Curriculum Vitae

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Education

2008

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri

Dissertation Title: Criminal Behavior Patterns of Adolescents and Young Adults Who Have Histories of Sexual Offenses

Dissertation Chair: Charles Borduin, Ph.D.

2003

M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri

Thesis Title: Individual, Family, Peer, and Academic Characteristics of Adolescent Sexual Offenders

Thesis Chair: Charles Borduin, Ph.D.

1997

B.A., Psychology and Spanish, Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)

Research Interests

Child and adolescent emotional and behavior problems

Family interactions and communication patterns

Psychotherapy and assessment practices with families and youth

Sexual health

Childhood sexual experiences

Juvenile sexual offending

Youth homelessness

Acculturation experiences of non-visible minorities

Honors And Awards

2015
 
         SRCD/AAAS United States Congressional Fellowship; Declined
 
2014

UNB Faculty Research Merit Award

2012

Nominated for Allan P. Stuart Award for Excellence in Teaching

2012

Travel Award, University of New Brunswick; $500

2011

Travel Award, University of New Brunswick; $500

2011

Society for Research in Child Development Travel Award; $600

2010

Travel Award, University of New Brunswick; $500

2006

Research Award, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers; $1,000

2005

Society for Research in Child Development Travel Award; $200

2003-3004

Robert S. Daniel Teaching Fellowship, University of Missouri; $12,000

2001-2006

Graduate Student Research and Travel Awards (5), University of Missouri

Teaching And Advising Experience

2014-date

Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

2009-2014

Assistant Professor, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
Systems of Psychotherapy (Undergraduate), Family Processes (Undergraduate), Psychology of Crime (Undergraduate), Research Methods in Psychology (Graduate), Therapy Skills with Children (Graduate), Practicum Supervisor (Graduate)

2003-2006

Instructor, University of Missouri
Research Methods in Psychology (Undergraduate), Child Psychology (Undergraduate), Data Management and Analysis (Graduate)

2000-2001

Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri
Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Personality, Research Methods in Psychology

Research Experience

2009-present

Director, Youth and Family Research Lab, University of New Brunswick

2006-2007

Research Analyst, Stoughton Youth Commission (Stoughton, MA)
Conducted evaluations of the Strengthening Families prevention program.

2006-2007

Data Collector, Glenwood Research (Casco, ME)
Conducted assessments with preschool-aged children in Northeastern Massachusetts, as part of an early literacy program evaluation.

2005-2006

Research Assistant, University of Missouri-Columbia
Assisted in study examining core and common practices in effective treatments for depression, anxiety, and behavior problems in children and adolescents. Advisor: Kristin Hawley, Ph.D.

2000-2006

Associate Director, Family Assessment Laboratory, University of Missouri-Columbia
Coordinated projects for the Missouri Delinquency Project.

1998-2000

Programmer/Research Analyst, North Charles Research and Planning Group, Psychiatry Department of Harvard Medical School (Cambridge, MA)
Analyzed data on substance abuse indicators and surveys for state clients. Wrote and edited reports for publication. Managed web site and programmed computerized surveys. Assisted in computer software; hardware; and network installations, configurations, and troubleshooting. Advisor: William McAuliffe, Ph.D.

1998

Research Analyst, Heller School, Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
Examined the effectiveness of the Fighting Back program (a prevention program against substance abuse). Managed web site. Assisted in computer software; hardware; and network installations, configurations, and troubleshooting. Advisor: Leonard Saxe, Ph.D.

1997-1998

Research Assistant and Data Analyst, Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
Assisted in studies examining the characteristics of child abuse in Boston, Massachusetts. Advisor: Theodore Cross, Ph.D.

1997-1998

Co-Primary Investigator, Surveyor and Data Analyst, Project Connect, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (Boston, MA)
Conducted study regarding parental satisfaction for a prevention program against child abuse and neglect. Advisor: Theodore Cross, Ph.D.

1996-1997

Research Assistant, Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
Assisted in a developmental study of aggression. Advisor: Malcolm Watson, Ph.D.

Clinical Experience

2017-present
         
         Practicum Supervisor, Psychological Wellness Centre (Fredericton, NB)
 
2011-2012

Practicum Supervisor, Psychological Wellness Centre (Fredericton, NB)
Developed a family therapy practicum for graduate students in clinical psychology at the University of New Brunswick. Provided clinical supervision for youth cases referred from the Department of Public Safety.

