Doctoral Projects & Colloquia Schedule

Below is the 2018 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.

August 2018

ADHD? Initial Diagnostic Impression of Children with Symptoms of Inattention and Impulsivity

Presented by: Rebeccah Costa
Discussant: Gemima St. Lois, PhD
Date: Auguat 2, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 126

July 2018

Intimate Partner Violence and Cognitive Distortions: Examining Generational Differences in Responses to Polyvictimization

Presented by: Rebecca Waintrup
Discussant: Fred Rocco, PhD
Date: July 23, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 127


The Psychological Impact of Mass Violence Preparedeness Drills on Massachusetts Teachers

Presented by: Sarah Ilk
Discussant: Steven Liljegrean, PhD
Date: July 23, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 128


Investigating the Relationship Between Preferences for Punitive or Restorative Justice and Victims’ Propensity for Forgiveness

Presented by: Kyah Gorin
Discussant: Robert Mendonza, PsyD
Date: July 23, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 126


The Relationship of Trait Emotional Intelligence, Self-Reported Burnout, and Exposure to Social and Emotional Learning in Teachers, Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade

Presented by: Jenny D'Olympia
Discussant: Judy Solman, PsyD
Date: July 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


Bearing Witness to Crime: An Examination of Secondary Traumatic Streess and Vicarious Trauma among Attorneys

Presented by: Ellen Gillander
Discussant: Mathilde Pelaprat, PsyD
Date: July 19, 2018
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 128


Conflict Resolution Strategies and Marital Satisfaction in Older Adult Relationships

Presented by: Kasie Lodice
Discussant: Jennifer Warkentin, PhD
Date: July 18, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 226


Jewish Holocaust Survivors’ Legacies through the Lens of Posttraumatic Growth

Presented by: Jessica Middleberg
Discussant: Irit Felsen, PhD
Date: July 18, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 226


The Effects of Atypical Antipsychotics on Patient Satisfaction and Subjective Response

Presented by: Elizabeth Albrinck
Discussant: Taylor Benson, PhD
Date: July 11, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 126


The Effects of Mindfulness and Body Connection on Mental Health Counselors’ Perception of Therapeutic Relationship with Child Clients Despite Verbal language Differences

Presented by: Ashley White
Discussant: Catherine Vuky, PhD
Date: July 10, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 128


Massachusetts Incompetence to Stand Trial Questionnaire: Spanish-Version

Presented by: Zully Lizarazo
Discussant: David Holtzen, PhD
Date: July 9, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 126

June 2018

The Predictive Power of Empathy on White Individuals’ Attitudes Towards White Privilege

Presented by: Jess M. Wolf
Discussant: E. Janie Pinterits, PhD
Date: June 29, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 127


Contemplative Psychology, Metacognition and Ego Development

Presented by: John Churchill
Discussant: Daniel P. Brown, PhD
Date: June 27, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Room 226


Psychotherapists’ Knowledge, Behaviors, and Attitudes Regarding Women in Abusive Relationships

Presented by: Pinar Kaiser
Discussant: Laurie Costigan, PsyD
Date: June 22, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 231

May 2018

An Intervention for Military Children and Families After a Parent Has Died by Suicide

Presented by: Lorraine M Ruocco
Discussant: Jaine Darwin, PsyD
Date: May 31, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 127


Bicultural and Racial Identity Development in Immigrant Students from Jamaica

Presented by: Naomi McKenzie
Discussant: Sandra Bramwell, MPA
Date: May 21, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 128


Exploration of How to Construct a Mindfulness Based Treatment for Depression Anchored in Muslim Practice

Presented by: Asma Alkusayer
Discussant: William David Slaughter, MD
Date: May 21, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


Once Upon a Time: A Therapeutic Activity Book for School Aged Children Struggling with Anxiety

Presented by: Jane Hellman
Discussant: Kristen Hurd, PsyD
Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Room 128


Developing A School-Based Integrative Academic Mentorship Program: The I-AM Project

Presented by: Fabiola Jean-Felix
Discussant: Ron Walker, MA
Date: May 17, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 226


False Memory, Response Bias, and Executive Functioning in Alzheimer’s Disease

Presented by: Christopher Malone
Discussant: Margaret O'Connor, PhD
Date: May 17, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 230


Forsaking Suicidality and Developing Self Forgiveness: A Treatment Approach for Adults Struggling with Moral Injury

Presented by: Mary Elizabeth Ruggiero
Discussant: Terrence M. Keane, PhD
Date: May 17, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 336


Kindergarten Entry Age and Social-Emotional Competence in the Elementary Grades

Presented by: Maura E. Albrecht
Discussant: Regina Watts, PhD
Date: May 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 228


Resilience Among Adult Men Show Committed Homicide as Juveniles

Presented by: Brashani Reece
Discussant: Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD
Date: May 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Psychological Implications of Anonymous Egg Donation

