Scholarly Work

Our faculty have wide ranging and diverse research areas including:

  • Cross Cultural Research
  • Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology.
  • Attachment Theory and Parent Child Interactions.
  • Beliefs and Values/Justification Systems
  • Well-Being.

Faculty and students regularly present at professional conferences, such as the American Psychological Association, the Eastern Psychological Association, the Association for Play Therapy, the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration.

CI Faculty Publications

Character Adaptation Systems Theory

Character Adaptation Systems Theory: A New Big Five for Personality and Psychotherapy In March 2017, Dr. Gregg Henriques published Character Adaptation Systems Theory: A New Big Five for Personality and Psychotherapy. CAST is a formulation derived from Henriques' (2011) unified approach to psychology that links recent developments in personality theory with integrative visions of psychotherapy via the explication of five systems of character adaptation: (1) the habit system; (2) the experiential system; (3) the relationship system; (4) the defensive system; and (5) the justification system.

Making Sense of Beliefs and Values

Making Sense of Beliefs and Values by Craig Shealy Dr. Craig Shealy just published the definitive tome on human beliefs, Making Sense of Beliefs and Values, which includes contributions from many leading scholars as well as many students from the C-I doctoral program. Making Sense of Beliefs and Values by Craig Shealy, on Amazon

Integrating Neuroscience and Play Therapy

Journal of Play Therapy Anne Stewart, CI core faculty, w/ colleagues Lennie Echterling and Thom Field, published the lead article in the 25th Anniversary Special Issue of the International Journal of Play Therapy (IJPT): Integrating Neuroscience and Play Therapy (January, 2016). IJPT is published by APA.http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/pla/25/1/1.html

Married in Mission

Married in Mission Alexis Kenny, one of our first-year students, has recently had her first booked published. Married in Mission is a 230-page guide for couples called to the complex, yet fulfilling world of cross-cultural volunteer / mission work. This resource addresses the inherent challenges and benefits of overseas ministry from the perspective of husband and wife. With a total of 21 interactive exercises concerning marriage and service, Married in Mission is a means for individuals to purposefully engage with their vocational roles as both spouses and missioners. Visit the “Married in Mission” website

CI Student Publications (CI Students in bold)

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Publications In Preparation/Press

Foss, J., Minnaker, E., Doerr, C., Aoyagi, M. (in press). Developing a theory of performance excellence.In A. Poczwardowski, M. Aoyagi, & J. Shannon (Eds.), The peer guide to applied sport psychology for consultants in training. Taylor & Francis.

Stevens, L., Pickett, T., Hinesley, J., Atwood, K., & Stewart, A. (In preparation). Relevance of attachment theory to parenting concerns among Veterans with TBI and PTSD.Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry.

Stevens, L.F., Hinesley, J.G., Stewart, A., Atwood, K., & Pickett, T.C. Relevance of attachment theory to parenting concerns among veterans with TBI and PTSD.

Stokes, T.F. & Chkhaidze, N. (In Press). Terror and violence perpetrated by and upon children. In C.E. Stout (Ed.). Terrorism, Political Violence, and Extremism: New Psychology to Understand, Face, and Defuse the Threat. Praeger Publishing.

2017 Publications

Savina, E., Mills, J.L., Atwood, K., Cha, J. (2017). Digital Media and Youth: a Primer for School Psychologists. Contemporary School Psychology, 21, 80-91. doi:10.1007/s40688-017-0119-0

2016 Publications

Bilder, C. E., Doerr, C. M., Foss, J. Bonura, K. B., & Galli, N. (2016). Growth mindset in sport and in life. SportPsych Works, 4(3), 1-2.

Brearly, R. W., van den Bos, K., & Tan, C. (2016). The nature and etiology of religious certitude:Implications of the EI Framework and Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory. In C. N. Shealy (Ed.), Making sense of beliefs and values (pp. 331–369). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Coates, M., Hanson, W., Samuel, D. B., Webster, M., & Cozen, J. (2016). The Beliefs, Events, And Values Inventory (BEVI): Psychological assessment implications and applications. In C. N. Shealy (Ed.), Making sense of beliefs and values (pp. 371–406). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Cozen, J., Hanson, W., Poston, J., Jones, S., & Tabit, M. (2016). The Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI): Implications and applications for therapeutic assessment and intervention. In C. N. Shealy (Ed.), Making sense of beliefs and values (pp. 575–621). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Doerr, C., Brandt, T. (2015, November). Emotion management training for athletes. Sportpsych Works, 3(3).