2008-2009

Jail and Detention Center Mental Health and Substance Abuse Clinical Supervisor, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (Stafford, VA)
Supervised 2 teams of clinicians and case managers at the Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Center and at the Rappahannock Regional Jail. Provided direct clinical service, including individual, family, and group therapy, to detained youths in a Post-Dispositional Treatment Program. Conducted forensic evaluations for competency and sanity classifications and for child custody decisions.

2007-2008

Clinical Psychology Intern, Virginia Treatment Center for Children, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (Richmond, VA)
Conducted therapy and assessments with children and families in acute inpatient and outpatient settings. Provided psychiatric consultations to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Hospital. Performed outpatient and school-based therapy through District 19 Community Services Board in Petersburg, VA and surrounding underserved areas.

2006-2007

Group Leader of Strengthening Families Program, Stoughton Youth Commission (Stoughton, MA)
Lead parenting groups using Strengthening Families curriculum.

2001-2003

Multisystemic Therapist, Boone County Family Court Services (Columbia, MO)
Conducted home-, school-, and community-based therapy with youths and families referred by the juvenile justice system for criminal behavior.

2001-2003

Staff Clinician, Psychological Services Clinic (Columbia, MO)
Conducted therapy with youths, adults, and families in outpatient community mental health clinic.

University and Relevant Extracurricular Service

2017-present
        
        Teaching and Resources Committee
 
2016-present
 
         Director of Graduate Studies        
 
2014-2015
 
         Principal Director, Atlantic Reginal Training Centre
 
2013-2015

Arts 1000 Committee

2013-2015

Teaching Enhancement Committee Chairperson

2012-2015

Psychology Department Workshop Coordinator

2012-2013

Faculty Search Committee

2012-2013

Department Chair Search Committee

2011-present

Psychology Department Colloquium Coordinator

2011-present

Early Career Psychologist Committee, Division 37, American Psychological Association

2010-present

Board Member, John Howard Society, Fredericton Chapter

2010-present

Advisory Board Member, Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS)

2010-present

Psychology Department Website Committee

2010-2011

Wellness Centre Executive Director Search Committee

2009-present

Psychology Department Clinical Program Committee

2009-2011

Psychology Department Library Liaison

2005-2009

Student and Early Career Council (SRCD)

2005-2007

History on Child Development Committee (SRCD)

2000-2006

Ethics Committee, University of Missouri

2001-2002

Utilization Review Committee, Psychological Services Clinic (Columbia, MO)

Professional Activities

Ad Hoc Reviewer

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality
Child Abuse and Neglect
Clinical Psychology Review
Communication Monographs
Criminal Justice and Behavior
European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Injury Prevention
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Journal of Adolescence
Journal of Adolescent Health
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Journal of Early Adolescence
Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Journal of Juvenile Justice
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Journal of Research on Adolescence
Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology
Journal of Youth Studies 
Health Education Journal
Psychological Bulletin
Psychology of Violence
Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment
The Family Journal
The Journal of Early Adolescence

Editorial Boards

Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality
The Family Journal

Grant Reviewer

Social Sciences Humanities Research Council

Grants

Team Member (Scientific), “Adolescent/young adult Connections to Community-driven, Early, Strengths-based and Stigma-free Services (ACCESS),” Graham Boeck Foundation and Canadian Institute of Health Research; $25,000,000; 2014-19

Collaborator, “Preventing and Eliminating Cyberviolence Against Young Women and Girls,” Status of Women Canada; $175,000; 2014-2016

Co-Principal Investigator, “Barriers and Facilitators in Access to Child/Youth Mental Health Services: A Mixed Methods, Inter-sectorial Study in Atlantic Canada,” Canadian Institutes of Health Research; $2,363,683; 2013-18.

Principal Investigator, “Prevalence and Psychosocial Factors Associated with Childhood Sexual Experiences,” Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; $225,013; 2012-17.

Principal Investigator, “Advancing Supports for Young Men in New Brunswick,” Human Resources and Skills Development Canada; $70,000; 2012-13.

Principal Investigator, “Verbal and Nonverbal Cues of Adolescents’ Family Interactions,” University of New Brunswick; $6,000; 2010-11.

Publications

††Supervised Post-Doctoral Fellow
†Supervised student

Peer-Reviewed Articles

††Slaunwhite, A. K., McEachern, J., Ronis, S. T., & Peters, P. A. (in press). Alcohol distribution reforms and school proximity to liquor sales outlets in New Brunswick. Canadian Journal of Public Health.

†Garceau, C., & Ronis, S. T. (accepted). The interface between young adults’ religious values and their sexual experiences prior to age sixteen. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality.

