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UH College of Education Psychology Researchers to Share Work at APA Conference

apa-san-fran2.jpg Posted August 6, 2018 About 65 professors, students and alumni from the University of Houston College of Education will share their research on stress, depression, autism spectrum disorder, smoking cessation and other timely topics at the upcoming American Psychological Association conference in San Francisco.

The conference, which takes place from August 9 to 12, catalyzes professional development and networking among thousands of psychologists, researchers and student scholars from around the world.

"I am excited to see all the great work being conducted at the University of Houston being presented on a national stage," said Jon Schwartz, the College's associate dean of graduate studies and a counseling psychology professor who previously chaired APA’s Prevention Section (Division 17).

Professors Norma Olvera and Nathan Smith, who also are attending, added that the conference gives graduate students a great opportunity to present their research.

Explore a list of all the APA presentations featuring UH College of Education members this year:

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

  • Relationships Among Discrimination, Concealment, and Depression Among Bisexual Men
    9-9:50 a.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Authors: Renae DeLucia, Nathan G. Smith and Brooke King
  • Teacher Ratings of Autism Symptoms in School-Age Children With a History of Regression
    1-1:50 p.m.,Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Author: Sarah Mire
  • Reliability of WE-CBM for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder
    1-1:50 p.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Authors: Katherine Bergez, Erin Reid, Sarah Mire and Milena Keller-Margulis
  • Student Well-Being: The Impact of Mindfulness and Spirituality
    1-1:50 p.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Authors: Gulden Esat, Bradley Smith and Anjali Kanojia
  • Implementing a Changing-Criterion Design to Increase Islamic Prayer
    1-1:50 p.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Author: Syed Rizvi
  • Salivary Cortisol Reactivity in African American Young Adults
    1-1:50 p.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Authors: Ewune Ewane, Krystal Christopher, Sandra Yan, Kristin Wilborn, Nicole Mushonga and Ezemenari Obasi
  • Skill-Building Session: Addressing Policing and Masculinity—Supporting Communities of Color and Queer Communities
    1 p.m.-2:50 p.m., Moscone Center, Level Two-South Building, Room 216
    Participants: Jonathan Schwartz and M. Nicole Coleman
  • Symposium: Translating Knowledge Into Action—Pedagogical Tools for Graduate-Level Multicultural Courses
    3 p.m.-3:50 p.m., Moscone Center, Level 3-West Building, Room 3006
    Participant: M. Nicole Coleman
  • Evaluating Measurement Invariance in the Trauma Symptom Inventory-2 ATR Scale
    3 p.m.-3:50 p.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Authors: Katherine Fox and John Vincent

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

  • Symposium: Contemporary Applications of Motivational Interviewing to Youth in School Settings
    9-9:50 a.m., Moscone Center, Level 2-West Building, Room 2005
    Participant: Bradley Smith
  • "Holding On, Trying Not to Die": The Interaction Between Suicidality and Transition-Related Care
    9-9:50 a.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Author: Nathan G. Smith
  • Bicultural Self-Efficacy As a Mediator for the Discrimination–PTSD Relationship in Bisexual Women
    9-9:50 a.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
  • Presenting Authors: Brooke King and Nathan G. Smith
  • Symposium: Differences in Symptomatology Between Veteran and Nonveteran Firefighters
    11-11:50 a.m., Moscone Center, Level Two-South Building, Room 215
    Chair: Jana Tran, Participant: Kendall Pfeffer and Discussant: Sam Buser 
  • Predicting Parenting Stress in Families of Children With Autism: The Family Adjustment Measure
    11-11:50 a.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Authors: Dieu Truong, Shannon McKee, Allison Meinert and Sarah Mire
  • Stress in Parents of Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Examining Parent Perceptions
    11-11:50 a.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Authors: Natalie S. Raff, Stacey Grebe, Sarah Mire, and Leslie Frankel
  • Measuring Parent Perceptions About Causes of Their Children’s Autism Spectrum Disorder
    11-11:50 a.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Authors: Christie Brewton, Sarah Mire, Milena Keller-Margulis and Morgan McNeel
  • A Pilot Trial Testing a Culturally Tailored Smoking Cessation Intervention for Latinos
    11-11:50 a.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building Halls ABC
    Presenting Authors: Morgan McNeel and Marcel de Dios

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018

  • Attachment Style Is Associated With Discrepancies in Mother–Adolescent Reports of Parenting
    9-9:50 a.m, Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Authors: Francesca Penner, Salome Vanwoerden and Carla Sharp
  • Symposium: How to Master the Internship Application Process
    10-10:50 a.m., Moscone Center, Level 2-West Building, Room 2008
    Participant: Jana Tran
  • Examining the Effectiveness of Positive Family Support for Latinx Students
    10-10:50 a.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Author: Jorge Gonzalez
  • Just Kidding! The Impact of Family and Peer Teasing on Preadolescent Girls’ Weight Control Behaviors
    10 - 10:50 a.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Authors: Alexandria Posada, Rhonda Scherer, Marielle Manzano, Consuelo Arbona and Norma Olvera
  • Father Involvement, Maternal Well-Being, and Parenting Among Refugees in Beirut, Lebanon
    10 - 10:50 a.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Authors: Sascha Hein and Johanna Bick
  • Minority Stress, Depression, Persistence, and GPA Among Hispanic College Students: A Mediation Model
    11- 11:50 a.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Authors: Consuelo Arbona, Weihua Fan and Norma Olvera
  • Symposium: Multiple Perspectives on Court-Involved Youth—A New Lens to Inform Policy and Practice
    11 a.m.-12:50 p.m., Moscone Center, Level 2-West Building, Room 2020
    Participants: Mei Tan, Lesley Hart, Sascha Hein and Elena Grigorenko
  • Social Decision Making Mediates the Association Between Anger and Externalizing Problems
    12-12:50 p.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Authors: Nan Li and Sascha D. Hein
  • Reducing Disparities in Autism Research: Addressing Diversity Issues in Study Recruitment
    12-12:50 p.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC 
    Presenting Authors: Dieu Truong, Sarah Mire, Ashley Ramclam, Kimberly Smoots, Stacey Grebe, Morgan McNeel, Nayoung Choi, Shannon McKee and Hufsa Ahmad
  • Measuring and Managing Trainee Stress in FAA Academy Air Traffic Control Training
    1-1:50 p.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC 
    Presenting Author: Kelley Slack
  • Recidivism and School Discipline in Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth With Autism
    1-1:50 p.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Authors: Alexandra Slaughter, Sascha Hein and Elena Grigorenko
  • Perceived and Ideal of Body Size and Desire to Be Thinner Among Minority Mother–Daughter Dyads
    1-1:50 p.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Authors: Alexandria Posada, Marielle Manzano, Rhonda Scherer, Consuelo Arbona and Norma Olvera
  • Types of Traumatic Events Among Urban Firefighters in Relation to PTSD Symptoms
    2-2:50 p.m., Moscone Center, Exhibition Level-South Building, Halls ABC
    Presenting Authors: Sarah Lute, Maria Dragomir-Davis, Lycinda Rodriguez, Christine Pao, and Consuelo Arbona

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018

  • Symposium: Culturally Responsive Support for Youth of Color Amidst Traumatic Experiences
    10 -  11:50 a.m., Moscone Center, Level 2-West Building, Room 2011
    Participants: Cara Maffini and Koryn Dillard
  • Paper Reading Session: Juvenile Justice
    11 - 11:50 a.m., Moscone Center, Level Three-South Building, Room 314
    Participant: Margit Wiesner

–Compiled by Kathy Patnaude

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