Madelaine Abel

BA (2014) Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
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I am interested in evaluating the design and delivery of evidence-based treatments for youth internalizing disorders. I also want to examine how the family (e.g., parenting style, family dynamics) and exposure to trauma may influence mental health outcomes among youth. My goal is to use this knowledge about familial and environmental risk factors to better understand and create collaborative interventions for at-risk youth and their families.

Selected Publications

Murphy, J.M., Bergmann, P., Chiang, C., Sturner, R., Howard, B., Abel, M.R., Jellinek, M. (2016). The PSC-17: Subscale scores, reliability, and factor structure in a new national sample. Pediatrics. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-0038.

Guzmán, J., Kessler, R.C., Squiciarini A.M., George, M., Baer, L., Canenguez, K.M., Abel, M.R., McCarthy, A., Jellinek, M., & Murphy, J.M. (2015). Evidence for the effectiveness of a national school-based mental health program in Chile. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 54, 799-807.

Kamin, H.S., McCarthy, A.E., Abel, M.R., Jellinek, M.S., Baer, L., & Murphy, M. (2015). Using a brief parent-report measure to track outcomes for children and teens with internalizing disorders. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 46, 851-862.

Schleider, J.L., Abel, M.R., & Weisz, J.R. (2015). Implicit self-theories and mental health problems in youths: A random-effects meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 35, 1-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.cpr.2014.11.001


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