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Colloquia

Student Colloquia 2014


Below is the 2014 doctoral dissertation schedule. Presentations are held at MSPP and are open to the public. Check this space often as we continue to update the schedule, they are listed by date of presentation with the most recent first.

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

OCTOBER [back to top]

An Exploration of the Experience of Highly Involved Fathers in Shared-Parenting Families [back to top]

Presented by—Olinde Mandell
Discussant—Ray Levy, PsyD
Date—October 15, 2014
Time—6:00 pm
Location—Room 231

SEPTEMBER [back to top]

A Program Evaluation of an Intervention Program Targeting Bystanders to Promote a Positive School Climate in a Jamaican School [back to top]

Presented by—Sara Noyes
Discussant—Dr. Frank Sacco
Date—September 29, 2014
Time—1:00 pm
Location—Room 226

Alexithymia, Affect Intensity, and Correlations with Interpersonal Functioning and Relationships among Undergraduate Visual Art Students at Institutes of Art and Design [back to top]

Presented by—Michele Zager
Discussant—Anna Stothart, PsyD, LMHC
Date—September 19, 2014
Time—4:00 pm
Location—Room 127

An Exploration of Factors Related to Use and Parent Perceptions of Effectiveness for Sensory Integration Intervention with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder [back to top]

Presented by—Mark Depot
Discussant—Shelley Mulligan, PhD, OTR/L
Date—September 6, 2014
Time—4:00 pm
Location—Room 126

The Influence of Gender and Couple Configuration on Division of Parenting Tasks, Parental Role Flexibility, and Sense of Competence in the Transition to Parenthood [back to top]

Presented by—Ember Coredini
Discussant—Kelly Mitchell, PsyD
Date—September 6, 2014
Time—10:30 am
Location—The Freedman Center

AUGUST [back to top]

Exploring the Provider Experience of Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration in Health Centers Transitioning to the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model [back to top]

Presented by—Kristin Rajala
Discussant—Ricardo Bianco, PsyD
Date—August 29, 2014
Time—9:30 am
Location—Room 126

The Lost Self: Unmet Self-Object Needs in Early Childhood and the Development of Eating Disorders [back to top]

Presented by—Haley Mazzarella
Discussant—Rebecca Eddy, PsyD
Date—August 28, 2014
Time—12:30 pm
Location—Room 126

Perception of Adjustment to College in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder [back to top]

Presented by—Sharon Hurley
Discussant—David Gotthelf, PhD, NCSP
Date—August 27, 2014
Time—3:00 pm
Location—Room 126

The Development of Posttraumatic Growth in Women with Breast Cancer [back to top]

Presented by—Jennifer Haworth
Discussant—Elizabeth Tyson-Smith, LMHC
Date—August 26, 2014
Time—1:00 pm
Location—Room 126

An Exploration of Clinicians' Use of Canine-Assisted Therapy with Child and Adolescent Clients [back to top]

Presented by—Lauren Galonski
Discussant—Megan Kiley Mueller, PhD
Date—August 26, 2014
Time—10:00 am
Location—Room 126

Adaptation of the Internal Family Systems Model Among Analytically-Trained Therapists [back to top]

Presented by—Michelle Schlief
Discussant—Michele Bograd, PhD
Date—August 21, 2014
Time—6:00 pm
Location—Room 126

Effectiveness of a Full Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program as Compared to a Skills Group with Adolescent Females in a Community Mental Health Setting [back to top]

Presented by—Olivia Castellanos
Discussant—Lin-Ann Ching, LICSW
Date—August 20, 2014
Time—7:30 pm
Location—Room 126

The Relationship of Religiosity, Personality and Marital Satisfaction in Married Couples [back to top]

Presented by—Maria Arroyo
Discussant—Charles Howland, PhD
Date—August 18, 2014
Time—6:00 pm
Location—Room 126

Working with Survivors of Domestic Sex Trafficking: Obtaining the Perspective of Mental Health Professionals to Build a Therapeutic Model [back to top]

Presented by—Candace Schmidt
Discussant—Michelle Contreras, PsyD
Date—August 18, 2014
Time—8:30 am
Location—Room 126

An Exploratory Study of the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Among Psychotherapy Patients [back to top]

Presented by—Jessica Sussman
Discussant—Devorah Steinberg, LICSW, CYT
Date—August 15, 2014
Time—10:00 am
Location—Room 126

The Relationship Between Attachment Style and Monitoring Former Romantic Partners on Facebook [back to top]

