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Phillip Brantley, Adjunct Faculty
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Office: Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Office Phone: (225)-763-3046
Email: brantlpj@pbrc.edu
Professor and Chief, Primary Care Research Laboratory
Director, Division of Educational Programs
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University

Adjunct Professor
Department of Psychology
Louisiana State University

Department of Family Medicine
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Adjunct Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Department of Internal Medicine
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

My primary area of research examines factors which moderate psychosocial adaptation and treatment adherence in individuals with chronic medical conditions including diabetes, hypertension, chronic pain and obesity. Much of my research has focused on stressful life events and their impact on disease and health behaviors such as diet, physical activity and medication adherence.

My contribution to the psychological literature has included the development of instruments for assessing what most people would label as minor daily annoyances (e.g., driving in heavy traffic, arguing with a co-worker) and the demonstration that these events are associated with poor health outcomes and increases in high risk health behaviors.

I am currently funded by two NIH grants. One of the grants, on which I am Co-Principal Investigator, involves translational research, i.e., adapting methods shown to be effective for weight loss in clinical trials for use in general medical clinics. I am the Principal Investigator on the other grant which compares personal counseling techniques versus internet based interventions for maintaining dietary and exercise adherence in adults who have lost weight.

Georgia College
Miledgeville, Georgia
Major: Psychology
Received B.A., June 1975

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
Received M.S., August 1977
Received Ph.D., December 1980

Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology
Assessment and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of Adults, Adolescents, and Children Referred by Physicians in Primary Care Medical Settings

Most Typical Referrals Involve Depression, Anxiety Disorders, or Disease Management

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Brantley, P. J., & Martin, P. D. (in press). Stress, coping and social support. In J.M. Raczynski, L.A. Bradley, & L.B. Leverton (Eds.), Health and Behavior (Volume 2). Washington: APA Books.

Brantley, P.J., O'Hea, E.L., Jones, G.N., & Mehan, D.J. (2002). The influence of income and ethnicity on coping strategies in a primary care population. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 24(1), 39-45.

Brantley, P.J., & Ames, S.C. (2001). Psychobiology of health and disease. In H.E. Adams & P.B. Sutker (Eds.), Comprehensive handbook of psychopathology (3rd ed., pp. 777-795). New York: Plenum.

Scarinci, I.C., Ames, S.C., & Brantley, P.J. (1999) Chronic minor stressors and major life events experienced by low-income patients attending primary care clinics: A longitudinal examination. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 22,143-156.

Brantley, P. J., Scarinci, I. C., Carmack, C. L., Boudreaux, E., Streiffer, R. H., Rees, A. C., & Givler, D. N. (1999). Prevalence of high-risk behaviors and obesity among low-income patients attending primary care clinics in Louisiana. Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, 121, 126-135.

Julia Buckner, Associate Professor
Office: 236 Audubon Hall
Department of Psychology
236 Audubon Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Office Phone: (225)-578-4096
Email: jbuckner@lsu.edu
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Dr. Julia Buckner is currently accepting new students.

Primary focus concerns understanding the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders, with a particular interest in the relations between anxiety and addictive behaviors.

This line of research focuses on three interrelated domains: (1) delineation of causal and maintaining relations between anxiety and addictive behaviors, (2) investigation of mechanisms underlying these relations (including psychosocial, cognitive, cultural, developmental, and biological variables), and (3) development and evaluation of empirically-informed treatment and prevention protocols for anxiety disorders in and of themselves as well as when they co-occur with substance use disorders.

Current projects include:

Evaluation of the efficacy of an integrated CBT for co-occurring anxiety and cannabis use disorders (1R34DA031937-01A1).

Examination of the effects of laboratory-induced anxiety on physiological reactivity and marijuana craving among individuals with and without social anxiety (1R21DA029811-01A1).

Ecological momentary assessment of to delineate relations between marijuana use, craving, and anxiety as well as to understand situational antecedents of marijuana use (1R21DA029811-01A1).

Identification of mechanisms underlying the high rates of co-occurring anxiety and problematic substance use (with an emphasis on social anxiety and marijuana and alcohol use).

