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					                                           Curriculum Vitae
                                           Rebecca K. Widoe

Office Address                                                           Home Address
Department of Psychology                                                 59 Grapevine Village
West Virginia University                                                 Morgantown, West Virginia 26505
53 Campus Dr., PO Box 6040
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505-6040

Email: Rebecca.Widoe@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: (304) 692-1617
APPIC Match # 16273


Education

2004-present     West Virginia University, Department of Psychology, Morgantown, West Virginia
                       Doctoral Candidate
                       Program: Clinical Psychology (APA-Accredited)
                       Degree expected: August 2009
                       Research Advisor: Amy Fiske, Ph.D.
                       Dissertation title: Genetic and environmental influences on the relation between
                                           depressive symptoms and Parkinson’s disease
                       Proposal defended: October 18, 2007
                       Qualifying examination passed: May 3, 2007

2006                    Master of Science, Clinical Psychology
                        Master’s thesis title: Applying stages of change theory to an acute pain
                                               situation: Development of the Childbirth Stages of Change
                                               Questionnaire
                        Master’s thesis Research Advisor: Daniel W. McNeil, Ph.D.

2004             University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Honors Program, Lincoln, Nebraska
                       Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction
                       Major: Psychology
                       Minors: Art History & English
                       Honor’s thesis title: Vinegar and/or honey: Comparing social influence
                                             strategies
                       Honor’s thesis Research Advisor: Calvin P. Garbin, Ph.D.


Publications

Bowling, J. A., Daugherty, J. A., Bowers, E. J., McNeil, D. W., Martins, R. K., & Widoe, R. K.
       (2004). Dental fear management: Preferred practices among dentists [Abstract]. Journal
       of Dental Research, 84, A-3209.

Fiske, A., O’Riley, A. A., & Widoe, R. K. (in press). Physical health and suicide in late life. Clinical
        Gerontologist.
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Fiske, A., Widoe, R. K., Johansson, B., & Gatz., M. (2006). Psychiatric symptoms in dementia in the
        HARMONY study [Abstract]. The Gerontologist, 46, 321.

Martins, R. K., Widoe, R. K., Porter, C. A., & McNeil, D. W. (2006). Native Americans. In Y. Jackson
        (Ed.), Encyclopedia of multicultural psychology (pp. 331-339). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

McNeil, D. W., Crout, R. J., Weyant, R. J., Widoe, R. K., Martins, R. K., Marazita, M. L., Fluharty, K.
       K., & Selby, E. M. (2004). Toward an understanding of dental fear in Appalachia [Abstract].
       Journal of Dental Research, 84, A-2002.

McNeil, D. W., Crout, R. J., Widoe, R. K., Martins, R. K., Weyant, R. J., & Marazita, M. L. (2005).
       Toward an understanding of the relation between oral health and Appalachian identity [Abstract].
       Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 65, S56.

McNeil, D. W., Martins, R. K., High, E. C., Markstrom, C. A., Widoe, R. K., & Porter, C. A. (2006).
       Native Americans. In N. J. Salkind, L. Margolis, K. DeRuyck, & K. Rasmussen (Eds.),
       Encyclopedia of human development: Vol. 2 (pp. 884-891). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Widoe, R. K., Martins, R. K., & McNeil, D. W. (2006). Anxiety disorders in ethnic minorities. In Y.
       Jackson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of multicultural psychology (pp. 45-51). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Presentations

Bowling, J. A., Daugherty, J. A., Bowers, E. J., McNeil, D. W., Martins, R. K., & Widoe, R. K.
       (2005, March). Dental fear management: Preferred practices among dentists. Poster presented
       at the annual meeting of the International Association for Dental Research, Baltimore, MD.

Crout, R. J., McNeil, D. W., Weyant, R. J., Widoe, R. K., & Marazita, M.L. (2005, September).
        Toward an understanding of periodontal status in an Appalachian community. Poster presented
        at the 91st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology, Denver, CO.

