Anna Maria Ros
Training Track: Clinical
Lab: CASA Lab
Advisor: Catherine DeCarlo Santiago, Ph.D.
Office: Coffey Hall 406
I am interested in parent factors involved in child psychopathology, as well as interventions for PTSD and depression among children who have suffered trauma. Additionally, I am interested in the effects of neighborhood disadvantage and maternal depression on mental health outcomes for low-income Mexican origin children.
Masters Thesis Title
The Effects of Parental Functioning and Socioeconomic Status on Initial Child Psychopathology Symptoms and Treatment Outcomes Following a Brief Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group.
Masters Thesis Abstract
The present study investigates the impact of parental psychopathology and socioeconomic status on the severity of child PTSD and depression symptoms at baseline, in addition to the impact on treatment effectiveness. First, the study examines how the presence of parental PTSD, depression and hostility act as proximal risk factors for the baseline severity of child PTSD and depression symptoms. Further, the study investigates how these proximal parental factors affect symptom reduction following intervention for these children. Additionally, the current study will examine how low socioeconomic status affects baseline severity of child PTSD and depression symptoms as well as how income-to-needs influences symptom reduction following treatment.
Masters Thesis Committee
Catherine DeCarlo Santiago and Maryse Richards