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.

May 2018

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

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

The Role of the Clinical Mental Health Counselor

The Role of the Clinical Mental Health Counselor Today

Video Series

Mind(full) Series