Projects

Improving Parent-Youth Relationships in the Treatment of Youth Depression

A group program for parents and caregivers focused on improving relationships when youth experience depression.

Understanding Adolescent Response to CBT for Internalizing

We are testing factors that predict how much adolescents benefit from group CBT for anxiety and depression.

Selected Publications

Clinic-referred adolescents who show patterns of attention problems and restlessness have more severe internalizing problems. Those with mainly restless presentations respond better to group CBT.
Journal of Affective Disorders, 2021

Psychotherapy for adolescent depression has broad effects on general psychopathology and specific effects on conduct problems across treatment, but improvement in specific depressive cognitions and melancholic features are mostly observed in the initial 6 weeks. Psychotherapies (CBT, psychodynamic, and brief psychosocial intervention) have similar effects on general psychopathology.
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2020

This study examined cross-informant evidence for a general factor of psychopathology (“P”) and a narrower, clinically oriented dysregulation general factor based on the Dysregulation Profile (“DP”) in a large clinical sample of children and adolescents. We also compared the magnitude of P and DP general factor associations with self-harm and suicidal ideation as an indicator of criterion validity.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2018

Other Publications

More Publications

(2021). Association between disturbed sleep and depression in children and youths: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies. JAMA Network Open.

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(2021). Problem-solving training as an active ingredient of treatment for youth depression: A scoping review and exploratory meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry.

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(2021). Comorbid internalizing symptoms in children with disruptive behavior disorders: buffering effects or multiple problem effects?. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 46.

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(2020). Transdiagnostic associations between parental attributions, child behavior and psychosocial treatment outcomes: a systematic review. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review.

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(2020). Self-esteem, symptom severity, and treatment response in adolescents with internalizing problems. Journal of Affective Disorders.

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(2019). Clinical Utility of the CBCL Dysregulation Profile in Children with Disruptive Behavior. Journal of Affective Disorders.

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(2019). A Systematic Review and Evaluation of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Children and Youth with Disruptive Behavior: Rigor of Development and Recommendations for Use. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review.

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(2018). Distilling heterogeneity among children with disruptive behavior: associations between symptom patterns and social functioning. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

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(2018). Effect of comorbid psychopathology and conduct problem severity on response to a multicomponent intervention for childhood disruptive behavior. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

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(2017). Incremental validity of teacher and parent symptom and impairment ratings when screening for mental health difficulties. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

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Teaching

I supervise clinical psychology trainees, thesis students, and postdoctoral fellows at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

For more information on clinical psychology practicum and residency opportunities at CAMH, please see here.

For information on postdoctoral fellowship funding opportunities at CAMH, please see the Discovery Fund Talent Development program and womenmind.

Please get in touch if you’re interested in volunteer opportunities in the lab or undergraduate or graduate thesis opportunities.

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