The Role of Behavioral Health in Optimizing Care for Complex Patients in the Primary Care Setting.
Journal of General Internal Medicine 31(3):265 (2016)
Marijuana use in the immediate 5-year premorbid period is associated with increased risk of onset of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders.
Schizophrenia Research 171(1-3):62 (2016)
Several studies suggest that adolescent marijuana use predicts earlier age at onset of schizophrenia, which is a crucial prognostic indicator. Yet, many investigations have not adequately established a clear temporal relationship between the use and onset.
We enrolled 247 first-episode psychosis...
Changes in Differentiation-Relatedness During Psychoanalysis.
Journal of Personality Assessment 98(1):44 (2016)
This study sought to determine (a) if the Differentiation-Relatedness Scale of Self and Object Representations (D-RS), a coding model used with the Object Relations Inventory (Blatt, Wein, Chevron, & Quinlan, 1979 ) could be reliably applied to transcripts of psychoanalyses, and (b) if levels of...
Raymond D. Fowler Jr. (1930-2015).
American Psychologist 70(9):927 (2015)
Raymond D. Fowler Jr., a past president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Psychological Association (APA), and an internationally known leader of psychology, died on March 17, 2015, in La Jolla, California. His tenure as CEO was marked by his dedication to graduate students and c...
Psychologists' Contributions to Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 22(4):199 (2015)
Mounting evidence supports the value of integrated healthcare and the need for interprofessional practice within patient-centered medical homes (PCMH). Incorporating behavioral health services is key to fully implementing the PCMH concept. Unfortunately, psychologists have not been front and cen...
Effects of a culturally informed intervention on abused, suicidal African American women.
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology 21(4):560 (2015)
This study examined (a) the relative efficacy of a culturally sensitive empowerment group intervention (Nia) aimed at increasing 3 protective factors-self-esteem, hopefulness, and effectiveness of obtaining resources-versus treatment as usual (TAU) for low-income, abused African American women w...
Neighborhood disorder, spiritual well-being, and parenting stress in African American women.
Journal of Family Psychology 28(6):769 (2014)
Using a culturally informed risk-protective framework, the purpose of this study was to examine spiritual well-being (existential, religious) as a moderator (protective factor) in the relation between neighborhood disorder (risk factor) and parenting stress in a high-risk sample of low-socioecon...
Relational mentoring in clinical supervision: the transformational supervisor.
Journal of Clinical Psychology 70(11):1073 (2014)
Effective clinical supervision naturally incorporates many elements of mentoring. In this article, we us the Mentoring Relationship Continuum (MRC) model to frame a discussion of transformational supervision. We define transformational supervision as a rich developmental relationship characteriz...
Mental health and suicidal behavior among graduate students.
Academic Psychiatry 38(5):554 (2014)
The objective of this paper is to describe the mental health and service utilization of graduate students at a large southeastern university and identify psychological factors associated with their student suicidal behavior.
E-mail invitations to complete the Interactive Screening Program, an on...
Associations between reasons for living and diminished suicide intent among African-American female suicide attempters.
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 202(8):569 (2014)
African-American women are at high risk for suicide ideation and suicide attempts and use emergency psychiatric services at disproportionately high rates relative to men and other ethnic groups. However, suicide death rates are low for this population. Cultural variables in the African-American ...
Mediators of the childhood emotional abuse-hopelessness association in African American women.
Child Abuse & Neglect 38(8):1341 (2014)
Although there is an association between experiencing childhood emotional abuse and feeling hopeless as an adult, it is critical to understand the factors that may be protective in this relationship. The goal of this study was to determine if two protective factors, namely spiritual well-being, ...
Statement of the American Psychological Association in response to the "joint principles: integrating behavioral health care into the patient-centered medical home".
Families, Systems & Health 32(2):141 (2014)
Comments on the article "Joint principles: Integrating behavioral health care into the patient-centered medical home" (see record 2014-24217-011), presented by the Working Party Group on Integrated Behavioral Healthcare. The American Psychological Association (APA) shares concerns about the lack...
Mediators of the daily hassles-suicidal ideation link in African American women.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior 44(3):233 (2014)
Depressive symptoms and hopelessness as mediators of the daily hassles-suicidal ideation link in low-income African American women exposed to intimate partner violence (n = 100) were investigated. As hypothesized, daily hassles, depressive symptoms, and hopelessness were each significantly and p...
Attachment security and problematic substance use in low-income, suicidal, African American women.
American Journal on Addictions 23(3):294 (2014)
While secure attachment may buffer the effect of adverse early experiences on the development of behavioral problems in children, whether attachment security may provide resilience against problematic substance use in adulthood is less clear, and addressed by this study.
We examined relations be...
Alan S. Gurman (1945-2013).
American Psychologist 69(5):553 (2014)
Alan S. Gurman, one of the most distinguished and influential family psychologists of our day, was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts, May 26, 1945, and died in Madison, Wisconsin, September 6, 2013. The consummate editor and author, Al held many editorial posts. Al can be credited with moving coup...
Mediators of a culturally-sensitive intervention for suicidal African American women.
Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 20(4):401 (2013)
This study explored intervention outcomes and mechanisms that could help explain why low-income, African American women with a history of intimate partner abuse and suicide attempt improve in response to a culturally-informed intervention, the Grady Nia Project. Specifically, the investigation e...
Infusing psychology ethics with a communitarian approach.
American Psychologist 68(6):479 (2013)
Responds to the comments by A. M. Pomerantz (see record 2013-31242-013) on the current authors' original article, "The competent community: Toward a vital reformulation of professional ethics" (see record 2012-04007-001). Here, the current authors address Pomerantz's two main questions regarding...
Motherhood, reasons for living, and suicidality among African American women.
Journal of Family Psychology 27(4):600 (2013)
This report examines the protective role of motherhood against suicidal ideation among low-income African American women with a history of suicide attempts. Findings from previous studies examining the relations between family factors and suicide risks are inconsistent in this population, indica...
PTSD, depressive symptoms, and suicidal ideation in African American women: a mediated model.
Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 20(1):37 (2013)
Although research has shown positive associations among post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depressive symptoms, and suicidal ideation, the nature of these relations is unclear, especially in African American women. This study examined the associations among these comorbid psychological diffi...
Recognition of psychotherapy effectiveness: the APA resolution.
Psychotherapy: theory, research, practice, trai... 50(1):98 (2013)
In August 2012, the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to adopt as APA policy a Resolution on the Recognition of Psychotherapy Effectiveness. This invited article traces the origins and intentions of that resolution and its protracted journey...