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  • Stephanie Czech

    I grew up in Rehoboth, MA, and graduated from Brown University, with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. After college, I attended the Health Careers Program at Harvard University Extension School. I like to sing and act, and performed professionally in New York City before graduate school. For now, I sing in the car, and I am learning to play the guitar.

    Current Position:  Doctoral Student

    Clinical and Research Interests:  Clinically, I am interested in the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model of integrated care. I am particularly interested in utilizing and examining the effectiveness of brief mindfulness- and acceptance-based behavioral therapies in primary care. My research interests also involve stress, anxiety, and mood disorders, and their relation to medical illness.

    Dissertation Title: The Characteristics of Depressive Subtypes Among Type 2 Diabetic Patients in Primary Care and Their Association with Glycemic Control

    Brief Description of Dissertation: This project aims to identify unique classes of depression in a population of primary care patients with type 2 diabetes, and to examine whether glycemic control, as measured by Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c), is higher in type 2 diabetic patients with probable atypical depression as compared with patients in other depression classes.

    ERP Title:  The Effect of Values Affirmation on Psychological Stress

    Brief Description of ERP:  This project is an analogue lab study examining the effect of a values writing task, consistent with mindfulness- and acceptance-based behavioral therapies, on stress response.

    Recent Publications and Presentations: 

    PUBLICATIONS
    Katz, A. M., Czech, S. J., & Orsillo, S. M. (2011). Putting values into words:  An examination of the text characteristics of values articulation. Manuscript submitted for publication.

    Czech, S. J., Katz, A. M., & Orsillo, S.M. (in press). The effect of values affirmation on psychological stress. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

     

    RECENT PRESENTATIONS

    Katz, A. M., Czech, S. J., & Orsillo, S. M. (2011, November). Values Articulation and the Relationship to Stress Resilience, Mindfulness, and Experiential Avoidance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

    Czech, S. J., Vernig, P. M., Glick, D. M., Katz, A. M., & Orsillo, S. M. (2010, June). Effect of Values Affirmation on Blood Pressure Response to a Stressful Task. Poster presented at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Boston, MA.

    Czech, S. J., Vernig, P. M., & Orsillo, S. M. (2009, November). The Effect of Values Affirmation on Psychological Stress. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

    Czech, S. J., Vernig, P. M., Lee, J. K., & Orsillo, S. M. (2008, November). Values and Positive Outcome:  The Effect of Values Affirmation on Psychological Stress. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL.