Rosanna Breaux, Ph.D.
810 W. Franklin St.
Ph.D. (2017), University of Massachusetts Amherst
My research focuses on improving the social, emotional and behavioral functioning of children and adolescents with ADHD by examining risk and protective factors at the parent, child and family level. Recent projects have examined emotion regulation and physiological reactivity of children with ADHD, the role of parent emotion socialization in children’s emotion regulation, and various factors (e.g., parental knowledge and attitudes about ADHD and treatment, comorbid child psychopathology, treatment satisfaction) impacting treatment utilization and adherence among treatment naïve children with ADHD and their families. My long-term goal is to disseminate interventions targeting emotional and social competences in children with ADHD to community settings, and to examine factors that might allow us to identify and adapt treatments to children based on their unique profile (i.e., executive function skills, emotion reactivity, comorbid symptomatology).
Breaux, R. P., Brown, H., & Harvey, E. A. (2017). Mediators and moderators of the relation between parental ADHD symptomatology and the early development of child ADHD and ODD symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45, 443-456. doi:10.1007/s10802-016-0213-1
Breaux, R. P., McQuade, J. D., Harvey, E. A., & Zakarian, R. J. (2017). Longitudinal associations of parental emotion socialization and children’s emotion regulation: The moderating role of ADHD symptomatology. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10802-017-0327-0
McQuade, J. D., & Breaux, R. P. (2016). Are elevations in ADHD symptoms associated with physiological reactivity and emotion dysregulation in children? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10802-016-0227-8
Breaux, R. P., Harvey, E. A., & Lugo-Candelas, C. I. (2015). The role of parent psychopathology in emotion socialization. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44, 731-743. doi:10.1007_s10802-015-0062-3
Breaux, R. P., Harvey, E. A., & Lugo-Candelas, C. I. (2014). The role of parent psychopathology in the development of preschool children with behavior problems. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 43, 777-790. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2013.836451
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- 2017, Outstanding Student Service Award, University of Massachusetts Amherst Clinical Psychology Division
- 2017, International Travel Registration Award, American Psychological Association