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  1. Neighborhood disorder, spiritual well-being, and parenting stress in African American women.

    Journal of Family Psychology 28(6):769 (2014) PMID 24707802 PMCID PMC4188795

    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...
  2. Relational mentoring in clinical supervision: the transformational supervisor.

    Journal of Clinical Psychology 70(11):1073 (2014) PMID 25220809

    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...
  3. Mental health and suicidal behavior among graduate students.

    Academic Psychiatry 38(5):554 (2014) PMID 24711096

    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...
  4. Mediators of the childhood emotional abuse-hopelessness association in African American women.

    Child Abuse & Neglect 38(8):1341 (2014) PMID 24360716

    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, ...
  5. 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) PMID 25010106

    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 ...
  6. Mediators of the daily hassles-suicidal ideation link in African American women.

    Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior 44(3):233 (2014) PMID 24797082 PMCID PMC4070511

    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...
  7. 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) PMID 24955684

    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...
  8. Attachment security and problematic substance use in low-income, suicidal, African American women.

    American Journal on Addictions 23(3):294 (2014) PMID 24724888

    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...
  9. Alan S. Gurman (1945-2013).

    American Psychologist 69(5):553 (2014) PMID 25046724

    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...
  10. Mediators of a culturally-sensitive intervention for suicidal African American women.

    Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 20(4):401 (2013) PMID 23864403 PMCID PMC3846771

    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...