Cristina Del Busto

Cristina Del Busto

Education

  • FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Jeremy Pettit

Research Interests

Cristina T. del Busto is finishing her fourth year as a doctoral student in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Her research interests span across the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety disorders, with an emphasis on the development and dissemination of culturally competent anxiety treatments and interventions for ethnic minorities and other underserved populations.

Publications

Marinez-Lora, A., Boustani, M., del Busto, C.T., Leone, C. Rusch, D., Frazier, S.L., & Atkins, M. (under review). An Iterative Framework for the Language Adaptation of an Intervention: Balancing Etic and Emic Perspectives. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences.

Presentations

Marin, C.E., del Busto, C.T., Rey, Y., Pettit, J.W., & Silverman, W.K. (November, 2014). Latino Children with Selective Mutism or Social Anxiety Disorder: An Initial Examination of Cultural Factors. Symposium talk submitted for presentation at the biennial meeting of the National Latino Psychological Association, Albuquerque, NM.

del Busto, C.T., Hill, R., Rey, Y., Pienkowski, M., Dahan, J., Pettit, J. W. & Silverman, W.K. (November 2013). Anxiety sensitivity and suicidal ideation in a clinic referred sample of anxious youth. Poster presentation at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention. Nashville, TN.

del Busto, C.T., Rey, Y., Marin, C.E., Hernandez, I., Silverman, W.K. & Pettit, J.W. (November 2013). Selective Mutism and Social Phobia: A first at look the cultural context in a clinic referred sample of anxious Hispanic children. Poster presentation at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention. Nashville, TN.

del Busto, C.T., Hill, R., Rey, Y., Pienkowski, M., Dahan, J., Pettit, J. & Silverman, W.K. (under review). Anxiety sensitivity and suicidal ideation in a clinic referred sample of anxious youth. Submitted for poster presentation at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention. Nashville, Tennessee.

Marin, C.E., del Busto, C.T., Rey, Y., & Silverman, W.K. (October 2012). Anxiety Symptoms and its Correlates: A comparison between youth with Selective Mutism and youth with Social Phobia. Poster presented at the Selective Mutism Group Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida.

del Busto, C.T., Hernandez, I., & Silverman, W.K. (November 2011). Examining culture as it relates to the clinical presentation of anxiety-disordered youth by referral source. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention. Toronto, Canada.

Motoca, L. M., del Busto, C.T., Williams, S, & Silverman, W.K. (August 2011). Social functioning in youth with and without Social Phobia. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association. Washington D.C.

del Busto, C.T., Lopez, C.M., & Kistner, J.A. (November, 2009). Are mothers biased in child ratings of depression and anxiety? Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention. New York, NY.

del Busto, C.T., Lopez, C.M., & Kistner, J.A. (April, 2009). Multiple informant agreement on comorbid symptoms of children referred for evaluation of ADHD. Poster presented at the Annual Howard Baker Undergraduate Research Day, Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

Motoca, L. M., del Busto, C.T., Hedemann, E., Bechor, M., & Silverman, W.K. (accepted for April 2013). The impact of parenting behaviors on child anxiety and avoidance in a clinic referred sample: An observational study. Symposium to be presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Seattle, Washington.

del Busto, C.T., Lopez, C.M., & Kistner, J.A. (April, 2009). Multiple informant agreement on comorbid symptoms of children referred for evaluation of ADHD. Talk given at the Annual Howard Baker Undergraduate Research Day, Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.