Danielle Cornacchio

Danielle Cornacchio

Education

  • FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Jonathan Comer
  • M.S. Clinical Science, Florida International University
  • B.S. Applied Psychology, New York University

Research Interests:

Innovative interventions for difficult-to-treat child populations

Danielle is a 4th year PhD student interested in innovative evidence-based family-based treatments for children with difficult-to-treat problems, such as complex symptom presentations and low base-rate conditions. She is particularly interested in mood dysregulation and irritability in children and developing and testing effective behavioral interventions for this population.

Publications

Cornacchio, D., Bry, L., Poznanski, B., Sanchez, A.L. & Comer, J.S. (in press). Psychosocial Treatment and Prevention in Early Childhood Conduct Problems. In J.E. Lochman & W. Matthys (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of Disruptive and Impulse-Control Disorders. Wiley Press.

Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., Chou, T., & Comer, J.S. (in press). CBT in children and adolescents. In S.G. Hofmann & G. Asmundson (Eds.), The science of cognitive behavioral therapy: From theory to therapy. New York: Elsevier.

Cornacchio, D., Pinkham, A., Penn, D.L., & Harvey, P.D. (in press). Self-Assessment of Social Cognitive Ability in Individuals with Schizophrenia: Appraising Task Difficulty and Adjusting Effort. Schizophrenia Research.

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Kerns, C.E., Miguel, E., Coxe, S., Elkins, R.M., Carpenter, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Cooper-Vince, C.E., DeSerisy, M., Chou, T., Sanchez, A.L., Khanna, M., Franklin, M.E., Garcia, A.M., & Freeman, J.B. (in press). Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A pilot randomized trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Crum, K. I., Cornacchio, D., Coxe, S., Green, J. G., & Comer, J. S. (in press). The co-occurrence of child posttraumatic stress and conduct problems following the Boston Marathon bombing: A latent profile analysis. Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Cornacchio, D., Crum, K. I., Coxe, S., Pincus, D. B., & Comer, J. S. (2016). Irritability and Severity of Anxious Symptomatology Among Youth With Anxiety Disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 55(1), 54-61.

Crum, K. I., Cornacchio, D., Coxe, S., Green, J. G., & Comer, J.S. (2015). Conduct problems among Boston-area youth following the 2013 marathon bombing: the moderating role of prior violent crime exposure. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 1-10.

Cornacchio, D., Chou, T., Sacks, H., Pincus, D., Comer, J.S. (2015) Clinical correlates and consequences of the revised DSM-5 definition of agoraphobia in a treatment-seeking sample of anxious youth. Depression and Anxiety, 32(7), 502-508.

Chou, T., Cornacchio, D., Cooper-Vince, C., Crum, K., Comer, J.S. (2015) DSM-5 and the assessment of childhood anxiety disorders: Meaningful progress or persistent diagnostic quagmires? Psychopathology Review. 2(1), 30-51.

Presentations

Poznanski, B. & Cornacchio, D. (2016, November). Nothing to lose sleep over: New advances in understnaindg sleep problems among anxious youth. Symposium to be co-chaired at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY, November 2016.

Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A. L., Roy, A., Kendall, P. & Comer, J. S. (2016, November). Evaluating the factor structure of the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale for Children. Paper to be presented at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY, November 2016.

Cornacchio, D., Barroso, N.E., Martin, J., Silva, K., Tenenbaum, R., Kurtz, S., Comer, J.S. & Furr, J.M. (2016, October). The effect of an intensive group behavior therapy on verbal behavior in children with selective mutism. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Association. Manhattan Beach, CA.

Barroso, N.E., Cornacchio, D., Tenenbaum, R., Martin, J., Silva, K., Kurtz, S.M.S., Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M. (2016, October). Preliminary examination of an observational assessment for children with selective mutism. Poster to be presented at the at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Association. Manhattan Beach, CA.

Silva, K., Martin, J., Cornacchio, D., Barroso, N.E., Tenenbaum, R., Comer, J.S. & Furr, J.M. (2016, October). Generalized selective mutism in non-native English speakers. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Association. Manhattan Beach, CA.

Tenenbaum, R., Barroso, N.E., Cornacchio, D., Martin, J., Silva, K., Comer, J.S. & Furr, J.M. (2016, October). Emotion regulation in children with selective mutism. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Association. Manhattan Beach, CA.

Martin, J., Barroso, N.E., Cornacchio, D., Chou, T., Silva, K., Tenenbaum, R., Furr, J.M, Comer, J.S. (2016, October). Preterm birth and selective mutism. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Association. Manhattan Beach, CA.

Cornacchio, D., Crum, K. I., Coxe, S., Comer, J. S., Pincus, D. B., Comer, J.S. (2015, November). Irritability and anxiety severity among clinically anxious youth. Paper presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL, November, 2015.

