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Wayne State University

Professional Record Revised: February 2015

Name: Douglas Barnett, Ph.D.


Director, Psychology Clinic

Director, Child & Family Study Group

Office: Department of Psychology

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Wayne State University

5057 Woodward Avenue, Seventh Floor

Detroit, MI 48202

Office Phone: 313 – 577 - 2958 Fax: 313 - 577 - 7636

Cell Phone: 248 – 514 - 4908


Citizenship: USA


High School: Saugus High School, class of 1981

Undergrad: Boston University, B.A. class of 1985

Graduate: University of Rochester, M.A. received 1990, Ph.D. received 1993

Internship: Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital: 1991-1992

Licensure: Licensed Psychologist, Michigan

Professional Society Memberships:

American Psychological Association

Society for Research in Child Development

Association of Psychology Training Clinics

WSU Appointment & History:

Sept, 1992, Instructor

June, 1993, Assistant Professor

August, 1998, Tenured, Associate Professor

August, 2005, Director of Psychology Clinic

August 2009, Professor



PSY-2400 Life-span Developmental Psychology

PSY-3310 Abnormal Psychology

PSY-4310 Psychological Disorders of Childhood


PSY 7200 Psychological Assessment I

PSY 7210 Psychological Assessment II

PSY 7300 Psychopathology

PSY 7380 Therapeutic Interventions II

PSY 7230 Practicum in Clinical Assessment

PSY 7420 Attachment Relationships across the Lifespan

PSY 7950 First Year Research Seminar in Psychology

PSY 8380 Therapeutic Interventions Practicum

PSY 8760 Research and Theory on Development of Self

Clinical Supervision of Psychotherapy & Assessment:

Psychotherapy: weekly, 4 to 6 graduate students per semester for 6 hours per week.

Assessment: 7 to 15 psychological assessments per semester for 4 to 8 hours per week.

Essays/Theses/Dissertations Directed:

Doctoral Dissertations:

  1. James O’Neill “Prediction of early alcohol use among maltreated 11-to 15-

year-olds in foster care.” Defended 10/95.

  1. Kristen McCabe “Familial risk and protective factors for the development of

future orientation: A study of high risk children.” Defended 6/96.
  1. Ruth Anan “Children’s perceptions of social support: Construct validity

and developmental precursors.” Defended 10/96.

  1. John McCaskill “Maternal grief reactions to their children’s birth defects:

Factors influencing grief resolution.” Defended 9/97.

  1. Kimberly Sirl “Validity of the Attachment Story Completion Task

Among African American Six-Year-Olds.” Defended 8/98.

  1. David Modders “The development of prosocial and antisocial behavior among

urban, African American children.” Defended 9/98.

  1. Kelli Hill Hunt “Predicting psychosocial adjustment: A longitudinal study of

toddlers with birth defects.” Defended 7/99.

  1. Christine Butler “Parenting a child who has a birth defect: The relation of mothers’ expressed emotion and synchrony with toddler attachment patterns.”

Defended 4/00.

  1. Shari Kidwell “Attachment and vagal tone as predictors of self-regulation among low-income, African American children: A multivariate, longitudinal approach.” Defended 10/30/00.

  2. Elizabeth Robins “Evaluation of Youth Violence Prevention Program”

Defended 11/1/00

  1. Melissa Clements “Effectiveness of the Michigan School Readiness Program on school success from kindergarten through third grade.” Defended 10/3/01

  2. Lilly Jacobson “Psychological predictors of children’s competency as witnesses in sexual abuse trials.” Defended 12/01

  3. Jeffrey Wendt “A longitudinal study of the stability of attachment in a low- income urban sample.” Defended 3/02

  4. Jennifer Gramzow “The self in low-income urban, African American preschoolers: Longitudinal and concurrent relationships with attachment parenting and school functioning.” Defended 9/02

  5. Rashmi Bhandari “Parenting and socio-emotional development: A longitudinal study of African American children.” Defended 9/02

  6. Heather L. Chruscial “Physical activity, mood & self-esteem: A mediational model of maternal self-efficacy and energy” Defended 11/02

