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Spring/Summer 2016

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Vol. 5 No. 1

The Newsletter for the University of Detroit Mercy Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Doctoral Program Adds Two Faculty Members

Steven K. Huprich, PhD We are pleased to announce the hiring of two new faculty

John Porcerelli, PhD, ABPP Personality Assessment.

members, who will bring a great deal of experience to the doctoral program: Steven K. Huprich, PhD and John Porcerelli, PhD, ABPP.

Dr. Procerelli was most recently Director of Behavioral Medicine and Research at Wayne State University Family Medicine Residency/Crittenton Hospital. He received his

Dr. Huprich most recently served as the Director of

PhD from the University of Detroit in 1990 and is board

Clinical Training at Wichita State University. He received

certified in clinical psychology and in health psychology.

his doctorate from the University of North CarolinaGreensboro in 1999. He was a Professor of Psychology at Eastern Michigan University prior to serving as DCT at Wichita State. He is the editor of the Journal of

Both of them have extensive records of high quality research and also bring a great deal of clinical experience and expertise, a rare combination. Please join us in welcoming them to UDM!


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Alumni News We provide a forum for alumni to let the Doctoral Program community know what you’re doing. If you’d like to let us know what professional activities you have been involved with and to share pertinent information with your colleagues, then go to the link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/990255/3272906f1cad You could also send alumni news to the program via email: phdclinicalpsychology@udmercy.edu. If you know of any alumni who did not receive a copy of the newsletter, please feel free to forward a copy to them and encourage them to get in touch with us, so that we can update the alumni database. Michael Bambery, Ph.D. (2008) opened a multidisciplinary outpatient mental health clinic (Arbor Psychology Group) in Plymouth in March of 2015. More information can be found at www.arborpsychology.org. Lavonda Mickens, Ph.D. (2010) was promoted to Associate Professor of Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, CA.

Hailey Hegland, PhD (2014) and Lavonda Mickens, PhD (2010) joined students John Jones, MA and Shriley Rosario-Perez, MA for dinner at the most recent Convnetion of the American Psychological Association In Denver, CO. They shared their experiences of internship and life after obtaining the PhD!

Mark your calendars! Annual UDM Doctoral Program Picnic Saturday September 17, 2016 William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor Faculty, Students, Practicum/Internship Directors, Clinic Supervisors, and Alumni are welcome to attend


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Pamela J Hartmann, PhD (1997) Creates Fund to Help Students Present Research

From Left to right: Cheryl Munday, Ph.D., UDM Psychology Clinic Director, Pamela J. Hartmann, Ph.D., and Barry Dauphin, Ph.D., ABPP Director of Clinical Training.

The UDM doctoral Program is pleased to announce the creation of the Hartmann Professional Development Fund, which has been made possible by the generous donation from UDM Program alum, Pamela J. Hartmann, Ph.D. Pamela J. Hartmann, Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), established the Pamela J. Hartmann, Ph.D. Professional Development Fund at the University of Detroit Mercy in support of the overall long-range goals of the program which emanate from our training model and are directed toward the training of professional clinical psychologists who demonstrate and practice: 1) professional competence and adaptability; 2) ethical standards and sensitivity to social justice; 3) scholarly contributions to the field of psychology; and 4) provide service to the community. The Pamela J. Hartmann, Ph.D. Professional Development Fund promotes students’ professional development in their quest to make scholarly contributions to the field. Funds may be used to cover expenses such as, but not limited to, conference registration fees, travel, lodging, and production of necessary materials (i.e., posters) for scholarly presentations. Dr. Pamela J. Hartmann earned a MA in 1995 and a Ph.D. in 1997 in Clinical Psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy and is dedicated to offering high-quality mental health care to the Detroit metropolitan area. She specializes in the treatment of autistic spectrum disorders, eating disorders, as well as depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. She has worked with children, teens and adults using a combination of methods, including play therapy, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal psychotherapy; has counseled couples, families and groups; and is professionally licensed to administer psychological testing. With a heartfelt commitment to ensuring Detroit Mercy’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program students have access to professional development opportunities and make meaningful scholarly contributions to the field, Dr. Hartmann established this fund to offset expenses associated with such opportunities. The typical funding level is determined by the Program Director based on the needs of the students and funds available. Others may contribute to the fund.


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Visiting Professor 2016

Co-Director of a blended, online program in

Andrea Celenza, Ph.D.

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy sponsored by the

She has authored and presented numerous papers on the evaluation and treatment of therapists who have engaged in sexual misconduct and authored Sexual Boundary Violations: Therapeutic, Supervisory and Academic Contexts (Aronson, 2007). Her recent book, Erotic Revelations is on erotic transferences and countertransferences, using one's countertransference to further inform the treatment. She is in private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts. MacKenzie Kostizen, Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology, presented her psychotherapy case for discussion. Ms. Kostizen will undertake her first external practicum experience at Oakland University Graham Counseling Center during the 2016-17 academic year. The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute brings a Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis to Michigan in March or April of each year for a week-long series of talks and case conferences with the students and faculty at the local universities. The presentation at Above: Andrea Celenza, Ph.D. and MacKenzie Kostizen. Below: Cheryl Munday, Ph.D., Mackenzie Kostizen, and Andrea Celenza, Ph.D.