Evaluation of brief motivation enhancement intervention for mandated cannabis use disorder treatment

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Florida State University, 2008

Predoctoral Clinical Internship, Yale University School of Medicine, 2007-2008

M.S., Clinical Psychology, Florida State University, 2005

M.A., Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2002

B.A., Psychology, Kenyon College, 1997

* indicates LSU graduate student author
Buckner, J.D., Zvolensky, M.J., Farris, S.G., & Hogan, J. (in press). Coping motivated cannabis use and social anxiety: The impact of experiential avoidance. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

Buckner, J.D., Zvolensky, M.J., Schmidt, N.B., Carroll, K.M. Schatschneider, C., & Crapanzano, K. (in press). Integrated cognitive behavioral therapy for cannabis use and anxiety disorders: rationale and development. Addictive Behaviors.

Terlecki, M.A., *Ecker, A.H., & Buckner, J.D. (in press). College drinking problems and social anxiety: the impact of drinking context. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

*Ecker, A.H., & Buckner, J.D. (in press). Cannabis use behaviors and social anxiety: The roles of perceived descriptive and injunctive peer norms. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Buckner, J.D. (2013). College cannabis use: the unique roles of social norms, motives, and expectancies. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 74, 720-726. PMID: 23948531

Buckner, J.D., Zvolensky, M.J., & *Ecker, A.H. (2013). Cannabis use during a voluntary quit attempt: An analysis from ecological momentary assessment. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 132, 610-616. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.04.013. PMCID: PMC3770798

Buckner, J.D. & * Vinci, C. (2013). Smoking and social anxiety: The roles of gender and smoking motives. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 2388-2391. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.03.007

Buckner, J.D., *Ecker, A.H., & *Vinci, C. (2013). Cannabis use vulnerability among socially anxious users: cannabis craving during a social interaction. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27, 236-242. doi: 10.1037/a0029763

Buckner, J. D., Heimberg, R. G., *Ecker, A. H., & *Vinci, C. (2013). A biopsychosocial model of social anxiety and substance use. Depression and Anxiety, 30, 276-284. doi: 10.1002/da.22032

Buckner, J.D., *Ecker, A.H., & Welch, K.D. (2013). Psychometric properties of a valuations scale for the marijuana effect expectancies scale. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 1629-1634, doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.10.010

Buckner, J.D., Zvolensky, M.J., & Schmidt, N.B. (2012). Cannabis-related impairment and social anxiety: The roles of gender and cannabis use motives. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 1294-1297, doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.06.013.

Buckner, J.D., Heimberg, R.G., Schneier, F.R., Liu, S., Wang, S., &Blanos, C. (2012).The relationship between cannabis use disorders and social anxiety disorder in the National Epidemiological Study of Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC).Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 124, 128-134. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.12.023

Buckner, J.D., Heimberg, R.G., Matthews, R.A., & *Silgado, J. (2012). Marijuana-related problems and social anxiety: The role of marijuana behaviors in social situations. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 151-156. doi: 10.1037/a0025822

Buckner, J. D., Joiner, T. E., Jr., Schmdit, N. B., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2012). Daily marijuana use and suicidality: The unique impact of social anxiety. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 387-392. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2011.11.019

Buckner, J. D., & Matthews, R. A. (2012). Social impressions while drinking account for the relationship between alcohol-related problems and social anxiety. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 533-536. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2011.11.026

Buckner, J. D., Crosby, R. D., Wonderlich, S. A., & Schmidt, N. B. (2012). Social anxiety and cannabis use: An analysis from ecological momentary assessment. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 297-304. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2011.12.006

Buckner, J.D., Crosby, R.D., *Silgado, J., Wonderlich, S.A., & Schmidt, N.B. (2012). Immediate antecedents of marijuana use: An analysis from ecological momentary assessment. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 43, 647-266.doi:10.1016/j.jbtep.2011.09.010

* Najolia, G. M., Buckner, J. D., & Cohen, A. S. (2012). Cannabis use and schizotypy: The role of social anxiety and other negative affective states. Psychiatry Research, 200, 660-668. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2012.07.042

