Student Successes

The faculty of the PhD Program in Clinical Psychology are very proud of what our students accomplish during their time in the program. They regularly present their research at conferences; publish peer-reviewed articles in academic journals; receive honors and awards; make important contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts; and match to competitive, American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited predoctoral internships in health service psychology. Below is a list of some of our students’ successes (clinical PhD students denoted with an asterisk in publications and presentations).

Publications

2023
  • *Birnbaum, A., *Murillo, M., & Daftary-Kapur, T. (2023). Public perceptions of juvenile life without parole and alternative sentences: A Michigan based sample. Crime & Delinquency. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/00111287231174412
  • Bracken, A., Hauss, J., *Grinshpun, S., *Lasc, D., *Hershkovich, A., & Yang, Y. (2023). A profile of spatial abilities in people with Down syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/jir.13111
  • Fox, J. K., Coyle, S., *Walls, T., *Kalver, A., Flax, M., Masia Warner, C., & Angelosante, A. (2023). School-based interventions for child and adolescent anxiety. In D. McKay & E. A. Storch (Eds.), Handbook of child and adolescent anxiety (pp. 425-433). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-14080-8_29
  • Grapin, S. L., & *Goldie, P. D. (2023). A model of performative racial ally behavior: Implications for school psychology. School Psychology Review. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/2372966X.2023.2278442
  • Steedman, L. A., Jeglic, E. L., & Winters, G. M. (2023). Examining parental abilities to recognize sexual grooming behaviors of child sexual abusers. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-023-00599-x
  • Yang, Y., Conde Santiago, S., *Lasc, D., *Hershkovich, A., & *Grove, L. (2023). Informal STEM learning: Examples from everyday spatial behaviors. Frontiers in Psychology, 14, Article 1117771. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1117771
2022
  • Coyle, S., Vagos, P., Masia, C., Silva, J., Xavier, A., Martin, G., *Wimmer, J., *Kalver, A., Jeyanayagam, B., Lekas, H.-M., Ganho-Ãvila, A., & Lima, L. (2022). A qualitative study of social anxiety and impairment amid the COVID-19 pandemic for adolescents and young adults in Portugal and the US. European Journal of Education and Psychology, 15(2), 115-131. https://doi.org/10.32457/ejep.v15i2.1952
  • Daftary-Kapur, T., Zottoli, T. M., *Faust, T., & *Schneider, R. (2022). A first look at the reentry experiences of juvenile lifers released in Philadelphia. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 28(3), 400-413. https://doi.org/10.1037/law0000344
  • *Faust, T., & Daftary-Kapur, T. (2022). Prosecutorial decision making. In R. Roesch (Volume Ed.), Psychology and law, a volume of Routledge Encyclopedia of Psychology in the Real World. New York: Routledge.
  • Hennein, R., Tiako, M.J.N., *Tineo, P., & Lowe, S.R. (2022). Development and validation of the Vicarious Racism in Healthcare Workers Scale. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-022-01430-3
  • *Hogan, C., *Dartnell W., & Daftary-Kapur, T. (2022). Victim impact statements. In R. Roesch (Volume Ed.), Psychology and law, a volume of Routledge Encyclopedia of Psychology in the Real World. New York: Routledge.
  • Grapin, S. L., Masia Warner, C., Bixter, M. T., *Cunningham, D. J., *Bonumwezi, J., *Mahmud, F., *Kline, E. A., *Portillo, N. L., & Nisenson, D. (2022). Online racial discrimination and mental health among Black undergraduates: The moderating role of gender. Journal of American College Health. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2022.2034833
  • *Grove, L., Yang, Y., Diggs, D. J., & *Hershkovich, A. (2022). Parental participation in intellectual and developmental disability research: A review of diversity. Disabilities, 2(2), 219-234. https://doi.org/10.3390/disabilities2020016
  • King, C. M., *Grove, L., *Bomysoad, R., & Gonzalez, K. (2022). Assessment and intervention technologies in juvenile justice. In G. Liell, L. Jones, & M. Fisher (Eds.), Challenging bias in forensic psychological assessment and testing. Taylor & Francis.
  • King, C. M., *Grove, L., Hitchcock, S., *Gonzalez, K., Palardy, A., & Guevara, N. (2022). Forensic mental health assessments in juvenile justice contexts. In D. DeMatteo & K. Scherr (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Law. Oxford University Press.
  • *McDonald, R. G., *Khawar, S., *Yacoub, N., *Cargill, M., Lerner, M., & Kang, E. (2022). Performance-and theater-based interventions for supporting social cognition and social communication in autistic youth: A review and theoretical synthesis. Seminars in Speech and Language, 43(4), 255-276. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0042-1750763
  • *Mui, M., Ruben, R., Ricker, T., Dobryakova, E., & Sandry J. (2022). Ex-gaussian analysis of simple response time as a measure of information processing speed and the relationship with brain morphometry in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis & Related Disorders, 63, 103890. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2022.103890
  • *Portillo, N. L., Grapin, S. L., Reyes-Portillo, J. A., & Masia Warner, C. (2022). Online discrimination and mental health outcomes: The moderating roles of ethnic identity and immigrant generation among Latinx young adults. Journal of Latinx Psychology, 10(4), 322–339. https://doi.org/10.1037/lat0000212
  • Reyes-Portillo, J. A., Masia Warner, C., *Kline, E. A., Bixter, M. T., Chu, C. C., Miranda, R., Nadeem, E., Nickerson, A., Ortin Peralta, A., Reigada, L., Rizvi, S. L., Roy, A. K., Shatkin, J., *Kalver, E., *Rette, D., Denton, E., & Jeglic, E. L. (2022). The psychological, academic, and economic impact of COVID-19 on college students in the epicenter of the pandemic. Emerging Adulthood, 10(2), 473-490. https://doi.org/10.1177/21676968211066657
  • Reyes-Portillo, J. A., *Rette, D., *Weeks, C., *Singh, T., *Mahmud, F., *Tineo, P., *Kline, E. A., & Masia Warner, C. (2022). Online mental health treatment use among college students at-risk for suicide. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 40(4), 339-356.  https://doi.org/10.1080/15228835.2022.2130503
  • *Schneider, R. A., *Bartlett, J., & Zottoli, T. M. (2022). Wrongful convictions. In R. Roesch (Volume Ed.), Psychology and law, a volume of Routledge Encyclopedia of Psychology in the Real World. New York: Routledge.
2021
  • *Bartlett, J. M., & Zottoli, T. M. (2021). The paradox of conviction probability: Mock defendants want better deals as risk of conviction increases. Law and Human Behavior, 45(1), 39–54. https://doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000432
  • Fox, J. K., *Sital, M., Halpern, L. F., & Ryan, J. L. (2021). Elucidating the roles of maternal overcontrol and warmth in the development of childhood anxiety and depression. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-021-01274-8
  • Fuentes, M. A., Reyes-Portillo, J., *Tineo, P., *Gonzalez, K., & Butt, M. (2021). Skin color matters in the Latinx community: A call for action in research, training and practice. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 43(1-2), 32-58. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0739986321995910
  • Grapin, S. L., *Cunningham, D. J., & *Sital, M. (2021). Preparing social justice advocates through undergraduate service learning in school psychology. School Psychology Review. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/2372966X.2021.1878389
  • *Grove, L., King, C. M., *Bomysoad, R., Vasquez, L., & Kois, L. E. (2021). Technology for assessment and treatment of justice-involved youth: A systematic literature review. Law and Human Behavior, 45(5), 413–426. https://doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000467
  • Hennein, R., *Bonumwezi, J., Nguemeni Tiako, M. J., *Tineo, P., & Lowe, S. R. (2021). Racial and gender discrimination predict mental health outcomes among healthcare workers beyond pandemic-related stressors: Findings from a cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 9235. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181792
  • Hennein, R., *Tineo, P., *Bonumwezi, J., Gorman, H., Nguemeni Tiako, M. J., & Lowe, S. R. (2021). “They wanted to talk to a ‘real doctor'”: Predictors, perpetrators, and experiences of racial and ethnic discrimination among healthcare workers. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 37, 1475–1483. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-021-07143-3
  • King, C. M., *Del Pozzo, J., *Bomysoad, R. N., Stratton, J., & Morales, I. (2021, Fall). Experiences and functioning of New Jersey college students during the COVID-19 pandemic as relevant to psychology and social justice. NJ Psychologist, 71(3), 32–34.
