Curriculum Vitae

1/4/2017

Nicholas C. Jacobson

The Pennsylvania State University

378 Moore Building

State College, PA 16802-3103

(814) 863-0115

njacobson@psu.edu

Education:

Pennsylvania State University

State College, PA

Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology

Expected Graduation Date in August 2020

 

Pennsylvania State University

State College, PA

Masters of Science in Psychology

Graduate in August 2015

 

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Minors in Statistical Methods, English, and Justice Systems

Graduated summa cum laude in May 2011

 

Publications

1.     Jacobson, N. C., Lord, K. A., & Newman, M. G. (2017, in press). Perceived emotional social support in bereaved spouses mediates the relationship between anxiety and depression. Journal of Affective Disorders. doi:10.​1016/​j.​jad.​2017.​01.​011

2.     Jacobson, N. C. (2016). Current evolutionary adaptiveness of psychiatric disorders: Fertility rates, parent−child relationship quality, and psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125, 824-839. doi:10.1037/abn0000185.

3.     Newman, M. G., LaFreniere, L. S., & Jacobson, N. C. (2016). Relaxation-induced anxiety: Effects of peak and trajectories of change on treatment outcome for generalized anxiety disorder. Psychotherapy Research. doi:10.1080/10503307.2016.1253891

4.     Newman, M. G., Jacobson, N. C., Erickson, T. M., & Fisher, A. J. (2016). Interpersonal problems predict differential response to cognitive versus behavioral treatment in a randomized controlled trial. Behavior Therapy. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2016.05.005

5.     Roche, M. J., Jacobson, N. C., & Pincus, A. L. (2016). Using repeated daily assessments to uncover oscillating patterns and temporally-dynamic triggers in structures of psychopathology: Applications to the DSM–5 alternative model of personality disorders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125, 1090-1102. doi:10.1037/abn0000177

6.     Jacobson, N. C., Newman, M. G., & Goldfried, M. R. (2016). Clinical feedback about empirically supported treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behavior Therapy, 47, 75-90. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2015.09.003

7.     Roche, M. J., Jacobson, N. C., & Roche, C. A. (2016). Teaching strategies for personality assessment at the undergraduate level. Journal of Personality Assessment, 1-9. doi:10.1080/00223891.2016.1147450

8.     Jacobson, N. C. & Newman, M.G. (2015) Perceptions of close and group relationships mediate the relationship between anxiety and depression over a decade later. Depression and Anxiety, 33, 66-74. doi: 0.1002/da.22402

9.     Newman, M. G., Castonguay, L.G., Jacobson, N.C. & Moore, G. (2015) Adult attachment as a moderator of treatment outcome for GAD: Comparison between CBT plus supportive listening and CBT plus interpersonal and emotional processing therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 915-925. doi:10.1037/a0039359

10.  Jacobson, N. C., & Newman, M. G. (2014). Avoidance mediates the relationship between anxiety and depression over a decade later. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28, 437-445. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2014.03.007

11.  Newman, M. G., Jacobson, N. C., & Castonguay, L. (2014). Interpersonal and emotion-focused processing psychotherapy for generalized anxiety disorder. In P. M. Emmelkamp & T. Ehring (Eds.), International Handbook of Anxiety Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice, Volume II: Wiley Blackwell.

12.  Szkodny, L. E., Jacobson, N. C., & Newman, M. G. (2014). Generalized anxiety disorder. In G. O. Gabbard (Ed.), Gabbard’s Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 5th Edition: American Psychiatric Publishing.

13.  Jacobson, N. C., Kramer, S. L., Tharp, A. G., Harmon, K. A., Cejas, G. P., & Costa, S. C. (2013). Deficits of encoding in hypnosis: A result of altered state of awareness. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 55, 360-369. doi:10.1080/00029157.2012.696286

14.  Jacobson, N. C. Kramer, S., Tharp, A., Costa, S., & Hawley, P. (2011). The effects of encoding under hypnosis and post-hypnotic suggestion on academic performance. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 53, 247-254. doi:10.1080/00029157.2011.10404354

 

Manuscripts in Review.

