Kristen L. Lavallee, Ph.D.

PortraitFaculty of Psychology
Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Bochumer Fenster

Massenbergstraße 9-13
D-44787 Bochum



Fax: +49 (0)234 32 - 14369

kllavallee@gmail.com


 

Position

Research Associate
Managing Editor,  European Psychologist

 

 Education and Licensure

 

2007 U.S. National Certification in School Psychology.
2006-07 Internship, Mifflin County School District, Lewistown, PA & Newton Public Schools, Newton, MA.
2006 Postdoctoral Respecialization and MA License (#410477) in School Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University.
2005 Ph.D. Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University.
Major: Developmental Psychology
Minor: Child Clinical Psychology
GPA: 3.99
2002 M.S. Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University.
Major: Developmental Psychology
2000 B.A. Psychology, Pepperdine University.

 

 

Professional Skills & Experience Zum Seitenanfang

 

  • Scientific journal editing
2010 Managing Editor, European Psychologist
Assist Editor-in-Chief with editing the official research journal of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations.
University of Basel, Humboldt University Berlin, and Hogrefe Publishers.
  • School psychologist
2008-14 School Psychologist
Provide diagnostic and consultative services for children in the international community in the areas of learning, cognition, behavior, personality, and career interests.
Center for Developmental and Personality Diagnostics, University of Basel, Switzerland.
2007-08 School Psychologist
Conducted psychological evaluations, consulted with teachers, counseled students, conducted social skills groups, and supervised college student volunteers.
Peirce Elementary and Zervas Elementary, Newton, MA.
2006-07 Licensed School Psychologist Intern
Peirce Elementary and Newton South High School, Newton, MA.
2006 Pre-certified School Psychologist Intern
Buchanan Elementary, Mifflin County School District, Lewistown, PA.
  • Research Zum Seitenanfang
2008 Research Associate, Separation Anxiety Program for Families.
Conduct clinical research on separation anxiety disorder.
Dr. Silvia Schneider & Dr. Jürgen Margraf, University of Basel, Switzerland, and Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.
2000-2005 Project Coordinator, Children’s Friendship Project.
Conducted surveys and interviews with middle school children about their beliefs and feelings surrounding friendships. Analyzed and interpreted data on children’s friendships and disseminated the findings through scholarly journals and professional conference presentations. Obtained and use special proficiencies in statistical techniques such as hierarchical linear modeling, structural equation modeling, regression, and multivariate analysis of variance
Dr. Jeffrey Parker, The Pennsylvania State University.
2002-2003 Graduate Research Assistant, Hormones and Behavior Laboratory.
Managed and analyzed data for a study of the effects of pre-natal testosterone on male-typical behaviors (such as playing with trucks instead of dolls) in females with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Worked extensively in the laboratory with undergraduates and graduate students on longitudinal study following children from 3 years of age to adulthood, training research assistants on videotape coding and data management. Assisted in writing up findings for scholarly presentation, and designed research hypotheses and data collection methods for the next wave of grant-funded data collection.
Dr. Sheri Berenbaum, The Pennsylvania State University.
2001 Graduate Research Assistant, Penn State Family Relationships Project.
Conducted extensive at-home interviews with parents and children regarding family life, parent-child relationships, sibling relationships, school life, self-perceptions, and after-school behavior. The interviews were part of a longitudinal study of family development.
Drs. Susan McHale and Ann Crouter, The Pennsylvania State University.
2002 Attendant, Longitudinal Research Institute: Longitudinal Methods, Measurement, and Models.
Learned principles of longitudinal data analysis, including hierarchical linear modeling and structural equation modeling.
University of Virginia, Jefferson Psychometric Lab, June 17-22.
  • Intervention and consultation home, school, and community settings Zum Seitenanfang
2005-06 Behavior Specialist Consultant
Designed and consulted on treatment plans, modeled intervention techniques, and supervised, evaluated, and aided therapeutic support staff in providing behavioral health services to children with autism, behavioral difficulties, and cognitive impairments in the home, school, and community.
Northwestern Human Services, State College, PA.
2002 Skill Training Coach
Facilitated two one-week social skill-training groups for socially anxious children transitioning to middle school. Intervention included modeling appropriate social behavior, leading group discussions, role-playing, and giving feedback.
Dr. Karen Bierman, The Pennsylvania State University.
1995-96 Aide for children with disabilities
Provided childcare aide services at a residential facility for children with developmental disabilities.
Sunshine Haven, Whitinsville, MA.
  • University teaching
2004 Instructor, Introduction to Developmental Psychology.
Designed and taught course curriculum to 350 undergraduates. Included designing multimedia lectures, leading class discussions, conducting demonstrations, conducting learning activities, writing exams, and grading papers while managing a team of five graduate teaching assistants.
The Pennsylvania State University.
2004 Webcourse Co-Developer, Introduction to Developmental Psychology.
Co-designed course curriculum for an online version of Developmental Psychology. Included designing flash animations and illustrations of key studies and theories in development for use in an internet-based course, design of syllabus, course projects, and examinations.
The Pennsylvania State University.
2003-04 Instructor, Introduction to Psychology.
Designed and taught a condensed 6-week summer course curriculum to a class of 150 and a class of 40 undergraduates. Included designing multimedia lectures, leading class discussions, writing exams, and grading assignments as well as mentoring undergraduate teaching assistants.
The Pennsylvania State University.
2004 Earned the Graduate School Teaching Certificate.
Completed a series of teaching experiences including website and PowerPoint design, a course in teaching college-level psychology, and experience in college instruction.
The Pennsylvania State University.
2000-05 Graduate Teaching Assistant, various courses.
Assisted instructors in course design, teaching, leading discussions, evaluating student work, and meeting with students for 1-2 courses per semester. Courses included Introduction to Developmental Psychology, Adolescence, Social Cognition, Ethics in the Helping Professions, and Adult-Child Relationships.
The Pennsylvania State University
  • Service-learning implementation Zum Seitenanfang
2001-02 Assisted in writing and implementing Pennsylvania Campus Compact Service Learning Course Development Grant for Psy 425: Practicum in Social and Interpersonal Competence.
Dr. Jeffrey Parker, The Pennsylvania State University.
2001 Attended International Service-Learning Research Conference. Berkeley, CA.
  • Educational tutoring
1999 Tutored elementary school age children. Boys & Girls Club, Santa Monica, CA.
1999 Assisted at a daycare in the preschool enrichment program. Malibu Jewish Center Preschool, Malibu, CA.
1998 Tutored adolescents at a juvenile detention center. Camp David Gonzales, Calabasas, CA.

