Research and Treatment Program
Department of Psychology
John E. Roberts, Ph.D., Director
Park Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-4110, USA
Phone: (716) 645-0184; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2014: In recognition of the
quality of his peer reviews of scientific
manuscripts submitted for publication to the
and Individual Differences, John
Roberts was awarded a Certificate of
2013: John Roberts will be
presenting research on the impact of
rumination on implicit self-esteem among
depression-prone individuals at the World
Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive
Therapies in Lima, Peru.
2013: Congratulations to Chrystal
Vergara, who (1) was awarded a College
of Arts and Sciences Dissertation
Fellowship, (2) was a runner-up for the
Department of Psychology's Dissertation
Award and (3) received an honorable mention
for a Graduate Student Excellence in
Teaching Award. Well done!
2012: Congratulations to Chrystal
Vergara, who was selected for a 2012 Psi Chi
Graduate Assistantship Grant.
2011: We hope to recruit a new
doctoral student in clinical psychology to
join the lab in the fall of 2012.
Applications are completed online.
We also will be recruiting a new
masters student to join the lab. Individuals
with interests in the impact of
psychological issues, such as depression and
anxiety, on health behavior and well-being
among HIV-positive patients are strongly
encouraged to apply.
2011: John Roberts will be
presenting recent research from the lab at
the European Association of Behavioural and
Cognitive Therapies in Reykjavik, Iceland in
September 2011. One talk will focus on the
role of autobiographical memory specificity
in the persistence of depression among
HIV-positive patients, while a second
examines the association between implicit
self-esteem and vulnerability to depressive
2011: Congratulations to Chrystal
Vergara for winning the psychology
department's 2011 Robert W. Rice Memorial
Award for Early Excellence in Research. This
award is given to the student with the
strongest research-based manuscript or
article completed during the first three
years of doctoral studies. See her paper here.
Jim Prisciandaro is a former lab member who
was also honored with this award in 2007.
See his paper here.
2011: Congratulations to Josh
Porter who was awarded "high honors" for his
undergraduate thesis completed in the lab in
the 2010/2011 academic year. Josh will be
presenting aspects of this research at the
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive
Therapies in Toronto in November 2011.