  7. Michael Behen “Development and validation of the pervasive developmental disorders checklist.” Defended 2/04

  8. Meliksah Demir “How many friends are optimal for happiness?”

Defended 4/07, Co-chair Valerie Simon

  1. Emanuel van Bolden “Economic stress, parenting, and child outcomes.” Defended 6/07

  2. Ami Smith “Verbal and social functioning among boys in the criminal justice system” Defended 7/08

  3. Julie E. Braciszewski “Trajectories of emotion regulation in middle childhood: An investigation of attachment, temperament, and language “

Defended May 2010

  1. Hema Masen “Nonresident fathers parenting and child and adolescent development” Defended May 2011

  2. Lesley A. Hetterscheidt (Weitekamp) “Parent adherence to psychologist

recommendations: The role of expressed emotion about child and reaction to diagnosis. Defended June 2011

  1. Jackie Issner “Motivating adolescents to chat for health (MATCH): Promoting healthy changes in at-risk youth.” Defended July 2012

  2. Alicia January “Tell me more about it: An inquiry into intelligence scores and their relations with achievement and problem behavior.” Defended July 2012

  3. Eamonn Arble “An analysis of the self: The development and assessment of a measure of selfobject needs.” Defended July 2014

  4. Angela Fedawa (Peeper) “Identifying and understanding non-suicidal self-injury among college students.” Defended July 2014

  5. Brittany Kohlberger “Health-related behaviors in low-income, minority youth: The role of motivation, basic needs, mental health, and environmental barriers.” Defended October 2014. Co-advisor with Dr. Simon

Doctoral Thesis Committee Service:

Jacqueline Avery ’d12; Jessica Beatty ’d09; Sheretta Butler Barnes ’d07; Eric Beshears ‘d05; Ron Boardway ‘d94; Lisa Boesky ‘d94; Kimberly Brisebois (SW’d12); Crisovao Carreira (ED’d13); Malasri Chaudhery-Malgeri (ED’d13); Casey Dexter, ‘d13; Patrick Fowler, ’d08; Marilyn Franklin ‘ p10; Carol Freedman-Doan ‘d94; Patricia Johnson ‘d98; Mary Heaton (CSPP) ’d98; Judy Horvath (ed) ’d04; Ayna Johanson ’d08; Linda Knowles (ed) ‘d09; Bernadette Starr Kovach (ed) ‘d02; Elissa (Fronczak) Lund ‘d03; Cathrine Lutz ‘d97; Mila Kil ’p08; Caitlin M. McLear, d15; Lisa Merlo ’d05; Jeremy Novak ‘d02; Lynn Phillips; Greg Proulx ‘d99; Alison Radcliffe ’d09; Maureen Rashwan ’d08; Jill Schram ’d04; Julia Simonds Hithcingham ‘d00; Maureen Rashwan ’d07; Katherine Roeser (ED ’d13); Amy Veenstra ’d13; Paul Ward (ED, ’d08); Michael Webber ‘d99; Alison Willett (ed) ‘d00; Richard Wooten (ED d’13); Courtney Yapchai (Jade Boyd) ’d04; Chie Yumoto ’d07; Amy Zelidman (ed)’d14; Leslie Ziegenhorn ’d97; Danijela Zletevski ’d10;

Masters Theses:

Lilly Glancy “Mediators of the effects of sexual abuse on children: Perceived social support, parental support and family relationships.” Defended 11/95.

David Modders “Relations among empathy, attachment, and prosocial behavior

in an inner city, African American, preschool population.” Defended 9/95.

Elizabeth Robins “The relation between levelling-sharpending functioning and

symptoms in children who have been sexually abused.” Defended 5/97.

Linda W. Chew “Borderline personality disorder and its implied relationship

with attachment theory.” Completed 12/97.

Jill Kofender “-Vagal tone, attachment, and emotional and behavioral regulation among

toddlers with birth defects.” Defended 9/99.

Emanuel van Bolden “The relation between marital discord and children’s internal representations of relationships.” Defended 11/99

Elissa Lund “Attachment, community violence, and adjustment among

African American urban youth.” Defended 12/99

Melissa Clements “Correlates of attachment among toddlers with a birth defect.”

Defended 1/00

Heather L. Chruscial “Determinants of parenting in an at-risk population.” Defended 5/00

Michelle Hunt Bruner “Influence of self-esteem, perceived competence and perceived control on career-related future orientation of university public school sixth graders.” Defended 12/11/00

Michael Behen “The role of defensive functioning as a mediator of outcome in a sample of

sexually abused latency-aged children.” Defended 5/01.

