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Psychology Internship Grants and Publications

FACULTY RESEARCH

Our psychology internship adheres to a scientist-practitioner model. Our faculty utilizes, and encourages, evidenced-based interventions with clients as appropriate. Further, several active research programs are ongoing within a variety of content areas, including obesity, pain, adherence, eating disorders, autism, etc. Below is a partial list of recent grant funding received and publications by our faculty.

Funded Research Grants since our December, 2003, Site Visit:

Connelly, M. Development of an internet-based headache management system for teens. National Institutes of Health, $92,992. Approved for funding period 07/15/2009-01/15/2010.

Connelly, M.Real-time assessment of headache triggers in children. National Headache Foundation, $5,200. Approved for funding period: 07/01/06-06/30/08.

Connelly, M., Buck, J., Weydert, J., Schwend, R., Jaklevic, D., Poull, J., Anson, L., Rose, J., Price, N. Integrative method of pain resilience enhancement for scoliosis surgery: an initial randomized trial. Cook Foundation, $49,010. Approved for funding period: 07/01/2008-06/30/2010.

Connelly, M., Neville, K., St. Peter, Shawn. An empirical evaluation of self-report scales as indicators of pain treatment response following surgery. Children's Mercy Hospital Katherine B. Richardson Associates Endowment Fund, $14,751. Approved for funding period: 06/01/07-12/31/08.

Connelly, M., Rapoff, M. A., Deppenbush, D., Johnson, M. Online intervention for recurrent pediatric headache in primary care. U-Incorporated Private Grant, $50,000. Approved for funding period: 01/01/2008-12/31/2009.

Connelly, M., Rapoff, M. A., Deppenbush, D., Johnson, M., Holt, L., Holt, K. 'Headstrong' proof of concept. Kansas Technology Enterprises Corporation Private Grant, $25,000. Approved for funding period: 09/01/2007-08/31/2008.

Friesen, C.A., & Schurman, J. V.Montelukast in the treatment of duodenal eosinophilia in children with dyspepsia: Effect on eosinophil density and activation in relation to pharmacokinetics. Merck Grants to Universities, $41,048. Approved for funding period: 7/1/2005 - 7/1/2007.

Johnson, R., Kouri, F., & Warady, B. Neurocognitive and emotional/behavioral outcomes for patients with onset of end stage renal disease during infancy.  Children's Mercy Hospital Katharine B. Richardson Associates Endowment Fund, $14,667. Approved for funding period: 7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009.

Schanberg, L., Connelly, M., Gil, K., Schwartz, J. E., Anthony, K. K. Electronic diary assessment of pain in childhood arthritis. National Institutes of Health, $784,000. Approved for funding period: 07/01/2008-06/30/2011.

Schurman, J. V., & Connelly, M.Online monitoring of changes in pediatric pain and functional disability: A pilot study. Children's Mercy Hospital Katharine B. Richardson Associates Endowment Fund, $9915. Approved for funding period: 2/1/2008 - 1/31/2009.

Schurman, J. V., Grayson, P., Friesen, C. A., Welchert, E., & Andre, L. The impact of biofeedback-assisted relaxation training on pain and functional disability in children diagnosed with Eosinophilic Duodenitis: A pilot study. Children's Mercy Hospital Katharine B. Richardson Associates Endowment Fund, $10,794. Approved for funding period: 1/1/2004 - 12/31/2006.

Stinson, J., Connelly, M., McGrath, P. J., Rapoff, M. A., Schanberg, L. SUPER-KIDZ consensus conference. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, $25,000. Approved for funding period: 09/01/2008-08/31/2009.

Stinson, J., Connelly, M.Ask me where it hurts: developing a standardized approach to the assessment of pain in pediatric rheumatology. Mayday Foundation, $56,210. Approved for funding period: 08/01/2008-07/31/2010.

Selected Publications by our Faculty since our December, 2003, Site Visit:

Adams, C. D., Dreyer, M. L., Dinakar, C., & Portnoy, J. M. (2004). Pediatric asthma: a look at adherence from the patient and family perspective. Current Allergy & Asthma Reports, 4(6), 425-432.

Brown, R. T., Connelly, M., Rittle, C., & Cloues, B. (2006). A longitudinal examination predicting emergency department utilization in sickle cell disease and their caregivers. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31(2), 163-173.

Brown Kirschman, K. J., Johnson, R. J., Bender, J. A., & Roberts, M. C. (in press). Positive psychology for children: Development, prevention, and promotion. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.) The Handbook of Positive Psychology (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Christophersen, E.R. & Mortweet, S.L. (2003). Teaching social skills: A guide for parents. AAP Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Newsletter, Autumn. Article No. 113.

Christophersen, E.R. & Mortweet, S.L. (2003). Strategies for Teaching Important Social Skills to Young Children. AAP Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Newsletter, Autumn. Vol. 12(2): 14-16.

Christophersen, ER. (2003). The case for evidence-based toilet training. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 157, 1153-1154.

Christophersen, E.R. (2003). Behavior: Ask the experts: Why is this baby such a Daddy's girl?. Contemporary Pediatrics, 21 (1), 37

Christophersen, E. R., & Mortweet, S. L. (2003). Parenting that works: Building skills that last a lifetime. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Christophersen, E.R. & Mortweet, S.L. (2004). Encopresis. In L. Osborn, T.G. DeWitt & L.R. First (Eds), Comprehensive Pediatrics. St. Louis: Harcourt, pages 1614-1619.

Christophersen, E.R. & Mortweet, S.L. (2004). Enuresis. In L. Osborn, T.G. DeWitt & L.R. First (Eds), Comprehensive Pediatrics. St. Louis: Harcourt, pages1620-1623.

Christophersen, E.R. & Friman, P.C. (2004). Elimination Disorders. In R. Brown (Ed.), Handbook of Pediatric Psychology in School Settings. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum. p. 467-487.

Christophersen, E.R. & Mortweet, S.L. (2004). '4 P's' approach can help build social skills among children. AAP News, 24, 183.

Christophersen, E. (2004). Behavioral management. In S. Parker & B. Zuckerman (Eds.), Behaviroral and Developmental Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care (2nd ed., pp. 55-60). Boston: Little Brown.

Christophersen, E.R. (2005). Super Nanny. Pediatrics, 115 (6), 1768-1769.

Christophersen, E. R. (2005). Is evidence-based treatment sufficient to manage nighttime wetting problems (enuresis)? Yes and no. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 159, 1182-1183.

Christophersen, E.R. (2005). Behavior: Ask the experts: A teenager finds pornography at her father's home. Contemporary Pediatrics, 22 (1), 16.

Christophersen, E.R. & VanScoyoc, S.M. (2005). Weather anxiety. AAP Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Newsletter, Summer. Vol 14(2): .

Christophersen, E.R. (2005). More advice on a child who avoids public toilets. Contemporary Pediatrics, 22(8), 22.

Christophersen, E.R. (2005). Is evidence-based treatment sufficient to manage nighttime wetting problems (enuresis)? Yes and No. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Vol. 159, 1182-1183.

Christophersen, E.R. & VanScoyoc, S.M. (2006). Stormy weather: Advise parents on how to handle weather-related fears among children. AAP News Vol. 27 No. 2 February 2006, p. 1

Christophersen, E.R. & VanScoyoc, S.M. (2006). Selective mutism. AAP Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Newsletter. Spring. Vol. 15(1), 11-15.

Christophersen, E.R. & VanScoyoc, S.M. (2007). What Makes Time-Out Work (and Fail)? AAP Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Newsletter.

Christophersen, E.R. & VanScoyoc S.M. (2008). The Home Chip System: A Token Economy for use in the natural home. In LeCroy (Ed.), Handbook of Evidence-Based Treatment Manuals for Children and Adolescents (Second Edition). New York: Oxford University Press. Pgs 456-468.

Christophersen, E.R. & VanScoyoc, S.M. (2008). Toilet Training and Toileting Problems: How Do We Advise Parents? AAP Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Newsletter., 17(1), 7-10.

Christophersen, E.R. and VanScoyoc, S.M. (In Press). Toilet Training. In I.B. Weiner and W.E. Craighead (Eds.), Corsini's Encylopedia of Psychology, 4th Edition. New Jersey: Wiley. 

Christophersen, E.R. and VanScoyoc (2009). Implementing Bedwetting Alarms for Primary Nocturnal Enuresis. AAP Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Newsletter.

Christophersen, E.R. (In Press). Day Correction of Pediatric Bedtime Resistance. In M. Perlis, M. Aloia & B. Kuhn (Eds.), Behavioral Sleep Medicine Treatment Protocols.

