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PsychLink Newsletter Spring 1999

Volume 3, Issue 2, Spring 1999
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From the College Director | From the Center Director | Clinical News | I/O News | Rehab News | From the Board Chair | Faculty News | Alumni Notes | Publications | PsychNite

Editorial Director: M. Ellen Mitchell, Ph.D.; Editor: Elizabeth King; Consultants: Olivia Anderson, Angeles Anaya, Michael Gravitt

PsychLink is published by the Illinois Institute of Technology's College of Psychology twice a year and follows the academic calendar.

From the College Director

Those of you who were unable to attend PsychNite at Second City, e.t.c. missed a really great show. The cast of e.t.c. blessed us with hysterical bits, picking on almost every known group--including psychologists. This enabled Allen Wolach and Margaret Huyck to start their 31st year at IIT with belly laughs. My thanks to all who helped to make the evening possible: George Langlois, Russ Day, Claudia Bellucci, Doug Panozzo, Maureen Lacy, Olivia Anderson, Helene Yurk, Carol McDonough, Chris Freiburger, Hollie Sobel, Hi Ricky Asia Noodle Shop, United Airlines, CDW Computer Centers, Inc., Urban Oasis, and the more than 130 attendees. Over thirty tickets were donated to sponsor attendance of students. What a fun time! Let us not forget Lemon' Jello...

The faculty in psychology have continued to be incredibly productive. Chow Lam visited China where he is setting the groundwork for an international collaboration in which we will provide training to Chinese medical professionals in the area of rehabilitation. Chow met with three prominent Chinese universities as well as IIT alumnus David Ho, a highly successful clinical psychologist in China. We are seeking funding for this project, which is slated to launch in December. Please contact us immediately if you or anyone you know would be interested in providing financial support for this exciting new endeavor.

Other notable faculty accomplishments include the award to Margaret Huyck, Paul Barrett of humanities, and David Arditi of civil and architectural engineering for best visual aid in the undergraduate research IPRO conference; Joyce Hopkins is working on a foundation proposal to support her work on infant and maternal attachment; Charles Merbitz will be on sabbatical for the next academic year; Allen Wolach has sold more than 100,000 copies of his book Basics of Timex® Sinclair 1000, ZX81 Basic.

We are hosting and planning more activities to allow people to rebuild and retain a relationship with psychology at IIT. We will be launching a lecture series in the upcoming year. For those of you who have achieved prominence in specialty areas or unique subject areas, please contact me if you would be willing to devote time to speaking to others about your work.

Additionally, we have had a number of successful information breakfasts in which psychology alumni have had an opportunity to meet with IIT's president Lew Collens, a psychology board member, myself and others to hear about the changes occurring on campus. Our next breakfast is scheduled for July 14, 1999. Anyone interested in attending should call immediately.

Enjoy the summer and be in touch.

--M. Ellen Mitchell, Ph.D.

Progress at the Center for Research and Service

My first year as Director at the Center has been both exciting and challenging. We have increased Center revenue over 300% from the previous year, while building an infrastructure to drive future growth. With proposals pending and a solid base of clients, prospects for the coming year look very good. Owing to our business activity, we were able to fund two full-time graduate assistantships. In addition, many graduate students were able to grow, develop and contribute through their involvement in the Center's consulting assignments. Dr. Nambury Raju, Distinguished Professor and Senior Scientific Advisor to the Center, was pivotal in developing several significant clients for the Center this year. His work included a contract for large scale psychometric analyses of a popular 360-degree feedback instrument published by a major consulting firm. This work has contributed a large database that is currently being used in two masters theses and one doctoral dissertation.

Other substantial projects during this past fiscal year include:

  • Development and implementation of a custom 360-degree feedback system for manufacturing supervisors
  • Design and implementation of an assessment center for selection of team members and team leaders in a major financial services center
  • Team building for partners in a nationally recognized law firm
  • An organizational survey for a major oil company
  • Several training needs analyses surveys with follow-up curriculum design and delivery of training programs
  • Development and validation of an industrial math skills test

We owe our success to many people who have supported the Center in various ways. While these supporters are too numerous to list, I would especially like to thank our board members, our clients, and the members of the IIT community, including our administration, college faculty, and graduate students. Let's look forward to another great year together!

Bruce Fisher, Ph.D., Director, Center for Research and Service

Clinical News

Congratulations to students who have recently defended their dissertations:

Allison Cromey

The impact of multi-age programming on social competency in 5-7 year old children.