Ronis, S. T., ††Slaunwhite, A. K., & Malcom, K. E. (in press). Comparing strategies for providing child and youth mental health services in Canada, the United States, and the Netherlands. Administration and Policy in Mental Health. doi:10.1007/s10488-017-0808-z

††Slaunwhite, A. K., Ronis, S. T., †Sun, Y., & Peters, P. A. (2017). The emotional health and well-being of Canadians who care for persons with mental health or addictions problems. Journal of Health and Social Care in the Community, 25, 840-847. doi:10.1111/hsc.12366 View

†Wershler, J. L., & Ronis, S. T. (2015). Psychosocial characteristics and service needs of Canadian suburban male youth at risk for homelessness. Children and Youth Services Review, 55, 29-36. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.05.009 View

Damashek, A. L., Borduin, C. M., & Ronis, S. T. (2014). The role of environmental hazard in mothers’ beliefs about appropriate supervision. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 12, 50-63. doi:10.1177/1476718X13498336 View

Ronis, S. T., & Borduin, C. M. (2013). Antisocial behavior trajectories of adolescents and emerging adults with histories of sexual aggression. Psychology of Violence, 3, 367-380. doi:10.1037/a0033597 View

Ronis, S. T., & †LeBouthillier, D. M. (2013). University students’ attitudes toward purchasing condoms. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 22, 86-94. doi:10.3138/CJHS.2013.2201 View

O’Sullivan, L. F., & Ronis, S. T. (2013). Virtual cheating hearts: Extradyadic and poaching interactions among adolescents with links to online sexual activities. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 45, 175-184. doi:10.1037/a0031683 View

Borduin, C. M., & Ronis, S. T. (2012). Individual, family, peer, and academic characteristics of female violent juvenile offenders. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 10, 385-399. doi:10.1177/1541204012440108 View

Ronis, S. T., & O’Sullivan, L. (2011). A longitudinal analysis of predictors of male and female adolescents’ transition to intimate sexual behavior. Journal of Adolescent Health, 49, 321-323. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.12.010 View

Knight, R. A., Ronis, S. T., & Zakireh, B. (2009). Bootstrapping persistence risk indicators for juveniles who sexually offend. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 27, 878-909. doi:10.1002/bsl.908 View

Zakireh, B., Ronis, S. T., & Knight, R. A. (2008). Individual beliefs, attitudes, and victimization histories of male juvenile sexual offenders. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 20, 323-351. doi:10.1177/1079063208322424 View

Ronis, S. T., & Borduin, C. M. (2007). Individual, family, peer, and academic characteristics of male juvenile sexual offenders. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 35, 153-163. doi:10.1007/s10802-006-9058-3 View

Book Chapters

Ronis, S. T. (2014). The dark side of sex: Assault and harassment. In C. Pukall (Ed.), Human Sexuality: A Contemporary Introduction (pp. 417-445), Toronto, ON: Oxford University Press. View

O’Sullivan, L. F., & Ronis, S. T. (2013). Sexual development in girls: “Normative” development and development of paraphilias and sexual offending behaviors. In D. S. Bromberg & W. T. O’Donohue (Eds.), Handbook of Child and Adolescent Sexuality: Developmental and Forensic Psychology (pp. 193-219). New York: Elsevier. View

Borduin, C. M., Schaeffer, C., & Ronis, S. T. (2003). Multisystemic treatment of serious antisocial behavior in adolescents. In C. A. Essau (Ed.), Conduct and oppositional disorders in children and adolescents: Epidemiology, risk factors, and treatment (pp. 299-318). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. View

Book Reviews

Ronis, S. T. (2014). [Review of the book Sibling Aggression: Assessment and Treatment]. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 22, 135.  doi:10.1177/1066480713505070

Ronis, S. T. (2012). [Review of the book Change: Principles of Problem Formulation and Problem Resolution]. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 20, 110. doi:10.1177/1066480711430600

Borduin, C. M., & Ronis, S. T. (2007). [Review of the book Family psychology III: Theory building, theory testing, and psychological interventions]. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 61, 465-467.

Borduin, C. M., & Ronis, S. T. (2001). [Review of the book Understanding the borderline mother]. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 55, 444-446.

Non-Refereed Publications

Damashek, A., Ronis, S. T., & Smith, J. D. (2012). A balancing act. The Advocate: Division 37 of the American Psychological Association, 35, 7-8.

Ronis, S. T., Damashek, A., & Smith, J. D. (2012). Early career psychologist advice column: How important is the first step, and will I be able to change course?. The Advocate: Division 37 of the American Psychological Association, 35, 6-7.