Presented by: Leanne Carson
Discussant: Terry Landon, LICSW
Date: May 17, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 128


Body Dissatisfaction Among College Women: The Role of Peer Influences

Presented by: Melissa Alois
Discussant: Jessica Perry, PsyD
Date: May 16, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 127


Fostering Attachment, Transgenerational Health, Education, Relationships, Helping Others and Ourselves Develop (FATHERHOOD): A Group-Based Caregiver Program for Adolescent-Aged Fathers

Presented by: Ronny Nevo
Discussant: Raymond Levy, PsyD
Date: May 15, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Coming Home: Incorporating or Reincorporating into a Traditional Community

Presented by: Montgomery Lyons
Discussant: Stephanie Waterman, PhD
Date: May 15, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Room 228


Latinos Who Convert to Judaism: An Exploration of the Intersection of Ethnic and Religious Identities

Presented by: Michelle De Sedas
Discussant: Silvia Petuchowski, PhD
Date: May 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 128


Thinking, Moving, and Feeling: A Proposed Movement and Behavioral Intervention for Refugee Children with Trauma

Presented by: Danielle Vasserman
Discussant: Valerie Blanc, BC-DMT, LMHC, CMA
Date: May 14, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 126


Exploring the Association Between Personality Traits and Relationship Satisfaction in Young Professionals

Presented by: Joshua Carlson
Discussant: Angela WIlbur, PsyD
Date: May 14, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 126


The Predictive Value of Pre-Morbid Marital History and Satisfaction on Caregiver Burden Among Spouses of People with Dimentia

Presented by: William Mallon
Discussant: Sherry Thrasher, PsyD
Date: May 14, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 228


The Effects of Positive and Negative Co-Parenting Post Divorce on a Child’s Confidence in Romantic Relationships as an Adult

Presented by: Kristin Bennett
Discussant: Honorable Christina Harms (Ret.), JD
Date: May 14, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 128


From Certainty to Uncertainty: Palestinian and Israeli Adolescents’ Changing Use of Dialogical and Uncertain Language About Their Artsbridge Institute Training Experience

Presented by: Lucas Baker-Siroty
Discussant: Gordon Fellman, PhD
Date: May 14, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 332/333


Coaching Female High School Sports: Gender Differences in Coaching Motivation and Behaviors

Presented by: Naomi Schwartz
Discussant: Bridgett Casey, BSBA
Date: May 14, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 230


The Experience of Honor in the Military

Presented by: Richard Haddock
Discussant: John Rodolico, PhD
Date: May 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Room 126


General Public and Provider Bias Regarding Use of Electronic Communication and Artificial Intelligence in Psychological Intervention

Presented by: Emily Lodish
Discussant: Carmine DiChiara, PsyD
Date: May 12, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Room 126


The Experience of First Generation American Muslim Males Searching for a Spouse: A Qualitative Examination

Presented by: Fathima Ali
Discussant: Othman Mohammad, MD
Date: May 12, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 226


The Impact of Relationship Anxiety on Relationship Satisfaction Amongst Online Daters

Presented by: Bridget T. Kelly
Discussant: Alexandra R. Lash, PsyD
Date: May 12, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 128


Little Stories, Big Emotions: A Therapeutic Book for Siblings of Children with Medical Complexities

Presented by: Jessalyn Kelleher
Discussant: Rebecca Plue, PsyD
Date: May 11, 2018
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Freedman Center


Children Acting as Language Brokers in Non-English Speaking Immigrant and Refugee Families

Presented by: Cecilia Provvedini
Discussant: Westy Egmont, PhD
Date: May 10, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Room 126


An Exploration of the Prevalence, Attitudes, and Comfort Levels of Therapists’ Authentic Love for Clients

Presented by: Eleanor Schmidt
Discussant: Tim Kochems, PhD
Date: May 10, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Room 332


You’ve Got a Friend: The Behaviors that Impact Social Support

Presented by: Stephanie Batista
Discussant: Wendy Murphy, PhD
Date: May 10, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Location


Therapists’ Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors Regarding Disclosures to Significant Others

Presented by: Chloe LeVine
Discussant: Patricia Challan, PsyD
Date: May 9, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 126


One Moment at A Time: An Examination of the Relationship Between Mindfulness and Recovery from Opioid Use Disorder

Presented by: Emily Tavanese
Discussant: Phillip West, LICSW
Date: May 9, 2018
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Room 128


Clinicians’ Use and Attitudes Towards Routine Outcome Monitoring in Couples Therapy

Presented by: Kyla Kennedy
Discussant: Amanda Jensen-Doss, PhD
Date: May 8, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 128


An Examination of the Relationship Between Attachment Styles, Vicarious Trauma and Vicarious Posttraumatic Growth in Mental Health Professionals

