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.

May 2019

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

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

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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