Doerr, C., Bilder, C., Foss, J. (2016, October). Fostering a growth mindset. Sportpsych Works, 4(3).

Dyjak-LeBlanc, K., Brewster, L., Grande, S., White, R., & Shullman, S. (2016). The EI Leadership Model: From theory and research to real world application. In C. N. Shealy (Ed.), Making sense of beliefs and values (pp. 531–574). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Edmunds, A. J., Federico, C. M., & Mays, L. (2016). Exploring the etiology of ideology: In search of the political self through the EI Model and BEVI Method. In C. N. Shealy (Ed.), Making sense of beliefs and values (pp. 303–330). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Hart, V., & Glick, B. (2016). Justice and the nature of human nature: What, why, and how beliefs and values matter. In C. N. Shealy (Ed.), Making sense of beliefs and values (pp. 485– 530). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Kelly, J., Holt, J., Patel, R., & Nolet, V. (2016). Environmental beliefs and values: In search of models and methods. In C. N. Shealy. (Ed.), Making sense of beliefs and values (pp. 233–260). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Pendleton, C., Cochran, S., Kapadia, S., & Iyer, C. (2016). Understanding the gendered self: Implications from EI Theory, the EI Self, and the BEVI. In C. N. Shealy (Ed.), Making sense of beliefs and values (pp. 261–302). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Quay, M. (2016, March 22). A New Theater of Consciousness. Retrieved from Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/theory-knowledge/201603/the-theater-consciousness-new-map

Savina, E., Garrity, K., Kenny, P., & Doerr, C. (2016). The Benefits of Movement for Youth: a Whole Child Approach. Contemporary School Psychology, 1-11. doi: 10.1007/s40688-016-0084-z

Spaeth, J., Schwartz, S., Nayar, U., & Ma, W. (2016). Identity development and the construction of self: Findings and implications from the Forum BEVI Project. In C. N. Shealy (Ed.), Making sense of beliefs and values (pp. 205–232). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Tabit, M. B., Legault, L., Ma, W., & Wan, K. P. (2016). In search of best practices for Multicultural education: Empirical evidence from the Forum BEVI Project. In C. N. Shealy (Ed.), Making sense of beliefs and values (pp. 175–204). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

2015 Publications

Cannady, M.S., Stokes, T.F., Rigg, T. & Brittain, L. (2015, October). Modified PCIT for a young child with global developmental delay: Generalization across settings and sibling-child interaction to facilitate adaptive behaviors. Poster presented at the Biennial International Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Convention, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Henriques, G., Panizo, M. (December, 2015) Understanding the Human Health-Illness continuum. A unified approach to the human health-illness continuum. Theory of Knowledge. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/theory-knowledge/201512/understanding-the-human-health-illness-continuum

Kenny, A. C. (2015). Married in Mission: A Handbook for Couples in Cross-Cultural Service. Paul Bechtold Library Publications: Chicago, IL.

Panizo, M., Williamson, C., Pierrakos, O., Anderson, R., Bethke, V., Welch, C. (October, 2015) Engineering Students' Motivational Beliefs. Development of a Scale Utilizing an Expectancy, Value, and Cost Framework. Paper presented at FIE, El Paso, Texas.

Rigg, T.E., Stokes, T.F. &, & Cannady, M.S. (2016, April). Generalization of joint attention: Using Parent Child Interaction Therapy to program social skills in children with developmental disorders. Poster presented at the 13th annual conference of the Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis, Newport News, Virginia.

Starry, R.A., Gionti, K.A., Powers, C.E., Barkaia, A., Cruise, A.L., Cannady, M.S. & Stokes, T.F. (2015, April). The interprofessional autism clinic at James Madison University: Merging treatment across multiple disciplines. Poster presented at the 12th annual conference of the Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Umhoefer, J., Peabody, M.A., Stewart, A. L. (2015). Play therapy with military connected children. In D. Crenshaw & A. Stewart (Eds.) Play therapy: A comprehensive guide to theory and practice (pp. 385-399). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Williamson, C., Panizo, M., Pierrakos, O., Anderson, R., Construct Validation of the Engineering Students' Motivational Beliefs Scale: Finding and Future Directions. In ASEE, Seattle. (In progress. Abstract accepted on August, 2015)

2014 Publications

Barkaia, A., Chkhaidze, N. & Stokes, T.F. (2014, May). Increasing capacity for Georgian-Sakartvelo caregivers supporting children with histories of abuse, neglect, and developmental disabilities. Presentation at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, Illinois

Barkaia, A., Chkhaidze, N. &Stokes, T.F. (2014, June). Development of attachment and behavior management procedures in schools, incorporating Teacher Child Interaction Training (TCIT). Invited presentation at NGO Children of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia-Sakartvelo.