Smith, J. D., Damashek, A., & Ronis, S. T. (2011). Perplexed about the postdoc process? We have the answers: Early career psychologist advice column. The Advocate: Division 37 of the American Psychological Association, 34, 12-14.

Ronis, S. T., & Borduin, C. M. (2007). Are youths who commit sexual offenses really different from youths without histories of sexual offenses? The Forum, 19, 8-18.

Manuscripts in Preparation and Under Review

 
 
 
 
†Supervised student
†† Supervised Post-Doctoral Fellow
 
Ronis, S. T., & ††Slaunwhite, A. K. (under review). Gender and geographic division of cyberviolence among adolescents. Manuscript requested for revise and resubmit for publication.
 
††Slaunwhite, A. K., Ronis, S. T., †Miller, D., & Peters, P. A. (under review). Seasonality in mental health-related hospitalization by children, youth, and adults in New Brunswick. 
 
Ronis, S. T., & O’Sullivan, L. F. (under review). Associations between early forms of non-consensual sexual experiences and later sexual experiences of young adults.
 
Ronis, S. T., Knight, R. A., & †Vander Molen, L. (under review). Covariation of sexual fantasies and behaviors with sexually coercive behavior in offender and non-offender samples.
 
Zhang, M., & Audas, R., & Ronis, S. T. (under review). Reducing the wait time of long term care: A case study in Canada.
 
†Miller, D. A. A., Ronis, S. T., & ††Slaunwhite, A. K. (2017). Examination of repeat hospital admissions for mental health conditions among children and adolescents.
 
†Malcom, K. E., & Ronis, S. T. (2017). Current state and future directions in observational methodology with families of adolescents.
 
Ronis, S. T. & Borduin, C. M. (2017). Sociological correlates of antisocial behavior trajectories in youths with histories of sexual aggression.
 
†Garceau, C., Ronis, S. T. (2017). A qualitative investigation of actual versus expected initial sexual experiences. 
 
†Walmark, S., & Ronis, S. T. (2017). Associations between paraphilic interests and sexual satisfaction: Are some paraphilic interests healthy and sexually satisfying?

Ronis, S. T., & Borduin, C. M. (under review). Sociological correlates of antisocial behavior trajectories in youth with histories of sexual aggression.

            Ronis, S. T., & Knight, R. A. (under review). Covaration of sexual fantasies and behaviors with sexually coercive behavior.

           †Malcom, K. E., & Ronis, S. T. (under review). Understanding why place matters: An international comparison of mental health care systems. 

           Ronis, S. T., O’Sullivan, L. F., & †Hearn, G. (2015). Linking specific childhood sexual experiences to diverse outcomes in young adulthood.

           Parra, G. R., Ronis, S. T., Williams, N. A., Fair, E. C., Hankey, M., Lui, J., & Doucette, H. (2015). Parent-child conversations about family adversity: A review.

           Parra, G. R., Jobe-Shields, L., Ronis, S. T., & Doucette, H. (2015). The assessment of parent responses to children’s emotions in the context of clinical practice.

           †McKeown, C. A., & Ronis, S. T. (2015). Use of family assessments among child- and family-based mental health practitioners in Canada.

           †Garceau, C., Ronis, S. T., & †Wershler, J. (2015). A review of community-based participatory research methods in psychology.

Technical Reports

†Supervised student

†† Supervised Post-Doctoral Fellow

 

†Garces Davila, M. I., & Ronis, S. T. (2015). Accountability in non-profit organizations: Organizational mandates and outcomes assessment in mental helath services, A report to: DOTS NB. Fredericton, NB: University of New Brunswick.

Ronis, S. T., & †Wershler, J. L. (2013). Bridging the gap: A needs assessment of vulnerable male youth in Fredericton, A report to: Youth in Transition. Fredericton, NB: University of New Brunswick.

Ronis, S. T., & Hamilton, R. (2012). Behavioural change in the Success Tracker System: A report to Jumpstart 720 International. Fredericton, NB: University of New Brunswick.

McAuliffe, W. E., LaBrie, R., Ronis, S., Woodworth, R., Scherer-Gonzales, J., Leary, J. E., Sevigny, E., Haddad, S., & Williamson, S. (2001). Commonwealth of Virginia’s adolescent substance abuse treatment needs assessment: Adolescent telephone household survey: Final report. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA.

McAuliffe, W. E., LaBrie, R., Haddad, S., Sevigny, E., Ronis, S., Woodworth, R., Williamson, S., Scherer-Gonzales, J., & Leary, J. (2000). The substance abuse treatment needs of Rhode Island’s prisoner and training school populations. Cambridge, MA: North Charles Research and Planning Group.