1.     Jacobson, N. C., Chow, S, & Newman, M.G. The Differential Time-Varying Effect Model (DTVEM): A Tool for Diagnosing Optimal Measurement and Modeling Intervals in Intensive Longitudinal Data.

2.     Jacobson, N. C., Lord, K. A, & Newman, M. G. Social Support in Bereaved Spouses Mediates the Relationship between Anxiety and Depression

3.     Jacobson, N. C. & Newman, M.G. Anxiety and Depression as Bidirectional Risk Factors for One Another: A Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Studies

 

Manuscripts in Preparation.

1.     Jacobson, N.C. & Newman, M.G. Person-Specific Dynamics of Anxious Moods Predicting Depressed Moods Across the Week

2.     Jacobson, N. C., Newman, M.G. & Wilson, S. Differences in Neural Activation in Anxiety and Depressive Disorders: an fMRI Meta-Analysis

 

Conference Presentations

1.     Jacobson, N. C. & Newman, M.G. (2016, October). Anxiety and Depression as Bidirectional Risk Factors for One Another: A Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Studies. Oral symposium presented at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) in October 2016 New York, NY. Chairs: & Jacobson, N.C. & Newman, M. G.

2.     Newman, M. G., & LaFreniere, L. S. & Jacobson, N. C. (2016, June). Peak and trajectories of change in relaxation induced anxiety as predictors of outcome from CBT for GAD. In Solomonov, N. and McCarthy, K. S. (chairs) A closer look at mechanisms of change and their predictors in treatments for anxiety disorders. Symposium presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Jerusalem, Israel.

3.     Jacobson, N. C. & Newman, M.G. (2016, April). Anxiety Disorders as a Longitudinal Risk Factor for Depressive Disorders: A Meta-Analysis. Oral symposium presented at Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) in April 2016 Philadelphia, PA. Chairs: & Jacobson, N.C. & Newman, M. G.

4.     Jacobson, N. C.,  Newman, M.G., & Goldfried, M. (2015, November). Effectiveness, Strengths, and Limitations of Empirically Supported Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder based on Feedback from Clinicians. Oral symposium presented at Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in November 2015 at Chicago, IL. Chairs: Szkodny, L. & Jacobson, N.C.

5.     Jacobson, N. C., Chow, S, & Newman, M.G. (2015, November). Analyzing All Nonlinear Dynamics in Intensive Longitudinal Data. Oral symposium presented at Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in November 2015 at Chicago, IL. Chairs: Jacobson, N.C. & Rappaport, L.

6.     Jacobson, N. C., Rappaport, L., Atkins, D., & Rogge, R. (2015, November). Causal Inference in Clinical Research: Direct Effects and Mediation. Panel discussion at Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in November 2015 at Chicago, IL. Chairs: Rappaport, L.

7.     Newman, M.G., Castonguay, L.G., Jacobson, N. C.,  & Moore, G. (2015, November). Adult Attachment as a Moderator of CBT Versus CBT Plus Interpersonal and Emotional Processing Therapy for GAD. Oral symposium presented at Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in November 2015 at Chicago, IL. Chairs: Antony, M.

8.     Reeves, J., Baldwin, S., Moore, M. Rappaport, L. & Jacobson, N. C. (2015, November). Extensions of Structural Equation Modeling to Clinical Research. Symposium presented at Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in November 2015 at Chicago, IL. Chairs: Rappaport, L. Discussant: Jacobson, N. C.

9.     LaFreniere, L.S., Newman, M.G., & Jacobson, N.C. (2015, November). Relaxation-induced anxiety: Effects on treatment outcome for generalized anxiety disorder. Poster presented at Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in November 2015 at Chicago, IL.

10.  Roche, M., Jacobson, N. C. & Pincus, A. (2015, August) Examining the Static and Dynamic features of personality dysfunction in the Alternative Model of DSM-5. Oral symposium submitted to the American Psychological Association in 2015 at Toronto, Canada.

11.  Jacobson, N. C., Newman, M. G., & Goldfried, M. R. (2015, June). Clinical Feedback about Empirically Supported Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Oral presentation at the Society for Psychotherapy Research in June 2015 at Philadelphia, PA.