Presented by—Gillian Quinn
Discussant—Samantha O'Connell, PhD
Date—August 13, 2014
Time—10:30 am
Location—Room 126

Conflict Tactics in High Conflict Divorce as Informed by Individual Personality Traits [back to top]

Presented by—Amanda Seirup
Discussant—Robert A. Zibbell, PhD
Date—August 12, 2014
Time—5:00 pm
Location—Room 126

The Relationship Between Perseverance and Finding Meaning Through Caregiving in Caregivers of Spouses with Dementia [back to top]

Presented by—Allison Arrigg
Discussant—Kate King, PsyD
Date—August 12, 2014
Time—10:30 am
Location—Room 126

The Value of Play Therapy: Exploring the Use of Therapeutic Doll Play in Working with Sexually Abused Children [back to top]

Presented by—Remy Yoshida
Discussant—Colleen Casey, PsyD
Date—August 8, 2014
Time—3:00 pm
Location—Room 126

Social Support During Former Inmate Reentry: Qualitative Network Analysis [back to top]

Presented by—John Keogh
Discussant—Matthew Feinberg, Esq
Date—August 7, 2014
Time—4:30 pm
Location—Room 127

Disrupting the Pipeline: A Treatment Intervention Manual for Juveniles with Incarcerated Parents [back to top]

Presented by—Laura Polhamus
Discussant—Dr. Merritt
Date—August 5, 2014
Time—11:30 am
Location—Room 126

Attitudes and Experiences of Psychotherapists on Self-Disclosing a Mental Illness [back to top]

Presented by—Alexandra Haney-Dupuy
Discussant—Stephen R. Gaddis, PhD, LMFT
Date—August 1, 2014
Time—2:00 pm
Location—Room 126

JULY [back to top]

A Comparison Between the Effects of the One-hour and Twelve-hour Massachusetts Municipal Base Recruit Officer Course Mental Health Training on Officer's De-Escalation Skills, Self-Efficacy, and Stigmatizing Attitudes [back to top]

Presented by—John Young
Discussant—Debra Pinals, MD
Date—July 25, 2014
Time—3:00 pm
Location—Room 126

Enhancing the Ability of Older Adults to Age in Place: Examination of a Model for Home-Based Long-Term Care [back to top]

Presented by—Laura Adamic
Discussant—Kevin Mahoney, PhD
Date—July 18, 2014
Time—10:00 am
Location—Room 128

Measuring Somatic Awareness: Psychometric Validation of the Somatic Awareness Measure (SAM) [back to top]

Presented by—Laura Stone
Discussant—Elizabeth Warner, PsyD
Date—July 17, 2014
Time—7:15 pm
Location—Room 127

Natural Recovery: An Exploratory Study in the Process of Change [back to top]

Presented by—Gregory Pennline
Discussant—Gregory Plante, PsyD
Date—July 17, 2014
Time—6:00 pm
Location—Room 128

The Relationship of Masculinity-Femininity, Internalized Homonegativity, and Visibility Management [back to top]

Presented by—Kaleigh Flanagan
Discussant—Susan Fahlund, PsyD
Date—July 16, 2014
Time—7:00 pm
Location—Room 126

An Adaption of "My Girlhood: My Story of Growing Up, Where I Come From, Where I am Today, and Where I Want to Go With My Life" Guided Therapeutic Workbook [back to top]

Presented by—Sasheen Hazel
Discussant—Elizabeth Sparks, PhD
Date—July 15, 2014
Time—2:00 pm
Location—Room 127

Nonverbal Awareness and Relationship Satisfaction in Couples [back to top]

Presented by—Paige Carambio
Discussant—Stephanie Craig, PhD
Date—July 11, 2014
Time—3:30 pm
Location—Room 126

JUNE [back to top]

Subjective Experience of Recovery from Serious Mental Illness in Younger and Older Adults [back to top]

Presented by—Jennifer Minogue
Discussant—Seth Doolin, PsyD
Date—June 19, 2014
Time—9:30 am
Location—Room 126

Neuropsychological Functioning in Adults with Histories of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: An Examination of Executive Functioning [back to top]

Presented by—Meredith Bacon Ronan
Discussant—Robert Mendoza, PsyD
Date—June 13, 2014
Time—3:30 pm
Location—Room 126

Interpersonal Relationships and Life Satisfaction Among Information Technology Professionals [back to top]

Presented by—Brian Bermack
Discussant—Aimee Yermish, PsyD
Date—June 11, 2014
Time—5:00 pm
Location—Room 231

