Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Grayson Holmbeck

 

Title: Clinical Program Director; Professor, Clinical Psychology
Office: 304 Coffey Hall
Phone: 773.508.2967

 
Background 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 on individuals with spina bifida. Spina bifida is a congenital birth defect that typically produces numerous medical problems, including orthopedic, bowel/bladder, and neurological difficulties. The first project is a 2016-2021 NINR-funded longitudinal study of adolescents and young adults with spina bifida which focuses on self-management and the transition from pediatric to adult health care, as well as related family, psychosocial, and neuropsychological functioning. Participants are studied in their homes with observational, interview, questionnaire, and neuropsychological assessment 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:
Multivariate Statistics
Research Methods in Clinical Psychology


Recent 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. ‌
 
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. (2008). Adolescent development and family functioning in youth with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 1, 291-302.  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., Holbein, C. E., 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
 
Wasserman, R. M., Holmbeck, G. N., Lennon, J., & Amaro, C. (2012). A longitudinal assessment of early pubertal timing as a predictor of psychosocial changes in adolescent girls with and without spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37, 755-768.  pdf
 
Hack, M., Schluchter, M., Forrest, C., Taylor, G. H., Drotar, D., Holmbeck, G., Youngstrom, E., Margevicius, S., & Andreias, L. (2012). Self-reported adolescent health status of extremely low birth weight children born 1992-1995. Pediatrics, 130, 46-53.  pdf
 
Holmbeck, G. N. (2013). The Journal of Pediatric Psychology: The next five years. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38, 1-4.  pdf
 
Holbein, C., Murray, C., Psihogios, A., Wasserman, R., Essner, B., O’Hara, L., & Holmbeck, G. (2013). A camp-based psychosocial intervention to promote independence and social function in individuals with spina bifida: Moderators of treatment effectiveness. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38, 412-424.  pdf
 
O’Hara, L. K., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2013). Executive functions and parenting behaviors in association with medical adherence and autonomy among youth with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38, 675-687.  pdf
 
Psihogios, A.M. & Holmbeck, G.N. (2013). Discrepancies in mother and child perceptions of spina bifida medical responsibilities during the transition to adolescence: Associations with family conflict and medical adherence. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38, 859-870.  pdf
 
Lee, C., Dickson, D.A., Conley, C.S., & Holmbeck, G.N. (2014). A closer look at self-esteem, perceived social support, and coping strategy: A prospective study of depressive symptomatology across the transition to college. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 33, 558-583.  pdf
 
Essner, B. Murray, C., & Holmbeck, G. (2014). The influence of condition parameters on social outcomes in youth with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39, 718-734.  pdf
 
Murray, C., Lennon, J. Devine, K., Klages, K., Potthoff, L., & Holmbeck, G. (2014). The influence of social adjustment on normative and risky health behaviors in emerging adults with spina bifida. Health Psychology, 33, 1153-1163.  pdf
 
Holbein, C. E., Zebracki, K., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2014). Development and validation of the Peer Interaction Macro-coding System scales (PIMS): A new tool for observational measurement of social competence in youth with spina bifida. Psychological Assessment, 26, 1235-1246.  pdf
 
Murray, C. B., Amaro, C. M., Devine, K. A., Psihogios, A. M., Murphy, L. K., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2015). Observed macro- and micro level parenting behaviors in preadolescent family interactions as predictors of adjustment in emerging adults with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40, 18-32.  pdf
 
Holbein, C. E., Lennon, J. M., Kolbuck, V. D., Zebracki, K., Roache, C., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2015). Observed differences in social behaviors exhibited in peer interactions between youth with spina bifida and their peers: Neuropsychological correlates. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40, 320-335.  pdf
 
Lennon, J. M., Klages, K. L., Amaro, C. M., Murray, C. B., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2015). Longitudinal study of neuropsychological functioning and internalizing symptoms in youth with spina bifida: Social competence as a mediator. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40, 336-348.  pdf
 
Murray, C., Holmbeck, G., Ros, A., Flores, D., Mir, S., & Varni, J. (2015). A longitudinal examination of health-related quality of life in children and adolescents with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(4), 419-430. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsu098.  pdf
 