Robert Daniels

Psychosocial predictors of symptom severity in adults with bipolar disorder: A three-month prospective study.

D. Jeremy John

The Wender Utah Rating Scale: Retrospective diagnosis of childhood ADHD.

Shari Neul

Perceived self-competence and social competence in the 5- to 7-year shift: Cognitive developmental level.

Gregory Petersen

Interaction between the direction and valence of attention as related to walking performance in chronic low back pain.

Karla Rennhofer

Consistent and inconsistent verbal and nonverbal communication and its relationship to group cohesion and problem solving.

Lorenzo Azzi

Lorenzo Azzi finished his Master's thesis "Further investigation of direction of attention and valence as related to a standardized fitness evaluation." It is currently being reviewed by the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology for publication.

Sandra Kuperman

Sandra Kuperman finished her master's thesis and submitted it to the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology titled "Differences in peer acceptance ratings as a function of gender." She started the Performing Arts Psychophysiology Section within the organization, Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. She has also begun the process of introducing it as a liaison with the Performing Arts Medicine Association. She has been appointed to the nominating committee at the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback to begin in 2000. She is running for the board in the Illinois Biofeedback Society.

Marcie Zinn

In other clinical news, student Marcie Zinn gave a short course on the Essentials of Performing Arts Psychophysiology at the 30th annual meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, April 7-11, Vancouver, BC. She was also invited to present the following at the Biofeedback Society 1. Panel to explore different uses of biofeedback in performing arts; 2. Short course: Clinical protocol for transfer of deep muscle relaxation into instrumental playing; 3. Short course: Essentials of Performing Arts Psychophysiology.

Welcome to the new class of clinical Ph.D. students:

Rishi Bhalla, Audrey DiFrancesco, Nichole Horton, Sarah Landsberger, Allison Lerman, Tina Nikolopoulos, MaryAnn Pec, Julia Rissinger, Rhonda Sherrod, Reema Singla, Tracy Tilton, Gila Wallach, Joseph Wallach, and Stephen Weinland.

Industrial/Organizational News

Jennifer Runkle

Jennifer Runkle completed her dissertation, "Development and initial validation of a measure of race schematicity." She defended in December 1998. Her advisor is Dr. Scott Morris.

Rehabilitation News

Mia A. Bergman

Mia A. Bergman, clinical/rehabilitation student was awarded a 1998 Fredrika Bremer Foundation grant and a 1998 grant from the Ax:son Johnson Foundation. Mia Bergman also received a student award from the Association for Behavior Analysis. Mia Bergman, Dr. Ming Zhang, a former IIT student, and Dr. Chuck Merbitz won the Illinois Psychological Associations' Best Poster Award in 1998. The proposal "Precisely measured teaching strategies for children with autism" was funded for $10,000 by the Office of the National Easter Seals Foundation. The Principal Investigator is Charles Merbitz, Ph.D., and the Co-Investigators are James Emmet, M.S., Nancy Hansen, Ph.D., and Christine Liga-Cantory.

From the Board Chair

We are pleased to welcome CAROLYN LANG, GEORGE LANGLOIS, and BRIDGET NOWAK, to the College of Psychology Board. Carolyn has agreed to assist Director, Bruce Fisher with the expanding Center for Research and Service; George is coordinating the Events Committee, an active group responsible for coordinating our PsychNite event at The Second City, e.t.c. in May; and Bridget serves on the campaign committee.

The IIT Challenge Campaign has progressed with the hard work of the campaign committee under the direction of ENNIS ARMSTRONG, BRUCE BONECUTTER and a dozen volunteers. Funds raised now exceed $780,000 (with the Pritzker/Galvin matching fund). Our sincere thanks go out to all of you for supporting the College, for your confidence in our programs and students. Because of your support we have been able to provide more student scholarships and funding for special programs and equipment purchases within the College than ever before.

I encourage you to contact the College and your fellow alumni to gain a perspective about all of the changes happening at the College and on the campus. This is a significant and critical time for psychology, and we hope to convey that excitement to you. To request more information about psychology, please refer to the contact information on the back page of this newsletter.

In an effort to continue to reach out to psychology alumni and friends, we would like to thank board member, DIANE KRAUSE-STETSON and Duchossois Industries for providing superb box tickets for a performance at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and a Chicago Blackhawks game at the United Center. Both events were a great opportunity to expand a network with our board, alumni and friends of psychology.