Schmidt, N.B., Buckner, J.D., *Pusser, A., Woolaway-Bickel, K., Preston, J.L., &Norr, A. (2012).Randomized controlled trial of False Safety Behavior Elimination Therapy (F-SET): A unified cognitive behavioral treatment for anxiety psychopathology.Behavior Therapy, 43, 518-532. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2011.07.005

*Terlecki, M. A., Buckner, J. D., Larimer, M. E., & Copeland, A. L. (2012). Brief motivational intervention for college drinking: The synergistic impact of social anxiety and perceived drinking norms. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 917-923. doi: 10.1037/a0027982

Matthew Calamia, Assistant Professor
Johnny Matson

Office: 207 Audubon Hall
Department of Psychology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Email: mcalamia@lsu.edu

Dr. Matthew Calamia is currently accepting new students


My research interests are broadly in the area of clinical neuropsychology. In particular, I am interested in ways of improving the measurement of cognitive and emotional functioning in individuals with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. Current projects include investigations of the reliability and validity of existing measures as well as the development of new measures.


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Minor: Neuropsychology, University of Iowa, 2014

Predoctoral Clinical Internship, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2013-2014

M.S., Clinical Psychology, University of Iowa, 2009

B.S., Psychology, Louisiana State University, 2007


Robinson, H., Calamia, M., Gläscher, J., Bruss, J., & Tranel, D. (2014). Neuroanatomical correlates of executive functions: A neuropsychological approach using the EXAMINER battery. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 20, 52-63.

Calamia, M., Markon, K., & Tranel, D. (2013). The Robust Reliability of Neuropsychological Measures: Meta-Analyses of Test-Retest Correlations. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 27, 1077-1105.

Gläscher, J., Adolphs, R. ,Damasio, H. Bechara, A., Rudrauf, D., Calamia, M., Paul, L., & Tranel, D. (2012). Lesion Mapping of Cognitive Control and Decision-making in the Prefrontal Cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 14681-14686.

Calamia, M., Markon, K., & Tranel, D. (2012). Scoring Higher the Second Time Around: MetaAnalyses of Practice Effects in Neuropsychological Assessment. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 26, 543-570.

Calamia, M., Markon, K., Denburg, N. L., & Tranel, D. (2011). Developing a Short Form of Benton’s Judgment of Line Orientation Test: An Item Response Theory Approach. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25, 670–684.

Alex Cohen, Associate Professor
alex cohen
Office: 224 Audubon Hall
Department of Psychology
224 Audubon Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Office Phone: (225)-578-7017
Email: acohen@lsu.edu
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Dr. Alex Cohen is currently accepting new students.

My laboratory focuses on understanding how emotional and neurocognitive abnormalities contribute to social dysfunction in schizophrenia.

Current projects include the following:

Developing sophisticated measures of key negative symptoms using computerized analysis of natural speech.

Clarifying how emotion abnormalities vary across the heterogeneous manifestations of schizophrenia.

Disentangling the relative contributions of motivational and neuropsychological factors for understanding long-term social dysfunction in schizophrenia.

Examining the relationship between negative symptoms and stress-reactivity in patients with schizophrenia and individuals at risk for developing the disorder.


2014 – 2017 Diagnostic Support system Development for the Monitoring of Psychosis. ($225,000). Co-Investigator: Alex S Cohen

2010 – 2013 NIMH R03 – 2011 – 2013: NIMH R03 (1R03MH092622-01) – Identifying the Vocal Markers of Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders ($225,000) Principal Investigator: Alex S Cohen


2004-2006 Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Maryland, College Park

2004 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology Kent State University

2003-2004 Predoctoral Clinical Internship University of Maryland School of Medicine

1998 B.S., Psychology Portland State University


I teach the following courses:

Professional Considerations in Psychology (PSYCH 7999)

Adult Psychopathology (PSYC7962)

Practicum in Clinical Psychology (PSYC 7688/89)

Independent Research in Clinical (PSYC 8939/89)

Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 3082)

Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 2000)

Undergraduate Practicum and Research (PSYC 2999/4999)


Cohen, Alex S., Elvevaag, Brita (In Press). Automated computerized analysis of speech in psychiatric disorders. Current Opinion in Psychiatry.

