Predoctoral Research: Disruptive behavior, recreational marijuana

Predoctoral Research: Disruptive behavior, recreational marijuana

(Friday Colloquium, July 14, 2017 – 12 PM, HPNP G-101)

University of Florida Department of Clinical & Health Psychology Predoctoral Research Series

When and Where: Friday Colloquium, July 14, 2017 ~ 12:00 PM, HPNP  G-101

Talk #1

Title: The Effects of Recreational versus Medicinal Marijuana – Use on ART among HIV+ Adults in  Florida

Speaker: Zachary Mannes, M.S.

Summary: Marijuana use is prevalent among people living with HIV (PLWH) with up to 40% of adults reporting current use. Previous studies suggest significant relationships between marijuana use and suboptimal antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence, though no study to date has examined potential differences between medicinal versus recreational use and their associations with medication adherence. Thus, this study examined how recreational versus medicinal marijuana use may affect ART adherence in a sample of PLWH.

Talk #2

Title: Beyond Disruptive Behavior: A Systematic Review of Outcomes of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Speaker: Brittany A. Bailey, M.S.

Summary: Parent-Child interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a well-established treatment for disruptive behavior disorders in preschool-aged children. However, it is hypothesized that PCIT may have broader treatment effects for both children and caregivers. The current study provides a systematic review of treatment outcomes – aside from disruptive behavior – that have been examined in well-conducted studies on the efficacy of PCIT and its adaptations.