McAuliffe, W. E., LaBrie, R., Sevigny, E., Haddad, S., Ronis, S., Scherer-Gonzales, J., & Leary, J. E. (2000). The substance abuse treatment needs of Rhode Island’s adolescent group home residents. Cambridge, MA: North Charles Research and Planning Group.

McAuliffe, W. E., LaBrie, R., Sevigny, E., Nielsen, K., Ronis, S., Robinson, T., & Sunshine, C. (1999). The substance abuse treatment needs of Rhode Island’s homeless. Cambridge, MA: National Technical Center for Substance Abuse Needs Assessment.

McAuliffe, W. E., LaBrie, R., Sevigny, E., Nielsen, K., Ronis, S., Robinson, T., & Sunshine, C. (1999). An integrated substance abuse treatments needs assessment for the state of Montana. Cambridge, MA: North Charles Research and Planning Group.

McAuliffe, W. E., LaBrie, R., Sevigny, E., Ronis, S., Woodworth, R., Nielsen, K., Finch, J., Sunshine, C., & Haddad, S. (1999). Substance Abuse Epidemiology and Services Research Questionnaire: Administration and coding guide. Cambridge, MA: North Charles Research and Planning Group.

McAuliffe, W. E., LaBrie, R., Woodworth, R., Nielsen, K., Ronis, S., Sevigny, E., & Robinson, T. (1998). A substance abuse indicator chart book for Rhode Island’s cities and towns. Cambridge, MA: National Technical Center for Substance Abuse Needs Assessment.

Professional Presentations

†Supervised student

††Supervised Post-Doctoral Fellow

 

†Garceau, C., †McKie, R. M., & Ronis, S. T. (2017, November). Predictors of body image in adults in the US and Canada. Poster to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, San Juan, PR.

†Garceau, C., & Ronis, S. T. (2017, November). A qualitative analysis of perceptions of actual versus expected first sexual experiences. Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, San Juan, PR.

†Walmark, S., & Ronis, S. T. (2017, November). Associations between paraphilic interests and sexual satisfaction: Are some paraphilic interests healthy and sexually satisfying? Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, San Juan, PR.

†Vander Molen, L., Ronis, S. T., †McKie, R., Humphreys, T., & Travers, R. (2017, November). Are paraphilic interests aberrant? An examination of the prevalence, early sexual experiences, and psychosocial adjustment of a community sample with paraphilic interests. Poster session to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, San Juan, PR.

†Vander Molen, L., Ronis, S. T., †McKie, R., Humphreys, T., & Travers, R. (2017, November). Associations between paraphilic interests and early sexual experiences: The role of partners and perceptions. Poster session to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, San Juan, PR.

†Kingston, S., †Malcom, K., & Ronis, S. T. (2017, November). Investigating effective parent-child sexual communication. Poster session to be presented at the meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

†Malcom, K., & Ronis, S. T. (2017, November). Interconnection of parent-adolescent conflict and youth adjustment. Poster session to be presented at the meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

†Miller, D., Ronis, S. T., & ††Slaunwhite, A. (2017, November). The impact of family, support, and clinical factors on readmission to inpatient care among children and adolescents. Poster session to be presented at the meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

†Garceau, C. & Ronis, S. T. (2017, May). A qualitative investigation of actual versus expected first sexual experiences. Paper session presented at the meeting of Science Atlantic Undergraduate Psychology, Sydney, NS.

†Miller, D., Ronis, S. T., & ††Slaunwhite, A. (2017, May). Examination of repeat hospital admissions for mental health conditions among children and adolescents in New Brunswick. Paper session presented at the meeting of the Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy Research, Toronto, ON.

†Miller, D., ††Slaunwhite, A., Ronis, S. T., & Peters, P. (2017, May). To everything there is a season: Mental-health related hospitalizations by children, adolescents, and adults. Paper session presented at the meeting of the Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy Research, Toronto, ON.

Ronis, S. T., ††Slaunwhite, A. K., Peters, P. A., & †Miller, D. A. A. (2017, March). ‘To everything there is a season’: Mental health-related hospitalizations by youth and adults. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Adolescent Adolescent Health and Medicine.

†Garceau, C., Ronis, S. T., & †Wasson, K. S. (2016, October). Qualitative examination of the coping strategies associated with the interplay of religious themes and early sexual experiences. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Canadian Sex Research Forum, Québec, QC.

†Malcom, K. E., & Ronis, S. T. (2016, July). Tug-of-war: Investigating the links between parent-adolescent conflict and youth adjustment. Poster session presented at the meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research, Toronto, ON.

