October 2014

An outlier during our reaction time experiment in India?

 

Cosmology and Conscienciousness Conference III Handbill

 

 

 

 

PERL Labbies, Dr. Fresco and Kathrine Shepherd arrive in Dharamsala, India to begin teaching In the Sager Science Leadership Workshop (28-30 October 2014) and the Cosmology and Consciousness Conference III (3-5 November 2014)

 

 

 

Recent publications from PERL Labbies:

Hoge, E.A., Bui, E., Goetter, E., Robinaugh, D.J., Ojserkis, R.A., Fresco, D.M., Simon, N. (in press). Change in Decentering Mediates Improvement in Anxiety in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Cognitive Therapy and Research, NIHMSID # 635177

 

Serenity Study website coming soon!

 

September 2014

Dr. Fresco (Co-I) joins Dr. Shirley Moore (PI) in being awarded a 5-year, NIH-NINR, $2.35M center grant (1P30NR015326) to conduct a project entitled, "SMART Center II: Brain-Behavior Connections in Self-Management Science"

 

 

 

 

Recent publications from PERL Labbies:

Mennin, D. S., & Fresco, D. M. (in press). Advancing Emotion Regulation Perspectives on Psychopathology: The Challenge of Distress Disorders. Psychological Inquiry.

 

Kent State and University of Pennsylvania Receive $3.6 Million to Study Meditation Effects on Blood Pressure

 

Thanks, Congressman Tim Ryan, for your support and interest in our NIH funded project!

 

 

August 2014

Drs. Fresco and Hughes (KSU) along with Dr. Jeffrey Greeson (UPENN) have been a awarded a 5-year, $3.6M NIH-NHLBI grant (1R01HL119977-01A1) to conduct a project entitled, "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for High Blood Pressure: A Two-Site RCT"

 

 

 

July 2014

Dr. Fresco and PERL labbie, Kathrine Shepherd will be traveling to Dharamsala, India in October to serve as faculty in the Science for Monks program, which has been established to introduce Western science to Tibetan Buddhist monastics and meld Tibetan Buddhism with science.

 

 

 

June 2014

The KENL and PERL labs welcome Dr. Joshua Pollock as our postdoctora associate. Josh will assist KENL and PERL faculty in conducting EEG and fMRI projects as well as participate in the development of extramural grant applications.

 

 

February 2014

Recent publications from PERL Labbies:

*Moore, M. T., *Anderson, N. L., *Barnes, J. M., *Haigh, E. A. P., & Fresco, D. M. (2014).Using the GAD-Q-IV to identify generalized anxiety disorder in psychiatric treatment seeking and primary care medical samples. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28(1):25-30. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2013.10.009

Fresco, D. M., Mennin, D. S., *Moore, M. T., Heimberg, R. G., & Hambrick, J. (2014).Changes in explanatory flexibility among individuals with generalized anxiety disorder in an emotion evocation challenge. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38, 416-427. doi:10.1007/s10608-014-9601-4h.

*Moore, M. T., Fresco, D. M., Segal, Z. V., & Brown, T. in. (2014).Factor analysis of the Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (DAS) in a treatment-seeking sample. Assessment, 21, 570 - 579 doi: 10.1177/1073191114524272.

January 2014

Congratulations to PERL Labbie alumnus, Mike Moore, on accepting a tenure track position in the Department of Psychology, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY!

 

 

December 2013

Congratulations to PERL Labbie, Kathrine Shepherd for receiving a Francisco J. Varela Award from the Mind & Life Institute to help conduct a project entitled,“Examining the relationship of meditation experience to the neural correlates of spontaneous emotion regulation.“

Dr. Fresco, and his colleagues Dr. William Kalkhoff (Sociology) and Dr. Robert Clements (Biology) received a grant award to fund a postdoctoral fellow for two years for a project entitled, "Basic, translational and clinical aspects of normative and disordered biobehavioral functioning: An interdisciplinary consortium in the new Kent State Neuroimaging Laboratory."

 

October 2013

Kent State Research Finds Meditation Effective in Reducing Blood Pressure

 

Dr. Fresco becomes an Associate Editor of Cognitive Therapy and Research.

 

August 2013

Congratulations and best wishes to Emily Haigh on her first semester as an Assistant Professor!

