Anna Ying (2022)

Master’s Thesis: Working Memory and Mindfulness in an ACT of ABBT and AR

Dissertation: Examining Culturally Adapted, Values Based, Mental Health Stigma Reduction and Help-Seeking Messages for Asian Americans

Internship: Bedford VA, Primary Care Behavioral Health Track

Post-doctoral Fellowship: Bedford VA, Primary Care Behavioral Health Track

Current Position: Staff Clinician, Bedford VA, Mental Health Integration in Pain Clinic

Natalie Arbid (2020)

Master’s ThesisAttentional and emotional consequences of emotional acceptance and suppression in an elevated anxiety sample

Dissertation: Preliminary evaluation of a culturally adapted stress management prevention workshop for Latinx students

Internship: Mt. Sinai Beth Israel

Post-doctoral Fellowship: Harbor-UCLA
Current Position: Training Manager, UCLA’s Prevention Center of Excellence

Jen Martinez (2020)

Master’s ThesisCoping with racism: Emotional acceptance and systemic attribution of racism as buffers against social anxiety among people of color

Dissertation: The Effectiveness of a Compassionate Awareness, Acceptance, Valued Action, and Flexible Coping Intervention for Race-based Stress on Momentary Coping and Distress Symptoms

Internship: University of Maryland – Baltimore County Counseling Center

Post-doctoral Fellowship: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Suffolk University

Liz Eustis (2018)

Master’s Thesis:Reductions in experiential avoidance as a mediator of change in symptom outcome and quality of life in acceptance-based behavior therapy and applied relaxation for generalized anxiety disorder.

Dissertation: “Surviving and Thriving During Stress”: Bridging the gap with technology, a web-based acceptance-based behavioral therapy prevention program for University students

Internship: Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Adult Track

Post-doctoral Fellowship: Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University

Current Position: Clinical Development Lead, Big Health

Sarah Krill Williston (2018)

Master’s Thesis: Pathways to well-being in the lives of student veterans

Dissertation: Mental health literacy and stigma among returning veterans: Cultural correlates, mutability, and relations with healthcare utilization

Internship: Boston VA Healthcare System, PTSD Clinical Team and Center for Returning Veterans rotations

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: National Center for PTSD, Boston VA Healthcare System, Project Coordinator Position

Current Position: Staff Psychologist, Boston VA Healthcare System

L.G. (Rollins) Ward (2018)

Master’s Thesis:  The effects of nesting environment on neonatal hypoxic-ischemic injury.

DissertationDoes Mindfulness Support Empathy?

Internship: Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Behavioral Medicine track

Post-doctoral FellowshipResearch Fellow, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Adolescent/Young Adult Biobehavioral HIV Fellowship

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University

Lucas Morgan (2015)

Master’s Thesis: The practice effect: The relationships among the frequency of early formal mindfulness practice, mindfulness skills, worry, and quality of life in an acceptance-based behavior therapy for generalized anxiety disorder

DissertationIn the face of adversity: Valued living and decentering as buffering factors in the relationships among social disadvantage, psychological distress, drinking to cope and problem drinking.

Internship: I Ola Lahui Rural Hawai’i Behavioral Health, Rural mental health and primary care focus, Honolulu and Hilo, Hawai’i

Post-doctoral Fellowship:I Ola Lahui Rural Hawai’i Behavioral Health, Geropsychology focus, Honolulu, Hawai’i

Current Position: Private Practice, Hawai’i

Jessica Graham (-LoPresti) (2014)

Master’s Thesis: The relationship between racist experiences and anxiety in a Black sample: Moderating effects of church-based social support

Dissertation: Racism and anxiety in a Black American sample: The role of mediators and a brief mindfulness manipulation

Internship: Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology

Post-doctoral Fellowship: Women’s Health Sciences Division, Boston VA Healthcare System

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Suffolk University


Kathleen Sullivan Kalill(2012)

Master´s Thesis: Understanding male violence toward female intimate partners: An exploratory examination of the contributions of childhood abuse, attachment, and dissociation.

Dissertation: The role of difficulties in emotion regulation in the relationship between experiences of trauma and later dissociation

Internship: Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology

Current Positions: Research Associate, National Center for PTSD, Boston VA Healthcare System; Private Practice, Eastham, MA.