Additional opportunities for involvement can be found on the calendar listed in this issue. Allow me to draw your special attention to the upcoming information breakfasts with IIT President, Lewis Collens. We are also planning various gatherings associated with psychology professional conferences nationwide and encourage you to keep an eye out for announcements of IIT social hours at the SIOP, APA or other conventions. There's a good chance you will see some faculty and IIT colleagues there.

On behalf of the College Board and volunteers, best wishes for an enjoyable summer.

--Bryan R. Dunn, President & CEO, Kinship Corp. Chair, College of Psychology Board of Overseers

Faculty News

Dr. Margaret Huyck

Margaret Huyck, Ph.D., attended the Communitarian Summit in Washington D.C. (Feb. 27-28); this group explores models of building community by balancing individual autonomy/freedom and responsibility/control. Dr. Huyck has also been invited to join a group of psychologists, lawyers, and physicians traveling to South Africa to meet with colleagues organized by the South African Psychological Society; the trip is part of the People to People Ambassador Program. The visit is sponsored here by the American Psychological Association, and is being led by an Illinois psychologist, Dr. Chris Stout.

Dr. Chow Lam

Chow Lam, Ph.D., received an Honorary Professorship from the University of Hong Kong in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration for the period October 1, 1998 to August 31, 2001. Dr. Lam also received a long-term training grant to develop a weekend executive M.S. program for practicing rehabilitationists from the Rehabilitation Service Administration, Department of Education, $99,960 per year for 5 years. In addition, Dr. Lam was selected as the 1999 recipient of the George N. Wright Varsity Award, which recognizes a tradition of excellence in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Scott Morris

Scott Morris, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the I/O Program, who is currently serving as Treasurer of Chicago Industrial-Organizational Psychologists (CIOP), collaborated in the design of the CIOP web page.

Dr. Roya Ayman

Roya Ayman, Ph.D., on March 31, conducted a workshop for Lucent Technology on "Gender communication in the work place." She was assisted by students in the I/O program.

Dr. Michael Young

Michael Young, Ph.D., was named chair of the program committee for the 2000 meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology.

Dr. Tamara Sher

Tamara Sher, Ph.D., was named Chair-elect (1998 - 1999) of the Health and Rehabilitation Section of the Illinois Psychological Association.

Alumni Notes

ELIEZER SCHWARTZ, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist on the medical staff at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. He is a diplomat of the American College of Forensic Examiners.

DAVID L MOULTHROP, Ph.D., is President and Chief Executive of Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, WI. He received the Future Leaders of Wisconsin StarStream award.

DAVID BISHOP, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology in 1989, and is now an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology at Luther College.

ADDISON W. SOMERVILLE, Ph.D., ABPD, FPPR is Professor Emeritus at California State University. This spring, he is teaching part time at CSUS. He is also in private practice, and is a licensed psychologist, marriage and family therapist and education psychologist. He is an ABS Board Certified sex therapist, examiner and supervisor and Fellow of Prescribing Psychologists' Register, Inc.

ROBIN FARBISZ LACEY, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist at Lutheran General Hospital.

BECKY ZWOLINSKI is Project Manager of Square D Company in Schaumberg, IL.

MARSHALL J. GOBY, Ph.D., completed his ABPP in counseling psychology in 1991 and is now head of the Recruit Evaluation Unit at the Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, IL.

IVARS P. ANTENS is now retired, but still does some part-time work at United States Environmental Protections Agency (Management reviews of the Lithuanian Environmental Ministries, etc.).

DAVE LEMANSICE is Rehabilitation Service Manager of Madison Packaging in Madison, WI.

STEVEN GODIN, Ph.D., MPH, CHES is a professor at East Stroudsburg University and is also the Co-Director of the Center for Community Health Research and Development, and is Coordinator of the Undergraduate Programin Community Health Education.

SCOTT ANDREWS, Ph.D., is the Director of the North Worcester Psychological Consultants, PC. He practices outpatient private individual and group psychotherapy and is a licensed clinical professional counselor, and certified group therapist.

DAVID R. REYNOLDS is Psychologist III at the Illinois Department of Human Services.

MARK TIETBOHL is Vice President of Marketing at Visual Media, Inc., in New Britain, PA. He and his wife have 2 children.

