Clinical Psychology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Working With Dr. Renshaw

*Please note: I may be taking a new student in Fall 2017.

Being a Graduate Student in my Lab

In general, the best match for my lab and our program is a student who is quite interested in research. I very much value clinical work (I provide supervision for graduate students in their early clinical work, with a strong focus on CBT for anxiety and couples problems), and I think anyone with a degree in clinical psychology should be fully competent in clinical work. At the same time, as a graduate mentor, I am best matched with a student who is seeking a career that will include research work as a primary focus. This is also the case for our program in general, which operates on a “clinical science” model.

I expect my students to devote a great deal of effort to research in their training. This goes beyond simply completing the program requirements (2nd-year project and dissertation), and typically includes conference posters and presentations, journal articles, and grant applications. I also strongly encourage my students to prepare training grant applications in their first 2 years (with guidance, of course!) – nearly all of my graduate students have submitted or are planning to submit applications for some form of external funding. In turn, I devote a great deal of effort to research mentorship. My style is fairly hands-on, with increasing independence of students as they progress through the program. I typically meet weekly with students during their first year and biweekly with students after that, but this is tailored to the specific needs of each student at various times in the program.

 

Student Grants 

I encourage my students to seek all levels of funding, including grants for research projects, fellowships and stipend awards to support students' training (e.g., Ford Foundation, NSF), and NIH-funded training grant awards. Major extramural funding that has been obtained by my graduate students over the last several years is listed here (*denotes student from my prior position at University of Utah):

 

Fellowship/Training Grant Awards

Date Student Sponsor Type of Award Award Provisions
2015 Sarah Carter NIMH F31 (Nat'l Research Service Award) Stipend, Tuition, Small Budget (2 yrs)
2013 Hilary Weingarden NIMH F31 (Nat'l Research Service Award) Stipend, Tuition, Small Budget (2 yrs)
2013 Sarah Campbell NIMH F31 (Nat'l Research Service Award) Stipend, Tuition, Small Budget (2.5 yrs)
2011 Catherine Caska* NIMH F31 (Nat'l Research Service Award) Stipend, Tuition, Small Budget (3 yrs)
2010 Rebecca Blais* Univ of Utah Eccles Graduate Fellowship Stipend, Tuition (1 year)
2008 Camila Rodrigues* Ford Foundation Ford Foundation Fellowship Stipend, Tuition (3 years)

 

Other Grants and Awards

Date Student Sponsor Type of Award Award Provisions
2016 Lauren Paige Ford Foundation Fellowship Honorable Mention  
2016 Sarah Campbell APA Division 56 Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Trauma Psychology  
2016 Sarah Carter Mil Suic Res Cons Dissertation Completion Award $2000 toward research costs
2015 Sarah Carter APA Division 19 Society for Military Psychology Research Grant $1500 toward research costs
2013 Sarah Campbell ISTSS Frank W. Putnam Trauma Research Scholar Award $1000 toward research costs
2013 Sarah Campbell APF Randy Gerson Memorial Grant $6000 toward research costs
2010 Catherine Caska* ISTSS Student Research Grant Award $1000 toward research costs
2010 Rebecca Blais* APA Division 19 Society for Military Psychology Research Grant $1500 toward research costs
2008 Camila Rodrigues* APA Division 19 Society for Military Psychology Research Grant $1500 toward research costs

 

Student Publications and Presentations

I regularly involve my students in research projects, and encourage them to seek additional opportunities to disseminate research findings from secondary data analysis or new data collections. Below is a list of journal articles, chapters, conference papers, and conference posters that my doctoral students have first- or co-authored under my supervision over the past few years (*denotes doctoral student under my supervision):

 

Publications

In Press (as of August 2016)

*Campbell, S. B., Renshaw, K. D., Kashdan, T. B., Curby, T. W., & Carter, S. P. (in press). A daily diary study of posttraumatic stress disorder and romantic partner accommodation. Behavior Therapy. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2016.04.006

*Carter, S. P., & Renshaw, K. D. (in press). Spousal communication during military deployments: A review. Journal of Family Issues. doi:10.1177/0192513X14567956

*Renshaw, K. D., & *Campbell, S. B. (in press). Deployment-related benefit finding and post-deployment marital satisfaction in military couples. Family Process.

*Weingarden, H. M., Renshaw, K. D., Wilhelm, S., Tangney, J., & *DiMauro, J. (in press). Anxiety and shame as risk factors for depression, suicidality, and functional impairment in body dysmorphic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.

*Carter, S. P., & Renshaw, K. D. (in press). Spousal communication during military deployments: A review. Journal of Family Issues.

*Weingarden, H. M., & Renshaw, K. D. (in press). Body dysmorphic symptoms, functional impairment, and depression: The role of appearance-based teasing. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied.

2016

Carter, S. P., *DiMauro, J. C., Renshaw, K. D., Curby, T. W., Babson, K., & Bonn-Miller, M. (2016). Longitudinal associations of friend-based social support and PTSD symptomatology during a cannabis cessation attempt. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 38,62-67.

