Faculty Taking Graduate Students (2022)

  1. Faculty: Philip C. Kendall
    Institution: Temple University (APA/PCSAS Accredited)
    Research Focus: Youth Anxiety, D and I

  2. Faculty: Shannon Sauer-Zavala
    University of Kentucky (APA/PCSAS Accredited)
    Research Focus: Treatment Development, refinement, transdiagnostic mechanisms, personality, borderline PD

  3. Faculty: Kasey Stanton 
    University of Wyoming (APA/PCSAS Accredited)
    Research Focus:  
    Personality, mood, and psychopathology assessment; transdiagnostic and dimensional models; personality and bipolar spectrum disorders

  4. Faculty: Craig Rodriguez-Seijas  
    University of Michigan (APA/PCSAS Accredited)
    Research Focus: Dimensional models of psychopathology & factors related to their manifestation among sexual & gender minority populations, and other minoritized populations

  5. Faculty: Daniel Klein
    Stony Brook University (PCSAS Accredited)
    Research Focus: Depression, anxiety, developmental psychopathology

  6. Faculty: Brandon Gibb
    Binghamton University (SUNY) (APA Accredited)
    Research Focus: 
    Risk for depression across the lifespan (infants, kids, adolescents, adults)

  7. Faculty: Joe Raiker
    Florida International University (FIU) (APA Accredited)
    Research Focus: ADHD

  8. Faculty: Jonathan Stange
    University of Southern California (APA/PCSAS Accredited)
    Research Focus: 
    Affect regulation, vulnerability to depression, proximal risk factors, ambulatory assessment, fMRI

  9. Faculty: Yara Mekawi
    University of Louisville (APA Accredited)
    Research Focus: 
    Racism and BIPOC mental health

  10. Faculty: Erin Kang
    Montclair State University (APA Accredited)
    Research Focus: 
    Autism spectrum disorder, neural development and plasticity, evidence-based interventions

  11. Faculty: Kari M Eddington
    UNC Greensboro (APA Accredited)
    Research Focus: 
    Depression, anhedonia, motivation and goal pursuit, mental health identity and stigma

  12. Faculty: Amanda Jensen-Doss
    University of Miami  (APA Accredited)
    Research Focus: 
    Youth mental health services, implementation of evidence-based practices

  13. Faculty: Lauren Friedman
    Arizona State University (APA/PCSAS Accredited)
    Research Focus: 
    Etiology and Treatment of Externalizing Disorders

  14. Faculty: Leonard Simms
    University at Buffalo (APA/PCSAS Accredited)
    Research Focus: 
    Personality Disorders, HITOP, classification and diagnosis, measurement

  15. Faculty: Blair Wisco
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro (APA Accredited)
    Research Focus: 
    PTSD, cognitive processes, emotion regulation

  16. Faculty: Chris Conway
    Institution: Fordham University (APA Accredited)
    Research Focus:  
    Borderline personality disorder; emotional disorders; distress tolerance; personality/symptom change over time

  17. Faculty: June Tangney
    George Mason University (APA Accredited)
    Research Focus: 
    Developing jail-based interventions to enhance post-release success

  18. Faculty: Konrad Bresin
    University of Louisville (APA Accredited)
    Research Focus: 
    The role of emotions in self-injury, alcohol use, and aggression

  19. Faculty: Jessica Hamilton
    Rutgers University (APA/PCSAS Accredited)
    Research Focus: 
    Identifying and modifying risk factors for adolescent self-injurious thoughts and behaviors, with an emphasis on developmental processes and social contexts (including social media and sleep), among youth with diverse backgrounds and identities

  20. Faculty: Katie Witkiewitz
    Institution: University of New Mexico  (APA/PCSAS Accredited)
    Research Focus: 
    Substance use, mindfulness, quantitative methods

  21. Faculty: Jeffrey S. Berman
    University of Memphis (APA Accredited)
    Research Focus: 
    Psychotherapy Process and Outcome

  22. Faculty: Greg Fabiano
    Institution: Florida International University (APA Accredited)
    Research Focus: 
    ADHD assessments and treatments. Multiple studies are starting in the next year focused on parenting programs for male caregivers of young children, supports for relatively younger kindergarteners, and rigorous evaluation of behavioral, medication, and academic interventions in a summer treatment program setting. This is a great time to join the team and be a part of these studies from the start. Please email gfabiano@fiu.edu to set up a meeting if you want to learn more as you make decisions about applying.

