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Ph.D. PROGRAM IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Dissertations

2007

Graduation Date

Dissertation Title

Committee Members

Hoffman, Ellie

1/07

Assessing the relationship between childhood bilingualism and social-emotional understanding

Gary Kose, David Castro-Blanco, Nick Papouchis

Kaluk, Jean

5/07

Referential activity and the referential process: The therapist’s contribution to the early working alliance

Lisa Samstag, David Castro-Blanco, Christopher Christian

Lora, Rosan

1/07

Conflicts and competencies in middle-aged professional Latinas: A study of adult development

Lisa Samstag, Joan Duncan, Elizabeth Kudajie-Gyamfi

Nuñez, Ysa

5/07

Assessing the relationship between childhood bilingualism and social-emotional understanding

Gary Kose, David Castro-Blanco, Nick Papouchis

Paterniti, Anthea

5/07

A pilot study comparing the efficacy of a mindfulness meditation program to a skills-training program in the treatment of test anxiety

David Castro-Blanco, Phil Wong, Paul Ramirez

Peralta, Digan

7/07

Puerto Rican children’s coherence and cohesion for culturally relevant narratives

Gary Kose, Joan Duncan, Rhianon Allen

Smith, Jennifer

8/07

Issues in PTSD assessment: Exploring intolerance of uncertainty and field dependence among PTSD veterans

Rhianon Allen, David Castro-Blanco, Lisa Samstag

Wagrech, Michelle

5/07

Neuropsychological and behavioral correlates of prenatal cocaine exposure in boys with severe psychopathology

Paul Ramirez, Rhianon Allen, Barry Ritzler

2006

Graduation Date

Dissertation Title

Committee Members

Axelrod, Shari

1/06

Childhood trauma, dissociation, and clinical outcome in purely substance abusing, mentally ill substance abusing, and purely mentally ill populations

Gary Kose, Marvin Hurvich, Lisa Samstag

Brown, Corrina,

5/06

Social skills, emotion regulation, and emotion socialization in children with ADHD

David Castro-Blanco, Carol Magai, Joan Duncan

Chiechi, Joseph,

8/06

A looming maladaptive styles and annihilation anxiety: Clinical implications and cognitive vulnerability in test anxious college students

David Castro-Blanco, Rhianon Allen, Marvin Hurvich

D’Angelo, Karen

8/06

The role of reflective functioning as a protective factor in survivors of trauma

Nick Papouchis, Lisa Samstag, Phil Wong

Klein, Michael

8/06

Stereotype threat and coping: Does ego-strength moderate the effects of anxiety and worry in African American college students?

Gary Kose, Nick Papouchis, Barry Ritzler,

Miller, Rebecca

5/06

The relationship of the resolution of therapeutic alliance ruptures and the construct of referential activity of change process in psychotherapy

Lisa Samstag, Nick Papouchis, David Castro-Blanco

Miller, Zach

5/06

The effects of experience, trait ambiguity, and trait value on use of the self-serving bias

Gary Kose, Howard McGuire, David Castro-Blanco

Rahim, Hamid

8/06

The relationship between automatic information processing, aggression priming, trait aggression, and conceptualization of aggressive ambiguous experience

Nick Papouchis, Howard McGuire, Gary Kose

Ricketts, Patricia

8/06

Culture and self-concept as mediators of preference for dialectical reasoning

Gary Kose, Rhianon Allen, Howard McGuire

Schwalbe, Evan

8/06

The role of affect regulation in the threatened egotism hypothesis

David Castro-Blanco, Nick Papouchis, Barry Ritzler

Stevens, Brian

1/06

Self-reported versus implicit predictors of high-risk sexual behavior among men who have sex with men

Barry Ritzler, Gary Kose, Joan Duncan

2005

 Graduation Date

 Dissertation Title

 Committee Members

Al-Mutawa, Naif

1/05

The influence of religion upon the development of posttraumatic stress disorder among Kuwaiti prisoners of war