Ronis, S. T., †Garceau, C., & †Doyle, R. (2016, July). A qualitative analysis of early sexual experiences among young adults. Paper session presented at the meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research, Toronto, ON.

††Slaunwhite, A., Ronis, S. T., †Sun, Y., & †Malcom, K. (2016, July). The emotional health of Canadians who care for persons with mental health or addictions problems. Poster session presented at the meeting of the International Association of Relationship Research, Toronto, ON.

†Doyle, R., Ronis, S. T., & †Garceau, C. (2015, November). Yes, no, or maybe: A qualitative study examining consent of sexual experiences during childhood and adolescence. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Albuquerque, NM.

Ronis, S. T., †Doyle, R., †Garceau, C., †Malcom, K. E., & †Wallace, N. (2015, November). It’s not what you say but how you say it: Observed parent-child sexual communication in a community sample of families. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Albuquerque, NM.

†Doyle, R., Ronis, S. T., & †Garceau, C. (2015, November). Qualitative examination of actual parent-child sexual communication and perceived ideal approaches. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Albuquerque, NM. 

†Doyle, R., & Ronis, S. T. (2015, July). Qualitative study of early sexual experiences and the conceptualization of consent. Paper presented at the meeting of the World Association for Sexual Health, Singapore.

†Doyle, R., & Ronis, S. T. (2015, July). Early sexual experiences and real and ideal parent-child communications about sex. Poster session presented at the meeting of the World Association for Sexual Health, Singapore.

†Miller, D., Slaunwhite, A., & Ronis, S. T. (2015, June). Predicting adolescent readmission to acute psychiatric care services in Atlantic Canada. Poster session to be presented at the meeting of Primary Healthcare Research Forum, St. Johns, NL.

Ronis, S. T., Miller, D., Slaunwhite, A., & McDonald, T. (2015, June). Environmental scan of big data in addressing mental health care in Atlantic Canada. Poster session to be presented at the meeting of Primary Healthcare Research Forum, St. Johns, NL.

Slaunwhite, A., Ronis, S. T., Peters, P., & †Miller, D. (2015, June). Mental health-related hospitalizations by youth in New Brunswick. Poster session to be presented at the meeting of the Primary Healthcare Research Forum, St. Johns, NL.

†Garcés Davila, M. I., & Ronis, S. T. (2015, June). Accountability in mental health services: The role of mandates, outcomes, and partnerships in non-profit organizations. Poster session to be presented at the meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, ON.

†Malcom, K. E., & Ronis, S. T. (2015, June). Are couples needs being met? Using observational and self-report methodology in understanding emotional support and relationship qualities of heterosexual parents. Symposium to be presented at the meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, ON.

†Malcom, K. E., & Ronis, S. T. (2015, June). Do mothers get by with a little help from their friends (and family)? Examining perceived support and parent-adolescent conflict. Poster to be presented at the meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, ON.

†Miller, D., Slaunwhite, A., & Ronis, S. T. (2015, April). Predicting adolescent readmission to acute psychiatric care services in Atlantic Canada. Paper presented at the meeting of the New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network, Moncton, NB.

†Garcés Davila, M. I., & Ronis, S. T. (2014, November). Accountability of mental health services in non-profit organizations: Examining the link between mandates and outcomes in New Brunswick. Poster session presented at the meeting of the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, Moncton, NB.

Ronis, S. T., & †Wallace, N. E. (2014, October). Let’s talk about sex: Parent-adolescent sexual communication using self-report and observational methodology. Paper session presented at the meeting of the Canadian Sex Research Forum, Kingston, ON.

†Malcom, K. E., †Wallace, N. E., & Ronis, S. T. (2014, March). Current state and future directions in observational methodology with families of adolescents. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX.

Williams, N. A., Parra, G. R., Ronis, S. T., Fair, E. C., Hankey, M., & Lui, J. (2013, November). Parent-child conversations about family adversity: A review. Poster session presented at the meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, San Antonio, TX.

†Wershler, J., Ronis, S. T., †Malcom, K. E., & †Johnston, N. E. (2013, November). Family links between maltreatment and outcomes among vulnerable male youth. Poster session presented at the meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, San Antonio, TX.

†Hearn, G., & Ronis, S. T. (2013, October). Self-esteem as a mediator between childhood sexual abuse and subsequent substance use. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Canadian Sex Research Forum, Charlottetown, PEI.

Ronis, S. T., †Harrop-Archibald, E., †Hearn, G., O’Sullivan, L. F., †Malcom, K. E., & †Johnston, N. E. (2013, August). Linking diverse outcomes in young adulthood to specific childhood sexual experiences. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Ronis, S. T. (2012, October). Expanding the toolbox: Using family assessments in clinical practice. Chair of symposium presented at the meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ.

