Department of Psychology

Publications and Presentations

Refereed publications: (*Indicates student co-authors)

Higa-McMillan, C. K., Francis, S. E., Rith-Najarian, L., & Chorpita, B. F. (2016). Evidence base update: 50 years of research on treatment for child and adolescent anxiety. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 45, 91-113. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2015.1046177

Rowsell, M.*, Doyle, S.*, & Francis, S. E. (2016). The role of BIS sensitivity in the relationship between family enmeshment and child anxiety. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 2585-2596. doi: 10.1007/s10826-016-0415-8

Rowsell, M.*, & Francis, S. E. (2015). OCD subtypes: Which, if any, are valid? Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 22, 414-435. doi: 10.1111/cpsp.12130

Francis, S. E. (2014). The role of parental anxiety sensitivity in parent reports of child anxiety in treatment seeking families. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 19, 111-124. doi: 10.1177/1359104512470055

Noël, V. A.*, Lewis, K. M.*, Francis, S. E., & Mezo, P. G. (2013). Relationships between the multiple dimensions of anxiety sensitivity and symptoms of anxiety and depression in men and women. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 13, 333-353.

Francis, S. E., Ebesutani, C., & Chorpita, B. F. (2012). Differences in levels of functional impairment and rates of serious emotional disturbance between youth with internalizing and externalizing disorders when using the CAFAS or GAF to assess functional impairment. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 20, 226-240. doi: 10.1177/1063426610387607

Francis, S. E., Mezo, P. G., & Fung, S. L.* (2012). Self-control training in children: A review of interventions for anxiety and depression and the role of parental involvement. Psychotherapy Research, 22, 220-238. doi:10.1080/10503307.2011.637990

MacKenzie, M. B.*, Mezo, P. G., & Francis, S. E. (2012). A conceptual framework for understanding self-regulation in adults. New Ideas in Psychology, 30, 155-165. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.newideapsych.2011.07.001

Mezo, P. G., & Francis, S. E. (2012). Modeling the interrelationship of learned resourcefulness, self-management, and affective symptomatology. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 34, 11-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10862-011-9264-3

Noël, V.,*  Francis, S. E., Williams-Outerbridge, K.,* & Fung, S. L.* (2012). Catastrophizing as a predictor of depressive and anxious symptoms in children. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, 311-320. doi:10.1007/s10608-011-9370-2

Noël, V.,* & Francis, S. E. (2011). A meta-analytic review of the role of child anxiety sensitivity in child anxiety. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 721-733. doi:10.1007/s10802-011-9489-3

Francis, S. E., & Chorpita, B. F. (2011). Parental beliefs about child anxiety as a mediator of parent and child anxiety. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35, 21-29. doi:10.1007/s10608-009-9255-9

Francis, S. E., & Noël, V.* (2010). Parental contributions to child anxiety sensitivity: A review and recommendations for future directions. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 41, 595-613. doi:10.1007/s10578-010-0190-5

Williams, K.,* & Francis, S. E. (2010). Parentification and psychological adjustment: Locus of control as a moderating variable. Contemporary Family Therapy, 32, 231-237. doi:10.1007/s10591-010-9123-5

Francis, S. E., & Chorpita, B. F (2010). Development and evaluation of the Parental Beliefs about Anxiety Questionnaire. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32, 138-149. doi:10.1007/s10862-009-9133-5

Weisz, J. R., Francis, S. E., & Bearman, S. K. (2010). Assessing secondary control and its association with youth depression symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 883-893. doi:10.1007/s10802-010-9440-z

Presentations: (*Indicates student co-authors)

Doyle, S.*, Francis, S. E., & Joy, R. (2016, November). Mental health prevention programming in elementary schools: The Friends for Life and Roots of Empathy programs. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Doyle, S.*, Francis, S. E., & Joy, R. (2016, November). The Friends for Life program in a Canadian elementary school. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Francis, S. E., Rowsell, M.*, Doyle, S.*, & Manley, S.* (2016, November). Parent and child risk factors for child anxiety: What is the role of anxiety sensitivity?   Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Manley, S.*, & Francis, S. E. (2016, November). The role of parent anxiety sensitivity and beliefs about child anxiety in the relationship between parent and child anxiety. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Rowsell, M.*, Doyle, S.*, & Francis, S. E. (2014, November). The role of behavioral inhibition system sensitivity in the relationship between family enmeshment and child anxiety.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Noël, V. A.*, Francis, S. E., Tilley, M. A.*, & Bojman, K. (2013, November). Adaptation of the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment-Revised (IPPA-R) for sibling relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Tilley, M. A.*, Noël, V. A.*, & Francis, S. E. (2013, November). Examining the relationship between the quality of sibling relationships and a child’s feelings of self-worth. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Rowsell, M.*, Noël, V. A.*, Francis, S. E., & Doyle, S.* (2013, June). Assessing family and cognitive variables in child social anxiety. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Quebec City, QC.

Forristall, S.*, Noël, V. A.*, & Francis, S. E. (2012, June). Examining voluntary coping strategies as a mediator of the association between peer relationships and depressive symptoms in early adolescence. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS.

Francis, S., Williams-Outerbridge, K.*, Fung, S.*, Duffett, M.*, & Noel, V.* (2012, June). Parenting practices and internalizing symptoms in children. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS. 

Last Updated: 8/8/17