Paul Ramirez, Joan Duncan, Gary Kose

Catay, Zeynep

5/05

Cultural models of the self reflected in maternal regulation strategies and socialization goals in the United States and Turkey

Lisa Samstag, Rhianon Allen, Joan Duncan

Dahlke, Lane

5/05

Selective attention deficits in depressive and anxious symptomatology

Rhianon Allen, Gary Kose, Howard McGuire, Vincent Brown, PhD

Girsh, Lea

8/05

Positive and negative symptoms differences related to social withdrawal and quality of life in elderly individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia

Paul Ramirez, Rhianon Allen, Barry Ritzler

Glass, Aviva

1/05

Sensory fluency: A test of common code and multiple code theories

Howard McGuire, Rhianon Allen, Christopher Christian, Barry Ritzler

Kim, Julia

8/05

Internal object representations of God and religious people

Barry Ritzler, Howard McGuire, Joan Duncan

Leavitt-La Duca, Jennifer

5/05

Estimating outcomes: The effect of imagery on accessing the law of large numbers

Gary Kose, Howard McGuire, David Castro-Blanco

McEwan, Jennifer

4/05

Repairing therapeutic alliance ruptures: An evaluation of observer-rated rupture and repair processes, patient and therapist alliance, and outcome

Lisa Samstag, Nick Papouchis, David Castro-Blanco

McPherson-Salandy, Renee

1/05

Ethnic differences in self-disclosure and their psycho- physiological correlates.

Carol Magai, Lisa Samstag, Paul Ramirez

Sagon-Thorpe, Bevlyn

1/05

Cognitive development and mild mental retardation: a test of Piagetian Concepts.

Gary Kose, Rhianon Allen, Joan Duncan

Schamber, Alissa Mara

5/05

Interpersonal roles and countertransference reactions in female therapists when patients pose identity threats: An adult development

Lisa Samstag, Carol Magai, Elizabeth Kudajie-Gyamfi

Seward, Sarah

5/05

The role of the therapist’s creativity in the building of the therapeutic alliance

Lisa Samstag, Nick Papouchis, Spyros Orfanos

Smarz, Karen

1/05

Psychological understanding of aesthetic perception

Gary Kose. Howard McGuire, Elizabeth Kudajie-Gyamfi

Vinocur, Danielle

5/05

Mental representations, interpersonal functioning and childhood trauma in personality disorders

Rhianon Allen, Nick Papouchis, Lisa Samstag

Woods, Mary Elizabeth

8/05

The influence of patterns of family interaction identity development in adolescent girls

Gary Kose, Nick Papouchis, Barry Ritzler

2004

 Graduation Date

 Dissertation Title

 Committee Members

Clary, Megan J.

5/04

Emotional expression in children’s drawings.

Gary Kose, David Castro-Blanco, Howard McGuire

Felsner, Renate H.

5/04

The effect of religious beliefs on a syllogistic reasoning task.

Gary Kose, Paul Ramirez, Rhianon Allen

Manz, Alysen

5/04

Examining cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic treatments with conduct disordered adolescent males.

Rhianon Allen, Carol Magai, David Castro-Blanco

Marston, Kristin Shael

5/04

Cognitive Performance and Symptom Profiles in Relation to the Continuum Hypothesis Linking Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, and Bipolar Disorder.

Paul Ramirez, Barry Ritzler, Gary Kose, Lewis Opler

Matteo, Anthony

5/04

Supervisory Criteria for Evaluating Psychotherapy Trainees: The Impact of the Supervisor’s Theoretical Orientation and the Severity of the Patient’s Diagnosis.

Howard McGuire, Nick Papouchis, Linda Penn, Lisa Samstag

Pabon, Thomas Mark

5/04

The self-medication theory of addictive disorders: motivational aspects of drug addiction.

