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Ph.D. Program - Clinical Psychology

Alumni

Alumni Professor Current Position Dissertation Title
Cannity, Kerry Bolden NY Presbyterian Hospital Efficacy of Short-Term Emotional Regulation Training on Interference During Cognitive Tasks
Hughes, Jessica Gordon VA, San Diego, CA Examining the role of therapeutic alliance, split alliance, and gender on couples' satisfaction following a brief couple's intervention
Mena, Chrstina Macfie Postdoc - Great Life Counseling Center, Dallas, TX Child Temperment as a Moderator Variable between Maternal Borderline Personality Disorder and Mother-Child Synchrony
Strimpfel, Jennifer Macfie St Elizabeth Physicians, KY Hostility and Social Rejection and Borderline Features: The Influence of Rejection Sensitivity in Parents and their Young Adult Offspring
Tullis, Paul Nash Postdoc - Penn State “Can text analysis of TAT protocols differentiate patients operating at neurotic, borderline, & psychotic levels of personality organization?”
Zapor, Heather Stuart VAMC, Johnson City, TN The Relationship between Power Processes and Intimate Partner Violence over Time
Alumni Professor Current Position Dissertation Title
File, Audrey Hopko Postdoc - Hefner VAMC, Salisbury, NC Psychometric Properties of Three Common Depression Measures in Brest Cancer Patients with Major Depressive Disorder
Lookatch, Samantha Moore VAMC, Philadelphia, PA Neuropsychological Effects of Placebo Stimulants in College Students
Mauck, Sarah Moore Community Mental Health, South Bend, IN Perceiving Sexual Consent: the Effects of Gender and Alcohol Use on Attributions of Sexual Consent
Watkins, Christopher Macfie Behavioral Medicine Institute, Knoxville, TN Assessing Attachment: Divergent and Convergent Factors in Mothers and their Adolescent Offspring and Contributions to Borderline Features
Winter, Sophia Nash Albany Medical Center, NY Treatment Preferences and Outcomes in a Randomized Controlled Trial for Depression Comparing Supportive Expressive Therapy to Medication and Pill Placebo
Wischkaemper, Katie Gordon VAMC, Knoxville, TN Relationship Qualities: Investigating the Nature of Self-Identified Couple Strengths and Language use in the Context of Strength Conversations
Alumni Professor Current Position Dissertation Title
Febres, Jeniimarie Stuart Postdoc - Bedford VA The Perpetration of Adulthood Animal Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence in Men and Women Arrested for Domestic Violence
McIndoo Losier, Crystal Hopko Postdoc - MIRECC VA Portland (2 yr) Mindfulness-Based Therapy and Behavioral Activation: A Randomized Controlled Trial with Depressed College Students
Preddy, Teresa M Welsh Postdoc -Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital - Brown Univ Assessment and Investigation of Electronic Aggression in the Romantic Relationships of Emerging Adults
Ritter, Kathrin Moore Postdoc - Neurobehavioral Specialists - Jacksonville The Effects of Electronic Treatment Reminder Cues on Relapse Prevention
Rowley, Maria M Gordon Postdoc - Edith Nourse Rogers VA - Bedford, MA Three Rs: Relationship Orientation, Relational Interdependent Self-construal, and Relationship Maintenance Strategies
Alumni Professor Current Position Dissertation Title
Abbas, Amineh Macfie Cherokee Health Systems; Morristown, TN Dissociation and Sexual Trauma: The Moderating Role of Somatization
Culpepper, Christi Welsh Postdoc - Kennedy Kreiger Institute  (2yr) The Effects of Social Support on At-Risk Youth
Gilbert, Sarah Gordon Clinical Psychologist  Using Mindful Self-Compassion to Improve Self-Criticism, Self-Soothing, Cravings, and Relapse in Substance Abusers in an Intensive Outpatient Program
Gray , Samantha Welsh Postdoc - Harvard Meducal School How technology interacts with emerging adulthood psychosocial developmental tasks: An examination of online self-presentation and cell phone usage
Holmes, Rachel Welsh Indiana Univ Health Physicians Predictors of Casual Sex Participation in Young Adulthood: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
Ryba, Marlena Hopko Postdoc - Ohio State Univ Behavioral Activation for Depressed Breast Cancer Patients: The Impact of Therapeutic Compliance and Quantity of Activities Completed on Symptom Reduction
Seavey, Amanda Moore Praxis Psychological Services, Dept of VA Raleigh-Durham, NC The Effects of a Brief Mindfulness Intervention on Lab-based Aggression
Shorey, Ryan Stuart Asst Professor, Ohio University The Temporal Association between Alcohol, Negative Affect, and Dating Violence
Tirone, Vanessa Moore Postdoc - RUSH Univ Medical Center Assessing Motives for Consensual Sex: Development of the Sexual Motives Questionnaire
Toman, Karen Handler/Nash Volunteer Ministry Measuring Change in Psychotherapy Using the MMPI-2 and the Holt Measure of Primary Process Manifestation
Vitulano, Michael Fite Postdoc - Seattle Children's Hospital    Developmental Trajectories of ADHD Symptoms to Adolescent Substance Use: What Influence Do Peer, Family and Neighborhood Factors Have?
