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Recent Scientific/Professional Conference Presentations (2012 – present)

Names in bold are current/previous team members.

Papers/Posters/Symposia

Sirey, J. A., & Greenfield A. (2012, March). Loneliness and Depression in Older Adults. Consensus Conference for Multicomponent Intervention for Homebound Seniors, New York, NY.

Greenberg, L. M., Butryn, M. L., & Kerrigan, S. (2012, April). Preliminary Exploration of Acceptance and Distress Tolerance in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

Nezu, A. M. (2012, July). Problem-solving therapy principles: Applications for depression, medical patients, and military members and their families. Paper presented at the Annual Summer Continuing Education Workshop Series of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Sirey, J. A., Marino, P., & Greenfield A. (2012, October). Prevalence of depression across settings serving older adults: Is there unmet need? Presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the State Society on Aging of New York, Albany, NY.

Sirey, J., Marino, P., Greenfield, A., Tagarelli, D., D’Angelo, D., Gabris, C., McKenzie, S., & Bruce, M. (October, 2012). Improving Engagement in Mental Health Services for Older Persons with Depression: Current Needs and Intervention. Poster presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s 64th Institute on Psychiatric Services Meeting, New York, NY.

Nezu, A. M. (Chair). (2012, November). How to get published in top journals. Panel presented at the Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Nezu, A. M. (Panelist). (2012, November). In C. M. Nezu (Chair), Experts in search of common ground: Practical advice for clinicians. Panel presented at the Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Nezu, A. M., Nezu, C. M., Tenhula, W., Karlin, B., & Beaudreau, S. (2012, November). Problem-solving training to enhance readjustment among returning Veterans: Initial evaluation results. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Nezu, C. M. (Chair). (2012, November). Experts in search of common ground: Practical advice for clinicians. Panel presented at the Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Ricelli, S. E., Salber, K. E., Segal, A., Greenberg, L. M., Nezu, A. M., & Nezu, C. M. (2012, November). Negative Problem Orientation as a Predictor of Worsening Cardiac Function and Increased Cardiac Events Among Patients With Congestive Heart Failure at 2-year Follow-up. Poster presented at the 45th annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Greenberg, L. M., Nezu, A. M., & Nezu, C. M. (2013, May). Social Problem Solving Predicts Blood Pressure in Patients with Heart Failure. Poster presented at the 25th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Greenfield, A., Landau, A., Ravdin, L., Fonzetti, P., Liles, B., Kiosses, D. (2013, July). PATH: A new psychosocial intervention to reduce depression and disability in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. Poster presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Boston, MA.

Nezu, A. M. (Panelist): In J. Arch (chair). (2013, August). Top 10 lessons Learned from Disseminating Evidence-based Interventions in Real World Settings – dedicated to the Memory of Susan Nolen-Hoeksema. Panel presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Nezu, A. M., Nezu, C. M., & Tenhula, W. N. Moving Forward: A problem-solving approach to achieving life’s goals. In W. N. Tenhula & A. M. Nezu (Symposia co-chairs). (2013, August). Reaching Veterans when and where they need us: Innovations to optimize engagement in care. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Nezu, C. M., Tenhula, W. N., Nezu, A. M., Glynn, S. M., & McCutcheon, S. (2013, August). The power of two. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Tenhula, W. N., & Nezu, A. M. (Symposia co-chairs). (2013, August). Reaching Veterans when and where they need us: Innovations to optimize engagement in care. Symposium presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Greene, C., Nezu, A. M., Nezu, C. M., Stern, J., Diaz, C., Ricelli, S., & Tenhula, W. (November, 2013). Moving Forward: A Web-Based Self-Help Program for Veterans and Service Members. Symposium presented at the 29th annual convention for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Philadelphia, PA.

Stern, J., Lee, M., Nezu, C. M., & Nezu, A. M. (2013, November). Sociotropic Versus Autonomous Social Problem Solving: Interactions with Sex Differences. Poster presented at the 47th annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Salber, K. E., Colosimo, M. M., McMahon, D. R., Miglin, R., McMahon, C. E., Nezu, C. M., & Nezu, A. M. (2014, March). Experiential avoidance and distress in breast cancer patients. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Colosimo, M. M., Nezu, C. M., Nezu, A. M., & Nezu, F. M. (2014, November). The Role of Social Problem-Solving in Males Coping with Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: Predicting Symptomatology in the Context of Daily Life Stress. Poster to be presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies' 48th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Nezu, A.M., Nezu, C.M., Stern, J.B, Greenfield, A.P., & Diaz, C.E. (2014, November). Social Problem Solving, Emotional Reactivity, Suicidal Ideation, and Self-Harm Among College Student and Veteran Populations. Poster session to be presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Nezu, A. M., Ricelli, S., Nezu, C. M., Greenfield, A., Stern, J., Diaz, C., & Colosimo, M. (2014, November). Evaluating the Efficacy of Telephone-Based Problem-Solving Therapy to Increase Accessibility of Mental Health Treatment for Depressed Heart Failure Patients. Poster to be presented at the 48th annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Salber, K. E., Ricelli, S. E., Colosimo, M. M., McMahon, C., Nezu, C. M., Nezu, A. M. (2014, November). Experiential avoidance and avoidant coping as predictors of distress among women with breast cancer. Poster to be presented at the 48th annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.


