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A. Raisa Ray

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Year of Entry

Fall 2012

Program

Clinical Child Psychology

Adviser

Dr. Steven W. Evans

Curriculum Vitae

Andra Raisa Petca, M.S.
ap839211@ohio.edu

Education

Expected 2018 - Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology (Specialization: Clinical Child Psychology), Ohio University, Athens, OH

2015 - Master of Science, Clinical Psychology (Specialization: Clinical Child Psychology), Ohio University, Athens, OH

2012 - Postgraduate Certificate, Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health – Primary Mental Health Care, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

2010 - Master of Science, Issues in Applied Psychology (Clinical & Abnormal Psychology), University of Worcester, Worcester, United Kingdom

2009 - Bachelor of Arts, Integrated Social and Cognitive Psychology, Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Research Experience

8/2013 - present Project Coordinator, Bridges to Educational Success for Teens (BEST), Center for Intervention Research in Schools, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Principal Investigators: Steven W. Evans, Ph.D.; George J. DuPaul, Ph.D.; Julie Sarno Owens, Ph.D.

1/2014 - 9/2014 Co-investigator, Visual Search during Category Learning in Youth, Department of Psychology, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Investigators: Ronaldo Vigo, Ph.D.; Derek E. Zeigler, M.S.; A. Raisa Petca; M.S., Steven W. Evans, Ph.D.; Julie Sarno Owens, Ph.D.

1/2014 - 9/2014 Principal Investigator, Youth Preferences for Romantic Partners in Early Adolescence, Center for Intervention Research in Schools, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Faculty Mentors: Frances A. Wymbs, Ph.D. & Steven W. Evans, Ph.D.

1/2014 - 6/2014 Graduate Research Assistant, Challenging Horizons Program (CHP), Consultation Program, Center for Intervention Research in Schools, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Principal Investigators: Steven W. Evans, Ph.D.; Joshua M. Langberg, Ph.D.

4/2013 – 8/2014 Principal Investigator, Romantic Relationships in Young Adolescents with and without ADHD, Center for Intervention Research in Schools, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Faculty Mentor: Steven W. Evans, Ph.D.

Manuscripts

Ray, A. R., Evans, S. W., & Langberg, J. M. (2016). Factors associated with healthy and impaired social functioning in young adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. DOI: 10.1007/s10802-016-0217-x.

Olk, B., Tsankova, E., Petca, A. R., & Wilhelm, A. F. X. (2014). Measuring effects of voluntary attention: A comparison among predictive arrow, colour and number cues. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2014.898670

Petca, A. R., Bivolaru, E., & Graf, T. A. (2013). Gender stereotypes in the Olympic Games media? A cross-cultural panel study of online visuals from Brazil, Germany and the United States. Sport in Society, 16(5), 611-630. DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2012.690412.

Petca, A. R. (2011). Decision-making models in pediatric psychiatry: Whose voice is louder? Romanian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 5(1-2), 6-11.

Petca, A. R. (2010). Resilience: Problems in conceptualizing competent functioning in the aftermath of child abuse. Romanian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 4(1-2), 10-15.

Petca, A. R. (2010). Psychology research on clinical populations: limitations and ethical concerns. PsyPAG Quarterly, 77, 8-10.

Drăghici, A. M., Petca, A. R., & Hillebrandt, H. (2009). Inferring emotions from facial expressions in social contexts. A role of self-construal? Journal of European Psychology Students, 1, 1-8.

Book Chapters

Evans, S.W., Petca, A.R. & Owens, J.S. (2015). Treating children and adolescents with ADHD in schools. In K. Corcoran, (Ed.), Social Workers’ Desk Reference, 3rd Edition (pp. 1,079 – 1,088). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Petca, A.R., Zoromski, A.K., Evans, S.W. & Watabe, Y. (2015). The life course model for providing empirically supported school-based services for adolescents. In S. Kutcher, Y. Mei & M. Weist (Eds.), School Mental Health: Global Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 267-281). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Petca, A. R., Ivașcu, A. N., & Moscaliuc, C. (2010). The ABC of culture shock in a multicultural microsociety: A qualitative study. In I. R. Urs et al. (Eds.), Education and Creativity for a Society Based on Knowledge, 4th Edition (pp. 174- 178). Bucharest, Romania: Titu Maiorescu University Publishing House.

Congress and Conference Presentations

* Indicates mentored undergraduate student.

Evans, S. W., DuPaul, G. J., Benson, K. N., Duffy, A., Puzino, K., Ray, A. R., & Owens, J. S. (2016, October) School-based treatment of high school students with ADHD. Paper presented at the 50th annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). New York, NY.

*Lorincz-Comi, N., Ray, A. R., Benson, K. N., Evans, S. W., Owens, J. S., & DuPaul, G. J. (2016, October). Establishing the validity of the School Functioning Scale as a brief measure of academic functioning in high school students with ADHD. Poster presented at the 50th annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). New York, NY.