THERESA KIOLBASA, Ph.D., is in her first year of a two-year Neuropsychology fellowship at NYU - Mt. Sinai Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

JAMES S. PETERS III, Ph.D., is owner of Peters and Associates in Storrs, CT. He has published 14 books, 5 of which were published during the nineties.

EDMUND PICCOLINO is Vice President and Chief Personnel Officer of Kodak Polychrome Graphics in Norwalk, CT. In addition to his key role in the organization, he reports that he has a lovely preschool age daughter and wife who bring joy to his life.

JAMES HEISLER is the Executive Vice President of Opinion Research Corporation International in Princeton, NJ. He has graciously offered his extensive experience in marketing and consumer research to assist us in developing our undergraduate program and will be a likely speaker in the lectures series that is to be launched in the1999-2000 academic year.

PAUL SHERMAN of New York attended the April alumni breakfast held in Manhattan. He reports that his work in organizational psychology is thriving.

MICHAEL W. MERCER, Ph.D. just had his book Hire the Best and Avoid the RestTM go into its 10th printing. Dr. Mercer's pre-employment tests are used by companies across the US and Canada to help them predict which job applicants are most likely to turn into productive, dependable employees. He directs the Mercer Group, Inc., a consulting firm based in Barrington, IL.

Faculty, Students, & Alumni Publications & Presentations

Ayman,* R., Chemers, M. M., & Fiedler, F. (1999, May). Contingency model of leadership effectiveness: A level of analysis and source variance contribution. Paper presented at the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology annual meetings, Atlanta, GA.

Ayman,* R., & Hong, S. (1999, July). Korean and American men and women's cultural values and their schema of ideal leader's behaviour. Paper presented at the Sixth European Congress of Psychology, Rome, Italy.

Azam,* O., & Young,* M. A. (1998). Ruminative response style as a predictor of severity of seasonal affective disorder. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Cambridge, MA.

Barta, P. E., Dhingra,* L. K., Royall, R., & Schwartz, E. (1997). Improving stereological estimates for the voxel structures identified in three-dimensional data. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 75, 111-118.

Bergman,* M., Gagnon,* C., Merbitz,* C. T., & Rucker, W. (1998, November). The effects of behaviour analytic interventions for autistic children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Behavior Analysis Society of Illinois, Springfield, IL.

Bergman,* M. A., Hansen,* N. K., Emmett,* J., & Merbitz,* C. T. (1999, May). Frequency measures of behavior for inpatient spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Bergman,* M. A., Hansen,* N. K., & Merbitz,* C. T. (1999, September). Development of frequency measurement procedures for spinal cord injury patients. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers, Las Vegas, NE.

Bergman,* M., King, R. B., Barnard, J., & Chen, D. (1999, May). Frequency measures of pressure relief after SCI: A case study. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Bergman,* M., King, R. B., Schmelzer, M., & Chen, D. (1999, May). Pressure ulcer preventative behaviors: Skin inspections. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Bergman,* M., Zhang,* M., & Merbitz,* C. T. (1998, October). Driving performance of adults with right hemiparesis versus left hemiparesis. Poster presented at the Illinois Psychological Association's Annual Convention.

Bernadin, G. A., Lofland, K. R., O'Connor, E. A., Gagnon,* C. M., & Clorfene,* J. B. (1999, March). Psychological distress, perceived helplessness, and perceived disability observed in multidimensional pain inventory profiles. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Pain Society, Chicago, IL.

Bingen,* K. & Hopkins,* J. (1999, April). Self-regulatory capacities of preterm infants with and without ICH in the Still-Face Paradigm. Poster presented at the Biennial Conference of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.

Clorfene,* J., Bergman,* M., Hansen,* N. K., & Merbitz,* C. T. (1998, November). A behavioral model of clinical decision making. Poster presented at the Behavior Analysis Society of Illinois, Springfield, IL.

Clorfene,* J. B., Gagnon,* C. M., Bernadin, G. A., O'Connor, E. A., & Lofland, K. R. (1999, March). The relationship between stress, headache, and psychological distress. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Pain Society, Chicago, IL.

Clorfene,* J., Matsumoto, J., Bergman,* M., Zhang,* M., & Merbitz,* C. T. (in press). Unexpected effects of using SAFMEDS to teach taxonomy. Journal of Precision Teaching.

Corrigan,* P. W. & Garman,* A. N. (in press). Transformational and transactional leadership skills for mental health teams. Community Mental Health Journal.

