Raquel Melendez

Raquel Melendez

Education

  • FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Jeremy Pettit
  • B.A. Psychology, McDaniel College

Research Interests

Raquel is a first-year student in the Clinical Science Ph.D. program. Her research interests include the etiology and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Raquel is an assessor and counselor at the Child Anxiety and Phobia Program, where she is currently investigating the effects of Attention Bias Modification Training (ABMT) on anxiety symptom reduction.

Publications

Melendez, R., Bechor, M., Rey, Y., Pettit, J. W., & Silverman, W.K. (manuscript submitted). The Attentional Control Scale for Children: Factor structure and relationship with symptoms of anxiety and depression among clinic referred youth.

Bechor, M., Melendez, R., Rey, Y., Pettit, J.W. & Silverman, W.K. (manuscript submitted). Anxiety Symptoms Predict Depressive Symptoms via Attentional Control: Evidence of an Indirect Effect among Clinic-Referred Youth.

Bechor, M., Melendez, R., Hill, R.M., & Pettit, J.W. (2014). Anxiety Disorders and Suicide-Related Behaviors. In D. A. Lamis & N. J. Kaslow (Eds.), Advancing the science of suicidal behavior: Understanding and intervention. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Presentations

Melendez, R., Bechor, M., Vaclavik, D., Rey, Y., Pettit, J. W., & Silverman, W.K. (2014, November). Attention Bias to Threat in Clinic Referred Youth with Anxiety Disorders: Retest Reliability and Associations with Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 2014, in Philadelphia, PA.

Bechor, M., Melendez, R., Rey, Y., Pettit, J. W., & Silverman, W.K. (2014, November). Social Anxiety Symptoms Predict Depressive Symptoms via Attentional Control: Evidence of an Indirect Effect Among Clinic-Referred Youth. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 2014, in Philadelphia, PA.

Bechor, M., Melendez, R., Rey, Y., Vasey, M.W., Pettit, J. W., & Silverman, W.K (2013, November). Attentional Control, Attention Bias to Threat, and Anxiety Symptom Severity in Clinic Referred Children and Adolescents." Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 2013, in Nashville, TN.

Melendez, R., & Madsen, S. (2012, March) Relatedness Among White College Students and College Students of Color: Links to Academic Achievement. Poster presentation at the 2012 Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.