UDM is co-sponsored by the UDM Psychology Clinic. Previous Visiting Scholars include Otto Kernberg, Jacob Arlow, Charles Brenner, Mark Solms, Peter Fonagy, Owen Renick, Kenneth Corbett, Nancy Chodorow, and Leo Rangell, amongst

Andrea Celenza, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising

many others. The program serves to strengthen

Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and

collaborative relationships with academic and other

Institute, a member of the Faculty, Massachusetts

allied institutions.

Institute for Psychoanalysis, and Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School. She also serves as


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Libby Balter Blume, professor of psychology from the College of Liberal Arts and Education, received the Faculty Excellence Award in November. This prestigious honor is given to a faculty member who demonstrates excellence as a teacher and scholar and places this person among the most outstanding faculty members at the University.

(L to R) Pam Zarkowski (Provost), Will Wittig, Libby Balter Blume, PhD, Kendra Evans, PhD, Gary Kuleck, PhD, and Antione Garibaldi, PhD (UDM Prsident)

Blume joined Mercy College of Detroit in 1987 in the Child Development Program. In her 28 years at UDM, she has written and co-authored numerous books, peer-reviewed articles, editorials, introductions to special issues, conference proceedings and made presentations at various state and national conferences. In 2014, she was chosen to serve as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Family Theory and Review. Blume also serves on community advisory boards and is a mentor to junior faculty and a source of help and support to undergraduate majors in Developmental Psychology.

Please join us in congratulating the following students for their postdoctoral fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships 2016-17 Menatalla Ads: Pediatric Behavioral Health at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital (Cleveland, OH) Abir Aldhalimi: Stanford University School of Medicine (Stanford, CA) Stacey Halverson: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital: Pediatric Psychology (Dallas, TX) Adnan Jaber: Eastern Michigan University Counseling Center (Ypsilanti, MI) Mindee Juve: Battle Creek VA (Battle Creek, MI) Anthony McMahon: Premier Behavioral Health Services (Mentor, OH) Zhana Rozenberg: South Florida State Hospital (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Emilia Shinne: Loma Linda Veteran Affairs Medical Center in the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder emphasis area. (Loma Linda, CA) Arthur Unzueta: Arroyos Treatment Center (Pasadena, CA)


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Internship News Six UDM students matched with APA accredited pre-doctoral internships for 2016-2017 for a 100% Match Rate.

Distinguished Student Research Award 2016 Menatalla Ads, Ph.D. Abir Aldhalimi, Ph.D. Stacey Halverson, Ph.D.

2016 Internship Match Leslie Ann Becerra Hawthorn Center Northville, MI Tyler Justin Boonstra VA Medical Center - Hampton Hampton, VA Integrated Behavioral Health Joseph Patrick Coleman Henry Ford Health Sciences Center Detroit, MI Health Psychology

The doctoral program was

Dr. Aldhalimi’s dissertation

proud to announce three

was titled Epigenetic

recipients for the Distinguished

Methylation in PTSD as

Student Research Award for

Moderated by Trauma

2016. All three students had

Exposure in Refugees, and

excellent research records.

Elizabeth Hill, PhD, was her

Dr. Ads’ dissertation was titled: “Family Socialization, Cultural Identity Formation, and Spirituality as Protective Factors for Arab American

Kristen Ghersi Hurrell, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center Detroit, MI Interprofessional Mental Health Cathleen M LaLonde Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, VA Adult Inpatient-Medical Hospital Carrie Ann Nantais John D. Dingell VA Medical Center Detroit, MI General Internship

Adolescents’ Perceived

chair. Dr. Hill notes her “…exceptional research activity as research assistant on grant-funded project at WSU and a unique and well-done dissertation.”

Discrimination and

Dr. Halverson’s dissertation

Acculturative Stress”, and her

was titled: “The Relationship

chair was Libby Balter Blume,

Between Measures of

PhD. Dr. Blume notes, “I have

Serotonin and Behaviors

found Mena's research skills to

Related to Autism Spectrum

be extremely impressive. She

Disorder in Early Childhood,”

not only has taught statistics in

and Barry Dauphin, PhD, was

our department, Mena is a peer

her chair. Dr. Dauphin notes

reviewer for Journal of Family

that, “Stacey’s dissertation was

Theory & Review which I edit.

exemplary and she

Her reviews demonstrate a

distinguished herself with a

thorough knowledge of content

wide variety of research

and constructive advice for

projects during the program.”

authors, indicative of her writing skill.”


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Left: Students line up for walk to Callahan. Center: Students ready to receive diplomas. Right: Stacey Halverson, PhD and Menatalla Ads, PhD with Distinguished Student research Awards.

