Alejandra M. Golik, B.A.

Professional Biography

4h. (photo)Alejandra Michelle Golik is the project coordinator for the Advancing Child Competencies by Extending Supported Services (ACCESS) for Families Program, an NIH-funded randomized clinical trial. This program is a joint-lab initiative of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Program and the Early Childhood and Behavior Lab (ECBL). Golik’s main research interests include the areas of anxiety, trauma, and political violence, within a child and adolescent population. She has previously conducted research on the effects of the Boston Marathon bombing on local Hispanic and Latino youth under the mentorship of Dr. Jonathan S. Comer, as well as the effects of popular social media on adult female self-perception under the mentorship of Dr. Leslie D. Frazier.

Golik graduated from Florida International University (FIU) in May of 2015 Suma Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with dual Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees, triple majoring in Honors Psychology, International Relations, and Sociology. Prior to working for the ACCESS for Families Program, she volunteered as a research assistant for an assortment of child psychology programs (e.g., clinical, developmental, and legal) for over three years, most notably the MINT Program directed by Dr. Jonathan S. Comer; the Child Anxiety and Phobia Program (CAPP) directed by Dr. Jeremy Petitt; as well as the Development, Context, and Communication (DCC) Lab directed by Dr. Lindsay Malloy. Additionally, she worked one year as the intake specialist for FIU’s Center for Children and Families directed by Dr. William Pelham.

Contact: agolik@fiu.edu

Publications

Miguel, E., Chou, T., Golik, A., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A., DeSerisy, M., & Comer, J.S. (under review). Examining the scope and patterns of deliberate self-injury content in popular social media.

Comer, J.S., Bry, L., Poznanski, B., & Golik, A. (2016). Children’s mental health in the context of terrorist attacks, ongoing threats, and possibilities of future terrorism. Current Psychiatry Reports.

Hall-Clark, B., Sawyer, B., Golik, A., & Asnaani, A. (2016). Racial and ethnic differences in symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Current Psychiatry Reviews.

Chou, T., Golik, A., DeSerisy, M., & Comer, J.S. (2015). Disorders of negative affect. In H. Friedman (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health. NY: Elsevier.

Posters & Presentations

Furr, J.M., Miguel, E., Chou, T., Golik, A., Del Busto, C., Kurtz, S.M., & Comer, J.S. (2016, March). Selective mutism in multilingual and language minority children. In Shipon-Blum, E. (Chair), Selective Mutism: Pathways to Treatment in Home, School & Community Settings. Symposium presented at the 35th Annual Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Chou, T., Golik, A., Martin, J., Caproni, E., Carpenter, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Miguel, E., Sanchez, A., Elkins, R.M., & Comer, J.S. (2016, March). Beyond brick and mortar: A meta-analytic examination of the use of remote technologies to extend the reach of children’s mental healthcare. Paper will be presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Philadelphia, PA.

Miguel, E.M., Golik, A., Chou, T., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., DeSerisy, M., & Comer, J.S. (2015, February). Suicide and self-injury content on popular social media. Poster presented at the Biennial Niagara in Miami Conference on Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Miami, FL.

Miguel, E., Golik, A., Chou, T., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A. DeSerisy, M., & Comer, J. S. (2015, November). Examining the scope and nature of self-injury content on popular social media. In T. Chou (chair), Is being on the ’net all net gain? Examining negative effects of Internet exposure and social media on youth internalizing problems. Paper presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Chicago, IL.

Golik, A., Saunder, J., Miguel, E., & Frazier, L.D. (2015, November). The effects of popular social media on female self-perception. Poster presented at the 49thAnnual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Chicago, IL.

Miguel, E., Chou, T., Golik, A., Del Busto, C., Kurtz, S.M., Comer J.S., & Furr, J. (2015, October) Selective mutism in multilingual and language minority children. Poster presented at the Selective Mutism Group Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Golik, A., Miguel, E., Chou, T., Elkins, M., Kerns, C., Carpenter, A., & Comer, J.S. (2015, April). Clinical outcomes among Hispanic/Latino youth exposed to the 2013 Boston marathon bombing. Poster presented at the 34th annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), Miami, FL.

Golik, A., Miguel, E., Chou, T., Elkins, M., Kerns, C., Carpenter, A., & Comer, J.S. (2014, November). The 2013 Boston marathon bombing and clinical outcomes among Hispanic/Latino youth. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Philadelphia, PA.

Miguel, E., Golik, A., & Comer, J.S. (2014, October). Social media representation of suicide and self-injury: Scope and content. Oral presentation delivered at the 1st Annual FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference, Miami, FL.

Golik, A., Lugo, A., Lambert, N., Leiva, E., & Frazier, L. (2014, October). Exposure to social media as a precursor for disordered eating among college students. Poster presented at the 1st Annual FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference, Miami, FL.

Golik, A., Lugo, A., Lambert, N., Leiva, E., & Frazier, L. (2014, February). Exposure to social media as a precursor for disordered eating among college students. Poster presented at the 4th Annual Florida Undergraduate Research Conference, Miami, FL.