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Department of Psychology

Grayson Holmbeck

Title: Clinical Program Director; Professor, Clinical Psychology; Ph.D. 
Office: N/A 
Phone: 773.508.2967 
E-mail: gholmbe@luc.edu 

 


Personal Information

Ph.D., 1987, Virginia Commonwealth University
B.S., 1980, Brown University 

Website: CHATS Lab

Research Interests:

My research interests cover the following areas: pediatric psychology (e.g., adolescents with physical disabilities), family relations during early and late adolescence, developmental psychopathology, the interface between developmental psychology and clinical child psychology, statistical applications in psychology, and research design. My current research is concerned with how families of children with chronic physical conditions manage the transition into adolescence and the implications that this transition has for adolescent health and psychopathology.

I am currently working on 2 grant-funded projects. The first study is a NICHD-funded 5-year longitudinal investigation of young adolescents with spina bifida and focuses on their peer relationships and neuropsychological difficulties (and includes a Spanish-speaking subsample). Spina bifida is a congenital birth defect that typically produces a host of medical problems, including urinary, orthopedic, and neurological difficulties. Families are studied in their homes with observational, interview, formal assessment, and questionnaire methodologies. Most of my time is currently devoted to this study. The second study is funded by Kiwanis International and examines the effectiveness of a camp-based independence program for children, adolescents, and young adults with spina bifida. 

For more information about my research on adolescents with spina bifida, click on the following link: CHATS Lab

Classes:
Intellectual and Personality Assessment
Multivariate Statistics
Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

Recent Journal Publications:

McKernon, W. L., Holmbeck, G. N., Colder, C. R., Hommeyer, J. S., Shapera, W., & Westhoven, V. (2001). Longitudinal study of observed and perceived family influences on problem-focused coping behaviors of preadolescents with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 26, 41-54.  pdf

Holmbeck, G. N., Li. S., Schurman, J., Friedman, D., & Coakley, R. M. (2002). Collecting and managing multi-source and multi-method data in studies of pediatric populations. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 27, 5-18.  pdf

Holmbeck, G. N. (2002). Post-hoc probing of significant moderational and mediational effects in studies of pediatric populations. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 27, 87-96.  pdf

Holmbeck, G. N., Coakley, R. M., Hommeyer, J., Shapera, W. E., & Westhoven, V. (2002). Observed and perceived dyadic and systemic functioning in families of preadolescents with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 27, 177-189.  pdf

Holmbeck, G. N., Johnson, S. Z., Wills, K., McKernon, W., Rolewick, S., & Skubic, T. (2002). Observed and perceived parental overprotection in relation to psychosocial adjustment in pre-adolescents with a physical disability: The mediational role of behavioral autonomy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 96-110.  pdf

Holmbeck, G. N. (2002). A developmental perspective on adolescent health and illness: An introduction to the special issues. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 27, 409-416.  pdf

Coakley, R. M., Holmbeck, G. N., Friedman, D., Greenley, R. N., Welborn Thill, A. (2002). A longitudinal study of pubertal timing, parent-child conflict, and cohesion in families of young adolescents with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 27, 461-473.  pdf

Williams, P., Holmbeck, G. N., & Neff, R. (2002). Adolescent health psychology. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 828-842.  pdf

Sagrestano, L. M., Paikoff, R. L., Holmbeck, G. N., Fendrich, M., & McCormick, S. H. (2003). A longitudinal examination of familial risk factors for depression among inner-city African-American adolescents. Journal of the Family Psychology, 17, 108-120.  pdf

McBride, C. K., Paikoff, R. L., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2003). Individual and familial influences on the onset of sexual intercourse among urban African-American adolescents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71, 159-167.  pdf

Holmbeck, G. N., Westhoven, V., Phillips, W. S., Bowers, R., Gruse, C., Nikolopoulos, T., Totura, C. W., & Davison, K. (2003). A multimethod, multi-informant, and multidimensional perspective on psychosocial adjustment in preadolescents with spina bifida. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71, 782-796.  pdf

Welborn Thill, A., Holmbeck, G. N., & Bryant, F. (2004). Factorial invariance of the self-perception profile for children: Comparing pre-adolescents with and without physical disabilities. Journal of Personality Assessment, 81, 111-122.  pdf

Rose, B., Holmbeck, G. N., Coakley, R. M., & Franks, L. (2004). Mediator and moderator effects in developmental and behavioral pediatric research. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 25, 1-10. pdf

Friedman, D., Holmbeck, G., Jandasek, B., Zukerman, J., & Abad, M. (2004). Parent functioning in families of preadolescents with spina bifida: Longitudinal implications for child adjustment. Journal of Family Psychology, 18, 609-619.  pdf

