Sarah Helseth

Sarah Helseth

Education

  • FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Stacy Frazier

Research Interests

My primary research interest centers on problematic peer relationships experienced by children in under-served community settings. Specifically, I seek to utilize peers as mechanisms of change for other target children who are experiencing social or academic impairment, by developing targeted prevention and intervention programs. I am also interested in employing consumer marketing techniques to identify ways to increase evidence-based treatment utilization by end consumers (parents, schools, etc.).

Publications

Helseth, S. A., Waschbusch, D. A., King, S., & Willoughby, M. T. (in press). Social Information Processing and Response to Peer Provocation: Aggression in Children with Conduct Problems and Callous-Unemotional Traits. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Helseth, S. A., Waschbusch, D. A., Gnagy, E. M., Onyango, A. N., Burrows-MacLean, L., Fabiano, G. A., …Pelham Jr., W. E. (in press). Effects of behavioral and pharmacological therapies on peer reinforcement of deviancy in children with ADHD-only, ADHD and conduct problems, and controls. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Miller, N. V., Haas, S. M., Waschbusch, D. A., Willoughby, M. T., Helseth, S. A., Crum, K. I., … Pelham, W. E. (2014). Behavior Therapy and Callous-Unemotional Traits: Effects of a Pilot Study Examining Modified Behavioral Contingencies on Child Behavior. Behavior Therapy, 45(5), 606–618.

Helseth, S. A., Bruce, B., & Waschbusch, D. A. (2013). Overestimation of physical abilities among boys with and without ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders.

Franconeri, S., Scimeca, J.M., Roth, J.C., & Helseth, S. A. (2011). Flexible visual processing of spatial relationships. Cognition, 122(2): 210–227.

Presentations

Helseth, S. A., Dirks, M. A., Rusch, D., & Frazier, S. L. (2014, October). After‐School Program Quality and Youth Social Competence. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (NCCCAP), Lawrence, KS.

Haas, S. M., Morrison, L., Waschbusch, D. A., Willoughby, M. W., Derefinko, K. J., Helseth, S.A., Crum, K., Altszuler, A., Ross, J. M., Coles, E. K., & Pelham, W. E. (2014, March). Validity of multiple informant evaluations of callous-unemotional traits in children with conduct problems. In S. M. Haas (Chair). Assessment of youth callous-unemotional traits. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

Helseth, S. A., King, S., & Waschbusch, D. A. (2013, November). Are Callous-Unemotional Traits Associated with Social Information Processing and Response to Provocation in Children with Conduct Problems? Poster presented at ABCT 47th Annual Convention, Nashville, TN.

Waschbusch, D. A., Willoughby, M. T., Haas, S. M., Helseth, S. A., Crum, K. I., Altszuler, A., Ross, J. M., & Coles, E. (2013, June). Callous-unemotional traits and treatment response in elementary school age children with conduct problems. Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, Washington, D.C.

Maharaj, A., Waschbusch, D. A., Helseth, S. A., Crum, K. I., Altszuler, A., & Ross, J. M. (2013, May). Analysis of the CPS for children with CU traits for inclusion in punishment assessment. Poster presented at the 39thAssociation for Behavioral Analysis International Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Coles, E., Bagner, D.M., Robb, J., Helseth, S.A., & Hartley, C.M. (2012, November). Sequencing of Parent Training: Does it Matter? In E. Coles (Chair), New Directions for Parent Training Interventions: Using Behavioral Principles to Guide Innovative Adaptations. National Harbor, MD: ABCT 46th Annual Convention.

Helseth, S.A., Pelham, W.E., Waschbusch, D., Gnagy, E., Onyango, A.N., & Nichols-Lopez, K.A. (2012). Effects of behavior modification and stimulant medication on peer reinforcement of deviancy in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In J. McQuade (Chair), Social Impairments in Youth With ADHD: Innovations for Treatment Targets and Intervention. National Harbor, MD: ABCT 46th Annual Convention.

Coles, E., Bagner, D.M., Robb, J., Helseth, S.A., & Hartley, C.M. (2012). Sequencing of Parent Training: Does it Matter? In E. Coles (Chair), New Directions for Parent Training Interventions: Using Behavioral Principles to Guide Innovative Adaptations. National Harbor, MD: ABCT 46th Annual Convention.