Brearly, T.W., Cannady, M. S., Barkaia, A., & Stokes, T.F. (2014). Developing remote TCIT/PCIT via telehealth technology. Poster presented at the 122nd annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Chkhaidze, N., Barkaia, A, & Stokes, T.F., (2014, June). Standardized and functional evaluations informing interventions for children with attention and learning disabilities. Invited presentation at NGO Children of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia-Sakartvelo.

Henriques, G. R., Kleinman, K., & Asselin, C. (2014). The Nested Model of well-being: A unified approach. Review of General Psychology, 18, 7-18, doi10.1037/a0036288. Kleinman, K., Asselin, C. & Henriques, G. (2014). Positive consequences: The impact of an undergraduate course on positive psychology. Psychology, 5, 2033-2045. doi: 10.4236/psych.2014.518206. Panizo, M., Hollander, J., Pappas, J., Pierrakos, O., Anderson, R. (June, 2014) Engineering Faculty Perceptions of Student Engagement. Paper presented at ASEE, Indianapolis. Retrieved from http://www.asee.org/search?search=Engineering+Faculty+Perceptions+of+Student+Engagement

Stokes, T.F., Barkaia, A, & Chkhaidze, N. (2014, June). Positive parenting of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Invited presentation at NGO Children of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia-Sakartvelo.

Stokes, T.F., Barkaia, A, & Chkhaidze, N. (2014, June). Policy, law, research, and accountability implications for program development in the treatment of children with autism. Invited presentation at NGO Children of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia-Sakartvelo.

CI Student Presentations (CI Students in bold)

2017 Presentations

Bilder, C. E. (2017, March). An overview and introduction to the Madison Model of Training: A student's perspective. In. A. Kenny (Chair), A student's view of the Madison Model in combined-integrated psychology. Symposium presented at the Midwinter Meeting of the Society of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Richmond, VA.

Conners, C, Drucker, K. (2017, March). More than a School Psychologist. In. A. Kenny (Chair), A student's view of the Madison Model in combined-integrated psychology. Symposium accepted to the Midwinter Meeting of the Society of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Richmond, VA.

Doerr, C. M., & Bilder, C. E. (2017, March). A fully functioning health service psychologist specializing in athletic performance. In. A. Kenny (Chair), A student's view of the Madison Model in combined-integrated psychology. Symposium presented at the Midwinter Meeting of the Society of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Richmond, VA.

Harmison, R.J., Doerr, C., & Cusack, K. (2017, October). Integrating well-being and mental toughness into a model of performance excellence. In R.J. Harmison (Chair), Well-being in collegiate sport: Theoretical, empirical, and practical considerations. Symposium submitted for presentation at the 32nd annual meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Hanford, C., Hayden, J., Hogan, S., Larsen, G.V., Marrero, A., Pine, C., Staton, R., Sternberger, L.G., Shealy, C.N. (August, 2017). How does educational attainment inform political beliefs? Local and global implications from the Forum BEVI Project. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Hogan, S. T., Panizo, M. T., Critchfield, K. L., Benjamin, L. S. (2017, June). Contingent patterns of therapeutic response that support attachment-based mechanisms of change in Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy. Paper in panel organized by L. Knobloch-Fedders, "The interpersonal context of intervention: Using Structural Analysis of Social Behavior (SASB) to promote effective treatment." Presented to the International Society for Psychotherapy Research, Toronto, Canada.

Kenny, A.C., & Kenny, P. (2017, April). Psych and a Sandwich at Six: A Radio Show and Podcast. Poster presentation at James Madison University's annual Graduate School Showcase of Scholarship and Creative Activities, Harrisonburg, VA.

Kenny, A.C., (2017, March). (Chair). A Student's View of the Madison Model in Combined-Integrated Psychology. Symposium presented at the annual Midwinter Meeting of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Richmond, VA.

Kenny, A., Bilder, C. E., & Savina, E. (2017, February). The impact of multitasking on learning and cognition. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists' annual convention, San Antonio, TX.

Kenny, A.C., (2017, August). (Participant). Where in the World is Psychology?: Why and How We Can Help Meet The UN Sustainable Development Goals. Symposium to be presented at the annual American Psychological Association convention, Washington D.C.