 

 

 

Honors and Awards

2005 Bruce V. Moore Graduate Fellowship in Psychology, for presentation at National Association of School Psychologists.
2004 Carloyn Wood Sherif Memorial Research Fund, for dissertation research.
2004 American Psychological Association (APA) Student Travel Award, for presentation at APA conference.
2004 Research and Graduate Students Office Award, for presentation at APA conference.
2003 Society for Research on Child Development Student Travel Award.
2003 Farris Endowment, for presentation at Society for Research on Child Development conference.
2002 Bruce V. Moore Graduate Fellowship in Psychology, for presentation at International Society for Research on Aggression World Meetings
2000 Carloyn Wood Sherif Memorial Research Fund, for master’s research.
1999 Dean’s List, Pepperdine Universitych.
1999 Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology, Treasurer.
1999 Seaver College Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship.

 

 

Professional Affilations (Past or Present) Zum Seitenanfang

  • European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations
  • International School Psychology Association
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Massachusetts School Psychology Association
  • Society for Research on Child Development
  • Federation of Swiss Psychologists

 

 

Professional Service

2006-08 Crisis Team, Child Study Team, Peirce Elementary School, Newton, MA.
2003-04 Research and Graduate Students Office (RGSO) Travel Awards Committee, PSU.
2001-03 Diversity Enrichment and Faculty Recruitment and Retention Committee, PSU.


 

Trade Books

 

Lavallee, K., & Schneider, S. (2017). What to do when you don’t want to be apart: A kid’s guide to overcoming separation anxiety. APA Magination Press, Washington, DC.

Lavallee, K. (in preparation). A kid’s guide to eating right and getting healthy.

 

 

Publications Zum Seitenanfang


Lavallee, K., Zhang, Z. C., Schneider, S., & Margraf, J. (in preparation). Smoking and panic disorder across cultures.

