Michael T. Moore
Clinical Psychology Graduate Student (Entered: Fall 2002)
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY-Stonybrook
Curriculum Vitae
Email:  mtmoore@bu.edu
Personal Website: http://www.adelphi.edu/faculty/profiles/profile.php?PID=0631
Research Interests: cognitive/information processing biases in mood disorders/depressive realism, attributional processes in mood disorders, and multivariate statistics 
Master's Thesis: Depressive Realism and Attributional Style: Implications for individuals at risk for depression (Defended: May 2005)
Doctoral Candidacy Exam: Depressive Realism: A meta-analytic review (Defended: August 2006)
Dissertation: Memory biases and Depressive Realism (Prospectus Defended: November 2006; Dissertation Defended: June 2009)
Internship: Baltimore VAMC, Baltimore, MD, USA (July 2008 to June 2009)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA (with Tim Brown )
Faculty Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology,Adelphia University, Garden City, NY, USA

Emily A. P. Haigh
Clinical Psychology Graduate Student (Entered: Fall 2003)
Undergraduate Institution: McGill University
Previous Experience: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Curriculum Vitae
Email:  ehaigh@kent.edu
Personal Website:
Research Interests: 
Master's Thesis: Confirmatory factor analysis of the Langer Mindfulness Scale (Defended: June 2006)
Dissertation: The relationship of rumination, negative mood and decentering within a multi-level theory of mind (Prospectus Defended: November 2007; Dissertation Defended: November 2009)
Internship: St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, ON, CA (September 2008 to August 2009)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Psychopathology Research Unit and the Center for the Prevention of Suicide , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA (with Aaron T. Beck)
Faculty Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA


Nina K. Rytwinski
Clinical Psychology Graduate Student (Entered: Fall 2004)
Undergraduate Institution: Queen's University
Curriculum Vitae
Email:  nrytwins@kent.edu
Personal Website:
Research Interests: 
Master's Thesis: A Test of the Depressive Evenhandedness Hypothesis for Attentional Biases to Word and Pictorial Stimuli (Defended: September 2006)
Doctoral Candidacy Exam: A meta-analytic study: Is depression associated with a negative attentional bias? (Defended: October 2007)
Dissertation: Do People with Symptoms of Depression Exhibit a Negative Attentional Bias or Depressive Evenhandedness? (Prospectus Defended: July 2008; Dissertation Defended: June 2009)
Internship: Eastern Virgina Medical School, Norfolk, VA, USA (July 2009 to June 2010)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Department of Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA (with Norah C. Feeney, Ph.D.)

Brittain E. Lamoureux
Clinical Psychology Graduate Student (Entered: Fall 2005)
Undergraduate Institution: University of Georgia
Master's Institution: New York University
Previous Experience: Bellevue Hospital
Email: blamoure@kent.edu
Personal Website: (none)
Research Interests: psychological and relationship functioning of women who have experienced interpersonal violence; women's health; posttraumatic stress disorder; depression; the identification and treatment of depression and anxiety by primary care physicians
Master's Thesis: Coping with the anticipation of uncontrollable aversive events
Doctoral Candidacy Exam: Treating Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress and Substance Use Disorders: A Meta-Analytic Review (Defended: September 2009)
Dissertation: Predictors of Psychological Well-Being in Inner City Women: Examining Trajectories of Resistance, Resilience, and Distress (Prospectus Defended: December 2009; Dissertation Defended: November 2010)
Internship: Stokes-Cleveland VAMC, Cleveland, OH, USA (September 2010 to August 2011)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Stokes-Cleveland VAMC, Cleveland, OH, USA