 

 

Recent publications from PERL Labbies:

Hughes, J. W., Fresco, D. M., Myerscough, R., van Dulmen, M., Carlson, L. E., Josephson, R. (2013). Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for Prehypertension. Psychosomatic Medicine, 75(8), 721–728. doi:10.1097/PSY.0b013e3182a3e4e5

Mennin, D. S., & Fresco, D. M. (2013). What, Me Worry and Ruminate About DSM-5 and RDoC? The Importance of Targeting Negative Self-Referential Processing. Clinical Psychology Science and Practice, 20(3), 258–267.

 

 

July 2013

Congrats to Shauna Clen for successfully defending her dissertation, entitled "Association of meta-cognitive reactions to negative emotions to anxiety and depressive pathology."

Dr. Fresco was appointed to a second term as Associate Editor the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

 

June 2013


PERL Lab attends the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute in Garrison, NY, USA.

Eyes open shamatha practice
Photo courtesy of Dave Vago

Ceiling of the Meditation Hall at the Garrison Institute

Shamatha Practice
Photo courtesy of Dave Vago

Pontificating along the banks of the Hudson River
Photo courtesy of Alyssa Barba

Tsoknyi Rinpoche & Roshi Joan Halifax
Photo courtesy of Dave Vago
Rock Cairn

 

 

April 2013

Dr. Fresco was interviewed for a story on healthy ways to respond to stress at Prevention.com

 

 

February 2013

The PERL Lab is proud of Shauna Clen, who will start a post doctoral fellowship at the Maine VAMC, helping to reduce the suffering of veterans with PTSD.

 

Emotion Regulation Therapy progression of emotion regulation strategies with increasing elaboration

 

 

Recent publications from PERL Labbies:

*Moore, M. T. & Fresco, D. M. (2012). Depressive Realism: A Meta-Analytic Review. Clinical Psychology Review. 32(6), 1–14. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2012.05.004

Fresco, D. M., Mennin, D. S., Heimberg, R. G., & Ritter, M. R. (2013). Emotion Regulation Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 20, 282-300.

Fresco, D. M. (2013). Tending the garden and harvesting the fruits of behavior therapy. Behavior Therapy, 44, 177-179

Mennin, D. S., Ellard, K. K., Fresco, D. M., & Gross, J. J. (2013). United We Stand: Emphasizing commonalities of cognitive-behavioral therapies within a broadening field of intervention science. Behavior Therapy, 44, 234-248.

Mennin, D. S. & Fresco, D. M. (in press). Emotion Regulation Therapy. In J. J. Gross (Ed.) Handbook of Emotion Regulation, 2nd Ed. New York: Guilford Press. 

Michl, L., McLaughlin, K., *Shepherd, K., Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (in press). Rumination as a Mechanism linking Stressful Life Events to Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety: Longitudinal Evidence in Early Adolescents and Adults. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

 

January 2013

 

An Emotion Regulation-Based Approach for Treating General Anxiety and Co-Occuring Major Depressive Disorder from CWRU Psychiatry on Vimeo.

 

October 2012

PERL Lab attends the Mind and Life XXV at Rockefeller University, New York,NY, USA

 

 

Matthieu Ricard

HHDL

HHDL
HHDL wit Thupten Jinpha

 

Septmember 2012

 

Congratulations and best wishes to Mike Moore on his first semester as an Assistant Professor!
We are proud of former KSU student and PERL labbie, Michael Armey who has received R01 funding from NIMH to study the relationship of emotional reactivity to suicide.

 

 

 

 

 

June 2012


PERL Lab attends the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute in Garrison, NY, USA.

Rock cairn showing the way.

Teaching from Matthieu Ricard.
Photo courtesy of Dave Vago.

An invitation to walk with "quiet eyes" from our teacher and collaborator, Sharon Salzberg.

Hike in search of yeti?
Photo courtesy of Dev Hashish.
PERL Labbie, Kathrine Shepherd presenting her research.
Photo courtesy of Dev Hashish.
PERL labbies and alumni at the Garrison Institute
Photo courtesy of Dev Hashish.

