Psychology Ph.D. Program

Recent Ph.D. Recipients

2017-2018 Academic Year

Victoria Ameral (Clinical; Advisor: Kathleen Palm Reed), Envisioning a future: Values clarification and delay discounting in early recovery from Opioid Use Disorder

Kaitlin Black (Developmental; Advisor: Abbie Goldberg), The experiences of LGBTQ Emerging Adults from evangelical Christian backgrounds

Matthew Hawrilenko (Clinical; Advisor: James Córdova), The center can only sort of hold: Heterogeneity in processes and outcomes of a relationship skills intervention

April Moyer (Clinical; Advisor: Abbie Goldberg), School Experiences of Massachusetts Youth in Foster Care: Perspectives of Teachers, Foster Parents, and Former Foster Youth

Tamara Nelson (Clinical; Advisor: Esteban Cardemil), Resilient and at risk? Exploring the relationships among strength, ethnic/self-pride and depression among Black women

Elizabeth Ollen (Clinical; Advisor: James Córdova), Sexual Minority Women and Relationship Abuse: Perceptions, Help-Seeking, and Silencing

2016-2017 Academic Year

Jessica Armstrong (Clinical; Advisor: Kathleen Palm Reed), Internalized Shame and Shame Tolerance in Inpatient Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Ellen Darling (Clinical; Advisor: James Córdova), The Before Baby Relationship Checkup: A Couples-based Intervention to Reduce Relationship Risk Factors for Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

Alyssa Faro (Clinical; Advisor: Laura McKee), Connecting the dots: Examining the impact of parent psychopathology and emotion socialization on youth internalizing symptoms through social connectedness

Tatiana Gray (Clinical; Advisor: James Córdova), Not for the faint of heart: An Exploration of the Therapeutic Mechanisms of Change in the Marriage Checkup

Lilia Juarez-Kim (Developmental; Advisor: Jeffrey Arnett), Romantic Relationship and Telenovela Viewing in Emerging Adulthood

Rashmi Nair (Social; Advisor: Johanna Vollhardt), Minority-Minority Relations: An Intersectional Investigation of Dalit-Muslim Relations in India

2015-2016 Academic Year

Joshua Berger (Clinical; Advisor: Michael Addis), Factors Affecting Post-Deployment Social Support and Help Seeking During OEF/OIF Veterans Readjustment to Civilian Life

Lizzie Flamm (Clinical; Advisor: Wendy Grolnick), Promoting efficacy and skills through preventive parenting consultation: The Parent Check-In

Luke Mazur (Social; Advisor: Johanna Vollhardt), Polish-Ukranian Relations in the Shadow of Soviet Victimization: The Role of Similarity Judgements and Acknowledgement of Victimhood

Christopher Reigeluth (Clinical; Advisor: Michael Addis), Measuring policing of masculinity in adolescent boys and predicting its relationship to academic, psychological, and relational well-being

Monica Sanchez (Clinical; Advisor: Esteban Cardemil), T Sigo Siendo El Rey: An intersectional analysis of the impact of perpetration-induced traumatic stress on SUD treatment engagement among court-mandated Latino men

2014-2015 Academic Year

Lori Kinkler (Clinical; Advisor: Abbie Goldberg), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Single Adoptive Parents by Choice: Perceptions of Challenges, Coping, and Strengths

Angela de Dios (Developmental; Advisor: Jeffrey Arnett), What Does Being Filipino American Mean? The Influences of Cultural Identity on Well Being Considering the Moderating Effects of Ethnic Context

Julia Sollenberger (Clinical; Advisor: James Córdova), How did you know? Using couples’ narratives to predict marital quality and treatment response

Katie Frazier (Developmental; Advisor: Rachel Falmagne), Empowerment, sexualized femininity and violence against women in the age of postfeminism

Joseph Schwab (Developmental; Advisor: Jeffrey Arnett), The narrative construction of identity in emerging adults: Reflctions on the good life

