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Terri Messman, Ph.D.

Lab Director

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.

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Nicole LaPlena, M.A.

Graduate Student

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.

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Selime Salim,

M.A.

Graduate Student

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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.  

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Seth Wilensky,
B.A.

Predoctoral Intern

Brown University School of Medicine

Seth is currently finishing the writing of his Master's Thesis. He is interested in the role of masculinity in the recovery of men who experienced sexual abuse or assault throughout their lifespan.

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Sanjana Conroy, B.A.

Lab Manager

Graduate Student

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. 

Dr. Volz Graduation 2012
Dr. Volz Graduation 2012

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Lab picture circa 2011
Lab picture circa 2011

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ISTSS Lab Dinner
ISTSS Lab Dinner

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.

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Dr. Volz Graduation 2012
Dr. Volz Graduation 2012

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