Psychology

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full-time Faculty

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Clinical Psychology

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  • Lauren B Cattaneo

    Lauren B Cattaneo

    Associate Professor

    Clinical Psychology: Intimate partner violence, client-centered services, empowerment, community-based learning, civic engagement

  • Tara  Chaplin

    Tara Chaplin

    Assistant Professor

    Clinical Psychology: Emotion regulation and the development of psychopathology and substance use in adolescence; Parent-focused interventions; Bio-psycho-social models of emotion

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  • Christianne Lee Esposito-Smythers

    Christianne Lee Esposito-Smythers

    Associate Professor

    Clinical Psychology: adolescent suicide, adolescent depression, adolescent substance abuse, development of cognitive behavioral prevention and intervention programs for adolescent mental health problems

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  • Sarah Fischer

    Sarah Fischer

    Assistant Professor

    Clinical Psychology: personality traits and psychosocial factors influencing the co-morbidity and maintenance of addictive behavior patterns

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  • Todd B. Kashdan

    Todd B. Kashdan

    Professor

    Clinical Psychology: Anxiety, positive emotions, purpose in life, how personal strengths operate in everyday life, social relationships, and how to foster and sustain happiness and meaning in life.

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  • Robyn Mehlenbeck

    Robyn Mehlenbeck

    Director- GMU Center for Psychological Services

    Clinical Psychology: adolescent, medical, eating, diabetes

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  • Keith D Renshaw

    Keith D Renshaw

    Associate Professor

    Clinical Psychology: Anxiety, stress/trauma reactions, and interpersonal relationships, with a particular focus on romantic relationships in which one partner has experienced a traumatic event.

  • John H Riskind

    John H Riskind

    Professor

    Clinical Psychology: Cognitive-behavioral research, treatment, and theory of anxiety, mood, and related disorders.

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  • Jerome Short

    Jerome Short

    Associate Professor

    Clinical Psychology: developing and evaluating mental health promotion programs for college students and older adults; social support; substance abuse prevention; and mental health policy

  • Jeffrey B Stuewig

    Jeffrey B Stuewig

    Associate Professor

    Clinical Psychology: Developmental psychopathology, the moral emotions of shame and guilt, family violence, evaluation, and more generally centering around the topic of risk and antisocial behavior.

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  • June P Tangney

    June P Tangney

    University Professor

    Clinical Psychology: * Moral emotions (e.g., shame, guilt, empathy) * Values and virtues (e.g., humility, forgiveness, self-compassion) * Self control generally, and emotion regulation specifically * Borderline Personality Disorder * Brief interventions for jail inmates * Motivational Interviewing * Mindfulness-based Interventions * Values Affirmations * Restorative Justice-themed Interventions * Reducing Substance Misuse * Reducing HIV risk behavior