Oswaldo Moreno (Clinical; Advisor: Esteban Cardemil), The immigrant health paradox: The role of religiosity

Maggie Campbell-Obaid (Social; Advisor: Johanna Vollhardt), The complex role of religious beliefs in supporting peaceful or violent policies: A multi-method study in the U.S. Christian context

Kenny Cabell (Social ; Advisor: Jaan Valsiner), Buying and selling meaning: A theoretical and empirical investigation of consumer-brand symbolic fit

2013-2014 Academic Year

Juan Zhong (Developmental; Advisor: Jeffrey Arnett), Young Women's Migration in Modern China: From Rural Villages to Factories in Urban Cities

Melinda Ippolito Morrill (Clinical; Advisor: James Córdova), Examining the Role of Couple Acceptance in Positive Parenting

Amy Cameron (Clinical; Advisor: Kathy Palm Reed), Addressing treatment motivation in borderline personality disorder: Results from a Phase 1 open trial of values-focused dialectical behavior therapy

CJ Fleming (Clinical; Advisor: James Córdova), Do as I say, not as I do? An examination of the relationship between partner behaviors and help-seeking for alcohol-related issues

Jacquelyn Raftery-Helmer (Clinical; Advisor: Wendy Grolnick), Academic coping and engagement in urban youth: Testing a motivational model

Jessica Mckenzie (Developmental; Advisor: Lene Jensen), Morality, modernity, and globalization: A cross-generaliztion student in rural and urban Thailand

Theresa Jackson (Developmental; Advisor: Rachel Falmagne), Class, practices, and the body: A societal investigation of menarche and the transition to womanhood

Kristine Marbell (Clinical; Advisor: Wendy Grolnick), Encouraging Autonomy in a Collectivist Culture: Examining Parental Autonomy Support in Ghana and the Moderating Effect on Children's Self-Construal

2012-2013 Academic Year

Craig Gruber (Social; Advisor: Jaan Valsiner), The Construction of Courage: Personal Resiliency in Educational Settings

Ingrid Sarmiento (Clinical; Advisor: Esteban Cardemil), Perspectives on the Therapeutic Process: An Examination of Cultural Competence and the Working Alliance among College Students in Treatment

Matthew Syzdek (Clinical; Advisor: Michael Addis), Gender-Based Motivational Interviewing for Increasing Mental Health Service Use in College Men

Amanda Harp (Clinical; Advisor: James Córdova), Partner Undermining Behaviors Scale-Weight Loss (PUBS-WL): Constructing a Measure of Partner Undermining During Weight Loss Attempts

Jordan Downing (Clinical; Advisor: Abbie Goldberg), Trans Identity Construction: Reconstituting the Body, Gender, and Sex

Martin Dege (Social; Advisor: Jaan Valsiner), Subjectivity and Democracy in Action Research

Sandina Begic (Social; Advisor: Jaan Valsiner), Nothing is Left of Yesterday and Tomorrow is Far Away: An Inquiry into the Experience of Homelessness in One's Culture

Christina Andriani (Social Psychology with a concentration in Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Advisors: Jaan Valsiner [Psychology] and Thomas Kühne [History]), Swords or Plowshares? Holocaust Collective Memories and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Hannah Richardson (Clinical; Advisor: Abbie Goldberg), The Perceived Impact of Marriage Equality: Experiences of Married and Unmarried Same-Sex Couples Living in Massachusetts

Jon Green (Clinical; Advisor: Michael Addis), Assessing the Perceived Normativeness and Functions of Direct and Indirect Self-Harm in Men

Katherine Lacasse (Social; Advisor: Joe de Rivera), Transforming Political Attitudes toward Climate Change with Simple Behavior Change

Nikita Kharlamov (Social; Advisor: Jaan Valsiner), Modeling sense of place: Emergence of meaningful places in encountering environments

Rachel Zack Ishikawa (Clinical; Advisor: Esteban Cardemil), Uptake of Depression Treatment Recommendations among Latino Primary Care Patients