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Clinical Psychology Research Labs

 

Graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Program are paired with a major professor who serves as a research mentor. This pairing takes place at admission for students admitted to the doctoral program (i.e., doctoral students are admitted to work with a specific faculty member). Participation in the major professor's research lab/team allows students to become active in the process of research at the beginning of their doctoral education and obtain transferable experience in their field of study.

Clinical Psychology Program Research Labs

Dr. Joye Anestis: Personality, Assessment, and Clinical Outcomes Lab

The Personality, Assessment, and Clinical Outcomes Lab is directed by Dr.%20Joye%20Anestis and conducts research on externalizing psychopathology in adults, as well as improving clinical outcomes and improving best practices in psychotherapy. Within these two broad domains, specific interests lie in assessment, gender, emotion, and evidence-based treatments.

Dr. Anestis will be accepting students for Fall 2020 admissions.

Dr. Mike Anestis: Suicide and Emotion Dysregulation Lab

The Suicide and Emotion Dysregulation Lab is directed by Dr.%20Mike%20Anestis and conducts research focusing primarily upon risk factors for suicidal behavior in both military and civilian populations. Suicide risk factors of particular interest include firearms, the capacity for suicide, pain response, and emotion dysregulation. Projects also consider risk factors for non-suicidal self-injury.

Dr. Anestis will be accepting students for Fall 2020 admissions.

Dr. Randy Arnau: Personality and Positive Psychology Lab

The Personality and Positive Psychology Lab is directed by Dr.%20Randy%20Arnau and conducts research on personality constructs, broadly, and how they relate to hope, optimism, and positive emotions specifically. Much of the lab's research focuses on psychometrics and measurement issues.

Dr. Arnau will be accepting students for Fall 2020 admissions.

Dr. Dan Capron: Anxiety and Trauma Research Lab

The Anxiety and Trauma Research Lab is directed by Dr.%20Dan%20Capron and focuses on examining anxiety-related vulnerability factors, including anxiety sensitivity, distress tolerance, and cognitive biases. The lab is primarily focused on how these factors impact anxiety, trauma, and suicide-related psychopathology.

Dr. Capron will be accepting students for Fall 2020 admissions.

Dr. Nora Charles: Youth Substance Use and Risky Behavior Lab

The Youth Substance Use and Risky Behavior Lab is directed by Dr.%20Nora%20Charles and focuses on externalizing behaviors in children and adolescents, risk-taking during adolescence and young adulthood, the effects of stress on children and adolescents, the development of substance use disorders and juvenile delinquency, and community-based interventions for at-risk and delinquent youth.

Dr. Charles will be accepting students for Fall 2020 admissions.

Dr. Sara Jordan: Child Routines and Behavior Lab

The Child Routines and Behavior Lab is directed by Dr.%20Sara%20Jordan and conducts research on child routines as they relate to behavioral outcomes, particularly among young children. A primary focus of the lab's work has been on development and psychometric evaluation of assessment instruments related to children’s routines. Bedtime routines, and routines and behavior of children with chronic illness have also been examined. A secondary focus has been the broader interplay of child and parent characteristics such as maternal depression, parental stress, marital conflict, parenting practices and child behavior problems, with a particular emphasis on relations with child routines.

Dr. Jordan will be accepting students for Fall 2020 admissions.

Dr. Stephanie Smith: Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders Lab

The Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders Lab is directed by Dr.%20Stephanie%20Smith and conducts research examining risk/resilience factors of externalizing behaviors in children/adolescents and how to augment intervention and prevention efforts for these youths. She is also interested in using technology to enhance the delivery of efficacious treatments and applying state-of-the-art EEG methods to clinical research.

Dr. Smith will be accepting students for Fall 2020 admissions.

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