  • *Kline, E., Masia Warner, C., Grapin, S., Reyes-Portillo, J., Bixter, M., *Cunningham, D., *Mahmud, F., *Singh, T., & *Weeks, C. (2021). Social anxiety and the relationship between discrimination and internalized racism in Black young adults. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 35(1). https://doi.org/10.1891/jcpsy-d-20-00030
  • Lakusta, L., *Wodzinski, A., & Landau, B. (2021). Providing support for ‘support’: Parents’ use of verbs and prepositions when describing support configurations to their children. Journal of Cognition and Development, 22(3), 491-500. https://doi.org/10.1080/15248372.2021.1908292
  • Sandry, J., Simonet, D., Brandstadter, R., Krieger, S., Katz Sand, I., Graney, R., Buchanan, A., *Lall, S., Sumowski, J. (2021). The Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT) is sensitive but non-specific in MS: Lexical access speed, memory, and information processing speed independently contribute to SDMT performance. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 51, 102950. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2021.102950
  • *Tineo, P., Lowe, S. R., Reyes-Portillo, J. A., & Fuentes, M. A. (2021). Impact of perceived discrimination on depression and anxiety among Muslim college students: The role of acculturative stress, religious support, and Muslim identity. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 91(4), 454–463. https://doi.org/10.1037/ort0000545
  • *Valdespino-Hayden, Z., Walsh, K., & Lowe, S. R. (2021). Rape myth acceptance buffers the association between sexual assault and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among college students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37(21-22), NP20386–NP20408. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605211050101
  • Lowe, S. R., *Bonumwezi, J. L., Pear, V. A., & Cerda, M. (2021). Trauma- and stressor-related disorders. In M. Boulton & R. Wallace (Eds.), Maxcy-Rosenau-Last public health and preventive medicine (16th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Lowe, S. R., *Bonumwezi, J. L., Young, M. N., & Galea, S. (2021). Physical health resilience in the aftermath of natural disasters. In J. Acosta & A. Chandra (Eds.), Community resilience: Practical applications to strengthen whole communities in disaster. Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann.
2020
  • Coyle, S., *Mahmud, F., *Weeks, C., & Warner, C. M. (2020). School-based treatment for children and adolescents with social anxiety disorder. In Social skills across the life span (pp. 237-254). Academic Press.
  • *Kshtriya, S., Kobezak, H.M., Popok, P., Lawrence, J., and Lowe, S.R. (2020). Social support as a mediator of occupational stressors and mental health outcomes in first responders. Journal of Community Psychology, 48(7), 2252-2263. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22403
  • *Lall, S., Brunye, T. T., Barua, M., & Propper, R. E. (2020). Brief, prior, exposure to red decreases categorical and coordinate spatial task performance. Brain and Cognition, 142, 105571. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2020.105571
  • *Tineo, P., *Bonumwezi, J. L., & Lowe, S. R. (2020). Discrimination and posttraumatic growth among Muslim American youth: Mediation via posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 22(2), 188-201. https://doi:10.1080/15299732.2020.1869086
  • 2019
    • *Del Pozzo, J., Athineos, C., Zar, T., Cruz, L. N., & King, C. M. (2019). Frustrative non-reward and the Point Subtraction Aggression Paradigm for advancing the study of aggression in persons with psychosis. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 6, 27-36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40473-019-00173-6
    • Lowe, S. R., *Bonumwezi, J. L., *Valdespino-Hayden, Z. E., & Galea, S. (2019). Posttraumatic stress and depression in the aftermath of environmental disasters: A review of quantitative studies published in 2018. Current Environmental Health Reports, 6(4), 344-360. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40572-019-00245-5
    • Lowe, S. R., *Tineo, P., *Bonumwezi, J. L., & Bailey, E. J. (2019). The trauma of discrimination: Posttraumatic stress in Muslim American college students. Traumatology, 25, 115-123. https://doi.org/10.1037/trm0000197
    • Lowe, S. R., *Tineo, P., & Young, M. N. (2019). Perceived discrimination and major depression and generalized anxiety symptoms in Muslim American college students. Journal of Religion and Health. 58, 1136‐1145. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-018-0684-1
    • Manove, E. E., Lowe, S. R., *Bonumwezi, J. L., Preston, J., Waters, M. C., & Rhodes, J. E. (2019). Posttraumatic growth in low-income Black mothers who survived Hurricane Katrina. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 89, 144-158. https://doi.org/10.1037/ort0000398
    • Propper, R. E., Wolfarth, A., Brunye, T. T., Carlei, C., & *Lall, S. (2019). Categorical and coordinate spatial task performance in inconsistent-handers versus consistent-right-handers: Part II. Cognitive processing, 20(4), 441-446. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10339-019-00926-x
    • *Schneider, R. A., & Zottoli, T. M. (2019). Disentangling the effects of plea discount and potential trial sentence on decisions to plead guilty. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 24(2), 288-304. https://doi.org/10.1111/lcrp.12157
    • Sandry, J., Zuppichini, M. D., Rothberg, J., *Valdespino-Hayden, Z., & DeLuca, J. (2019). Poor encoding and weak early consolidation underlie memory acquisition deficits in multiple sclerosis: Retroactive interference, processing speed or working memory? Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 34(2), 162-182. https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acy029
    • Walsh, K., Honickman, S., *Valdespino-Hayden, Z., & Lowe, S. R. (2019). Dual measures of sexual consent: A confirmatory factor analysis of the Internal Consent scale and External Consent scale. Journal of Sex Research, 56(6), 802-810. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2019.1581882
    2018
    • Cascardi, M., King, C. M., Rector, D., & *Del Pozzo, J. (2018). School-based bullying and teen dating violence prevention laws: Overlapping or distinct? Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(21), 3267-3297. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518798357
    • *Cunningham, D. J., *Sital, M., Fox, J. K., & Masia Warner, C. (2018). School-based intervention for social anxiety disorder: Current status and future directions. Advances in Cognitive Therapy.
    • King, C. M., & *Del Pozzo, J. (2018). The Supreme Court of California continues to endorse threat assessment and management. Intelligence, 4(3). Retrieved from https://protect-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/INTELLIGENCE-Volume-4-Issue-3-2018.pdf
    • Lowe, S. R., Walsh, K. L., Opthof, E., & *Tineo, P. (2018). Trauma and neurodevelopmental disorders from a public health perspective. In J. Fogler & R. Phelps (Eds.), Trauma and neurodevelopmental disorders. New York, NY: Springer Publications.

    First-Authored Conference Presentations

    2023
    • *Ahmed, T., Martin, G., *Walls, T., Saha, P., Francois, M., Perrone, L., Lekas, M., Masia Warner, C. (2023, November 16-19). A qualitative study of perspectives of Black adolescents on social anxiety symptoms and barriers to treatment engagement in school-based interventions [Poster presentation]. Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Seattle, WA, United States.
    • *Mahmud, F., *McDonald, R. G., Jeyanayagam, B., *Cargill, M. I., *Khawar, S., Auqui, E., Bsharat, W., Lynch, E., Masia, C., & Kang, E. (2023, November 16-19). Intolerance of uncertainty, anxiety, and autistic traits in autistic and non-autistic youth [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Seattle, WA, United States.
    • *Thomas, H. M., *Escobar, M. B., Perrone, L., *Ahmed, T., Martin, G., Ndubuisi, I., Saha, P., *Walls, T., & Masia Warner, C. (2023, November 16-19). An open pilot of a culturally-adapted, cognitive-behavioral intervention for black high school students with social anxiety [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Seattle, WA, United States.