Lisa Merlo “Does parenting influence reading acquisition among low-income children?”

Defended 6/02

Sara Chase “The influence of families on children’s behaviors following child sexual abuse: A longitudinal study. Defended 4/03

Sheretta Butler “Parent and Peer Correlates of Academic Achievement Among African American Youth” Defended March 2004

Kristina Dunigan “Risks of Adolescent Parenting: Implications for Intervention”

Completed April 2004

Susan Dodd “Attachment: a psychobiological buffering process. Completed April 2004

Richard B. Rey “Are children’s perceptions of the teacher-child relationship associated with school-related adjustment among urban youth?” Defended October 2004

Rebecca L. Thompson “How parents’ stress, attributions and mental health relate to their reactions to their child’s disability” Defended November 2006

Julie E. Braciszewski “Intelligence, language, and behavior across the transition to reading among low-income, urban, African American youngsters” Defended 7/07

Lesley Weitekamp / (Hetterscheidt) “Is parental expressed emotion associated with mental health among child victims of sexual abuse? Defended December 2008

Lilia Mucka “Life factors and attendance rates for women enrolled in a parenting

program.” Defended September 2013.

Patricia Richardson “Psychological health and wellbeing in urban youth: The protective nature of attachment relationships.” Defended December 2014.

Matthew Carroll “Assessing resiliency among urban adolescents using the thematic apperception method.” Proposed December 2013.

Kelsey Sala-Hamrick “Psychological well-being of at-risk urban adolescents: The relative contributions of psychosocial need satisfaction, need satisfaction, attachment, and stress exposure.” Defended April 2015

Master’s Thesis Committee Service:

Jessica Beatty ‘04, Ellen Barrett ’09; Eric Beshers, Michelle Provenzano Beechler ’09, Nicholas R. Bergeron ’10, Linda Bourbeau ‘97, Roger Cleaver ‘95, Patrick Fowler ’05, Marilyn Franklin ’09, Tangenilla Fry ‘98, Goodlett ’12; Pamela Guthre ‘01, Jennifer Gramzow, Jaclyn Heller, 08; Jeannine Krupinski ‘96, Qing Luo, Cathy Lutz ‘95, Dana Navidal ’08, Erin Mason ’13; Gretchen Moran ‘00, Lynn Neely ‘01, Laura Northerner, ‘d13; Jill Norvilitis, Angelique Outlaw ‘97, Jennifer Raiter, Sarah Shair ’12, Jan Slater ‘02, Courtney Yapchai ‘99, Brian Yochim ‘01, Chie Yumoto ’03; Danijela Zlatevski p‘06,

Undergraduate Honors Theses:

Wilbert Morris “The effects of parenting on child self-esteem.” Completed 4/1995.

Brook Eddy “The influence of relationship with perpetrator on

the adjustment of sexually abused children.” Completed 4/1996.

Stephanie Gagne “The relation between community violence, hopelessness, and depression

among inner-city pre-teens.” Completed 4/1996.

Jewel Hall “The effects of exposure to chronic community violence on the perception of danger in young children.” Completed 4/1997.

Maureen Tracy “Social support sources and their relation to coping skills.”

Completed 5/1999.

Aryn Dotterer “Do parenting styles predict adolescents’ representations and perceptions

of social support? Completed 10/1999

Kenya Urcuyo Murphy “Attachment to primary caregiver and social competence: A comparison

of African Mercian and Caucasian preschoolers.” Completed 11/1999

Abby Jaskot “Preschooler-mother attachments and interpersonal problem solving: A study of low-income urban African American preschool-aged boys” Completed 8/2000

Lilia Mucka “Understanding barriers to parental adherence to psychological recommendations” Completed 12/2010

Supervision of Undergraduate Directed Study and Volunteer Student Research: 150+ Students
Funded Grant & Contract Activity as PI or PD:

Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (Federal HRSA)

Title: Integrated health services for Detroit

Dates: July 2014 – June 2016

Total Funds: 373,743
Agency: Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

Title: Continuation of Children’s Hospital of Michigan Integrated Care Program

Dates: April 2014 – April 2016

Total Funds: $170,342
Agency: Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