Cohen, Alex S., Morrison, Sean C., Callaway, Dallas. (2013). Computerized facial analysis for understanding constricted/blunted affect: initial feasibility, reliability and validity data. Schizophrenia Research.148-1/3. 111-116,

Cohen, Alex S., Callaway, Dallas A, Najolia, Gina M, Larsen, Jeff T, Strauss, Gregory P. (2012). On risk and reward: state anhedonia in psychometrically-defined schizotypy but not schizophrenia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 121-2. 407-415.

Cohen, Alex S., Morrison, Sean, Brown, Laura A., Minor, Kyle M (2012). Towards a cognitive resource limitations model of diminished expressivity in schizotypy. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 121-1. 109-118.

Cohen, Alex S., Najolia, Gina M, Kim, Yungjung, Dinzeo, Thomas J. (2012). On the boundaries of blunt affect and alogia: Expressive deficits as potential research domain criteria. Schizophrenia Research. 140-1/3. 41-45

Cohen, Alex S., Brown, Laura A., Auster, Tracey L. (2012). Clarifying the nature of olfaction deficits in the schizophrenia-prone: "clinical high-risk state" versus "vulnerability". Schizophrenia Research. 139-1/3. 262-263

Cohen, Alex S., Najolia, Gina M., Brown, Laura A., Minor, Kyle S. (2011). The state-trait disjunction of anhedonia in schizophrenia: Potential affective, cognitive and social-based mechanisms. Clinical Psychology Review. 31-3. 440-448.

Cohen, Alex S., Brown, Laura A. Minor, Kyle S. (2010). The Psychiatric Symptomatology of Deficit Schizophrenia: A Meta-Analysis. Schizophrenia Research. 118-1-3, 122-127

Cohen, Alex S., Minor, Kyle S. (2010). Emotional Experience in Patients with Schizophrenia Re-revisited: Meta-analysis of Laboratory Studies. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 36, 143-150

Amy Copeland, Associate Professor
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Department of Psychology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Office Phone: (225) 578-4117
Email: copelan@lsu.edu
Click here to view the Alcohol Study webpage.

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Dr. Amy Copeland is currently accepting new students.

Associate Professor
Psychology Department
Louisiana State University

Adjunct Associate Professor
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

My research interests focus on cognitive and affective variables in substance use initiation, maintenance, cessation, and relapse. I am primarily interested in licit (tobacco/nicotine) and illicit (cocaine, methamphetamine) psychomotor stimulants.

More specifically, my interests include:

1) weight concern, beliefs about weight control, beliefs about health consequences, and stimulant use

2) smoking cessation and relapse prevention as it pertains to high-risk cues for relapse

3) prevention of substance use, and

4) impaired decision-making in substance use and cessation.

5)Brief motivational enhancement interventions for alcohol and smoking.

B.A., 1990, Psychology, University of California, San Diego

Ph.D., 1997, Clinical Psychology, State University of New York, Binghamton.

Internship & Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1996-1998, Public Service & Minority Mental Health, Specialization in Substance Abuse & HIV, University of California, San Francisco.

I presently teach the following courses:

PSYC 7927 – Psychotherapy & Behavior Change

PSYC 7929 – Cultural Diversity Issues in Psychotherapy

PSYC 7688/7689 – Clinical Practicum

PSYC 7020 – Measurement of Behavior

PSYC 3083 – Clinical & Counseling Psychology

PSYC 2000 – Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 2999 & 4999 - Research & Honors Research Projects

Copeland, A. L., *McVay, M. A., *Peltier, M. R., Geiselman, P. J. (under review). Severity of menopausal symptoms and nicotine dependence among postmenopausal women smokers.

Copeland, A. L., *McVay, M. A., Martin, P. D., *Baillie, L. E., *Spears, C. A., *Rash, C. J., *Kendzor, D. E., & Geiselman, P. J. (under review). Smoking cessation and weight gain prevention program for postmenopausal, weight-concerned women: A pilot study.

