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Benjamin Rodriguez

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology

Benjamin Rodriguez

office: Life Science II 222
phone: (618) 453-3538
email: benrodii@siu.edu

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Benjamin F. Rodriguez was born and raised in West Virginia, and earned his B.A. at Yale University and Ph.D. at Catholic University of America. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont and a post-doctoral fellowship at Brown University Consortium. Dr. Rodriguez's research interests include anxiety disorders in adults, specifically social anxiety disorder (SAD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); cognitive/attentional aspects of anxiety and depressive conditions; and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Dr. Rodriguez has published in a variety of psychological and psychiatric journals including Behaviour Research and Therapy, Cognitive Therapy and Research, Comprehensive Psychiatry, Journal of Anxiety Disorders and Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Ph.D., Catholic University of America

Representative Publications:

Lancaster, S.L., Kloep, M.L., Rodriguez, B.F., & Weston, R. (in press). Event centrality, posttraumatic cognitions, and the experience of posttraumatic growth. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma.

Beard, C., Rodriguez, B.F., Wiesberg, R.B., Perry, A., & Keller, M.B. (2012). Psychometric properties of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) in a longitudinal study of Latinos with anxiety disorders. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 24, 69-278.

Beard, C., Rodriguez, B. F., Moitra, E., Sibrava, N. J., Bjornsson, A., Weisberg, R. B., & Keller, M. B. (2011). Psychometric properties of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) in a longitudinal study of African Americans with anxiety disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 722-726.

Lancaster, S. L., Melka, S. E., & Rodriguez, B. F. (2011). Emotional predictors of PTSD Symptoms. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

Lancaster, S. L., Rodriguez, B. F. & Weston, R. (2011). Path analytic examination of a cognitive model of PTSD. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49, 194-201.

Melka, S. E., Lancaster, S. L., Bryant, A. R., Rodriguez, B. F., & Weston, R. (2011). An exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis of the Affective Control Scale in an undergraduate sample. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 33, 501-513.

Melka, S. E., Lancaster, S. L., Bryant, A. R., & Rodriguez, B. F. (2011). Confirmatory factor and measurement invariance analysis of the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67, 1283-1293.

Melka, S.E., Lancaster, S.L., Adams, L.J., Howarth, E.A., & Rodriguez, B.F. (2010). Social anxiety across ethnicity: A confirmatory factor analysis of the FNE and SAD. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 680-685.

Lancaster, S.L., Melka, S.E., & Rodriguez, B.F. (2009). An examination of the differential effects of traumatic events and life stressors. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 711-717.

Lancaster, S.L., Melka, S.E., & Rodriguez, B.F. (2009). A factor analytic comparison of five models of PTSD symptoms. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 269-274.

Rodriguez, B.F., Pagano, M.E., & Keller, M.B. (2007). Psychometric properties of the Mobility Inventory in a longitudinal study of anxiety disorders: Replicating a three factor solution. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 21, 752-761.

Rodriguez, B.F., Weisberg, R.B., Pagano, M.E., Bruce, S.E., Spencer, M.A., Culpepper, L., & Keller, M.B. (2006). Characteristics and predictors of full and partial recovery from generalized anxiety disorder in primary care patients. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 194, 91-97.

Schottenbauer, M.A., Rodriguez, B.F., Glass, C.R., & Arnkoff, D.B. (2006). Religious coping research and contemporary personality theory: An exploration of Endler's (1997) integrative personality theory. British Journal of Psychology, 97, 499-519.