Kenny, A.C., Bullock, M., Lau Chin, J., DeHoff, L., Lehman, K., Fernández Oromendia, M., Reid Marks, L., Rubin, N., Shealy, C., Staton, R., Sternberger, L. (2017, August). Engaging the Future of International Psychology: Intriguing Results from a 2016 Survey. Poster presentation at the annual American Psychological Association convention, Washington D.C.

Kenny, P., (2017, March). (Participant). A Student's View of the Madison Model in Combined-Integrated Psychology. Symposium presented at the annual Midwinter Meeting of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Richmond, VA.

Kuster III, T., Bilder, C.E., Doerr, C., Smith, B.E., Williams, C., & Harmison, R.J. (2017, October). Fostering student-athlete well-being within NCAA athletic departments. In R.J. Harmison (Chair), Well-being in collegiate sport: Theoretical, empirical, and practical considerations. Symposium submitted for presentation at the 32nd annual meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Larsen, V. & Pine, C. (2017). Lecture presented at APA Division 24:A journey from womb to tomb: A C-I student perspective on development and intervention, Richmond, Virginia.

Mills, J., Drucker, K., Conners, C., & Savina, E. (2017, February). Well-Being in Adolescent Girls: The Whole Child Approach. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists' Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Panizo, M. T., & Critchfield, K. L. (2017, June). The personality disorders overlap problem: A test of the Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy theory of personality disorder prototypes. Paper presented to the International Society for Psychotherapy Research, Toronto, Canada.

Savina, E., Conners, C. Drucker, K., Larsen, V.G. (2017, February). Emotion Regulation in the Classroom: Interventions for Teachers and Students. Mini-skills session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists' Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Shealy, C.N., Giesing, W., Sternberger, L.G., & Staton, R. (January, 2017). Assessing and cultivating the globally sustainable leader: What we've learned from the EI model and BEVI method. Symposium presentation at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Portland, OR.

Smith, B. & Cusak, K. (2017, February 13) Beyond the Chalkboard: Maintaining High Performance Culture on and off the field. Presented to coaches attending the 2017 McMillin Center Coaching Clinic.

2016 Presentations

Akerson, E., Stewart, A. & McDermott, C. (2016, April). Building cultural competency: An engineering perspective. A presentation for the JMU Honors Engineering student organization, Harrisonburg, VA.

Akerson, E.,B. McDermott, C., & Dean. A. (2016, April). Starting small: building cultural competency and inclusive communities. A presentation at theEarly Childhood Leadership Summit, Staunton, VA.

Bilder, C. E., Cowart, S., & Lamphere, B. R. (2016, August). Consulting with athletes with physical disabilities: Learning from layered supervision. In A. Poczwardowski (Chair), Athletes with physical disabilities. Symposium presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Cha, J., Hart, V., Kenny, P., & Doerr, C. (2016, April). Intercultural Dialogue. Workshop presented at the annual International Student Leadership Conference, Harrisonburg, VA.

Critchfield, K., Benjamin, L., Hench, A., Panizo, M. (2016, June) Moment-by-moment therapeutic focus on attachment-based mechanisms of change in Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy. Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Dublin. Doerr, C. (2016, February 8) Promoting Optimal Routines, presented to coaches attending the 2016 McMillin Center Coaching Clinic.

Doerr, C., Bilder, C., Harmison, B. (2016, May 1) Mary Baldwin Mental Toughness Workshop, provided a 6-hr, grant-funded workshop on mental toughness for athletes and coaches at Mary Baldwin College.

Doerr, C. (2016, August 4) Effective Coaching Communication, 1-hr presentation delivered to the athletic department at William Monroe High School.

Eggenberger, M., & Savina, E. (2016, February) Teaching children to plan: From daily routine to planning skills Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Eggenberger, M., Smith, B., & Henriques, G. (2016, March). A Unified Approach to Mindfulness. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Giesing, W., Savina, E., Anmuth, L., & Atwood, K. (2016, February). Promoting children's self-regulationthrough a game-based approach. Poster accepted at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention. New Orleans, LA.

Hart, V., Cha, J., Doerr, C., Kenny, P. (2016). Intercultural dialogue: Engaging beyond differences to meet global challenges. Presented at the 2016 International Student Leadership Conference.

Hayden, J. (2017, November). It's Called A Break-up Because It's Broken: BibliotherapyStrategies for a Broken Heart. Presented at Virginia Counselors Association Conference. Hot Springs, VA.

