Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Mary E. Procidano, Ph.D., ABPP
Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology
Dealy Hall Room 226C
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458-9993
Phone: 718-817-0925; Fax: 718-817-3785
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am, Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm, and by appointment

Curriculum Vitae
Professor Procidano
Education | Clinical Interests | Research | Projects | Courses | Professional Expertise | PublicationsPresentations

Education Top
  • 1976 BS in Psychology, Fordham University
  • 1981 PhD in Clinical Psychology, Indiana University

Clinical Interests
  • Integrating Interpersonal and Cognitive Therapies
  • Using Interpersonal Psychotherapy as a model for spiritually-based psychotherapy
  • Applications of narrative psychotherapy, especially for elderly

Major Research Interests Top
  • Nature and consequences of interpersonal support and nonsupport
  • Nature and consequences of experiences of spiritual support and nonsupport
  • Domain-specific appraisal of life events and personal goals
  • Cross-cultural assessment

Projects Top
  • Cross-cultural construct validation of measures of Perceived Social Support from Friends and from Family
  • Life-task model of support and nonsupport experience
  • Implementing art therapy in China: Problems and prospects

Courses Top
  • PSYC 6225 - Personality Theories and Research
  • Brief Psychotherapy
  • PSYC 8202 - Externship II
  • Psychotherapy Practicum
  • PSYC 4820 - Community Psychology
  • PSYC 2900 - Abnormal Psychology

Further Professional Expertise/Experience/Tasks  Top
  • Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
  • Member, American Psychological Association
             Divisions 12 (Clinical Psychology), 8 (Personality and  Social Psychology), 36
             (Psychology of Religion).
  • Member, Association for Psychological Science
  • Member, Stress and Anxiety Research Society

Selected Publications Top
  • Procidano, M. E., & Cieslak, R.  (2010).  Content validity in cross-cultural test construction:  A demonstration with US-Polish data.  in La Psicologia social en Mexico, Vol. XIII (pp. 537-546).  S. R. Aragon, R. D. Loving, I. R. Lagunas, R. S. Aragon, & L. M. C. Martinez, Eds.  Mexico City, MX:  Association Mexicana de Psicologia Social. 
  • Procidano, M. E., Nausheen, B., & Gupta, A.  (2008).  Links between social support and health: Toward a cross-cultural perspective.  In P. Buchwald, Ringeisen, & M. Eysenck (Eds.), Stress and anxiety:  Application to life-span development and health promotion.  Berlin: Logos Verlag.
  • Procidano, M. E.  (2004).  Cross-cultural assessment of social support:  Progress, problems, & prospects.  In H. Sek & R. Cieslak (Eds.), Wsparcie spoleczne – stress – zdrowie [Social support –stress – health].  Warsaw, Poland:  Polish Scientific Publishers PWN. 
  • Procidano, M. E.  (2000).  Students' evaluations of writing assignments in an abnormal psychology course.  In M. E. Ware  & D. E. Johnson (Eds.), Handbook of demonstrations and activities in the teaching of psychology, Vol III., 2nd Edition.  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum. 
  • Procidano, M. E., & Smith, W. W. (1997).  Assessing perceived social support:  The importance of context.  In G. R. Pierce, I. G. Sarason, N. Sarason, & B. Lakey (Eds.), Sourcebook of theory and research on social support and personality (pp. 93-106).  New York:  Plenum.
  • Procidano, M. E., Busch-Rossnagel, N. A., Reznikoff, M., & Geisinger, K. F. (1995).  Responding to graduate students' professional deficiencies:  A nationwide survey.  Journal of Clinical Psychology, 51, 426-433.
  • Procidano, M. E.  (1992).  The nature of perceived social support:  Findings of meta-analytic studies.  In C. D. Spielberger & J. N. Butcher (Eds.), Advances in personality assessment, Volume 9 (1-26).  Hillsdale, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum. 
  • Dominguez-Espinosa, A., Salas-Menotti, I., & Procidano, M. E.  (2009).  Comparacion de una medida de apoyo social en dos contextos latinoamericanos:  Mexico y Colombia .  In F. Cintron Bou, E. Acosta Perez, & L. Diaz Melendez, Eds.  Psicologia communitria:  Trabajandro con communidades en las Americas (pp. 211-225).
  • Sakworawich, A., Procidano, M. E., & Dominguez Espinosa, A.  (2010).  Relationship between support availability and reciprocity from friends and family and life satisfaction:  A comparison among Thailand, Mexico, and USA.  In La Psicologia social en Mexico, Vol. XIII (pp. 337-344).  S. R. Aragon, R. D. Loving, I. R. Lagunas, R. S. Aragon, & L. M. C. Martinez, Eds.  Mexico City, MX:  Association Mexicana de Psicologia Social. 

Selected Presentations Top
  • Procidano, M. E.,  & LeRoy, M.  (2007, May).  Perceived spiritual support and nonsupport in adults with life-threatening illness.  Poster presented at the Annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.
  • Procidano, M. E., Domínguez-Espinosa, A., Salas-Menotti, I, Hernandez-Plaza, S., Pozo-Munoz, C., Alonso-Morillejo, E, & Sakworawich, A.  (2007, July).  Item Characteristics across Hispanic Cultures.  In M. E. Procidano (Chair),  Perceived social support across Hispanic cultures.  Symposium presented at the Congreso Interamericano de Psicologia, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Procidano, M. E., Cieslak, R., Sakworawich, A., Hernandez-Plaza, S., Pozo-Munoz, C., Alonso-Morillejo, E., Domínguez-Espinosa, A., Salas-Menotti, I., Knoll, N., Zinken, K.,   Nausheen, B., & Gupta, A.  (2007, July).  Perceived social support item functioning in nine countries.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
  • Procidano, M. E., Levine, J, & Sakworawich, A.  (2007, July). Effects of acculturation on social-support item functioning in Hispanic-American versus European-American college students in New York City.  In A. Dominguez-Espinosa (Chair), Social support and migration.  Symposium presented at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology/IV Latin American Regional Congress of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Procidano, M. E., Malone, C., & Siwek, D.  (2007, August).  Interpersonal Support and Nonsuonsupport Predict Subjective Life-Events Appraisal: Qualitative & Quantitative  Analyses.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Asgari, S., Procidano, M. E., & Pickens, I.  (2007, May).  Stress and Support Provision Influence Emotionality and Perceived Support.  Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Society, Washington, D.C.
  • del Castillo, C. C., Dominguez-Espinosa, A.,& Procidano, M. E.  (2009, June).  Estimación de la validez concurrente de una medida de apoyo social.  Paper presented at the XXXII Congreso Interamericano de Psicología / organizado por la Sociedad Interamericana de Psicologí, Guatemala.
  • Fellows, M., & Procidano, M. E.  (2006, May).  Social support and goal strivings predict resilience in adolescents:  Support for the compensatory model.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.
  • Galette, F., & Procidano, M. E. (2006, July).  Validating a self-report measure of domain-specific appraisals.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Rethymnon, Crete.
  • Giardino, J. C., & Procidano, M. E.  (2010, March).  Muscle dysmorphia in college weightlifters:  A cross-cultural phenomenon.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Baltimore, MD.
  • Muir, J., & Procidano, M.  (2008, August).  Caribbean immigrants’ maternal care and separation,social support, and adjustment.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association,  Boston, MA.

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