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Kimberly Stevens

Doctoral Student, Clinical (Adult) Psychology

Kimberly Stevens

office: Life Science II 233B

phone: (618) 453-3571

email: kimberlystevens@siu.edu

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Interests
identifying the mechanisms of change in treatment outcome for individuals with anxiety disorders; identifying and clarifying transdiagnostic processes contributing to anxiety and related disorders; how psychopathology contributes to differences in attention

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Sarah Kertz

Hometown:

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Undergraduate Institution:

Florida State University: BS in psychology and sociology

Current Program:

Clinical Psychology-Adult Track; PhD

Year of Matriculation:

2012

Research Interests:

My main research interests include identifying transdiagnostic mechanisms associated with emotional disorders, assessing mechanisms of treatment outcome, and examining cognitive control and attentional biases associated with anxiety and depression.

Publications:

Kertz, S., Stevens, K., McHugh, K., Björgvinsson, T. (in press). Distress intolerance and worry: The mediating role of cognitive vulnerabilities. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping.

Kertz, S., Bakhti, R., Stevens, K., Curewitz, A. (in press). Testing cognitive and emotion-focused models of worry in Black and White samples. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Under Review

Kertz, S.J., Koran, J., Stevens, K. T., Björgvinsson, T. (revise and resubmit). Repetitive negative thinking predicts depression and anxiety symptom improvement during brief cognitive behavioral therapy.

Ad hoc reviewer:

Anxiety, Stress, & Coping (2013)

Journal of Psychotherapy Integration (2014)

Presentations:

Cowie, J., Sy, J., Stevens, K., Velasquez, K., Kertz, S., Bjorgvinsson, T. (2015). Changes in Thought Control Strategies Predict Reductions in Distress Intolerance and Experiential Avoidance During Intensive OCD Treatment. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Miami, FL.

Stevens, K., Wiggs, K., Kertz, S. (2015). Impaired Mood Recovery Presents Transdiagnostically. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Miami, FL.

Stevens, K., Ran, D., Curewitz, A., Rogers, T., Wilkinson, D., Kertz, S. (2015). Attention Control Deficits Mediate the Association between Temperament and Rumination in Children. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Miami, FL.

Stevens, K., Kertz, S., McHugh, R., Bjorgvinsson, T. (2014). Examining the Latent Structure of Distress Intolerance. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies Clinical Research Methods and Statistics Special Interest Group: Philadelphia, PA.

Stevens, K., Rinehart, K., Sy, J., Spellman, M., Kertz, S., Hart, J., Bjorgvinsson, T. (2014). A Preliminary Investigation of OCD Symptom Dimensions and Psychological Inflexibility. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation: Los Angeles, CA.

Rinehart, K, Stevens, K., Sy, J, Hart, J., Kertz, S., Bjorgvinsson, T. (2014). Using a Cognitive Behavior Therapy or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Lens to Examine Outcome and Satisfaction with Life in Severe OCD. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation: Los Angeles, CA.

Wiggs, K., Stevens, K., Kertz, S. (2014). Worry: A Transdiagnostic Process Predicting Attention to Emotional Faces. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies: Philadelphia, PA.

Stevens, K., Bakhti, R., Kertz, S. (2014). Emotion Regulation Strategies in Relation to Stress Reactivity and Recovery. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies: Philadelphia, PA.

Cruse, K., Stevens, K., Kertz, S. (2014).  Repetitive Negative Thinking and Alcohol Expectancy. Poster presented at the annual Undergraduate Creative and Research Activities Forum: Carbondale, IL.                                                                                                                                                          

Stevens, K., Kertz, S. (2013). Distress Intolerance and Worry: The Mediating Role of Cognitive Vulnerabilities. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies Clinical Research Methods and Statistics Special Interest Group: Nashville, TN.

Stevens, K., Curewitz, A., & Kertz, S. (2013).  Testing a Cognitive Model of Worry for Distress Intolerance.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies:  Nashville, TN.

Curewitz, A., Stevens, K., Medernach, T., & Kertz, S. (2013).  Examining the Relationship between Anxiety and Impulsivity in Risky Behavior Involvement.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies:  Nashville, TN.

Curewitz, A., Stevens, K., & Kertz, S. (2013).  Testing Intolerance of Uncertainty and Emotion Regulation Models of Worry in White and Black Individuals.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies:  Nashville, TN.

Yancey, J., Venables, N., Stevens, K., Roca, C., & Patrick, C. (2012). P3 to Target and Novel Stimuli in an Adult Twin Sample: Evidence for Heritability and Relations with Externalizing Proneness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research:  New Orleans, LA.

Teaching Experience:

PSYC102: Introduction to Psychology (2012)

PSYC202: Careers in Psychology (Fall 2013)

PSYC3004C: Physiological Psychology Lab (2011- at Florida State University)

Future Career Plans: 

After internship and graduation I hope to work either in an academic setting in a university or in an academic medical center

What Attracted Me to SIU:

I was drawn to the SIU clinical program because of the learning atmosphere. I appreciated how supportive the other graduate students were and felt like it would be a great fit for me!