Davis, A. M., McNeil, D. W., Perry, J. E., Fluharty, K. K., Bowers, E. J., Harner, E. J., Martins,
        R. K., & Widoe, R. K. (2004, November). Exploring relationships among pain, fear and
        anxiety using multidimensional scaling techniques. Poster presented at the Association for the
        Advancement of Behavior Therapy Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Davis, A. M., Widoe, R. K., Graves, R. W., Helfer, A. J., Martins, R. K., & McNeil, D. W.
        (2005, November). Understanding the changing topography of anxiety and pain
        descriptors related to oral surgery. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Convention of the
        Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.

Fiske, A., Widoe, R. K., Johansson, B., & Gatz, M. (2006, November). Psychiatric symptoms in
        dementia in the HARMONY study. Poster presented at the 59th Annual Scientific Meeting of the
        Gerontological Society of America.

Fluharty, K. K., Perry, J. E., Martins, R. M., Widoe, R. K., Selby, E. M., Kyle, B.K., & McNeil, D. W.
        (2005, November). Acceptance in conjunction with distraction as an effective approach to acute
        pain management. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Convention of the Association for
        Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.
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McNeil, D. W., Crout, R. J., Weyant, R. J., Widoe, R. K., Martins, R. K., Marazita, M. L.,
       Fluharty, K. K., & Selby, E. M. (2005, March). Toward an understanding of dental fear
       in Appalachia. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for
       Dental Research, Baltimore, MD.

McNeil, D. W., Crout, R. J., Widoe, R. K., Martins, R. M., Weyant, R. J., & Marazita, M. L. (2005,
       May). Toward an understanding of the relation between oral health and Appalachian identity.
       Poster presented at the 2005 National Oral Health Conference, American Association of Public
       Health Dentistry, Pittsburgh, PA.

Perry, J. E., Fluharty, K. K., Davis, A. M., McNeil, D. W., Martins, R. K., Widoe, R. K., Helfer,
         A. J., & Selby, E. M. (2005, March). Coping with acute pain: Implications for dental
         and medical procedures. Presented at the Annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol,
         Charleston, WV.

Widoe, R. K. (2004, April). Aggression as a social influence strategy: A gender comparison.
       Presented at the Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Competition, Lincoln, NE.

Widoe, R. K. (2003, March). Vinegar and/or honey: Comparing social influence strategies.
       Presented at the Great Plains Students’ Psychology Convention, Kearney, NE.

Widoe, R. K., & McNeil, D.W. (2006, November). Applying stages of change theory to an
       acute pain situation: Development of the childbirth stages of change questionnaire.
       Presented at the 40th Annual Convention of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral
       Therapies Conference, Chicago, IL.


Honors and Awards

2007             International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Vivian Smith Advanced Studies
                 Institute Fellow
2004 – 2006      West Virginia University Swiger Doctoral Fellow
2004 – 2006      Doctoral Student Research Program, WVU, Conference Travel Award
2005             Dept. of Psychology Alumni Association, WVU, Thesis Grant
2003             First Place in Undergraduate Research, Great Plains Students’ Psychology Convention,
                 for Vinegar and/or Honey: Comparing Social Influence Strategies, Dr. Calvin
                 Garbin, research advisor
2003             Nominee for Harry K. Wolfe Award, recognizing the Outstanding Senior Psychology
                 Major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2000 – 2004      University of Nebraska-Lincoln Regents Scholar & Honors Program Member
                 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Dean’s List, College of Arts & Sciences
                 Nebraska Department of Education Robert Byrd Scholar
                 Peter Kiewit Foundation Distinguished Scholar


Clinical Experience

External Practica, Federal Correctional Institute – Morgantown, West Virginia
       Duration:        July 2007 – present
       Supervisor:      Edward Baker, Ph.D.
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Duties: Provide individual assessment and therapeutic services to male inmates at this minimum security
federal prison. Issues addressed include adjustment disorder, substance abuse, antisocial personality
disorder, borderline personality disorder, anger management, victim empathy, parenting skills, anxiety,
depression, and bereavement. Provide group therapy for substance abuse, anger management, and stress
management.

