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BettencourtAmie Bettencourt

Graduate Student
M.S., Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2006
B.S., Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2002

Program Affiliation: Clinical Psychology

Research Interests: Peer victimization, Social Information-Processing in adolescents, Adolescent Schemas, Positive Youth Development

Institute Projects: Currently working on a project within the institute that examines Risk and Protective Factors for aggressive behavior and factors promoting prosocial behavior among urban adolescents.

Thesis Topic: The Long-term Effects of Direct Verbal Victimization and Family Support on Anxious and Aggressive Behaviors in Urban Adolescents: Do Mean Words Have a Lasting Impact?

 

HalfordRaquel Halford

Graduate Student
M.A., Wake Forest University, 2006
B.S., College of William and Mary, 2003

Program Affiliation: Clinical Psychology, Child Track

Institute Projects: Working on interviews in Dr. Corona's lab.

Thesis or Dissertation Topic: Adolescents' Values and Expectations for a Variety of Possible Selves: An Ethnic Comparison

 

HelmsSarah Helms

Graduate Student
B.A., Wake Forest University, 2002
M.S., VCU, Psychology, 2007

Program Affiliation: Clinical and Developmental

Research Interests: I am interested in the developmental period of adolescence, including relational aggression, dating violence, and prevention/intervention programs that facilitate positive adolescent development.

Institute Projects: Project COPE, Dating Experiences in Adolescence Study, Inclusive Violence Prevention Project, Intervention Debriefing Study Project

Thesis Topic: Adolescent Risk Behaviors in Dating and Peer Relationships: A Descriptive and Comparative Analysis

 

HolleyDenicia Holley

Graduate Student
B.A., Psychology and English, The College of William and Mary

Program Affiliation: Clinical Psychology

Research Interests: Youth Violence Prevention

Institute Projects: Risk and Protective Factors Study, MVPP Secondary Data Analysis

 

IglesiasAdam Iglesias

Graduate Student

Program Affiliation: Clinical Psychology

 

 

 

 

KramerAlison Kramer

Graduate Student
M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology
B.S., James Madison University, Psychology

Program Affiliation: Clinical Psychology

Institute Projects: Risk and Protective Factors Study

Positions and Employment: East of the River Clergy, Police, Community Partnership (2005-2006) - Research Analyst; Exodus Transitional Community (2003-2005) - Development Coordinator

Other Experience: George Washington University's Center for Family Research (2005-2006)- Research Assistant; Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center (2004-2005) - Student Extern and Research Assistant

 

LotzeGeri Lotze

Graduate Student
B.A., Wake Forest University, 2002
M.S., VCU, Psychology, 2007

Institute Projects: Research assistant with the Inclusive Violence Prevention Project, Dr. Terri Sullivan, P.I.

Thesis Topic: Parental influences on Violence Prevention for youth with disabilities

 

MaysSally Mays

Graduate Student
(804) 828-6152
mayssa@vcu.edu
B.A., Washington and Lee University, 2002

Research Interests: Family and peer influences on adolescent substance use and aggression Prevention programming

Institute Projects: Barriers and Supports to Aggressive and Prosocial Behavior; Risk and Protective Factors for Aggressive and Prosocial Behavior

Thesis Topic: The Influence of Parental Monitoring and Peer Deviance on Substance Use Among Middle School Students

 

Kelly Pugh

Graduate Student
B.A., Psychology, 2006

Program Affiliation: Clinical Psychology, Child Track

Research Interests: The role of parenting and family variables on subsequent aggression and substance use among adolescents

Institute Projects: Articulated Thoughts in Simulated Situations (ATSS) Study; Intervention Debriefing Study

 

BettencourtKathy Reid-Quinones

Graduate Student
B.A., University of Richmond, Psychology, 2001

Program Affiliation: Clinical and Developmental Psychology

Research Interests: I am interested in children's and adolescent's coping and adjustment to stressful life events. I am especially interested in examining the role of parenting as both a risk and protective factor for youth.

Institute Projects: Project COPE; Expressive Writing Study

Thesis Topic: The Role of a Family History of Alcohol or Drug Abuse on PTSD Outcomes Following Community Violence Exposure

 

Steven Wright

Graduate Student



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