*Carter, S. P., & Renshaw, K. D. (2016). Communication via different media during military deployments and postdeployment relationship satisfaction. Military Behavioral Health, 4, 260-268. doi:10.1080/21635781.2016.1153535.

*DiMauro, J. C., Renshaw, K. D., & Kashdan, T. B. (2016). Beliefs in negative mood regulation and daily negative affect in PTSD. Personality and Individual Differences, 95, 34-36.

*DiMauro, J. C., Renshaw, K. D., Smith, B., & Vogt, D. (2016). Perceived support from multiple sources: Associations with PTSD symptoms. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 29, 332-339. doi:10.1002/jts.22114

*Klein, S. R., Renshaw, K. D., & Curby, T. W. (2016). Emotion regulation and perceptions of hostile and constructive criticism in romantic relationships. Behavior Therapy, 47, 143-154. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2015.10.007

*Weingarden, H. M., & Renshaw, K. D. (2016). Body dysmorphic symptoms, functional impairment, and depression: The role of appearance-based teasing. Journal of Psychology, 150,119-131. doi:10.1080/00223980.2015.1012144 

*Weingarden, H. M., Renshaw, K. D., Wilhelm, S., & Tangney, J. (2016). Development and validation of the Body-Focused Guilt and Shame Scale. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 8, 9-20. doi:10.1016/j.jocrd.2015.11.001

2015

*Campbell, S. B., Renshaw, K. D., & *Righter, J. B. (2015). The role of personality traits and profiles in post-trauma comorbidity.Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 16, 197-210. doi:10.1080/15299732.2014.985864

*Weingarden, H. M., & Renshaw, K. D. (2015). Shame in the obsessive compulsive related disorders: A conceptual review. Journal of Affective Disorders, 171, 74-84. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.09.010

2014

*Bergmann, J. S., Renshaw, K. D., Allen, E. S., Markman, H. J., & Stanley, S. M. (2014). Meaningfulness of service and marital satisfaction in Army couples. Journal of Family Psychology, 28, 701-706. doi: 10.1037/fam0000013

*Blais, R. K., & Renshaw, K. D. (2014). Perceptions of partners’ attributions for depression in relation to perceptions of support and conflict in romantic relationships. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 40, 498-508. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12055

*Blais, R. K., Renshaw, K. D., & Jakupcak, M. (2014). Posttraumatic stress and stigma in active duty service members relate to lower likelihood of seeking support. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 116-119.

*Caska, C. M., Smith, T. W., Renshaw, K. D., Allen, S. N., Uchino, B. N., Carlisle, M., & Birmingham, W.  (2014). Posttraumatic stress disorder and responses to couple conflict: Implications for cardiovascular risk. Health Psychology, 33, 1273-1280.

Renshaw, K. D., Allen, E. S., *Carter, S., Markman, H. J., & Stanley, S. M. (2014). Partners’ attributions for service members’ symptoms of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Behavior Therapy, 45, 187-198. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2013.10.005

Renshaw, K. D., *Campbell, S. C., Meis, L. A., & Erbes, C. R. (2014). Gender differences in the associations of PTSD symptom clusters with relationship distress in U.S. Vietnam veterans and their partners. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 283-290. doi: 10.1002/jts.21916

*Weingarden, H. M., & Renshaw, K. D. (2014). Associations of obsessive compulsive symptoms and beliefs with depression: Testing mediation by shame and guilt. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 7, 305-319.

 

 

Presentations

2016

*Carter, S. P., *Campbell, S. B., & Renshaw, K. D. (2016, October). Giving support and caregiver burden in romantic partners of military service members. In S. J. Fredman (Chair),Two heads are better than one: Novel approaches to the study and treatment of individual psychopathology in a couple context.Symposium to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

*Campbell, S. B., *Carter, S. P., & Renshaw, K. D. (2016, October). Daily associations of intimacy and accommodation in couples affected by PTSD. In S. J. Fredman (Chair), Partnering and parenting in the presence of PTSD. Symposium to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

*DiMauro, J., Renshaw, K. D., & Blais, R. K. (2016, October).Sexual vs. non-sexual trauma, sexual satisfaction and function, and mental health in women veterans. Poster session to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

*Ledoux, A. M., Renshaw, K. D., Summers, C. B., Caska-Wallace, C. M., & Smith, T. W. (2016, October). PTSD symptom clusters as predictors of cardiovascular responses in male OEF/OIF veterans and their female partners. Poster session to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

*Paige, L., *Bergmann, J. S., Renshaw, K. D., & Heinz, A. J. (2016, November). The role of personality traits in the post-trauma outcomes of combat veterans: An examination of posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth. Poster session to be presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Dallas, TX.