  23. Faculty: Jean Rhodes
    University of Massachusetts, Boston
    Research Focus: The Rhodes Lab is interested in strategies that help bridge gaps in mental health and other services. Across various projects and collaborating labs, volunteer and paid mentors are being trained to assume the role of paraprofessionals (i.e., helpers to whom an aspect of a professional task is delegated but who are not licensed to practice as professionals) who deliver appropriate engagement, support, and/or service delivery activities under the supervision of professional mental health providers. Particularly given the global shortage of mental health professionals, the length and cost of professional training, the expense and difficulties associated with accessing mental health and wellness services, and the stigma and distrust that professional services carry in many marginalized communities, mentoring programs are well-positioned to help bridge gaps. We are currently testing models in which volunteer mentors provide opportunities for children and adolescents to practice new skills that they are learning in therapy. The hope is that this will raise the effects and integrate the skills into the day-to-day lives of youth and their families.

Faculty Taking Graduate Students (2021)

  1. The APA-accredited scientist-practitioner Ph.D. program in clinical psychology at Central Michigan University anticipates admitting five students for the 2020-2021 academic year, one each to work with the following faculty: Sarah DomoffJames GerhartElizabeth MeadowsReid Skeel, and Nathan WeedAny questions may be directed to the chair of the admissions committee, Nathan Weed.
  2. The APA-accredited scientist-practitioner Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine anticipates admitting up to seven students for the 2020-2021 academic year. The following faculty are recruiting students: Karen AbramMichael BrookTamar GefenRobert HanlonInger Burnett-ZeiglerMolly LoshNeil JordanCassandra KisielHeather RisserEmily RogalskiBenjamin SchaletLinda Teplin, and Michael Wolf.
  3. Kristy Benoit Allen, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Benoit Allen's lab website. University of Tennessee's Ph.D. Program - Clinical Psychology website. Interests: child anxiety, parenting, information processing biases, interventions
  4. Lorraine T. Benuto, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV. Dr. Benuto's website. UNR's Clinical Psychology program website. Interests: Ethnic minority behavioral health, interpersonal violence, trauma, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She is currently director of the DICE Center; and of three clinical service programs: La Cliníca VIVA, THRIVE, and SIERRA Families. The programs are focused on providing behavioral health services to Spanish-speaking Latinx community members, victims of interpersonal violence, and children who are at risk of abuse (respectively).
  5. Sara Blaine, Ph.D., Auburn University, Auburn, AL. Dr. Blaine's website. Auburn Clinical Psychology Program website. Interests: how genes and neural networks influence the development of alcoholism under conditions of stress
  6. Rosanna Breaux, Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Dr. Breaux's websiteVirginia Tech Clinical Science PhD Program website and brochureInterests: social-emotional functioning of children and adolescents with ADHD, emotion regulation, parenting behaviors
  7.   Sara Bufferd, PhD, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.Dr. Bufferd's websiteUniversity of Louisville's program websiteInterests: Assessment of psychopathology and temperament in young children; Individual, familial, and contextual correlates and predictors of child anxiety and mood dysregulation; Characterizing the spectrum of early-emerging internalizing behavior
  8. Nora Charles, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. Dr. Charles' lab website. USM's Clinical Psychology program website. Interests: Risky and externalizing behaviors in children, adolescents, and young adults; clinical assessment; dissemination and implementation of interventions