    • *Weinreb, K. S., *Goldie, P. D., Bonumwezi, J. L., & Coyle, S. (2023, November 1-4). Social support and distress disclosure among survivors of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Los Angeles, CA, United States.
    • *McDonald, R. G., *Hollender, A., & Kang, E. (2023, October 23-28). Unique predictive relationships of N170 amplitudes and latency on anxiety and emotion dysregulation in youth [Poster presentation]. Annual Meeting of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York, NY, United States.
    • *Goldie, P. D., *Thomas, H., Grapin, S. L., Williams, N. J., & Reyes-Portillo, J. (2023, August 3–5). White students’ and people’s allyship to Black communities: Interrogating resistance [Poster presentation]. American Psychological Association, Virtual Convention and Poster Showcase.
    • *Thomas, H., *Goldie, P. D., Grapin, S. L., Williams, N. J., & Reyes-Portillo, J. (2023, August 3–5). Black and white undergraduate student perceptions of white allyship behaviors: A qualitative study [Poster presentation]. American Psychological Association, Virtual Convention and Poster Showcase.
    • *Hollender, A., Przygoda, S., & Kang, E. (2023, July). Clinical presentations of overcontrol in neurodiverse youth [Poster presentation]. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (JCCAP) Future Directions Forum, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
    • *Cargill, M. I., & *Goldie, P. D. (2023, June 20–24). Moving from applied behavior analysis to community-based models of care [Oral presentation]. Society for Community Research and Action Biennial, Atlanta, GA, United States.
    • *Goldie, P. D., *Thomas, H., Grapin, S. L., Williams, N. J., & Reyes-Portillo, J. (2023, June 20–24). Conceptualizing and demystifying white allyship among college students [Oral presentation]. Society for Community Research and Action Biennial, Atlanta, GA, United States.
    • *Cargill, M. I., Jeyanayagam, B., DeFilippo, W., & Kang, E. (2023, May). Informant discrepancy of intolerance of uncertainty predicts restricted and repetitive behaviors [Poster presentation]. International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), Stockholm, Sweden.
    • *Khawar, S. (2023, May). Trends and barriers in service utilization in South Asian and MENA families with autism spectrum disorder in the United States: A mixed-method analysis [Oral presentation]. Cultural Diversity Pre-Conference Workshop at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), Stockholm, Sweden.
    • *McDonald, R. G., *Cargill, M. I., *Khawar, S., & Kang, E. (2023, May). Emotion dysregulation in autistic individuals: A meta-analysis [Poster presentation]. International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), Stockholm, Sweden.
    • *Escobar, M., *Thomas, H., *Ahmed, T., Ndubuisi I., Perrone, L., Masia Warner, C. (2023, April). Cultural factors associated with social anxiety in urban communities of color [Poster presentation]. Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Washington D.C., United States.
    • *Cargill, M. I., & *Goldie, P. D. (2023, April 28). Critiquing applied behavior analysis using a justice-oriented perspective [Oral presentation]. Montclair State University Autism Interdisciplinary Group’s Annual Symposium, Montclair, NJ, United States.
    • *Cargill, M. I., & *Goldie, P. D. (2023, April 21). Critiquing applied behavior analysis using a justice-oriented perspective [Oral presentation]. Diversifying Scholarship Conference, Charlottesville, VA, United States.
    • *Thomas, H., *Escobar, M., Perrone, L., Ndubuisi I., *Ahmed, T., Masia Warner, C. (2023, April). Parent perceptions of treatment barriers for black adolescents and culturally sensitive treatments for social anxiety disorder: A qualitative study [Poster presentation]. Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Washington D.C., United States.
    • *Lasc, D., *Hershkovich, A., Conde, S., Shah, S., Salernitano, S., Buckman, T., Holzli, A., Bracken, A., Torresano, G., Patel, N., & Yang, Y. (2023, March 23-25). Mental rotation and perspective taking abilities as predictors of route reversal in children [Poster presentation]. Society for Research in Child Development 2023 Biennial Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, United States.
    • *Hershkovich, A., *Lasc, D., Shah, S., Conde Santiago, S., Holzli, A., & Yang, Y. (2023, March 23-25). Spatial perspective taking in people with Down syndrome [Poster presentation]. Society for Research in Child Development 2023 Biennial Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, United States.
    • *Birnbaum, A., Zottoli, T., & Costello, O. (2023, March 16–18). Juvenile defense attorneys use of different strategies when defending diverse or disadvantaged youth [Paper presentation]. American Psychology–Law Society Conference, Philadelphia, PA, United States. https://ap-ls.org/2023-apls-conference
    • *Birnbaum, A., Murillo, M., & Daftary-Kapur, T. (2023, March 16–18). Public perceptions of lengthy sentences for youth: A survey of Michigan residents [Paper presentation]. American Psychology–Law Society Conference, Philadelphia, PA, United States. https://ap-ls.org/2023-apls-conference
    • *Bomysoad, R. N., Sullivan, L., Lytle, N., & Dickinson, J. (2023, March 16–18). A walk to remember: Do walking interviews improve memory accuracy? [Poster presentation]. American Psychology–Law Society Conference, Philadelphia, PA, United States. https://ap-ls.org/2023-apls-conference
    • *Bomysoad, R. N., King, C. M., *Gonzalez, K., *Vora, S., *Faust, T., Ossai, C., & Matthews, S. (2023, March 16–18). Comparison of prior forensic Dialectical Behavior Therapy approaches to a pilot telehealth program [Poster presentation]. American Psychology–Law Society Conference, Philadelphia, PA, United States. https://ap-ls.org/2023-apls-conference
    • *Gonzalez, K., King, C. M., & Cueller, S. R. (2023, March 16–18). An investigation of criminogenic risk and protective factors in a racially and ethnically diverse sample [Data blitz presentation]. American Psychology–Law Society Conference, Philadelphia, PA, United States. https://ap-ls.org/2023-apls-conference
    • *Grove, L., King, C. M., *Vora, S., *Murillo, M., Matthews, S., & Ossai, C. (2023, March 16-18). A comparison of justice-involved youth and young adult sophistication-maturity using the risk-sophistication-treatment inventory: Implications for juvenile transfer and correctional rehabilitation. [Data-blitz presentation]. American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Philadelphia, PA, United States. https://ap-ls.org/2023-apls-conference
    • *Hogan, C., *Stratton, J., Zottoli, T. & Daftary-Kapur, T. (2023, March 16–18). Factors that affect guilty pleas of persons charged with sex crimes [Paper presentation]. American Psychology–Law Society Conference, Philadelphia, PA, United States. https://ap-ls.org/2023-apls-conference
    • *Stratton, J., *Faust, T., Zottoli, T., & Buren, J. (2023, March 16–18). The effect of evidence on estimates of conviction probability and plea decisions in mock-guilty defendants [Paper presentation]. American Psychology–Law Society Conference, Philadelphia, PA, United States. https://ap-ls.org/2023-apls-conference
    • *Vora, S., King, C. M., Matthews, S., *Gonzalez, K., *Bomysoad, R. N., *Faust, T., & Ossai, C. (2023, March 16–18). Comparison of forensic telepsychology approaches to a pilot DBT skills training program [Poster presentation]. American Psychology–Law Society Conference, Philadelphia, PA, United States. https://ap-ls.org/2023-apls-conference
    • *Grinshpun, S., Smith, A., Elgamal, K., Sandy, A., Sliman, H., Zakrzewski, S., Yang, Y., Conners, F., Roskos, B., & Merrill, E. (2023, March). Play Time!: Using block and puzzle play to train mental rotation abilities in children [Poster presentation]. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Salt Lake City, UT, United States.
    • *Khawar, S., *Cargill, M. I., Jeyanayagam, B., Hartle, G., Lynch, E., Wadi, A., *McDonald, R. G., Tilson, C., & Kang, E. (2023, March). The mediating effects of parental psychological flexibility and child behaviors on psychopathology in parents of developmentally and intellectually disabled children during the COVID-19 pandemic: A mixed method study [Flash talk paper]. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Salt Lake City, UT, United States.
