|August 2016 - Present||Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University ‐ Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences|
Developmental Psychopathology, Risk and Resilience, Children’s Emotional Development, Adaptive/Maladaptive Mental Health Outcomes, Parental Influences on Emotional Development, Childhood Maltreatment History and Mental Illness, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Internalizing Symptoms (Anxiety, Depression) In Children And Families, Perinatal Mental Health, and Diverse Contexts Surrounding Development
Professional Service and Affiliations
|Present||Member, Association for Infant Mental Health in Tennessee||Present||Member, Intermountain Psychologist Association||Present||Member, Society for Research in Child Development||Present||Member, Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Division 53 APA||Present||Member, Tennessee Psychological Association|
Honors and Awards
- 2004-2008 - Dean's List Honor Role, College of William & Mary
- 2005 & 2006 - Bionetics Summer Service Grant
- 2006 - James Monroe Scholar
- 2008 - Stanley B. Wilson Award for an Outstanding Student in Psychology
- 2010 - University of Georgia International Travel Funding Award
- 2011 - University of Georgia Domestic Travel Funding Award
- 2012 - University of Georgia Domestic Travel Funding Award
- 2012 - American Psychological Association Student Travel Award
- 2012 - Florene M. Young Award for Outstanding Clinical Service
- 2012 - University of Georgia Dissertation Completion Award
- 2015 - National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program
- 2016 - National Institutes of Mental Health Child Intervention and Prevention Services (CHIPS) Fellowship
- 2017 - East Tennessee State Presidential Grants in Aid Research Training Award
- 2017 - East Tennessee State University Research Development Committee Major Grants Program
- 2017 - National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program, NICHD
- Introduction to Psychology (Undergraduate Course)
- Evidence-Based Interventions (Graduate Course)
- Personality Theory and Models of Psychotherapy (Graduate Course)
- Advanced Psychopathology (Graduate Course)
- Clinical Practicum (Graduate Course)
- Developmental Psychopathology Lab (Undergraduate Research Lab)
|September 2014 - July 2016||Post Doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Psychology, The University Of Michigan|
|July 2013 - July 2014||Internship, Clinical Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center|
|August 2011 - August 2014||PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Georgia|
|August 2008 - August 2011||MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Georgia|
|August 2004 - May 2008||BA, Psychology, College of William and Mary|
|July 2005 - November 2005||Study Abroad program, University of Wollongong|
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Peer-Reviewed Publications (18)
Understanding Bidirectional Mother-Infant Affective Displays across Contexts: Effects of Maternal ...
Background: This study examined the bidirectional nature of mother-infant positive and negative emotional displays during social interactions across multiple tasks ...
Family Emotion Expressivity, Emotion Regulation, and the Link to Psychopathology ...
British Journal of Psychology (2013)
Research has established links between parental emotion socialization behaviours and youth emotional and psychological outcomes; however, no study has simultaneously ...
Exposure to Maternal- and Paternal-Perpetrated Intimate Partner Violence, Emotion Regulation ...
Journal of Family Violence (2012)
The current study examined the relationship of maternal- and paternal-perpetrated intimate partner violence (IPV) to children’s internalizing and externalizing symptomatology. ...
A Real-Time Analysis of Parent-Child Emotion Discussions: The Interaction Is ...
Journal of Family Psychology (2012)
The current study examined reciprocal parent–child emotion-related behaviors and links to child emotional and psychological functioning. Fifty-four mothers, fathers, and ...
Children's Emotion Regulation Across and Within Nations: A Comparison ...
This research examined national, regional, developmental, and gender differences in children's reported management of anger and sadness. Participants (8–15 years) were 103 Ghanaian children from a village setting, 142 Ghanaian children from a middle-class urban context, 106 Kenyan children from an impoverished urban context, and 170 children from the United States in lower to middle-class urban areas (58.8% Caucasian). Children completed the Children's Anger and Sadness Management Scales (Zeman, Shipman, & Penza-Clyve, 2001) to assess emotion management (i.e., effortful control, over control, under control). Comparisons across nations indicated that Ghanaian youth reported more overt anger expression than youth from Kenya and the United States and less anger inhibition than Kenyan youth. U.S. children reported less overt expression and more constraint over sadness than Kenyan and Ghanaian children, although Kenyans reported being calmer when experiencing sadness than Ghanaian and American youth. Comparing Ghanaian regional contexts, village children reported more anger control than urban children. Regardless of nationality, boys reported more control over sadness than girls who reported more under control of sadness and more over control of anger than boys. Future research is needed to build on these descriptive, preliminary findings examining under-studied cross-national contexts. (2012)
This research examined national, regional, developmental, and gender differences in children's reported management of anger and sadness. Participants (8–15 years) ...
Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Factors That Differentiate Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and ...
Anxiety, Stress, & Coping (2012)
The current study examined specific emotional, behavioral, and cognitive variables that may distinguish obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) from generalized anxiety disorder ...
Understanding Clinical, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Child Emotional Maltreatment
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma (2012)
Emotional maltreatment is associated with detrimental outcomes in youth, yet research investigating its phenomenology, prevalence, and detection has lagged behind ...
Book Chapters (3)
Contribution to Book
Childhood Maltreatment and Motherhood: Implications for Maternal Well-Being and Mothering
Motherhood in the Face of Trauma: Pathways Towards Healing and Growth (2017)
Book Summary: This volume offers an overview of the latest research on perinatal adaptation among women who have faced trauma, ...
Contribution to Book
Self-Monitoring Strategies for Youth with Internalizing Symptoms
Treating Internalizing Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Core Techniques and Strategies (2016)
Book Summary: Identifying 13 core techniques and strategies that cut across all available evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent mood ...