced Training Module in Motivational Interviewing: Helping High School Guidance Counselors Effectively Manage Student Ambivalence

Presented by: Matthew Kobs
Discussant : Vincent Smith, PhD
Date : April 22, 2015
Time : 2:00 pm
Location : Room 336


An Exploration of the Life Course of and Recovery from Non-suicidal Self-injury

Presented by: Rhonda Beck
Discussant : Thomas J. Lavin III, PhD
Date : April 13, 2015
Time : 4:00 pm
Location : Room 334

March

The Relationship Between Intensity of Technology Use and Levels of Empathy in College Students as Mediated by Personality Style and Attention

Presented by-Rachel Jacobson
Discussant-Joy von Steiger, PhD
Date-March 16, 2015
Time-6:15 pm
Location-Room 128

January

Deconstructing the American Dream: Exploring Ethnic Identity and Subjective Social Status in 1.5-Generation Immigrants

Presented by-Inez Strama
Discussant-Ekaterina Burdo, PsyD
Date-January 22, 2015
Time-5:30 pm
Location-Room 231


Second Chances Colorado: An Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy Program for Colorado Inmates

Presented by—Katherine Provencher
Discussant—Dan Callahan, Program Director of Plymouth County Sheriff's Farm
Date—January 20, 2015
Time—12:00 pm
Location—Room 204


Using Bibliotherapy to Foster Caution and Self-Protection from Cyber Vulnerability in Young Adolescents

Presented by-Robert Sawtelle
Discussant-Mark Kline, PsyD
Date-January 15, 2015
Time-10:00 am
Location-Room 126

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