Holmbeck, G. N., Greenley, R. N., Coakley, R. M., Greco, J., & Hagstrom, J. (2006). Family functioning in children and adolescents with spina bifida: An evidence-based review of research and interventions. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 27, 249-277. pdf

Greenley, R., Coakley, R. M., Holmbeck, G. N., Jandasek, B. J., & Wills, K. (2006). Condition-related knowledge among children with spina bifida: Longitudinal changes and predictors. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 828-839.  pdf
Holmbeck, G. H., Franks, E., & Jandasek, B.(2006). Longitudinal research in pediatric psychology. Special issue of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 995-1001.  pdf
Greenley, R. N., Holmbeck, G. N., & Rose, B. (2006). Predictors of parenting behavior trajectories among families of young adolescents with and without spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 1057-1071.  pdf
Coakley, R. M., Holmbeck, G. N., & Bryant, F. B. (2006). Constructing a prospective model of positive psychosocial adaptation in young adolescents with spina bifida: An application of optimal data analysis. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 1084-1099.  pdf

Kapungu, C. T., Holmbeck, G. N., & Paikoff, R. L. (2006). Longitudinal associations between parenting practices and early sexual risk behaviors among urban African American adolescents: The moderating role of gender. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 35, 783-794.  pdf

Robinson, M. L., Holmbeck, G. N., & Paikoff, R. (2007). Self-esteem enhancing reasons for having sex and the sexual behaviors of African American adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 36, 453-464.  pdf

Friedman, D., Bryant, F. B., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2007). Testing the factorial invariance of the CBCL somatic complaints scale as a measure of internalizing symptoms for children with and without a chronic illness. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 32, 512-516.  pdf
Rose, B., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2007). Attention and executive functions in adolescents with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 32, 983-994.  pdf

Holmbeck, G. N., Welborn Thill, A., Bachanas, P., Garber, J., Miller, K. B., Abad, M., Bruno, E. F., Carter, J. S., David-Ferdon, C., Jandasek, B., Mennuti-Wasburn, J. E., O'Mahar, K., & Zukerman, J. (2008). Evidence-based assessment in pediatric psychology: Measures of psychosocial adjustment and psychopathology. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 33, 958-980.  pdf

Kelly, L. M., Zebracki, K., Holmbeck, G. N., & Gershenson, L. (in press). Adolescent development and family functioning in youth with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. pdf

Friedman, D., Holmbeck, G. N., DeLucia, C., Jandasek, B., & Zebracki, K. (2009). Trajectories of autonomy development across the adolescent transition in children with spina bifida. Rehabilitation Psychology, 54, 16-27.  pdf

Anderson, B. J., Holmbeck, G. N., Ianotti, R. J., McKay, S., Lochrie, A., Volkening, L., & Laffel, L. (2009). Dyadic measures of the parent-child relationship during the transition to adolescence. Families, Systems, & Health, 27, 141-152.  pdf

Weissberg-Benchell, J. Nansel, T., Holmbeck, G. N., Chen, R., Anderson, B., Wysocki, T., & Laffel, L. (2009). Generic versus diabetes-specific quality of life and parent-child behaviors among youth with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34, 977-988.  pdf

Holmbeck, G. N., & Devine, K. A. (2009). Editorial: An author's checklist for measure development and validation manuscripts. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 1-6. pdf

Holmbeck, G. N., & Devine, K. A. (2010). Psychological and family functioning in spina bifida. Developmental Disabilities, 16, 40-46. pdf

Holmbeck, G. N., DeLucia, C., Essner, B., Kelly, L., Zebracki, K., Friedman, D., & Jandasek, B. (2010). Trajectories of psychosocial adjustment in adolescents with spina bifida: A 6-Year, four-wave longitudinal follow-up. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 511-525. pdf

Essner, B. S. & Holmbeck, G. N. (2010). The impact of family, peer, and social contexts on depressive symptoms in adolescents with spina bifida. Rehabilitation Psychology, 55, 340-350. pdf

Jandasek, B., Holmbeck, G. N., DeLucia, C., Zebracki, K., & Friedman, D. (2009). Trajectories of family processes across the adolescent transition in youth with spina bifida. Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 726-738.  pdf

 

Stepansky, M. A., Roache, C. R., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2010). Medical adherence in young adolescents with spina bifida: Longitudinal associations with family functioning. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35, 167-176.  pdf

 