Presented by: Nicole Ortega
Discussant: Norah Hass, PsyD
Date: May 7, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 334


Growing Up with an Anxious Sibling and Its Impact on the Quality of the Adult Sibling Relationship

Presented by: Emily Layne DiTomaso
Discussant: Susan Taylor, PsyD
Date: May 4, 2018
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Room 332


The Effects of Intensity and Interference on Disclosing Sexual Attraction in Clinical Supervision

Presented by: Natalie Casey
Discussant: Tracey Hurd, PhD
Date: May 3, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 404


Understanding the Factors that Impact Reactions to Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS)

Presented by: Lauren Whittle
Discussant: Katherine King, PsyD
Date: May 2, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 333


The Relationship Between Social Media Use  And Maternal Self-Efficacy in Primiparous Mothers

Presented by: Otavia de Moura Propper
Discussant: Deborah Issokson, PsyD
Date: May 1, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Room 231


The Presentation of Ataques de Nervios in Puerto Rican Immigrants in Massachusetts

Presented by: Alexandra Loesch
Discussant: Carlos Cappas, PsyD
Date: May 1, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Room 230


Participation in a Father Support Group, Involvement in Child Care and Paternal Self-Efficacy

Presented by: John Servinkas
Discussant: Raymond Levy, PsyD
Date: May 1, 2018
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Room 204

April 2018

Exploring Clinicians’ Experiences with Implementing the Caregiver Interventions in ARC (Attachment, Regulation and Competency) Treatment with Families

Presented by: Lilith Sinha
Discussant: Katherine McCarthy, PhD
Date: April 30, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 231


The Brain-Gut Connection: A Clinician’s Guide to Treating Children and Adolescents with Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and Psychological Comorbidities

Presented by: Amanda Pope
Discussant: Cynthia Fiorini, MD
Date: April 28, 2018
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Room 127


Integrated Behavioral Health Care: Patient Perspectives on Credibility & Acceptability

Presented by: Allison Lurie
Discussant: Deb Newborg, PsyD
Date: April 28, 2018
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Room 231


Assessing Substance Use Risk and Effective Prevention Strategies for Ncurodevelopmentally Compromised Teens

Presented by: Miranda Liberty
Discussant: Alison Batey, MEd
Date: April 28, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Room 231


Utilization of Integrated Behavioral Health Care Among College Campuses

Presented by: Dianne Kilty Kraaijvanger
Discussant: Asimina P. Burbridge, PsyD
Date: April 28, 2018
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Room 127


The Worried Unwell: Identifying the Theoretical Boundaries of Worry

Presented by: John Meigs
Discussant: James Lavelle, LICSW
Date: April 27, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Room 126


The State of Falling in Love

Presented by: Andrea Medaris
Discussant: Katherine Ellin, PhD
Date: April 27, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Room 230


"NovaMind": A Mobile App to Augment DBT for Adolescents

Presented by: Brittany Murphy
Discussant: Robert Morris, PhD
Date: April 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 127


Making a Case for Girls’ Well-Being: The Impact of Strengths-Based Learning in a Kenyan Primary School

Presented by: Meghan Gowan
Discussant: John D'Auria, EdD
Date: April 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Room 226


Love in Supervision

Presented by: Chelsea Levy
Discussant: Betsy Cheyne, PsyD
Date: April 27, 2018
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Room 126


Experiences of Undocumented Central American Immigrants to the United States

Presented by: Antonio Romero
Discussant: Henry Kelley, PsyD
Date: April 26, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Room 333


Gender Differences in Medication Adherence Among Individuals Diagnosed with Anxiety Disorders and Depressive Disorders

Presented by: Julie Crimmins
Discussant: Kim Larsson, PhD, RN, CS
Date: April 26, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 127


The Student Athlete College Experience: Stress, Coping, and Resilience

Presented by: Marissa Norman
Discussant: Michael Scott, MS
Date: April 23, 2018
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Room 204


Latino Juvenile Delinquents and Their Experience of Familismo: A Case Study Exploring a Family's Relatioinships with Each Other and the Juvenile Justice System

Presented by: Brianna Beltran
Discussant: Brian Denietolis, PsyD
Date: April 17, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Room 204


The Use of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Clinical Form (DECA-C) in a Community-Based Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program

Presented by: Mark Westerfield 
Discussant: Stephanie Gabriel, LCSW 
Date: April 9, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm 
Location: Room 335

February 2018

Impact of Grief Education on Clinicians’ Work with Bereaved Childrenp

Presented by: Aishwarya Weaver 
Discussant: Rhea Antonio, PsyD 
Date: February 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm 
Location: Room 336

January 2018

An Experimental Inquiry Into Supervisees’ Responses to Ruptures in the Psychotherapy Supervisory Relationship

Presented by: Julia Moskowitz 
Discussant: Paul David, MD 
Date: January 17, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm 
Location: Room 333

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