 

 

 

May 2012

Dr. Fresco and the PERL Lab received a College of Arts and Science Research Incentive Award to conduct a neuroimaging project entitled "Dissociative neural markers of anxious depression." This project is collaboration with Anthony Jack, Joseph Calabrese, and the Case Center for Imaging Research.

 

April 2012

Dr. Fresco and his fellow panelists following their presentation at the International Symposia Contemplative Studies, Denver, CO. Pictured are DMF, Elizabeth Hoge, Sharon Salzberg, and MacAndrew Jack (missing: David Vago). Also, got in a day of skiing at Arapahoe Basin.

 

 

 

 

March 2012

Apparently, President Obama stopped by the PERL website.Thought he used Macs and iPads.

 

Dr. Fresco meets with Donna Karan and the Urban Zen team in Kent, OH.

 

 

 

February 2012

PERL Lab takes a "field trip" to University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center for training on their Philips 3.0T fMRI scanner as we prepare for an upcoming neuroimaging study.

 

January 2012

The PERL Lab is proud of Michael Moore, who will begin as a tenure track, Assistant Professor, in the Department of Psychology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS.

December 2011

Dr. Fresco becomes an Associate Editor the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Congrats to Shauna Clen, the latest doctoral candidate in the PERL Lab, who successfully defended her dissertation prospectus entitled, "Association of Meta-Cognitive Reactions to Negative Emotions to Anxiety and Depressive Pathology."

November 2011

Dr. Fresco and his colleage Dr. Douglas Mennin, were honored to deliver one of the inaugural spotlight presentations at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Toronto. Here is a video recording of the talk. Slides available to download at the ERT site.

 

Congrats to Effie Linardatos, the latest minted PhD from the PERL Lab, who successfully defended the final oral examination for her dissertation entitled, "Facial Emotion Recognition in Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Depression: Assessing for Unique and Common Responses to Emotions and Neutrality."

October 2011

Emotion Regulation Therapy .com

EmotionRegulationTherapy .com goes live!

 

 

 

June 2011

PERL Lab attends the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute in Garrison, NY, USA.

The view from the Garrison Institute

Jessica Flynn and I with our teacher and collaborator, Sharon Salzberg.
Photo courtesy of Dev Ashish.

Day of Noble Silence. Can you spot the PERL Labbies?
Photo courtesy of Dave Vago.
Too Many Dave's?
With friend and colleague, Dave Vago.
Spot the labbies?
Photo courtesy of Dave Vago.

 

 

More photos from the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute in Garrison, NY, USA.

With Jessica Flynn on the banks of the Hudson River. Photo courtesy of Dev Ashish.

 

 

June 2011

Dr. Fresco was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor In the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA.

March 2011

This Fall, Effie Linardatos will begin a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA.

This Fall, Britt Lamoureux will begin a postdoctoral fellowship at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC, Cleveland, OH, USA.

January 2011

Dr. Fresco was interviewed for a story that appeared in the LA Times on the benefits of mindfulness meditation.

December 2010

Congrats to Jessica Flynn, who was selected for a Francisco J. Varela Research Award from the Mind and Life Institute, which provides funding to help her conduct a project entitled "Effects of Training in Loving‐Kindness Meditation on Underlying Approach and Avoidance Motivations." This project is being conducted in collaboration with Wil Cunningham and Sharon Salzberg.

November 2010

Congrats to Britt Lamoureux for successfully defending her dissertation, entitled "Predictors of Psychological Well-Being in Inner-City Women: Examining Trajectories of Resistance, Resilience, and Distress."

Dr. Fresco and the PERL Lab received pilot funding from the Initiative for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) entitled "Neural correlates of approach and avoidance motivations in generalized anxiety disorder." This project is being conducted in collaboration with Wil Cunningham and Doug Mennin.

October 2010

At the Mindfulness Working Group Meeting, at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, Madison, WI, US

September 2010

Newest publication from PERL labbies, alumni, and extended family.

*Haigh, E.A.P, *Moore, M. T., Kashdan, T. B., & Fresco, D. M. (in press). Examination of the Factor Structure and Concurrent Validity of the Langer Mindfulness/Mindlessness Scale, Assessment.

May 2010

Dr. Fresco was selected to join the Mind and Life Fellows Program as a scientific advisor to the Mind and Life Institute.