Corrigan,* P. W., Garman,* A. N., Canar,* J., & Lam,* C. (in press). Characteristics of rehabilitation team leaders. Replication Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin.

Corrigan,* P. W., Garman,* A. N., Lam,* C., & Leary, M. (in press). What mental health teams want in their leaders. Administration and Policy in Mental Health.

Corrigan,* P. W., Rao,* D., & Lam,* C. (1999). Psychiatric rehabilitation. In F. Chan, & M. Leahy, (Eds.) Health care and rehabilitation case managers' desk reference. Lake Zurich, IL: Vocational Consultants Press.

Corrigan,* P. W., River, L. P. Lundin, R. K., Penn,* D. L., Wasowski, K. U., Campion, J., Mathisen, J., Gagnon,* C., Bergman,* M., Goldstein, H., & Kubiak, M. A. (in press). Three strategies for changing attributions about severe mental illness. Schizophrenia Bulletin.

Corrigan,* P. W., River, L. P., Lundin, R. K., Penn,* D. L., Wasowski, K. U., Campion, J., Mathisen, J., Goldstein, H, Gagnon,* C., Bergman,* M., & Kubiak, M. A. (in press). Predictors of participation in campaigns against mental illness stigma. Community Mental Health.

Corrigan,* P. W., River, L. P., Lundin, R. K., Penn,* D. L., Wasowski, K. U., Campion, J., Mathisen, J., Goldstein, H., Bergman,* M., Gagnon,* C., & Kubiak, M. A. (in press). Stigmatizing attributions about mental illness. Psychiatric Services.

Cotovsky, E., Lickey, S., & Bergman,* M. (1998). The creation and growth of a hospital based consumer advisory council. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills, 2 (1), 91-99. Erratum: Bergman,* M. A., Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills, 2(2).

Cova, K., & Emmett,* J. (1998, October). Who said persons with autism cannot work in the community? Paper presentation at the American Association of Mental Retardation Conference, Belleville, IL.

Dhingra,* L. K., Rokicki,* L. A., & Lofland, K. (1998, October). Racial differences in headache symptomatology. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Illinois Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Dhingra,* L. K., Rokicki,* L. A., & Lofland, K. R. (1998, October). Racial differences in headache symptomatology. Presented at the Illinois Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Emmett,* J. (1999, January, February, May). Preparing for transition from school to work or college. Presentation series for the Autism Society of America. Naperville, IL, Joliet, IL, & Rockford, IL.

Emmett,* J., Cova, K., & Liga-Contoray, C. (1999, July). Breaking down barriers: Employment strategies for people with severe disabilities. Paper to be delivered at the Association for Persons in Supported Employment Conference, Chicago, IL.

Emmett,* J., & Cova, K. (1998, October). Successful SEP for persons with severe disabilities. Paper presented at the Illinois Association for Persons in Supported Employment Conference, Bloomington, IL.

Emmett,* J., Renta, H., & Arndt, K. (1998, July). Partnership for success: Illinois association for persons in supported employment. Paper presented at the Illinois Association for Persons in Supported Employment Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Emmett,* J., Renta, H., & Noosband, G. (1998, October). IAPSE: What is in it for you? Paper presented at the Illinois Association for Persons in Supported Employment Conference, Bloomington, IL.

Fisher,* B. F. (1999, August). Training opportunities at the Center for Research and Service. In A. N. Garman* (Chair), Recent advances in graduate training for consulting psychologists. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Forchheimer, M., & Hansen,* N. K. (1998, September). Self-described stressors of a sample of people with spinal cord injury living in the community. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers, Las Vegas, NE.

Frame,* M. C., Ayman,* R., Raju,* N. S., & Goff, M. (1999, May). Executive level multirater performance rating: Measurement equivalence across source and gender. Paper presented at the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology annual meetings, Atlanta, GA.

Gagnon,* C., & Bergman,* M. (1999). [Review of the book Coping with schizophrenia: A guide for families by K. T. Mueser, & S. Gingerich.] Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills, 2(2), 233-235.

Gagnon,* C., & Bergman,* M. (1998, October). Semantic memory in a geriatric nursing home population. Poster presented at the Illinois Psychological Association's Annual Convention, October, Chicago, IL.

