Organized Desk

PRESENTATIONS

Peer-reviewed conference papers and symposium


Boustani, M., *Bashoura, D., & *Marin, D., & (2020). In B. Maddox (Chair) and K. Hoagwood (Discussant). Helping those who help others: Building a system to empower community health workers who provide services to vulnerable families. Symposium accepted at the 54th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Philadelphia, PA.


Boustani, M. M., *Mazzone, E., *Bagnara, G., *Vogel, K., *Banayan, T., *Jutzy, H., Antommarchi, C. (2020). In M. M. Boustani (Chair) and S. Evans (Discussant). Development and preliminary effectiveness of a Dialectical-Behavior Therapy skills tier 2 program delivered in a school-based setting. Symposium accepted at the 54th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Philadelphia, PA.


Boustani, M. M., Lunn, S., Polceanu, M., & Lisetti, C. Acceptability and feasibility of using an online digital health agent to deliver MI to treat alcohol abuse: Consumer Perspectives. Paper submitted to the 54th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Philadelphia, PA.


Boustani, M. M., Lunn, S., Polceanu, M., Lisetti, C. (2019). In A. L. Park (Chair) and K. Becker (Discussant). Increasing consumer engagement with computer-delivered behavioral interventions: Incorporating verbal reflections and non-verbal gestures to a digital health agent. Symposium presented at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Atlanta, GA.


Boustani, M. M., Hazari, J., Lunn, S., Polceanu, M., Lisetti, C. (2019). In. J. Schreidar (Chair) and Schueller, S. (Discussant). Acceptability, feasibility, and usefulness of using a digital health agent to deliver MI to treat alcohol abuse: Clinician perspectives. Symposium presented at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Atlanta, GA.


Park, A. L., Boustani, M. M., Saifan, D., Gellatly, R., Gamarra, J., Letamendi, A., Stanick, C., Regan J., Perez, G., Manners, D., Reding, M. E. J., & Chorpita, B. F. (2019). Providers' perceived barriers to engaging traditionally underserved populations in mental health services. In A. L. Park (Chair) and S. Huey (Discussant), Extending the reach of cognitive behavioral science through understanding barriers to service use for traditionally underserved populations. Symposium preesnted at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Atlanta, GA.


Park, A. L., Boustani, M. M., Saifan, D., Gellatly, R., Gamarra, J., Letamendi, A., Stanick, C., Regan J., Perez, G., Manners, D., Reding, M. E. J., & Chorpita, B. F. (2019). Providers' recommendations of strategies for engaging traditionally underserved populations in community mental health services. In D. Lakind & A. L. Park (Chairs) and K. D. Becker (Discussant), Maximizing the public health impact of cognitive behavioral science through improving consumer engagement. Symposium presented at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Atlanta, GA.  


Guan, K., Boustani, M.M., & Chorpita, B.F. (2019, November). Harnessing existing cognitive-behavioral treatment strategies to address client emergent life events. In D. Lakind and A.L. Park (Chairs), Maximizing the public health impact of cognitive behavioral science through improving consumer engagement. Symposium presented at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Atlanta, GA.


Boustani, M.M., Michelson, D., Parikh, R., Singh, A., *Gellatly, R., Chorpita, B., Fairburn, C., & Patel, V. (2017, September). Adapting early implementation efforts to local contexts: Development of a transdiagnostic intervention for common adolescent mental health difficulties in Indian schools. Symposium entitled: “There is no Implementation without Adaptation: Tailoring strategies to context”. Paper presented at the biennial convention of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration. (Chair: Shannon Witsey Stirman). Seattle, WA.


Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S. L., & *Lesperance (2015, November). SiHLE-YFC: Comprehensive reproductive health programming for youth at-risk for foster care in an emergency shelter. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Symposium entitled:  "Community-Research Partnerships to Advance the Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence Based Practices for Youth Mental Health". (Chair: Lauren Brookman-Frazee). Chicago, IL.


Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S. L., & *Lesperance, N. (2015, April). Sexual Health Programming for youth at-risk for foster care in emergency shelter. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Urban Affairs Association. Symposium entitled: Intersections of Housing and Health. (Moderator: Christine George). Miami, FL.


Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S. L., Hartlery, C. M., &  Meinzer, M. C. (2014, November). Adaptation and implementation of an evidence-based sexual health program for adolescents involved in child welfare. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Symposium entitled:  Beyond Psychology: Expanding the Reach of the Treatment Evidence for Youth. (Chair: Kimberly Hoagwood). Philadelphia, PA.


Dakof, G., Henderson, C., Rowe, C., Boustani, M., Greenbaum, P., Wang, W., Linares, C., Hawes, S., & Liddle, H. (2012, April). Changing adolescent substance use and criminal activity in juvenile drug court: Improving outcomes through family-based treatment. Paper presented at the annual Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness. Washington, DC.



Invited Talks


Boustani, M. M. (June 2019). Engaging Community Partners in Academic Research: An Example. Presented at Institute for Community Partnership Town Hall Meeting. Loma Linda, CA.


Boustani, M. M. (2019, June). Managing anxiety in school settings. Presented at the San Bernardino City Unified School District Counselor’s meeting. San Bernardino, CA.


Boustani, M. M. (2019, March). Key Evidence-Informed Engagement Strategies for Children and Families. Presented at the Grand Rounds of Psychiatry, Loma Linda University. Loma Linda, CA.


Boustani, M. M. (2012, June). Common elements of effective prevention for youth 12-18. Presented at American University of Beirut. Beirut, Lebanon.