Congrats to Jessica Flynn, who received a prestigious merit-based dissertation fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

 

April 2010

Dr. Fresco and the PERL Lab received a research incentive grant from the Ohio Board of Regents entitled "Biological correlates of emotional processing in generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder."

 

This Fall, Nina Rytwinski will start a post doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA (with Norah C. Feeny, Ph.D.)

 

 

February 2010

This summer, Effie Linardatos will begin her clinical internship at the Minneapolis VAMC, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

This summer, Britt Lamoureux will begin her clinical internship at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC, Cleveland, OH, USA.

 

December 2009

Recent publications from PERL labbies, alumni, and extended family.

*Armey, M.F., *Moore, M. T., Fresco, D. M., Mennin, D. S., Turk, C. L., & Heimberg, R. G., Spasojevic, J, & Alloy, L. B. (2009). Brooding and Pondering: Isolating the active ingredients of depressive rumination with confirmatory factor analysis. Assessment, 16, 315-327.

Aldao, A., Mennin, D. S., *Linardatos, E., & Fresco, D. M. (in press). Differential patterns of physical symptoms and subjective processes in generalized anxiety disorder and unipolar depression. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.

*Clen, S.L., Mennin, D. S., & Fresco, D. M. (in press). Emotional Distress Tolerance and Major Depressive Disorder. In M. J. Zvolensky, A. Bernstein, & A.A. Vujanovic (Eds.), Distress tolerance: Theory, research and clinical applications.

*Lamoureux, B. E.,* Linardatos, E., Fresco, D. M., Bartko, D., Logue, E., & Milo, L. (in press). Using the QIDS-SR16 to identify Major Depressive Disorder in primary care medical patients. Behavior Therapy.

Fresco, D. M., *Flynn, J. J., Mennin, D. S., & *Haigh, E. A. P. (in press). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. In J. D. Herbert & E. Forman. Acceptance and Mindfulness in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. New York: Wiley.

November 2009

Dr. Fresco will join the editorial boards of Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology beginning in January 2010.

 

May 2009

Effie Linardatos has been chosen to receive the Judith Lasser Research Award to help support her dissertation research. Congrats, Effie!

 

 

 

March 2009

This Fall, Michael Moore will start a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University, Boston, MA, USA (with Tim Brown and Michael Otto).

This Fall, Emily Haigh will start a postdoctoral fellowship at the Psychopathology Research Unit and the Center for the Prevention of Suicide , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA (with Aaron T. Beck).

 

February 2009

This Summer, Nina Rytwinski will begin her clinical internship at Eastern Virgina Medical School, Norfolk, VA, USA.

 

January 2009

Dr. Fresco participated in a panel discussion entitled, “Happiness and the Brain” on the Toronto-based television program, “The Agenda with Steve Paikin.” The discussion included coverage of affective neuroscience, the neural correlates of happiness and the benefits of Buddhist mental training exercises such as mindfulness meditation.

A paper, first authored by Nina Rytwinski, enititled, "Screening for social anxiety disorder with the self-report Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale," was just published in the journal, Depression and Anxiety. A pdf the paper can be downloaded from the lab link of this website. The citation for this paper is:

Rytwinski, N.K., Fresco, D.M., Heimberg, R.G., Coles, M.E., Liebowitz, M.R., Cissell, S., Stein, M.B., & Hofmann, S.G. (2009). Screening for social anxiety disorder with the self-report Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale. Depression and Anxiety, 26, 34-38.

 

Dr. Fresco becomes an Associate Editor for the journal, Behavior Therapy, which is the flagship journal of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. His term will continue for four years.

January 2008

Congratulations Effie! An article, entitled, "Selective Publication of Antidepressant Trials and Its Influence on Apparent Efficacy," was just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It's a study to which Effie contributed during her time at the Portland VAMC prior to starting graduate school at Kent State and joining the PERL lab.

 

November 2007

My Website has undergone a total facelift! Most of it is in good working order.

There will soon be some new pages that better reflect the research we are undertaking. For now, those pages have place holders, but will soon have new content.

All the old content is still here too! It can be found in the drop-down menus at the top of the page

Many thanks to Liz Wyglendowski for developing the website design and providing my site some curb appeal.

Please let me know what you think and how it works on your computer. Thanks.