Preparing Specialist-Level School Psychologists to Better Assess and Intervene with Youth Suicidality [back to top]

Presented by—Andrew Dole
Discussant—David Gotthelf, PhD
Date—June 11, 2014
Time—3:00 pm
Location—Room 333

MAY [back to top]

The Use of a Projective Method for the Analysis of Defense Mechanisms in Childhood [back to top]

Presented by—Nicholas Rotolo
Discussant—William Shumate, PhD
Date—May 30, 2014
Time—3:45 pm
Location—Room 126

An Examination of Psychological Well-Being in an Employee Wellness Program, Be Fit [back to top]

Presented by—Erica Healey
Discussant—Russell Kennedy, PsyD
Date—May 27, 2014
Time—3:30 pm
Location—Room 127

Seasoned Therapists' Experience and Decision-Making in Moments of Perceived Inadequacy and Self-Doubt [back to top]

Presented by—Megan Kavanagh
Discussant—James Aronson, PhD
Date—May 23, 2014
Time—3:00 pm
Location—Room 126

Individual and Systemic Factors that Contribute to Job Satisfaction and Intention to Turnover in Residential Youth-Care Workers [back to top]

Presented by—Elana Fein
Discussant—Richard Costigan, PsyD
Date—May 20, 2014
Time—3:00 pm
Location—Room 127

Experiences of Bilingualism and Ethnic Identity Development Among 1.5-Generation Chinese American Young Adults [back to top]

Presented by—Yun S. Wang
Discussant—Maya Honda, EdD
Date—May 20, 2014
Time—3:00 pm
Location—Room 231

Impact of Bipolar Disorder on Self-Concept in Diagnosed Individuals and their Well Siblings [back to top]

Presented by—Julie Thayer
Discussant—Charles J. Reilly, EdD
Date—May 19, 2014
Time—7:00 pm
Location—Room 127

Facebook Use as it Relates to Interactions on the Rorschach [back to top]

Presented by—Jeana-Marie Allan
Discussant—Daniel R. Lambert, PhD
Date—May 15, 2014
Time—7:30 pm
Location—Room 231

The Effects of a History of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Countertransference, Vicarious Traumatization, and Positive Self-Transformation in Therapists who Treat Sexually Abused Children [back to top]

Presented by—Danielle Russo
Discussant—Keren Pomp Fortier, MSW, LSCSW
Date—May 15, 2014
Time—6:00 pm
Location—Room 126

Suicide Assessment Practices in College Counseling Centers [back to top]

Presented by—Andrew James Keith
Discussant—Thomas J. Lavin III, PhD
Date—May 14, 2014
Time—5:00 pm
Location—Room 126

The Relationship Between the Performance of Older Adults on the Inhibition/Switching Condition of the D-KEFS Color-Word Interference Subtest and a Caregiver Report of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living [back to top]

Presented by—Anne Schwabenbauer
Discussant—Cynthia Chase, PhD
Date—May 14, 2014
Time—4:30 pm
Location—Room 231

Factors Associated with Adults' Prospective Interest in Biomarker Testing for Presymptomatic Alzheimer's Disease [back to top]

Presented by—Alyssa Baer
Discussant—Barbara Lerner, PhD, MS, CGC
Date—May 13, 2014
Time—4:00 pm
Location—Room 126

The Use of Time-Out as a Disciplinary Intervention with Children: A Resource Guide for Child and Family Therapists [back to top]

Presented by—Kelsey Nykiel-Bub
Discussant—Debbie Weinstock-Savoy, PhD
Date—May 13, 2014
Time—3:00 pm
Location—Room 231

The Relationship Between Couples' Dyadic Satisfaction and Their Cognitive Similarity [back to top]

Presented by—Lauren Berry
Discussant—Tim Ridge PsyD, LMHC, LMFT
Date—May 13, 2014
Time—1:00 pm
Location—Room 126

Perceptions of Using Passive Smartphone Data in Clinical Work [back to top]

Presented by—Elizabeth E. Barch
Discussant—Winslow Robinson, LCSW
Date—May 12, 2014
Time—6:30 pm
Location—Room 231

Adult Healthy Siblings and the Psychosocial Impact of Epilepsy in the Family [back to top]

Presented by—Julie Simon
Discussant—Les Brody, PhD
Date—May 12, 2014
Time—5:00 pm
Location—Room 126

Negotiating Identity After Immigration: A Look at Dominican Women [back to top]