Boustani, M. M. (2012, June). Basics of Motivational Interviewing. Presented at American University of Beirut. Beirut, Lebanon.


Peer-reviewed conference posters


*Bashoura, D., *Marin, D., & Boustani, M. (2020). A Needs Assessment of Community Health Workers who work with Underserved Children and Families in the United States. Poster accepted at the 54th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Philadelphia, PA.


*Hazari, J., Boustani, M., & Lisetti, C. Acceptability of a digital health agent that uses motivational interviewing to treat alcohol abuse: Comparing provider responses to consumer responses. Poster submitted to 2020 American Public Health Association (APHA) conference, San Francisco, CA.


*Hazari, J., Boustani, M., Vogel, K., Bachar, S., Lunn, S. & Lisetti, C., (2020). Clinical Utility of a Digital Health Agent to Deliver Motivational Interviewing to Treat Alcohol Abuse. Poster accepted at 2020 American Psychological Association (APA) conference, Washington, DC.


*Jutzy, H., & Boustani, M. M. (2020). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptomatology and peer relationships: A path analysis. Paper accepted at 100th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.


*Bagnara, G., Boustani, M., *Vogel, K., *Bachar, S., Reibling, E., Hernandez, B. (2020). Who is Seeking Shelter: Staff Descriptions of Intimate Partner Violence Shelter Characteristics and Services Provided. Poster accepted at the Western Psychological Association Conference, May, San Fransisco, CA.


*Bagnara, G., Boustani, M., *Vogel, K., *Bachar, S., Reibling, E., & Hernandez, B. (2020). Shelter Staff Perceptions of Domestic Violence in Higher Socioeconomic Status Populations. Poster accepted at 2020 American Psychological Association (APA) conference, Washington, DC.


*Vogel, K., *White, M., *Watts, V., *Banayan, T., & Boustani, M. M. (2020) A needs assessment of low-income students attending an alternative high school: Qualitative Findings. Poster accepted at 2020 Miami International Child and Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference, Miami, FL.


*Chu, W., Becker, K. D., Boustani, M. M., Park, A. L., Knudsen, K., & Chorpita, B. F. (2018) Does training in evidence-based treatments predict provider and supervisor knowledge about treatment engagement strategies? Poster presented at 2018 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Washington, D.C.


*Knudsen, K. S., Becker, K.D., Boustani, M.M., Chorpita, B.F. (2018). Provider and Supervisor Use of Engagement Strategies in Usual Care. Poster presented at the 2018 Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Dissemination and Implementation Science Special Interest Group Exposition (DIS SIG) Cocktail Hour Poster Session. Washington, DC.


*Chu, W., Becker, K. D., Boustani, M. M., Park, A. L., & Chorpita, B. F. (2018). Utilizing provider feedback to improve treatment design: A qualitative study. Poster accepted to 2018 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Dissemination and Implementation Science Special Interest Group (DIS SIG) Cocktail Hour Poster Session. Washington, DC.


*Knudsen, K.S., Boustani, M. M., *Chu, W., *Wesley, K. & Chorpita, B. F. (2018) Do current publication standards reliably describe content of manualized universal prevention programs? Poster presented at the 2018 Association for Psychological Science (APS), San Francisco, CA.


*Chu, W., Boustani, M. M., *Park, A. L., *Knudsen, K. S., Chorpita, B. F. (2018). Improving knowledge of treatment engagement strategies in school-based mental health providers and supervisors. Poster presented at the 2018 Association for Psychological Science (APS), San Francisco, CA.


Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S., Becker, K., & Chorpita, B. (2017, December). Identifying the Common Elements of Youth Prevention Programming to Maximize Reach. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Arlington, VA. 


Boustani, M.M., Michelson, D., Parikh, R., Singh, A., *Gellatly, R., Chorpita, B., Fairburn, C., & Patel, V. (2017, December). Development of a Transdiagnostic CBT Intervention for Common Adolescent Mental Health Difficulties in Indian Schools: Design Principles and Formative Evaluation of PRIDE. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Arlington, VA.


Boustani, M. M.,*Park, A., Becker, K., & Chorpita, B. (2017, December). Coding for the Use of Evidence in Clinical Decision-Making. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Arlington, VA.


Boustani, M. M., *Guan, K., & Chorpita, B. (2017, December). In-Session “Surprises”: Using the Manual to Address Emergent Life Events in Therapy. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Arlington, VA. 


*Wesley, K. D., Boustani, M. M., Becker, K. D. & Chorpita, B. F. (2017, December). Perspectives on Engagement Barriers in School-Based Mental Health Services: Mixed Methods Findings. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Arlington, VA.


*Wesley, K. D., Boustani, M. M., Becker, K. D. & Chorpita, B. F. (2017, November). Perspectives on Engagement Barriers in School-Based Mental Health Services: Qualitative Findings. Poster accepted for presentation at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Special Interest Group Exposition, San Diego, CA. 


Krauss, S., & Boustani, M. M. (2014, May). The Structure and Meaning of Values in Lebanon and the USA. Presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention. San Francisco, CA.


Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S. L., Becker, K., Bechor, M., Dinizulu, S. M., Hedemann, E. R et al. (2012, October). Common elements of adolescent prevention programming: Minimizing the burden while maximizing the reach. Presented at The National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Lawrence, KS.


Krauss, S., & Boustani, M. M. (2008, May). Value Association with Big 5 Personality Traits in Lebanon and the United States. Presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention. Chicago, IL

 
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