Kennedy, M., Critchfield, K., (2016, November) Childhood Trauma and the Impact of Parenting in New Mothers. Poster Presentation to the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research, Berkeley, CA, USA.

Kenny, A. C. (2016, April). Love Talk Summit. Invitation to speak by the School of Communication Studies at James Madison University. Harrisonburg, VA.

Kenny, A. C. (2016, April). Cross-Cultural Volunteerism. Invitation to speak by student organization - Students Helping Honduras - at James Madison University. Harrisonburg, VA.

Kenny, A., Bilder, C., Conners, C., Drucker, K., Panizo, M.T., Pritzker, E., Staton, R., Sternberger, L., Shealy, C., (August, 2016). How different are our cultural beliefs? Local and global implications from the Forum BEVI Project. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Kenny, P., Savina, E, Garrity, K. & Doerr. C. (2016). Benefits of movement for children's development and learning. Poster presented at the 2016 National Association of School Psychologists annual conference.

Kenny, P., Savina, E., Garrity, K., & Doerr, C. (2016, February). Physical Activity in Schools: Contribution to Learning and Well-Being. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

Kenny, A.C., Bilder. C., Conners. C., Drucker, K., Panizo, M., Pritzker, E., Staton, R., Sternberger, L., & Shealy, C. (2016, August). How Different are our Cultural Beliefs? Local and Global Implications from the Forum BEVI Project. Poster presentation at the annual American Psychological Association convention, Denver, CO.

Larsen, V. G. (2016, July). Lecture presented at VDOE TBI Conference: Assessing students with TBI,Staunton, Virginia.

Mills, J., Kennedy, M., Smith, B., Savina, E. (2016, February). Well-Being in Adolescent Girls: From Theory to Intervention. Paper presentation to the National Association for School Psychologists (NASP). New Orleans, LA, USA.

Panizo, M., Williamson, C., Pierrakos, O., Anderson, R. (2016, April) Engineering Students' Motivational Beliefs. Development of a Scale Utilizing an Expectancy, Value, and Cost Framework. Poster presentation at the Graduate Student Showcase, James Madison University, Virginia.

Panizo, M. (2016, November) Panel topic: Reliable diagnosis and effective treatment of comorbidity. North American Society for Psychotherapy Research, Berkeley.

Panizo, M. T., & Critchfield, K. L. (2016, November). Predicted and observed patterns of comorbidity: A test of the Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy theory of personality disorder prototypes. Paper presentation to the North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Berkeley, CA.

Panizo, M., Critchfield, K., & Benjamin, Lorna. (2016, November) Predicted and Observed Patterns of Comorbidity. A test of the Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy Theory of Personality Disorder Prototypes. North American Society for Psychotherapy Research, Berkeley.

Quay, M., Smith, B., Henriques, G. (2016, March) A Unified Approach to Mindfulness. Poster presented to Eastern Psychological Association. New York, NY.

Savina, E., Conners, C. (2016, July). Socio-Emotional Development and Learning: Does Culture Matter? Poster presented at the International School Psychology Association, Annual Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Slevin, S., Shealy, C.N., Critchfield, K., Copley, L.A., Kenny, A. (2016, April). Panel presentation at the Love Talk Summit, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Shealy, C.N. & Hart, V. (June, 2016). Assessing global learning: Why it matters andhow it's done. Symposium presentation at the annual meeting of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Denver, CO.

Smith, B., Doerr, C., Eggenberger, M., & Henriques, G. (2016, March). Findings from a New Well-being Screen Used With College Athletes. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Smith, B. E. M., & Critchfield, K. L. (2016, November). Eating disorder, body image, and the internalized coaching relationship among collegiate female athletes. Poster presentation to the North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Berkeley, CA.

Smith, B. & Critchfield, K., (2016 November) Eating disorder, body image, and the internalized coaching relationship among collegiate female athletes. Poster Presentation to the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research, Berkeley, CA, USA.

Smith, B. (2016, February 8) Use of Mantras in Endurance Training. Presented to coaches attending the 2016 McMillin Center Coaching Clinic.

Stewart, A. & Atwood, K. (March 2016). PTSD and military-connected individuals andfamilies:Information and implications for therapists. Presentation requested by Harrisonburg/Rockingham County Community Service Board.

Stewart, A., Schulte, T. & Marcopulos, B. & Atwood, K. (2016, May). Integrating mental health and primary care: What do the numbers tell us? An address to donors for the JMU Madison Trust, Harrisonburg, VA.

