Research and Treatment (DRT) Program
Department of Psychology
John E. Roberts, Ph.D., Director
Park Hall, Buffalo,
NY 14260-4110, USA; Phone: (716) 645-0184; Email:
- 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 was awarded a College of Arts and Sciences
Dissertation Fellowship and was a runner-up for the Department of
Psychology's Dissertation Award.
- 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
- 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
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