Title: An integrated continuum of mental health services in a pediatric hospital setting

Dates: April 2013 – December 2013

Total Funds: $50,000
Agency: Ethel & James Flinn Foundation (contract through Children’s Hospital of Michigan)

Title: An integrated continuum of mental health services in a pediatric hospital setting

Dates: January 2012 – December 2012

Total Funds: $100,000
Agency: Ethel & James Flinn Foundation (Contract through Children’s Hospital of Michigan)

Title: An integrated continuum of mental health services in a pediatric hospital setting

Dates: January 2011 – December 2011

Total Funds: $50,000

Agency: Ethel & James Flinn Foundation (contract through Children’s Hospital of Michigan)

Title: An integrated continuum of mental health services in a pediatric hospital setting

Dates: January 2009 – December 2011

Total Funds: $292,198
Agency: Detroit Charter Schools

Title: New School Horizons Project

Dates: 9/2002-6/2008

Total Funds: $148,000

Agency: WSU/DDI/IOG: Research enhancement program

Health, Health Care and Family Across the Life Span

Title: Maternal Reactions to Child Handicaps: A study of change processes

Dates: September, 1999 -- September, 2000

Total Funds: $20,000
Agency: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Title: Attachment among African American & Caucasian 4-year-olds

Dates: September, 1996 -- September, 1998

Total Funds: $143,800

Agency: March of Dimes

Title: Socioemotional functioning of young children with

birth defects and their families

Dates: February, 1996 - February, 1998

Total Funds: $80,000
Agency: Richard J. Barber Fund for Interdisciplinary Legal Research

Title: Testimony credibility among child sexual abuse victims

Dates: July, 1995 - September, 1997

Total Funds: $16,850

Agency: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Title: Attachment among neurologically impaired toddlers

Date: June, 1995 – September, 1999

Total Funds: $37,750
Agency: Richard J. Barber Fund for Interdisciplinary Legal Research

Title: Legal and psychological considerations during

child sexual abuse court testimony

Dates: September, 1993 - September, 1995

Total Funds: $19,650
Agency: WSU’s College of Urban Labor & Metropolitan Affairs

Title: Exposure to community violence and child adjustment

Date: Summer, 1995

Total Funds: $3,750
Agency: WSU’s Faculty Summer Salary

Title: Attachment among neurologically impaired toddlers

Date: Summer, 1995

Total Funds: $7,000
Agency: WSU & Ford Foundation’s Project Diversity

Title: Attachment and adaptation among African American preschoolers

Date: Summer, 1994

Total Funds: $5,000
Funded Research as Co-investigator:

Agency: NIH

P.I.: Xiaoming Li

Title: Bereavement and psychosocial needs among children orphaned by AIDS in China

Dates: Oct. 2005 – Sept. 2009

Total Funds: $1,300,000
Agency: DHHS: Administration for Children & Families

P.I.: Kristin Kaylor Richardson, M.S.W

Title: Child-focused competency based training curriculum for child welfare staff

Submitted: Oct. 1999 – Sept. 2002

Total Funds: $481,576
Agency: Richard J. Barber Fund for Interdisciplinary Legal Research

P. I: Bruce Friedman & Allen Goodman

Title: An interdisciplinary approach to optimizing outcomes for foster

care placement.

Date: 1/97 - 1/99

Total Funds: $3,500
Publications, Edited Works:

  1. Barnett, D. (Ed.). (1997). Helping children learn: Comprehensive school-based interventions for urban children. The Skillman Center for Children, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

  2. Ratner, H. H., & Barnett, D. (Eds.), (1997). Special issue: Integration of cognition and emotion in development. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 67, 303-447.

  3. Vondra, J.I., & Barnett, D. (Eds). (1999). Atypical patterns of attachment in infancy and early childhood among children at developmental risk. Monographs for the Society for Research in Child Development, 64, (no. 3, serial no. 258).

Book Chapters (most were peer review):
  1. Carlson, V., Cicchetti, D., Barnett, D., & Braunwald, K. (1989). Finding order in disorganization: Lessons from research in maltreated infants’ attachments to their caregivers. In D. Cicchetti & V. Carlson (Eds.), Child Maltreatment: Theory and research on the causes and consequences of child abuse and neglect (pp. 494-528). New York: Cambridge University Press.