*Vinci, C., Peltier, M. R., Shah, S., Kinsaul, J., Waldo, K., McVay, M., & Copeland, A. L. (in press). Impulsivity, urge to drink, and negative affect: A preliminary investigation of the impact of a brief mindfulness intervention. Mindfulness.

*Terlecki, M. A., Buckner, J. D., Larimer, M. E., & Copeland, A. L. (in press). Randomized controlled trial of BASICS for heavy drinking mandated and volunteer undergraduates: 12-Month Outcomes. Psychology of Addictive Behaviours.

*Vinci, C., Kinsaul, J., Carrigan, M. H., & Copeland, A. L. (2014) The relationship between smoking motives and smoking urges experienced in response to a negative affect induction. Addictive Behaviours. 40C, 96-101.

*Proctor, S. L., Copeland, A. L., Kopak, A. M., Herschman, P. L., & Polukhina, N. (2014). A naturalistic comparison of the efficacy of methadone and buprenorphine maintenance on treatment outcome: Findings from a retrospective multi-site study. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 22, 424-33.

Copeland, A. L. , *Proctor, S. L., *Kulesza, M., *Terlecki, M. A., & Williamson, D. A. (2014). Do positive alcohol and tobacco expectancies have a critical development period in pre-adolescents? Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs, 75, 945–952.

*Vinci, C., Peltier, M. R., Shah, S., Kinsaul, J., Waldo, K., McVay, M., & Copeland, A. L. (2014). Effects of a brief mindfulness intervention on negative affect and urge to drink among college student drinkers. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 59, 82-93.

*Adams, C. E., McVay, M. A., Vinci, C., Kinsaul, J. A. E., Stewart, D. W., Benitez, L., & Copeland, A. L. (2014). Mindfulness Ameliorates the Relationship between Weight Concerns and Smoking in Female Smokers. Mindfulness, 5, 179-185.

*Kulesza, M., Grossbard, J. R., Kilmer, J., Copeland, A. L. , & Larimer, M. E. (2014). Take one for the Team? Influence of Team and Individual Sport Participation on High School Athlete Substance Use Patterns. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 23, 217-223.

Thompson Davis III, Associate Professor
Thompson Davis III
Office: 207 Audubon Hall
Department of Psychology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Office Phone: (225) 578-1500
Email: ted@lsu.edu
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Dr. Thompson Davis is currently accepting new students.

My research interests focus on the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. In particular, my work has been on the phenomenology, etiology, assessment, and treatment of specific phobias (i.e., intense, persistent fears of specific animals, situations, environments, etc.). Specific interests of mine include one-session treatment for specific phobia, evidence based practice, behavioral assessment, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

2005 Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine / Kennedy Krieger Institute
Clinical Internship in Behavioral Psychology, Child Clinical

2005 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Degree: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Child Emphasis

2000 East Carolina University
Degree: M.S. in Child Development and Family Relations

1998 Hampden-Sydney College
Degree: B.A. in Psychology

I presently teach the following courses:

Undergraduate Level
PSYC 2999: Undergraduate Practicum

PSYC 3082: Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 4176: Advanced Child Psychology

PSYC 4999: Independent Research

Graduate Level
PSYC 7171: Dev. Dis. & Child Psychopathology

PSYC 7688/89: Practicum in Clinical Psychology

PSYC 7982: Advanced Psychopathology (Adult)

PSYC 8939/89: Independent Research IN Clinical

(Note: * indicates a current or former student)
Davis III, T. E., Grills-Taquechel, A. E., & Ollendick, T. H. (in press). The psychological impact from Hurricane Katrina: Effects of displacement and trauma exposure on university students. Behavior Therapy.

Davis III, T. E., *Hess, J. A., *Moree, B. N., *Fodstad, J. C., *Dempsey, T., *Jenkins, W., & Matson, J. L. (in press). Anxiety symptoms across the lifespan in people with autistic disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

*Moree, B., & Davis III, T. E. (2010). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Modification trends. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 4, 346-354.