Cooper-Vince, C.E., DeSerisy, M., Cornacchio, D., McLaughlin, K.A., & Comer, J.S. (2015, November). Reduced respiratory sinus arrhythmia suppression as a biomarker for early childhood oppositionality: The role of interpersonal context. Paper presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL, November, 2015.

Furr, J.M., Cornacchio, D., Caproni, E., Kurtz, S. & Comer, J.S. (2015, October). Intensive Group Program for Children with Selective Mutism: treatment Response and Family Functioning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Group. Philadelphia, PA.

Caproni, E., Lopez, G., Cornacchio, D., Comer, J.S. & Furr, J.M. (2015, October). Parenting Practices and Verbal Behavior in SM Youth. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Selective Mutism Group. Philadelphia, PA.

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Cooper-Vince, C., Carpenter, A.L., Elkins, R.M., Kerns, C.E., Chou, T., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., DeSerisy, M., Miguel, E., Franklin, M.E., Khanna, M., Garcia, A.M., & Freeman, J. (2016, March). Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A pilot randomized trial. Paper presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Philadelphia, PA.

Cornacchio, D., Crum, K., Coxe, S., Pincus, D.B., & Comer, J.S. Structural relationships between anxiety severity and irritability among clinically anxious youth. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY, May, 2015.

Cornacchio, D., Kerns, C.K., Elkins, M.R., Carpenter, A.L, Chou, T., Comer, J.S., Caregiver Distress, Shared Traumatic Exposure, and Child Adjustment Among Area Youth Following the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Talk presented at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America Conference, Miami, FL, April, 2015.

Miguel, E.M., Golik, A.M., Chou, T., Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., DeSerisy, M., & Comer, J.S. (2015, February). Suicide and self-injury content on popular social media. Poster presented at the Biennial Niagara in Miami Conference on Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Miami, FL.

Cornacchio, D., Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Franklin, M.E., Khanna, M., Marrs Garcia, A., Freeman, J. (2014, November). Acceptability and Feasibility of Internet-Delivered Treatment for Early-Onset OCD: Interim Results from a Randomized Clinical Trial. Talk presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Cornacchio, D., Kerns, C.K., Elkins, M.R., Carpenter, A.L, Chou, T., Comer, J.S. (2014, November) Caregiver Distress, Shared Traumatic Exposure, and Child Adjustment Among Area Youth Following the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Talk presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Cooper-Vince, C.E., McLaughlin, K.A., Cornacchio, D., & Comer, J.S.(2014, November). Psychophysiological correlates of oppositionality and noncompliance invery young children during interactions with parents and other adults. Paper presented at 27 the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Philadelphia, PA.

Crum, K., Cooper-Vince, C., Cornacchio, D., Elkins, R.M., Kerns, C., Chou, T., Carpenter, A., Dantowitz, A., & Comer, J.S. (2014, November). Trauma response profiles in children exposed to the 2013 Boston Marathon events: A Latent Class Analysis. Poster presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Philadelphia, PA.

Cornacchio, D., Chou, T., Sacks, H., Pincus, D., Comer, J. (2014, May) Clinical Correlates and Consequences of the Revised DSM-5 Agoraphobia Definition: Are Impaired Youth Left Without a Diagnostic Home? Poster presented at the 26th annual meeting for the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Areizaga, M.J., Sanchez, A.L., Grosovsky, E.B., Lansiquot, S., Cornacchio, D., Duncalf. J.N., Stein, R., Fernandez, M.A. (2013, November). Short-term Follow-up of Families who Participate in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: An Outpatient Clinic Sample Three to Six Months Post-Treatment. Poster presented at the 47th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Nashville, TN.

Chou, T., Cornacchio, D., Franklin, M., Khanna, M., Garcia, A., Freeman, J., Comer, J. (2013, November). Parent satisfaction with internet-delivered family-based treatment for early-onset OCD. Poster presented at the 47thannual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Cornacchio, D., Cooper-Vince, C. E., Pincus, D., Comer, J. (2013, November). Parental locus of control and externalizing disorders among youth with anxiety disorders. Poster presented at the 47th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nasvhille, TN.

Cornacchio, D., Grosovsky, E.B., Lansiquot, S., Areizaga, M.J., Sanchez, A.L., Duncalf. J.N., Stein, R., Fernandez, M.A. (2013, September). Predictors of Attrition from Parent Child Interaction Therapy in an Outpatient Clinical Sample. Poster presented at the 2013 PCIT International Convention, Boston, MA.

Sanchez, A.L., Cornacchio, D., Lansiquot, S., Grosovsky, E.B., Duncalf. J.N., Stein, R., Areizaga, M.J., Fernandez, M.A. (2013, September). Short-term Follow-up of Families who Participate in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: An Outpatient Clinic Sample Six to Nine Months Post-Treatment. Poster presented at the 2013 PCIT International Convention, Boston, MA.