Presented by—Yaquelin Ocaña
Discussant—Alice LoCicero, PhD, ABPP, MBA
Date—May 12, 2014
Time—3:00 pm
Location—Room 231

Contemporary Male Friendship: An Exploratory Study on Comradeship, Bromance and Casual Friendship [back to top]

Presented by—Jennifer Yalof
Discussant—Evan Waldheter PhD
Date—May 12, 2014
Time—2:00 pm
Location—Room 126

The Role of Self-Compassion in the Lives of Women in Early Recovery from Drug Addiction [back to top]

Presented by—Sylvia Rodrigues
Discussant—Paul Simeone, PhD
Date—May 12, 2014
Time—12:00 pm
Location—Room 204

The Appropriateness of Boundaries Between Psychology Trainees and Their Supervisors/ Educators as it Relates to Online Social Networking [back to top]

Presented by—Joanna Budz
Discussant—Mark Kline, PsyD
Date—May 8, 2014
Time—7:00 pm
Location—Room 127

Food and Mood: A Phenomenological Study Exploring Mood Changes in Subjects Following an Individualized Diet [back to top]

Presented by—Lori Ann Perretta, MA
Discussant—Judy Tsafrir, MD
Date—May 8, 2014
Time—7:00 pm
Location—Room 126

The Relationship between Adjudicated Adolescents' Definitions of "Snitching" and Moral Development [back to top]

Presented by—Vitaliy Troyakov
Discussant—Steven Spitzer, PhD
Date—May 8, 2014
Time—3:00 pm
Location—Room 126

Measuring the Effectiveness of a Professional Development Workshop on Awareness, Knowledge, and Skills of Mental Health Professionals in Working with LGBTQ Youth [back to top]

Presented by—Kate McGravey
Discussant—Nicole Issa, PsyD
Date—May 6, 2014
Time—4:30 pm
Location—Room 126

Recovered Clinicians and the Use of Self-Disclosure in the Treatment of Eating Disorders [back to top]

Presented by—Cathryn Welch
Discussant—Karin Lewis, LMFT
Date—May 6, 2014
Time—10:00 am
Location—Room 126

Body Image in Division III Female College Athletes: The Role of Coaches, Teammates and Sport Specific Factors [back to top]

Presented by—Jenna Mezin Schmid
Discussant—Audra Bartz, LICSW
Date—May 5, 2014
Time—6:30 pm
Location—Room 231

Ending in a Way That Allows for New Beginnings: A Divorce Coaching Curriculum [back to top]

Presented by—Lindsey Plante
Discussant—Rita Pollak, JD
Date—May 5, 2014
Time—4:30 pm
Location—Room 126

Current Provider Knowledge and Practices in the Treatment of Sexual Offending [back to top]

Presented by—Stacey Goldstein-Dwyer, MA, LMHC
Discussant—Sharen Barboza, PhD
Date—May 5, 2014
Time—3:00 pm
Location—Room 227

Educating Traumatized Children: The Teacher Experience [back to top]

Presented by—Claudia M. Gallagher
Discussant—Jeff Turley, MD
Date—May 5, 2014
Time—10:00 am
Location—Room 126

The Predictive and Structural Validity of a Model of Figure Skater Adherence to Medical Rehabilitation Protocols [back to top]

Presented by—Jennifer B. Colton, MA
Discussant—Sharon A. Chirban, PhD
Date—May 3, 2014
Time—1:00 pm
Location—Room 226

The Relationship Among Family Quality of Life, Parental Self-Blame, and Religiosity in Families with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder [back to top]

Presented by—Matthew Levison
Discussant—Bretton Mulder, PsyD
Date—May 3, 2014
Time—11:00 am
Location—Room 226

Coping Techniques, World Assumptions, and Level of Post-Traumatic Stress in Emergency Medical Technicians [back to top]

Presented by—Laura Kompel Morrison
Discussant—Bill Mergendahl, JD, EMT-P
Date—May 2, 2014
Time—3:00 pm
Location—Room 126

Variables Impacting Dispositional Empathy in Doctoral Psychology Students [back to top]

Presented by—Amelia Micheli
Discussant—Lorraine Mangione, PhD
Date—May 2, 2014
Time—10:00 am
Location—Room 126

Primary Caregiver Detention and Deportation: A Therapeutic Workbook for Latino Children and Families [back to top]

Presented by—Lauren Utter
Discussant—Amaro Laria, PhD
Date—May 1, 2014
Time—6:30 pm
Location—Room 126

