NOTE:The following faculty will be interviewing applicants for Fall 2014 admission:
Patricia Brennan, Edward Craighead; Linda Craighead, Sherryl Goodman, Scott Lilienfeld, Jack McDowell, and Irwin Waldman. The number of applicants we will be able to accept will be determined by the amount of funding available at the time offers are made. Each faculty member will review the folders of any student who designates them as a potential mentor so you do not need to contact the faculty member directly.
Ann Abramowitz, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer. State University of New
York, Stony Brook, 1988. Family and school interventions for disruptive behavior disorders. Multimodal
treatment of ADHD. Behavioral and neuropsychological correlates of Fragile x Syndrome.
Nancy Bliwise, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer. University of Chicago, 1982.
Adult attachment as a predictor of relationship functioning throughout the adult life course;
clinical applications of attachment theory; statistical analysis of change.
Patricia A. Brennan, Ph.D. Professor. University of Southern
California, 1992. Biological, psychological, and social risk factors for aggression and
criminal violence. The effect of parental psychopathology on child outcome from biological, clinical
and developmental perspectives.
W. Edward Craighead, Ph.D. Professor. University of Illinois, 1970.
Major depression and bipolar disorders: Assessment, prevention and
treatment. Personality disorders and relapse/recurrence of mood
disorders. Cognitive, interpersonal, and behavioral approaches to
assessment and intervention for mood disorders among children, dolescents, and college students.
Linda Craighead, Ph.D. Professor. The Pennsylvania State University, 1976. Psychopathology and interventions related to eating disorders and weight concerns, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical therapy, mindfulness-based therapies.
Marshall P. Duke, Ph.D. Charles Howard Candler Professor of Personality and
Psychopathology. Indiana University, 1968. Experimental and theoretical analysis of behavior within a
social learning framework. Development and standardization of locus of control measures. Non-verbal
behavior development, assessment and remediation, in situ experience sampling.
Eugene Emory, Ph.D. Professor. University of Florida, 1978. Developmental
psychophysiology and neuropsychology; psychobiological approaches to high risk research, perinatal brain
trauma and early stress. Neuropsychology and assessment of developmental disorders, differential diagnosis
and court testimony. Cognitive-behavior therapy, parent training. Out-of-home and foster care placement
and their effect on psychological and cognitive development.
Sherryl Goodman, Ph.D. Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor. University of Waterloo, 1978.
Testing an integrative model for the development of psychopathology in children with depressed mothers,
including four purported mechanisms: heritability, neuroregulatory mechanisms, maladaptive parenting, and
Ami Klin, Ph.D. (Associated Faculty) Director of the Marcus Autism Center, CHOA, Professor and Chief, Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Department of Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine. Focuses on understanding the emergence of social mind and to social brain and the disruptions of these processes that lead to autism spectrum disorders, and developing measures to assess early emerging mechanisms of sociability in human infants and non-human primates. Working on new models of health care delivery that involve universal screening of babies and tie screening to early intervention.
Scott Lilienfeld, Ph.D. Professor. University of
Minnesota, 1990. Causes and measurement of personality disorders (especially psychopathic
personality); personality assessment; psychiatric classification and diagnosis; pseudoscience
and clinical psychology; critical thinking in psychology education.
Jack J. McDowell, Ph.D. Professor. State University of New York,
Stony Brook, 1979. Mathematical and computational models of social behavior. Conformance of naturally
occurring human behavior to mathematical and computational theories. Behavior therapy outcome.
Cynthia Messina, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer and Clinic Director of the
Psychological Center. Emory University, 1987.
Irwin Waldman, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology. University of Waterloo,
Ontario, Canada, 1988. Main interests are the classification, development, and causes of childhood
externalizing problems such as Attention Deficit Disorders, antisocial behavior, and aggression. Other
interests include developmental behavior genetics and quantitative methods, especially as applied to
childhood behavior problems, intelligence, and personality and adjustment.
Elaine Walker, Ph.D. Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience. University of Missouri, 1979. Developmental precursors of mental illness. Neurodevelopmental and
socioemotional factors, cognitive and neuropsychological aspects of psychosis, forensic issues in the
defense of psychotic offenders and the application of the insanity plea.
Drew Westen, Ph.D. Professor. University
of Michigan, 1985. Personality and personality disorders in adolescents and adults; eating disorders;
classification of psychopathology; psychotherapy effectiveness; integrative
and psychodynamic psychotherapy; psychoanalysis and cognitive neuroscience.
David Freides, Ph.D. Professor. Yale University, 1956, Diplomate (Clinical; Neuropsychology) ABPP. Developmental and adult neuropsychology. Research on the nature of the infrared signal emitted from the frontal lobes and the efficacy of learning to raise that signal in treating migraine headache and other conditions of impaired self regulation.
Steve Nowicki, Ph.D. Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology. Purdue
Diplomate (Clinical) ABPP. Interpersonal communications as it functions in psychotherapy
and the formation of relationships. Measurement and correlates of locus of control of reinforcement within
social learning theory.