Elizabeth A. Newnham

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There is an increasing need to deliver effective mental health services to refugee children and adolescents across the United States; however, the evidence base needed to guide the design and delivery of services is nascent. We investigated the trauma history profiles, psychopathology, and associated behavioral and functional indicators among war-affected(More)
Clinical psychology is in a unique position to move beyond a simplistic agenda of outcome assessment to translating that information into a sustainable model of evidence-based practice. The scientist-practitioner model is no longer limited to use of evidence-based treatments in practice, but can extend to using innovative methodologies to assess rates of(More)
BACKGROUND Effective psychiatric care requires reliable measurement of patient progress and outcome. The current study aimed to assess the clinical validity of the WHO Wellbeing Index (WHO-5; Bech, P., Gudex, C., Johansen, K.S., 1996. The WHO (Ten) Wellbeing Index: validation in diabetes. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 65, 183-190.) for use as a measure(More)
PURPOSE As we build the evidence base of interventions for depression among war-affected youth, it is critical to understand factors moderating treatment outcomes. The current study investigated how gender and history of abduction by Lord's Resistance Army rebels moderated treatment outcomes for war-affected youth. METHODS The study-a three-armed,(More)
BACKGROUND Trauma from witnessing events such as bombings and killings as well as direct victimization or participation in violence has been associated with psychosocial distress and poor mental health among war-exposed children and adolescents. This study examines the relationship between caregiver mental health and child internalizing (anxiety and(More)
BACKGROUND Monitoring patient progress and providing feedback to clinicians and patients about progress during therapy reduce depressive symptoms at treatment completion. However, the effects of feedback on patient outcomes following treatment completion are unknown. Accordingly, the current study aimed to examine the effect of feedback on readmission to(More)
BACKGROUND The Mental Health subscales of the Medical Outcomes Short Form Questionnaire (SF-36; [Ware, J.E., Snow, K.K., Kosinski, M., Gandek, B., 1993. SF-36 Health Survey: Manual and Interpretation Guide. Boston: The Health Institute, New England Medical Center]) are increasingly being used to evaluate treatment outcomes, but data to assess the clinical(More)
Three waves of data from a prospective longitudinal study in Sierra Leone were used to examine internalizing trajectories in 529 war-affected youth (ages 10-17 at baseline; 25% female). Latent class growth analyses identified 4 trajectories: A large majority of youth maintained lower levels of internalizing problems (41.4%) or significantly improved over(More)
BACKGROUND Recent evidence suggests that post-conflict stressors in addition to war trauma play an important role in the development of psychopathology. AIMS To investigate whether daily stressors mediate the association between war exposure and symptoms of post-traumatic stress and depression among war-affected youth. METHOD Standardised assessments(More)