Commencement 2016 and Dissertation Titles Student Ads, Menatalla Chair: Libby Blume

Dissertation Title Family Socialization, Cultural Identity Formation, and Spirituality as Protective Factors for Arab American Adolescents’ Perceived Discrimination and Acculturative Stress

Aldhalimi, Abir Chair: Elizabeth Hill

Epigenetic Methylation in PTSD as Moderated by Trauma Exposure in Refugees

Baron, Susan Chair: Margaret Stack

Complex Trauma In Adolescent Offenders: A Correlational Study

Berkowski, Monisha L. Chair: Libby Blume

"I Mean, That's Just Like the Rules of Feminism." Analyzing Postfeminist Trends and Psychological Correlates in Women

Halverson, Stacey R. Chair: Barry Dauphin

The Relationship Between Measures of Serotonin and Behaviors Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder in Early Childhood

McMahon, Anthony Chair: Douglas MacDonald

Personality and Moral Judgment: Self-Transcendence and Openness to Experience as Predictors of Emotion Differentiation

Rozenberg, Zhanna Chair: Carol Weisfeld

Marriage and the Baby Carriage: Childrearing and Other Factors That Affect Martial Satisfaction Among Russian and American Couples

Shinne, Emilia D. Chair: Libby Blume

The Relationship Between Sexual Objectification and Self-Objectification, Adult Romantic Attachment, and Relationship Satisfaction

Unzueta, Arthur Chair: Carol Weisfeld

LGB Emancipating Youth: Understanding the Role of Their Experiences on Attachment


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Recent Publications and Presentations of our Faculty Faculty names in Bold and Doctoral Student Names in Italics.

Publications Abraham, K. M., Nelson, C. B., Ganoczy, D., Zivin, K., Brandfon, S., Walters, H., Cohen, J. L., & Valenstein, M. (2016). Psychometric analysis of the Mental Health Recovery Measure (MHRM) in a sample of veterans with depression. Psychological Services, 13, 193-201. Barry, C. N., Abraham, K. M., Weaver, K., & Bowersox, N. W. (2016). Innovating team-based outpatient mental health care in the Veterans Health Administration: Staff-perceived benefits and challenges to pilot implementation of the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP). Psychological Services, 13, 148-155. Zivin, K., Yosef, M., Levine, D. S., Abraham, K. M., Miller, E. M., Henry, J., Nelson, C. B., Pfeiffer, P. N., Sripada, R. K., Harrod, M., Valenstein, M. (2016). Employment status, employment functioning, and barriers to employment among VA primary care patients. Journal of Affective Disorders, 193, 194-202. Abraham, K. M., & Stein, C. H. (2015). Meaning making and stress-related personal growth among emerging adult children of mothers who have been diagnosed with mental illness. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 38, 227-233. Nelson, C. B., Abraham, K. M., Miller, E. M., Kees, M. R., Walters, H. M., Valenstein, M., & Zivin, K. (2016). Veteran mental health and employment: The nexus and beyond. S. M. Wadsworth & D. S. Riggs (Eds.). War and Family Life (pp. 239260). New York: Springer. Abraham, K. M., Miller, C. J., Birgenheir, D. G., Lai, Z., & Kilbourne, A. M. (2014). Self-efficacy and quality of life among people with bipolar disorder. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 202, 583-588. Abraham, K. M., Ganoczy, D., Yosef, M., Resnick, S. G., & Zivin, K. (2014). Receipt of employment services among Veterans Health Administration users with psychiatric diagnoses. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 51, 404-414. Kilbourne, A. M., Goodrich, D. E., Lai, Z., Almirall, D., Nord, K. M., Bowersox, N. W., & Abraham, K. M. (2015). Reengaging veterans with serious mental illness into care: Preliminary results from a national randomized trial. Psychiatric Services, 66, 90-93. Kilbourne, A. M., Almirall, D. A., Goodrich, D. E., Lai, Z., Abraham, K. M., Nord, K. M., Bowersox, N. (2014). Enhancing outreach for persons with serious mental illness: 12-month results from a cluster randomized trial of an adaptive implementation strategy. Implementation Science, 9: 778. Readdick, C. A. (2014). Irish families & globalization: Conversations about belonging & identity across space & time. In L. B. Blume (Series Ed.), Groves Monographs on Marriage & Family, Vol. 3. Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Publishing. Blume, L. B. (2015). Enter Act II: JFTR 2014-2018. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 7(1), 1-3. Buehler, C., & Blume, L. B. (2015). Metatheory and metamethod. [Special issue]. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 7, 347-349. Arditti, J., & leRoux, T. (2015). And justice for all: Families and the criminal justice system. In L. B. Blume (Series Ed.), Groves Monographs on Marriage & Family, Vol. 3. Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Publishing. Sharp, E., & Blume, L. B. (2016). Feminist perspectives on families. In C. L. Shehan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of family studies. New York: Wiley-Blackwell. Blume, L. B., & Rosario-Perez, S. (2016). Middle childhood. In C. L. Shehan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of family studies. New York: Wiley-Blackwell. Lee, Yen Ju, Greene, Harold H., Tsai, Chia, W. & Chou, Yu J. (2016). Differences in Sequential Eye Movement Behavior