Ollendick, T. H., Raishevich, N., Davis III, T. E., Sirbu, C. V., & Öst, L. G. (2010). Specific phobia in youth: Phenomenology and psychological characteristics. Behavior Therapy, 41, 133-141.

Davis III, T. E., Ollendick, T. H., & Öst, L. G. (2009). Intensive treatment of specific phobias in children and adolescents. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 16, 294-303.

Ollendick, T. H., Öst, L. G., Reuterskiöld, L., Costa, N., Cederlund, R., Sirbu, C., Davis III, T. E., & Jarrett, M. (2009). One-session treatment of specific phobias in youth: A randomized clinical trial in the USA and Sweden. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 504-516.

Davis III, T. E., Ollendick, T. H., & *Nebel-Schwalm, M. (2008). Intellectual ability and achievement in anxiety-disordered children: A clarification and extension of the literature. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 30, 43-51.

*Zlomke, K., & Davis III, T. E. (2008). One-session treatment of specific phobias: A detailed description and review of treatment efficacy. Behavior Therapy, 39, 207-223.

Davis III, T. E., Kurtz, P., Gardner, A., & Carman, N. (2007). Cognitive-behavioral treatment for specific phobias with a child demonstrating severe problem behavior and developmental delays. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 28, 546-558.

Davis III, T. E., & Ollendick, T. H. (2005). Empirically supported treatments for specific phobia in children: Do efficacious treatments address the components of a phobic response? Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 12, 144-160.

Ollendick, T. H., & Davis III, T. E. (2004). Empirically supported treatments for children and adolescents: Where to from here? Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 11, 289-294.

Mary Lou Kelley, Professor
Director of Clinical Training
Mary Lou Kelley
Office: 227 Audubon Hall
Department of Psychology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Office Phone: (225) 578-4113
Email: mkelley@lsu.edu
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Dr. Mary Lou Kelley is currently accepting new students.

My research has focused on the behavioral assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. Topics of interest have included ADHD, home and school interventions for children with externalizing problems, and the psychological effects of violence exposure. I have been involved in the development of several assessment measures for the child and adolescent population. Areas assessed utilizing these measures include: family routines, treatment efficacy, daily stress, and violence exposure.

I presently teach the following courses:

PSYCH 7972 Child Behavior Therapy

PSYCH 7688 Child Psychology Practicum;

PSYCH 7688 Behavioral Pediatrics Practicum

Toney, L.P., Kelley, M.L., & Francingues Lanclos, N. (2003). Self and Parental Monitoring of Homework in Adolescents: Comparative Effects on Parents' Perceptions of Homework Behavior Problem. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 25, 35-51.

Kelley, M.L., Reitman, D., & Noell, G.H. (Eds.). (2003). Practitioner's Guide to Empirically Based Measures of School Behavior. New York: Plenum Publishers.

Applegate, H., Kelley, M.L., Applegate, B.W., Jayasinghe, I.K., Venters, C.L. (2003). Clinical case study: Pediatric residents' discussions of and interventions for children's behavioral and emotional problems. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 28, 315-321.

Adams, C.D., Reynolds, L.K., Perez, R.A., Powers, D., & Kelley, M.L. (1998). The Adolescent Behavior Checklist: Validation using structured diagnostic interviews. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 20, 103-125.

Hastings, T.L., & Kelley, M.L. (1997). Development and validation of the Screen for Adolescent Violence Exposure (SAVE), Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 25, 511-520.

Kern, L.K., & Kelley, M.L. (1997). The efficacy of a response cost-behavior in preschoolers. Behavior Modification, 21, 216-230.

Sadowski, C., Moore, L.A., & Kelley, M.L. (1994). Psychometric properties of the social problem solving inventory (SPSI) with normal and emotionally-disturbed adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 22, 487-500.

Kelley, M.L. (1990). School-Home Notes: Promoting Children's Classroom Success. New York: The Guilford Press. Republished in Italian (1995).