Stewart, A. L., Atwood, K., Windsor, N., & Kielty, M. (2016, June). When children & adolescents grieve: Creating hope in hard times. A presentation for the Summer Institute in Counseling, JMU, Harrisonburg, VA.

Stewart, A. L. & Atwood, K. (2016, October). Physicians and teachers and parents, Oh my! Play therapists and interprofessional collaboration. A presentation for the International Association for Play Therapy, Louisville, KY.

2015 Presentations

Akerson, E., Stewart, A. L., McDermott, C. & Mays-Bernard, M. (2015, October). Exploring cultural competency: Sharing our interprofessional experiential workshop. A presentation at the international Collaborating Across Borders V conference, Roanoke, VA.

Akerson, E., Stewart, A. L., McDermott, C. & Mays-Bernard, M. (2015, June). Exploring cultural competency: Sharing our interprofessional experiential workshop. A presentation at the international Collaborating Across Borders V conference, Roanoke, VA.

Anmuth, L., Mills, J., Atwood, K., Eggenberger, M., & Henriques, G. (2015, March). Addressing and Assessing the "College Student Mental Health Crisis." Symposium presented at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Atwood, K., Giesing, W., Mills, J., McDermott, C., Chkhaidze, N., Cha, J., Savina, E. (August 2015). Young adults and digital media: The impact on learning and cognition. Poster accepted at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference. Toronto,Ontario.

Cha, J., Mills, J., Atwood, K. & Savina, E. (2015, February). Digital media and children: Implications forschool psychology practice. Presentation accepted at National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention. Orlando, FL.

Cha, J., Mills, J., Atwood, K., Chkhaidze, N., Giesing, W. & McDermott, C. (2015, August). Children anddigital media: Impact on development and well-being. Poster accepted at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Toronto, Ontario.

Critchfield, K. L., Stovall, K. L., Kennedy, M. J., Smith, B. E. M., & Benjamin, L. S. (2015, June). Adherent versus non-adherent sessions of Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy (IRT) show divergent patterns of adaptation with regard to symptoms, relationship patterns, and self-concepts. Paper presented to the International Society for Psychotherapy Research. Philadelphia, PA.

Doerr, C. (2015, January 15). The Big Picture: Effectively Using Sport to Teach Valuable Life Lessons, 45-minute presentation to the audience of the 2015 McMillin Center Coaching Clinic.

Doerr, C., Kenny, P. (2015, April 10). Enhancing College Student Well-Being, 1-hr presentation to 40-50 undergraduate students at James Madison University.

Doerr, C., Savina, E., Garrity, K., & Kenny, P. (2015, October). Physical Activity and Children: Contribution to Learning and Well-Being. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Indianapolis, IN.

Giesing, W. R., Chkhaidze, N., McDermott, C., & Savina, E. (2015, February). Digital media: Impact on learning and cognition. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Giesing, W., Cha, J., Johnson, M., Kratz, J., Hart, V., Swanson, H., & Shealy, C. (2015, October). Peace and justice encounters: Perspectives from a learning community of international and U.S. students about the role of beliefs and values in transformation. Roundtable at the annual conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, Harrisonburg, VA.

Hart, V., Giesing, W., Kenny, P., Staton, R., Sternberger, L.G., Wang, F., Shealy, C.N. (2015, September). Assessment of beliefs, values, and global learning: A mixed methods approach. Poster presentation at the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference to be held at Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.

Hart, V., Kenny, P., Giesing, W., Wang, F., Staton, R., Sternberger, L., & Shealy, C. (2015, September). Assessment of Beliefs, Values, and Global Learning: A Mixed Methods Approach. Poster presented at the annual Engaged Scholarship Conference.

Henriques, G., Anmuth, L., Mills, J., Atwood, K. & Eggenberger, M. (2015, March). Addressing andassessing "the college student mental health crisis." Accepted at the Eastern Psychological Association Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Ireland, M. M. & Stewart, A. (2015, October). Teachers and physicians and parents. Oh my! School counselor's role in interprofessional collaboration. A presentation for the Virginia School Counselor's Association for Play Therapy. Hampton, VA.

Kennedy, M., Smith, B., (2015, March). Promoting Well-Being and Resilience in University Students. Invited presentation to JMU student body. Introductory Well-Being. James Madison University.

Kennedy, M. (2015, October) Interprofessional case presentation with coordinated team to promote diversity consideration in treatment. Nursing, Social Work, and Psychology Consortium. James Madison University.

