Dara G. Friedman-Wheeler

Associate ProfessorPsychology, Public Health

Dara G. Friedman-Wheeler, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at Goucher College, where she teaches courses on psychological distress and disorder (abnormal psychology), health psychology, quantitative research methods, and emotion regulation, as well as serving as core faculty for Goucher’s public health minor.  She has experience working with patients in the public sector with presenting problems such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, suicidality, chronic pain, chronic illness, substance abuse/dependence, and personality disorders.  She has co-authored empirical journal articles and the book Group Cognitive Therapy for Addictions (with Drs. Wenzel, Liese, and Beck) and has received several awards from the National Institutes of Health.  Her interests are in the areas of coping, emotion regulation, health, addictions, and mood disorders.

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Research, Scholarship, Creative Work in Progress

Dr. Friedman-Wheeler’s current research focuses on mood-regulation expectancies for particular coping strategies.

Publications

 

Edited Encyclopedia:         

Associate editor (2017) for Wenzel, A. (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

PEER-REVIEWED Publications:

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G. & Wheeler, R. (2017).  Institutional Review Boards.  In A. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE Encylopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.  Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Kraemer, H.C.  & Friedman-Wheeler, D. G.  (2017).  Mediation.  In A. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE Encylopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.  Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Kraemer, H.C.  & Friedman-Wheeler, D. G.  (2017).  Moderation.  In A. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE Encylopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.  Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G. & Wenzel, A.E. (2017).  Mood Disorders: Overview.  In A. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE Encylopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.  Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Wenzel, A. E. & Friedman-Wheeler, D. G. (2017).  Structured Clinical Interviews.  In A. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE Encylopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.  Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Carlson, E., Holtyn, A., Fingerhood, M., Friedman-Wheeler, D., Leoutsakos, J.S., Silverman, K. (2016). The effects of the therapeutic workplace and heavy alcohol use on homelessness among homeless alcohol-dependent adults.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 168, 135-139.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.09.009

Detweiler, J. B., Bodenlos, J. S., & Friedman-Wheeler, D. G. (2016). The undergraduate researcher: Why, when, and how to collaborate with your students.  The Behavior Therapist, 39-6, 193-205. Retrieved from http://www.abct.org/docs/PastIssue/39-6.pdf.

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., Pederson, J. E., Rizzo-Busack, H., & Haaga, D. A. F. (2016). Measuring outcome expectancies for specific coping behaviors: The Coping Expectancies Scale.  Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38(3), 421-432.  doi: 10.1007/s10862-016-9539-9. (3rd author Goucher College student; 1st two authors Goucher College faculty).

Stroud, C. B., Sheets, E. S., Shih, J. H., Schofield, C. A., & Friedman-Wheeler, D. G. (2015) SIG [Special Interest Group] spotlight: Clinical psychology at liberal arts colleges SIG.  the Behavior Therapist, 38, 135-136.

Yang, K., Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., & Pronin, E. (2014).  Thought acceleration boosts positive mood among individuals with minimal to moderate depressive symptoms.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38, 261-269.  doi:10.1007/s10608-014-9597-9

Prince, K., Litovsky, A., & Friedman-Wheeler, D. G. (2012). Internet mediated research: Beware of bots. the Behavior Therapist, 35, 85-88. (1st & 2nd authors Goucher College Students).

Wenzel, A., Liese, B. S., Beck, A. T., & Friedman-Wheeler, D. G. (2012). Group cognitive therapy for addictions. New York, NY: Guilford.

Friedman-Wheeler, D.G., Rizzo-Busack, H., McIntosh, E., Ahrens, A. H. & Haaga, D.A.F. (2010). Manipulating regulatory focus in cigarette smokers. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 530-532. (2nd author Goucher College student).

Haaga, D.A.F., Friedman-Wheeler, D.G., McIntosh, E., & Ahrens, A.H. (2008). Assessment of individual differences in regulatory focus among cigarette smokers. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 30, 220-228.

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., Haaga, D. A. F., Gunthert, K. C., Ahrens, A. H., & McIntosh, E. (2008). Depression, neuroticism, and expectancies for engagement and disengagement coping among cigarette smokers. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32, 105-115.

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., Ahrens, A.H., Haaga, D.A.F., McIntosh, E., & Thorndike, F.P. (2007).Depressive symptoms, depression proneness, and outcome expectancies for cigarette smoking. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 31, 547-557.

Thorndike, F. P., Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., & Haaga, D. A. F. (2006). Effect of cognitive behavior therapy on smokers’ compensatory coping skills. Addictive Behaviors, 31, 1705-1710.

Haaga, D. A. F., Thorndike, F. P., Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., Pearlman, M. Y., & Wernicke, R. (2004). Cognitive coping skills and depression vulnerability among cigarette smokers. Addictive Behaviors, 29, 1109-22.

Terrill, D. R., Friedman, D. G., Gottschalk, L. A., & Haaga, D. A. F. (2002). Construct validity of the Life Orientation Test. Journal of Personality Assessment, 79, 550-563.