Volpe, Erin Nash Private Practice, Phildelphia, PA Belief in the Efficacy of Psychotherapy (BEP): Psychometric Scale Development and Examination of Theoretical Correlates
Wimsatt-Childs, Amber Fite/      Moore Staff Psychologist, Yale University, CT Bidirectional Associations between Parenting Behavior and Child Callous-Unemotional Traits: Does Delinquent Peer Affiliation and/or Parental Psychopathology Moderate this Link?
Wong, Albert Nash Director, Somatic Psychology John F. Kennedy Univ Testing Claims of Efficacy and Mechanism of Action for Emotion Focused Couples Therapy:  A Dyadic Case Study Using Time-Series Design
Alumni Professor Current Position Dissertation Title
Rathert, Jamie Fite Mississippi State Hospital Associations Between the Subtypes of Aggression, Parenting Styles and Psychiatric Symptomatology in Children on a Psychiatric Inpatient Unit
Trupe, Rebecca Macfie Cherokee Health Systems; Alcoa, TN The Effect of Maternal Borderline Personality Disorder and Social Support on Patterns of Emotional Availability in Mother-Child Interactions
Alumni Professor Current Position Dissertation Title
Christman, Jennifer Gordon Staff Psychologist, Columbus OH Examining the interplay of rejection sensitivity, self-compassion, and forgiveness through communication mechanisms 
Colman, Lindsey Hopko Asst Professor, Vanderbilt Delving Deeper into Substance Abuse:  Affect Regulation, Defenses, and Personality Factors Influencing Drug Choices in Addictions.
Elkins, Sara Moore Asst Prof U of Houston (Clearlake) Reciprocal Relationships between Parenting and Youth Substance Use.
Frankel, Miriam Macfie Clinical Psychologist, Danielsen Inst Boston Univ Effect of Maternal Borderline Personality Disorder on Adolescent Autonomy and Relatedness and Internalizing and Externalizing Psychpathology.
Gaertner, Alden Fite Private Practice, Knoxville, TN The Impact of Relational Aggression and Friendship Quality on the Pathway from Parental Psychological Control to Child Internalizing Symptomology.
Handsel, Vanessa Moore Praxis Psychological Services, Dept of VA Raleigh-Durham, NC The Influence of Early Maladaptive Schemas on Sex Differences in the Development of PTSD Symptomatology.
Howell, Jenn Willett Gordon  Clinical Psychologist, Hawaii The Intergenerational Transmission of Relational Patterns:  How We Understand Relationships Makes the Difference.
Nathanson, Alison Ratighan Private Practice; Atlanta, GA An Examination of Shame and Traditional Gender Roles on Behavioral Responses in Non-Stranger Sexual Assault with College Females.
Swan, Scott Macfie VA Center, Knoxville, TN Openness to the Unconscious Clinical Validity.