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between Taiwanese and American Viewers. Frontiers in Psychology doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00697. Greene, H. H., & Brown, James M. (2015). Effects of Simulated Scotomas on Pre-saccadic Fixation Durations. Journal of Vision, 15(12), 208. doi: 10.1167/15.12.208. Greene, H. H., Brown, J. M., & Dauphin, B. (2014). When do you look where you look? A visual field asymmetry. Vision Research, 102, 33-40. Greene, H. H., Brown, J. M. & Dauphin, B. (2014). A visual field asymmetry in pre-saccadic fixation durations. Journal of Vision, 14, 1213. Wright, J.M., Henze, E.E.C., Coles, J.T., Williams, R.L. (in press). Knowledge of the health care law as an issue in teacher education. Issues in Teacher Education. Jaspers, K.E., Sundberg, N., Cheramie, G.M., Hoffman, J., & Henze, E.E.C. (2015). The comparative effectiveness of two addition math fact interventions: Modified incremental rehearsal and cover, copy, compare. Research and Practice in the Schools, 3(1), 58-71. Henze, E.E.C., Jaspers, K., Fasko, S.N. and Wilson, K. (2015). The nature and extent of research on Autism in the school psychology literature. Trainers' Forum, 33(3), 36-56. Jaspers, K.E., Skinner, C.H., Henze, E.E.C., McCane-Boling, S.J., Rowlette, E.F. (2014). Occasioning Behaviors that Cause Learning. In S. G. Little & A. Akin-Little (Eds.), Academic assessment and intervention. New York: Routledge. Huprich, S. K. (in press). Editorial: Psychologists should help curb the wave of U. S. gun violence. Journal of Personality Assessment. Huprich, S. K., Lengu, K., & Evich, C. (in press). Interpersonal problems and their relationship to depression, self-esteem, and malignant self-regard. Journal of Personality Disorders. Huprich, S. K., Nelson, S. M., Paggeot, A., Lengu, K., & Albright, J. (in press). Object relations predicts borderline personality disorder symptoms beyond emotional dysregulation, negative affect, and impulsivity. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. Natoli, A. P., Nelson, S. M., Lengu, K., & Huprich, S. K. (in press). Sensitivity to criticism mediates the relationship between interpersonal problems and state and trait depression. Personality and Mental Health. Porcerelli, J. H., Huth-Bocks, A., Huprich, S. K., & Richardson, L. (2016). Do defensive mechanisms of pregnant mothers predict attachment security, social/emotional competence, and behavioral problems in two year-olds? American Journal of Psychiatry, 173, 138-146. Huprich, S. K., Auerbach, J. A., Porcerelli, J. H., & Bupp, L. L. (2016). Sidney Blatt’s Object Relations Inventory – Assessing parental representations: Past, present, and future research directions. Journal of Personality Assessment, 98, 30-43. Huprich, S. K., Editor. (2015). Personality Disorders: Moving Toward Theoretical and Empirical Integration in Assessment and Diagnosis. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. Huprich, S. K. & Nelson, S. (2015). Advancing the assessment of personality pathology with the Cognitive-Affective Processing System. Journal of Personality Assessment, 97, 467-777. Huprich, S. K., Pouliot, G. S., Nelson, S. M., Pouliot, S. K., Porcerelli, J. H., Cawood, C. D., & Albright, J. J. (2015). Factor structure of the assessment of qualitative and structural dimensions of object representations (AOR) scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 97, 605-615. Lengu, K., Evich, C., Nelson, S., & Huprich, S. K. (2015). Expanding the psychometric properties and utility of the Malignant Self-Regard Questionnaire and construct. Psychiatry Research, 229, 801-808. Bornstein, R. F.& Huprich, S. K. (2015). Prologue: Toward an empirically informed 21st century sychoanalysis: Challenges and opportunities. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 35 (Suppl. 1), 2-4.