Michael Treanor (2012)

Master´s Thesis: The Relationship Between control-related beliefs and anxiety: A multidimensional approach

Dissertation: The impact of mindfulness on exposure and extinction processes in social anxiety

Internship: Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Post-doctoral Fellow, UCLA Anxiety Disorders Research Center

Current Position: Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Associates, Los Angeles

Cara Fuchs (2011)

Master´s Thesis: Understanding the experience and management of subjectively negative emotions among individuals who identify with working class family backgrounds

Dissertation: Exploring predictors of well-being after exposure to inter-caregiver aggression in childhood: Examining the role of emotional support and emotional and cognitive processing

Internship: University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Adult Track

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Research Fellow, Brown University Medical School, Integrated Primary Care

Current Position: Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, BU School of Medicine; Vice Chair, Chief of Psychology; Director, Integrated Behavioral Health, Department of Psychiatry, Boston Medical Center


Lindsey West (Rollock) (2011)

Master´s Thesis: The Influence of Stereotype Endorsement and Coping on Racism- Related Stress- Distress in Black Women

Dissertation: Functioning in the face of racism and its uncertainties:The potential buffering effects of values clarification and values consistency in a Black American sample

Internship: Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Health System

Post-doctoral Fellowship: Georgia Health Sciences University in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior and the Education Discovery Institute

Current position:  Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Health Behavior and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Augusta University in Augusta, GA.


Heidi Barrett-Model (2010)

Dissertation: Understanding revictimization: The impact of emotion suppression, acceptance, and PTSD symptomatology on risk detection abilities in sexual assault survivors

Internship: Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology

Post-doctoral Fellowship: Bedford VA Healthcare System

Current Position: Private Practice, Cambridge, MA


Shannon Erisman (2010)

Master´s Thesis: The Role of Mindfulness in Emotion Regulation: Testing the Effects of a Brief Mindfulness Intervention

Dissertation: Psychosis-proneness, mindfulness, and positive emotional experience: Examining correlational and causal relationships

Internship: Massachusetts Mental Health Center/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medial School

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Bedford VA, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Track

Current Position: Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Postpartum Day Hospital at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island


Darren W. Holowka (2008)

Dissertation: Experiential Awareness and Psychological Well-Being: Preliminary Evidence of a Proposed Common Factor.

Internship: Royal Ottawa Healthcare Group Pre-doctoral Residency Program in Clinical Psychology

Post-doctoral Fellowship: National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System

Current Position:Staff Psychologist, Rhode Island Hospital

LaTanya Rucker Sobczak (2005)

Master´s Thesis: Racial identity and the cognitive appraisal of racial stress in African Americans

Dissertation: Correlates of worry and GAD in Black/African Americans

Internship: Suffolk University Counseling Center

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry at the Duke Medical Center/Durham VA Medical Center

Current Position: IDD/TBI Clinical Director at Alliance Health


Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault (2005)

Master´s Thesis: The effects of cognitive appraisal on emotional responding and recovery from emotional events

Dissertation: Inflexibility in state and trait worry: Implications for adaptive functioning.

Internship: Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Research Fellow, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System

Current Position: Professor, Eastern Connecticut State University


Yonit Schorr (2005)

Master´s Thesis: “The impact of pre-deployment factors and mission experience on psychiatric outcomes following a peacekeeping mission to Bosnia and an exploration of potential buffering factors.

Dissertation: “Quality of life after exposure to trauma: Moving beyond symptom assessment and exploring resilience factors”

Internship: May Institute

Current Position: Research Fellow, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System


Matthew Tull (2005)

Dissertation: A preliminary investigation of emotional avoidance and emotional awareness among a sample of non-treatment seeking panickers

Internship: Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Post-doctoral Fellow and Director of Basic Emotion Research at the UMD Center for Additions, Personality and Emotion Research, College Park, MD.

Current Position: Clinical Quality Supervisor, Lyra Health

Kim Gratz (2003)

Master´s Thesis: The measurement, functions, and etiology of deliberate self-harm

Dissertation: A theoretically-based etiological model of deliberate self-harm: The role of childhood maltreatment, affect intensity/reactivity, emotional inexpressivity, and emotion dysregulation in self-harm behavior

Internship: McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Post-doctoral Fellowship: Clinical and Research Fellow, Center for the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Current Position: Senior Clinical Quality Manager at Lyra Health


Matthew Jakupcak (2003)

Master´s Thesis: “The role of masculine ideology and masculine gender role stress in men´s perpetration of relationship violence”

Dissertation: “Emotionality, Masculine Gender Role Stress, and Shame in Relationship to Men’s Anger, Hostility, and Aggression”

Internship: Seattle VA, Puget Sound Health Care System

Post-doctoral Fellowship: Mental Illness, Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA

Current Position: Senior Director of Clinical Quality, Lyra Health, Inc.