Alejandra M. Golik, B.A.

Professional Biography

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Alejandra Michelle Golik has been the project coordinator for the Advancing Child Competencies by Extending Supported Services (ACCESS) for Families Program since July of 2015. The ACCESS for Families Program is an NIH-funded randomized clinical trial with aims to explore behavior and developmental problems among young children. Golik’s main research interests are in the development, testing, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based, trauma-informed interventions for youth. She is particularly interested in working with U.S. minority groups, immigrants, and forcedly displaced populations (e.g., refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced person). In addition, she is fascinated by the intersection of culture and treatment outcomes. All in all, she is overall drawn to working with under-served and highly-stress populations, both local and abroad.

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 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 and adolescent psychology programs (i.e., 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

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Miguel, E., Chou, T., Golik, A., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A., DeSerisy, M., & Comer, J.S. (2017). Examining the scope and patterns of deliberate self-injurious cutting content in popular social media. Depression and Anxiety.

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Miguel, E., Cooper-Vince, C.E., Carpenter, A.L., Elkins, R.M., Kerns, C., Cornacchio, D., Chou, T., Coxe, S., DeSerisy, M., Sanchez, A.L, Golik, A., Martin, J., Myers, K., & Chase, R. (2017). Remotely delivering real-time parent training to the home: An initial randomized trial of Internet-delivered Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (I-PCIT). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

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/ethnic differences in symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. Current Psychiatry Reviews.

Book Chapters

Comer, J.S., Golik, A., & Martin, J. (in press). Learning from the past: Understanding children’s mental health after 9/11 and after the Boston Marathon Bombing. In S. Tyano, C.W., Hoven, & L. Amsel (Eds.), Responses to Children’s Mental Health Needs after Major Disasters: An International Perspective. NY: Springer.

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

Under Review

Sanchez, A. L., Cornacchio, D., Poznanski, B., Golik, A., Chou, T., & Comer, J.S. (under review). The effectiveness of school-based mental health programs for elementary-aged children: A meta-analysis. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Posters & Presentations

Oral Presentations

Sanchez, A. L., Cornacchio, D., Poznanski, B., Golik, A., Chou, T. & Comer, J. S. (November, 2017). The effectiveness of school-based mental health services delivered by school personnel: A meta-analytic evaluation. Symposium presented at the 51st annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). San Diego, CA.

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 convention of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). 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 presented at the 35th annual convention of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Philadelphia, PA.

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. Symposium presented at the 49th annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Chicago, IL.

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

Poster Presentations

Golik, A., Salem, H., Palmer, M., Perez, A., Comer, J.S. (2017, February). Youth in the aftermath of disaster & war in developing countries: A systematic review of posttraumatic stress. Poster presented at the 51st annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). San Diego, CA.

Salem, H., Golik, A., Garcia, D., Bagner, D.M., & Comer, J.S. (2017, February). Does parental literacy moderate the relationship between parent-reported child symptoms and parental perceptions of symptom impairment? Poster presented at the Ninth Biennial Miami International Child and Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference. Miami, FL.

Golik, A., Salem, H., Palmer, M., Vazquez, A., Ramos, F.G., Comer, J.S. (2017, February). Review of youth mental health following disasters and war in less developed regions. Poster presented at the Ninth Biennial Miami International Child and Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference. Miami, FL.

Miguel, E., 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 Seventh Biennial Niagara in Miami Conference on Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Miami, FL.

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 49th annual 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 (SMG) 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.

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 meeting of the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC). Miami, FL.