Lavallee, K., Zhang, X.C., Michalak, J., Schneider, S., Margraf, J. (2019). Vegetarian diet and mental health: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses in culturally diverse samples. Journal of Affective Disorders, 248, 147-154. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.01.035

Margraf, J., Lavallee, K., Woike, J., & Schneider, S. (in preparation). Child wish and mental health: A cross-cultural comparison.

Margraf, J., Zhang, X. C., Lavallee, K., & Schneider, S. (in preparation). Longitudinal prediction of positive and negative mental health.

Lavallee, K., Schuck, K., & Schneider, S. (in preparation). Effects of child treatment on parent pathology in childhood separation anxiety disorder.

Lavallee, K., Guba, J., Fischer, S., & Schneider, S. (in preparation). Predictors of therapeutic outcome in separation anxiety disorder.

Lavallee, K. L. (in preparation). Control beliefs and children’s responses to outsiders’ interference in friendship.

Scholten, S., Lavallee, K. L., Velten, J., Zhang, X.-C., & Margraf, J. (in preparation). Brief daily stressors screening: Psychometric data from a German representative sample.

Lippert, M., Pflug, V., Lavallee, K., & Schneider, S. (book chapter in press). Enhanced Family Approaches for the Anxiety Disorders.

Lavallee, K., & Schneider, S. (book chapter in press). Separation Anxiety Disorder.

McKinnon, A., Keers, R., Coleman, J. R. I., Lester, K. J., Roberts, S., Arendt, K., Bogels, S., Cooper, P., Creswell, C., Hartman, C. A., Fjermestad, K. W., In-Albon, T., Lavallee, K., Lyneham, H. J., Smith, P., Meiser-Stedman, R., Nauta, M. H., Rapee, R. M., Rey, Y., Schneider, S., Silverman, W. K., Thastum, M., Thirlwall, K., Wergeland, G. J., Eley, T. C., Hudson, J. L.1(In press). The impact of treatment delivery format on response to cognitive behaviour therapy for pre-adolescent children with anxiety disorders. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Lukat, J., Becker, E. S., Lavallee, K. L., van der Veld, W., & Margraf, J. (2017). Predictors of incidence, remission and relapse of axis I mental disorders in young women: A transdiagnostic approach. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 24(2), 322-331. doi: 10.1002/cpp.2026

Bielinski-Blattmann, D., Gürber, S., Lavallee, K., Grob, A., Surbek, D., & Stadlmayr, W. (2016). Labour experience and postpartum stress and depression: A quantitative and qualitative examination. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 34(2). doi: 10.1080/02646838.2015.1131252

Coleman, J. R. I., Lester, K. J., Keers, R., Roberts, S., Curtis, C., Arendt, K., Bögels, S., Cooper, P., Creswell. C., Dalgleish, T., Hartman, C. A., Heiervang, E. R., Hötzel, K., Hudson, J. L., In-Albon, T., Lavallee, K., Lyneham, H. J., Marin, C. E., Meiser-Stedman, R., Morris, T., Nauta, M. H., Rapee, R. M., Schneider, S., Silverman, W. K., Thastum, M., Thirlwall, K., Waite, P., Wergeland, G. J., Breen, G. & Eley, T. C. (2016). Genome-wide association study of response to cognitive behavioral therapy in children with anxiety disorders. British Journal of Psychiatry, 209(3), 236-243. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.115.168229

Margraf, J., Lavallee, K. L., Zhang, X., & Schneider, S. (2016). Social Rhythm and mental health: A cross-cultural comparison. PLoS ONE, 11(3): e0150312. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150312

Hudson, J. L., Keers, R., Roberts, S., Coleman, J. R. I., Breen, G., Arendt, K., Bogels, S., Cooper, P., Creswell, C., Hartman, C. Heiervang, E., Hötzel, K., In-Albon, T., Lavallee, K., Lyneham, H. J., Marin, C., McKinnon, A., Meiser-Stedman, R., Morris, T., Nauta, M., Rapee, R. M., Schneider, S., Silverman, W. K., Thastum, M., Thirlwall, K., Waite, P., Wergeland, G. J., Lester, K. J., & Eley, T. C. (2015). Clinical Predictors of Response to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Pediatric Anxiety Disorders: The Genes for Treatment (GxT) Study. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 54(6): 454-463.
- 2015 Macquarie University Research Excellence Awards: Excellence in Research – Healthy people

Velten, J., Lavallee, K. L., Scholten, S., Meyer, A. H., Zhang, X.-C., Schneider, S., & Margraf, J. (2014). Lifestyle choices and mental health: A representative population survey. BMC Psychology, 58(2), doi:10.1186/s40359-014-0055-y

Margraf, J., Meyer, A., & Lavallee, K. L. (2014). Psychological health and aims of aesthetic surgery seekers. Clinical Psychological Science. Published online before print October 17, 2014, doi: 10.1177/2167702614551409.

Schneider, S., Blatter-Meunier, J., Herren, C., In-Albon, T., Adornetto, C., Meyer, A., & Lavallee, K. (2013). The efficacy of a family-based cognitive-behavioral treatment for Separation Anxiety Disorder in children aged 8-13: A randomized comparison with a general anxiety program. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0032678

Blatter-Meunier, J., Lavallee, K., & Schneider, S. (2013). Patterns of Family Identification and Self-Congruence in Childhood Separation Anxiety Disorder. Psychopathology. DOI: 10.1159/000348629

Grob, A., & Lavallee, K. L. (2013). European Psychologist moves forward. European Psychologist, 18(1), 1-2.

Margraf, J., Meyer, A., & Lavallee, K. L. (2013). Well-being from the knife?: Psychological effects of aesthetic surgery. Clinical Psychological Science, 1(3), 239-252. doi: 10.1177/2167702612471660

Schneider, S. and Lavallee, K. L. (2013) Separation Anxiety Disorder, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety (eds C. A. Essau and T. H. Ollendick), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118315088.ch14

Reimann, G., Stoecklin, M., Lavallee, K., Gut, J., Frischknecht, M-C., & Grob, A. (2013). Cognitive and motivational profile shape predicts mathematical skills over and above profile level. Psychology in the Schools, 50(1), 37-56.

Dubi, K., Lavallee, K., Schneider, S. (2012). The Picture Anxiety Test (PAT): Psychometric properties in a community sample of young children. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 71(2), 73-81.

Grob, A., & Lavallee, K. L. (2011). Direction and scope of the European Psychologist. European Psychologist, 16(3), 161-162.

Lavallee, K., Herren, C., Blatter-Meunier, J., Adornetto, C., & Schneider, S. (2011). Early Predictors of Subsequent Separation Anxiety Disorder: Demographic, Pregnancy, Parental Pathology, and Early Stranger Anxiety Factors. Psychopathology, 44, 354-361. doi: 10.1159/000326629

Schneider, S., Blatter-Meunier, J., Herren, C., Adornetto, C., In-Albon, T., & Lavallee, K. (2011). Disorder-specific cognitive-behavioral therapy for Separation Anxiety Disorder in young children: A randomized waiting-list-controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 80, 206-215. doi: 10.1159/000323444

Allen, J. L., Lavallee, K. L., Herren, C., Ruhe, K., & Schneider, S. (2010). DSM-IV criteria for childhood separation anxiety disorder: Informant, age, and sex differences. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 946-952. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2010.06.022

Lavallee, K. L., & Parker, J. G. (2009). The role of inflexible friendship beliefs, rumination, and low self-worth in preadolescents’ friendship jealousy and adjustment. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 37(6), 873-885. doi: 10.1007/s10802-009-9317-1

Lavallee, K. L., Nix, R. L., Bierman, K. L., & the Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group (2005). The impact of first grade “Friendship Group” experiences on child social outcomes in the Fast Track Program. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 33(3), 307-324.

Klaczynski, P. A., & Lavallee, K. L. (2005). Reasoning biases as mediators of the relationship between cognition and identity: A dual-process perspective. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 92, 1-24.

 

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Zum Seitenanfang


Schneider, S., Ollendick, T. H., Margraf, J., Eley, T. C., Pincus, D. B., Storch, E. A., Öst, L., Angelosante, A., Schneider, S., Ollendick, T. H., Gallo, K. P., Hardway, C., Whitton, S., Hudson, J.L., Creswell, C., Tropeano, M., Lester, K. J., Lewis, C. M., Uher, R., Collier, J., Blatter-Meunier, J., Herren, C., In-Albon, T., Meyer, A., Lavallee, K. L., Murphy, T. K., Lewin, A., Henin, A., Micco, J. A., Sprich, S., Wilhelm, S., Geller, D., Geffken, G. R., Bengtson, M., Goodman, W. K., Rapee, R. M., Cooper, P., Lyneham, H. J., Zavos, H. (2012). A second generation of treatment studies in childhood anxiety disorders. Symposium at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD, USA.

Lavallee, K., Guba, J., Fischer, S., & Schneider, S. (2011). Predictors of Therapeutic Outcome in Separation Anxiety Disorder. Poster presented at the European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey.

Herren, C., In-Albon, T., Lavallee, K., Schneider, S., & Neuschwander, M. (2010). Family-Based versus Child-Based Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Children ages 8-13 with Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD): A Randomized Comparison Controlled Trial. Poster presented at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Boston, MA, USA.

Lavallee, K., Herren, C., Blatter-Meunier, J., Adornetto, C., In-Albon, T., & Schneider, S. (2010). Family-Based Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Children Ages 5-7 with Separation Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized Waitlist-Controlled Trial. Paper presented at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Boston, MA, USA.

In-Albon, T., Herren, C., Blatter-Meunier, J., Adornetto, C., Lavallee, K., & Schneider, S. (2009). Family-Based Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Children with Separation Anxiety Disorder. Paper presented at the 11th Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Lavallee, K., Herren, C., Blatter-Meunier, J., Adornetto, C., & Schneider, S. (2009). Predictors of Separation Anxiety Disorder. Poster presented at the 11th Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Lavallee, K., Herren, C., Blatter-Meunier, J., Adornetto, C., & Schneider, S. (2009). The Efficacy of a Family-Based Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Separation Anxiety Disorder in Young Children. Paper presented at the Conference of the International School Psychology Association, Qawra, Malta.

Lavallee, K., Herren, C., Blatter-Meunier, J., Adornetto, C., & Schneider, S. (2009). Predictors of Separation Anxiety Disorder. Poster presented at the Conference of the International School Psychology Association, Qawra, Malta.

Lavallee, K. L., & Parker, J. G. (2005). Control Beliefs and Children’s Responses to Outsiders’ Interference in Friendship. Poster presented at the Conference of the National Association of School Psychologists, Atlanta, GA.

Ebrahimi, N., Parker, J. G., Lavallee, K. L., & Seiffge-Krenke, I. (2005). The role of self-esteem and coping in predicting jealousy over time. Paper presented at the Conference of the Society for Research on Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Lavallee, K. L., Nix, R. L., Bierman, K. L., & the Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group (2004). Impact of social skill training group experiences on intervention outcomes. Poster presented at the Conference of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Lavallee, K. L., & Parker, J. G. (2003). The role of social inflexibility in young adolescents’ friendship jealousy and social-emotional adjustment. Paper presented at the Conference of the Society for Research on Child Development, Tampa, FL.

Lavallee, K. L., Carver, P. R., Bailey, M. J., & Berenbaum, S. (2003). Gender roles and gender identity: Differential relations to adjustment in a high variability sample. Poster presented at the Conference of the Society for Research on Child Development, Tampa, FL.

Lavallee, K. L., Parker, J. G., & Walker, A. R. (2002). Friendship Jealousy, Relational
Aggression, and Social Adjustment: Gender Differences and Patterns of Change and Stability Over Time. Paper presented at the International Society for Research on Aggression, XV World Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Walker, A. R., Lavallee, K. L., & Parker, J. G. (2002). Role of dispositional jealousy, gender, and relational aggression in the development of jealous reputations. Poster presented at the Convention of the Society for Research on Adolescence, New Orleans, LA.

Lavallee, K. L., & Bui, K. (2000). Implicit and explicit attitudes toward smoking. Poster presented at the Convention of the American Psychological Society, Miami, FL.

Lavallee, K. L.., Miller, L., & Bui, K. (1999). Interpersonal competence and adult romantic attachment. Poster presented at the Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, CA.

 

 

 

 

 

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