Kenny, A. C. (2015, August). Cross-Cultural Orientation. Invitation to speak by nonprofit organization - Amigos de Jesus. Honduras, C.A.

McDermott, C., Stewart, A. L. & Akerson, E. (2015, June). Building cultural competency: A toolbox for faculty. A presentation at the Eastern Teaching of Psychology conference, Staunton, VA.

Savina, E., Anmuth, L., Giesing, W., & Atwood, K. (June 2015). Play, Learn and Enjoy: Game-based self-regulation curriculum. Poster presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the International School Psychology Association, Sao-Paolo, Brazil.

Savina, E, Conners, C. (2015, November). Emotional Regulation in the Classroom. Presented to Harrisonburg, VA City school teachers, Harrisonburg, VA.

Shealy, C.N. & Giesing, W. (2015, June). MEPI, BEVI, and EI Leadership: Recent results and future directions. Presentation delivered at the annual meeting of MEPI partner institutions, Arlington, Virginia.

Stewart, A., Kennedy, M., Walker, M., (2015, October). Developing Interprofessional Relationships for Client Benefit. Poster presented to the National Association for Play Therapy, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Stewart, A. L., Akerson, E., McDermott, C. & Johnson, M. (2015, March). An experiential interprofessional workshop for building cultural competency: A toolbox for faculty and staff. A presentation at the 9th Annual JMU Conference on Diversity, Harrison

2014 Presentations

Atwood, K., Chkhaidze, N., Hill, C., Shealy, C., Staton, R., Sternberger, L. (2014, August). Transformation of self: Implications from the Forum BEVI Project. Poster accepted at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Washington, DC.

Anmuth, L. M., Hill, C., and Henriques, G. (2014, March). The Influence Matrix and Schema Theory: Two views on the human relationship system. Poster presented at the 85th Annual Eastern Psychological Association; Boston, MA.

Anmuth, L. & Henriques, G. R. (2014, August). Two views of the human relationship system. Poster presented at the 122nd annual American Psychological Association Conference; Washington, D. C.

Barone, B., Barry, L., Doerr, C., Palombo, I., Tims, J. (2014). The athletic brain: Modeling the role of intelligence, athletic identity, emotion, and dynamic decision making in athletic performance. Presented at the 2014 Association for Applied Sport Psychology Regional Student Conference.

Barkaia, A., Chkhaidze, N., & Stokes, T. F. (2014, May). Increasing Capacity for Georgian Caregivers Supporting Children with Histories of Abuse, Neglect, and Developmental Disabilities. The Association of Behavior Analysis International 40th annual convention, Chicago, IL.

Barkaia, A., Chkhaidze, N., & Stokes, T.F. (2014, June). Development of Attachment and Behavior Management Procedures in Schools, Incorporating Teacher Child Interaction Training (TCIT). Invited Presentation at NGO Children of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Bilder, C. E., Shapiro, J., O'Neil, A., Deihl, R., Hanley, S., & Cowart, S. (2014, October). Comprehensive supervision structure of graduate students: Benefits, limitations, and future directions. Symposium presented at the meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Bilder, C. E. (2014, April). The process of becoming a competent and ethical graduate school supervisee in applied sport and performance psychology. Presentation given at the meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Southwest Region Student Conference, Denver, CO.

Bilder, C. E. (2014, April). Autonomy supportive coaching behavior and self-determined motivation in adolescent athletes with physical disabilities. Presentation accepted at the meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Southwest Regional Student Conference, Denver, CO.

Boland, M., Papa, A., Doerr, C., & Dwyer, R. (2014). Comparing multiple effects of expressive and experiential emotion suppression. Poster presented at the 2014 annual Association for Psychological Science conference.

Brinton, C. T. & Henriques, G. R. (2014, March). On rethinking our God conflict. Symposium presented at the 2nd annual Midwinter Conference of the Division of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology; Atlanta, GA.

Brinton, C. T., Taylor, J. A., Elquist-Lore, C., & Stewart, A. (2014, August).Military service: To recommend ornot to recommend.Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington DC.