†McKeown, C. A., & Ronis, S. T. (2012, October). Current knowledge, use, and training practices of family-based assessments among mental health practitioners. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ.

Parra, G. R., Jobe-Shields, L., & Ronis, S. T. (2012, October). The assessment of family-related emotion socialization in the context of clinical practice with children and adolescents. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ.

†LeBouthilier, D. M., Ronis, S. T., & †McKeown, C. A. (2012, March). Attitudes of youth who obtain or provide reproductive health products and services. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC.

†McKeown, C. A., & Ronis, S. T. (2012, March). Family assessment: Use of family-based measures in clinical practice with youth and families. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC.

Ronis, S. T., & O’Sullivan, L. F. (2011, September). Virtual cheating hearts: The relationship between Internet activity and sexual infidelity. Paper presented at the meeting of the Canadian Sex Research Forum, Vancouver, BC.

Ronis, S. T., †Thornton, S. J., & †DuPlessis, A. (2011, September). Childhood sexual experiences: Results from a retrospective online survey. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Canadian Sex Research Forum, Vancouver, BC.

O’Sullivan, L. F., & Ronis, S. T. (2011, June). A longitudinal analysis of predictors of male and female adolescents’ transitions to intimate sexual behavior. Paper presented at the meeting for the World Association for Sexual Health, Glasgow, UK.

Ronis, S. T., & O’Sullivan, L. F. (2011, April). Different strokes: Predicting male and female adolescents’ transitions to intimate sexual activity over a one-year period. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec.

Ronis, S. T., & O’Sullivan, L. F. (2011, April). Not just sex: Unique and common characteristics of adolescents who engage in oral sex versus those who have intercourse. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec.

†McKeown, C. A., †Atkinson, E. M., & Ronis, S. T. (2011, April). Moving on up: To whom do students turn for information on post-secondary education? Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec.

Ronis, S. T. (2010, December). Sexual offending in context: Understanding the ecology of youths who commit sexual crimes. Paper presented at Seminar Series at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Mental Health, Baltimore, MD.

Ronis, S. T., & Borduin, C. M. (2010, September). Developmental trajectories of adolescents and young adults who have histories of sexual offenses. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders, Oslo, Norway.

Ronis, S. T., Knight, R. A., Prentky, R. A., & Kafka, M. P. (2010, June). The role of sexual motivation in sexually assaultive behaviour. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Ronis, S. T., Knight, R. A., & Zakireh, B. (2010, June). Bootstrapping persistence risk indicators for juveniles who sexually offend. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Ronis, S. T., & Borduin, C. M. (2009, November). Sexual offending in context: Understanding the ecology of youths who commit sexual crimes. Paper presented at the meeting of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research: Research Day 2009, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Ronis, S. T., & Borduin, C. M. (2009, April). Broad criminal behavior patterns and developmental characteristics of adolescent and young adult sexual offenders. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Graef, D. M., Sawyer, A. M., Ronis, S. T., & Borduin, C. M. (2008, May). Family functioning and adolescent delinquency in the context of neighborhoods among juvenile offenders participating in Multisystemic Therapy. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Ronis, S. T., & Borduin, C. M. (2007, March). Criminal behavior patterns of adolescents and young adults who have histories of sexual offenses. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Ronis, S. T., & Borduin, C. M. (2006, September). Developmental trajectories of adolescents and young adults who have histories of sexual offenses. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Chicago, IL.

Ronis, S. T., & Borduin, C. M. (2006, September). Individual, family, peer, and academic characteristics of male juvenile sexual offenders. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Chicago, IL.

Ronis, S. T., & Borduin, C. M. (2006, May). Individual, family, peer, and academic characteristics of young female sexual offenders. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Ronis, S. T., Borduin, C. M., Damashek, A. L., & †Srikanta, A. M. (2005, April). Individual, family, peer, and academic characteristics of female adolescent assaultive and nonassaultive offenders. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Ronis, S. T., Parra, G. R., & Borduin, C. M. (2005, April). Investigation of the conceptual distinction between risk and resource factors for youth psychopathology. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Damashek, A. M., Williams, N. A., Ronis, S. T., & Borduin, C. M. (2005, April). Environmental distractions and children’s risk for injury. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Ronis, S. T. (2003, August). Are juvenile sex offenders different from other juvenile offenders?. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.

Ronis, S. T., & Borduin, C. M. (2003, April). Individual, family, peer, and academic characteristics of adolescent sexual offenders. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.