12.  Newman, M. G., Castonguay, L.G., & Jacobson, N. C. (2015, June). Attachment as a moderator of CBT for GAD with and without interpersonal and emotional processing techniques. Oral presentation at the Society for Psychotherapy Research in June 2015 at Philadelphia, PA.

13.  Jacobson, N. C., Chow, S., & Newman, M. G., (2015, June). The Differential Time-Varying Effect Model (DTVEM): Identifying Optimal Time Lags in Intensive Longitudinal Data. Paper presented at the biennial conference of the Society for Ambulatory Assessment, University Park, PA.

14.  Ji, L., Chow, S-M., Jacobson, N.C., Schermerhorn, A.C. & Cummings, E.M. (2015, June). Handling missing data in the modeling of ambulatory assessment data. Paper presented at the biennial conference of the Society for Ambulatory Assessment, University Park, PA.

15.  Mortazavi, A, Soto, J. & Jacobson, N.C. (2015, February). Positive emotion, drinking motivation, and problematic drinking: A case for cultural variations. Poster presentation at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in February 2015 at Long Beach, NJ.

16.  Jacobson, N. C., & Newman, M. G. (2014, November). Analyzing All Longitudinal Interdependencies in Intensive Longitudinal Data Simultaneously with Person-Specific Models. Oral symposium accepted to Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in November 2014 at Philadelphia, PA. Chairs: Jacobson, N.C. & Rappaport, L.

17.  Jacobson, N. C., Laurenceau, J.P, Atkins, D., & Wright; A. G. (2014, November). Intensive Data: Bringing Intensive Longitudinal Data and Ambulatory Assessment to Clinical Research and Practices. Panel discussion at Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in November 2014 at Philadelphia, PA. Chairs: Rappaport, L.

18.  Jacobson, N. C., Newman, M. G., & Goldfried, M. R. (2014, November). Clinical Experiences in Conducting Empirically Supported Treatments: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Poster presentation at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in November 2014 at Philadelphia, PA.

19.  Szkodny, L. E., Jacobson, N. C., & Newman, M. G. (2014, November). Relationship Between PTSD Symptomatology and Variability in Daily Thought Processes Using an Ecological Momentary Assessment Approach. Poster presentation at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in November 2014 at Philadelphia, PA.

20.  Jacobson, N. C. & Newman, M. G. (2014, March). Anxiety Predicting Depression across Minutes, Hours, and Days: An Ecological Momentary Assessment. Oral symposium accepted to Anxiety and Depression Association of at Chicago, IL. Chairs: Jacobson, N.C. & Newman, M. G.

21.  Szkodny, L. E., Jacobson, N. C., & Newman, M. G. (2014, March). Using an ecological momentary assessment approach to examine the relationship between neuroticism and conscientiousness and variability in constructive and unconstructive thought processes. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Arlington, VA.

22.  Newman, M.G, Castonguay, L., Jacobson, N.C. & Fisher, A.J. (2013, November). Attachment as a Moderator of CBT for GAD With and Without Interpersonal and Emotional Processing Techniques. Oral presentation at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in November 2013 at Nashville, TN.

23.  Jacobson, N. C., Newman, M. G., & Goldfried, M. R. (2013, June). Clinical Experiences in Conducting Empirically Supported Treatments: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Oral presentation at the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration in June 2013 at Barcelona, Spain.

24.  Jacobson, N. C., & Newman, M. G. (2013, May). The Temporal Relationship Between Anxiety and Depression: A Meta-Analysis. Poster presentation at the Association for the Psychological Science (APS) Conference in May 2013 at Washington DC.

25.  Jacobson, N. C., & Newman, M. G. (2013, May). Avoidance Mediates Earlier Anxiety and Later Depression over a Decade Later. Poster presentation at the Association for the Psychological Science (APS) Conference in May 2013 at Washington DC.

26.  Jacobson, N. C., & Newman, M. G. (2013, May). Anxiety Predicts Depression over the Course of Minutes, Hours, and Days: An Ecological Momentary Assessment. Poster presentation at the Association for the Psychological Science (APS) Conference in May 2013 at Washington DC.

