Carlos Yeguez

Carlos Yeguez

Education

FIU Clinical Science PhD Program, Mentor: Dr. Jeremy W. Pettit
B.S. Psychology, University of Michigan

Key Words

Identifying adolescents at elevated risk for suicide, treatment and prevention of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, suicide risk among individuals with a history of disruptive/delinquent behaviors

Research Interests

My research interests broadly focus on the development and course of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors in children with disruptive behavior disorders and co-occurring emotional or behavioral difficulties. I am primarily interested in examining how early impairments are exacerbated across development and confer risk for suicide in adolescence and young adulthood. I am also interested in using this knowledge to identify intervention targets for youths at elevated risk.

Publications

1. Yeguez, C. E., Hill, R. M., Buitron, V., & Pettit, J. W. (Under Review). Stress accounts for the association between ADHD symptoms and suicide ideation when stress-reactive rumination is high.

2. Arango, A., Cole-Lewis, Y., Lindsay, R., Yeguez, C. E., Clark, M., King, C. A. (Under Review). The protective role of connectedness on depression and suicidal ideation among bully victimized youth.

3. Sibley, M. H. & Yeguez, C. E. (Under Review). Managing ADHD at the post-secondary school transition: parent and young adult perspectives.

4. Czyz, E. K., Horwitz, A. G., Yeguez, C. E., Ewell Foster, C. J., & King, C. A. (in press). Parental self-efficacy to support teens during a suicidal crisis and future adolescent emergency department visits and suicide attempts. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

5. Sibley, M. H. & Yeguez, C. E. (2018). The impact of DSM-5 A-criteria changes on parent ratings of ADHD in adolescents. Journal of Attention Disorders, 22(1), 83-91.

6. Horwitz, A. G., Berona, J., Czyz, E. K., Yeguez, C. E., & King, C. A. (2017). Positive and negative expectations of hopelessness as longitudinal predictors of depression, suicidal ideation, and suicidal behavior in high-risk adolescents. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 47(2), 168–176.

7. Yeguez, C. E. & Sibley, M. H. (2016). Predictors of informant discrepancies between mother and middle school teacher ADHD ratings. School Mental Health, 8(4), 452-460.

8. Sibley, M. H., Campez, M., Perez, A., Morrow, A. S., Merrill, B. M., Altszuler, A. A., Coxe, S., & Yeguez, C. E. (2016). Parent management of organization, time management, and planning deficits among adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38(2), 216-228.

9. Gardner, M. D., Boshart, M. L., Yeguez, C. E., Desai, K., & Sandberg, D. E. (2016). Coming up short: Risks of bias in studies assessing psychological outcomes associated with growth hormone therapy for short stature. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 101(1), 23-30.

Book Chapter

1. Ewell Foster, C. J., Yeguez, C. E., & King, C. A. (2018). Youth with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. In T. H. Ollendick, S. W. White, & B. A. White (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of clinical child and adolescent psychology. New York, New York: Oxford University Press.

Presentations

1. Yeguez, C. E., Hill, R. M., & Pettit, J. W. (2017, November). Suicidal ideation and ADHD symptoms in emerging adults: The roles of recent stressful events and stress reactive rumination. In C. E. Yeguez & J. W. Pettit (Chairs), Depression and self-injurious thoughts and behaviors in young people with ADHD: Identifying risk processes and informing prevention efforts. Symposium conducted at the 51st annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, California.

2. Ward, A. R., Sibley, M. H., Musser, E. D., Campez, M., Bubnik, M. G., Meinzer, M. C., & Yeguez, C. E. (2017, November). Relational impairments, Sluggish Cognitive Tempo, and highly elevated inattention characterize adolescents with ADHD and depressive symptoms. In C. E. Yeguez & J. W. Pettit (Chairs), Depression and self-injurious thoughts and behaviors in young people with ADHD: Identifying risk processes and informing prevention efforts. Symposium conducted at the 51st annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, California.

3. Mattfeld, A. T., Pettit, J. W., Vazquez, A., Kimbler, A., Yeguez, C. E., & McMakin, D. L. (2017, November). Neural and behavioral correlates of negative overgeneralization. Poster presented at the 47th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, District of Columbia.

