Learn about the accomplishments of Derner Institute faculty.

Faculty Honors and Awards

Denise Hien
Principal Investigator, Derner Hempstead Training Clinic and Outcomes (Co-PI: Jonathan Jackson), FAR Fund, Total Direct and Indirect Costs $153,000. (2016-2019).

Principal Investigator, Translational Research Training in Addictions at City College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (TRACC) (Co-PI’s: Frances R. Levin, Robert Melara, Lesia Ruglass, Mauricio Trevisan), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), R25, Total Direct and Indirect Costs $2 Million. (2013-2018).

Co-Investigator, TREND Partnership: Tobacco Research and Education to Eliminate Disparities (PI: Christine Sheffer), National Cancer Institute, P20, Total Direct and Indirect Costs $4.5 Million. (2014-2019).

Chris Muran
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Program Chair, International Society for Psychotherapy Research.

President, International Society for Psychotherapy Research.

Publications and Presentations

Barber, J. P. (2016, July). What do we know about the status of psychodynamic therapy in 2016. Invited address at the International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan.

Barber, J. P. (2016, July). The role of the therapeutic alliance and techniques in psychotherapy: A research update. In S. Iwakabe (Chair), Healing relationship in psychotherapy: Attachment, the alliance and transformation. Symposium conducted at the International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan

Boccio, D. E. (2015). A school-based suicide risk assessment protocol. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 31, 31-62.

Boccio, D. E., & Klose, L. M. (2016, February). Using professional skills to prevent and resist inappropriate administrative pressure. Special session presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

Boccio, D. E., Weisz, G., & Lefkowitz, R. (2016). Administrative pressure to practice unethically and burnout within the profession of school psychology. Psychology in the Schools, 53(6), 649-672.

Boccio, D. E., Weisz, G., Lefkowitz, R., Connolly, J., & Perri, A. (2016, February). Administrative pressure to practice unethically and burnout among school psychologists. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

Bornstein, R. F. (2016). Freud’s psychosexual stage theory of personality. In H. L. Miller (Ed.), Sage encyclopedia of theory in psychology (pp. 338-339). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Bornstein, R. F. (2016). Interpersonal dependency. In V. Zeigler-Hill & D. K. Marcus (Eds.), The dark side of personality (pp. 341-359). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Bornstein, R. F. (2016, August). On mindfulness, multi-method assessment, and test score integration. Address given at the 124th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Bornstein, R. F. (2016). Personality traits and dynamics. In J. C. Norcross, G. R. VandenBos, & D. K. Freedheim (Eds.). APA handbook of clinical psychology, volume III (pp. 81-101). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Bornstein, R. F. (2016). Toward a firmer foundation for ICD-11: On the conceptualization and assessment of personality pathology. Personality and Mental Health, 10, 123-126.

Bornstein, R. F., & McLeod, B. A. (2016). Beyond biology: Sex, gender, and personality disorders. In V. M. Bra- bender & J. L. Mihura (Eds.), Handbook of gender and sexuality in psychological assessment (pp. 211-232). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Castonguay, L. G., & Muran, J. C. (Eds.). (2016). Practice-oriented research in psychotherapy: Building partnerships  between clinicians and researchers. Oxford, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Chapman, S. R., & McClure, M. J. (2016). Autonomy and the bigger picture: Motivation and cognition in romantic relationships. Annual Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Cruz, M. D., Predescu, I., Ahmad, M., Paramtmuni, S., Springer, C., & Belizie, L. (2016, May). Prevalence and correlates of pseudobulbar affect symptoms in urban setting nursing home residents with dementia. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of  the American Psychiatric Association, Atlanta, GA.

Doran, J., Safran, J. D., & Muran, J. C. (2016). The alliance negotiation scale: A psychometric investigation. Psychological Assessment, 28(8), 885-897.

Fallig, R., McCarthy, K. S., Chambless, D., Milrod, B., & Barber, J. P. (2016, June). Change in patients’ expectations in psychotherapy and correlations with therapist interventions. Talk presented at the 47th International Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Jerusalem, Israel.

Fertuck, E., Tsoi, F., Grinband, J., Ruglass, L. R., Melara, R., & Hien, D. A. (in press, online 27 January 2016). Facial trustworthiness perception elevated in individuals with PTSD compared to trauma exposed controls. Psychiatric Research. DOI:10.1016/j.psychres.2016.01.056

Fiori, K. L., & Huxhold, O. (2015, November). Educational and regional context interact to shape social development across the second half of life. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL.

Fiori, K. L., Rauer, A. J., Birditt, K. S., Brown, E., Jager, J., & Orbuch, T. (2016). Social network typologies of black and white married couples in midlife. Journal of  Marriage and Family. DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12330

Gilbert, L., Raj, A., Hien, D. A., Stockman, J., Terlikabayeva, A., & Wyatt, G. (2015). Targeting the SAVA (substance abuse, violence and AIDS) syndemic among women and girls: A global review of epidemiology and integrated interventions. Journal of  Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 69(Suppl 2), S118-27. DOI:10.1097/qai.0000000000000626

Hien, D. A. (2016, June). Concurrent treatment with prolonged exposure for co-occurring PTSD and SUD: A randomized clinical trial. In B. Madras & L. Rieb (Chairs), What’s hot: CPDD media forum. Symposium presented at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA.

