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Jennifer C. West, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-3607

Fax: (585) 273-1117

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Biography

Professional Background

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1992
BA | Mount Holyoke College
Psychology

2001
PhD | University of Denver
Child Psychology

1997
MA | University of Denver
Child Psychology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

9/1/01 - 8/31/02
Internship in at URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital

9/1/02 - 8/31/03
Fellowship in at URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital

Awards

2012
Emerald Literati Network Award

2009
Award for Excellence in Teaching

2005
Award for Excellence in Teaching
Location: Department of Psychiatry, URMC

2001
Psychology Internship Predoctoral Training Award for Excellence
Location: Department of Psychiatry, URMC

1997 - 2000
National Research Service Award
Sponsor: NIMH

1995 - 1997
Colorado Graduate Fellowship
Location: University of Denver

1995
Teaching Assistantship (merit based)
Location: University of Denver

1992
Sarah Williston Prize
Sponsor: Mount Holyoke College
Location: Mount Holyoke College

1992
Alumnae Scholar Athlete Award
Sponsor: Mount Holyoke Alumanae Association
Location: Mount Holyoke College

1992
Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society

1991
Phi Beta Kappa
Location: Mount Holyoke College

1991
Psi Chi Honor Society
Location: Mount Holyoke College

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Publications

Journal Articles

2015
Cross, W., West, J., Wyman, P.A., Schmeelk-Cone, K., Xia, Y., Tu, X., Teisl, M., Brown, CH., & Forgatch, M. "Observational measures of implementer fidelity for a school-based preventive intervention: development, reliability and validity." Prevention Science. 2015; 16(1): 122-132.

2011
Cross, W.; West, J. "Examining implementer fidelity: Conceptualizing and measuring adherence and competence". Journal of Child Services. 2011; 6(1): 18-33.

10/2009
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." Journal of abnormal child psychology.. 2009 Oct 0; 37(7):917-28.

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