*Paige, L., Renshaw, K. D., & Allen, E. S. (2016, October).The role of posttraumatic cognitions in the association between traumatic events and PTSD symptoms. Poster session to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

*Renshaw, K. D., *Campbell, S. B., Meis, L., & Erbes, C. (2016, June). Gender differences in the associations of PTSD symptom clusters with relationship distress in U.S. Vietnam veterans and their partners. In C. L. Collins (Chair), The unique ecological niches of men and women in relation to U.S. military service. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Work and Family Researchers Network, Washington, DC.

*Renshaw, K. D., *Thomas, S., & Allen, E. S. (2016, October). PTSD symptoms and parenting in service member and their partners. In S. J. Fredman (Chair), Partnering and parenting in the presence of PTSD. Symposium to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

*Stewart, J. L., Renshaw, K. D., *Klein, S. R., Summers, C. B., & *Thomas, S. A. (2016, October). Emotion regulation in romantic couples: Convergence or compensation? Poster session to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

*Summers, C. B., Renshaw, K. D., Stewart, J. L., *Ledoux, A. M., & Allen, E. S. (2016, October). Sleep quality predicts relationship satisfaction beyond PTSD symptoms. Poster session to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

*Thomas, S. A., Renshaw, K. D., Allen, E. S., & Stewart, J. L. (2016, October). Post-deployment parenting in service members and their partners. Poster session to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY. 

*Weingarden, H., Renshaw, K. D., Tangney, J. P., & Wilhelm, S. (2016, July). General shame and body shame as predictors of BDD severity and outcomes. In A. Fang (Chair), Reflecting on BDD: Recent findings and implications for treatment. Symposium to be presented at the annual meeting of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, Chicago, IL. 

2015

*Campbell, S. B., & Renshaw, K. D. (2015, November). Daily associations of PTSD and partner accommodation in military couples. In S. J. Fredman (Chair), Partner accommodation of PTSD symptoms in military and veteran couples. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

*Campbell, S. B., & Renshaw, K. D. (2015, November). Daily associations of PTSD and support in military couples. In J. DiMauro* & K. D. Renshaw (Chairs), Social support and PTSD: Empirically-based extensions of current knowledge. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

*Carter, S. P., Renshaw, K. D., & Allen, E. S. (2015, November). Concurrent and prospective associations of support from romantic partner with interpersonal suicide risk factors in service members. In S. P. Carter* (Chair), Mechanisms of suicide risk in the context of military service members and veterans.Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

*DiMauro, J., Renshaw, K. D., & Allen, E. S. (2015, November). Associations of PTSD and discrepancies between partner reports of support provided and soldier reports of support received. In J. DiMauro* & K. D. Renshaw (Chairs), Social support and PTSD: Empirically-based extensions of current knowledge. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL. 

*Paige, L., Renshaw, K. D., Allen, E., & Litz, B. (2015, November). Types of deployment trauma predict help-seeking above and beyond severity of PTSD symptoms. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

2014

*Campbell, S. B., & Renshaw, K. D. (2014, March). PTSD symptoms, disclosure, and relationship distress: Explorations of mediation and associations over time. In J. M. Jones (Chair), Social support after trauma: Can I count on you during the bad times?Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Chicago, Illinois.

*Weingarden, H., Renshaw, K. D., Tangney, J., & Wilhelm, S. (2014, July). General shame and body shame as predictors of BDD severity and outcomes. Poster session to be presented at the annual conference of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.

*Campbell, S. B., Maurin, E. C., & Renshaw, K. D. (2014, November). Deployment-related benefit finding in military service members and their partners: Associations with relationship satisfaction. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Miami, FL.

*Campbell, S. B., & Renshaw, K. D. (2014, November). Distress in spouses of Vietnam veterans: The role of general vs. deployment-specific communication. In K. D. Renshaw (Chair),Response to trauma and PTSD in the context of romantic couples.Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

*Campbell, S. B., Renshaw, K. D., Meis, L. A., & Erbes, C. R. (2014, November). Gender differences in the associations of PTSD symptom clusters with relationship distress in Vietnam veterans and their partners. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

*Carter, S. P., & Renshaw, K. D. (2014, November). Associations and moderations between military deployment communication and relationship satisfaction. In S. L. Sayers (Chair), Couples and the emotional cycles of military deployment.Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

*DiMauro, J. C., Renshaw, K. D., & Kashdan, T. K. (2014, November). Daily negative affect and expectancies of negative mood regulation in Vietnam War veterans with PTSD. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

*Renshaw, K. D., Allen, E. S., *Carter, S. P., Markman, H. J., & Stanley, S. M. (2014, November). Partners’ attributions for service members’ symptoms of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. In K. D. Renshaw (Chair), Response to trauma and PTSD in the context of romantic couples. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

*Weingarden, H., & Renshaw, K. D. (2014, November). Comparison of shame and guilt experiences in OCD, BDD, and healthy controls. In H. Weingarden (Chair), Expanding our understanding of obsessive compulsive related disorders through the study of emotions beyond anxiety. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA. 

 

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