I am interested in teaching related to clinical psychology, children and families,
disasters, and clinical supervision. I am particularly interested in issues of professional
development, promoting awareness of career paths in psychology, and supporting students
in identifying and achieving their professional goals.
My interests broadly focus on the mental health of children and families, especially
those impacted by stress and trauma. My research focuses on understanding children's
responses to traumatic stress, improving the assessment of PTSD in children, and identifying
biopsychosocial factors (e.g., genetics, social support) that contribute to risk and
resilience trajectories following trauma exposure. My work has historically focused
on community-wide trauma (e.g., natural disasters, terrorism), but I also study other
forms of stress (e.g., peer victimization, transitions). I am particularly interested
in assessment and diagnostic issues in children, and my recent research has focused
on improving the diagnostic criteria for PTSD to be more developmentally-sensitive
to clinical presentations in trauma-exposed children.
I plan to recruit 1-2 graduate students to start in fall 2020. Please feel free to
email me if you are considering applying to our clinical psychology doctoral program
and have questions.
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of the faculty member or discipline.
- La Greca, Annette M., Brodar, Kaitlyn E., Danzi, BreAnne, Tarlow, Naomi, Silva, Karina, and Comer, Jonathan S.. Before the storm: Stressors associated with the Hurricane Irma evacuation process
for families, 63--73. Vol. 13. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 2019. (DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2019.9)
- Girio-Herrera, Erin, Ehrlich, Caroline J., Danzi, BreAnne, and La Greca, Annette M.. Lessons learned about barriers to implementing school-based interventions for adolescents:
Ideas for enhancing future research and clinical projects, 466 - 477. Vol. 26, Iss. 3. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 2019. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2018.11.004)
- La Greca, Annette M., and Danzi, BreAnne. Posttraumatic stress disorder. In Treatment of disorders in childhood and adolescence, fourth edition, edited by Prinstein, Mitchell J; Youngstrom, Eric A; Mash, Eric J; Barkley, Russell A, 495 - 538. New York, NY: The Guilford Press, 2019.
- Danzi, BreAnne, and La Greca, Annette M.. Genetic pathways to posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in children: Investigation
of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val158Met using different PTSD diagnostic models, 81-86. Vol. 102. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 2018. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2018.03.014)
- Danzi, BreAnne, and La Greca, Annette M.. Peer Rejection. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders, edited by Braaten, Ellen B., 1220-1222. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2018. (DOI: 10.4135/9781483392271.n376)
- La Greca, Annette M., Danzi, BreAnne, Marchante-Hoffman, Ashley N., and Tarlow, Naomi. Trauma exposure in posttraumatic stress and acute stress disorders. In The Oxford handbook of stress and mental health, edited by Harkness, K; Hayden, E.P., 1-48. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2018. (DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190681777.013.11)
- La Greca, Annette M., Danzi, BreAnne, and Chan, Sherilynn F.. DSM-5 and ICD-11 as competing models of PTSD in preadolescent children exposed to
a natural disaster: Assessing validity and co-occurring symptomatology, 1310591. Vol. 8, Iss. 1. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 2017. (DOI: 10.1080/20008198.2017.1310591)
- Danzi, BreAnne, and La Greca, Annette M.. Optimizing clinical thresholds for PTSD: Extending the DSM-5 preschool criteria to
school-age children, 234--241. Vol. 17. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 2017. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijchp.2017.07.001)
- Danzi, BreAnne, and La Greca, Annette M.. DSM-IV, DSM-5, and ICD-11: Identifying children with posttraumatic stress disorder
after disasters, 1444-1452. Vol. 57, Iss. 12. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2016. (DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12631)