27.  Jacobson, N. C., & Newman, M. G. (2013, April). State Anxiety Predicting State Depression across Hours: An Ecological Momentary Assessment. Poster presentation at the Association for the Workshop on Intensive Longitudinal Methods: Analysis of Diary and Experience Sampling Data Conference in April 2013 at State College, Pennsylvania.

28.  Jacobson, N. C., & Newman, M. G. (2012, November). The Temporal Relationship Between Anxiety and Depression: A Meta-Analysis. Paper presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, Maryland.

29.  Jacobson, N. C., & Newman, M. G. (2012, November). Testing the Mediating Role of Avoidance Between Anxiety and Depression. Paper presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, Maryland.

30.  Jacobson, N. C., & Newman, M. G. (2012, November). Anxiety as a Temporal Predictor of Depression during Brief Time Periods: An Ecological Momentary Assessment. Paper presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, Maryland.

31.  Jacobson, N.C., & Constance, J (2012, November). Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Anxiety among those with Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Meta-Analysis. Poster presentation at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, Maryland.

32.  Jacobson, N.C., & Constance, J (2012, May). Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Anxiety among those with Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Meta-Analysis. Poster presentation at the Society for Psychotherapy Research in May 2012 at Virginia Beach, VA.

33.  Jacobson, N. C. (2012, May). Strengths and Weaknesses in Test-Taking: In What Ways Do Anxiety and Impulsivity Impact Test Performance? Poster presentation at the Association for the Psychological Science (APS) Conference in May 2012 at Chicago, IL.

34.  Jacobson, N. C. Kramer, S., Tharp, A., Harmon, K., Cejas, G. & Costa, S. (2012). Deficits of Encoding in Hypnosis: A Result of Altered State of Awareness. Poster presentation at the Association for the Psychological Associations Annual Conference in May 2012 at Chicago, IL.

35.  Jacobson, N. C., & Constance (2012, May). Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Anxiety among those with Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Meta-Analysis. Poster presentation at the Association for the Psychological Science National Conference in May 2012 at Chicago, IL.

36.  Szkodny, L. E., Mogle, J.A., Jacobson, N. C, Newman, M. G., Sliwinski, M. J. (2011, November). Evaluating Quantity and Quality of Worrisome and Intrusive Thoughts and their Triggers: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Approach. Poster presentation at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Anxiety Special Interest Group in November, 2011 at Toronto, Ontario.

37.  Jacobson, N. C., Kramer, S., Tharp, A., Harmon, K., Cejas, G., & Costa, S. (2011, May). Learning in Hypnosis: Applications to Academic Performance. Poster presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference in May 2011 at Chicago, IL.

38.  Constance, J., & Jacobson, N. C. (2011, May). Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Anxiety among those with Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Meta-Analysis. Poster presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference in May 2011 at Chicago, IL.

39.  Jacobson, N. C., Jacobson, B., Clark, S. & Breault, M. (2011, May). Male Preferences in the Female Body Type. Poster presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference in May 2011 at Chicago, IL.

40.  Jacobson, N. C., & Vittengl, J. (2011, May). Strengths and Weaknesses in Test-Taking: In What Ways Do Anxiety and Impulsivity Impact Test Performance? Poster presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference in May 2011 at Chicago, IL.

41.  Ruberton, P., Jacobson, N. C., Bangert, L., Constance, J., Pearlstein, J., & Vittengl, J. (2011, May). Seeing the Good in Life: The Effects of Gratitude Reflection on Perceived Life Events and Subjective Well-Being. Poster presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference in May 2011 at Chicago, IL.

42.  Schickler, A., Brown, J., Ruberton, P., Constance, J., Jacobson, N. C., Pearlstein, J., Spalding, K, Conner, D. & Vittengl, J. (2011, May). Statistics Skills Preferred by Psychology Graduate Programs. Poster presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference in May 2011 at Chicago, IL.

