RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Recent Publications

Colón-Quintana, N., Polo, A. J., & Carter Smith, J. (2020). The reciprocal effects of language proficiency and depression among low income Latinx youth. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

 

Arizaga, J., Polo, A. J., & Martinez-Torteya, C. & (2020). Heterogeneous trajectories of depression symptoms in Latino youth. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 49, 94-105. 

 

Piña, A. A., Polo, A. J., & Huey, S. J. (2019). Evidence-based psychosocial interventions for ethnic minority youth: The 10-year update. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48, 179-202.

 

Polo, A. J., Makol, B., Castro, A. S., Colón-Quintana, N., Wagstaff, A. E., & Guo, S. (2019). Diversity in randomized control trials of depression: A 36-year review. Clinical Psychology Review, 67, 22-35. 

 

Martinez, W., & Polo, A. J. (2018). Neighborhood context, family cultural values, and Latinx youth externalizing problems. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47, 2440-2452. 

 

Alegría, M., Nakash, O., Johnson, K., Ault-Brutus, A., Carson, N., Fillbrunn, M., Wang, Y, Cheng, A., Harris, T., Polo, A. J., Lincoln, A., Freeman, E., Bostdorf, B., Rosenbaum, M., Epelbaum, C., LaRoche, M., Okpokwasili-Joshnson, E., Carrasco, M., & Shrout, P. (2018). Effectiveness of DECIDE Intervention on Patient-Provider Shared Decision-Making and Quality of Care in Behavioral Health with Multicultural Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry, 75, 325-335. 

 

Makol, B. & Polo, A. J. (2018). Parent–child endorsement discrepancies among youth at chronic-risk for depression. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46, 1077-1088.

 

Goya Arce, A. B. & Polo, A. J. (2017). A test of the Perfectionism Social Disconnect Model among ethnic minority youth. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45, 1181-1193.

Recent Paper Symposia

Polo, A. J., Obee, A. Ramos, A., Figueroa, J., Solano, J., and Saldana, L. (2020). Referral and eligibility patterns of youth at-risk for depression in urban school settings. In J. Shih (Chair), Identifying Ethnic Minority Adolescents at Greatest Risk of Mental Health   Problems: Assessing Intervention Targets and Enhancing Engagement in Care. Symposium paper accepted for presentation at the 54th annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Philadelphia, PA.

 

Makol, B., Castro, A., Grant, K., Gaylord-Harden, N., & Polo, A. J. (2019). Psychosocial Treatment for Depression among African Americans: Treatment Effects and Moderators. In A. Castro and A. Polo (co-Chairs), Meta-Analyses on the Effects of Mental Health Interventions among Racial/Ethnic Minorities. Symposium paper presented at the 126th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA). Chicago, IL.

Castro, A., Makol, B., Colón Quintana, N., & Polo, A. J. (2019). Psychosocial Treatment of Depression in Latinx Youth and Adults: Treatment Effects and Moderators. In A. Castro and A. Polo (co-Chairs), Meta-Analyses on the Effects of Mental Health Interventions among Racial/Ethnic Minorities. Symposium paper accepted for presented at the 126th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA). Chicago, IL.

Piña, A., Polo, A. J., & Huey, S. (2019). Evidence-based psychosocial interventions for ethnic minority youth: The 10-year update. In A. Castro and A. Polo (co-Chairs), Meta-Analyses on the Effects of Mental Health Interventions among Racial/Ethnic Minorities. Symposium paper presented at the 126th annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA). Chicago, IL.

 

Polo, A. J., Colón-Quintana, N., Castro, A., & Goya Arce, A. (2019). Parental nativity as a moderator of treatment effects in the Modular Act & Adapt Program. In N. Colón-Quintana and A. Polo (co-Chairs), Cultural and Contextual Moderators of Anxiety and Depression Treatment Effects. Symposium paper presented at the 39th annual conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Chicago, IL.

 

Colón-Quintana, N., & Polo, A. J. (2019). Letting parents DECIDE in CBT for depressed youth: The Modular Act and Adapt Program (MAAP) Parent Modules. In N. De Silva (Chair), Innovative Mental Health Treatment Engagement Initiatives for Latino Families. Symposium paper presented at the 39th annual conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Chicago, IL.

 

Castro, A. & Polo, A. J. (2018). Family obligation as a buffer against depression for low-income Latinx youth. Paper symposium presented at the 5th biennial Conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, & Race, American Psychological Association Division 45. Austin, TX.

 

Colón-Quintana, N., & Polo, A. J. (2017). Dual language proficiency and depression in youth. In Del Busto (Chair), Ethnic Minority Status and Internalizing Disorders. Symposium paper presented at the 51st annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. San Diego, CA.

