Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 


Vasco M. Lopes, Psy. D
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology
Dealy 319
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458-9993
Phone: 718-817-2742; Fax: 718-817-3785
Email: vlopes1@fordham.edu
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays (3:00-5:00)

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Education Top
  • 2006 BA in Psychology, St. John's University
  • 2011 Psy. D in School Psychology, St. John's University

Clinical Interests
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  • Diagnostic evaluations for child psychopathology
  • Assessment and treatment of aggressive behavior
  • Parent-training for child disruptive behaviors
  • Teacher consultation for children with ADHD and disruptive behaviors

Major Research Interests Top
  • Childhood emotional dysregulation
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Parent training for child disruptive behaviors
  • Cognitive-behavioral interventions for child emotional dysregulation

Projects Top
  • "Underlying emotional, motivational, and cognitive mechanisms to reactive aggression (Dissertation- St. John's University)
  • "Prefrontal-Amygdala Circuitry in Young Children with Severe Emotional Dysregulation" (Dr. Amy Roy is PI)
  • "Behavioral Characteristics of Temper Outbursts in Children with Severe Emotional Dysregulation" (PI, sponsored by Fordham University)
  • "Parent Management Training for Reducing Child Temper Outbursts from video-recording Parent-child Interactions" (PI, sponsored by Fordham University)
     

Courses Top
  • Biopsychology
  • Sensation & Perception
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology

Further Professional Expertise/Experience/Tasks  Top
  • Member of the American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT)

Cooperations Top

Selected Publications Top
  • Lopes, V. & Albano, A. M. (2012, in press). Pediatric Social Phobia. In R. Vasa & A. K. Roy, ed. Pediatric Anxiety Disorders.
  • Lopes, V. & DiGiuseppe, R. (2012, in preparation). The Frequency and Type of Aggressive Behaviors in Naturalistic Provocations: Study of aggression through self-report.
  • Lopes, V. & DiGiuseppe, R. (2012, in preparation). More than just anger: Emotions associated with reactive aggression.
  • Holzer, B. & Lopes, V., & Lehman, R. (2012, submitted). Combination use of Atomoxetine and Olazapine in children and adolescents with ADHD and Disruptive Behaviors Disorder.

Selected Presentations Top
  • Lopes, V. (2012). Managing Child Temper Tantrums: Practical Tips for Parents. Presented to Jamaica (Queens) After-school program, Queens, NY.
  • Lopes, V., DiGiuseppe, R., & Wydo, M. (2011). The relationship of cognitions with reactive aggression. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada.
  • Lopes, V. & DiGiuseppe, R. (2011). The relationship of emotions, motives and thoughts with reactive aggression. Dissertation defended on April, 11 2011. St. John's University.
  • Lopes, V. & DiGiuseppe, R. (2010). Cognitions that predict aggressive behaviors. Poster presented at the World Congress of Behavior and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention in Boston, MA.
  • Lopes, V. & DiGiuseppe, R. (2009, November 19). Prefrontal cortical functioning and rumination as moderators between anger and aggression. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention in New York, NY.
  • DiGiuseppe, R., Luttinger, H., Lopes, V., Unger, F., Ahmed, A. G., Tafrate, R. (2009). Failed support for the anger avoidance model across several sample sand measures. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention in New York, NY.
  • Lopes, V. & Holzer, B. (2008). Pharmacological effects on academics in children with Disruptive Behaviors. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Boston, MA.


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