Oliver Johnston

Program: Clinical Psychology
Advisor: Jeffrey Burke, Ph.D.
Anticipated Graduation: 2021
Lab Affiliation: BADCO Lab
Education: M.S., Clinical Psychology, University of Connecticut, 2017

B.S., Psychology & Neuroscience Minor, University of Pittsburgh, 2014

Research Interests:
  • 1. Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Adults
  • 2. Measurement and Developmental Psychopathology of Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • 3. Parental Help-Seeking for Behavioral Problems
Research Publications: Johnston, O.G. & Burke J.D. (2019). Parental problem recognition and help-seeking for disruptive behavior disorders. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research. Advance online publication. doi.org/10.1007/s11414-018-09648-y

 

Johnston, O.G., Derella, O.J., & Burke, J.D. (2018). Identification of oppositional defiant disorder in young adult college students. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 40(4), 563-572. doi.org/10.1007/s10862-018-9696-0

 

Burke, J.D., Derella, O.J., Johnston, O.G. (2018). Diagnostic Issues in Oppositional Defiant Disorder. In J.E. Lochman & W. Matthys (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of Disruptive and Impulse-Control Disorders (pp. 21-36). Wiley-Blackwell.

 

Derella, O.J., Johnston, O.G., Loeber, R., & Burke, J.D. (2017). CBT-enhanced emotion regulation as a mechanism of improvement for childhood irritability. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. Online first. doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2016.1270832

Recent Presentations: Johnston, O.G. & Burke, J.D. (2017, November). Chronic irritability in children and parental motivation for mental health service engagement. In S. Evans (Chair), Irritability in Children and Adolescents: Treatment Needs and Mechanisms for Change. Symposium conducted at the 51st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

 

Johnston, O.G., Derella, O.J., & Burke, J.D. (2017, September). Irritability in Young Adults: Latent Classes and Associated Impairments of ODD Symptoms. Poster presented at the 2nd Congress on Pediatric Irritability and Dysregulation, Burlington, VT.

 

Burke, J.D., Johnston, O.G., & Derella, O.J. (2017, August). Identification and validation of the irritability dimension in a young adult population. In S. Evans & J.D. Burke (Co-Chairs), Severe Irritability and Where to Find It. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington D.C.

 

Johnston, O.G., Derella, O., & Burke, J.D. (2016, October). Validating a Parental Help-Seeking Measure for Child Disruptive Behavior within a Stage of Change Framework. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies Convention, New York City, New York.

 

Benno, M., Young, R., Scudder, A., Handen, B., & Johnston, O.G. (2015, October). Child Social Responsiveness and Parent-Child Interaction in Families of Children with Autism. Poster presented at the 2015 Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) International Convention, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Young, R., Benno, M., Scudder, A., Handen, B., & Johnston, O.G. (2015, October). Parent Stress and Negative Attention in Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the 2015 Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) International Convention, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Derella, O.J., Johnston, O.G., & Burke, J.D. (2015, September). Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Irritability in Children: Evidence for Emotion Regulation Skills as a Treatment Mechanism. Poster presented at the 1st Congress on Pediatric Irritability and Dysregulation, Burlington, VT.

 

Johnston, O.G., Derella, O.J., Dalal, D., & Burke, J.D. (2015, September). Irritability and Defiant Behavioral Symptom Dimensions of Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Emerging Adulthood. Poster presented at the 1st Congress on Pediatric Irritability and Dysregulation, Burlington, VT.

 

Liebsack, B., Johnston, O.G., Hiegel, S., Scudder, A., & Herschell, A. (2014, November). The impact of financial incentives on the implementation of an evidence-based treatment. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

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