Connelly, M. (2009). Bridging the knowledge-practice divide: using technology to evaluate and modify behavioral aspects of chronic pain in children. Behavior Therapist, 32(2), 32-35.

Connelly, M. (2008). Facilitating adjustment to illness in children: specialized generalization? PsycCritiques - Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 53(No. 23), Article 5.

Connelly, M., & Schanberg, L. (2008). Considerations for evaluating and managing pediatric musculoskeletal pain in primary care (pp. 185-200). In G. A. Walco & K. R. Goldschneider (Eds.), Pediatric Pain Management in Primary Care: A Practical Guide. Totowa, NJ: The Humana Press.

Connelly, M., & Rapoff, M. A. (2006). Assessing quality of life in children with recurrent headache: Reliability and validity of the PedsQL™ 4.0 in a pediatric headache sample. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31(7), 698-702.

Connelly, M., & Denney, D. (2007). Regulation of emotions during experimental stress in alexithymia. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 62(6), 649-656.

Connelly, M., Keefe, F., Affleck, G., Lumley, M., Anderson, T., & Waters, S. (2007). Effects of day to day affect regulation on the pain experience of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Pain, 131(1-2), 162-170.

Connelly, M., Rapoff, M. A., Thompson, N., & Connelly, W. (2006). 'Headstrong': A pilot study of a CD-ROM intervention for recurrent pediatric headache. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31(7), 737-747.

Connelly, M., & Schanberg, L. (2006). Latest developments in the assessment and management of chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes in children. Current Opinion in Rheumatology, 18, 496-502.

Connelly, M., & Schanberg, L. (2006). Opioid therapy for the treatment of refractory pain in pediatric rheumatic disease. Natura Clinical Practice Rheumatology, 2, 636-637.

Connelly, M., Wagner, J. L., Brown, R. T., Riddell, C., Wall, B., & Taylor, L. (2005). Informant discrepancy in perceptions of sickle cell disease status. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 30(5), 443-448.

Friesen, C., Lin, Z., Schurman, J., Andre, L., & McCallum, R. (2006). An evaluation of adult electrogastrography criteria in healthy children. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 51, 1824-1828.

Friesen, C. A., Lin, Z., Hyman, P. E., Andre, L., Welchert, E., Schurman, J. V., et al. (2006). Electrogastrography in pediatric functional dyspepsia: relationship to gastric emptying and symptom severity. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 42(3), 265-269.

Friesen, C. A., Lin, Z., Schurman, J. V., Andre, L., & McCallum, R. W. (2007). Autonomic nervous system response to a solid meal and water loading in healthy children: Its relation to gastric myoelectrical activity. Neurogastroenterology & Motility, 19, 376-382.

Friesen, C. A., Lin, Z., Singh, M., Singh, V., Schurman, J. V., Burchell, N., Cocjin, J. T., & McCallum, R. W. (2008). Antral inflammatory cells, gastric emptying, and electrogastrography in pediatric functional dyspepsia. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 53, 2634-2640.

Greenhoot, A. F., Johnson, R. J., & Legerski, J. P. (in press). Chronic stress and autobiographical memory functioning. In R. Fivush & J. Quas (Eds.), Stress and Memory in Development: Biological, Social,and Emotional Considerations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Greenhoot, A.F., Johnson, R. J., & McCloskey, L. A. (2005). Internal states language in the childhood recollections of adolescents with and without abuse histories. Journal of Cognition and Development, 6, 547-570.

Johnson, R. J., Greenhoot, A. F., Glisky, E. & McCloskey, L. A. (2005). The relations among abuse, depression, and adolescents' autobiographical memory. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 34, 235-247.

Keefe, F., Anderson, M., Caldwell, D., Stainbrook, D., McKee, D., Waters, S., Connelly, M., et al. (2008). A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Emotional Disclosure in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Can Clinician Assistance Enhance the Effects? Pain, 137(1), 164-172.

Kippes, C., & Garrison, C. (2006). Are we in the midst of an Autism epidemic? A review of prevalence data. MissouriMedicine, 103(1), 65-68.

Kral, M. C., Brown, R. T., Connelly, M., Cure, J. K., Besenski, N., Jackson, S. M., et al. (2006). Radiographic predictors of neurocognitive functioning in pediatric sickle cell disease. Journal of Child Neurology, 21(1), 37-44.