Gagnon,* C. M., Lofland, K. R., Rokicki,* L. A., Clorfene,* J. B., Bernardin, G. A., O'Connor, E. A., & Bruehl, S. (1999, March). Chronic daily headache versus episodic headache in a large community sample. Paper presented at the Midwest Pain Society, Chicago, IL.

Garman,* A. N., & Corrigan,* P. W. (1998). Developing effective team leaders. Building Teams and Programs for Effective Psychiatric Rehabilitation: New Directions for Mental Health Services, 79 (pp. 45-54).

Garman,* A. N., & Hellkamp, D. T. (1998). Why an issue on training and development? Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 50, 203-206.

Garman,* A. N., Zlatoper,* K., & Whiston, D. L. (1998). Graduate training and consulting psychology: A content analysis of doctoral-level programs. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 50, 207-216.

Hansen,* N. K. (1999). It is essential to raise the bar for outcomes measurement research: A review of essential readings in rehabilitation outcomes measurement. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 14.

Hansen,* N. K. (1999, May). Single subject experimental designs and behavior analysis: Addressing the demands for demonstrable effectiveness in medical rehabilitation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Hansen,* N. K., Bergman,* M., Clorfene,* J., & Merbitz,* C. T. (1998, May). Clinical measures of behavior in rehabilitation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Orlando, FL.

Hansen,* N. K., Bergman,* M., Clorfene,* J., & Merbitz,* C. T. (1998, November). Frequency measures of behaviors in rehabilitative medicine. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Behavior Analysis Society of Illinois, Springfield, IL.

Hansen,* N. K., Bergman,* M. A., & Merbitz,* C. T. (1999, August). Whither psychology in rehabilitation outcomes measurement? Poster accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Hilburger,* J., & Lam,* C. S. (in-press). Readiness for change for clients with severe and persistent mental illness in rehabilitation programs. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin.

Huyck,* M. (1999, February). Mother-daughter relationships in later life. Paper presented at the College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.

Huyck,* M. (1999). Gender roles and gender identity in midlife. In S. L. Willis, & J. D. Reid, (Eds.) Life in the middle. Academic Press.

Huyck,* M., & Gutman, D. (1999). Developmental issues in psychotherapy with older men. In M. Duffy, (Ed.), Handbook of counseling and psychotherapy with older adults. NY: Wiley.

Lam,* C. S., Krueger-Mendoza,* K., Castillo,* M., & Ramos, L.(1998, November). Marrying cultures: Scientist concerns in university and community collaborative evaluations. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Lam,* C. S. (1998, August). Treatment matching in rehabilitation. Paper presented at the 11th International Rehabilitation Pacific Region Conference, Rehabilitation International, Hong Kong.

Larson, E. B., Clorfene,* J. B., & Kirschner, K. L. (1998, May). Neuropsychological screening and prediction of outcome in stroke patients. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Neuropsychological Group, Milwaukee, WI.

Larson, E. B., Clorfene,* J. B., & Kirschner, K. L. (1999, February). Brief neurocognitive testing and prediction of outcome in stroke patients. Paper presented at the annual meeting of International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.

Leahy,* B., & Lam,* C. S. (1998). Neuropsychological testing and functional outcomes in individuals with traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury.

Lobsenz,* R., & Morris,* S. B. (1999, April). Do measures of tacit knowledge assess psychological phenomena distinct from ability, personality, and social knowledge? Poster presented at the 14th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Makatura, T., Lam,* C. S., Leahy,* B., Castillo,* M., & Kalpakjian,* C. (in press). Standardized memory test and appraisal of every day memory. Brain Injury.

Merbitz,* C. T., Hansen,* N. K., & Guenther, R. T. (1999, September). Behavior frequencies for process and outcome measures in SCI rehabilitation: Unraveling a problem and weaving a solution. Symposium accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers, Las Vegas, NE.

Merbitz,* C. T., Lam,* C. S., Chan, F., & Thomas, K. (1999). Assistive technology for rehabilitation case managers. In F. Chan, & M. Leahy,* (Eds.), Health care and rehabilitation case managers' desk reference. Lake Zurich, IL: Vocational Consultants Press.

Merbitz,* C. T., Van der Ploeg, A., Hansen,* N. K., & Cromie,* A. (1998, November). Future schooling: How behavioral data can transform education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Behavior Analysis Society of Illinois, Springfield, IL.

Merbitz,* C. T., Van der Ploeg, A., Hansen,* N. K., & Cromie,* A. (1998, November). What is the meaning of data-driven decision making in classrooms? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Behavior Analysis Society of Illinois, Springfield, IL.