†Chapnick, H. R., Borduin, C. M., & Ronis, S. T. (2001, May). Family characteristics of adolescent violent and nonviolent sexual offenders. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

McAuliffe, W. E., LaBrie, R., Woodworth, R., & Ronis, S. (1998, November). Estimating the need and demand for treatment of marijuana abuse and dependence at a statewide level. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.

Ronis, S., & Cangello, A. (April, 1998). Results of the 1997 parental satisfaction survey. Paper presented at the meeting of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Project Connect, Quincy, MA.

 

Direction of Research of Undergraduate or Graduate Studies

(Note: * denotes primary supervisor; + denotes supervision committee member)

Ph.D. Student Supervision

          2016-present

                   David Miller*, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF

                   Lauryn Vander-Molen*, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

                   Matthew McDowell*, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF. 

2013-present

Kathryn Malcom*, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

Beverly Gaudet*, Interdisciplinary Studies (Applied Health Services Research), UNBF.

2012-2016

Heather Lister+, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

2011-2014

Anthony Hopley+, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

Adriana del Palacio Gonzalez+, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

2011-2013

Andrea Boyle+, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

2010-2013

Krystelle Shaughnessy+, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

2010-2011

Sara Thornton*, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

2010-2014

Ainslie McDougall+, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

2010-2014

Catherine McKeown*, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

MA Student Supervision

2014-2017

                    Isabel Garces*, Interdisciplinary Studies (Applied Health Services Research), UNBF.

          2014-2016

                    David Miller*, Interdisciplinary Studies (Applied Health Services Research), UNBF.

2013-present

Gabrielle Levesque*, Interdisciplinary Studies (Applied Health Services Research), UNBF.

Stephanie Richardson*, Interdisciplinary Studies (Applied Health Services Research), UNBF.

Tanya Wilson*, Interdisciplinary Studies (Applied Health Services Research), UNBF.

2010-2011

Donaldo Canales+, Dept. of Psychology, UNBSJ.

Honours Student Supervision

          2016-2017

                 Camille Garceau*, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

                 Sofia Walmark*, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

2014-2015

                  Megan Bateman*, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

                  Chris Kohler*, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

2013-2014

Nicole Wallace*, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

2012-2013

Gwynne Hearn*, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

2011-2012

Gabrielle Levesque*, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

2010-2011

Daniel LeBouthillier*, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

2009-2010

Erin Atkinson*, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF.

2000-2001

Hayley Chapnick, Dept. of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri.

Undergraduate Basic Research Student Supervision

2016-2017
     
       Lily Fletcher*, Stephanie Kingston*, Samantha Landry*, & Kendra Wasson*, Dept. of Psychology
 
2015-2016
 
        Camille Garceau*, Jennifer Hunter*, Krista Keetch*, & Kendra Wasson*, Dept. of Psychology
 
2014-2015
 
         Kayla Beck*, Camille Garceau*, Jennifer Hunter*, Jinseok Jang*, Krista Keetch*, & Tamara Mills*, Dept. of Psychology
 
2013-2014

Kayla Beck*, Elizabeth Gange*, Marquelle Inman*, Nicole Johnston*, Emily Kerry*, & Maryani Lesmana*, Dept. of Psychology

2012-2013

Kathryn Malcom*, Nicole Johnston*, Monika Kearns*, Maryani Lesmana, & Nicole Wallace*, Dept. of Psychology

2011-2012

Michele Brown-Gellert*, Sophie-Helene Thibodeau*, & Kathryn Malcom*, Dept. of Psychology

2010-2011

Andrea DuPlessis*, Owen Burns*, Monique Hache*, & Gabrielle Levesque*, Dept. of Psychology

2009-2010

Kate Charlton & Kalita McDowell*, Dept. of Psychology

2004-2006

Arathi Srikanta, Dept. of Psychological Sciences

Internal Examiner for Ph.D. Thesis

Winter 2009

Julie Devlin, Dept. of Psychology, UNBF

External Examiner for M.A. Thesis

Winter 2013

Chasity St. Louis, Dept. of English, UNBF

Professional Affiliations

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

American Psychological Association

Division 12, Clinical Psychology
Division 29, Psychotherapy
Division 37, Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice
Division 53, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Association for Psychological Science
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
Canadian Psychological Association
Canadian Sex Research Forum
International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders

Society for Research on Adolescence

Society for Research in Child Development

Licenses

Licensed Psychologist, Virginia (License #810004215)

Licensed Psychologist, New Brunswick (License #522)