CERTIFICATIONS

 

  • VA Certified Provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy (certified 01/2011)

                                   

  • VA Certified Provider of Prolonged Exposure Therapy (certified 02/2011)

 

  • VA Certified Provider of Acceptance and Commitment Thearpy for Depression (certified 12/2012)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

  • Instructor, USF Department of Psychology, Motivation, Fall 2005, Spring 2006.
  • Teaching Assistant, USF Department of Psychology, Behavior Modification, Spring 2002
  • Instructor USF Department of Psychology, Research Methods Statistics Lab, Fall 2000, Spring 2001. 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Ruva, C., & LeVasseur, M. A. (2011). Behind closed doors: The effect of pretrial publicity on jury deliberations. Psychology: Crime & Law, 2011, 1-22.

Peters, R. H., LeVasseur, M. E., & Chandler, R. K. (2004). Correctional treatment for co-occurring disorders: Results of a national survey. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 22(4), 563-584.

LeVasseur, M. E., & Clark, C. (2003). Triad Girls’ Group Treatment Manual and Handbook. Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, FL. Also available from National Trauma Consortium Web site, http://www.nationaltraumaconsortium.org/documents/FinalTeenManualwithCover5-18-04.pdf

LeVasseur, M. E. (2003). Dealing with violence. In C. Clark and F. Fearday (Eds.), Triad Women’s Project: Group Facilitator’s Manual. Tampa, FL: Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida.

 

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PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS 

 

LeVasseur, M. A., & Epps, J. E. (2008, May). The Influence of Personality and Attention on the Production of Behavioral Aggression. Poster presented at the 20th annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago, IL.

Ruva, C. L., & LeVasseur, M. A. (2008, May). Behind Closed Doors: A Content Analysis of the Mock-Jury Deliberation Process. Poster presented at the 20th annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago, IL.

Ruva, C. L., & LeVasseur, M. A. (2008, March). Observing jury interaction: Pretrial publicity affects the qualitative nature of mock-jury deliberations. Paper presented at the American Psychology – Law Society in Jacksonville, FL.

LeVasseur, M. A., & Epps, J. B. (2007, May). Automaticity for Aggression and Alcohol Cues Using a Parafoveal Visual Task. Poster presented at the 19th annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Washington, DC.

LeVasseur, M. A., & Epps, J. B. (2006, August). Automatic Attention to Aggression and Alcohol Cues Using Two Methodologies. Poster presented at the 114th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in New Orleans, LA.

LeVasseur, M. E., Clark, C., & Daniels, N. (2003, June). Development of a Strength-Based Group Intervention for Adolescent Girls with Histories of Substance Abuse, Mental Health Issues, and Violence. Poster presented at the seventh international meeting of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, DC.

Favata, J., LeVasseur, M. E. Koenig, D., Ciarcia, K., Epps, J. B., & Roberts, A. R. (2003, March). Multimodal Behavioral Aggression in Men and Women: The Role of Alcohol Expectancy Network Activation. Poster presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in New Orleans, LA.

Epps, J. B., Edington, M. A., Walsh, H., & Ficky, M. (1997, November). Alcohol and aggression network activations. Poster presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy in Miami Beach, FL.

Edington, M. A., & Epps, J. B. (1996, November). Alcohol Myopia, Selective Attention, and Expectancy Interference. Poster presented at the 30th annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy in New York City, NY.

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INVITED TALKS

 

LeVasseur, M. A. (2006, April). Automatic Attention to Aggression Cues and Alcohol Cues Using a Dichotic Listening Task and a Parafoveal Vision Task. Presented as part of USF’s Department of Psychology Clinical Brown Bag Series, Tampa, FL.

Ruva, C. & LeVasseur, M.A. (2008, April). Behind closed doors: A content analysis of the mock-jury deliberation process. Presented as part of USF’s Department of Psychology Cognitive Neuroscience Brown Bag Series, Tampa, FL.