  2. Cicchetti, D., Ganiban, J., & Barnett, D. (1991). Contributions from the study of high-risk populations to understanding the development of emotion regulation. In J. Garber & K. Dodge (Eds.), The Development of emotion regulation (pp. 15-48). New York: Cambridge University Press.

  3. Cicchetti, D., & Barnett, D. (1991). Toward the development of a scientific nosology of child maltreatment. In W. Grove & D. Cicchetti (Eds.), Thinking clearly about psychology: Essays in the honor of Paul E. Meehl (pp. 346-377). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

  4. Cicchetti, D., Barnett, D., Rabideau, G.J., & Toth, S. (1991). Toward the development of a transactional model of risk-taking and self-regulation (pp. 165-198). In L. Lipsitt & L. Mitnick (Eds.), Risk taking and self-regulatory behavior. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

  5. Barnett, D., Manly, J., & Cicchetti, D. (1993). Defining child maltreatment: The interface between policy and research. In D. Cicchetti & S. Toth (Eds.), Child abuse, child development, and social policy (pp. 7-73). Norwood, NJ: Ablex

  6. Barnett, D. (1997). The effects of early intervention on maltreating parents and their children. In M.J. Guralnick (Ed.), The effectiveness of early intervention (pp. 143 - 173). Baltimore, MD: Brookes.
  7. Barnett, D. (1997). Comprehensive school-linked interventions: The hows and whys. In D. Barnett (Ed.), Helping children learn: Comprehensive school-based interventions for urban children (pp. I1-I32). The Skillman Center for Children, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

  8. Barnett, D. (1997). The never-ending evolution of schools. In D. Barnett (Ed.), Helping children learn: Comprehensive school-based interventions for urban children (pp. VI1-6). The Skillman Center for Children, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

  9. Barnett, D., Hill Hunt, K., Butler, C. McCaskill, J., Estrin-Kaplan, M., & Pipp-Siegel, S., (1999). Indices of attachment disorganization among toddlers with neurological and non-neurological problems. In J. Solomon & C. George (Eds.), Attachment disorganization (pp. 189-212). New York: Guilford.

  10. Barnett, D., Kaplan-Estrin, M., Braciszewski, J., Hetterscheidt, L. Issner, J., & Butler, C. M. (2011). Maternal solicitousness and attachment disorganization among toddlers with a congenital anomaly. In J. Solomon & C. George (Eds.)., Disorganized attachment and caregiving, (pp. 245-266). New York: Guilford.

Peer Review Journals:

  1. Vondra, J., Barnett, D., & Cicchetti, D. (1989). Perceived and actual competence among maltreated and comparison school children. Development and Psychopathology, 1, 237-255.

  2. Carlson, V., Cicchetti, D., Barnett, D., & Braunwald, K. (1989). Disorganized/disoriented attachment relationships in maltreated infants. Developmental Psychology, 25, 525-531.
  3. Vondra, J., Barnett, D., & Cicchetti, D. (1990). Self-concept, motivation, and competence among preschoolers from maltreating and comparison families. Child Abuse and Neglect, 14, 535-540.

  4. Cicchetti, D., & Barnett, D. (1991). Attachment organization in maltreated preschoolers. Development and Psychopathology, 4, 397-411.

  5. Barnett, D., Manly, J., & Cicchetti, D. (1991). Continuing toward an operational definition of psychological maltreatment. Development and Psychopathology, 3, 19-29.

  6. Manly, J. T., Cicchetti, D., & Barnett, D. (1994). The impact of subtype, severity, chronicity, and frequency of child maltreatment on social competence and behavior problems. Development and Psychopathology, 6, 121-143.

  7. Barnett, D., Vondra, J.I., & Shonk, S. (1996). Relations among self-perceptions, motivation, and school functioning of low-income maltreated and nonmaltreated children. Child Abuse and Neglect, 20, 397-410.

  8. Barnett, D. (1997). “Parenting” teenage parents. Family Relations, 46, 186-189.

  9. Barnett, D., & Ratner, H.H. (1997). The organization and integration of cognition and emotion in development. Journal of Child Experimental Psychology, 67, 303-316.

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