Research is a vital part of the Hosford Clinic mission.  Projects are often conducted in the clinic as part of one of our three centers: The Psychology Assessment Center, the Trauma Recovery & Resilience Center, and the Carol Ackerman Positive Psychology Clinic. However, we also have general projects underway.

Current Projects

  • Daily Diary: Contribution of Emotion Regulation and Coping in Predicting Short- and Long- Term Mental Health Outcomes for Trauma-Exposed Outpatient Clients~Dr. Maryam Kia-Keating, Hannah Weisman, Diana Capous
  • Mindfulness~Dr. Collie Conoley, Anna Nina Lee
  • Content & Process of Therapist-Client Discussions of ORS and SRS~ Drs. Collie Conoley, Heidi Zetzer, Jeff Reese, & Michael Scheel 

Previous Projects

  • The Effects of Client Expectation about Counseling Success
  • The Experience Of Children Who Have Been Victims of Bullying
  • Client Views on Termination Caused by Departure of Clinician
  • Emotion-Focused Counseling~Dr. Tania Israel & Raya Gorcheva (2006-2007)
  • Cultural Empathy: Therapist Verbal Interventions and Asian American Client Ratings~Dr. Tania Israel & Shihwe Wang (2008-2009)
  • Therapeutic Alliance and Patient Functioning~ Dr. Steve Smith & Katrina Schnoebelen (2008-2009)
  • Therapeutic Process for Clients with LD/ADHD Compared Clients Without LD/ADHD (2007-2009)
  • Multicultural Supervision~Dr. J. Manuel Casas & Alexandra Lam (2009-2010)
  • Approach Goals & Therapeutic Outcome~Dr. Collie Conoley & Vivie Nguyen (2011-2012)
  • Positive Empathy~Dr. Collie Conoley & Marla Pontrelli (2011-2012)
  • Brief Motivational Interviewing & Adult Sexual Minority Women~Dr. Tania Israel & Audrey Harkness (2011-2013)

Psychology Assessment Center Projects

 Previous Projects

  • Collaborative Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Multicultural Assessment
    • Validity scales on personality assessment
    • Cognitive organization and complexity of ethnic groups
  • Psychometrics of New Tests
  • Utility and validity of new neuropsychological tests
  • Relationship between Cognitive Functioning, Personality, and Behavior
  • Psychometric Properties of Neuropsychological Assessment Measures
  • Neuropsychological Correlates of The Diagnostic Criteria For ADHD
  • Multi-Method Assessment of Trauma Psychopathology Using Rorschach and Self-Report Measures~Dr. Steve Smith & Sivan Baranzi (2006-2007)
  • Effects of Asian and Asian American Acculturation on Assessment~Dr. Steve Smith & Jenss Chang (2007-2008)
  • Does Suggestion of Patient-Therapist Matching Impact Client Expectations? Dr. Steve Smith & Robert Duff (2011-2012)