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Huprich, S. K., & Bornstein, R. F. (2015). Behind closed doors: Sadomasochistic enactments in psychoanalytic research. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 35 (Suppl. 1), 185-195. Huprich, S. K., & Bornstein, R. F. (2015). Epilogue. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 35 (Suppl. 1), 204-205. Huprich, S. K., Bornstein, R. F., Gazzillo, F., Gordon, R. M., Lingiardi, V., & McWilliams, N. (2015). The Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual and the PDM-2: Opportunities to significantly affect the profession. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 35 (Suppl. 1), 60-73. Huprich, S. K., Paggeot, A., Samuel, D. B. (2015). Comparing Personality Disorder Interview for DSM-IV (PDI-IV) and the SCID-II Borderline Personality Disorder Scales: An item-response theory analysis. Journal of Personality Assessment. 97, 1321. Dillon, L.M., Nowak, N.T., Weisfeld, G.E., Weisfeld, C.C., Shattuck, K.S., ImamoÄ&#x;lu, E.O., Butovskaya, M. & Shen. (2015). Sources of marital conflict in five cultures. Evolutionary Psychology, 13(1): 1-15. Cogan, R., & Porcerelli, J. H. (2016). Psychoanalytic treatment in adults: A longitudinal study of change. London, UK: Routledge. Porcerelli JH, Jones JR (In press). Psychological assessment in integrated care: An overview. In ME Maruish (Ed), Handbook of psychological a in primary care settings, 2nd Edition. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Porcerelli JH, Cogan R, Melchoir K, Jazsinski M, Richardson L, Fowler S, Morris P, Murdoch W. (2016). Convergent validity of the Early Memory Index in two primary care samples. Journal of Personality Assessment, 98(3), 289-297. Porcerelli JH, Huth-Bock A, Huprich SK, Richardson LR. (2016). Defense mechanisms in pregnant mothers predict attachment security, social/emotional competence, and behavioral problems in their toddlers. American Journal of Psychiatry, 173(2), 138146. Porcerelli JH, Hurrell K, Cogan R, Jeffries K, Markova T. (2015) Personality Assessment Screener, Childhood Abuse, and Adult Partner-Violence in African-American Women Using Primary Care. Assessment, 22(6), 749-752. Porcerelli JH, Brennon S, Carty J, Ziadni M, Markova T. (2015) Can Residents Accurately Rate Communication Skills During A Resident OSCE? Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 3, 458-461. Pouliot GS, Huprich SK, Nelson SM, Pouliot SK, Porcerelli JH, Cawood C., Albright, JJ (2015) Factor Structure of the Structural Dimensions of Object Representations Scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 97(6), 605-615. Porcerelli JH, Bornstein, RF, Porcerelli D, Arterbery VE. (2015) The Complex Role of Personality in Cancer Treatment: Impact of Dependency-Detachment on Health Status, Distress, and Physician-Patient Relationship. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 203, 264-268. Stack, M. (2014). Revision of Instructor's Manual for King, Human sexuality today, 8th edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson. Dillon, L.M., Nowak, N.T., Shattuck, K.S., Weisfeld, G.E., Weisfeld, C.C., Imamoglu, E.O., Butovskaya, M., & Shen, J. (2015). When the cat’s away, the spouse will play: A Cross-cultural examination of mate guarding in married couples. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, DOI 10.1556/JEP-D-13-00003. Weisfeld, C.C. & Silveri, A. (2014). A Healthy Respect for Sex Differences, with CVD and PTSD as Cautionary Lessons. In Peter LaFreniere and Glenn Weisfeld (Eds.), Evolutionary Science of Human Behavior: An Interdisciplinary Approach. (pp. 381-412). New York: Linus Learning. Weisfeld, G. & Weisfeld, C.C. (2014). An evolutionary analysis of marriage. In P. LaFreniere and G. Weisfeld (Eds.), Evolutionary Science of Human Behavior: An interdisciplinary approach. (pp. 307-326). New York: Linus Learning. Dillon, L.M., Nowak, N.T., Shattuck, K.S., Weisfeld, G.E., Weisfeld, C.C., Imamoglu, E.O., Butovskaya, M., & Shen, J. (2014). Attractiveness and Spousal Infidelity as Predictors of Sexual Fulfillment without the marriage Partner in Couples from Five


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Cultures. Human Ethology Bulletin, 29(1), 18-38. Faculty Presentations Jones, J., Abell, S. & MacDonald, D. (2015). Levels of religious and spiritual beliefs of academic psychologists. Paper presentation (Div. 36 "Data Blitz") to Div. 36 (Psychology of Religion) at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Abraham, K. M., Beehler, S., Bell, M., & Hunt, M. G. (2015, June). Community psychology and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA): Values, challenges, and opportunities for community psychologists. Round table discussion presented at the 15th Biennial Conference for the Society for Community Research and Action, Lowell, MA. Abraham, K. M., Sata, M. J., Lewis, S. B., Nantais, C. A. F., Flinn, R. E., & Hodge, K. (2015, June). Peer support specialists in the workplace: An application of the empowerment process model. Poster presented at the 15th Biennial Conference for the Society for Community Research and Action, Lowell, MA. Abraham, K. M. (2015, August). Employment Outcomes of VA Compensated Work Therapy: Fiscal Years 2006—2010. In K. M. Abraham & K. Zivin (co-Chairs), Veterans with Mental Health Conditions and Unemployment---Across the Continuum. Symposium conducted at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dauphin, B. (2015). Maintaining a Psychodynamic Focus in a University Setting. Paper presented to the Division 39 Spring Conference, Section V Panel The Disappearance of Psychoanalytic Thinking from the Public Sector: Definite Problems, Possible Solutions, April 24, 2015, San Francisco, CA. Juve, M., Dauphin, B., and Greene, H. (2015). The Heat Is On: Measuring Interest Areas on the Rorschach Using Heat Mapping Techniques. Poster presented to the Society for Personality Assessment. Brooklyn, NY March 5, 2015. Christoff, M., Lotter, H. and Dauphin, B (2015). What’s Love Got To Do With It? The Affect Neuroscience Personality Scales, Need for Affect, and Sexual Desire Inventory. Poster presented to the Society for Personality Assessment. Brooklyn, NY March 6, 2015. Lotter, H., Christoff, M. and Dauphin, B. (2015). Together at Last? Primary Process Affect, Object Representations, and Defensiveness. Poster presented to the Society for Personality Assessment. Brooklyn, NY March 5, 2015. Lotter, H. and Dauphin, B. (2014). Playing With Primary Process, Defenses, and Object Representations. Poster Presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, August 8, Washington, DC. Lalonde, C. and Dauphin, B. (2014). Understanding Secondary Trauma for Psychotherapists: Risk Factors and Moderating Influences. Poster Presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, August 8, Washington, DC. Tepatti, T, & Greene, H. H. (2014). Regional Eye movement Processing of Webpages. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters, Auburn Hills, MI. Henze, E. & Shier, A. (2014). The Effect of Weekly Quizzes for Credit versus No Credit on Student Performance. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Midwestern Psychological Association/Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Chicago, Il. Miller, N.& Henze, E. (2014). Measuring Mental Illness Stigma in an Introductory Psychology Course. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Midwestern Psychological Association/Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Chicago, Il. Golomb, S., Henze, E. & Fasko, S.N. (2014). Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A Training Program’s Answer to a Reluctant Field. Presented at the 2014 conference of the Trainers in School Psychology, Washington, DC. Aspiranti, K.B., McLeary, D.F., McCleary, L., Henze, E.E.C. (2016). Preparing to Transition from the Trenches to the Ivory Tower. Paper presented at 2016 conference of National Association of School Psychologists in New Orleans, LA.


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Hill, E.M., Hunt, L.C., Caputo, V., & Mendonca, A. (2016). Cognitive bias assessment for mice: Sex differences. Animal Behavior Society. Aldhalimi, A. Sen, A., Wright., A. M., Arnetz, J., Hill, E., Jamil., H., Ghosh, S., Stemmer, P.M., Park, P.M., Motishita, M., Ruden, D., & Arnetz, B.B. (2015). Lead Enhances the Effect of Trauma on HPA Axis-Associated Gene Expression. American Psychosomatic Society Conference: 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Savannah, GA (March, 2015). Ikanga, J. & Hill, E.M. (2015). The Association Between the years of Essential Hypertension and Memory: Protective Effect of Cognitive Reserve. International Neuropsychological Society (INS): 43rd Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (February 2015). Comrie, C., Munday, C. & Hill, E. (2016). Modes of communication in supervision and its effect on the self-efficacy of training graduate-level psychologists. Annual Convention of American Psychological Association, Div. 12, Denver, CO, August 2016. Huprich, S. K. (2016, May). Personality pathology in the health care system: Ongoing needs for detection and intervention. Presentation to the Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Huprich, S. K. (2016, March). Depression subtypes: Empirical findings on validity, interactions with gender, personality disorders, treatment outcome, drug-use, and mother-child interaction. Discussant for symposium at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL. Huprich, S. K. (2016, March). Editor’s roundtable symposium. Roundtable discussion presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL. Sohnleitner, A., Nelson, S. & Huprich, S. K. (2016, March). Clinical utility and utilization of DSM personality disorder diagnostic labels. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment. Chicago, IL. Huprich, S. K. (2015, December). Malignant self-regard: A promising new organizing framework for depressive, selfdefeating, masochistic, and vulnerably narcissistic personalities. Grand Rounds presentation, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita, KS. Huprich, S. K. (2015, November). Malignant self-regard: A promising new organizing framework for depressive, selfdefeating, masochistic, and vulnerably narcissistic personalities. Grand Rounds presentation, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northeastern Ohio Medical University, Akron, OH. Huprich, S. K. (2015, October). Malignant self-regard: A promising new organizing framework for depressive, selfdefeating, masochistic, and vulnerably narcissistic personality pathology (S. Huprich, Chair). Invited symposium for the Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, Montreal, Canada. Huprich, S. K. (2015, October). Discussant for symposium Narcissistic personality disorders - A dimensional approach in studies and treatment, (E. Ronningstam, Chair). Symposium presentation at the Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, Montreal, Canada. Nelson, S. M., & Huprich, S. K. (2015, June). The Cognitive-Affective Processing System as an integrative model for understanding personality disorders. Oral presentation for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. Baltimore, MD. Munday, C. and Dauphin, B. (2014). Hidden in Plain Sight: Psychodynamic Training in the World of Accreditation. Presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, August 7, Washington, DC. Hurrell K, Markova T, Cogan R, Porcerelli JH. Personality Assessment Screener, Childhood Abuse, and Adult PartnerViolence: An Urban Primary Care Study of Women. Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY, March 8, 2015. LaLonde C, Cogan R, Markova T, Porcerelli JH. Object Relations Inventory: A Multi-method Validity Study with


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Urban Women Using Primary Care. Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY, March 8, 2015. [1st Place at the Poster Competition] Tamborello A, Murdoch W, Morris P, Richardson L, Porcerelli JH. Predicting “Difficult” Physician-Patient Relationships in a Family Medicine Residency Clinic Presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY, March 6, 2015. Jones J, Porcerelli DJ, Arterbery VE, Porcerelli JH. Object Relations Inventory: A Multi-method Validity Study with Cancer Patients. Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY, March 6, 2015. Porcerelli JH. Invited symposium discussant: Generating clinical insights using the SCORS-G global and individual scales (Stein M – chair). Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY, March 6, 2015. Kamoo R, Porcerelli JH, Dauphin VB, Munday C, Hinrichs J, Kliger P. The PDM Psychodiagnostic Chart (PDC) and defensive mechanisms: A study of convergent validity. Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY, March 6, 2015. Porcerelli JH, Huth-Bocks A, Huprich SK, Richardson L. Pregnant mothers’ defenses predict attachment, social/emotional competence and behavior problems in toddlers. Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY, March 6, 2015. Porcerelli JH, Morgan D. Assessment in Health Psychology Interest Group. Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY, March 6, 2015. Porcerelli, JH. (Invited; Visiting Professor) Training mental health professionals to work collaboratively with primary care physicians: Lessons learned from the other “WSU.” Department of Psychology, Wichita State University, April 7, 2015. Porcerelli, JH. (Invited; Visiting Professor) Integrating behavioral health and primary care. Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Kansas Medical School, April 8, 2015. Porcerelli, JH. (Invited; Paul Gray Visiting Professor) Defense mechanisms: Clinical observation to empirical validation. Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, April 25, 2015. Porcerelli, JH. (Invited; Paul Gray Visiting Professor) Utilizing Prenatal Maternal Defense Mechanisms as Predictors of Attachment Security and Social/ Emotional Competence. Paul Gray Memorial Lecture, Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, April 25, 2015. Porcerelli, JH. (Invited; Paul Gray Visiting Professor) Psychoanalysis of AVPD & Specific Phobia: A Systematic Case Study. Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, April 25, 2015. Porcerelli D, Cogan R, Porcerelli JH. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and self/other representations in urban women. Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL, March 10, 2016. Andare T, Christoff M, Richardson L, Porcerelli JH. Patient relatedness and medical encounter ratings in primary care. Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL, March 11, 2016. King E, Jones J, Melnyk K, Porcerelli JH. Psychological assessment in primary care: What does it look like and who does it? Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL, March 10, 2016. Morris R, King E., Porcerelli JH. Early memories and their relationship to psychopathology, abuse, physical health, and doctor-patient relationships in primary care. Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL, March 10, 2016. Porcerelli JH, Morgan D. (Co-chairs) Health psychology assessment interest group. Annual Convention of the of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY, March 6, 2015.