4. Hong, N., Feinberg, L. K., Bravo, E. I., Yeguez, C. E., del Busto, C., Pruden, S. M., & Furr, J. (2017, October). Overcoming obstacles to cognitive assessment of children with Selective Mutism (SM). In Novel approaches to the assessment of children with Selective Mutism. Symposium conducted at the annual Selective Mutism Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

5. Furr, J.M., Pruden, S., del Busto, C., Feinberg, L., Hong, N., Bravo, E., & Yeguez, C. E. (2017, October). Language processing efficiency in children with selective mutism. In Novel approaches to the assessment of children with Selective Mutism. Symposium conducted at the annual Selective Mutism Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

6. Arango, A., Cole-Lewis, Y., Lindsay, R., Yeguez, C. E., Clark, M., King, C. A. (2017, May). The protective role of enhanced connectedness on suicide risk among bully victimized youth. Poster presented at the 29th annual conference of convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

7. Yeguez, C. E., Czyz, E. K., Berona, J., Cole-Lewis, Y., & King, C. A. (2017, April). Identifying high school dropouts at high risk for suicide in the emergency department. Poster presented at the 50th annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology, Phoenix, Arizona.

8. Czyz, E. K., Yeguez, C. E., Horwitz, A. G., Ewell Foster, C. J., & King, C. A. (2017, April). Longitudinal associations of parental self-efficacy to assist teens during a suicidal crises and future adolescent suicide attempts and emergency department visits. Poster presented at the 50th annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology, Phoenix, Arizona.

9. Hampel, Z., Yeguez, C. E., Skupin, P., Scerbak, T., Rosen, E. H., Gardner, M. D., Sandberg, D. E. (2017, April). Differences of Sex Development: Psychological support for parents. Poster presented at annual Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Spring Research Symposium, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

10. Yeguez, C. E., Gardner, M. D., & Sandberg, D. E. (2016, September). Cognitive abilities and academic achievement among youths with short stature receiving growth hormone therapy. Poster presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Pædiatric Endocrinology, Paris, France.

11. Yeguez, C. E. & Madrazo, V. L. (2016, August). The effect of marianismo on identity, purpose, hope, and life satisfaction among Latina students. Poster presented at the 28th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, New York, New York.

12. Yeguez, C. E. & Madrazo, V. L. (2016, May). Elevated identity distress following a positive youth development intervention for alternative high school students: A mediator for successful outcomes. Poster presented at the 28th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, Illinois.

13. Madrazo, V. L. & Yeguez, C. E. (2016, May). Screening for barriers to college adjustment for Latina students: Preliminary findings. Poster presented at the 28th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, New York.

14. Gipson, P., King, C. A., & Yeguez, C. E. (2016, April). Integrated mental health care for youth in primary care. Poster presented at the 3rd annual Conference on Adolescent Health of the University of Michigan Health Systems’ Adolescent Health Initiative, Ypsilanti, Michigan.

15. Yeguez, C. E., Czyz, E. K., Horwitz, A. G., Cole-Lewis, Y., Berona, J., & King, C. A. (2016, March). Injuries as a proxy for acquired capability for suicide among at risk adolescent presenting at an urban emergency department. Poster presented at the 49th annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology, Chicago, Illinois.

16. DiCorcia, D., Arango, A., Yeguez, C. E., Horwitz, A. G., Czyz, E. K., Berona, J., & King, C. A. (2016, March). Self-endorsed methods of non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents and young adults seeking emergency psychiatric services. Poster presented at the 49th annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology, Chicago, Illinois.

17. Lane, M., Yeguez, C. E., Rosen E., Gardner, M. D., & Sandberg, D. E. (2015, November). The DSD Translational Research Network: Quality improvement in an interdisciplinary team. Poster presented at the Student Biomedical Research Forum of the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

18. Yeguez, C. E. & Sibley, M. H. (2015, May). Predictors of informant discrepancies between mother and middle school teacher ADHD ratings. Poster presented at the 27th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, New York.

19. Yeguez, C. E., Greenberg, R. A., & Shah, P. (2014, November). Developing a self-efficacy intervention for college students diagnosed with ADHD. Poster presented at the 26th annual international convention of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, Rosemont, Illinois.

20. Johnson, K. A., Kirsch, G. E., Gardner, M. D., Yeguez, C. E., & Sandberg, D. E. (2014, October). The impact of parent self-reported psychosocial adaptation on reports of the health-related quality of life of children with a Disorder of Sex Development. Poster presented at the 25th annual Pediatric Research Symposium of the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

21. Hawver, M., Yeguez, C. E., Gardner, M. D., & Sandberg, D. E. (2014, October). Parental decision conflict and regret in Disorders of Sex Development. Poster presented at the 25th annual Pediatric Research Symposium of the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

22. Sibley, M. H., Yeguez, C. E., Olson, S., Morley, C., Rodriguez, L. M., Sanchez, F., Byrne, A., Hidalgo-Gato, N., Vazquez, A., & Pelham Jr., W.E. (2013, November). The impact of DSM-5 developmental descriptors on rating scale symptom endorsement by parents of adolescents with ADHD. Poster presented at the 47th annual convention of The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, Tennessee.