Alumni Professor Current Position Dissertation Title
Armento, Maria Hopko Baylor College of Medicine Menninger Dept of Psychiarty & Behavioral Sciences Behavioral Activation of Religious Behaviors Treating Depression Symptoms with a Randomized Controlled Trial
Carvalho, John Hopko Plaza Psychology & Psychiatry, Inc Avoidance and Depression: Evidence for Reinforcement as a Mediating Factor
Gawrysiak, Mike Hopko University of Pennsylvania An fMRI investigation of Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression
Hellmuth, Julianne Gordon Yale University Risk Factors for Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy
Kivisto, Aaron Moore Assistant Professor Univsersity of Indianapolis Juvenile Competence to Stand Trial: An Examination of the Direct and Interactive Effects of cognitive Ability, Psychiatric Symptomatology, and Psychosocial Maturity
Little-Kivisto, Katie Welsh Assistant Professor Univsersity of Indianapolis Autobiographical Memory Specificity,and Trauma: The role of Ego Mastery, Brooding, and Family Functioning
Mullane, Christen Hopko Practicing in Knoxville, TN Distress Tolerance, Experiential Avoidance, and Negative Affect: Implications for Understanding Eating Bahavior and BMI
Smith, Justin Welsh Adjunct Instructor - University of Oregon Family Therapeutic Assessment for Pre-Adolescent Boys with Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Assessing Treatment Efficacy Using a Time-Series Design
Alumni Professor Current Position Dissertation Title
Fitzpatrick Haag, Katie Macfie Practicing in Oak Ridge, TN Attachment Patterns and Reflective Function in Women and Borderline Personality Disorder and their Adolescent Offspring
Frousakis, Nikki Gordon Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California Communication in Married Couples: Exploring the Roles of Betrayal and Forgiveness
Mann, Caroline Olson Lecturer - UNC Asheville In a stranger's shoes: Reducing mental illness stigma through perspective-taking
Nicholas, Chris Nash VA - Minneapolis, MN Functional neuroimaging of awareness in a non-communicative pediatric quadriplegic patient
Rowinski, Katie Wahler Lecturer, The University of Tennessee Clinic-Referred Mothers' Autobiographicak Naratives as Markers of Their Parenting Styles
Schlachter, Lina Nash Private practice - Brazil Autobiographical Memory Specificity,and Trauma: The role of Ego Mastery, Brooding, and Family Functioning
Widman, Laura Welsh UNC - Chapel Hill Inside the Minds of Sex Offenders: Illuminating the Role of Implicit Rape Attitudes in Sexual Offending
Williams, Keith Wahler Penn State Hershey Medical Center The effects of narrative coherence and mindfulness on parenting style and child behavior.
Wolf, Nicole Nash Analyst University of California, San Francisco Evaluating the effectiveness of therapeutic assessment with depressed, adult clients using case-based time-series design
Alumni Professor Current Position Dissertation Title
Edlis, Guy Handler Private Practice & Adjunct UTK Psychopathology and interpersonal relationships: Clinic vs non-patient samples
Haag, Ian Wahler Faculty, Albany Medical College Department of Psychiatry; Instructor, SUNY Private Practice Mindfulness:  Mediating the Relationship between Attachment Security and Parenting Style?
Hess, Tanya Handler Post Doc - Institute of Living; Hartford, CT The instrumental use of emotion in individuals with psychopathic traits:  The development and validation of a measure of instrumental emotion
Ness, Lorrie Handler Provate Practice Siver Spring, MD A Study of Object Relations Among Self-Injuring and Non-injuring College Students
Roost, Noah Wahler Private Practice; Portland, OR - Portland Mindful Therapy Impediments to presence:  Oblivious and reactive mindlessness
Sims, Chad Handler   An Examination of the Relationship Between Mindfulness and Aspects of Personality Structure
Alumni Professor Current Position Dissertation Title
Edlis, Guy Handler Private Practice & Adjunct UTK Psychopathology and interpersonal relationships: Clinic vs non-patient samples
Haag, Ian Wahler Faculty, Albany Medical College Department of Psychiatry; Instructor, SUNY Private Practice Mindfulness:  Mediating the Relationship between Attachment Security and Parenting Style?
Hess, Tanya Handler Post Doc - Institute of Living; Hartford, CT The instrumental use of emotion in individuals with psychopathic traits:  The development and validation of a measure of instrumental emotion
Ness, Lorrie Handler Provate Practice Siver Spring, MD A Study of Object Relations Among Self-Injuring and Non-injuring College Students
Roost, Noah Wahler Private Practice; Portland, OR - Portland Mindful Therapy Impediments to presence:  Oblivious and reactive mindlessness
Sims, Chad Handler   An Examination of the Relationship Between Mindfulness and Aspects of Personality Structure

 

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