Solomon, A., Haaga, D.A.F., Brody, C., Kirk, L., & Friedman, D. G. (1998). Priming irrational beliefs in recovered-depressed people. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 107, 440-449.

BOOK REVIEW:

Friedman-Wheeler, D.G. (2006). Review of: Mastering Your Adult ADHD: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program (Client Workbook). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book Reviews. http://iacp.memberclicks.net/assets/CBTBR/cbtbr-vol_210-11e.pdf

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW:

Kuang, A., Bhar, S. S., & Friedman-Wheeler, D. G. The effects of past mastery and pleasurable reminiscence on hopelessness, mood, and self-efficacy for the prevention of suicide. Manuscript under review.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION:

Bhar, S. S., Friedman-Wheeler, D., Brown, G. K. & Beck, A. T. (2016).  Social problem solving, psychosocial stress, and suicide ideation in older men. Manuscript in preparation.

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., Bhar, S. S., Siwulec, S. Jabin, K. A., & Beck, A.T. Effects of mastery and pleasure reminiscence on mood and hopelessness among college students. Manuscript in preparation. (3rd & 4th authors Goucher alums).

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., Mazid, L. J., Levy, K., Nehls, R., Chapagain, S., DeVault, K., Finley, M., McGraw, K., Mitchell, D., Werkheiser, A., & Scherer, A. Coloring for adults: Are there benefits for mindfulness & mood? Manuscript in preparation.

Friedman-Wheeler, D.G., Litovsky, A. R., Prince, K. R., Webbert, J., Carlson, E., Hoffmann, C., Scherer, A., Levy, C., Werkheiser, A., & Gunthert, K. C.  Do mood-regulation expectancies for coping strategies predict their use? A daily diary study. Manuscript in preparation. (2nd through 9th authors Goucher College students).

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., McCabe, J.A., Chapagain, C., Scherer, A. M., DeVault, K. M., Hoffmann, C., Mazid, L. J., Reese, Z., Weinstein, R. , Mitchell, D., & Finley, M.  Mindfulness meditation in the college classroom: Mindful awareness, working memory, elaboration, and content retention.  Manuscript in preparation (3rd through 9thauthors Goucher College students).

External Awards, Honors, Grants

National Institutes of Health, Clinical Loan Repayment Program Award, 2009-2011.

Conference Papers & Panel Participation

Levy, K., Nehls, R., Chapagain, S., DeVault, K., Finley, M., Lund, E., McGraw, K., Mitchell, D., Werkheiser, A., Mazid, L. J., Scherer, A., & Friedman-Wheeler, D. G. (2017, March). Coloring for grown-ups: Are there benefits for mindfulness & mood? Poster presented at the Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Psychology Conference. Bel Air, MD.  1st through 11th authors Goucher College Students.

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., McCabe, J. A., Mazid, L. J., DeVault, K., Reese, Z., Hoffmann, C., & Weinstein, R. (2016, March).  Mindfulness in the College Classroom.  Poster presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA).  New York, NY.  (3rd through 7th authors Goucher College students; 1st two authors Goucher College faculty).

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., McCabe, J. A., Weinstein, R. N., Barrera, M. L., Reese, Z., & Brody, J. (2015, November).  Mindfulness in the college classroom: Working memory, elaboration, and retention of course content.  Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Chicago, IL.  (3rd, 4th, and 5th authors Goucher College students; 2nd and 6th authors Goucher College faculty).

Hoffmann, C., Carlson, E., Callahan, C., Webbert, J., Litovsky, A. R., Prince-Stehley, K. R., & Friedman-Wheeler, D. G. (2015, March).  Do mood-regulation expectancies for specific coping strategies predict their use?  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), Philadelphia, PA. (1st six authors Goucher College students).

McCabe, J. A., Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., Davis, S. R., Pearce, J., John, K., Hauptman, A. J., & Ruff, E. S. (2015, March). SET for success: Targeted instruction in learning strategies and behavior change. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), Philadelphia, PA. (3rd through 7th authors Goucher College students; 1st author Goucher College Faculty).

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G. & Wells, J. C. (2014, October).  Mansfield Park Family Therapy: A Comic Drama.  Breakout session presented at the annual meeting of the Jane Austen Association of North America (JASNA).  Montreal, Québec, Canada.

Webbert, J., Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., Prince, K., Litovsky, A. R., & Gunthert, K. C. (2013, November).  Coping expectancies and coping behavior: Does context matter?  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Nashville, TN.  (1st , 3rd & 4th authors Goucher College students).

Litovsky, A., Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., Pederson, J. E., Rizzo-Busack, H. M. & Haaga, D. A. F. (2013, March). Measuring outcome expectancies for specific coping strategies: The Coping

Expectancies Scale. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), New York, New York. (1st & 4th authors Goucher College students).

