Carlos Yeguez

Graduate Student (he, him, his)


Program: Clinical Science

Keywords: Intervention Development, Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Suicide Prevention, Cost-Effectiveness

Research Areas

My program of research is primarily focused on refining and developing scalable and cost-effective interventions that alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce long-term risk for suicide and other deleterious developmental outcomes. To characterize youth distress, and to address what interventions work for whom, I have used multiple methods and tools from related disciplines including: qualitative interviewing to develop novel theories when little is known about an area of interest, quantitative and mixed-methods data analyses to identify risk factors and characterize intervention effects, cost analysis of service delivery models to address the scalability and cost-effectiveness of interventions, and behavioral tasks collected with neuroimaging data to characterize phenotypes of anxiety disorders and examine intervention mechanisms.


R01MH116005-04S1 (PIs McMakin/Mattfeld) 06/01/2021 02/28/2023
Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research,

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Title: Sleep-Dependent Negative Overgeneralization in Peri-pubertal Anxiety
Description: The goal of this project is to examine negative overgeneralization as a multimodal predictor
of outcomes of CBT for anxiety among peri-pubertal youth.

Role: Diversity Scholar

Total cost: $96,970


1. Cabrera, V. M, Patriarca, G. C., Arencibia Proenza, D., Yeguez, C. E., Wolenski, R., Rey, Y., Pettit, J. W.
(in press). Single session telehealth booster for youth experiencing a return of anxiety after CBT: A
case series. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.

2. Sollenberger, N. A., Kimbler, A., Cummings, L. R., Pettit, J. W., Hayes, T., Patriarca, G. C., Vásquez, A.
L., Shumway, P., Yeguez, C. E., Rey, Y., Mattfeld, A. T., & McMakin, D. L. (in press). Sleep fails to de-
potentiate amygdala-reactivity to negative emotional stimuli in youth with elevated symptoms of
anxiety. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience.

3. Musicaro, R. M., Yeguez, C. E., Rey, Y., Silverman, W. K., & Pettit, J.W. (in press). Anxious bullies:
Parent distress and youth anxiety interact to predict bullying perpetration. Child Psychiatry &
Human Development.
4. Patriarca, G. C., Rey, Y., Marin, C. E., Yeguez, C. E., Pettit, J. W., & Silverman, W. K. (2022). Parent
involvement enhances CBTs for anxiety disorders in Hispanic/Latino youth: Acculturation as a
moderator. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 90(10), 827-836.

Awarded Best Manuscript at the 2023 Florida International University Psychology
Graduate Recognition Awards.

5. Yeguez, C. E., Ogle, R. R., Jusko, M. L., Melendez, R., & Sibley, M. H. (2022). The impact of an intensive
summer treatment program for adolescents with ADHD: A qualitative study of parent and young
adult perspectives. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 31 (12), 3281-3301.

6. Sibley, M. H., Coxe, S. J., Page, T. P., Pelham, W. E., Yeguez, C. E., LaCount, P. A., & Barney, S. (2022).
Four-year follow-up of high versus low intensity summer treatment for adolescents with
ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 51(5), 750-763.

7. Yeguez, A. C., Yeguez, C. E., & Smith, A. L. (2022). Lost in translation: Misconceptions and
miscommunications among Spanish-speaking Latinas with Pelvic Floor Disorders. Urology, 163,

8. Yeguez, C. E., Page, T. F., Rey, Y., Silverman, W. K., & Pettit, J. W. (2020). A cost analysis of a stepped
care treatment approach for anxiety disorders in youth. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent
Psychology, 49(4), 549-555.

9. Ward, A. R., Sibley, M. H., Musser, E. D., Campez, M., Bubnick-Harrison, M. G., Meinzer, M. C., &
Yeguez, C. E. (2019). Relational impairments, sluggish cognitive tempo, and severe inattention are
associated with elevated self-rated depressive symptoms in adolescents with ADHD. ADHD
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 11(3), 289298.

10. Hill, R. M., Hunt, Q., Oosterhoff, B., Yeguez, C. E., & Pettit, J. W. (2019). Perceived burdensomeness
among adolescents: A mixed-methods analysis of the contexts in which perceptions of
burdensomeness occur. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 38(7), 585-604.

11. Arango, A., Cole-Lewis, Y., Lindsay, R., Yeguez, C. E., Clark, M., & King, C. A. (2019). The protective
role of connectedness on depression and suicidal ideation among bully victimized youth. Journal of
Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48(5), 728-739.

12. Ewell Foster, C. J., Yeguez, C. E., & King, C. A. (2019). Children and adolescents with suicidal
thoughts and behaviors. In T. H. Ollendick, S. W. White, & B. A. White (Eds.), The Oxford handbook
of clinical child and adolescent psychology (pp. 543-559). New York, New York: Oxford University

13. Czyz, E. K., Horwitz, A. G., Yeguez, C. E., Ewell Foster, C. J., & King, C. A. (2018). Parental self-efficacy
to support teens during a suicidal crisis and future adolescent emergency department visits and
suicide attempts. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47(Suppl. 1), S384-S396.

Sibley, M. H. & Yeguez, C. E. (2018). Managing ADHD at the post-secondary transition: A qualitative
study of parent and young adult perspectives. School Mental Health, 10(4), 352-371.

15. Yeguez, C. E., Hill, R. M., Buitron, V., & Pettit, J. W. (2018). Stress accounts for the association
between ADHD symptoms and suicide ideation when stress-reactive rumination is high. Cognitive
Therapy and Research, 42(4), 461-467.
16. Sibley, M. H. & Yeguez, C. E. (2018). The impact of DSM-5 A-criteria changes on parent ratings of
ADHD in adolescents. Journal of Attention Disorders, 22(1), 83-91.

Horwitz, A. G., Berona, J., Czyz, E. K., Yeguez, C. E., & King, C. A. (2017). Positive and negative
expectations of hopelessness as longitudinal predictors of depression, suicidal ideation, and
suicidal behavior in high-risk adolescents. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 47(2), 168-176.

Yeguez, C. E. & Sibley, M. H. (2016). Predictors of informant discrepancies between mother and
middle school teacher ADHD ratings. School Mental Health, 8(4), 452-460.

19. Sibley, M. H., Campez, M., Perez, A., Morrow, A. S., Merrill, B. M., Altszuler, A. A., Coxe, S., & Yeguez,
C. E. (2016). Parent management of organization, time management, and planning deficits among
adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38(2), 216-228.

20. Gardner, M. D., Boshart, M. L., Yeguez, C. E., Desai, K., & Sandberg, D. E. (2016). Coming up short:
Risks of bias in studies assessing psychological outcomes associated with growth hormone therapy
for short stature. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 101(1), 23-30.

Highlighted in Mitchell, R. T., Drake, A., Cox, K., Kelnar, C. J. H (2016). Evidence-based
paediatric endocrinology. In K. Ong & Z. Hochberg (Eds.), Yearbook of pædiatric
endocrinology (pp. 182-183). London: Haymarket.


  • FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Jeremy W. Pettit
  • M.S. Clinical Science, Florida International University
  • B.S. Psychology, University of Michigan