ChAAMP member Karen Schwartz, M.S., received the 2016 poster award from the Child & Adolescent Depression Special Interest Group (SIG) for her poster entitled, “An Exploratory Factor Analysis of Irritability in a Sample of Anxious and/or Depressed Youth.” The poster evaluated irritability within a sample of youth enrolled in a randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of a brief behavioral treatment for internalizing youth. It was presented at the 50th annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) in New York City.

Karen also received travel awards from the SDSU Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) to support work done in conjunction with the TEND Lab, under the direction of Jillian Lee Wiggins, Ph.D. Projects focused on identifying neural correlates of reward processing in a sample of children at risk for depression and understanding how the child’s symptom levels at the time of scan impacted these networks. Results will be presented at conferences held by the Society for Biological Psychiatry (SOBP) and the Social Affective Neuroscience Society, respectively, later this year.
Mentors: V. Robin Weersing, Ph.D., Jillian Lee Wiggins, Ph.D.

Congratulations to Karen Schwartz and Danielle Willis, the winners of our annual student poster competition at this years annual meeting of the Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies! Below are their poster descriptions – well done!

Schwartz, Karen (SDSU / UC San Diego), Wiggins, Jillian (SDSU / UC San Diego), & Weersing, Robin (SDSU / UC San Diego). An Exploratory Factor Analysis of Irritability in a Sample of Anxious and/or Depressed Youth.

Willis, Danielle (University of South Carolina) & Flory, Kate (University of South Carolina). The Influence of ADHD Symptoms and Social Impairment on Anxiety and Depression Symptoms in 8- to 10-year-old Children.