Alyssa Fritz, M.A.

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Alyssa Fritz, M.A., is a fourth year graduate student in the Pediatric Behavioral Health Lab. She attended University of North Carolina Wilmington for her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Psychology. Her dissertation aims to study the relationship between parent mental health, coping, and lifestyle behaviors on child health outcomes (e.g. lung adherence and health related quality of life) in children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.

Research Focus

Alyssa is interested in the impact of family functioning on children diagnosed with chronic illnesses.

Clinical Focus

Alyssa primarily works with children and adolescents with comorbid medical and psychiatric diagnoses. Additionally, Alyssa is trained as a clinician to provide Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for families managing children’s oppositional, hyperactive, and inattentive behavior.

Publications

Palermo, T.M., Janicke, D.M., Beals-Erickson, S.E., & Fritz, A.M. (2015). Training and competencies in pediatric psychology. Handbook of Pediatric Psychology, [In press.]

Janicke, D. M., Fritz, A. M., & Rozensky, R. H. (2015). Healthcare Reform and Preparing the Future Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Workforce. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, [ahead-of-print], 1-10.

Hungerford, A., Wait, S.K., Fritz, A.M., & Clements, C.M. (2012). Exposure to intimate partner violence and children’s psychological adjustment, cognitive functioning, and social competence: A review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 17, 373-382.

Clements, C.M. & Fritz, A.M. (2012). Commentary: Community-based outreach may reduce distress in women exposed to intimate partner abuse more than system-based referral. Evidence Based Mental Health, 15, 95.

Fedele, D.A., Cushing, C., & Fritz, A.M. (In progress). mHealth meta-analysis efficacy in pediatric psychology.

Fritz, A. M., Wait, S. K., Clements, C., & Hungerford, A. (In progress). The role of perceived control in intimate partner violence: Theory and evidence. Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal.

Wait, S. K., Fritz, A. M., Clements, C., & Hungerford, A. (Under review). Ethnic differences and severity of abuse in coping behaviors and psychological symptoms in response to intimate partner violence. International Scholarly Research Network Psychiatry.

Presentations

Conference Presentations:

Powers, K.A., Fritz, A.M., Boggs, S.R, Bussing, R., Eyberg, S.M. (September 2013). PCIT at one year follow-up: Which Parent Behaviors Predict Child Behavior? Presented at the poster session of the 2013 PCIT International Convention, Boston, Massachusetts.

Lawless, C., Fritz, A.M., Netz, M.D., LeFave, E., Koinis-Mitchell, D., & Fedele, D.A. (2015). Family environment, sleep, and asthma control in adolescents with asthma. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Netz, M.D., Lawless, C., Fritz, A.M., Carmody, J.K., Janicke, D.M., & Fedele, D.A. (2015). Daytime sleepiness in youth with asthma. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Fritz, A.M., Cantor, A., Rojas, T., Schubert, J., & Hodges, J. (May, 2013). Invited speaker: APSSC Naked Truth Panel 1: “Getting into graduate school.” Annual convention for the American Psychological Society Meeting in Washington, DC.

Spigner, J., Fritz, A.M., & Boggs, S., Bussing, R., & Eyberg, S. (August, 2013). Is actigraphy a valid measure of externalizing behavior for children with ADHD? Poster presented at the 2013 American Psychological Association (APA) Convention, HI.

Fritz, A.M., Jorgensen-Graham, E., Burns, S., Leaberry, K., Wait, S., D’Amato, D., & Clements, C. (May, 2012). Male and female intimate partner violence: Response to provocation. Poster presented at the 2012 Association for Psychological Sciences (APS) Convention, Chicago, IL.

Jorgensen-Graham, Fritz, A.M., Wait, S., & Clements, C. Gender differences in social support, reassurance-seeking, and depression in intimate partner violence. (May, 2012). Poster presented at the 2012 Association for Psychological Sciences (APS) Convention, Chicago, IL.

Clements, C., Wait, S. K., Fritz, A. M., & Lanier, C. (May, 2011). Race differences in reported reasons for returning to abuser. Poster presented at the 2011 Association for Psychological Sciences (APS) Convention, Washington, DC.

Fritz, A. M., Wait, S. K., & Clements, C. (May, 2011). Cognitive and interpersonal theories predictive utility for partner violence. Poster presented at the 2011 Association for Psychological Sciences (APS) Convention, Washington, DC.

Wait, S. K., Fritz, A. M., & Clements, C. (May, 2011). Ethnic differences and severity of abuse in coping behaviors and psychological symptoms in response to intimate partner violence. Poster presented at the 2011 Association for Psychological Sciences (APS) Convention, Washington, DC.

Fritz, A. M., Lecci, L. (May, 2009). Individual differences as predictors of participation in a learning program and grades. Poster presented at the 2009 Association for Psychological Sciences (APS) Convention, San Francisco, CA.

University Presentations:

Fritz, A.M. (Fall 2015). Case conceptualization. Presented to the Pediatric and Child Seminar, Department of Clinical & Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Fritz, A.M. & Carmody, J.K. (Summer 2015). Introduction to pediatric inpatient service. Presented to the Pediatric and Child Seminar, Department of Clinical & Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Fritz, A.M. (Fall 2014). Effectiveness of behavioral interventions in pediatric inpatient settings. Presented to the Pediatric and Child Seminar, Department of Clinical & Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Spigner, J.,

Fritz, A.M., & Boggs, S. (April, 2013). Is actigraphy a valid measure of externalizing behavior for children with ADHD? Poster presented at the 2013 University of Florida’s College of Public Health and Health Professionals (PHHP) research day.

Professional Memberships

• American Psychological Association, Student Affiliate

• Association for Psychological Science, Student Affiliate