Doctoral Projects & Colloquia Schedule

Below is the 2019 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 2019

Factors Associated with Increased Exercise in Veterans

Presented by: Katelyn Desrosiers
Discussant: Angela Taveira-Dick, PhD
Date: July 9, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm 
Location: Room 128

June 2019

Creating a School-Based Intervention Aimed at Reducing Risk and Facilitating Social Connectedness and Help-seeking for Students Identified as Thinking about Suicide

Presented by: Maura Weir
Discussant: Barent Walsh, PhD
Date: June 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm 
Location: Room 126


Factors that Influence Patients' Medication Adherence in the Integrated Primary Care Setting

Presented by: Ashley O'Hearn
Discussant: Katherine Larsson, RN, CS, PhD
Date: June 25, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm 
Location: Room 333


The Process of Becoming a Caregiver for a Parent with Dementia

Presented by: Alison Weiner
Discussant: Kristen Dillon, PsyD, ABPP
Date: June 25, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm 
Location: Room 231


Factors Influencing Military Mothers' Experience of Reintegration with Their Families Following Deployment

Presented by: Lindsey Sweitzer
Discussant: Shani Dowd, LHD(hc), LCSW
Date: June 25, 2019
Time: 12:15 pm 
Location: Room 126


The Role of Partner Strengths and Commitment in Relationship Satisfaction

Presented by: Gabrielle Babai
Discussant: David Haddad, EdD
Date: June 24, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm 
Location: Room 334


Adverse Childhood Experiences: Development of Professional Development Training Provided by an Internal School Psychologist

Presented by: Tari J. Selig
Discussant: Dr. Nathaniel Jones
Date: June 24, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm 
Location: Room 127


Supervisees' Perspectives Regarding Ruptures in Clinical Supervision

Presented by: Melissa Morrison
Discussant: Lionel Joseph, PhD, PsyD
Date: June 19, 2019
Time: 10:00 am 
Location: Room 127


An Analysis of the Impact of Clinicians’ Attitudes Toward Youth with Antisocial Tendencies and Callous-Unemotional Traits

Presented by: Ariel Ingber
Discussant: Christina Riggs Romaine, PhD
Date: June 17, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm 
Location: Room 334


Public Perception Regarding Willingness to Provide Funds to Families with Incarcerated Parents

Presented by: Juliana Rezende
Discussant: Kate Erwin, MD
Date: June 6, 2019
Time: 5:50 pm 
Location: Room 127

May 2019

Relationship Between Adjudicated Conference and Cognitive Functioning

Presented by: Jessica M. Fett
Discussant: Robert Mendoza, PsyD
Date: May 31, 2019
Time: 11:00 am 
Location: Room 128


The Impact of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit on Survivors of Childhood and Adult Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault: These are Their Stories

Presented by: Nathalie Alexis
Discussant: Sharon Imperato, LMHC
Date: May 21, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm 
Location: Room 127


Clinical and Counseling Psychology Doctoral Students’ Perceptions of Protective and Risk Factors for Vicarious Trauma

Presented by: Julia Braunstein
Discussant: Mari Dias, EdD
Date: May 16, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm 
Location: Room 128


Too Smart for the Couch: Therapist's Emotional Reactions to Claims of Intellectual Giftedness

Presented by: Laeth Al-Hamdouni
Discussant: Jane Hanenberg, EdD
Date: May 15, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm 
Location: Room 128


Factor Anlyses of the Five Factor Structure in the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test (ImPACT)

Presented by: Janelle Eloi
Discussant: Alcy Torres, MD
Date: May 13, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm 
Location: Room 126


An Evaluation of a Geriatric Psychiatric Unit for Older Adult Veterans

Presented by: Ashley M. Couto
Discussant: Malissa Kraft, PsyD, ABPP-CN
Date: May 13, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm 
Location: Room 335