43.  Jacobson, N. C., & Vittengl, J. (2011, April). Strengths and Weaknesses in Test-Taking: In What Ways Do Anxiety and Impulsivity Impact Test Performance? Oral presentation at Truman State University Student Research Conference in April 2011 at Kirksville, MO.

44.  Jacobson, N. C. (2011, April). Evolutionary Adaptiveness of Common Heritable Disorders: Fertility Rates, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Major Depressive Episode. Oral presentation at the Psi Chi Annual Research Symposium in April 2011 at Kirksville, MO.

45.  Jacobson, N. C., Kramer, S., Tharp, A., Harmon, K., Cejas, G., & Costa, S. (2011, April). Learning in Hypnosis: Applications to Academic Performance. Oral presentation at the Psi Chi Annual Research Symposium in April 2011 at Kirksville, MO.

46.  Jacobson, N. C., Jacobson, B., Clark, S. & Breault, M. (2011, April). Male Preferences in the Female Body Type. Oral presentation at the Truman State Research Conference in April 2011 at Kirksville, MO.

47.  Ruberton, P., Jacobson, N. C., Bangert, L., Constance, J., Pearlstein, J., & Vittengl, J. (2011, April). Seeing the Good in Life: The Effects of Gratitude Reflection on Perceived Life Events and Subjective Well-Being. Poster presentation at the Truman State Research Conference in April 2011 at Kirksville, MO.

48.  Schickler, A., Brown, J., Ruberton, P., Constance, J., Jacobson, N. C., Pearlstein, J., Spalding, K, Conner, D. & Vittengl, J. (2011, April). Statistics Skills Preferred by Psychology Graduate Programs. Poster presentation at the Truman State Research Conference in April 2011 at Kirksville, MO

49.  Jacobson, N. C., & Vittengl, J. (2011, March). Strengths and Weaknesses in Test-Taking: In What Ways Do Anxiety and Impulsivity Impact Test Performance? Oral presentation at Psi Chi Annual Research Conference in March 2011 at Kirksville, MO.

50.  Jacobson, N. C., & Vittengl, J. (2011, March). Strengths and Weaknesses in Test-Taking: In What Ways Do Anxiety and Impulsivity Impact Test Performance? Poster presentation before congress in March at Jefferson City, MO.

51.  Jacobson, N. C., & Vittengl, J. (2010, August). Strengths and Weaknesses in Test-Taking: In What Ways Do Anxiety and Impulsivity Impact Test Performance? Oral presentation at TruScholars Research Symposium in August 2010 at Kirksville, MO.

52.  Jacobson, N. C., Kramer, S., Tharp, A., Costa, S., & Hawley, P. (2010, June). Testing under a Trance: The Effect of Post-Hypnotic Suggestion on Academic Performance. Poster presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference in June 2010 at Chicago, IL.

53.  Jacobson, N. C., Kramer, S., Tharp, A., Costa, S., & Hawley, P. (2010, May). Testing under a Trance: The Effect of Post-Hypnotic Suggestion on Academic Performance. Poster presentation at the Missouri Psychological Association’s Annual Conference in May 2010 at Lake of the Ozarks, MO.

54.  Jacobson, N. C., Jacobson, B, Clark, S., & Breault, M. (2010, May). She Makes Me Look Like That?: The Effects of Radiating Beauty in Romantic Relationships. Poster presentation at the Association for the Psychological Science (APS), National Conference, in May 2010 at Boston, MA.

55.  Jacobson, N. C., Kramer, S., Tharp, A., Costa, S., & Hawley, P. (2010, April). Testing under a Trance: The Effect of Post-Hypnotic Suggestion on Academic Performance. Oral presentation at the Truman State University Student Research Conference in April 2010 at Kirksville, MO

56.  Jacobson, N. C., Kramer, S., Tharp, A., Costa, S., & Hawley, P. (2010, April). Testing under a Trance: The Effect of Post-Hypnotic Suggestion on Academic Performance. Oral presentation at the Psi Chi Annual Research Symposium in April 2010 at Kirksville, MO.

