Students and Graduates Recently Published

July 18, 2014

Dr. Eric Sauer.

Working on Professor Eric Sauer’s research teams, one counseling psychology doctoral student, two counseling psychology Ph.D. graduates and one counseling psychology master’s graduate had papers recently published.

Kathryn Wierda (current Counseling Psychology Doctoral Student) was a co-author on a paper published in Training and Education in Professional Psychology (2014) titled, “Introducing the Association of Psychology Training Clinics Collaborative Research Network: A Study on Client Expectations.”  This study was the inaugural study of a nationwide collaborative research network developed by the Association of Psychology Training Clinics. This multi-site study examined the impact of client pretreatment expectations on treatment duration, treatment outcome, and prior exposure to treatment.

Kristin Roberts (Counseling Psychology MA - 2013 graduate), and Dr. Angela Garrison (Counseling Psychology Ph.D. - 2014 graduate ) were co-authors on a paper published in Psychotherapy (2014) titled, “Perfectionism Affects Changes in Psychological Symptoms.”  This study investigated the effects of both adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism on various indicators of symptomatic distress and interpersonal problems over the course of therapy.

Angela Garrison also had another paper accepted for publication in Personality and Individual Differences (in press) titled, “Emotional Avoidance and Rumination as Mediators of the Relation between Adult Attachment and Emotional Disclosure.” This study examined emotional avoidance as a mediator of the relation between attachment avoidance and rumination as a mediator of the relation between attachment anxiety and emotional disclosure.

Working with Professors Eric Sauer and Gary Bischof, Dr. Christopher Richmond (Counseling Psychology Ph.D. - 2007graduate) was the principal investigator on a study recently published in the Journal of Systemic Family Therapies (2014) titled, “Effects of Solution-Focused versus Problem-Focused Intake Questions on Pre-Treatment Changes.” This research explored if changing the language of the intake procedures would lead to improved client outcomes.