Eftihia-Effie Linardatos
Clinical Psychology Graduate Student (Entered: Fall 2005)
Undergraduate Institution: University of Oregon
Previous Experience: Portland VAMC
Curriculum Vitae
Email:  elinarda@kent.edu
Personal Website:
Research Interests: 
Master's Thesis: Qualitative and quantitative differences of worry among individuals with and without generalized anxiety disorder (Defended: July 2008)
Doctoral Candidacy Exam: Facial emotion recognition in major depressive disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis (Defended: September 2009)
Dissertation: Facial emotion recognition in generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder (Prospectus Defended: November 2009; Dissertation Defended: November 2011)
Internship: Minneapolis VAMC, Minneapolis, MN, USA (September 2010 to August 2011)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
Shauna Clen
Clinical Psychology Graduate Student (Entered: Fall 2007)
Undergraduate Institution: University of Connecticut
Previous Experience: University of Connecticut Psychology Department, Yale University Department of Psychology, and Hawaii Clinical Research Center
Curriculum Vitae
Email:  sclen@kent.edu
Personal Website:
Research Interests:  The onset, maintenance, and treatment of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder with a focus on the roles of emotional regulation, cognitive appraisals of inner experiences, repetitive thought, mindfulness, decentering, willingness, and values-based action.
Master's Thesis: Mood effects of concrete versus abstract depressive rumination (Defended: March 2010)
Doctoral Candidacy Exam:The experimental induction of sadness: A meta-analytic review. (Defended: January 2011)
Dissertation: Association of meta-cognitive reactions to negative emotions to anxiety and depressive pathology. (Prospectus Defended: November 2011; Dissertation Defended: July 2013)
Internship: Syracuse VAMC, Syracuse,NY, USA (September 2012 to August 2013)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: VA Maine Healthcare Systeml, Augusta,ME, USA
Mª Carmen Ecija
Visiting Scholar (Summer 2011)
Undergraduate Institution: University Complutense of Madrid
Previous Research Experience: University Complutense of Madrid. Department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment I (Personality, Assessment and Clinical Psychology), University Rey Juan Carlos. Department of Personality, Assessment and Clinical Psychology.
Curriculum Vitae
Email:  carmen.ecija@urjc.es
Personal Website:
Research Interests:  Study of emotion and its functioning. The role of the affect regulation and dysregulation processes may have for mental and physical health. I am particularly interested in (1) studying the influence of emotional regulation processes in anxiety, depression and well-being and the mediation role of levels of positive and negative affect . (2) To explore the emotion regulation and dysregulation processes in a fibromyalgia sample in comparison with a healthy population. I am also interested in the effect of acceptance and mindfulness techniques on emotion dysregulation, anxiety, depression and chronic pain.
Master's Thesis: “The relations between emotional regulation processes, affective balance and physical health in students of health sciences.” (Defended: Fall 2009)
Tim Ritzert

Former PERL Lab Manager, Clinical Trial Coordinator for the Kent Site of the ERT Trial

Tim graduated in May 2012.His research interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), nature and treatment of anxiety disorders, especially GAD and OCD; cognitive processes of OCD; mechanisms of exposure therapy, and fear tolerance.Tim plans to obtain a PhD in clinical psychology.

Tim has just begun his Ph.D. program in clinical psychology at SUNY-Albany working with John Forsyth. Congrats, Tim!

Meredith Harvey

Former SCID Interviewer, Coordinator of REST study

Meredith obtained her BA from the University of Rochester and is spending the year in NE Ohio obtaining additional research experience. She plans to pursue her PhD in clinical psychology.

Meredith recently returned to the Bay Area where she has begun working in James Gross' lab at Stanford University in advance of applying to graduate school. Best wishes and we miss you already!

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Visiting Scholar

Laura Kiken, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, PERL / Serenity Study
Graduate Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University
Previous Research Experience:
Virginia Commonwealth University: Shook Lab (Attitudes & Social Cognition); Social & Affective Neuroscience Lab
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Positive Emotions & Psychophysiology Lab
Email: lkiken@kent.edu
Research Interests:
Broadly, I am interested in psychological attributes of meditation and how they relate to health and well-being.  Much of my work has focused on mindfulness. I am interested in mechanisms through which mindfulness-oriented meditation practices may reduce stress and distress and promote adaptive functioning, both in healthy individuals and in those coping with disease.  I also have begun to study specific spiritual beliefs related to meditative experience and their potential “light” and “dark” sides.    
Dissertation: Preventing Guilt By Association: Mindfulness and Susceptibility to Evaluative Conditioning (Defended: July 2012)