Kristina Conroy, M.S.

Kristina Conroy, M.S.

Senior Associate

Professional Biography

Kristina Conroy is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science program at Florida International University (FIU) and a member of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Lab. Broadly, Kristina is interested in learning how to strengthen the ability of key adults (e.g., caregivers, teachers) to respond to youth anxiety in their natural settings. More specifically, Kristina is interested in identifying opportunities for in-direct service delivery (e.g., classroom-based supports), understanding barriers and facilitators to school mental health programs, and optimizing supports for youth and families from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Kristina completed her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology at Middlebury College. Following her graduation, she served as a Research Coordinator in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to her time at FIU, Kristina worked with Dr. Stefan Hofmann as a Research Technician at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (BU CARD). Kristina’s time at BU CARD inspired her to continue studying the etiology and treatment of anxiety and related disorders.

Contact: kconroy@fiu.edu

Publications

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Conroy, K., Green, J. G., Phillips, K., Poznanski, B., Coxe, S., Kendall, P., Comer, J. S. (2020). School-based Accommodations and Supports for Anxious Youth: Benchmarking Reported Practices against Expert Perspectives. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 1-9.

 Conroy, K., Curtiss, J. E., Barthel, A. L., Lubin, R., Wieman, S., Bui, T.H., Simon, N., Hofmann, S. G. (2020). Emotion Regulation Flexibility in Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 42(1), 93-100.

Carpenter, J. K., Conroy, K., Gómez, A. F., Curren, L. C., Hofmann, S. G. (2019). A Meta-analysis on the Relationship of Trait Mindfulness and its Facets with Affective Symptoms. Clinical Psychology Review, 74: 101785.

Comer, J.S., Conroy, K., Timmons, A. C. (2019). Ensuring wearable devices don’t wear out their welcome: Cautions for the mental healthcare road ahead. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 26(3):1-4. https://doi.org/10.1111/cpsp.12297

Carpenter, J., Conroy, K., Hofmann, S. G. (2019) Treatment and Prevention of Anxiety Disorders: Efficacy and Therapy Components. In B. O. Olatunji (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Joshi, G., Wozniak, J., Fitzgerald, M., Faraone, S., Fried, R., Galdo, M., Furtak, S. L., Conroy, K., Kilcullen, R., Besler, A., Biederman, J. (2018). High Risk for Severe Emotional Dysregulation in Psychiatrically Referred Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Controlled Study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48 (9): 1-15.

Vuille, N., Eldar, S., Conroy, K., Langwerden, R. J., Hofmann, S. G. (in press). Homework in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder. In N. Kazantzis, F. P. Deane, K. R. Ronan, and L. L. Abate (Eds.), Using Homework Assignments in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (2nd edition). New York, New York: Routledge.

Depreeuw, B., Eldar, S., Conroy, K., Hofmann, S. G. (2017) Psychotherapy Approaches. In S. G. Hofmann (Ed.), Psychotherapy Approaches in International Perspectives on Psychotherapy. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.

Shekunov, J., Wozniak, J., Conroy, K., Pinsky, E., Fitzgerald, M., de Leon, M., Belser, A., Biederman, J., Joshi, G. (2017) Prescribing Patterns in Psychiatrically Referred Sample of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 78 (9): e1276-e1283.

Posters & Presentations

Conroy, K., Curtiss, J. E., Barthel, A. L., Wieman, S., Lubin, R., Bui, T.H., Simon, N., Hofmann, S. G. (2018, November). Affective Styles Profiles in a Generalized Anxiety Disorder Sample. Poster to be presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy 52nd Annual Convention, Washington D.C.

Barthel, A. L., Conroy, K., Sauer-Zavala, S., Barlow, D. H., & Hofmann, S. G. (2018, November). Evaluation of the Unified Protocol in a Community Mental Health Center: Feasibility and Preliminary Effectiveness Compared to Treatment as Usual. Poster to be presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy 52nd Annual Convention, Washington D.C.

Barthel, A., Curtiss, J. E., Conroy, K., Ito, M., Hofmann, S.G. (2018, May). Cognitive Reappraisal and Behavioral Suppression as Moderators of Avoidance/Rumination, Activation, and Trait Anxiety. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science 2018 Annual Convention.

Conroy, K., Gómez, A. F., Curtiss, J. E., Ito, M., & Hofmann, S. G. (2017, November). Emotion Regulation Mediates the Relationship Between Behavioral Activation and Depression. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 51st Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Conroy, K., Andrews, L. A., Curtiss, J. E., Simon, N. M., & Hofmann, S. G. (2017, November). The Affective Style Questionnaire: Factor Structure in a Generalized Anxiety Disorder Sample. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 51st Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Langwerden, R.J., Conroy, K., Van der Heijden, P.T., Egger, J.I.M., & Derksen, J.J.L. (2017, November) The Mediating Role of Positive Affect on the Relationship between Hopelessness-Helplessness and Anxiety. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 51st Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Gómez, A. F., Conroy, K., Lambros, A. M., Ito, M., & Hofmann, S. G. (2017, May) Mechanisms of mindfulness for anxiety: Role of anxiety sensitivity. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Association for Psychological Science Conference, Boston, MA.

Conroy, K., Gómez, A. F., Ito, M., & Hofmann, S. G. (2017, April). Mindful Nonreactivity: Attenuating the Effect of Affective Styles on Anxiety Severity. Poster presented at the Anxiety and Depression Conference 2017, San Francisco, CA.

Shekunov, J., Biederman, J., Wozniak, J., Conroy, K., Friedman, N., Pinsky, E., Fitzgerald, M., Kilcullen, J., Dallenbach, N., Joshi, G. (2016, April). Prescribing Patterns in a Psychiatrically Referred Sample of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the MGH Scientific Advisory Committee, Boston, MA.

Conroy, K., Brooks, M. Kirk, S. and Sellers, J.G. (2013, May). Prenatal Testosterone and Self Report Predicts Others’ Perceptions of Leadership Behaviors. Poster presented at Association for Psychological Science 25th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

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