Accomplishments: Department of Psychology

January 11, 2021
Christopher Kearney (Psychology) published several articles to begin 2021. The first, “A Multi-tiered Systems of Support Blueprint for Re-opening Schools Following COVID-19 Shutdown,” was published in Children and Youth Services Review. This article provides a roadmap for school officials to address major domains of student functioning (adjustment, traumatic stress, academic status, health and safety) across tiers of support (universal, targeted, intensive) as they re-open physical learning...
December 17, 2020
Brenna Renn (Psychology) published the manuscript "Modernizing Training in Psychotherapy Competencies With Adaptive Learning Systems: Proof of Concept" in the journal Research on Social Work Practice. She worked alongside colleagues from the University of Washington departments of computer science and engineering, social work, and psychiatry and behavioral sciences to develop and test an intelligent tutoring system (ITS) as a classroom adjunct to improve training in common elements of brief...
December 9, 2020
James M. Hyman  (Psychology) presented recent work from his lab for the colloquium series at the University of Toronto department of psychology. "How Context, Memory, and Neurodegeneration Affect ACC-hippocampal Interactions" was his topic.    
November 18, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) presented his work, Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, at the virtual Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling ENGAGE conference. His talk focused on using mindfulness-based relapse prevention for the treatment of gambling disorder in United States veterans.
November 16, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) presented his work, Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder in ICD-11: Clinical Considerations and Future Directions, as part of a symposium, Clinical Features of Behavioral Addictions, at the virtual annual International Society of Addiction Medicine and Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine conference.  
November 13, 2020
Annika Roseen (Psychology) was named the new Mx. Native UNLV! She is a psychology major and neuroscience minor passionate about mental wellness and indigenous mental health.  The Mx. Native UNLV Pageant was created by the UNLV Native American Student Association (NASA) to provide a platform for Indigenous leaders to enact meaningful change and advocate for issues that are important to them. Prior to 2020, the pageant was called “Miss Native UNLV Pageant.” NASA is moving in a direction that is...
November 6, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) along with Researchers at Northeastern University (Arielle A. J. Scoglio Alisa Lincoln, and Beth E. Molnar) and recently published a paper "Chipped or Whole? Listening to Survivors’ Experiences With Disclosure Following Sexual Violence" in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. This study used data from nine focus groups with 45 survivors to explore the impact of initial disclosure reactions on recovery, from the survivors’ perspectives. Constant comparative analysis...
November 5, 2020
Brenna Renn (Psychology), along with colleagues at the Univeristy of Washington School of Medicine, recently published the discussion piece Making Psychotherapy Available in the United States: Implementation Challenges and Solutions in Psychiatric Services (published by the American Psychiatric Association). Although more than 50% of those with common mental disorders voice a preference for including psychotherapy in their mental health care, substantial gaps exist in the receipt and quality of...
November 4, 2020
Aldo Barrita, Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt, Marvin Fuentes, and Lianelys Cabrera-Martinez (all Psychology) presented a poster summarizing a systematic review of the literature on microaggressions impacting Latinx communities at the 2020 conference for the National Latinx Psychological Association.
November 2, 2020
Aldo Barrita (Psychology) was a recipient of the President Citation at the 2020 conference for the National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA). This honor is awarded to individuals or groups who have been selected by NLPA’s president for their efforts to advance NLPA’s mission and outstanding service to the association. He also was co-chair at the conference for a roundtable and a research symposium discussion of gender diversity and barriers for trans and gender-expansive individuals...
October 29, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and researchers at Northeastern University, Arielle Scoglio, John Griffith, Alisa Lincoln, and Beth E. Molnar, presented a paper, Social Support over Time for Men and Women Veterans with and without Complex Trauma Histories, investigating the patterns of social support over time for men and women post-9/11 combat veterans in relation to trauma history and gender at the (virtual) American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo. 
October 26, 2020
Patricia Heisser Metoyer (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies and Psychology) has been selected to participate in the Television and Motion Picture Academy's Faculty Seminar this month. She will be participating in the virtual Connecting the Classroom with the Television Industry conference along with media educators and professionals nationwide. The event also will include one of the Television Academy Foundation's signature The Power of TV events, which will focus on the...