Terri Messman, Ph.D.
Dr. Messman is interested in how interpersonal violence impacts the capacity for self-regulation. Recent research has focused on the role of mindfulness and self-compassion in relation to psychological outcomes associated with child maltreatment and sexual violence.
Nicole LaPlena, M.A.
Nicole is interested in the impact of child maltreatment in adulthood. Her research aims to identify the relation between child maltreatment and mindfulness, as well as whether mindfulness is a resiliency factor for survivors of child maltreatment.
Selime is interested in risk factors for sexual violence among women, as well as factors that impact psychological adjustment following victimization. She is interested in examining the experiences of bisexual women, specifically, and how minority stressors impact risk for and recovery from victimization.
Sanjana Conroy, B.A.
A first-year graduate student, Sanjana is the lab manager. They are currently developing the master's thesis proposal examining risk domains for revictimization among child maltreatment survivors, focused on interpersonal functioning, identity, and affect regulation.
Lab members Dr. Messman, Prachi Bhuptani, Alex McConnell, and Julia Kaufman have dinner at the 2017 annual ISTSS meeting with collaborator Dr. Ruby Charak and lab alumni Hannah Espeleta and Dr. Lee Eshelman.