    • *Goldie, P. D., Bincoletto, D., & Grapin, S. L. (2023, February 7–10). Investigating trends in empirical research on racism in school psychology [Poster presentation]. National Association of School Psychologists, Denver, CO, United States.
    • *Wimmer, J., & Coyle, S. (2023, February). Stressors and social support across domains: Associations with internalizing problems [Poster presentation]. National Association of School Psychologists, Denver, CO, United States.
    • *Wimmer, J., Coyle, S., Martin, G., Kalver, A., Jeyanayagam, B., & Masia Warner, C. (2023, February). Social anxiety and COVID-19: Changes in symptoms and impairment [Poster presentation]. National Association of School Psychologists, Denver, CO, United States.
    • *Rette, D., & Reyes-Portillo J. (2023, January 12). Parenting practices in the digital age: Associations between internet specific parenting practices and adolescent depression and anxiety [Colloquium]. TAM Collective.
    2022
    • *Cargill, M. I., *McDonald, R. G., *Yacoub, N., *Khawar, S., Jeyanayagam, B., Lynch, E., Hartle, G., Wadi, A., Tilson, C., & Kang, E. (2022, November 17-20). Correlates of parenting stress during the COVID-19 pandemic and the protective role of parent psychotherapy experience in parents of children with developmental disabilities [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, New York, NY.
    • *Escobar, M., *Judd, E., Francois, M., Reyes-Portillo, J., & Masia, C. (2022, November 17-20). Family relationships and mental health in racially diverse college students during the COVID-19 pandemic [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, New York, NY.
    • *Judd, E., *Escobar, M., Reyes-Portillo, J., & Masia, C. (2022, November 17-20). The relationship among information sources, infection worry, and mental health symptoms at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, New York, NY.
    • *Khawar, S., Tilson, C., Cargill, M.I., *Yacoub, N., *McDonald, R. G., Schiavo, K., Jeyanayagam, B., Thomas, A., Andolena, K., & Kang, E. (2022, November 17-20). “Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy via telehealth effective?” A pilot study during the COVID-19 pandemic to support parents of children with developmental disabilities [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, New York, NY.
    • *Mahmud, F, Reyes-Portillo, J. A., Masia Warner, C., Bixter, M. T. (2022). The mental health impact of COVID-19 on college students: The role of racial discrimination and social media [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, New York, NY.
    • *Rette, D., *Kline, E. A., *Kalver, A., Masia Warner, C., Bixter, M. T., & Reyes-Portillo, J. A. (2022, November 17-20). Examining the longitudinal relationship between the mental health impact, coping strategies, and news sources utilized during COVID-19 and anxiety and depression outcomes in university students [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, New York, NY.
    • *Walls, T., Flax, M., *Thomas, H., Fox, J. K., Marr, J., Breux, P., & Masia Warner, C. (2022, November 17-20). Effects of an online compassion-focused intervention on loneliness and depressive symptoms in middle school students: The Inspiring Comfort Program [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, New York, NY.
    • *Yacoub, N., *Khawar, S., *McDonald, R. G., *Cargill, M. I., Wei, L., Lynch, E., Macapagal, N., Boldrini, A., Tilson, C., & Kang, E. (2022, November 17-20). Child externalizing behaviors and parenting stress in children with developmental disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic: The moderating effects of parental psychological flexibility and depression [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, New York, NY.
    • *Barbosa, J., Lakusta, L., Gimenez, L. A., Rayport, Y. K., Fifer, W. P., & Shuffrey, L. C. (2022, November 9-11). Language development in children born to mothers with gestational diabetes [Poster presentation]. International Society for Developmental Psychobiology.
    • *Goldie, P. D., Bincoletto, D., & Grapin, S. L. (2022, October 20). A systematic review of empirical research on racism in school psychology [Poster presentation]. New York Association of School Psychologists, Uniondale, NY.
    • *Haller, L. L., Klump, K. L., Burt, S. A., Zickgraf, H., & O’Connor, S. M. (2022, September). Heritability of picky eating in young children [Poster presentation]. Eating Disorder Research Society, Philadelphia, PA.
    • *Wodzinski, A., Lakusta, L. Williams, N., Hussein, Y., Hauss, J., Elgamal, K. & Landau, B.(2022, July). Learning the language of the designed actions of physical support [Poster presentation]. International Congress on Infant Studies (ICIS), Ottawa, Canada.
    • *Kline, E. A., *Rette, D., *Escobar, M., *Judd, E., Reyes-Portillo, J. A., & Masia Warner, C. (2022, May 26-29). Chronic impact of COVID-19 disruptions on college students’ psychological, academic, and financial well-being [Symposium presentation]. Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
    • *Lall, S., Lopez, S., Sandry, J. (2022, May 26-29). Increased organization of secondary memory and efficiency of semantic word retrieval observed in those with high vs. low working memory capacity: A network investigation [Poster presentation]. Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
    • *Khawar, S., & Tilson, C. (2022, May). Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training with parents of children with autism during the Covid-19 pandemic [Poster presentation]. Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Boston, MA.
    • *Cargill, M. I., *McDonald, R. G., *Yacoub, N., *Khawar, S., Lerner, M. D., & Kang, E. (2022, May). The moderating effect of sex on autistic trait emotional intelligence and alexithymia [Poster presentation]. International Society for Autism Research, Austin, TX.
    • *Khawar, S., Schiavo, K., Fowler-Benton, E., *Cargill, M. I., *Yacoub, N., *McDonald, R. G., Tilson, C., Kang, E. (2022, May). Parent stress, emotion dysregulation, and depression in parents of children with autism and intellectual disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic: A mixed-method analysis [Poster presentation]. International Society for Autism Research, Austin, TX.
    • *McDonald, R. G., Day, T., *Cargill, M. I., *Khawar, S., *Yacoub, N., Trimber, E., Lerner, M. D., & Kang, E. (2022, May). Late positive potential to emotional faces in young children with autism: Associations with sex and reciprocal social interaction [Poster presentation]. International Society for Autism Research, Austin, TX.
    • *Yacoub, N., *McDonald, R. G., Fowler-Benton, E., *Cargill, M. I., *Khawar, S., Lerner, M. D., & Kang, E. (2022, May). Relations of co-occurring conduct problems on facial emotion recognition and theory of mind in youth with ASD [Poster presentation]. Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
    • *Lasc, D., *Hershkovich, A., Shah, S., Adickes, A., Simmen, C., Conde, S., Patel, N., Hauss, J., Abid, H., Freeman, R., Bohr, K., Charles, J., *Yacoub, N., Nemeh, M., Gorczynski, R., Zivanovic, S., Olanrewaju, J., Salernitano, S., & Yang, Y. (2022, April). Predicting wayfinding performance using perspective-taking abilities in four- to nine-year-old children [Poster presentation]. Cognitive Development Society Conference, Madison, WI.
    • *Grinshpun, S., Smith, A., Dahimene, N., Elgamal, K., Sandy, A., Sliman, H., Zakrzewski, S., Kent, B., O’Meara, L., Yang, Y., Conners, F., Roskos, B., & Merrill, E. (2022, April). Training perspective taking and mental rotation abilities in typically and atypically developing children and adolescents: A demonstration study [Poster presentation]. 2022 Cognitive Development Society Bi-Ennial Conference.
    • *Yacoub, N., Toro, K., Richman, U., Spivak, S., Baker, M., Loza, G., *Hershkovich, A., *Lasc, D., *Grinshpun, S., Dugan, D., Lakusta, L., & Yang, Y. (2022, April). The effects of viewing perspectives on direction-giving in children [Poster presentation]. Cognitive Development Society Conference, Madison, WI.