McCaul, K. D., Hockemeyer, J. R., Johnson, R. J., Zetocha, K., Quinlan, K., & Glasgow, R. E. (2006). Motivation to quit using cigarettes: A review. Addictive Behaviors, 31, 42-56.

Mortweet, S., & Christophersen, E. (2004). Coping skills for the angry/impatient/clamorous child: A home and office practicum. Contemporary Pediatrics, 21(6), 43-55.

Mortweet, S. L., & Christophersen, E. R. (in press). Behavior problems in a pediatric context. In M. C. Roberts (Ed.), Handbook of pediatric psychology (4th ed). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Mortweet, S.L. & Christophersen, E.R. (2003). The role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in treating common problems in childhood. AAP Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Newsletter, Autumn. Article No. 115.

Mortweet, S.L. & Christophersen, E.R. (2003). Problem behaviors in a Pediatric Context. In M.C. Roberts (Ed.), Handbook of Pediatric Psychology (3rd Edition). New York: Guilford, p. 599-616.

Mortweet-VanScoyoc, S.L. & Christophersen, E.R. (2004). Take as directed: Improving adherence in the primary care or specialist setting. AAP Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Newsletter, Autumn. Vol 13(1): 10-12.

Mortweet, S.L. & Christophersen, E.R. (2004). Coping skills for the angry/impatient/clamorous child: A home and office practicum. Contemporary Pediatrics, 21 (6), 43-55.

Mortweet, S.L. & Christophersen, E.R. (2009). Problem behaviors in a Pediatric Context. In M.C. Roberts (Ed.), Handbook of Pediatric Psychology (4th Edition). New York: Guilford. (pgs. 526-539)

Roberts, M. C., Ilardi, S. S., Johnson, R. J. (2006). Reputation strength as a determinant of faculty employment: A test of the step-down thesis among clinical psychology doctoral programs. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62, 881-891.

Schurman, J., Friesen, C., Andre, L., Welchert, E., Lavenbarg, T., Danda, C., et al. (2007). Diagnostic utility of the water load test in children and adolescents with chronic abdominal pain. Journal of Pediatric Nutrition and Gastroenterology, 44, 51-57.

Schurman, J. V., & Friesen, C. A. (2006). Chronic abdominal pain in children: an update. Missouri Medicine, 103(1), 69-75; quiz 75-66.

Schurman, J. V., Friesen, C. A., Danda, C. E., Andre, L., Welchert, E., Lavenbarg, T., et al. (2005). Diagnosing functional abdominal pain with the Rome II criteria: parent, child, and clinician agreement. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 41(3), 291-295.

Schurman, J. V., Danda, C. E., Friesen, C. A., Hyman, P. E. Simon, S. D., & Cocjin, J. T. (2008). Variations in psychological profile among children with recurrent abdominal pain. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 15, 241-251.

Steele, R. G., Dreyer, M. L., & Phipps, S. (2004). Patterns of maternal distress among children with cancer and their association with child emotional and somatic distress. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 29(7), 507-517.

Thorp, J. A., O'Connor, M., Belden, B., Etzenhouser, J., Hoffman, E. L., & Jones, P. G. (2003). Effects of phenobarbital and multiple-dose corticosteroids on developmental outcome at age 7 years. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 101(2), 363-373.

von Baeyer, C.L., Spagrud, L.J., McCormick, J.C., Choo, E., Neville, K., & Connelly, M.(2009). Three new datasets supporting use of the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS-11) for children's self-reports of pain intensity. Pain, 143(3), 223-227.

VanScoyoc, S.M. & Christophersen, E.R. (2004). Teaching pill swallowing. AAP Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Newsletter, Autumn. Vol 13(2): 26-27.

VanScoyoc, S.M. & Christophersen, E.R. (2005). Trichotillomania: Helping the young hairpuller. AAP Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Newsletter, Spring. Vol 14(1): 19-20.

Wagner, J. L., Connelly, M., Brown, R. T., Riddell, C., Wall, B., & Taylor, L. (2004). Predictors of social anxiety in children and adolescents with sickle cell disease. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 11(4), 243-252.

Weydert, J., & Connelly, M. (2009). Integrative approach to acute and chronic pain in children. In T. Culbert & K. Olness (Eds.), Integrative Medicine Library (pp. 518-568). NY: Oxford Press. 


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