O’Mahar, K., Holmbeck, G. N., Jandasek, B., & Zukerman, J. (2010). A camp-based intervention targeting independence among individuals with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35, 848-856. pdf

 

Gaylord-Harden, N. K., Cunningham, J., Holmbeck, G., & Grant, K. (2010).  Suppressor effects in coping research with African American adolescents from low-income communities. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 843-855.  pdf

 

Zukerman, J. M., Devine, K. A., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2011). Adolescent predictors of emerging adult milestones in youth with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36, 265-276.  pdf

 

Devine, K. A., Wasserman, R. M., Gershenson, L. S., Holmbeck, G. N., & Essner, B. (2011). Mother-child agreement regarding decision-making autonomy: A longitudinal comparison study of families of adolescents with and without spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36, 277-288.  pdf

Devine, K. A., Holmbeck, G. N., Gayes, G. N., Purnell, J. Q. (2012) Friendships of children and adolescents with spina bifida: Social adjustment, social performance, and social skills. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37, 220–231. pdf

 

Devine, K. A., Psihogios, A. M., Amaro, C. M., Holmbeck, G. N. (2012). Individual adjustment, parental functioning, and perceived social support in hispanic and non-hispanic white mothers and fathers of children with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 37, 769–778. pdf

 

 

Recent Book Chapters:

Holmbeck, G. N., Shapera, W., & Hommeyer, J. S. (2002). Observed and perceived parenting behaviors and psychosocial adjustment in pre-adolescents with spina bifida. In B. K. Barber (Ed.), Intrusive parenting: How psychological control affects children and adolescents (pp. 191-234). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Kendall, P. C., Holmbeck, G. N., & Verduin, T. (2004). Methodology, design, and evaluation in psychotherapy research. In M. J. Lambert (Ed.), Handbook of psychotherapy and behavior change (5th ed.; pp.16-43). New York: Wiley.

Greenley, R. N., Holmbeck, G. N., Zukerman, J., & Buck, C. (2006). Psychological adjustment and family relationships in children and adolescents with spina bifida. In D. F. Wyszynski (Ed.), Neural tube defects: From origin to treatment (pp. 307-324). New York: Oxford University Press.

Holmbeck, G.N., Abad, M., Friedman, D., & Jandasek, B. (2006). Development and psychopathology in adolescence. In D. A. Wolfe & E. J. Mash (Eds.), Behavioral and emotional disorders in adolescents: Nature, assessment, and treatment (pp. 21-55). New York: Guilford.

Holmbeck, G. N., O'Mahar, K., Abad, M., Colder, C., & Updegrove, A. (2006). Cognitive-behavior therapy with adolescents: Guides from developmental psychology. In P. C. Kendall (Ed.), Child and adolescent therapy: Cognitive-behavioral procedures (pp. 419-464). New York: Guilford.

Holmbeck, G. N., Jandasek, B., Sparks, C., Zukerman, J., & Zurenda, L. (2008). Theoretical foundations of developmental-behavioral pediatrics. In M. L. Wolraich, P. H. Dworkin, D. Drotar, & E. Perrin (Eds.), Developmental and behavioral pediatrics (pp. 13-45). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

Jandasek, B., Holmbeck, G. N., & Rose, B. M. (2008). Statistical considerations: Mediators and moderators. In M. Hersen, & A. M. Gross (Eds.), Handbook of clinical psychology: Children and adolescents (Vol. II). New York: Wiley.

Zebracki, K., Zaccariello, M., Zelko, F., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2010). Adolescence and emerging adulthood in individuals with spina bifida: A developmental neuropsychological perspective. In S. Hunter & J. Donders (Eds.), Principles and practice of lifespan developmental neuropsychology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Holmbeck, G. N., Zebracki, K., & McGoron, K. (2009). Research design and statistical applications. In M. C. Roberts, & R. Steele (Eds.), Handbook of Pediatric Psychology (4th ed.). New York: Guilford.

Holmbeck, G. N., Devine, K. A., & Bruno, E. F. (2010). Developmental issues and considerations in research and practice. In J. R. Weisz, & A. E. Kazdin (Eds.), Evidence-based psychotherapies for children and adolescents (2nd ed.; pp. 28-39). New York: Guilford.

Holmbeck, G. N., Bauman, L., Essner, B., Kelly, L., & Zebracki, K. (2010). Developmental context: The transition from adolescence to emerging adulthood in youth with disabilities and chronic health conditions. In D. Lollar (Ed.), Launching into adulthood: An integrated response to support transition of youth with chronic health conditions and disabilities (pp.21-47). Baltimore, MD: Brookes.
 



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