    • *Gonzalez, K., *Bomysoad, R., Stratton, J., Dunn, E. *Vora, S., Wilson, C., & King, C. M. (2022, March 17–19). A “balanced” investigation of dark personality traits, personal values, and academic dishonesty [Poster presentation]. American Psychology–Law Society Conference, Denver. CO.
    • *Hogan, C., Stratton, J., Pallardy, A., Hitchock, S., Daftary-Kapur, T., & Zottoli, T. M. (2022, March 17-19). Contextualizing the guilty plea experiences of individuals charged with sex crimes [Poster presentation]. American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Denver, CO.
    • *Vora, S., King, C. M., *Bomysoad, R., *Gonzalez, K., Ossai, C., & Grove, L. (2022, March 17–19). The potential clinical utility of personal values, psychopathic traits notwithstanding [Poster presentation]. American Psychology–Law Society Conference, Denver, CO.
    • *Bomysoad, R., King, C. M., Morales, I., *Gonzalez, K., & Guevara, N. (2022, March 17–19). A pilot investigation of the cognitive decision to commit an antisocial act: Differential association [Data-blitz presentation]. American Psychology–Law Society Conference, Denver, CO.
    • *Stettler, B. R, King, C. M., Hitchcock, S., Stratton, J., & Matthews, S. (2022, March 17–19). A pilot investigation of the cognitive decision to commit an antisocial act: Behavioral intentions [Data-blitz presentation]. American Psychology–Law Society Conference, Denver, CO.
    • *Hershkovich, A., *Lasc, D., Hauss, J., Abid, H., Salernitano, S., Conde, S., Shah, S., Freeman, R., Bohr, K., Adickes, A., Charles, J., Patel, N., Nemeh, M., Olanrewaju, J., Zivanovic, S., Gorczynski, R., Simmen, C., McGee, P. C., *Yacoub, N., & Yang, Y. (2022, March). The relationship between mental rotation and perspective taking in children aged 4-9 years old [Poster presentation]. Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.
    • *Lall, S., Lopez, S., & Sandry, J. (2022, March). Semantic network investigation into the role of working memory on word retrieval [Poster presentation]. Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY,
    2021
    • *Faust, T., *Schneider, R., Daftary-Kapur, T., & Zottoli, T. (2021, November). How are they doing now? Reintegration of Juvenile Lifers following release in Philadelphia [Paper presentation]. Annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL.
    • *Grazioli, M., Vietze, P., *Khawar, S., *Irshad, G., Yanchik, A., Tilson, C., & Lax, L. (2021, November). Effects of early social skills training on expressive language in toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.
    • *Irshad, G., Yanchik, A., *Grazioli, M., Vietze, P., *Khawar, S., Tilson, C., & Lax, L.E. (2021, November). Impact of early social skills training in targeting the social barriers among children with ASD [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.
    • *Khawar, S., *Irshad, G., Yanchik, A., *Grazioli, M., Tilson, C., Vietze, P., & Lax, L. (2021, November). Comparison of home versus center-based early intervention applied behavior analysis treatment for children with Autism and Related Disorders [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.
    • *McDonald, R. G., *Yacoub, N., Fowler-Benton, E., Lerner, M. D., & Kang, E. (2021, November). Co-occurring behavioral symptoms and peer rejection in youth with ASD: A mediation by peer conflict [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.
    • *Portillo, N. L., Grapin, S.L., Bixter, M.T., & Reyes-Portillo, J. (2021, November). Online discrimination and mental health outcomes: The moderating roles of ethnic identity and immigrant generation among Latinx young adults [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.
    • *Weinreb, K. S., & Coyle, S. (2021, November). PTSD symptoms and rumination among COVID-19 healthcare workers [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.
    • *Wodzinski, A. M., & Fox, J. K. (2021, November). The role of parental overcontrol in the relationship between peer victimization, social threat cognitions, and social anxiety in school-age children [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.
    • *Yacoub, N., *McDonald, R. G., Fowler-Benton, E., Lerner, M. D., & Kang, E. (2021, November). Social anxiety mediates the relationship between atypical social communication and reciprocal friendships in ASD [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.
    • *Del Pozzo, J. (2021, November). Not just a “clumsy” kid: A case study of developmental coordination disorder [Poster presentation]. National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference, Washington D.C.
    • *Del Pozzo, J. (2021, November). The neuropsychological impact of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome: A case study [Poster presentation]. National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference, Washington D.C.
    • *Bonumwezi, J. L., Habintwali, D., Meadows, M. C., Grapin, S., & Lowe, S. R. (2021, November). Pathways of intergenerational trauma transmission through family factors in children of Rwandan survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi [Paper presentation]. International Society for Traumatic Stress Annual Conference, Virtual.
    • *Kshtriya, S., *Bonumwezi, J. L., Bixter, M., & Lowe, S. R. (2021, November). Secondary posttraumatic growth in children of survivors of the 1994 genocide: The role of childhood trauma, secondary posttraumatic stress, and meaning-making [Poster presentation]. International Society for Traumatic Stress Annual Conference, Virtual.
    • *Valdespino-Hayden, Z., Gorman, H., Walsh, K., & Lowe, S. R. (2021, November). Understanding rape myth acceptance and the reporting of sexual assault in college students: A vignette approach [Poster presentation]. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Conference, Virtual.
    • *Bomysoad, R. N., Wilson, C., Hitchcock, S., *Del Pozzo, J., & King, C. M. (2021, October 29-30). College student access to care, telehealth, and service utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic in New Jersey [Poster presentation]. New Jersey Psychological Association.
    • *Bomysoad, R. N., *Del Pozzo, J., & King, C. M. (2021, August 12-14). Household conflict, violence, traumatic stress, and substance misuse among students during COVID-19 [Poster presentation]. American Psychological Association Annual Convention.
    • *Kalver, A., *Rette, D., *Kline, E. A., Masia Warner, C., & Reyes-Portillo, J. A. (2021, August 15-17). The toll of COVID-19 on Latinx college students [Poster presentation]. Build & Broaden Conference: Long-Term Impacts of Covid-19 on Latino Communities in the Tri-State Area.
    • *Mahmud, F., Warner, E. S., Kline, E. A., Portillo, N. L., Josephs, J. E., Grapin, S. L., & Reyes-Portillo, J. A. (2021). Racial and ethnic discrimination experiences among college students during COVID-19 [Poster presentation]. APA Division 45 Conference, Virtual.
    • *Grazioli, M., Kranzler, R., Vietze, P., *Irshad, G., *Khawar, S., & Yanchik, A. (2021, June). Theory of mind and visual attention to faces in children with ASD [Poster presentation]. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (JCCAP) Future Directions Forum, Online.
    • *Kline, E. A., *Mahmud, F., & Masia Warner, C. (2021, June). Adolescents at risk for suicide: Working with schools and pediatrics to identify and reduce suicidality [Symposium]. Suicide Prevention in Higher Education Conference at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.
    • *Tineo, P., *Weeks, C., *Singh. T., *Rette, D., & Reyes-Portillo, J. (2021, June). Acculturative stress and trauma symptoms and suicide ideation among college students: The moderating role of familial social support. [Symposium]. Youth Suicide Research Consortium Annual Conference, Virtual.
    • *Khawar, S., Yanchik, A., *Grazioli, M., *Irshad G., & Vietze, P. (2021, May). Comparison of social cognition in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and down syndrome: A review [Poster presentation]. Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Online.
    • *McDonald, R. G., *Yacoub, N., *Khawar, S., Lerner, M. D., & Kang, E. (2021, May). Discrete electrocortical predictors of anxiety during follow-up period after social skills intervention for youth with autism spectrum disorder [Poster presentation]. International Society for Autism Research 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.
    • *Grove, L., Yang, Y., Diggs, D., Klein, M., Czarnogursky, M., Rathjen, C., Olanrewaju, J., *Hershkovich, A., McGee, P., & Dwornikoski, A. (2021, April). Caregiver involvement in intellectual and developmental disability research: A systematic review of diversity and trends across the decade [Poster presentation]. The Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Virtual.