 

Makol, B., & Polo, A. J. (2017). Predictors of parent-child discrepancies among ethnic minority and low-income youth at chronic risk for depression. In Polo, A. J., (Chair), Parental Factors in the Assessment and Treatment of Depression among Ethnic Minorities. Symposium paper presented at the 25th annual convention of the Society for Prevention Research. Washington, D.C.

 

Colón-Quintana, N., & Polo, A. J. (2017). Engaging parents in CBT for depressed youth: An evaluation of the effects of the Modular Act & Adapt Program (MAAP) parent modules. In Polo, A. J., (Chair), Parental Factors in the Assessment and Treatment of Depression among Ethnic Minorities. Symposium paper presented at the 25th annual convention of the Society for Prevention Research. Washington, D.C.

 

Recent Poster Presentations

Solano, J., & Polo, A.J. (2020). ¿Qué dijo? An exploration of language proficiency, attachment, and depression in a Latinx sample. Poster to be presented at the 10th annual conference of National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA). Denver, CO. 

Saldana, L., Gorostieta, H., Colón-Quintana, N., & Polo, A. J. (2020). Acculturative stress and academic achievement in Latinx youth: Parental expressed emotion as a mediator. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 2020 Convention, Washington D.C.

Turchmanovych, N., Purnell, M., Saldana, L., Solano, J., & Polo, A. J. (2020). Youth emotional reactivity and depression symptom changes: School climate as a moderator. Poster presented at  the 28th annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research. Washington, DC.

 

Obee, A., Turchmanovych, N., Nuñez, Y., & Polo, A. J. (2019). The interplay between gender, cultural group, and control beliefs as predictors of depression among early adolescents. Poster presented at the 53rd annual convention of the Association of   Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Atlanta, GA.

 

Sytniak, S., Nau, S., & Polo, A. J. (2019). Perfectionism, body image, parental psychological control, and anxiety in Latinx youth. Poster presented at the 126th annual convention of the American Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.

 

Sytniak, S. & Polo, A. J. (2019). The relationship between body image and depression in Latinx youth: Examining gender differences. Poster presented at the 91st annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.

 

Castro, A., Obee, A., Figueroa, J., & Polo, A. J. (2019). Emotional over-involvement: The missing link between parental internalizing distress and youth anxiety? Poster presented at the 39th annual conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association     of America (ADAA). Chicago, IL.

 

Solano, J., Carrillo, E., Ramos, A., & Polo, A. J. (2019). Acculturative Stress and Parent Depression and Anxiety: Is Parenting Stress a Mediator? Poster presented at the 39th annual conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Chicago, IL.

 

Soto, D., Colón-Quintana, N., & Polo, A. J. (2018). Perfectionistic self-presentation mediates the relationship between acculturative stress and anxiety among Latina/o youth. Poster presented at the 52nd annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Washington, DC.

 

Adams, D., Donovan, L. & Polo, A. J. (2018). Parent and child endorsement and symptom-type as predictors of service use among ethnic minority adolescents. Poster presented at the 52nd annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Washington, DC.

 

Nau, S., Sytniak, S., & Polo, A. J. (2018). The relationship between perfectionism and depression in Latinx youth: Considering cultural and contextual factors. Poster presented at the 9th biennial conference of the National Latinx    Psychological Association (NLPA). San Diego, CA.

 

Sytniak, S., Nau, S. & Polo, A. J. (2018). Perfectionism and anxiety mediated by body image in Latinx youth. Poster presented at the 5th biennial Conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, & Race, American Psychological Association Division 45. Austin, TX.

 

Soto, D., Mella, R., & Polo, A. J. (2018). The interplay between control beliefs, depressive symptoms, and academic achievement among Latinx youth. Poster presented at the 5th biennial Conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, & Race, American Psychological Association Division 45. Austin, TX.

 

Castro, A. & Polo, A. J. (2018). Economic pressure, social anxiety, and depression among Latinx youth. Poster presented at the 5th biennial Conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, & Race, American Psychological Association Division 45. Austin, TX.

 

Reed, N., Diaz, D., Calderón, N., Mella, R., Goya Arce, A. B., & Polo, A. J. (2017) The prevalence and co-occurrence of social anxiety and externalizing problems. Poster  presented at the 51st annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and   Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). San Diego, CA.

 

Diaz, D., Valenzuela, M., Lara, J., Zelic, I., Mall, A., & Polo, A. J. (2017). Acculturative stress and loneliness across nativity groups. Poster presented at the 51st annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). San Diego, CA.

 

Golden, D., Zelic, I., Murphy, B., & Polo, A. J. (2017). Acculturative stress as a moderator of the relationship between major life events and trauma symptoms in a sample of Latino youth. Poster presented at the 25th annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research. Washington, D.C.

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