Evans, S.W., DuPaul, G.J., Petca, A.R., Puzino, K. & Owens, J.S. (2015, December). Bridges to education success in teens. In J. Buckley & E. Doolittle (Chairs), Supporting Students in Early and Late Adolescence with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Developmental Challenges and Opportunities in Service Provision. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Institute for Education Sciences – PI meeting. Washington DC.

Dvorsky, M., Petca, A. R., Langberg, J. M., & Evans, S. W. (2015, February). Evaluation of protective factors for students with ADHD. Paper session presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Orlando, FL.

Petca, A. R., *Evans, B. D., Evans, S. W., & Langberg, J. M. (2014, November). Selecting sports and leisure activities for young adolescents with ADHD. Poster session presented at the 48th annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Philadelphia, PA.

Petca, A. R., *Warns, E., Evans, S. W., Yost, J. S., & Zoromski, A. K. (2014, November). Comparing and contrasting the understanding of romantic relationships in young adolescents with and without ADHD. Poster session presented at the 48th annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Philadelphia, PA.

DuPaul, G.J., Puzino, K., Evans, S.W. & Petca, R. (2014, September). Multisite study of school-based treatment approaches for adolescents with ADHD. Presentation at the annual School Mental Health Research Summit. Pittsburgh, PA.

Yost, J. S., Petca, A. R., Egan, T. E., Zoromski, A. K., & Evans, S. W. (2014, June). The Challenging Horizons Program – In School Version. Poster session presented at the Ohio Education Research Center Learning Session: Extend Your Learning through Research that Works. Columbus, OH.

Olk, B., Petca, A. R., & Wilhelm, A. F. X. (2014, May). Speed and accuracy of decoding cue meaning are not related to the extent of a cueing effect: A comparison among predictive arrow, color and number cues. Poster session presented at the 14th annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS). St. Pete Beach, FL.

Petca, A. R., Evans, S. W., Langberg, J., & *Coleman, R. (2013, November). The relationship between parent monitoring and family relations during adolescence. Poster session presented at the 47th annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Nashville, TN.

Owens, J. S., Petca, A. R., & Evans, S. W. (2013, June). The role of diagnostic decision rules in determining ADHD caseness. Poster session presented at the 16th semi-annual meeting of the International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (ISRCAP). Leuven, Belgium.

Petca, A. R., Ivașcu, A. N., & Moscaliuc, C. (2010, October). The ABC of culture shock in a multicultural microsociety: A qualitative study. Paper session presented at the International Conference “Education and Creativity for a Society Based on Knowledge,” 4th edition. Bucharest, Romania.

Petca, A. R. (2010, September). The psychological evaluation as qualitative approach: Flags of the first psychological session. Presentation session at the 5th annual meeting of the National Conference of Psychology. Iași, Romania.

Petca, A. R. (2010, September). Decision-making models in pediatric psychiatry: whose voice is louder? Paper session presented at the 3rd Congress of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Bucharest, Romania.

Petca, A. R., Graf, T., & Bivolaru, E. (2009, May). Gender stereotypes in Olympic online visuals. A cross-cultural panel study of Olympic online visuals from Brazil, Germany and the United States for the 2004 and 2008 Olympic summer Games. Poster session presented at the 59th annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). Chicago, Illinois. (poster)

McIlwrick, S., Petca, A. R., & Reher, S. (2008, July). Is the influence of general value orientations on unconventional political participation a universal phenomenon? Poster session presented at the 19th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP). Bremen, Germany.

Professional Service and Affiliations

Service

2016-2017 Grant Reviewer for Graduate Student Senate

2016-2017 Graduate Student Member of the Diversity Committee

2015-2016 Graduate Student Representative for the Internship Committee

2013-2014 Graduate Student Representative, Planning Committee. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Pre-Conference - ADHD Special Interest Group

Review

2013 - present Ad-hoc reviewer for School Mental Health

Membership

2012 - present Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

2015 – 2016 National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

2014 – 2015 American Psychological Association (APA)

2013 – 2014 Ohio Psychological Association of Graduate Students (OPAGS)

2010 – 2013 British Psychological Society (BPS)

Honors, Awards and Funding

2017 Winner of the 2017 Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS)/ProQuest Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award, Social Sciences Category.

2016 Graduate Student Senate Original Works Grant, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2013, 2015 Above and Beyond Award, Center for Intervention Research in Schools, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2009 European Union Academic Performance Scholarship, University of Worcester, Worcester, UK.

2009 President’s Award for Academic Excellence, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

Teaching Experience

U = undergraduate course; G = graduate course

Instructor of Record

Child and Adolescent Psychology (U), General Psychology (U)

Teaching Assistant

Abnormal Psychology (U), Psychological Disorders of Childhood (U), Secondary Data Analysis (U), Statistical Methods II (U)

Guest Lecturer

Abnormal Psychology (U), Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (G), Psychological Disorders of Childhood (U), Researching in Early Childhood Settings (U)