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Porcerelli JH (Chair), Dauphin VB. Assessing Level of Personality Organization with the Psychodynamic Checklist for PDM2. Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL, March 12, 2016. Ziadni M, Carty J, Doherty H, Lumley M, Porcerelli J, Rapport L, & Schubiner H. Intensive stress and emotion interview for primary care patients with medically unexplained pain disorders: A Randomized Trial. Annual Meeting of the American Pain Society, Austin TX, May 2016 Zhong, X., Archey, D., Slowik, L., Zarkowski, P., Zimmerman-Oster, K., & Todoroff, R. (2016). An Assessment of the Challenges of STEM Women Faculty in an Urban Predominantly Undergraduate University. Poster presented at the University of Detroit Mercy 11th Annual Celebration of Scholarly Achievement. Zhong, X., Slowik, L.H., Archey, D. Zimmerman-Oster, K., & Anderson, D. (2016). Faculty views of Tenure Policies: An Empirical Investigation. Poster presented at the Association for Women in Science ADVANCE/GSE Program Workshop, Baltimore, MD, May 2016. Slowik, L.H., Zhong, X.,Archey, D., Zimmerman-Oster, K., & Anderson, D. (2016)Social Support as a Buffer Against Work-Interference with Family(WIF). Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL May 2016. Dykhuis, K.E., Miller, L.R., Slowik, L.H., Bryce, K., Hyde-Nolan, M.E. & Eshelman, A. (2016). A New Measure of Math Literacy: Brief Medical Numbers Test (BMNT). Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL, May 2016. Tamborello, T. & Slowik, L.H. (2016). Ego Identity and Its Utility in Exercise Research (2016). Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL, May 2016.Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL, March 12, 2016. Zhong, X., Slowik, L., Archey, D., Zarkowski, P., Zimmerman-Oster, K., & Todoroff, R. (March 2015) Barriers for women in STEM in the Academy: A case study. Presentation to Michigan Association for Higher Education conference, Grand Rapids, MI. Zhong, X., Slowik, L., Archey, D., Zarkowski, P., Zimmerman-Oster, K., & Todoroff, R. (2015) Assessment of the challenges of STEM women faculty in an urban predominantly undergraduate university. Presentation to May 2015 Association for Women In Science Conference Slowik, L.H., Cabanilla-Jacobs, L. & Smith-Vaughan, A.(2015). Dental anxiety, periodontal patients, and their shame/embarrassment. Poster presented at the 2015 Celebration of Scholarly Achievement, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI. Stack, M. (2016, July) Psychological evaluations of adolescent offenders. Invited presentation for the Juvenile Lifers' Project, at the University of Michigan Law School. Shattuck, K.S., Weisfeld, C.C., & Weisfeld, G.E. (2015). Similarities and differences between heterosexual and homosexual couples based on MARQ data. Paper presented at the Summer Institute of the International Society for Human Ethology, Athens, Greece, May 2015. DeLecce, T., Weisfeld, G.E., & Weisfeld, C.C. (2015). Evolutionary explanations for sex differences and similarities in how non-marital breakups are experienced. Paper presented at the Summer Institute of the International Society for Human Ethology, Athens, Greece, May 2015. Weisfeld, C.C., & Weisfeld, G.E. (2015). Owen Aldis: His legacy and his work. Paper presented at the Summer Institute of the International Society for Human Ethology, Athens, Greece, May 2015. DeLecce, T., Shattuck, K., Weisfeld, C.C. & Stack, M. (2014). Sex Differences in Married Couples’ Nonverbal Behavior as a Function of Marital Dynamics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Belem, Brazil, August 2014.