Workshops/CE Courses

Nezu, A.M. & Nezu, C.M. (2011, June) Moving Forward: A problem-solving approach to achieving life’s goals. Department of Veterans Affairs Education/Training Conference, San Diego, CA.

Nezu, C. M. & Nezu, A. M. (2011, June). PST for personality disorders: When personality is not destiny, presented at the annual continuing education conference of the American board of professional psychology (ABPP), San Francisco, CA.

Nezu, C. M., & Nezu, A. M. (2011, July). Contemporary problem-solving therapy for personality disorders. Presented at the Annual Summer Continuing Education Workshop Series of the American Board of Professional Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Nezu, A.M. & Nezu, C.M. (2011, August). Moving Forward: A problem-solving approach to achieving life’s goals. Department of Veterans Affairs Education/Training Conference, Washington, DC.

Nezu, A. M., & Nezu, C. M. (2011, November). Problem-solving therapy for depression: Recent revisions. Master Clinician Series Seminar presented at the Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Canada.

Nezu, A. M. (2012, July). Problem-solving therapy principles: Applications for depression, medical patients, and military members and their families. Presented at the Annual Summer Continuing Education Workshop Series of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Nezu, A. M. (2013, July). Problem-solving therapy. Presented at the World Congress of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Lima, Peru.

Nezu, C. M. (2013, July). Professional Competencies in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology, World Congress of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, Lima, Peru.

Nezu, A. M., & Nezu, C. M.  (2013, August). Problem-solving therapy: Focus on depression, co-morbid chronic illness, and returning Veterans. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Nezu, A. M. (2013, November). Problem-solving therapy: Applications for health and mental health. Course presented at the Park Center Professional Training Series, Fort Wayne, IN.

Nezu, A. M., & Nezu, C. M. (2013, November). Problem-solving therapy to enhance recovery and resilience. To be presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Philadelphia, PA.

Nezu, A. M., & Nezu, C. M. (2014, April). Problem-solving therapy for depressed medical patients. Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.


Drexel University Presentations

Greenberg, L.M., Nezu, A.M., Nezu, C.M. (2011, April). Problem orientation as a mediator of affectivity in college athletes. Poster presented at the College of Arts and Sciences Research Day, Philadelphia, PA.

Raggio, G., Greenberg, L. M., Ricelli, S., Evans, A., Nezu, A. M., Nezu, C. M., & Salber, K. (2011, April). Type D Personality and Hypertension. Poster presented at Drexel University's Research Day, Philadelphia, PA.

Ricelli, S., Nezu, C. M., Nezu, A. M. (2012, April). Negative Problem Orientation as a Mediator of Personality Traits and Negative Affectivity. Poster presented at the 14th annual Drexel University Research Day, Philadelphia, PA.

Salber, K.E., Nezu, A.M., & Nezu, C.M. (2012, April). Caregiver negative problem orientation and depression in heart failure patients. Poster session presented at Drexel University Research Day, Philadelphia.

Segal, A., Evans, E., Foster, E., Greenberg, L., Hildebrand, B., Patel, K., Ricelli, S., Salber, K., Nezu, C. M. & Nezu, A. M. (2012, April).  Problem Solving as a Mediator of Posttraumatic Growth in Heart Failure Patients.  Poster presented at the Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences Research Day, Philadelphia, PA.

Patel, K., Pickenheim, E., & Eiraldi, R. (2013, April). Gender differences in a depression intervention for youth in urban schools. Poster presented at University Research Day at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

Ricelli, S., Stern, J., Nezu, A. M., Nezu, C. M. (2013, April). Coping Factors Associated With Psychological Resilience. Poster presented at the 15th annual Drexel University Research Day, Philadelphia, PA.

Segal, A. G., Diaz, C. E., Greenberg, L. M., Nezu, C. M., & Nezu, A. M. (2013, April). Predictors of Attitudes Towards Seeking Medical Care and Psychological Care Among Veterans. Poster presented at the Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences Research Day, Philadelphia, PA.

Stern, J., Lee, M., Nezu, C. M., Nezu, A. M. (2013, April). Problem Solving: How We Think, Feel and Act. Poster presented at the 13th annual Drexel University College of Arts and Science Research Day, Philadelphia, PA.

Colosimo, M., Patel, K., Greenberg, L., Diaz, C., Greenfield, A., Ricelli, S., Stern, J., Salber, K., Bonacquisti, A., Basilovecchio, A., Nezu, A. M., & Nezu, C. M. (2014, February). Health Disparities and Treatment Barriers in Hypertensive African Americans: A Synthesis of Empirical Evidence and Real-World Implementation. Oral presentation at the 14th annual Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences Research Day, Philadelphia, PA.

Ricelli, S., Nezu, A. M., & Nezu, C. M. (2014, February). Identification of Personality Vulnerabilities that May Benefit from a Clinical Intervention Targeting Negative Problem Orientation in the Attenuation of Distress. Poster presented at the 14th annual Drexel University College of Arts and

Sciences Research Day, Philadelphia, PA.

Greenfield, A.P., Turner, E.M., Patrick, K.E., Chute, D.L. (2014, April). The Adaptation of Kellerization to an Introductory Psychology Course. Poster presented at Drexel University's Second Annual Showcase of Teaching, Philadelphia, PA.