Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Cascardi

Dr. Cascardi’s research aims to improve measurement of adolescent relationship abuse from early adolescence into young adulthood. Her work also focuses on trauma, attachment and social  information processing theories that contribute to risk for aggressive behavior in romantic relationships. Ultimately, this work aims to inform intervention to prevent intimate partner violence.  Other related projects include prevention of sexual assault on college and high school campuses using bystander education. Dr. Cascardi provides consultation for forensic assessment in family and civil law.

Dr. Chesin

Dr. Chesin recently completed a pilot study testing a mindfulness-based intervention to reduce suicidality among depressed outpatients at Columbia University Medical Center. At William Paterson, she plans to continue exploring the relationship between mindfulness and resilience to maladaptive outcomes, such as suicidality and emotion dysregulation, using self-report, neuropsychological and psychophysiological measures.

Dr. Diamond

Dr. Diamond is a Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist specializing in organic brain disorders (e.g., stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, neurodevelopmental disorders) and neurorehabilitation. His research interests are in the areas of neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience and in the psychophysiology underlying memory, attention/concentration, information processing, and executive function. Current work includes research on the neurocognitive, autonomic and neurophysiological correlates underlying memory, information processing, depression/anxiety, meditation and autism as well as the neurorehabilitation of amnesia and learning disabilities. 

Dr. Mohlman

In 2015 Dr. Mohlman was the lead editor on and a contributing author to a book entitled, "From Symptom to Synapse: A Neurocognitive Perspective on Clinical Psychology." This volume bridges the gap between affective and cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology, covering the use of fMRI, cognitive enhancement strategies, and other tools in clinical settings. She currently runs studies of anxiety and cognition, emotional contrast, and strategies for augmenting cognitive behavior therapy in anxious and depressed younger and older adults.

Dr. Bartoszek

Dr. Bartoszek’s research uses indirect assessment methods to investigate cognitive, psychophysiological, behavioral, and motivational aspects of emotions and affective psychopathology. His research interests include comorbidities among mental health problems, particularly depression and anxiety disorders, and mechanisms of change in evidence-based psychotherapies (e.g., CBT). His ultimate research goal is to inform conceptualization of psychiatric disorders and to improve psychological interventions.

Dr. Torres

Dr. Torres specializes in child abuse, trauma, family therapy, and bicultural parenting issues. She is a mentor for the American Psychological Association's Minority Fellowship Program, Training Advisory Committee and a Past-President of the Latino/a Psychological Association of NJ. Her research focuses on childhood sexual abuse, parenting, mental health disparities in low-income minority communities, cultural identity development, and immigration-related psychological evaluations. She is endorsed as a Level IV Clinical Mentor by the NJ Association for Infant Mental Health.