    • *Khawar, S., & Tilson, C. (2021, April). Impact of online acceptance and commitment therapy on parent psychopathology and maladaptive behaviors in children with autism and related disorders [Poster presentation]. Society for Research in Child Development, Online.
    • *Bomysoad, R. N., *Gonzalez, K., & King, C. M. (2021, March 20). Do the central eight risk factors generalize to academic dishonesty? [Poster presentation]. American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference, Virtual.
    • *Gonzalez, K., *Bomysoad, R. N., & King, C. M. (2021, March 20). An independent evaluation of the reliability and validity of the Short Dark Tetrad psychopathy subscale [Poster presentation]. American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference, Virtual.
    • *Schneider, R. A., & Zottoli, T. M. (2021, March 20). Plea bargains and plea length: Do longer deals increase willingness to plead guilty? [Poster presentation]. American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference, Virtual.
    • *Rette, D. N., Moreno, M., Suffren, C., & Reyes-Portillo, J. (2021, March 18). Parenting practices in the digital age: Associations between internet specific parenting practices and adolescent depression and anxiety [Poster presentation]. Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Virtual.
    • *Grazioli, M., *Irshad, G., *Khawar, S., Yanchik, A., & Vietze, P. (2021, March). Assessing perceptions, preferences, and barriers of exercise in children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder [Poster presentation]. Annual Autism Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Online.
    • *Tineo, P., *Weeks, C., *Singh. T., *Rette, D., Schierenbeck, S., Suffren, C., & Reyes-Portillo, J. (2021, March). Anxiety symptom clusters and suicide ideation among college students: The moderating role of acculturative stress. [Poster presentation]. Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Virtual.
    • *Mui, M., & Sandry, J. (2021, February 26). Decomposing response time distributions to understand slowing of information processing speed in MS [Poster presentation]. Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis Forum.
    • *Lall, S., Turman, M., Jacobs, S., Brown, T., Lynch, K., Bender, H., Spat-Lemus, J., & Sacks-Zimmerman, A. (2021, February). Cognitive and psychiatric sequelae of mild to moderate COVID-19 infection: Treatment implications for integrated cognitive remediation (CR)/cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) [Poster presentation]. International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting.
    2020
    • *Kline, E., *Mahmud, F., & Masia Warner, C. (2020, December 15). Adolescents at risk for suicide: Working with schools and pediatrics to identify and reduce suicidality [Conference presentation]. Suicide Prevention in Higher Education Conference at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.
    • *Kline, E., Masia Warner, C., Grapin, S., Reyes-Portillo, J., Bixter, M., *Cunningham, D., *Mahmud, F., *Singh, T., *Weeks, C. (2020, November 19-22). Social anxiety and the relationship between discrimination and internalized racism in Black young adults [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Virtual.
    • *Mahmud, F., Masia Warner, C., Twersky, V., Mailutha, K., Rosenfeld, W., & Zaubler, T. (2020, November 19-22). Efficacy of collaborative care in addressing adolescent anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation in pediatric primary care [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Virtual.
    • *Portillo, N., Grapin, S. L., Masia, C., Bixter, M., & Reyes-Portillo, J. (2020, November 19-22). Relations between online racial and ethnic discrimination and mental health among Latinx young adults: The protective role of social support [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Virtual.
    • *Singh T., Scheuttig, J., *Tineo, P., *Weeks, C., & Reyes-Portillo, J. (2020, November 19-22). Mental health literacy among Indian school teachers: Results from a single-day psychoeducational intervention [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Virtual.
    • *Tineo, P., *Weeks, C., Torsiello, D., *Singh, T., *Mahmud, F., Rusco, M., *Kline, E., Reyes-Portillo, J., & Masia, C. (2020, November 19-22). Racial microaggression and suicide ideation among Latinx college students: The mediating role of depression and the moderating role of family support [Symposium presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Virtual.
    • *Weeks, C., *Tineo, P., *Singh, T., *Mahmud, F., *Kline, E. A., Torsiello, D., Rusco, M., Masia Warner, C., & Reyes-Portillo, J. A. (2020, November 19-22). Examining the relationship between social media use, online discrimination, and depression among diverse college students [Symposium presentation]. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Conference, Virtual.
    • *Gonzalez, K., *Weeks, C., *Stettler, B. S., King, C. M., & Rafanello, N. (2020, November 5-7). Race and self-reported background problems in an urban police preemployment screening sample [Poster presentation]. Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Providence, RI.
    • *Grove, L., *Del Pozzo, J., *Stettler, B., King, C. M., & Rafanello, N. (2020, November 5-7). A partial replication of the ability of the PAI and CPI to postdict self-reported background problems and predict stable–suitable recommendations in psychological police preemployment screening [Poster presentation]. Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Providence, RI.
    • *Stettler, B., King, C. M., & Rafanello, N. (2020, November 5-7). Predicting outcomes in psychological police preemployment screening using local urban norms [Poster presentation]. Annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Providence, RI.
    • *Bonumwezi, J. L., *Tineo, P., *Valdespino-Hayden, Z. E., & Lowe, S. R. (2020, November 4-14). Predictors of past-year mental health service use among trauma-exposed Muslim American college students [Poster presentation]. Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress, Virtual.
    • *Valdespino-Hayden Z., *Tineo, P., *Bonumwezi, J., Ramos, C. N., Arús, O. A., Jimenez, P. I., Joshipura, K., & Lowe, S. R. (2020, November 4-14). Understanding the link between pre-disaster health conditions and post-disaster mental health among Hurricane Irma/Maria survivors in Puerto Rico [Symposium presentation]. Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Virtual.
    • *Weinreb, K. S. (2020, November 4-14). Behavioral hypervigilance among trauma-exposed minority groups [Poster presentation]. Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Virtual.
    • *Kline, E., Masia Warner, C., *Mahmud, F., *Singh, T., *Weeks, C., Reyes-Portillo, J (2020, October 19-20). Depression, anxiety, and the utilization of online mental health services among young adults [Poster presentation]. New Jersey Psychological Association, Virtual Poster Hall.
    • *Dartnell, W., & Zottoli, T. M. (2020, August). Exploring neural correlates of performance on the Iowa Gambling Task and the Wisconsin Card Sorting Task in adolescent and young adult males. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology, Washington, D.C.
    • *Kshtriya, S. (2020, August). Transforming trauma through forgiveness and meaning-making: The case of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Symposium presented at the Prepare Virtual Summit.
    • *Del Pozzo, J., *Faust, T., *Gonzalez, K., Morales, I., & King, C. M. (2020, August 6–9). Demographic factors, index offense, risk, and responsivity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, Online.
    • *Grove, L., Hitchcock, S., *Gonzalez, K., Guevara, L., *Faust, T. T., & King, C. M. (2020, August 6–9). Responsibility/motivation, treatment amenability, and protective factors/strengths among a sample of incarcerated adults [Poster presentation]. American Psychological Association convention, Washington, D.C.
    • *Stettler, B., *Del Pozzo, J., & King, C. M. (2020, August 6–9). Elucidating the pathway between schizotypy and antisociality: Evidence for an indirect path. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, Online.
    • *Stettler, B., Hitchcock, S., *Del Pozzo, J., Palardy, A., & King, C. M. (2020, August 6–9). Correctional client responsibility/motivation to change and treatment willingness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, Online.
    • *Wodzinski, A., Moya, G., Lakusta, L. & Landau, B. (2020, July). The language of support: Parents’ verb uses in descriptions of support [Poster presentation]. International Congress on Infant Studies, Virtual.
    • *Mahmud, F., *Kline, E., Masia Warner, C., Twersky, V., Mailutha, K., Meltzer, A., Scherer, S., Rosenfeld, W., & Zaubler, T. (2020, June 11-12). Collaborating with pediatric primary care to address suicidality in adolescents [Conference presentation]. Youth Suicide Research Consortium, New York, NY.
    • *Singh, T., *Tineo, P., *Weeks, C., & Reyes-Portillo, J. (2020, June 11-12). The impact of acculturation on suicide literacy among college students [Conference presentation]. Youth Suicide Research Consortium, New York, NY.