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Shattuck, K.S., Weisfeld, C.C., Weisfeld, G.E., & Stack, M. (2014). Experimenter effect in observational studies: Does experimenter gender affect mate guardingbehavior? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Belem, Brazil, August 2014. Zimmerman-Oster, K., Passino, B., Brown, R. (2016). Students Perceptions of Drug Use - Quantitative Results of the Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth and Qualitative Results from Youth Focus Groups, Presentation, May, 2016, Chippewa Coalition for Youth and Families monthly meeting. Zimmerman-Oster, K., Passino, B., Brown, R. (2016). Students Perceptions of Drug Use - Quantitative Results of the Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth and Qualitative Results from Youth Focus Groups, Presentation, March, 2016, Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force monthly meeting. Zimmerman-Oster, K., Passino, B., Brown, R. (2016). Students and Staff Perceptions of After School Programing Outcomes, Qualitative Results from Youth, Staff, and Teacher Surveys and Focus Groups, Presentation, April, 2016, Hamtramck Public Schools - HOPE Program.

Faculty F lt News N Libby Balter Blume, Ph.D., professor of psychology from the College of Liberal Arts and Education, received the Faculty Excellence Award in November. This prestigious honor is given to a faculty member who demonstrates excellence as a teacher and scholar and places this person among the most outstanding faculty members at the University. The Journal Citation Report, which includes the impact factor and subject category rankings for all indexed journals, was released by Thomson Reuters this summer. This was the first year that Journal of Family Theory & Review (JFTR), edited by Dr. Blume, was eligible for inclusion since its founding in 2009. JFTR received a 2-year impact factor of 1.829 and was ranked 10/43 in Family Studies, only one rank behind the prestigious Journal of Marriage and Family. Barry Dauphin, Ph.D. ABPP, received board certification for Psychoanalysis in Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) on April 8, 2016. Cheryl Munday, Ph.D. was promoted to Professor of Psychology on May 2, 2016. John Porcerelli, Ph.D., ABPP became a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Linda Slowik, Ph.D., Psychology Department Chair, hosted a Christmas party. A fun time for all!


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Doctoral Students Present Research Carter Comrie, MA, presents Modes of Communication in Supervision and Its Effect on the Self-Efficacy of Training Psychologists at the 2016 Annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Denver, CO. Co-authors are Cheryl Munday, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Hill, Ph.D.

Theresa Andare, MA presents Patient Relatedness and Medical Encounter Ratings in Primary Care at the 2016 Society of Personality Assessment Conference in Chicago, IL. Co-authors are Maria Christoff, MA, Laura Richardson, PhD, and John H. Porcerelli, PhD

Mellisa Boyle, MS presents Put on a Happy Face: Eye Movement Processes During an Emotion Recognition Task for Human Faces at the 2016 Annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Denver, CO. Co-authors are Mindee Juve, MA, Ellen Day, MA, Barry Dauphin, PhD, Cheryl Munday, PhD, and Harold Greene, PhD.

Ellen Day, MA presents Emotions at a Glance: Gender Differences in the Perception of Facial Emotions at the 2016 Annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Denver, CO. Co-authors are Mellisa Boyle, MS, Mindee Juve, MA, Barry Dauphin, PhD, Cheryl Munday, PhD, and Harold Greene, PhD.

Rebecca Morris, MA presents Early Memories and Their Relationship to Psychopathology, Abuse, Health, and Doctor-Patient Relationships: A Primary Care Study at the 2016 Society of Personality Assessment Conference in Chicago, IL. Coauthors are Eleanor King and John Porcerelli, PhD.

Daniel Porcerelli presents PTSD & Self-Other Representations in Urban Women: A Multi-Narrative Study at the 2016 Society of Personality Assessment Conference in Chicago, IL. Co authors are Rosemary Cogan, PhD and John Porcerelli, PhD.

Latoya Taylor, MA received Honorable Mention for the 2016 American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program. Honorable Mention distinguishes her as an outstanding candidate with great potential as a future psychologist.


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Donating to the Pamela J Hartmann, PhD Professional Development Fund

UDM accepts donations that can directly assist the mission of the PhD Clinical Psychology Program. If you would like to make a donation to assist students to present their scholarly work to professional conferences and conventions, you can donate online at https://community.udmercy.edu/donate/. From the drop down menu, select the designation as “College of Liberal Arts and Education” and type “Pamela J Hartmann, PhD Professional Development Fund” in the comments box. This is illustrated in the picture above. You can also donate via check by writing the donation to the College of Liberal Arts and Education as the payee and include Pamela J Hartmann, PhD Professional Development Fund on the subject line. (see above). Donations will be used to support dissertation research, student travel to conferences for presentation of research, program receptions and other activities to support student progress in the program.

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Alumni News We would like to provide a forum for alumni to let the Doctoral Program community know what you’re doing. If you’d like to let us know what professional activities you have been involved with and to share pertinent information with your colleagues, then go to the link below: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/990255/3272906f1cad If you know of any alumni who did not receive a copy of the newsletter, please feel free to forward a copy to them and encourage them to get in touch with us, so that we can update the alumni database.

The UDM doctoral program in clinical psychology is based on a practice-oriented scientist-practitioner model and its application to clinical practice resting upon a broad-based theoretical perspective with significant emphasis on a psychoanalytic viewpoint, including both classical and contemporary approaches.

University of Detroit Mercy Doctoral Psychology Program Barry Dauphin, Ph.D., ABPP Director of Clinical Training 248 Reno Hall 4001 W. McNichols Rd. Detroit, MI 48221

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