Hien, D. A. (2015, November). Does targeting PTSD with combination therapy improve alcohol use outcomes? In T. Ehring (Chair), Innovations in treatments for PTSD and substance use disorders. Symposium presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Hien, D. A. (2016, May). Keynote Address, Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.

Hien, D. A. (2015, November). Treatments for PTSD and SUD: Maximizing limits of clinical trials. In J. Flanagan (Chair), Novel treatments for PTSD and SUD. Symposium presented at the 49th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Hien, D. A. (2016, May). What’s new in the pipeline: Advancing treatments for PTSD and substance abuse. Addictions 2016, McLean Hospital Division on Substance Abuse, Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, Boston, MA.

Hien, D. A., Campbell, A. N., Ruglass, L. M., Saavedra, L., Matthews, A., Kiriakos, G., & Morgan-Lopez, A. (2015). Maximizing effectiveness trials in PTSD and SUD through secondary analyses: The National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network “Women and Trauma” study as a case example. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 56, 23-33. DOI:10.1016/j.jsat.2015.04.001

Hilsenroth, M. (2016, June). Psychodynamic technique related to outcome for depressed patients. Presented at the Department of Psychiatry, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY.

Hilsenroth, M. (2016, June). Some effective strategies for the psychodynamic supervision of technique. Presented at the 12th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision, Garden City, NY.

Hilsenroth, M., Mayotte-Blum, J., Kuutmann, K., & Capps, K. (in press, 2016). Therapeutic immediacy: If your tears could speak…what would they say? In A. Blume-Marcovici (Ed.), When therapists cry: Reflections on therapists’ tears in therapy. Oxford, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Josephs, L. (2016). A dialectical approach to the treatment of sexual disgust: Reply to commentaries by Blechner, Nathan, and Willock. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 26, 454–459.

Josephs, L. (2016). Treating oedipal disgust: When one person’s delight is the other’s disgust. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 26, 410-426.

Kane, F. A., & Bornstein, R. F. (2016). Beyond passivity: Dependency as a risk factor for intimate partner violence. Personality and Mental Health, 10, 12-21.

Keefe, J. R., Phillips, A., Barber, J. P., Chambless, D., Busch, F. N., & Milrod, B. (2016, June). Therapist panic focus and intensity of interpretation in predicting panic symptom outcomes and mediators of panic change in Panic-Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Talk presented at the 47th International Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Jerusalem, Israel.

Killeen, T., Brewerton, T. D., Campbell, A., Cohen, L. R., & Hien, D. A. (2015). Exploring the relationship between eating disorder symptoms and substance use severity in women with comorbid PTSD and substance use disorders. The American Journal of  Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 41(6), 547-552.

McClure, M. J., Xu, J. H., & Shrout, P. E. (2016). The what and the why: A bottom-up approach to understanding the costs of support receipt. Presented in K. S. Zee & M. J. McClure (Chairs), Maximizing social support’s benefits: The who, when, what, why and wow. Biennial Research Conference of the International Association for Relationships Research, Toronto, ON, Canada.

McClure, M. J., Xu, J. H., Shrout, P. E., & Bolger, N. (2015). Examining cognitive and affective reactions to re- ceived support in daily life. Presented in D. R. Marigold (Chair), Reconciling the costs and benefits of  enacted social support: When, why, and for whom does receiving support lead to negative outcomes? Annual Conference of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Denver, CO.

Mendelsohn, R. (in press). Review of the book Couple dynamics: Psychoanalytic perspectives in work with the individual, the couple, and the group, by A. Novakovic (Ed.). International Journal of  Group Psychotherapy.

Muran, J. C., & Safran, J. D. (2016). Therapeutic alliance ruptures. In A. E. Wenzel (Ed.), Sage encyclopedia of abnormal and clinical psychology. New York, NY: Sage.

Najavits, L., Hyman, S. M., Ruglass, L. M., Hien, D. A., & Read, J. (in press). Substance abuse and trauma. In L. Najavits & S. Hyman (Eds.), American Psychological Association handbook of trauma psychology. New York, NY: American Psychological Association Press.

Newirth, J. (2016). A Kleinian perspective on dissociation and trauma: Miscarriages in symbolization. In E. Howell & S. Itskowitz (Eds.), The dissociative mind in psychoanalysis (107-117). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor and Francis.

Newirth, J. (2016). Frankenstein, spellbound and world war z: Evolving concepts of the unconscious. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 33(Suppl. 1), S75-S89.

Newirth, J. (2016, April). Introduction. In J. Newirth (Organizer and chair), Psychotic anxieties and containment: Transformational processes in psychoanalysis and supervision. Panel presented at the Annual Spring Meeting of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

Published Fall 2016 in Day Residue, the Derner Institute Doctoral Student Newsletter

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