Roman Catholic Priests' Religious and Spiritual Identities Before and After Residential Psychiatric Treatment [back to top]

Presented by—David A. Brogan
Discussant—Reverend J.A. Loftus, SJ, PhD
Date—May 1, 2014
Time—3:00 pm
Location—Room 126

APRIL [back to top]

An East Coast Exploratory Study on the Experience of Native American Veterans [back to top]

Presented by—Diane Vo
Discussant—Dorothy M. Vacca, EdD
Date—April 29, 2014
Time—4:00 pm
Location—Room 231

The Influence of Skepticism and Clinical Experience on the Detection of Dissociative Identity Disorder by Mental Health Clinicians [back to top]

Presented by—Leah Perniciaro
Discussant—Mary Fierro, PhD
Date—April 28, 2014
Time—6:30 pm
Location—Room 126

Attributions From the Front Line, An Understanding of Inmate Behavior and Need for Intervention Through the Eyes of the Officer [back to top]

Presented by—Ashley H. Gray
Discussant—J. Tyler Carpenter, PhD, FAACP
Date—April 26, 2014
Time—11:00 am
Location—Room 126

The Interpersonal Style of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder [back to top]

Presented by—Elizabeth Schwaiger
Discussant—Don Mitchell, JD
Date—April 22, 2014
Time—7:00 pm
Location—Room 126

Mapping Unchartered Territories: Understanding Gendered Alternate Identities [back to top]

Presented by—Amy Fingland
Discussant—James Chu, MD
Date—April 22, 2014
Time—3:00 pm
Location—Room 231

An Exploration of Collective Identity Development in Palestinian Youth in the West Bank [back to top]

Presented by—Haneen A. Haddad, MA
Discussant—Sa'ed Adel Atshan, PhD
Date—April 3, 2014
Time—2:00 pm
Location—Room 126

MARCH [back to top]

Adjusting to Life as an Organ Transplant Recipient: A Clinician's Guide for the Use of Therapeutic Assessment in the Treatment of Adolescent Organ Transplant Recipients [back to top]

Presented by—Valerie Weed
Discussant—Bobbi Wegner, PsyD
Date—March 24, 2014
Time—3:30 pm
Location—Room 126

The Relationship Between Trauma, Treatment, and Relapse in Female Juvenile Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation [back to top]

Presented by—Andrea Buonaugurio
Discussant— Danielle Audet, PsyD
Date—March 21, 2014
Time—3:30 pm
Location—Room 126

A Conceptualization of Resiliency for Delinquent Youth and Review of Resiliency Scales for Potential Application to Delinquent Youth and Recidivism [back to top]

Presented by—David Gorman
Discussant—Rebecca Ahlfors, PsyD, LMHC
Date—March 3, 2014
Time—11:00 am
Location—Room 126

FEBRUARY [back to top]

Development of a Theoretical Model of Sexual Abuse by Adult Females Based on Attachment Theory, the Effects of Childhood Trauma, and Brain Development [back to top]

Presented by—Heather Terkla
Discussant—Jillian Bizzotto-Brown, LMHC
Date—February 18, 2014
Time—6:30 pm
Location—Room 126

The Impact of Orthography upon Neuropsychological Testing Performance: A Comparison of Korean and English Native Speakers [back to top]

Presented by—Angela Pang
Discussant—Ricardo Bianco, PsyD
Date—February 12, 2014
Time—7:30 pm
Location—Room 126

JANUARY [back to top]

The Relationship Between Frequency of Text Messaging, Personality Type and Accuracy of Facial Expression Interpretation [back to top]

Presented by—Rebecca K. Snelgrove
Discussant—Jeffrey Brenner, PhD
Date—January 28, 2014
Time—1:00 pm
Location—Room 127

Maternal Postpartum Depression: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Experience of Fathers [back to top]

Presented by—Leah Murphy
Discussant—Raymond Levy, PsyD
Date—January 23, 2014
Time—2:30 pm
Location—Room 126

The Impact of Psychosis on the Treatment and Evaluation of Individuals with Problematic Sexual Behavior [back to top]

Presented by—Alyson Theeman
Discussant—Nancy Connolly, PsyD
Date—January 21, 2014
Time—4:00 pm
Location—Room 334

Social Class and Emerging Adulthood: A Dialectic, Contextual View [back to top]

Presented by—Paul Reynolds
Discussant—Robert Riethmiller, PhD
Date—January 16, 2014
Time—6:30 pm
Location—Room 126

Updated 10/6/14

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