    • *Khawar, S. (2020, May). Use of principles of applied behavior analysis to decrease maladaptive behavior and increase skill acquisition in children with autism spectrum disorder: A review of few case studies [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavior Analysis International, Washington, D.C.
    • *Khawar, S., (2020, May). The efficacy of behavioral skills training on the Administration
      of the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program by clinical staff [Poster presentation]. Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention,
      Washington, D.C.
    • *Del Pozzo, J., *Grove, L., *Stettler, B., & Zottoli, T. (2020, March). Police interrogations, mental illness, and intellectual disability: False confession data from exonerations in the United States. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.
    • *Del Pozzo, J., *Stettler, B., *Grove, L., *Gonzalez, K., & King, C. M. (2020, March). Relationships between childhood trauma and aggression and delinquency in a non-clinical sample. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.
    • *Faust, T., Daftary-Kapur, T., & Zottoli, T., (2020, March). The impact of pre-plea access to evidence on estimates of conviction probability and plea decisions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology–Law Society, New Orleans, LA.
    • *Faust, T., *Stettler, B., Mattera, J., Ceballo, D., Ramirez, A., & King, C. M. (2020, March). Comparing incarcerated women and men on mental health non-criminogenic needs and responsivity factors. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology–Law Society, New Orleans, LA.
    • *Grove, L., *Faust, T., Ramirez, A., Hitchcock, S., & King, C. M. (2020, March). Trauma informed care in correctional rehabilitation: An examination of trauma endorsement and mental health problems across self-reported and evaluator-rated measures. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology–Law Society, New Orleans, LA.
    • *Hogan, C., Zottoli, T. M., & Byrnes, K. (2020, March). Grooming behaviors in child-on-child sexual interactions. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology and Law Society, New Orleans, LA.
    2019
  • *Bonumwezi, J. L., & Lowe, S. R. (2019, November). Immigrant generation and mental health in Muslim American youth: Pathways through perceived discrimination. Poster presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress (ISTSS) Annual Conference, Boston, MA.
  • *Bonumwezi, J. L., Tramutola, D., Kobezak, H. M., Lawrence, J., & Lowe, S. R. (2019, November). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, work-related trauma exposure, and substance use in first responders. Poster presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress (ISTSS) Annual Conference,
  • *Tineo, P., & Lowe, S. R. (2019, November). The relationship between perceived discrimination, posttraumatic stress, and posttraumatic growth among Muslim students: A mediation analysis [Poster presentation]. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • *Valdespino-Hayden, Z., Lawrence, J., Kobezak, H., & Lowe S. R. (2019, November). Understanding the relationship between work-related trauma exposure and PTSD symptoms among first responders: The role of emotion regulation. Poster presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Boston, MA.
  • *Wodzinski, A. M., & Fox, J. K. (2019, November). Do certain parenting behaviors differentiate pathways from negative affectivity to anxiety and depression in school-aged children? Poster presented at the 53rd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Atlanta, GA.
  • *Cunningham, D., *Bonumwezi, J., *Tineo, P., Lowe, S., & Grapin, S. L. (2019, October 10-12). Predictors of perceived microaggressions and perceived school climate in Muslim American college students [Paper presentation]. Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood’s 9th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, Toronto, ON.
  • *Del Pozzo, J. & King, C. M. (2019, September). An exploration of multiple risk factors for schizotypy in a nonclinical population: The continuum of psychosis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Buffalo, NY.
  • *Lall, S., Sandry, J., Spirou, A., & Dobryakova, E. (2019, June). Examination of learning through feedback in MS. Poster presented at the 25th annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Rome, Italy.
  • *Lall, S., Barua, M., Brunye, T., Propper, R. (2019, May). Brief prior exposure to red decreases categorical and coordinate spatial task performance. Abstract and poster presentation at the 31st annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
  • *Kshtriya, S., Kobezak, H. M., Lawrence, J., Popok, P., & Lowe, S. S. (2019, March). Reduced social support as a mediator of occupational stressors and mental health outcomes in first responders. Poster presentation at the 90th Annual Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), New York, NY.
  • *Schneider, R. A., & Zottoli, T. M. (2019, March). The effect of plea discount and potential trial sentence on guilty plea decisions. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychology and Law Society. Portland, OR.
  • *Tineo, P., Wesnitzer, B., *Bonumwezi, J., Bailey, E., Gharib, R., & Lowe, S. (2019, March). The effects of microaggressions on perceived discrimination and psychiatric symptoms among Muslim American college students [Poster presentation]. Anxiety and Depression Association of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • 2018
    • *Del Pozzo, J., Rafanello, N., King, C. M., & Brady, R. (2018, August). Police applicants and performance-based measures of executive functioning. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
    • *Bonumwezi, J. L., *Valdespino-Hayden, Z. E., DeMaio, E., Gruebner, O., Galea, S., & Lowe, S. R. (2018, November). Twitter usage in New York City during hurricane Sandy: A qualitative analysis. Poster presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress (ISTSS) Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
    • *Cunningham, D. J., Masia Warner, C., Yeon Lee, J., Brook, J. S., Pahl, K., & Winters, J. (2018, November). Social integration among women in late midlife: Does tobacco use predict isolation? Poster presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.
    • *Sital, M., Canete, S. M., Fox, J. K., Ryan, J. L., & Halpern, L. F. (2018, November). Parental warmth as a moderator of parental control and anxiety and depressive symptoms in elementary school-age children. Poster presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.
    • *Valdespino-Hayden, Z., Walsh, K., Komar, K., & Lowe, S. R. (2018, November). Rape myth acceptance buffers the association between unwanted sexual contact and college student mental health. Poster presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Washington, DC.
    • *Cunningham, D. J. & Masia Warner, C. (2018, July). “The dope Black people group”: The educated and stressed minority. The Biennial Conference of APA Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race, Austin, TX.
    • *Bonumwezi, J. L., Tineo, P., Bailey, E. J., & Lowe, S. R. (2018, March). Post-traumatic stress disorder among Muslim American college students. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

    Awards and Grants

    2023
    • May 2023: Rachel Bomysoad received a $2,000 grant from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology to support her dissertation research
    • April 2023: Sadaf Khawar received the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP)/APA Division 53 Student Achievement Award in Clinical Practice for 2023. In addition to receiving a $1,000 award stipend, Sadaf’s name will be included in the official APA program, on the SCCAP53.org website, in the newsletter, via an announcement over the listserv, and announced during the SCCAP Awards ceremony at the APA Conference. A bio about Sadaf will also be published it in the InBalance newsletter.
    • February 2023: Congratulations to the four students who received our program’s Spring 2023 Research Award! This grant award provides students with funding from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Psychology Department to support their research. The recipients, along with the titles or a description of their projects, are:
      • Rachel Bomysoad: “Serious Video Game Technology for Correctional Assessment: Project Choices
      • Mary Issac Cargill: “Examination of Minority Groups’ Experiences Receiving Autism-Related Services and Potential Barriers to Diagnosis and Care”
      • Arielle Hershkovich: “Implementing DBT STEPS-A in an Adolescent Jewish Population”
      • Ryan Schnieder: “Discretion in Prosecutorial Decision-Making and its Effects on Sentence Recommendations”
    • January 2023: Sadaf Khawar received the Society for Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) Dissertation Award ($500) for her project “Trends And Barriers In Service Utilization In South Asian And MENA Families With Autism Spectrum Disorder In The United States: A Mixed-Method Analysis.”
    2022
    • November 2022: Jennifer Barbosa received the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology Abstract Award.
    • November 2022: Sadaf Khawar received the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Elsie Ramos Memorial Student Poster Award at the annual ABCT convention for her project, entitled “Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy via Telehealth Effective? A Pilot Study During the Covid-19 Pandemic to Support Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities.”