Graduate Student Therapist, WVU Geropsychology & Insomnia Clinic
        Duration:       August 2007 – present
        Supervisor:     Amy Fiske, Ph.D.
Duties: Conduct assessment and cognitive-behavioral therapy for older adult clients receiving services
for insomnia, depression, and other mental health issues at the WVU Dept. of Family Medicine and
WVU Dept. of Psychology Quin Curtis Center. Provide individual supervision to first-year clinical
psychology doctoral students on the clinical team. Participate in weekly team meetings.

External Practica, Chestnut Ridge Hospital, Morgantown, WV
         Duration:        August 2006 – June 2007
         Supervisor:      Maria Moran, Ph.D.
Duties: Conducted and scored neuropsychological assessments for a variety of cases, including inpatient
psychiatric evaluations and outpatient evaluations for thought disorders, dementia (Memory Disorders
Clinic), head injury, seizure, pre-ECT, and independent medical evaluations. Observed group therapy on
inpatient psychiatric care unit. Researched aspects of brain-behavior relations relevant to presenting
cases, attended neurology grand rounds, and attended weekly neuropsychology case conference.

Voluntary Clinical Experience, Hopemont Hospital, Terra Alta, WV
        Duration:        January 2007 – June 2007
        Supervisor:      Barry Edelstein, Ph.D.
Duties: Assessment of older adults with various mental health issues (e.g., dementia, schizophrenia,
bipolar disorder), case consultation with other care providers (e.g., health service workers, RN’s, social
worker), and report-writing of annual evaluations for older adults living in nursing home care.

Couples Therapy Workshop, West Virginia University Dept. of Psychology
        Duration:        March 2007
        Supervisor:      Tracy Morris, Ph.D.
Duties: Co-provided a six-session couples workshop, based upon the marital therapy approach of John
Gottman, Ph.D., for newlywed and recently-engaged couples. Conducted relationship assessments and
provided feedback to individual couples. Provided psychoeducation to the group of couples on
relationship building and communication skills; also conducted role-plays of these skills with the
couples.

Voluntary Clinical Experience, HealthSouth MountainView Regional Rehabilitation Hospital,
Morgantown, WV
         Duration:       January 2006 – May 2006
         Supervisors:    Brenda Loren, Ph.D., Karl Hursey, Ph.D., James Petrick, Ph.D.
Duties: Assisted a licensed supervisor with group therapy (e.g., pain rehabilitation group, cardiac care
group), assisted in psychological assessment, observed individual therapy, and researched aspects of
rehabilitation psychology relevant to presenting cases.

Graduate Student Therapist, Quin Curtis Center for Psychological Service, Training, & Research
       Duration:      August 2005 – August 2006
       Supervisor:    Cheryl B. McNeil, Ph.D.
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Duties: Conducted assessment and therapy with clients receiving services for childhood disorders,
particularly concerning parent-child interaction. Reviewed literature relevant to current cases.
Participated in weekly team meetings.

Neuropsychological Test Administrator, West Virginia University Center on Aging, Robert C. Byrd
Health Sciences Center
        Duration:         December 2005 – August 2006
        Supervisor:       Daniel W. McNeil, Ph.D. & Bei Wu., Ph.D.
Duties: Conducted neuropsychological assessment (e.g., CVLT-II, Rey-O Complex Figure Task, 3MS)
and scoring for a pilot research study (Bei Wu., Ph.D., P.I.) examining oral health and cognitive status in
older adults.

Graduate Student Therapist, Quin Curtis Center for Psychological Service, Training, & Research
        Duration:       August 2004 – August 2005
        Supervisor:     Daniel W. McNeil, Ph.D.
Duties: Conducted assessment and therapy with clients receiving services for anxiety, depressive, and
pain-related disorders. Reviewed literature relevant to current cases. Participated in weekly team
meetings.

