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Allison Vreeland

Graduate Student
Research Area: Clinical Science


Understanding the mechanisms of actions in interventions for youth with anxiety and depression; specifically, the role of stress, coping, and executive functioning in these populations

Broadly, my research interests include understanding the mechanisms of action in interventions for youth at risk for psychopatholog, as well as how stress, coping, and executive function are implemented in youth interventions.

 

Lab Website

Representative Publications

Peer reviewed publications

Gonzalez A., Peris T. S., Vreeland A., Kiff C. J., Kendall P. C., Compton S. N., … Piacentini J. (2014). Parental Anxiety as a Predictor of Medication and CBT Response for Anxious Youth. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 46(1), 84-93.

 Book Chapters 

Rozenman, M., Vreeland, A., & Peris, T. S. (in press). Harm avoidance and checking in pediatric OCD. In J. Abramowitz, D. McKay, & E. Storch (Eds.), Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Across the Lifespan: Volume I. Wiley. 

Conference poster presentations

Vreeland, A., Rozenman, M., Choy, C., Perez, J., & Peris, T.S. (2016, August). Relationship between Parent and Child Physiological Arousal for Youth with OCD. Invited poster presentation at the American Psychological Association Convention, Denver, CO. 

Vreeland, A., Ganz, D., Rouzitalab, S., & Waterman, J. (2016, August). Relationship between Parental Stress and Infant Cognitive Development. Invited poster presentation at the American Psychological Association Convention, Denver, CO.

Rouzitalab, S., Vreeland, A., Ganz, D., & Waterman, J. (2016, August). Difficulty in Parenting Foster-Adoptive Infants. Invited poster presentation at the American Psychological Association Convention, Denver, CO.

Rozenman, M., Vreeland, A., & Piacentini, J. (2016, August). Physiological Arousal, Cognitive Bias, and Coping in Anxious and Typically-Developing Youth. In M. Rozenman (Chair), Fight, flight, or cope: Cognitive and physiological markers of anxiety and depression in youth. Invited symposium at the American Psychological Association Convention, Denver, CO.

Rozenman, M., Vreeland, A., Iglesias, M., Mendez, M., Piacentini, J. (2016, March). Links between physiological arousal and resolution of ambiguity in anxious and typically-developing youth. Invited poster presentation at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Rozenman, M., Mendez, M., Vreeland, A., Piacentini, J. (2015, November). Relationships between Cognitive Bias and Psychophysiological Arousal in Anxious and Typically-Developing Youth. Poster presentation at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Piacentini, J., O’Neill, J., Chang, S., Vreeland, A., McCracken, J. Brain-based correlates of OCD symptom dimensions in youth receiving CBT. In, D. McKay (Chair), New Developments in CBT for Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Anxiety and Depression Conference, Miami, FL, April, 2015

Rozenman, M., Vreeland, A., & Piacentini, J. (2015, March). Cognitive and Physiological Correlates of Anxiety in Youth. In L. Gulley (Chair), Identification of targeted mechanisms in youth psychopathology: Implications for experimental therapeutics. Symposium conducted at the SRCD Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Vreeland A., Gonzalez A., Peris T., Solis D., Piacentini J. (2013, November). Family Functioning of Anxious Children of High and Low Anxious Parents. Poster presentation at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America Convention, San Diego, CA.

Johnson O.E., Langley A.K., Vreeland A., Piacentini J. (2013, November). Functional impairment by diagnosis and symptom presentation in youth with anxiety disorders. Poster presentation at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America Convention, San Diego, CA.

Peris T., Vreeland, A., Piacentini J. (2013, July). Stress reactivity as a mechanism of treatment response in pediatric OCD. Poster presentation at the International OCD Foundation Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Vreeland A., Laugeson E., Ellingsen R., Tucci L., Romeyn J. (2012, April). Benefits of a social skills intervention in a residential treatment setting for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: The UCLA PEERS Program. Poster presentation at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Toronto, ON, Canada.