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Publications, Conferences, & Media

For a full listing of Dr. Asnaani’s publications/presentations, please refer to her latest CV.

Published Peer-Reviewed Papers

  • Asnaani, A., Charlery White, S.R., & Phillip, T.-M. (2020). Mobilizing mental health training efforts to align with advocacy for disenfranchised groups in global contexts: Trauma-related training in the Caribbean as an example. The Behavior Therapist, 43(7), 254-260.
  • Tyler, J., Mu, W., McCann, J., Belli, G., & Asnaani, A. (2020). The Unique Contribution of Perfectionistic Cognitions to Anxiety Disorder Symptoms in a Treatment-Seeking Sample. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 1-17. doi: 10.1080/16506073.2020.1798497
  • Asnaani, A., Narine, K., Suzuki, N., Zang, Y., Schwartz, B., Yeh, R., Mannarino, A., Cohen, J., & Foa, E.B. (2020). Integration of technology to enhance screening of pediatric PTSD: Results from a study in primary care community settings. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. doi:10.1007/s40653-020-00300-6
  • Asnaani, A., Charlery White, S.R., Majeed, I., & Phillip, T.-M. (2020). Trauma Education and Stigma Reduction in Global Settings: An Evaluation of the Impact of a One-Day Trauma Psychoeducation Workshop with Community Stakeholders in the Caribbean Nation of Saint Lucia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(7), 2255. doi:10.3390/ijerph17072255
  • Asnaani, A., Tyler, J., McCann, J., Brown, L., & Zang, Y. (2020). Anxiety sensitivity and emotion regulation as mechanisms of successful CBT outcome for anxiety-related disorders in a naturalistic treatment setting. Journal of Affective Disorders267, 86–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.160
  • Kaczkurkin, A. N., Tyler, J., Turk-Karan, E., Belli, G., & Asnaani, A. (2020). The association between insomnia and anxiety symptoms in a naturalistic anxiety treatment setting. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1080/15402002.2020.1714624
  • Asnaani, A., Kaczkurkin, A. N., Fitzgerald, H. E., Jerud, A., & Foa, E. B. (2020). The association between cognitive coping strategies and treatment outcomes in smokers with PTSD. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy12(1), 92–100. https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0000473.supp (Supplemental)
  • Brown, L.A., Narine, K., Asnaani, A., Simon, S., Majeed, I., Cohen, D. (2020). Implementation of technology-driven comprehensive physical health assessment in an anxiety specialty clinic: Preliminary pilot study findings. The Behavior Therapist 43: 19-26.
  • Asnaani, A., Benhamou, K., Kaczkurkin, A. N., Turk-Karan, E., & Foa, E. B. (2019). Beyond the constraints of an rct: Naturalistic treatment outcomes for anxiety-related disorders. Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2019.07.007

 

Invited Submissions

  • Asnaani, A., Majeed, I., Kaur, K., & Gutierrez, M. (under review). Diversity and Cultural Perspectives in Psychology. In Asmundson, G. (Ed.).  Comprehensive Psychology, 2nd Edition, Elsevier.

 

Conference Peer-Reviewed Posters/Presentations

  • Asnaani, A. (2021, November). Using a community-engaged approach to adapting and implementing evidence-based treatments for generalized anxiety: Development of a treatment framework across culturally-diverse communities. In Frank, H. (Chair). Neurological Processes to Implementation: Targets and Strategies for Adaptations Across the Translational Spectrum to Advance the Reach of Effective Treatment for Anxiety. Symposium accepted for presentation at the 55th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.
  • Asnaani, A., Adames, C., Evans Toben, L., George, J., LoPresti, J., & Martinez, J. (2021, November). In Miller, A. (Panel Moderator). Towards creating an inclusive, equitable, and culturally responsive clinical environment for doctoral trainees of color. Panel discussion accepted at the 55th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.
  • Asnaani, A. , Alire, L., Miu, A., Liu, C., & Raval, V. (2021, November). In Hong, J. (Panel Moderator). The perfect storm: Experiences of racism, political strife, and public health stressors during the COVID-19 pandemic in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Panel accepted for presentation at the 55th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.
  • Asnaani, A., Clark, D., Creed, T., Haynes, M., Heimberg, R., & Hofmann, S.G. (2021, November). In Chazin, D. (Panel Moderator). Challenges and opportunities in the promotion of cognitive behavioral therapies for social anxiety. Panel discussion accepted at the 55th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.
  • Gutierrez Chavez, M., Charlery White, S. R., Majeed, I., Askew, A., & Asnaani, A. (2021, November). Longitudinal results of a one-day evidence-based trauma education and skills-building workshop with front-line providers in the Caribbean. In Arteaga, K. (Chair). Sociocultural Factors in PTSD: Improving Treatment Outcomes and Dissemination. Symposium accepted for presentation at the 55th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA. 

