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GSAPP Faculty

Faculty Research Interests

Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Ph.D.

Multicultural issues; African-American families in therapy; family and couples therapy; the treatment of inner-city families through a multisystems approach.

Brenna Bry, Ph.D.

Behavior analysis of adolescent substance abuse; prevention and early intervention of adolescent problems, including substance abuse, through coordinating community, family, and school interventions; family communications and problem-solving therapy.

Cary Cherniss, Ph.D.

Emotional intelligence in the workplace; job stress and burnout; organizational development and planned change; consultation; management training; human resource development; community psychology; career development; school change.

Brian Chu, Ph.D.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for youth with anxiety and depression, effectiveness research and dissemination of evidence-based practice into community settings, psychotherapy process-outcomes research, and multicultural issues in help-seeking and health care access.

Judith Glassgold, Psy.D.

Sexual Orientation & LGBT issues, Psychotherapy & Gender, Professional Ethics, Social action & psychology

Karen Haboush, Psy.D.

Psychological assessment, clinical supervision, school-based mental health programs, psychodynamic approaches to school psychology practice, international school psychology, play therapy, treatment of trauma, childhood behavior disorders and sexual abuse, culturally competent practice with children and families of Middle Eastern descent, gender issues.

Nancy Fagley, Ph.D.

Effects of problem framing on choice; judgment and decision making; appreciativeness and life satisfaction.

Dan Fishman, Ph.D.

The systematic case study method in psychology; cognitive behavior therapy; the epistemological foundations of psychology; community psychology; program evaluation; organizational consultation; organizational behavior management.

Susan Forman, Ph.D.

Behavioral and cognitive-behavioral interventions in educational settings; organizational interventions in educational settings; adolescent substance abuse prevention; stress management; teacher stress.

Lew Gantwerk, Psy.D.

Staff development and training; supervision of professionals in training; dissertation resistance; adolescent psychotherapy; education of handicapped children; providing colleague assistance.

Monica Indart, Psy.D.

Trauma assessment and intervention, Cultural and spiritual aspects of traumatic experience and recovery, Crisis intervention, Disaster mental health services, Grief, loss and mourning, Training, program development and evaluation related to psychosocial-humanitarian relief projects, particularly those focusing on crisis intervention, HIV-AIDS, trauma and post-civil conflict societies in developing nations

Shalonda Kelly, Ph.D.

Prevention, assessment, and intervention pertaining to couple relationships, measurement of  racial perspectives, understanding how ethnicity impacts couple and family functioning.

James Langenbucher, Ph.D.

Alcoholism and other drug addiction; diagnosis, nosology, and descriptive psychopathology of adult disorders; cost studies and policy analysis; research methodology and quantitative methods; forensic evaluation; problems of the elderly.

Nancy  McWilliams, Ph.D.

Individual differences, in terms of diagnostic categories and other descriptors (e.g., cultural background, sexual orientation, religious affinity, particular personal history) and their implications for psychodynamically oriented therapy.

Charles Maher, Psy.D.

Program planning and evaluation; sport psychology; business planning; management training; enhancing workplace learning and performance; organizational development; team development; organizational school psychology, and organizational behavior management.

Stanley Messer, Ph.D.

Brief psychodynamic therapy; integration and eclecticism in psychotherapy; conceptual issues in psychotherapy and evidence-based practice; case formulation; single case studies; visions of reality in different forms of therapy.

Donald Morgan, Psy.D.

Psychotherapy integration. Contemporary psychoanalytic theory and technique. The use of Eastern practices such as hatha yoga, breathing and meditation in psychotherapy and healing. Alternative, complementary and holistic healing practices and their place in the health care system.

Eun-Young Mun, Ph.D.

Understanding developmental changes and their timing in substance use as a factor for heterogeneous developmental pathways; finding patterns and clusters utilizing a model-based  approach; classifications and rater agreement.

Geraldine Oades-Sese, Ph.D.

Resilience, preschool assessment, bilingual development, social-emotional development, neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, giftedness, narrative and play therapy, and preschool interventions.

Mike Petronko, Ph.D.

Developmental disabilities; obsessive/compulsive disorders; posttraumatic stress.

Linda Reddy, Ph.D.

Foundations/Learning Disabilities.

Karen Riggs-Skean, Psy.D.

Psychodynamic and integrative psychotherapy, clinical supervision, couples psychotherapy, treatment of trauma.

Louis Sass, Ph.D.

Severe psychopathology, especially schizophrenic, schizoid, and borderline conditions; philosophy and psychology: phenomenology, hermeneutics, psychoanalytic theory; psychology and the arts.

Jamie Walkup, Ph.D.

Severe psychopathology; psychiatric disability; links between general psychology and clinical work; theory revision; mental health policy; depression in the medically ill; disability; impact of managed care

Terry Wilson, Ph.D.

Theory and practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for adults; assessment and treatment of eating disorders.

Jami Young, Ph.D.

Prevention and treatment of adolescent depression, particularly using interventions based on interpersonal psychotherapy.