Mermis, B., Bosshart, H., Evans, R., Freedman, J., Hansen,* N. K., Heinemann, A., Merbitz,* C. T., & Richards, J. (1998). Outcomes measures in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Outlook, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, spring issue.

Morrell,* R. F. (in press). TBI in persons with chronic mental illness. Brain Injury.

Morrell,* R. F. (in press). Brain injury in persons with chronic mental illness. Brain Injury.

Morrell,* R. F., Lofland, K. R., Rokicki,* L. A., & Merbitz,* C. T. (1999, March). Minimal-contact group versus individual treatment of migraine. Paper presented at the Midwest Pain Society, Chicago, IL.

Morris,* S. B. (1999, April). Sample size required for adverse im-pact analysis. Poster presented at the 14th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Nicholas, J. J., Rybarczyk, B., Meyer, P. M., Lacey,* R. F., Haut, A., & Kemp, P. J. (1998). Rehabilitation staff perceptions of characteristics of geriatric rehabilitation patients. Archives of Phys. Med. and Rehab., 79, pps. 1277-1284.

Rokicki,* L. A. (1999). Psychosocial factors of headache. Invited presentation given at the Midwest Pain Society Conference, Chicago, IL.

Rokicki,* L. A., Dhingra,* L. K., Grant,* M., Gagnon,* C. M., & Bergman,* M. (1999, March). The menstrual symptom locus of control scale (MsLOC): Initial data. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Rokicki,* L. A., Dhingra,* L. K., Grant,* M., Gagnon,* C. M., & Bergman,* M. (1999, March). Development of the menstrual symptom self-efficacy scale. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Rokicki,* L. A., Gagnon,* C. M., & Houle,* T. T. (1999). An examination of multi-site EMG levels observed in headache sufferers and a comparison group during different conditions. Paper presented at the Midwest Pain Society, Chicago, IL.

Rokicki,* L. A., Semenchuk, E. S., Bruehl, S., Lofland, K. R., & Houle,* T. T. (1999) The classification of headaches experienced by college-aged headache sufferers: Evaluation of the adequacy of the IHS criteria. Paper presented at the Midwest Pain Society, Chicago, IL.

Sachs-Ericsson, N., Hansen,* N. K., Froling, J., Hoekstra, L., & Wilkes, G. (1999, September). Service dogs: Industry and consumer perspectives, the science of training, and research imperatives. Symposium accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers, Las Vegas, NE.

Schmaling, K. B., & Sher,* T. G., (Eds.) (in press). The psychology of couples and illness. Washington, D.C., American Psychological Association Books.

Starr, L., & Emmett,* J. (1998, October). H.I.R.E.--Helping individuals reach employment. 1998 Best of the Best Nominee. Presentation at the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities Conference, Springfield, IL.

Thomas, C. C., & Paull,* Donald. Fitness to stand trial. Van der Ploeg, A., & Merbitz,* C. T. (1999, November). Data-driven decision making in classrooms: Vision, issues, and implementation. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Chicago, IL.

*indicates IIT affiliate

PsychNite

Over 130 College of Psychology alumni, faculty and friends attended the PsychNite event at the Second City, e.t.c. on May 16. Highlights of the evening included the recognition/roast of 30-year faculty members Margaret Hellie Huyck, Ph.D. and Allen Wolach, Ph.D. by President of IIT, Lew Collens, and the mock therapy session with board chair, Bryan Dunn. Special thanks to our PsychNite committee coordinator, George Langlois, as well as the other committee members: Claudia Bellucci, Russ Day, Chris Freiburger, Maureen Lacy, Carol McDonough, Doug Panozzo, Hollie Sobel, and Helene Yurk. We are also very grateful for our generous raffle prize donors United Airlines, CDW Computer Centers, Inc. and Urban Oasis. Winners of the raffle include...Tonia Chambers, grand prize winner of two first class tickets to Hawaii; Tamara Sher, winner of $1,000 worth of software; and, Robert Bator who received a one-hour massage. We also acknowledge Hi Ricky Asia Noodle Shop and Satay Bar (owned and operated by two IIT alums, Richard Katz and Casey Hoogstraten) for providing wonderful hors d'oeuvres for the event. $16,000 was raised in support of the College. Thank you to everyone for supporting this event and helping to make it a success.