57.  Jacobson, N. C., Jacobson, B, Clark, S., & Breault, M. (2010, April). She Makes Me Look Like That?: The Effects of Radiating Beauty in Romantic Relationships. Oral presentation at the Psi Chi Annual Research Symposium in April 2010 at Kirksville, MO.

 

Research Grants

Spring 2010    Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grant for Independent Research Project

Spring 2010    TruScholars Research Grant for Independent Research Project

 

Research Awards

Spring 2014    Honorable Mention, Society for Personality Assessment for Presenting “Using an ecological momentary assessment approach to examine the relationship between neuroticism and conscientiousness and variability in constructive and unconstructive thought processes”

Spring 2013    Honorable Mention, Association for the Psychological Science Student Caucus Student Research Awards for Presenting “The Temporal Relationship Between Anxiety and Depression: A Meta-Analysis”

Spring 2012    Honorable Mention, Anne Anastasi General Psychology Graduate Student Award by the American Psychological Association’s First Division

Fall 2011         Best Student Poster Award from Anxiety Special Interest Group for presenting “Evaluating Quantity and Quality of Worrisome and Intrusive Thoughts and their Triggers: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Approach”

Spring 2011    Clark L. Hull Award for Scientific Excellence in Writing on Experimental Hypnosis from the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis

Spring 2011    Regional Research Award from Psi Chi for presenting “The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Anxiety among those with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Meta-Analysis”

Spring 2011    Best Oral Presentation from Psi Chi Annual Research Symposium for presenting “Learning in Hypnosis: Applications to Academic Performance”

 

Honors

Fall 2011         Pennsylvania State University Graduate Fellowship (93 awarded of the approximately 1,700 graduate students)

Spring 2011    President’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Academic Achievement Awarded by Truman State University

Fall 2009         APA Student Affiliate Membership Awarded by Truman State University

Fall 2009         President’s List (4.0/4.0 GPA for Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, and Spring 2011 semesters at Truman State University)

 

 

Clinical  Experience

01/12-Present       Pennsylvania State University Psychological Clinic

Staff Therapist, University Park, PA

·       Conducted semi-structured psychiatric evaluations

·       Practice integrative and psychodynamic therapies in treating personality disorders in individual psychotherapy

06/09                     Camp Erin by Annie’s Hope the Bereavement Center for Kids

Cabin Counselor, St. Louis, MO

·       Counseled teens suffering from recent losses

·       Initiated and led activities

05/09-09/09    Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments (ALIVE)

Intern, St. Louis, MO

·       Conducted intakes: assessment of abuse, transcription of impression, and referral to counselor

·       Answered calls on Crisis Line

·       Served as court advocate Nights of Safety coordinator: coordinated getting clients into shelters, getting clients out of actively abusive situations, following up on clients, and bringing clients food/clothing.

05/09-1/10      Parc Provence

Activity Specialist: Creve Coeur, MO

·       Worked exclusively with residents affected by dementia

·       Initiated treatment through the social philosophy of dementia treatment

·       Led activities for dementia residents

 

Teaching Experience

5/16-5/17        Pennsylvania State University Instructor

  • Taught two courses of PSYCH 238: Intro to Personality Psychology
  • Taught one course of PSYCH 301W: Basic Research Methods in Psychology

8/13-5/14        Pennsylvania State University Lab Instructor

  • Taught a lab section once per week in for PSYCH 301W: Basic Research Methods in Psychology

10/15               Guest Lecturer: Pennsylvania State University

·       Lectured for three classes to fill in for Dr. Michael Roche teaching PSYCH 270 Intro to Abnormal Psychology and PSYCH 470 Advanced Abnormal Psychology

8/12-Current   Teaching Assistant: Pennsylvania State University

  • Teaching assistant for PSYCH 105 Psychology as a Science and Profession, PSYCH 238 Introduction to Personality Psychology, PSYCH 423 Social Psychology of Interpersonal/Intergroup Relationships, PSYCH 477 Mental Health Practicum with Children

12/08-12/10    Pennsylvania State University Teaching Assistant

  • Assisted in teaching four specialized classes within psychology, PSYC 499 Hypnosis (12/08, 12/09, 12/10) and PSYC 499 Psychology of Mass Media (05/09)

