Alexis Garcia

Alexis Garcia

Education:

FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Dr. Paulo Graziano

B.A. Psychology, Florida International University

Research Interests

Alexis is interested in developing family-based intervention programs to help promote healthier lifestyles for children who are overweight or at-risk for obesity. She is also interested in the physiological correlates for preschoolers exhibiting behavior problems as they transition to kindergarten.

Publications:

Graziano, P., Ros, R., Haas, S., Hart, K., Slavec, J., Waschbusch, D, & Garcia, A. (in press). Assessing Callous-Unemotional Traits in Preschool Children with Disruptive Behavior Problems Using Peer Reports. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Graziano, P., Slavec, J., Ros, R., Garb, L., Hart, K., & Garcia, A. (in press). Self-regulation assessment among preschoolers with externalizing problems. Psychological Assessment

Graziano, P., Slavec, J., Hart, K., Garcia, A., & Pelham, W. (in press). Improving school readiness in preschoolers with behavior problems: Results from a summer treatment program. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.

Graziano, P., & Garcia, A. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Children’s Emotion Dysregulation: A meta-analysis. Manuscript under editorial review.

Presentations:

Graziano, P., Hart, K., Garcia, A., Ros, R., Slavec, J. (2015). Beyond behavioral modification: Benefits of socio-emotional/self-regulation training for preschoolers with behavior problems. In M. McClelland and P. Graziano (co-Chairs), It takes a village: Short & long-term effects of interventions to promote school readiness in children at-risk for school failure. Symposium presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biannual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Garcia, A., Corley, C., Mondino, P., Graziano, P., & Hart, K. (2015). Behavioral impairment and treatment response of preschoolers with behavior problems exhibiting callous-unemotional traits. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development Biannual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Corley, C., Mondino, P., Garcia, A., Hart, K., & Graziano, P. (2014). Response to Time Out in Preschool Children with Callous-Unemotional Traits. Poster presented to the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Graziano, P., Hart, K., Slavec, J., Garcia, A., Rondon, A., & Pelham, W. (2013). Self-regulation assessment among preschoolers with externalizing behavior problems. In P. Graziano and D. Bagner (Co-Chairs), Using Assessments to Guide Early Identification and Intervention for Young Children with Externalizing Behavior Problems. Symposium presented to the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Nashville, TN.

Garcia, A., Rondon, A., Hart, K., & Graziano, P. (2013). Long and pesky time outs: Where are they more likely to occur and How do we get rid of them? Poster presented to the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Nashville, TN.

Graziano, P., Slavec, J., Garcia, A., Hart, K., & Pelham, W. (2013). Improving School Readiness in Preschoolers with Externalizing Behavior Problems: The Role of Self-Regulation. Paper presented to the Society for Research in Child Development Biannual Meeting, Seattle, WA.