  9. Jonathan S. Comer, Ph.D.Florida International University, Miami, FL. Dr. Comer's websiteFIU Clinical Science PhD Program website. Interests: children’s mental health, child and adolescent anxiety disorders, technology-based treatments
  10. Chris Conway, PhD, Fordham University, Bronx, NY. Dr. Conway's websiteFordham Clinical Psychology PhD Program WebsiteInterests: emotional disorders, personality disorders, stress and stress reactivity, ecological momentary assessment
  11. Matthew Jarrett, Ph.D., University of Alabama, Department of Psychology, Tuscaloosa, AL. Dr. Jarrett's websiteUniversity of Alabama Clinical Psychology program websiteInterests: developmental psychopathology, particularly in the areas of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, and related domains such as sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT). Dr. Jarrett's current research explores the interface of neuropsychological functioning and co-occurring symptomatology in children, adolescents, and emerging adults with ADHD.
  12. Dean McKay, Fordham University, Bronx, NY. Dr. McKay's lab websiteFordham's Clinical Psychology program website. Interests: anxiety disorders; obsessive-compulsive disorder; disgust in psychopathology; misophonia (selective sound sensitivity).
  13. Mariann Weierich, PhD, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV. Dr. Weierich's Lab websiteUniversity of Nevada's Clinical Psychology ProgramInterests: Neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms underlying normative stress states and stress-related disorders, including PTSD. The lab takes a clinical/cognitive/affective neuroscience approach that integrates basic behavioral tasks, fMRI, and neuroendocrine assay in the service of clinically-relevant questions.
  14. Candice Alfano, PhD, University of Houston, Houston, TX. Dr. Alfano's lab websiteUniversity of Houston's Clinical Psychology Program websiteInterests: childhood anxiety, sleep and sleep disorders, behavioral interventions, emotion dysregulation, developmental risk
  15. Joye Anestis, Ph.D., University of Southern MississippiHattiesburg, MS. Dr. Anestis' website. USM's Clinical Psychology program website. Interests: externalizing personality/psychopathology; mental health treatment outcomes; personality assessment.
  16. Sophia Choukas-Bradley, University of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA. Dr. Choukas-Bradley's website Pitt's Clinical Psychology program website. Interests: interpersonal and sociocultural influences on adolescent development and mental health, with an emphasis on gender, sexuality, social media use, body image, and LGBTQ+ youth
  17. Lea Dougherty, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Dr. Dougherty's websiteUniversity of Maryland's Clinical Psychology program websiteInterests: developmental psychopathology; youth internalizing problems and mood dsyregulation/irritability; stress and brain development; pathophysiology of youth mood problems.
  18. Kari M Eddington, PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro NC. Dr. Eddington's lab website. UNC Greensboro Clinical Psychology program website. Interests: cognitive, affective, and motivational processes in depression and how different types of therapy can help people recover. Current projects include a longitudinal study of depressive anhedonia and a study on dissemination and implementation of a brief structured intervention by community health workers in underserved populations.
  19. Jean Forney, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Dr. Forney's lab websiteOhio University's program website. Interests: Risk and maintenance factors for eating disorders across psychological, social, and physiological domains. Methods include social network analysis, test meals, and neuroendocrine assessments
  20. Brandon Gibb, Ph.D, Binghamton University (SUNY), Binghamton, NY. Dr. Gibb's research labSUNY Binghamton's Clinical Psychology program websiteInterests: Risk for depression across the lifespan, information processing biases, markers of risk across multiple units of analysis (EEG/ERP, eye tracking, psychophysiology, environment, development)
  21. Phil Kendall, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Kendall's lab websiteTemple University Clinical Psychology websiteInterests: assessment, treatment, and basic study of anxiety in youth.
  22. Daniel Klein, PhD, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.Dr. Klein's website. Stony Brook's PhD program in Clinical Psychology's website. Interests: Antecedents and pathways to depressive and anxiety disorders from early childhood to emerging adulthood.
  23. Emily Kroska, University of IowaIowa City, Iowa. Dr. Kroska's website. University of Iowa's Clinical Science program website. Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) intervention research with at-risk and diverse samples; long-term adverse outcomes associated with trauma – both adverse and resilient outcomes; modifiable mechanisms in the relation between trauma and adverse outcomes; psychosocial variables that impact physical health and health behaviors; applications of mobile and internet interventions; dissemination of effective interventions.
  24. David Langer, Ph.D., ABPP, Suffolk University, Boston, MA. Dr. Langer's lab website. Suffolk University Clinical Psychology Program Website. Interests: Improving youth mental health through the study of psychosocial treatment approaches, with an emphasis on personalizing treatment through shared decision-making with caregivers and youth.
  25. Rob Latzman, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.  Dr. Latzman's lab websiteGeorgia State University's Clinical Psychology program website. Interests - Personality and Psychopathology, Clinical Neuroscience, Nonhuman primate models of personality and psychopathology, (Dis)inhibitory and regulatory processes, Developmental psychopathology
  26. Keyne Law, Seattle Pacific UniversitySeattle, WA Dr. Law's lab website. Seattle Pacific University program website. Interests: processes and systems that contribute to suicidal behavior. 