12/08-12/10    Truman State University Teaching Assistant

  • Assisted in teaching four specialized classes within psychology, PSYC 499 Hypnosis (12/08, 12/09, 12/10) and PSYC 499 Psychology of Mass Media (05/09)

12/08-12/10    Truman State University Teaching Assistant

  • Assisted in teaching four specialized classes within psychology, PSYC 499 Hypnosis Workshop (12/08, 12/09, 12/10) and PSYC 499 Psychology of Mass Media (05/09)

 

Leadership Experiences

12/13-11/16    President, Clinical Research Methods and Statistics Special Interest Group (SIG) for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT)

·       Organized symposia and round table submissions to the conference

·       Established the curriculum obtained a speaker for meetings

·       Evaluated poster submissions for the SIG’s poster session

08/09-5/11      President, Psi Chi

·       Established the curriculum for meetings

·       Instituted substantial changes in what is offered to Truman psychology students

10/08-5/10      Vice President, Psychology Club

·       Practiced extensive leadership skills

·       Established curriculum for meetings

 

Services to the Community

12/08-12/10    Educational Presentations on Hypnosis

Mentor: Salvatore Costa

  • Conducted approximately ten presentations at A.T. Still University and Truman State University

 

Pertinent Coursework

PSYC 166 General Psychology, Truman State University

PSYC 266 Experimental Psychology, Truman State University

PSYC 331 Cognitive Psychology, Truman State University

PSYC 367 Social Psychology, Truman State University

PSYC 366 Abnormal Psychology, Truman State University

PSYC 368 Psychological Testing, Truman State University

PSYC 370 Human Sensation and Perception, Truman State University

PSYC 412 Introduction to Clinical Psychology, Truman State University

PSYC 441 Research Practicum: Psychology, Truman State University

PSYC 466 Psychological Research, Truman State University

PSYC 499 Hypnosis and Parapsychology, Truman State University

STAT 190 Basic Statistics, Truman State University

STAT 375 Analysis of Variance, Truman State University

STAT 376 Non-parametric Stats/Sampling, Truman State University

STAT 378 Linear Regression, Truman State University

STAT 525 Survival Analysis, Pennsylvania State University

BBH 521: Structural Equation Modeling, Pennsylvania State University

HDFS 597A: Bayesian Methods, Pennsylvania State University

HDFS 597A: Dynamical Systems Analysis, Pennsylvania State University

HDFS 597B: Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis, Pennsylvania State University

HDFS 597C: Person-Specific Analysis, Pennsylvania State University

HDFS 597D: New Methods for Analyzing Longitudinal Data, Pennsylvania State University

HDFS 597G: Advanced LISREL, Pennsylvania State University

IST 557: Data Mining, Pennsylvania State University

PSY 511: Scan Methods, Pennsylvania State University

PSY 511: Biological Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

PSY 517: Advanced Social Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

PSY 521: Cognitive Studies, Pennsylvania State University

PSY 540: The DSM-5, Pennsylvania State University

PSY 542: Psychopathology, Pennsylvania State University

PSY 543: Research Design in Clinical Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

PSY 554: Clinical Assessment, Pennsylvania State University

PSY 560: Practicum in Clinical Methods, Pennsylvania State University

PSY 566: Cultural Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

PSY 569: Advanced Psychotherapy, Pennsylvania State University

 

 

Computer Competence

·       Fluent in writing statistical syntax in R, MPlus, SAS, LISREL, WinBUGS, OpenBUGS, JAGs, and SPSS when performing data manipulation and analyses (parametric and non-parametric, linear and hierarchical, frequentist and Bayesian)

·       Fluent with Microsoft Excel (data imputation, formulas, manipulation, and macros)

·       Programming in E-Prime for multiple experimental paradigms, and programming in Affect 4.0 for an independent study

·       Possess limited knowledge of programming HTML sites

 

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA)

Anxiety Disorders Special Interest Group (Anx SIG)

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

Association for the Psychological Science (APS)

Psi Chi, Internal Honor Society for Psychology

Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR)