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Program: Clinical Science
Keywords: Childhood anxiety and related internalizing disorders, psychosocial interventions, metacognitions, social media and youth psychopathology, technology-based intervention enhancements
RebeccaWolenskiis a doctoral student in the Clinical Science program at Florida International University (FIU). Rebeccais interested in anxiety disorders in youth, as well as factors that predict psychosocial treatment outcomes. Recently, she is curious about metacognitive and media-influenced factors that may contribute to the maintenance of these disorders as well as knowledge of, stigma around, and treatment seeking behavior of anxiety.
Wolenski, R. & Pettit, J.W. (2022). Information Source Matters: Social Media and Internet Use Are Associated with Knowledge About Anxiety, but in Opposite Directions. (Manuscript Under Review).
Georgiadis, C., Bose, D., Wolenski, R., Javadi, N., Coxe, S., Pettit, J.W., & Comer, J.S.. (in press). How Flexible are Treatments for Youth Internalizing Disorders? Examining Modification Guidelines Included Across Supported Treatments. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.
Wolenski, R., Vaclavik, D., Rey, Y., & Pettit, J. W. (2021). Metacognitive Beliefs Predict Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Outcome in Children with Anxiety Disorders. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 14(4), 687-703.
Vaudreuil, C. A., Faraone, S. V., Di Salvo, M., Wozniak, J. R., Wolenski, R. A., Carrellas, N. W., & Biederman, J. (2019). The morbidity of subthreshold pediatric bipolar disorder: A systematic literature review and meta‐analysis. Bipolar disorders, 21(1), 16-27.
Wozniak, J., Wilens, T., DiSalvo, M., Farrell, A., Wolenski, R., Faraone, S. V., & Biederman, J. (2019). Comorbidity of bipolar I disorder and conduct disorder: a familial risk analysis. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 139(4), 361-368.
Wozniak, J., Wolenski, R., Fitzgerald, M., Faraone, S. V., Joshi, G., Uchida, M., & Biederman, J. (2018). Further evidence of high level of persistence of pediatric bipolar-I disorder from childhood onto young adulthood: a five-year follow up. Scandinavian journal of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology, 6(1), 40-51.
Wozniak, J., Uchida, M., Faraone, S.V., Fitzgerald, M., Vaudreuil, C., Carrellas, N., Davis, J.,Wolenski, R., Biederman, J. (2017). Similar familial underpinnings for full and subsyndromal pediatric bipolar disorder: A familial risk analysis. Bipolar Disorders.
Wolenski, R.,Parladé, M.V., & Alvarez-Tabio, C.C. (2023, January). Understanding Psychological Evaluations: A Guide for Caregivers and Professionals. [Conference session]. Accepted to the 30th Annual Statewide Center for Autism and Related Disorders Conference, Orlando, Florida.
Georgiadis, C., Bose, D., Wolenski, R., Hong, N., Pettit, J., Comer J.S. (November, 2020). Patient-centered responsiveness within evidence-based care for child internalizing problems: An empirical evaluation of treatment protocols. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Philadelphia, PA.
Wolenski, R., Vaclavik, D., Rey, Y., Pettit, J.W. (November, 2020). Worrying about Worry: Metacognitions Predict CBT Outcome in Youth with Anxiety Disorders. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Philadelphia, PA.
Wozniak, J., Uchida, M., Faraone, S.V., Fitzgerald, M., Vaudreuil, C., Carrellas, N., Davis, J.,Wolenski, R., Biederman, J. (2017). Similar familial underpinnings for full and subsyndromal pediatric bipolar disorder: A familial risk analysis. Bipolar Disorders. Poster presented at Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Day, Boston, MA. October 2017.
Wolenski, R., Fitzgerald, M., Biederman, J., Faraone, S.V., Davis, J., Wozniak, J. (2016) “Open-Label Study of N-Acetylcysteine in Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Spectrum Disorders: An Interim Analysis”. Poster presented at:
- Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Day, Boston, MA; 2016
- American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.; 2017
- Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Research Day 2017.
Marin, C., Wolenski, R., Basile, K., Martino, A., Lebowitz, E., Silverman, W. (2016) Patient Expectancies and Treatment Outcome in Anxious Children and Adolescents.
- Poster presented at Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center Summer Intern Poster Session
- FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Jeremy Pettit
- MS Clinical Science, Florida International University
- BS Psychology, Yale University