Siwulec, S. L., Jabin, K. A., Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., & Bhar, S. S. (2013, March).  Effects of a brief mastery or pleasure reminiscence intervention on hopelessness.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), New York, New York. (1st & 2nd authors Goucher College students).

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., Prince, K., Litovsky, A., & Gunthert, K. C. (2012, November).  Coping expectancies, coping behavior, and depression: A daily diary study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), National Harbor, MD. (2nd & 3rd authors Goucher College students).

Prince, K., Litovsky, A., & Friedman-Wheeler, D. G. (2012, August). Internet mediated research in psychology: Lessons learned. Poster presented at annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Orlando, FL. (1st & 2nd authors Goucher College Students).

Litovsky, A., Prince, K., & Friedman-Wheeler, D. G. (2012, March). Coping expectancies & mood: A daily diary study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), Pittsburgh, PA. (1st & 2nd authors Goucher College students).

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., Pederson, J. E., Rizzo-Busack, H. M. & Haaga, D. A. F. (2011, November). Measuring outcome expectancies for specific coping strategies: The Coping Expectancies Scale. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (3rd author Goucher College student).

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., Bhar, S. S., Murray, S., & Mulloon, L. (2010, June). Effects of mastery & pleasure reminiscence on depressed mood and hopelessness among college students: Implications for suicide prevention. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT), Boston, MA. (3rd & 4th authors Goucher College students).

Bhar, S. S., Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., Brown, G. K., & Beck, A. T. (2010, June). Problem solving attitudes moderate the adverse effects of psychosocial stressors on suicide ideation in older men. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT), Boston, MA.

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., Bhar, S. S., Daniele, A. V., & Rizzo-Busack, H. (2009, November).  Effects of mastery and pleasure reminiscence on hopelessness among college students.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), New York, NY. (3rd & 4th authors Goucher College students).

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., Haaga, D. A. F., McIntosh, E., & Ahrens, A. H. (2009, April).  Assessment of individual differences in regulatory focus among cigarette smokers. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association (WPA), Portland, OR.

Bhar, S. S., Friedman-Wheeler, D., Brown, G. K., & Beck, A. T. (2007, November). Social problem solving mitigates the effects of psychosocial stress on suicide ideation in older men. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Philadelphia, PA.

McIntosh, E., Ahrens, A. H., Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., & Haaga, D. A. F. (2007, November). Impact of manipulating regulatory focus on memory for approach & avoidance strategies in smokers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Philadelphia, PA.

Friedman-Wheeler, D.G., Schmid, S.P., Perivoliotis, D., Wenzel, A., Brown, G.K., & Beck, A.T. (2007, August). Cognitive therapy for suicide prevention in individuals with substance use problems. Panel presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), San Francisco, CA.

Friedman-Wheeler, D.G., & Mavandadi, S. (2007, July). Expectancies for depression treatment among older adults. Poster accepted for presentation at the World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT), Barcelona, Spain.

Schmid, S.P., Friedman-Wheeler, D., Wenzel, A., Brown, G.K., & Beck, A.T. (2007, May). Cognitive therapy for suicide prevention in individuals with substance use problems.  Panel presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, IL.

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G. & Rao, S. M. (2005, October). Coping with chronic pain in the public sector: Impact of pain management groups. Poster presented at UCSF Pain Day, San Francisco, CA.

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., Werner, K. E., Jefferson, A., Haaga, D. A. F., Ahrens, A. H., & McIntosh, E. (2004, November). Depression and expectancies for the effectiveness of specific negative affect regulation strategies among cigarette smokers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT), New Orleans, LA.

Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., Thorndike, F. P., & Haaga, D. A. F. (2003, November). CBT &Scheduled Reduced Smoking vs. Scheduled Reduced Smoking alone: A treatment-outcome study for smoking cessation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT), Boston, MA.

Thorndike, F. P., Friedman-Wheeler, D. G., & Haaga, D. A. F. (2003, November). Mechanism of action in CBT for smoking cessation: Are we really effecting change in cognitive style? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT), Boston, MA.

Friedman, D. G., Thorndike, F. P., & Haaga, D. A. F. (2002, November) Relationship between depression and expectancies for cigarette smoking. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT), Reno, NV.

Thorndike, F. P., Friedman, D. G., Wernicke, R., Yarmus, M., & Haaga, D. A. F. (2002, November). Cognitive coping and depression vulnerability among cigarette smokers. Poster presented at annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT), Reno, NV.

Friedman, D. G., Thorndike, F. P., Yarmus, M. L., Wernicke, R., & Haaga, D. A. F. (2001, November) Association between cognitive coping and positive and negative affect among cigarette smokers. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT), Philadelphia, PA.

Terrill, D. R., Friedman, D. G., Haaga, D. A. F. (2001, November) Validity and fakability of the life orientation test. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT), Philadelphia, PA.

Academic or Professional Associations

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT; Clinical Psychology in the Liberal Arts Special Interest Group).

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