Department of Psychology

Publications and Presentations

Refereed publications: (*Indicates student co-authors)

Francis, S. E., & Roemhild, E. (2021). Assessing parental cognitions about child anxiety: Are parents' thoughts about child anxiety associated with child anxiety and anxiety sensitivity? Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2021.102400

Doyle, S.*, Francis, S. E., & Joy, R. (2020). Treatment integrity and social validity of the FRIENDS for Life programme in a Northeastern Canadian school system. Behaviour Change, 37(2), 74-92.

Francis, S. E., Manley, S.*, & Doyle, S.* (2019). A psychometric evaluation of the Revised Childhood Anxiety Index (CASI-R) in a child and adolescent sample. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 41, 677-691. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-019-09745-y

Francis, S. E., Noël, V. A.*, & Ryan, S. L.* (2019). A systematic review of the factor structure of anxiety sensitivity among children: Current status and recommendations for future directions. Child & Youth Care Forum, 48, 603-632. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-019-09502-y

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)

Francis, S. E., Roemhild, E.*, & Trevethan, M.* (2021, November). Measuring excessive reassurance seeking in adolescents and evaluating its role in perceptions of parenting and anxiety. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.

Roemhild, E.*, Trevethan, M.*, Wong, D.*, & Francis, S. E. (2021, November). From the adolescents' perspective: Which contributes more to my anxiety, overprotection or overcontrol? Why? Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.

Trevethan, M.*, Roemhild, E.*, & Francis, S. E. (2021, November). Protective factors for adverse childhood experiences: The role of emotion regulation. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.

Francis, S. E., Roemhild, E.*, & Wong, D.* (2020, November). Examining intergenerational patterns of anxiety sensitivity among parent-adolescent dyads for both mothers and fathers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Virtual Convention.

Francis, S. E., & Roemhild, E.* (2020, November). Parental anxiety sensitivity for the child: Convergence with parent and adolescent anxiety sensitivity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Virtual Convention.

Roemhild, E.*, & Francis, S. E. (2020, November). Does family living arrangement influence adolescent anxiety? An examination among parent-adolescent dyads. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Virtual Convention.

Roemhild, E.*, & Francis, S. E. (2020, November). Does parental sensitivity to their child's anxiety predict their engagement in family accommodation? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Virtual Convention.

Francis, S. E., & Manley, S.*. (2019, November). Parental beliefs about anxiety as a mediator of parental overcontrol and child anxiety. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Atlanta, GA.

Francis, S. E., Manley, S.*, & Doyle, S.* (2019, November). Correspondence of the Childhood Anxiety Sensitivity Index with anxiety and depression in children and adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Atlanta, GA.

Manley, S.*, & Francis, S. E. (2019, November). The development of the What I Do at Home Questionnaire – Adolescent version. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Atlanta, GA.

Roemhild, E.*, Meadows, E.*, & Francis, S. E. (2019, November). Behavioral inhibition and child anxiety: The moderating effects of anxiety sensitivity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Atlanta, GA.

Roemhild, E., & Francis, S.E. (2019, June). Parent and youth perceptions of FA as predictors of adolescent anxiety. Poster presented at the Journal of Clinical and Adolescent Psychology Future Directions Forum, Washington D.C.

Roemhild, E., Tiamiyu, M.F., Mezo, P.G., Francis, S.E. (2019, April). The role of anxiety control and mindfulness in sports anxiety. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Manley, S.*, & Francis, S. E. (2019, April). The relationship between age, overprotection, perceived control, and child anxiety. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Doyle, S.*, Manley, S.*, & Francis, S. E. (2019, April). Clinical usefulness of parental indicators of child anxiety. In S. E. Francis (Chair), Child anxiety: parent and child cognitive risk and protective factors. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Meadows, E.*, Manley, S.*, & Francis, S. E. (2019, April). Metacognitive beliefs underlying socially-anxious behaviors in childhood. In S. E. Francis (Chair), Child anxiety: Parent and child cognitive risk and protective factors. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Allred, C.*, Manley, S.*, & Francis, S. E. (2019, April). Metacognitive beliefs in relation to worry and GAD. In S. E. Francis (Chair), Child anxiety: Parent and child cognitive risk and protective factors. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Manley, S.*, & Francis, S. E. (2019, April). Overprotection and child anxiety: Mediation of perceived control of anxiety. In S. E. Francis (Chair), Child anxiety: Parent and child cognitive risk and protective factors. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Francis, S. E., & Manley, S.* (2019, April). Parental beliefs about anxiety – A cognitive risk for child anxiety?. In S. E. Francis (Chair), Child anxiety: Parent and child cognitive risk and protective factors. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Allred, C. H.*, Manley, S.*, & Francis, S. E. (2018, November). Perceived control of anxiety as a protective factor for worry beliefs and symptoms. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.

Francis, S. E., & Manley, S.* (2018, November). Examining age, gender, and parental beliefs about anxiety in the relationship between child and parent anxiety sensitivity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.

Francis, S. E., & Manley, S.* (2018, November). Parent and child anxiety sensitivity – does assessment matter? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.

Manley, S.*, & Francis, S. E. (2018, November). The role of child sex in the relationship between perceived overprotection, perceived control of anxiety, and child anxiety. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.

Francis, S. E. (2018, April). Assessing risk and resiliency in child anxiety: Specific considerations for school settings. Invited talk presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Manley, S.*, & Francis, S. E. (2018, April). Psychometrics of the Parental Attitudes, Beliefs, and Understanding of Anxiety Scale. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Doyle, S.*, Joy, R., & Francis, S. E. (2017, November). Treatment integrity (program structure) of the FRIENDS for Life Program in Canadian elementary schools. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Doyle, S.*, Rowsell, M.*, & Francis, S. E. (2017, November). Child- and parent-reported anxiety and anxiety sensitivity and the Cognitive and Avoidant Response Biases Questionnaire (CARBQ-P/C). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Francis, S. E., Manley, S.*, & Doyle, S.* (2017, November). Using the CASI-R to examine parental contributions to child anxiety sensitivity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Manley, S.*, & Francis, S. E. (2017, November). Psychometric Properties of the Revised Childhood Anxiety Sensitivity Index (CASI-R) in a nonclinical child sample. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Slade, L.*, Doyle, S.*, Joy, R., & Francis, S. E. (2017, November). Child and parent report of social validity of the FRIENDS for Life program in Canadian elementary schools. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Sneed, A.*, Manley, S.*, & Francis, S. E. (2017, November). Examining parental risk factors for child anxiety in a school-based sample. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

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: 9/24/21