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Depression 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: robertsj@buffalo.edu

News and Events
  • June 2014:  In recognition of the quality of his peer reviews of scientific manuscripts submitted for publication to the journal Personality and Individual Differences, John Roberts was awarded a Certificate of Reviewing Excellence.
  • Summer 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.
  • Spring 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!
  • Spring 2012: Congratulations to Chrystal Vergara, who was selected for a 2012 Psi Chi Graduate Assistantship Grant.
  • Fall 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.
  • September 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 episodes.
  • April 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.
  • May 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.