Louisiana State University
August 1982-present

Consultant for Department of Health and Hospice

Clinical Internship
University of Mississippi Medical Center

Association for the Advancement in Behavior Therapy

American Psychological Association

Johnny Matson, Professor
Distinguished Research Master
Johnny Matson
Office: 324 Audubon Hall
Department of Psychology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Office Phone: (225) 578-8745
Email: johnmatson@aol.com

My interests have focused on the development of assessment and treatment methods in the fields of intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. I have over 800 publications including 41 books on mental retardation, autism, and severe emotional disorders.

Former doctoral students have taken positions in state developmental centers or as faculty in academic departments. Academic departments have included Johns Hopkins University Medical School, University of Oregon, Ohio State University, University of Georgia, University of Maryland Medical School, Western Michigan University, Mississippi State University, Auburn Univeristy, Indiana University Medical School, and Univeristy of Illinios Medical School, among others.

Please direct specific questions that the website fails to address to the graduate coordinator.

I presently teach the following courses:

PSYC 7688 Child Psychology Practicum
PSYC 7997 Clinical Psychology Internship

Matson, J. L. (2012). Functional assessment for challenging behaviors. New York: Springer.

Matson, J. L., & Sturmey, P. (2011). International handbook of autism and pervasive developmental disorders. New York: Springer.

Matson, J.L. (2009). Practitioner's guide to applied behavior analysis for children with autism spectrum disorders. New York: Springer.

Matson, J.L., Andrasik, F., & Matson, M.L. (2009). Assessing childhood psychopathology and developmental disabilities. New York: Springer

Matson, J.L. (2008). Autism spectrum disorders: Evidence based assessment and intervention across the lifespan. London: Academic Press.

Matson, J.L. (2007). Handbook of assessment in persons with intellectual disability. London: Academic Press.

Matson, J.L., & Minshawi, N.F. (2006). Early intervention for autism spectrum disorders: A critical analysis. Oxford, England: Elsevier Science, Inc.

Horovitz, M. & Matson, J. L. (2014). The Baby and Infant Screen for Children with aUtIsm Traits- Part 1: Age-based scoring procedures. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 26, 1-22.

Sipes, M., & Matson, J. L. (2014). Factor structure for Autism Spectrum Disorders with Toddlers using DSM-IV and DSM-5 criteria. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 636-647.

Matson, J. L., Adams, H. L., Williams, L. W., & Rieske, R. D. (2013). Why are there so many unsubstantiated treatments in autism? Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, 466-474.

Matson, J. L., & Williams, L. (2013). Differential diagnosis and co-morbidity: Distinguishing autism and other mental health issues. Neuropsychiatry, 3, 233-244.

Kozlowski, A. M., Matson, J. L., Horovitz, M., Worley, J. A., & Neal, D. (2011). Parents’ first concerns of their child’s development in toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 14, 72-78.

Matson, J. L., & Hess, J. (2011). Psychotropic drug effects for persons with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 230-236.

Matson, J. L., Wilkins, J., & Fodstad, J. C. (2011). The validity of the Baby and Infant Screen for Children with aUtIsm Traits (BISCUIT Part 1). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41, 1139-1146.

Matson, J. L., Neal, D., Fodstad, J. C., Hess, J. A., Mahan, S., & Rivet, T. (2010). Reliability and validity of the Matson Evaluation of Social Skills with Youngsters (MESSY). Behavior Modification, 34, 539-558.

Matson, J. L. (1977). Simple correction for treating an autistic boy's encopresis. Psychological Reports, 41, 802.

Editor-in-Chief, Research in Developmental Disabilities. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Science, Inc.

Editor-in-Chief, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Science, Inc.

Editor-in-Chief, Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. New York, USA: Springer.

Associate Editor, Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities. London, England: Taylor and Francis.

Consultant, ICD 11

American Psychological Association (Fellow)

Past President, Division 33—Mental Retardation

Executive Committee, Division 33—Child and Youth Services

American Psychological Society (Fellow)

American Association on Mental Retardation (Fellow)

President, American Association on Mental Retardation, Psychology Division

Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Board of Directors DSM-III Task Force

Career Research Award, National Association on Dual Diagnosis

Early Career Research Award, National Academy of Education

Best Book in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, American Association of Publishers

World Congress on Behavior Therapy—Key Note Speaker

20th Century Award, American Association on Mental Retardation