    • October 2022: Congratulations to the five students who received our program’s Fall 2022 Research Award! This grant award provides students with funding from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Psychology Department to support their research. The recipients, along with the titles of their projects, are:
      • Tristin Faust: “Juvenile Lifers: Adaptive to Life During Life”
      • Lauren Grove: “Plea Bargaining in Cases Involving Juvenile Defendants: A National Survey of Defense Attorneys”
      • Emily Kline: “Engagement and Retention of College Students with Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in a Digital Mental Health Intervention Using a Brief Peer Support Model”
      • Rachel McDonald: “Electrophysiological Markers of Emotion Dysregulation in Autism Spectrum Disorder”
      • Zuzanna Myszko: “Leadership Perception and Development in Individuals on the Autism Spectrum”
    • September 2022: Stephanie Grinshpun received the Administrative Supplement to Recognize Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mentorship grant connected to the NIH-funded project “A Profile of Spatial Abilities in People with Down Syndrome and Their Correlations with Everyday Behavior.”
    • June 2022: Emily Kline received the Student Conference Participation Grant of $300 from the New Jersey Psychological Association to fund travel expenses to present at the Association of Psychological Science (APS) Conference in Chicago, IL.
    • June 2022: Sophia Lall received the annual Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award from the New Jersey Neuropsychological Society (NJNS).
    • March 2022: Congratulations to the seven students who received our program’s Spring 2022 Research Award! This new grant award provides students with funding from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Psychology Department to support their research. The recipients, along with the titles of their projects, are:
      • Jennifer Barbosa: “Language Development in Children Exposed to In-Utero Gestational Diabetes”
      • Peter Goldie: “White Allyship Among Undergraduate Students in the United States”
      • Sadaf Khawar: “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Service Utilization in Families with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Comparative Analysis of Minority and Immigrant Families in the United States”
      • Sowmya Kshtriya: “Using Path Modeling to Investigate the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Post-Traumatic Growth through Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Meaning-Making, & Resilience”
      • Farah Mahmud: “The Relationship between Cognitive Flexibility and Anxiety in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder”
      • Brooke Stettler: “A Survey of Laypersons’ Knowledge and Beliefs About Child Sexual Abuse Disclosure”
      • Nardin Yacoub: “Effects of Perspectives, Age, and Gender on Route Descriptions in Children”
    • March 2022: Sadaf Khawar was awarded the 2022 International Society of Autism Research (INSAR) Virtual Research Internship in Autism and Cultural Diversity. This award provides a $5,000 stipend to support research efforts, a $500 to support research expenditures, and funds to support travel and attendance at the INSAR 2023 Annual Meeting.
    • February 2022: Sadaf Khawar was awarded the Diversity Travel Award by the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR). This award provides travel reimbursement of up to $1000 to help defray the costs of attendance at the INSAR 2022 Annual Meeting.
    • February 2022: Sadaf Khawar was awarded the SCCAP Diversity Professional Development Award from the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. This award is intended to support professional development opportunities of graduate students and early career professionals from diverse backgrounds.
    2021
    • July 2021: Farah Mahmud was awarded the APA Division 45 Student Scholarship ($200)
    • May 2021: Sowmya Kshtriya was awarded the Healthy Living Grant ($1000) from the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
    • April 2021: Jennifer Bartlett was awarded a $2000 grant from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology to help fund her dissertation, which examines whether trauma-exposed persons are at increased risk for false guilty pleas. Her study will be among the first to utilize an innovative simulation software designed by colleagues at UMass Lowell to enhance laboratory research on the study of false guilty pleas.
    • March 2021: Rachel McDonald was awarded the Student and Trainee Award ($500) from the International Society for Autism Research for her poster
    • March 2021: Petty Tineo was awarded the Diversity Travel Award ($300) from the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. This award is intended to provide support to allow students the opportunity to attend a conference to gain professional experience and increase their professional network.
    2020
    • September 2020: Jessica Bonumwezi was awarded the Dr. Zellig Bach Award for the Study of the Family by the New Jersey Psychological Association Foundation, including a $1,000 grant to support her research project described below
    • September 2020: Sadaf Khawar was awarded a $1,000 Community Service Grant by the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) to support her training experience with the Youth Development Clinic in Newark.
    • September 2020: Zerbrina Valdespino-Hayden was awarded a $1,000 Community Service Grant by the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) to support her training experience with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Metropolitan Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center (Metro RDTC) – GB-CBT RDTC
    • July 2020: Lauren Grove was awarded a $1,000 grant by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) for her research project with Dr. Zottoli titled “Plea Bargaining in Cases Involving Juvenile Defendants: A national Survey of Defense Attorneys”
    • March 2020: DeVanté J. Cunningham was awarded the Dr. Lawrence Houston Scholarship ($1,000) by the New Jersey Association of Black Psychologists. The Dr. Lawrence Houston Scholarship is awarded to outstanding student members of NJABPsi who are future mental health trendsetters and advocates for persons-of-color within the larger community.
    2019
    • December 2019: Jessica Bonumwezi was awarded an $18,000 grant by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University for her project with Dr. Sarah Lowe entitled “Coming of age after the genocide: Mental health of Rwandan young adults”
    • November 2019: DeVanté J. Cunningham was awarded The Dr. Mel Gary Student Conference Presentation Award ($600) by the New Jersey Association of Black Psychologists to support his paper presentation at the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood Conference in Toronto, Canada
    • November 2019: Tristin Faust was awarded a $1,000 grant by the American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41) Graduate Student Grants-in-Aid Committee to support her research
    • October 2019: DeVanté J. Cunningham was awarded a $500 Annual Fall Education Scholarship by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. to support his efforts as a doctoral student at MSU
    • September 2019: DeVanté J. Cunningham was awarded a $1,000 Community Service Grant by the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) to support his training experience with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Metropolitan Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center (Metro RDTC) – GB-CBT RDTC

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Accomplishments

    2022
    • Danielle Rette successfully collaborated with her students to create a class environment that celebrates diversity and discussed the ethical shortcomings of historical psychology research. She also provided her students with career development resources and a guest lecture, as well as personally describing differences in the field and opportunities that may aid in their development.

    Internship Matches

    2023
    • Tristin Faust: Federal Medical Center, Devens (Ayer, MA)
    • Kenny Gonzalez: Bronx VA Medical Center (Bronx, NY)
    • Sadaf Khawar: Kennedy Krieger/Johns Hopkins/Behavioral Psych (Baltimore, MD)
    • Emily Kline: Dartmouth Health (Lebanon, NH)
    • Farah Mahmud: Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital (Boston, MA)
    • Ryan Schneider: Federal Medical Center, Rochester (Rochester, MN)
    • Karly Weinreb: Coatesville VA Medical Center (Coatesville, PA)
    2022
    • Lauren Grove: Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
    • Sowmya Kshtriya: Manhattan Psychiatric Center (New York, NY)
    • Sophia Lall: Coatesville VA Medical Center (Coatesville, PA)
    • Brooke Stettler: Miami VA Healthcare System (Miami, FL)
    • Petty Tineo: Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System (Lyons, NJ)
    • Cody Weeks: University of Colorado School of Medicine (Aurora, CO)
    • Alaina Wodzinski: Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (Phoenix, AZ)
    2021
    • Jennifer Bartlett: Trenton Psychiatric Hospital (West Trenton, NJ)
    • Jessica Bonumwezi: Westchester Jewish Community Services (Hartsdale, NY)
    • DeVante Cunningham: VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Manhattan Campus (New York, NY)
    • Whitney Dartnell: Nebraska Internship Consortium, Munroe-Meyer Rural Care Prog North/Central (Lincoln, NE)
    • Jill Del Pozzo: VA New Jersey Health Care System (Lyons, NJ)
    • Conor Hogan: Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences (Newark, NJ)
    • Tanya Singh: Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (New Brunswick, NJ)
    • Melissa Sital: Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA) (Bronx, NY)
    • Zerbrina Valdespino-Hayden: J Lovell VA Medical Center – N. Chicago (North Chicago, IL)