I am a clinical psychologist with research and practice interests in early childhood mental health. Specifically, I am interested in the development and treatment of serious behavioral problems in young children, with particular attention to the role of emotion processes (e.g., emotion understanding, emotion regulation). I teach courses on a range of topics in developmental and abnormal psychology, with emphasis on the links between psychological science and clinical practice. I also coordinate the Psychology Department’s fieldwork program, through which students have the opportunity to gain applied experience in a variety of different professional settings (e.g., clinics, hospitals, schools, research labs).
PSYC 231 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 235 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 335 Social and Emotional Development
PSYC 336 Child Psychopathology
PSYC 380 Fieldwork in a Psychological Setting
PSYC 381 Fieldwork Thesis in Psychology
My research focuses on the role of emotions in early childhood development and mental health. I am particularly interested in examining the processes by which young children and their parents experience, express, regulate, and understand their emotions, as well as the ways in which early difficulties in these emotion processes may lead to the development of child mental health problems.