HIV risk & prevention among high-risk groups; Psychosocial aspects of chronic disease and traumatic injury management
Intimate partner violence, client-centered services, empowerment, community-based learning, civic engagement
Emotion regulation and the development of psychopathology and substance use in adolescence; Parent-focused interventions; Bio-psycho-social models of emotion
adolescent suicide, adolescent substance abuse, development of cognitive behavioral prevention and intervention programs for adolescent mental health problems
personality traits and psychosocial factors influencing the co-morbidity and maintenance of addictive behavior patterns
Anxiety, emotions, purpose in life, how personal strengths operate in everyday life, social relationships, and how to foster and sustain happiness and meaning in life.
My major scholarly interest is the interface of social, clinical, and health psychology, which is concerned with the ways that theory and research from social psychology can help us understand psychological adjustment, psychological disorders, and health-related behavior. My professional mission is to enhance well-being around the world through the promotion of psychological science.
adolescent, medical, eating, diabetes
Anxiety, stress/trauma reactions, and interpersonal relationships, with a particular focus on romantic relationships in which one partner has experienced a traumatic event.
Cognitive-behavioral research, treatment, and theory of anxiety, mood, and related disorders.
developing and evaluating mental health promotion programs for college students and older adults; social support; substance abuse prevention; and mental health policy
Developmental psychopathology, the moral emotions of shame and guilt, family violence, evaluation, and more generally centering around the topic of risk and antisocial behavior.
* Moral emotions (e.g., shame, guilt, empathy) * Values and virtues (e.g., humility, forgiveness, self-compassion) * Self control generally, and emotion regulation specifically * Borderline Personality Disorder * Brief interventions for jail inmates * Motivational Interviewing * Mindfulness-based Interventions * Values Affirmations * Restorative Justice-themed Interventions * Reducing Substance Misuse * Reducing HIV risk behavior