  • Soufi, S., Hinkson, K., & Asnaani, A. (2021, November). Exploring the effect of trauma type, by gender, on the relationship between postsecondary academic performance and posttraumatic stress disorder. Poster accepted for the 55th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.
  • Tanguy, W., Kaur, K., & Asnaani, A. (2021, November). Influence of Distress Tolerance and Emotional Clarity on State-Anxiety. Poster accepted for the 55th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.
  • Asnaani, A., Hayes, S., Masuda, A., McHugh, L., & Zettle, R. (2021, June). In Spencer, S. (Panel Moderator). Past, present, and future of CBT: Reflecting on the historical developments of radical behaviorism, relational frame theory, acceptance and commitment therapy, and contextual behavioral science. Panel discussion presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.
  • Kaur, K., Sanchez-Birkhead, A., Mukundente, V., Napia, E., Pasi, F., Villalta, J., Lee, D., & Asnaani, A. (2021, June). Impact of COVID-19 on emotional health for five communities of color in Salt Lake City. In Yurgelun-Todd, D. (Moderator). Mental Health & The Brain. A symposium presented at the University of Utah Health COVID-19 Symposium.
  • Pham, A., Kaur, K., Majeed, I., Asnaani, A. (2021, April). Emotion Suppression and Social Anxiety: Testing the Moderation Effect of Help-Seeking Stigma. Presented at College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Day.
  • Samuel, R., Majeed, I., & Asnaani, A. (March, 2021) Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Self-Care Practices and Well-being Amongst Mental Health Professionals and Stakeholders in the Caribbean. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
  • Tacana, T., Majeed, I., Alrabiah, R., Tyler, J., & Asnaani, A. (March, 2021) Exploring the Relationship Between Resilience and Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms Following CBT Treatment. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
  • Kaur, K., Asnaani, A., Sanchez-Birkhead, A.C. (March, 2021) Impact of COVID-19 on Emotional Health for Communities of Color. Poster session presented at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
  • Majeed, I., White, R. C., & Asnaani, A. (2020, November). Impact of One-Day Trauma Psychoeducation Workshops on Improving Understanding of Trauma in a Range of Community Stakeholders: Mental Health Legislation and Policy Implications in the Caribbean. In E. Treichler (Chair). Psychologists as Social Justice Advocates: Intertwining Research and Advocacy to Improve Mental Health and Equity among Marginalized Groups. Symposium conducted at the ABCT 54th Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Asnaani, A., Sanchez-Birkhead, A., Majeed, I., & Crowell, S. (2020, November). Community Definitions of Mental Health, Priority Areas, and Barriers to Care Across Five Diverse Communities: Integrated Qualitative and Quantitative Methods to Addressing Mental Health Disparities. In A. Silverman (Chair). Barriers to Mental Health Treatment Access among Marginalized Racial and Ethnic Groups. Symposium conducted at the ABCT 54th Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Majeed, I., White, R. C., & Asnaani, A. (2020, August). Impact of a One-Day Trauma Workshop for Community Stakeholders on Improving Understanding of Trauma and Reducing Stigma towards Survivors in St. Lucia. Poster session presented at the 2020 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC. Awarded first place ranking in Division 52 (International Psychology).

 

MEDIA AND CONVENTIONS
  • Asnaani, A.: Featured on a series of nightly news segments on Saint Lucia-based national TV channel CHOICE TV and in printed features in local magazines in reference to trauma training workshop held in Caribbean sponsored by the Equality and Justice Alliance and a separate series on mental healthcare during the COVID-19 public health crisis. March, 2020
Conference/Workshop Gallery

Pictures from TCT Lab 2-Day Writing Sprint (May 2021)

Pictures from TCT Lab 2-Day Writing Sprint (May 2021)

Pictures from TCT Lab 2-Day Writing Sprint (May 2021)

Dr. Charlery White, delivering the opening address and introduction of Dr. Asnaani at our trauma training workshop held in St. Lucia (February 2020)

Members from the St. Lucia’s LGBTQ advocacy group, United and Strong, deliver a rousing testimonial about mental health needs for the community at our training workshop (February 2020)

Dr. Asnaani (TCT Lab) and Dr. Charlery White (HERStoire Collective) (February 2020)

Impact of a One-Day Trauma Workshop for Community Stakeholders in St. Lucia poster presented by Ifrah Majeed at the APA Annual Convention (August 2020).

Last Updated: 7/20/21