Gary Kose, Joan Duncan, Paul Ramirez

Patel, Nina

1/04

The impact of social-cognitive skills on social competence in persons with mental retardation

Howard McGuire, Rhianon Allen, Carol Magai, David Castro-Blanco

Stern-Gurevitz, Galit

8/04

Emerging adulthood: a developmental stage. A study of identity development in emerging adulthood.

Rhianon Allen, Lisa Samstag, Gary Kose

Ungar, Tracey

8/04

The Pervasiveness of Emotion Bias and Its Relationship to Autobiographical Memory Recall.

Carol Magai, Nick Papouchis, Rhianon Allen

Willheim, Erica

5/04

Mutative Factors Governing Change in Attachment Styles.

Rhianon Allen, Carol Magai, Nick Papouchis

2003

 Graduation Date

 Dissertation Title

 Committee Members

Borg, David

1/03

An investigation of the relationship between the levels of formal decrement, ego functioning and annihilation anxiety in Rorschach protocols.

Barry Ritzler, Rhianon Allen, Marvin Hurvich

Cassidy-Charron, Deborah

5/03

The relations between stimulus receptivity, organizational ability and annihilation anxieties.

Marvin Hurvich, Rhianon Allen, Barry Ritzler

Eder, Leslie

5/03

The impact of the mother’s attitudes and her relationship with her child’s therapist on the development of the working alliance and successful outcome with the adolescent client.

Lisa Samstag, Nick Papouchis, David Castro-Blanco

Garno, Jessica L.

5/03

Traumatic Experiences and the clinical course of bipolar disorder.

Paul Ramirez, Barry Ritzler, Gary Kose, JG

Heinze, Peter

5/03

The relation between psychopathy and ethics among MBA students.

Barry Ritzler, Gary Kose, Paul Ramirez

Hoffman-Stachelberg, Alexandra

5/03

The relationship between prototypicality and preference on aesthetic judgments.

Gary Kose, Paul Ramirez, Barry Ritzler

Kimhy, David

8/03

The relationship between mental representations, premorbid adjustment, and symptom patterns in Schizophrenia.

Barry Ritzler, Gary Kose, Paul Ramirez

Mougios, Vivian Marina

5/03

The startle-reflex paradigm: psychological and psychophysiological correlates of aesthetic judgment.

Paul Ramirez, Gary Kose, Barry Ritzler

Nelson, Christian J.

5/03

The impact of religiosity and spirituality in PSA Levels in Men with Prostate Cancer

Gary Kose, Barry Ritzler, Paul Ramirez

Romei, Jennifer

9/03

Internalization and clinical development in psychotherapy supervision: a study of psychologists-in-training

Howard McGuire, Lisa Samstag, Nick Papouchis, David Castro-Blanco

Rozenblatt, Shahal

5/03

In defense of the self: The relationship of self-esteem and narcissism to aggressive behavior.

Nick Papouchis, Barry Ritzler, Barry Ritzler

Sanchez-Sachs, Isabel

1/03

The mediating effects of prototype learning, experience and case typicality on clinical judgments.

Gary Kose, Paul Ramirez, Joan Duncan

Singer, Meredith

5/03

Aggression between dating partners: an analysis of causative factors in Puerto-Rican and Caucasian women.

Lisa Samstag, Gary Kose, Paul Ramirez

Sturiano, Christopher

5/03

The role of negative affect intensity in substance abuse and recovery.

Paul Ramirez, Carol Magai,
Barry Ritzler

Vail, Lucia

5/03

Narrative coherence in brief psychotherapy.

Lisa Samstag, Nick Papouchis, Jerry Gold,

Venza, James

8/03

A cross-cultural examination of attitudes toward seeking psychological help: the relationship of psychological distress, attachment dimensions, and acculturation.

Nick Papouchis, Lisa Samstag, Joan Duncan

2002

 Graduation Date

 Dissertation Title

 Committee Members

De Santis, Deborah

5/02

The effects of duration of untreated psychosis on clinical symptomatology and cognitive functioning in schizophrenia.

