Dr. Christy Capone and colleagues recently published primary outcomes of an RCT funded by the DoD examining a psychotherapy focused on trauma-related guilt and shame in post-9/11 veterans. Results found that Trauma Informed Guilt Reduction (TrIGR) resulted in significant reductions in guilt and PTSD and depressive symptoms as compared to Supportive Care Therapy. The research appears in the journal Depression and Anxiety.
Dr. Matthew Meisel had a paper accepted for publication in the journal BMC Psychology. In the manuscript, in a sample of emerging adults who never attended 4-year college, the authors found that most of the sample experienced some form of education-based stigma and discrimination and that these experiences were associated with worse mental health symptoms.
Dr. David Zelaya recently published "Psychometric validation and extension of the LGBT people of Color Microaggressions Scale with a sample of sexual minority BIPOC college students" in the journal Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Dr. Zelaya's research provides further rigorous statistical support and evidence for researchers and clinicians to use the LGBT People of Color Microaggressions Scale.
Dr. Patricia Cioe, Associate Professor in the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, was an invited speaker at the Annual Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) conference in Washington DC, being held November 10-13, 2021. At the ANAC conference on November 11, 2021 Dr. Cioe presented, "Kicking the Habit: Innovative Interventions for Smoking Cessation in People with HIV Who Smoke" discussing her recent and ongoing work in this area.