Cha, J., Mills, J., Shealy, C.N., Wilhelm, B., Strand, M., Sternberger, LG., & Staton, R. (2014, August). Internationalizing psychology: Learning from higher education, allied fields, and our own discipline. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC

Chkhaidze, N., Barkaia, A, & Stokes, T.F., (2014, June). Standardized and Functional Evaluations Informing Interventions for Children with Attention and Learning Disabilities. Invited Presentation at NGO Children of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Doerr, C. M., & Bilder, C. E. (2014, October). Learning by experience: The development of a student-run, not-for-profit consulting organization. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Las Vegas, NV. Winner of the 2014 Taylor & Francis Publishing Student Travel Award

Doerr, C. (2014). Shadowing your dream job: Implications for a novice sport and performance psychology practitioner through direct supervision within a collegiate athletic environment. Presented at the 2014 Association for Applied Sport Psychology Regional Student Conference.

Foss, J., Sullivan, L., & Bilder, C. E. (2014, February). Fearless public speaking: Practical tips for decreasing anxiety and increasing focus. Presentation given at Rocky Mountain Peer Leadership Conference, Denver, CO.

Hayden, J. & Stewart, A. L. (2014, October). Greenhorn play therapy: Instructive strategies for getting started. A poster session presented at the International Association for Play Therapy conference, Houston, TX.

Harmison, R., Doerr, C. (2014, November 10). Enhancing Competitiveness and Motivation, 2-hr workshop presented to the coaches of James Madison University. Harrisonburg, VA.

Henriques, G. R., Brinton, C. R., Brearly, T., & Shealy, C. N. (2014, August). Toward resolving our God conflict. Symposium presented at the 122nd annual American Psychological Association Conference; Washington, D. C.

Henriques, G., Panizo, M. (2014, October) A Conceptual Model For Understanding Depression. Western State Hospital, Virginia.

Hill, C., McDermott, C., Giesing, W., Brearly, T., Brinton, C., Staton, R., Sternberger, L.G., Shealy, C.N. (2014, August). American disbelief in the rich-poor gap: Implications and applications from the Forum BEVI Project. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Ireland, M. M. & Stewart, A. (2015, October). Teachers and physicians and parents. Oh my! School counselor's role in interprofessional collaboration. A presentation for the Virginia School Counselor's Association for Play Therapy. Hampton, VA.

Ireland, M. M. & Stewart, A. (2015, October). Be a team player: Interprofessional collaborative practice in play therapy. A poster presentation for the international Association for Play Therapy, Atlanta, GA.

Mills, J., & Henriques, G. (2014, March). Understanding well-being in adolescent females: A Nested Model approach. Poster presented at the 85th Annual Eastern Psychological Association; Boston, MA.

Panizo, M. (2014, April) How do we Conceptualize Depression?: A Mixed Methods Study. Annual Symposium in Research and Practice. Graduate Psychology. James Madison University, Virginia.

Pierrakos, O., Anderson. R., Panizo, M., Barrella, E. (2014, September) Characterizing, Understanding, and Integrating Complex Problem Solving in Engineering Education. Poster presentation at the National Science Foundation Engineering Education Awardees' Meeting, Virginia.

Savina, E., Johnson, M., & Studivant, K. (2014, February). "Emotion regulation: Developmental, cultural, and educational perspectives." Mini-skills presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Washington, DC, USA.

Savina, E. & Hart, V. (April, 2014). "Integration of global and prosocial competencies in elementary school curriculum." Poster presented at the Global Summit on Childhood, Vancouver, Canada.

Savina, E., & Johnson, M. (July, 2014). "Emotion regulation in the classroom: Why it is important and what teachers can do." Paper presented at the 36th Annual Conference of International School Psychology, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Sternberger, L.G., Pysarchik, D.T., Grande, S., Wang, S., Iyer, C., & Shealy, C.N. (2014, April). Global education in learning communities: Comparative assessment of transformative learning among U.S. and international students. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Forum on Education Abroad, San Diego, CA.

Stewart, A., Atwood, K., Peabody M.A., Umhoefer, J., & Brinton, C. (2014, October). Play therapistssupporting military families: Interventions and resources. Accepted at Association for PlayTherapy International Conference. Houston, TX.

Stewart, A. L., Peabody, M., Atwood, K., Umhoefer, J. & Brinton, C. (2014, October). Interventions for military-connected families. A presentation at the international Association for Play Therapy conference, Houston, TX.

Stokes, T.F., Barkaia, A, & Chkhaidze, N. (2014, June). Policy, Law, Research, and Accountability Implications for Program Development in the Treatment of Children with Autism. Invited Presentation at NGO Children of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Wang, F., Shealy, C.N., Sternberger, LG., Spaeth, J. (2014, April). Student identity development and international experience: What we learned from the Forum BEVI Project. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Diversity Abroad Conference, San Diego, CA.