Holmbeck, G. N., & Aspinall, C. L. (2015). Disorders of sex development: Lessons to be learned from studies of spina bifida and craniofacial conditions. Hormone and Metabolic Research, 47(5), 380-386. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1545273 pdf
 
Copp, A. J., Adzick, N. S., Chitty, L. S., Fletcher, J. M., Holmbeck, G. N., & Shaw, G. M. (2015). Spina bifida. Nature Reviews Disease Primers, 1. doi: 10.1038/nrdp.2015.7 pdf
 
Lennon, J. M., Murray, C. B., Bechtel, C. F., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2015). Resilience and disruption in observed family interactions in youth with and without spina bifida: An eight year, five wave longitudinal study.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(9), 943–955. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv033. pdf
 
Usher, A. M. L., & Leon, S. C., Stanford, L. D., Holmbeck, G. N., & Bryant, F. B. (2015). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functioning (BRIEF) in children and adolescents with ADHD. Child Neuropsychology. doi: 10.1080/09297049.2015.1060956. pdf
 
Psihogios, A. M., Kolbuck, V., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2015). Condition self-management in pediatric spina bifida: A longitudinal investigation of medical adherence, responsibility-sharing, and independence skills. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(8), 790-803. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv044 pdf
 
Dicianno, B. E., Kinback, N., Bellin, M. H., Chaikind, L., Buhari, A. M., Holmbeck, G. N., … Collins, D. M. (2015). Depressive symptoms in adults with spina bifida. Rehabilitation Psychology, 60(3), 246-253. doi: 10.1037/rep0000044 pdf
 
Murray, C. B., Kirsch, A. C., Palermo, T. M., Holmbeck, G. N., Kolbuck, V. Psihogios, A., & Pigott, T. (2016). Developmental course and determinants of sleep disturbances in adolescents with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsw021 pdf
 
Lyons Usher, A.M., Leon, S.C., Stanford, L.D., Holmbeck, G.N., & Bryant, F.B. (2016). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functioning (BRIEF) in children and adolescents with ADHD. Child Neuropsychology, 22, 907-918 pdf
 
Wasserman, R. M. & Holmbeck, G. N. (2016). Profiles of neuropsychological functioning in children and adolescents with spina bifida: Associations with biopsychosocial predictors and functional outcomes. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 22(8), 804-815. doi: 10.1017/S1355617716000680 pdf
 
Wasserman, R. M., Stoner, A. M., Stern, A. & Holmbeck, G. N. (2016). ADHD and attention problems in children with and without spina bifida. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 22(4), 253-259. doi: 10.1310/sci2204-253 pdf
 
Holbein, C., Zebracki, K., Bechtel, C., Papadakis, J., Bruno, E., & Holmbeck, G. (in press). Milestone achievement in emerging adulthood: A longitudinal investigation of parental expectations in a sample of young people with spina bifida. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology pdf
 
Psihogios, A. M., Murray, C., Zebracki, K., Acevedo, L., & Holmbeck, G. N. (in press). Testing the utility of a bio-neuropsychosocial model for predicting medical adherence and responsibility during early adolescence in youth with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology pdf
 
Ridosh, M., Sawin, K., Klein-Tasman, B., & Holmbeck G. Depressive Symptoms in Parents of Children with Spina Bifida: A Review of the Literature. (in press). Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing.
 
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, Volume II: Children and adolescents (pp. 291-321). 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 (pp. 183-194). 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., pp. 52-71). 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.
 
Lennon, J. M., Psihogios, A. M.., Murray, C. B., Holbein, C. E., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2016). Promoting resilience during the transition to adolescence for chronically ill children and their families. In M. Ferrari & C. DeMichelis (Eds.), Child and adolescent resilience within medical contexts (pp. 51–75). New York, NY: Springe.
 
Holmbeck, G. N., Zebracki, K., Papadakis, J. L., & Bechtel, C. (in press). Spina bifida. In M. C. Roberts & R. G. Steele (Eds.) Handbook of Pediatric Psychology. New York, NY: Guilford Press.