Volunteer Crisis Line Counselor, Rape & Spouse Abuse Crisis Center of Lincoln, NE
         Duration:         September 2002 – July 2004
         Supervisor:       Stacey Dirks, Volunteer Coordinator
Duties: Completed 40 hours of training covering the psychology of domestic violence and rape situations,
crisis interventions, victim advocacy, legal services such as protection orders, and employment of
community resources. Apply this information to victims in a supportive counseling role through 24-hour
community crisis hot-line. Completed over 250 hours of on-call volunteer work. Provide immediate
crisis counseling and access to legal services and victims’ rights. Act as liaison to emergency services
and shelter. Contact law enforcement and R/SACC enhanced advocate when necessary. Record data
documenting nature of each call.


Research Experience

Dissertation (in progress), Genetic and environmental influences on the relation between depressive
        symptoms and Parkinson’s disease.
        Bivariate genetic analysis of depressive symptoms and Parkinson’s disease in a population-based
        sample of Swedish twins.
        Advisor: Amy Fiske, Ph.D.

Graduate Research Assistant, West Virginia University, Psychology Department, Mental Health &
          Aging Laboratory
Research program investigating mental health issues in older adulthood.
          Duration:      January 2006 – present
          Supervisor:    Amy Fiske, Ph.D.
Duties: Review current literature in the areas of depression, suicide and other mental health problems in
late life. Collaborate on a current study examining psychiatric symptoms in dementia in a sample of
Swedish twins (data from the HARMONY study; M. Gatz, PI). Assist with lab study examining help-
seeking and suicidal behavior in younger and older adults. Participate in weekly research lab meetings.

Master’s Thesis, Applying stages of change theory to an acute pain situation: Development of the
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        Childbirth Stages of Change Questionnaire.
        Developed and validated a stages of change self-report measure for acute pain.
        Advisor: Daniel W. McNeil, Ph.D.

Graduate Research Assistant, West Virginia University, Psychology Department,
                                  Anxiety, Psychophysiology, & Pain Laboratory
Research program investigating acute pain.
         Duration:        August 2004 – May 2006
         Supervisor:      Daniel W. McNeil, Ph.D.
Duties: Reviewed current literature in the area of acute pain and behavioral dentistry. Assisted in the
development of a study investigating the relations between acute pain tolerance, coping strategy, and
distraction, and participated in on-going data collection. Received training in the operation of
psychophysiological data collection (VPM program). Participated in weekly research lab meetings.

Undergraduate Honors Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Psychology Department
Research study examining the predictors of teenage social influence.
        Duration:        February 2003 – May 2004
        Supervisor:      Calvin P. Garbin, Ph.D.
Duties: Developed original research project to explore the relationships of teenage social skills in
predicting teens’ influence on their peers. To gain a better understanding of the dynamics between
positive behaviors, negative behaviors, and social influence, the project examined both positive and
negative teenage social skills among a sample of 1,142 ninth grade students. Two questionnaires were
used to assess teenage social skills, the Teenage Inventory of Social Skills (TISS) and the Sociometric
and Friendship Questionnaire (SFQ). Multiple regression analyses were completed to analyze three
models of prediction for the criterion of social influence. Results of SPSS analysis and implications were
developed into an APA-style honors thesis research paper.

Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Psychology Department,
                                        Family Violence & Injury Lab
Research study examining relationship between child sexual abuse and interpersonal functioning.
        Duration:        August 2002 – May 2003
        Supervisor:      Andrea DiLoreto, M.A. & David DiLillo, Ph.D.
Duties: Collected and organized data for a study investigating the association between child sexual abuse
and past and current interpersonal functioning within pre-marital/dating relationships. Administered the
project protocol to undergraduate subjects, oversaw the testing process, and participated in weekly team
meetings. Guided research participants through informed consent, computer tutorial, and debriefing of
computerized data collection. Collected data concerning participant characteristics. Recruited
participants for second phase of study.

Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Latino Research Initiative
Longitudinal research evaluating the impact of college student mentoring program for Latino youth in
Lincoln community.
         Duration:       September 2002 – July 2003
         Supervisor:     Lisa Knoche, M.A. & Gloria Gonazalez-Kruger, Ph.D.
Duties: Administered youth assessments at local schools for evaluation of the Latino Achievement
Mentoring Program, a community-based research project involved within the multidisciplinary Latino
Research Initiative. Attended mentor meetings and program functions for mentors and mentee families
to collect weekly mentoring logs and event evaluations. Assisted coordination of program events, such
as mentee picnic and Family Day. Collected, entered, and checked quantitative and qualitative survey
data from mentors and mentees. Prepared data for analysis using SPSS. Re-labeled variables, ran
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descriptive statistics on data sets, and completed alterations of syntax code. Devised a coding system for
qualitative data. Completed background research in preparation for research articles presenting findings.


Teaching Experience

2008    Co-instuctor, Psychopathology in Older Adults (undergraduate course planned for Spring 2008
        semester, West Virginia University)
        Supervisor: Barry Edelstein, Ph.D.

2007    Co-presenter, Guest Presentation at the FMC dialysis unit in Morgantown, West Virginia
        Presentation on depression and suicide in renal disease to social workers and dieticians; co-
        presented with Amy Fiske, Ph.D.

2005    Guest Lecturer, Abnormal Psychology (undergraduate), West Virginia University
        Lecture on sexual and gender identity disorders.

2005    Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Psychology (undergraduate), West Virginia University
        Lecture on learning principles.

2005    Co-presenter, WVU School of Dentistry ASPIRE program, West Virginia University
        Presentation on dental pain, fear, and anxiety (“Dentists as Fear Fighters?”); co-presented with
        Daniel W. McNeil, Ph.D.

2005    Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Psychology (undergraduate), West Virginia University
        Proctored exams and graded activities.

2004    Supplemental Instructor for Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletic Department
        Led weekly group supplemental lecture and review sessions for Introductory Psychology course.
        Prepared activities, worksheets, and exam reviews for student-athletes. Provided individual
        instruction in Psychology of Personality, Sensation and Perception, Human Sexuality and
        Society, and Motivation and Emotion to student-athletes. Organized and presented workshop on
        the research and writing of APA-style research papers.
        Supervisor: Kim Schellpeper


Workshops Attended

2007            Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) for Depression (8 hours)
                Presenter: Greg Hinrichsen, Ph.D.
                Sponsor: West Virginia University Department of Psychology

2006            Ethical Decision-Making and the APA Ethics Code (3 hours)
                Presenter: Stephen Behnke, Ph.D., APA Director of Ethics
                Sponsor: West Virginia University Department of Counseling Psychology

2005            Stress Management Training Program (3 hours)
                Presenter: K. Sue Hodgson, Ph.D.
                Sponsor: West Virginia University Carruth Center for Counseling & Psyc. Services
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Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association, Student Member
       APAGS
       Division 12, Section 3 – Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Gerontological Society of America


Professional Service

2007-present    Member of the Integrative Healthcare for an Aging Population (IHAP) Technical
                Advisory Panel, Chair: Norman Abeles, Ph.D.
                (APAGS-appointed student representative to the Technical Advisory Panel)
2006-present    APAGS-ACT Campus Representative for the WVU Dept. of Clinical Psychology


References

Amy Fiske, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-6040
(304) 293-2001 ext. 31644
Amy.Fiske@mail.wvu.edu

Barry Edelstein, Ph.D.
Eberly Professor of Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-6040
(304) 293-2001 ext. 31661
Barry.Edelstein@mail.wvu.edu

Daniel W. McNeil, Ph.D.
Eberly Family Professor of Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-6040
(304) 293-2001 ext. 31622
Daniel.McNeil@mail.wvu.edu

Maria T. Moran, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Neuropsychology
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry
(304) 293-5861
mmoran@hsc.wvu.edu