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Kaitlin P. Ward

PhD Student. Social Work/Psychology - Developmental Graduate - 2022

Kaitlin P. Ward

Kaitlin P. Ward is a PhD student in the Joint Program in Social Work and Developmental Psychology. Her research focuses on family wellbeing and child maltreatment. More specifically, she examines the effects of family transitions and family relations on child outcomes, and the effects of trauma and corporal punishment on mental health outcomes. Within these interests, Kaitlin primarily studies impoverished, oppressed, and understudied samples, and uses advanced statistical techniques to elucidate disparities in children's outcomes.

Dissertation Title

Ecological Influences of Parental Discipline Behaviors and Child Outcomes among Families in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Oral Defense Date and Time: Monday, July 11, 2022, 11:00 AM Oral Defense Location or URL: Zoom: https://umich.zoom.us/j/9993296471

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kpward@umich.edu

Education

Year Degree   School
2022 PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2018 MSW Brigham Young University
2016 BS University of Utah
Year Description
2019 Ward, K. P., & Wood, D. S. (2019). The Effectiveness of Neurofeedback in an Outpatient Setting: A Multilevel Modeling Approach. Poster presentation at the 2019 International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Paris, France.
2019 Ward, K. P., Castillo, B., Pace, G. T., & Grogan-Kaylor, A. (2019). Negative Effects of Corporal Punishment in a Global Context: A Bayesian Perspective. Poster presentation at the 2019 International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Paris, France.
2018 Ward, K. P., Limb, G., & Dennis, C. (2018). The effect of stepfamily closeness on emerging adult prescription drug abuse: A structural equation modeling approach. Poster presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research conference, Washington D. C.
2018 Shaw, S. A., Ward, K. P., & Pillai, V. (2018). A randomized trial testing group mental health supports for Afghan refugees in Malaysia. Oral presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research conference, Washington, D. C.
2018 Howell, T. M., Madsen, P., & Ward, K. P. (2018) It’s not easy being new: The effects of being a newcomer on depression and suicide. Oral presentation at the Western Academy of Management conference, Salt Lake City, U.T.
2018 Ward, K. P., & Wood, D. S. (2018). Using multilevel growth curve modeling to examine the effectiveness of EEG-neurofeedback. Poster presented at the Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference at Brigham Young University.
2018 Ward, K. P., & Shaw, S. A. (2018). Testing group mental health supports among female refugees in Malaysia: A randomized controlled trial. Poster presented at the Human Rights Young Migrants and Refugees Research Symposium at the University of Utah.
2018 Ward, K. P., Howell, T. M., & Greenbaum, B. (2018). Exhausting your high-potentials: Managerial promotion-focus behaviors and employee wellbeing. Oral presentation at the 2018 Academy of Management conference, Chicago, Illinois.
2018 Ward, K. P., Limb, G. E., & Hodge, D. R. (2018). Developing cultural competence with LDS clients: Spiritual genograms in social work practice. Poster presentation at the 2018 Council of Social Work Education conference, Orlando, Florida.
2018 Ward, K. P., & Limb, G. E. (2018). Stepfamily co-parenting and American Indian depression: A graded response modeling approach. Oral presentation at the 2018 Council or Social Work Education Conference – Indigenous and Tribal Indigenous and Tribal Social Work Educators’ Association (ITSWEA), Orlando, Florida.
2017 Bybee, J., Porter, N., Limb, G., & Ward, K. P. (2017). American Indian Stepfamilies: Does coparenting after divorce really matter? Poster presented at the Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference at Brigham Young University.
2017 Ward, K. P., Shaw, S. A., Chang, M., & El-Bassel, N. (2017). The buffering effect of social support among migrant and non-migrant males in Kazakhstan. Poster presented at the Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference at Brigham Young University.
2017 Ward, K. P., Howell, T. M., & Olsen, J. (2017). Burning out your stars: Increased risk for star employees. Poster presented at the Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference at Brigham Young University.
2017 Shaw, S. A., Pillai, V., Ali, L. M., & Ward, K. P. (2017) Sometimes I think it was better that I died in my country than coming here: Assessing mental health and service needs among refugees in Malaysia. Poster presented at the Society for Social Work and Research conference, New Orleans, LA.
2017 Ward, K. P. & Limb, G. (2017). Stepfamily Subsystems Influencing Depression in American Indian Emerging Adulthood: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach. Oral presentation at the Council on Social Work Education conference – Indigenous and Tribal Indigenous and Tribal Social Work Educators’ Association (ITSWEA), Dallas, Texas.

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