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Joining the Lab

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

Current Personnel

John E. Roberts, Ph.D., Director
B.S. Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1986)
Ph.D. Psychology, University of Pittsburgh (1994)
Dr. Roberts received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 after completing his clinical internship at the University of Chicago Medical School. He is currently an associate professor of clinical psychology at the University at Buffalo and serves as the Associate Director of Clinical Training. Dr. Roberts is on the editorial boards of Personality and Individual Differences, Cognitive Therapy and Research, and AIDS Patient Care and STDs and has previously served as an associate editor for Cognition & Emotion and Cognitive Therapy and Research. At the undergraduate level he frequently teaches a course in Mood Disorders, while at the graduate level he teaches Adult Treatments and Advanced Psychopathology, and provides clinical supervision in the clinical program's practicum sequence.
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Xinyao Ma
B.A. Psychology, Tsinghua University
Current doctoral student
Xinyao is a second-year doctoral student in clinical psychology. Her research interests lie primarily in understanding the cognitive processes in psychopathology. Currently, her research focuses on maladaptive future thinking in depression, specifically insensitivity to the potential future consequences of one's behavior. Outside of the lab, Xinyao enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and movies.

Ryan Henneberger
BA Liberal Arts (Psychology, Performance & Writing), Niagara Univerity
Current master's student
Ryan is a first year masters student in the lab. His research interests include how meaning making may play a role in various mood disorders, and how interdisciplinary practices (such as music and the arts) can be used to foster positive meaning making and well-being.

Dylan Dylan Schaefer
B.S. Psychology, The University at Buffalo
B.A. German, The University at Buffalo

Dylan is interested in investigating novel treatments for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), focusing on mindfulness and dual drug-therapy interventions. He has been the project coordinator of a randomized control trial assessing the therapeutic efficacy of an online mindfulness program for treating residual depressive symptoms. Dylan hopes that research on online mindfulness interventions will increase their effectiveness while making treatment for MDD more accessible to the general population.