  27. Matthew D. Lerner, PhD, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Lerner's lab websiteStony Brook's PhD program in Clinical Psychology's websiteInterests: Nature of peer relations and social competency deficits that emerge in childhood and adolescence; Novel and evidence-based social skills interventions for youth with ASD; Perceptual, neural, cognitive, affective, and behavioral underpinnings of social dysfunction
  28. Erika Manczak, Ph.D., University of Denver, Department of Psychology, Denver, CO. Dr. Manczak's lab website. University of Denver's program's website. Interests: depressive symptoms in children, adolescents, and their parents; inflammation and immune functioning; interpersonal relationships; biological embedding of experiences; the contribution of social and physical environments to mental health risk
  29. Christina McDonnell, PhD, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Dr. McDonnell's websiteVirginia Tech Clinical Science PhD Program website and brochure. Interests: autism spectrum disorders and developmental risk, childhood maltreatment and trauma, parent-child interactions and emotion socialization, and disseminating CBT to underserved populations
  30. Cliff McKinney, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS. Dr. McKinney's website.  Mississippi State Unviersity's Clinical Psychology program website.Interests: Parenting, parent psychopathology, oppositional defiant problems, gender differences, and young adult outcomes.
  31. Brady D. Nelson, PhD, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Nelson's website and lab websiteStony Brook Clinical Psychology PhD Program WebsiteInterests: Affective neuroscience and psychophysiology; Cognitive, emotional, and motivational mechanisms of anxiety disorders and depression
  32. Molly Nikolas, PhD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Dr. Nikolas' lab websiteUniversity of Iowa's Clinical Science Program websiteInterests: Our lab examines the genetic, cognitive, and emotional factors influencing ADHD and comorbid psychopathology and their interplay with contextual risk and protective factors across development. We have projects that focus on early developmental risk, including pre/perinatal risk as well as projects that examine transitions throughout adolescence and early adulthood.
  33. Isaac Petersen, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Dr. Petersen' lab website. University of Iowa's Clinical Science Program website. Interests: Clinical child psychology, developmental psychopathology, externalizing behavior problems, self-regulation, school readiness, developmental cognitive neuroscience
  34. Joseph Raiker, PhD, Florida International University, Miami, FL. Dr. Raiker's lab website. FIU's Clinical Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology program's website. Interests: assessment and treatment of ADHD, cognition, executive functioning
  35. Elizabeth Raposa, PhD, Fordham University, Bronx, NY. Dr. Raposa's websiteFordham University PhD in Clinical Psychology websiteInterests: Early life stress; Developmental Psychopathology; Mental health disparities; Community-based interventions
  36. Erin Reilly, Ph.D., Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. Dr. Reilly's lab websiteHofstra University's program websiteInterests: Shared features of eating disorders and anxiety disorders (e.g., repetitive negative thinking; intolerance of uncertainty); behavioral treatments for eating disorders; promotion of best practices for evidence-based treatment in "real-life" settings and best practices in research methods in the field of eating disorders
  37. Shannon Sauer-Zavala, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Dr. Sauer-Zavala lab website. University of Kentucky, Lexington Department Website. Interests: Developing and testing mechanism-informed transdiagnostic treatments for emotional disorders, developing evidence-based decision rules for personalizing the delivery of therapy skills, increasing accessibility to high quality mental health care
  38. Kasey Stanton, PhD, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Dr. Stanton's websiteVirginia Tech Clinical Science PhD Program website and brochure. Interests: Personality and mood assessment, transdiagnostic research frameworks and psychopathology classification, externalizing and bipolar spectrum disorders, and research methods and replicability
  39. Bethany Teachman, University of VA, Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Teachman's website. UVA's Clinical Psychology program's websiteInterests: Our lab investigates cognitive processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders and other forms of emotion dysregulation.
  40. Eva Telzer, PhD and Mitch Prinstein , PhD, University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill. Dr. Telzer's lab websiteUNC Chapel Hill's Clinical Psychology  Program Website. Interests: adolescent brain development, social relationships, health risk behaviors, and teen technology/social media use within an emerging center on technology and adolescent brain development.
  41. Kiara Timpano, PhD, Unviersity of Miami, Miami, FL. Dr. Timpano's lab websiteUniversity of Miami's Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program websiteInterests: vulnerability for anxiety and OC spectrum disorders, transdiagnostic risk factors across affective and cognitive domains, decision making deficits
  42. Sarah Victor, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Dr. Victor's websiteTexas Tech's Clinical Psychology program websiteInterests: Research focused on non-suicidal self-injury and suicide in daily life (using EMA and ambulatory physio assessment) in adolescents and young adults

  43. Sylia Wilson, PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Wilison's websiteUniversity of Minnesota's Psychology PhD website. Interests: Alcohol and brain development, assessment and evaluation, developmental neuroscience, early childhood, executive function, families and parenting, genetics and epigenetics, high-risk populations, infant and early childhood mental health, social and emotional development, stress and maltreatment, vulnerable populations.

  44. E. Samuel Winer, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi. Dr. Winer's lab website. Mississippi State University's Clinical Psychology program website. Interests: Reward devaluation theory; emotional information processing by depressed and anxious persons; anhedonia; psychological crisis and suicide; network theory and analysis

  45. Aidan Wright, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.Dr. Wright's lab website. Pitt's Clinical Psychology program websiteInterests - Interface between personality and psychopathology, quantitative models of psychopathology, ecological momentary assessment, passive sensing, quantitative methods, narcissism