The Psychology Newsletter for Spring 2013 (.PDF, 690 KB) covers updates for the Science IV and V Buildings, profiles some of our faculty and alumni (both Graduate & Undergraduate), and highlights our Honors students and awards winners from 2012.
Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology
Executive Director, Institute for Child Development
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Internship: The Psychological Clinic, The Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, Rutgers University
Area: Clinical Psychology
Office: Institute for Child Development, Room 101C
(The ICD is near East Gym & Campus Preschool)
Executive Director of the Institute for Child Development; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, SUNY Health Sciences Center at Syracuse; Associate editor for Child and Family Behavior Therapy; Editorial board member, Focus on Autism; Fellow of APA; Co-President, Council on Autism Services; Professional Advisory Boards: The May Institute; MelMark New England; National Autism Center; journals reviewed for: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Therapy and Research, Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit and Learning Disabilities, Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Therapy, Technology Application to Human Services, Large Scale Service Delivery Systems
My laboratory is primarily focused upon research concerning the etiology, assessment, and treatment of childhood disorders: in particular, autism spectrum disorders, developmental, attention, and learning disorders, as well as family variables and issues. The Institute for Child Development maintains a state certified, full-day school serving children 12 months to 12 years of age), as well as child clinics (The Children's Units) that provide "in-house" opportunities for clinical training and research. A large, full-time professional staff is employed by the Units, composed of individuals in clinical psychology, school psychology, neuropsychology, special education and speech pathology. The laboratory has extensive state of the art research equipment.
Emphasis is placed upon developing both excellent research and clinical skills as these are seen as necessary and mutually enhancing. Research emphasizes both basic and applied questions. A strong mentor-collaborator model is used.
Romanczyk, R.G. & Callahan, E.H. (2012). Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. In Vilanayur Ramachandran (Editor in Chief), The Encyclopedia of Human Behavior. Waltham, MA: Academic Press.
Romanczyk, R.G. (in press). The Children's Unit for Treatment and Evaluation (Institute for Child Development). In Fred Volkmar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springer Publishing, N.Y., N.Y.
Turner, L.B. & Romanczyk, R.G. (2012). Assessment of fears and phobias in children with an autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 1203-1210.
Cavalari, R.N.S. & Romanczyk, R.G. (2012). Caregivers perspectives on unintentional injury risk in children with an autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Pediatric Nursing.
Cavalari, R.N.S. & Romanczyk, R.G. (2012). Supervision of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Context of Unintentional Injury. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 618-627
Last Updated: 9/13/12