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Jennifer West

TitleAssistant Professor (Part-Time)
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPsychiatry
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester NY 14642
 
 Awards And Honors
1991     Phi Beta Kappa
1991     Psi Chi Honor Society
1992     Sarah Williston Prize  | Mount Holyoke College
1992     Alumnae Scholar Athlete Award  | Mount Holyoke Alumanae Association
1992     Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society
1995     Teaching Assistantship (merit based)
1995 - 1997Colorado Graduate Fellowship
1997 - 2000National Research Service Award  | NIMH
2001     Psychology Internship Predoctoral Training Award for Excellence
2005     Award for Excellence in Teaching
2009     Award for Excellence in Teaching
 
 Overview
Dr. West has extensive experience in the clinical treatment of children, adolescents, and families. She specializes in the assessment and therapeutic treatment of children with acute and chronic medical conditions, especially asthma, vocal cord dysfunction, Type I diabetes, craniofacial anomolies, abdominal pain, and encopresis. She also has expertise in the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, and adjustment disorders in children and adolescents.

Dr. West is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Track of the Psychology Doctoral Internship Program.

Dr. West's' current research focus is on the measurement of implementer fidelity and competence, the relationship of these constructs to intervention outcomes, and the implications for training interventionists.

Dr. West is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Genesee Valley Psychological Association.

 
 Selected Publications
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  1. Wyman PA, Gaudieri PA, Schmeelk-Cone K, Cross W, Brown CH, Sworts L, West J, Burke KC, Nathan J. Emotional triggers and psychopathology associated with suicidal ideation in urban children with elevated aggressive-disruptive behavior. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2009 Oct; 37(7):917-28.
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  2. Wilson KM, Klein JD, Sesselberg TS, Yussman SM, Markow DB, Green AE, West JC, Gray NJ. Use of complementary medicine and dietary supplements among U.S. adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Apr; 38(4):385-94.
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  3. Klein JD, Wilson KM, Sesselberg TS, Gray NJ, Yussman S, West J. Adolescents' knowledge of and beliefs about herbs and dietary supplements: a qualitative study. J Adolesc Health. 2005 Nov; 37(5):409.
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