Paul Ramirez, Barry Ritzler, Nick Papouchis, Lewis Opler

Goldman, Heather

5/02

Psychotherapeutic process in psychodynamic psychotherapy for panic disorder and co-morbid depression.

Rhianon Allen, Linda Penn, JG

Hess, Lutz

5/02

Predictors of life satisfaction and symptoms of depression in dysthymic disorder.

Rhianon Allen, Howard McGuire, Lisa Samstag

Jarvis, Julie

5/02

If we build it will they come? The impact of attitudes, subjective social norms, and perceived behavioral control on help-seeking intentions.

Gary Kose, Howard McGuire, Paul Ramirez

Kahn, Caroline

8/02

Cross-cultural variation in the relationship between late adolescent separation-individuation and psychosocial adjustment.

Rhianon Allen, Nick Papouchis, Joan Duncan

Landau-Feinstein, Kim

4/02

Exposure to violence and pro-violence attitudes and behaviors: the role of self-concept and ethnic identity in the cycle of violence.

Gary Kose, Joan Duncan, Paul Ramirez

Risher, Elise Ann

5/02

Time perception in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Gary Kose, Rhianon Allen, Joan Duncan

Silvestri, Heather

5/02

Belief bias in conditional reasoning: exploring the role of content in the mental models theory.

Gary Kose, Nick Papouchis, Jerry Gold

Stewart, Robert

1/02

Increasing perceived susceptibility to tobacco-related illness through imagery and social comparison.

Gary Kose, Howard McGuire, Paul Ramirez

Walker, William

1/02

Constructing dreams: coherence and emotional changes over time.

Gary Kose, Paul Ramirez, Marvin Hurvich

2001

 Graduation Date

 Dissertation Title

 Committee Members

Brown-Campbell, Erika

5/01

Assessing object relations projectively: a comparison of TAT and Rorschach indices.

Barry Ritzler, Nick Papouchis, Jill Howard

Colley, Amy

5/01

Adult survivors of childhood physical abuse: a study of object relations.

Nick Papouchis, Joan Duncan, Gary Kose

Iskowitz, Gila M.

1/01

Changing perspectives: two complementary paths towards identity development in adolescent boys and girls.

Nick Papouchis, Carol Magai, Barry Ritzler

Koffman, Michael A.

8/01

An investigation into cognitive mediators of the high self-monitor’s memorial advantage: theoretical considerations and practical implications.

Rhianon Allen, Howard McGuire, Paul Ramirez

Litke, David

1/01

Implicit learning and development.

Rhianon Allen, Howard McGuire,  Arthur Reiber

Marrocco, Frank

5/01

Gender role conflict in young adult males as a function of paternal/filial mutual identification and paternal warmth and empathy.

Nick Papouchis, Rhianon Allen, Carol Magai

Perkins, Stephanie

5/01

Paranormal beliefs: developmental antecedents, perceived control, and defensive coping.

Rhianon Allen, Jerry Gold, Marvin Hurvich

Phillippe, Jimmy

5/01

The relations between emotion, socialization, attachment style, and acculturative stress in a sample of Haitian and Dominican Immigrants.

Carol Magai, Barry Ritzler, Paul Ramirez

Rozov, Elissa

5/01

Therapist attachment style and emotional trait biases: a study of therapist contribution to the working alliance.

Nick Papouchis, Carol Magai, Linda Penn

Sherman, Rosalyn M.

5/01

Religious orientation and identity formulation. A study of adolescent girls.

Gary Kose, Nick Papouchis, Barry Ritzler

Shmerler, David L.

5/01

Homosexuality in adolescence: coming out and ego-identity development.

Gary Kose, Rhianon Allen, Nick Papouchis

Weiss, Peter

5/01

Self-esteem: a study of methods of measurements.

Howard McGuire, Barry Ritzler, Gary Kose

Woods, Erica

5/01

Socialization of academic achievement: the role of mothers’ achievement attitudes on children’s achievement attitudes and behavior.

Howard McGuire, Gary Kose, Joan Duncan

 

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