Assessing Educators’ Knowledge of Lyme Disease

Presented by: Lori King
Discussant: Debra Newborg, PsyD
Date: May 13, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm 
Location: Room 128


A Comparison of Inpatient Effectiveness for Police Officers and Firefighters

Presented by: Brendon McCue
Discussant: John Rodolico, PhD
Date: May 10, 2019
Time: 9:00 am 
Location: Room 128


Relationships Among Caregiver Risk Factors, Access to Social Services, and Reported Child Maltreatment in a Nationally Representative Sample

Presented by: Nicole Hanlon
Discussant: Mary Miller, MEd, LSW
Date: May 9, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm 
Location: Room 128


The Development of an Elderly Adult Prescription Opioid Misuse Screening Tool

Presented by: Andrew McRitchie
Discussant: Elizabeth Niedzwiecki, LICSW
Date: May 9, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm 
Location: Room 128


Identifying the Needs of an Aging Population with Long-Term Incarceration

Presented by: Raia E. Neiman
Discussant: Peter LaCanfora, PsyD
Date: May 9, 2019
Time: 10:30 am 
Location: Room 126


The Rorschach in the 21st Century: A Tablet-Based Administration Equivalence Study

Presented by: Joseph Whitehouse
Discussant: Daniel R. Lambert, PhD
Date: May 2, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm 
Location: Room 226


ELL Teachers’ Practices in Supporting Social Emotional Development of Immigrant Stu­dents

Presented by: Lisa King Chalukian
Discussant: Dr. Salvatore Terrasi
Date: May 1, 2019
Time: 9:00 am 
Location: Room 126

April 2019

Nonacademic Competence as a Protective Factor for Self-Esteem in Individuals with Learning Disorders

Presented by: Austin Brooks
Discussant: Kathleen Herrman, PsyD
Date: April 22, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm 
Location: Room 335


The Effect of Acute Bouts of Moderate Intensity Aerobic Exercise on Attentional Processes Among the Emerging Adult Population

Presented by: Haroon S. Malik
Discussant: Lisa Lewis, EdD
Date: April 19, 2019
Time: 11:00 am 
Location: Room 126


The Relationship of Delivery Modes, Self and Social Stigma, Treatment History, Familiarity with Technology, Age, and Likelihood to Engage in Behavioral Health Interventions

Presented by: Samantha Cristol
Discussant: Kent Boynton, LICSW, PhD
Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 2:30 pm 
Location: Room 333


Behavioral Health Providers' Use and Knowledge of Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Presented by: Alexandra Volpacchio
Discussant: Kimberly Glazier Leonte, PhD
Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm 
Location: Room 333


Tired and Wired: Training College Health Providers on Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Students with Insomnia Symptoms

Presented by: Susanna Barry
Discussant: Xiaolu Hsi, PhD
Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 10:00 am 
Location: Room 333

January 2019

The Relationship Between Religious Motivation and a Sense of Sacred Space

Presented by: James Kuper
Discussant: H. John McDargh, PhD
Date: January 18, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm 
Location: Room 128


Therapeutic Gaming: Group Treatment Manual for Social Isolation and Excessive Gaming in Adolescence

Presented by: Frank C. Sacco, Jr.
Discussant: Joshua Martin, PhD
Date: January 17, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm 
Location: Room 128


The Effect of Overall and Role-Related Stress on Correctional Officer Reported Attitudes Towards Inmates Showing Symptoms of Mental Illness

Presented by: Dana Pitts 
Discussant: Tanya Snyder, MEd, LMHC
Date: January 17, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm 
Location: Room 335


Educators' Experience of Student Disclosures of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Presented by: Meghan Deneen 
Discussant: Jana Karp, MEd
Date: January 11, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm 
Location: Room 128


The Company Imagination Keeps: Exploring the  Phenomenon of Imaginary Companionship in Adulthood

Presented by: Laura Michaels 
Discussant: Frances Lang, LICSW
Date: January 7, 2019
Time: 6:45 pm 
Location: Room 336

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