Ohio University

Bethany Neczypor

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Graduate Student On Internship

Year of Entry

Fall 2012

Program

Clinical Psychology

Adviser

Dr. Christine Gidycz

Curriculum Vitae

BETHANY N. NECZYPOR
Department of Psychology
Ohio University
200 Porter Hall
Athens, Ohio 45701
bn858611@ohio.edu

Education

Aug. 2012-Present, Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Dissertation: Social anxiety and bystander intervention in situations related to sexual assault

Dissertation Advisor: Christine A. Gidycz, Ph.D.

August 2015, Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Master’s Thesis: Examining the relationship between social anxiety and positive social attention

Thesis Advisor: Justin W. Weeks, Ph.D.

May 2012, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Magna cum laude

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Psychology GPA 4.08; Overall GPA 4.02

Senior Honor’s Thesis: Logged on but left out: The effects of one-person social exclusion in a chat room setting.

Awarded Best Senior Thesis in the psychology department Thesis Advisor: Vivian Zayas, Ph.D.

Conference Publications

Neczypor, B. N. & Weeks, J. W. (April, 2016) Fear of positive evaluation predicts submissive head orientation during positive social exchanges. In B. N. Neczypor (Chair), Further delving into the distinctions between fears of positive and negative evaluation: Theoretical, empirical, and clinical implications for social anxiety. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Philadelphia, PA.

Neczypor, B. N. & Weeks, J. W. (April, 2016) Social anxiety and displays of dominance vs. submissiveness in positive social interactions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Philadelphia, PA.

Neczypor, B. N. & Weeks, J. W. (November, 2014). “Where do they rank? Evaluations of perceived social dominance of written and facial stimuli.” In B. N. Neczypor (Chair), “You’re making me anxious”: Development, validation and creative implementation of social evaluation stimuli. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Weeks, J. W., Neczypor, B. N., & Srivastav, A. (March, 2014). “A novel objective assessment of social anxiety- related submissive posture: Head bowing as an index of ‘body collapse’.” In A. Menatti (Chair), Enhancing the focus on objective evaluation: Novel methods for assessing social anxiety disorder. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Chicago, IL.

Clinical Experience

Jan. 2015-Present, Clinical Research Assistantship

Laboratory for the Study and Prevention of Sexual Assault, Athens, Ohio

Responsibilities:

-Co-facilitate group Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention of College Students (BASICS).

-Co-facilitate a social norms and bystander intervention program designed to address bystander behavior in high-risk situations for sexual assault.

Supervisors: Ryan C. Shorey, Ph.D.; Christine A. Gidycz, Ph.D.

Sept. 2015-Jun. 2016, Pre-doctoral Clinician

AMA Obstetrics and Gynecology at O’Bleness Hospital, Athens, Ohio

Responsibilities: Provided empirically based psychotherapy interventions to female adolescents and adults experiencing a variety of mental health concerns including a history of childhood and adult sexual trauma, intimate partner violence, sexual dysfunction, depressive disorders including postpartum and peripartum depression, anxiety disorders, interpersonal conflicts, and adjustment problems (e.g., related to miscarriage or recent childbirth).

Supervisor: Frances Wymbs, Ph.D.

Jul. 2015-Jun. 2016, Pre-doctoral Clinician: Assessment Trainee

Ohio University Psychology and Social Work Clinic (PSWC), Athens, Ohio

Responsibilities: Provided psychodiagnostic assessment services and integrated assessment reports to adults with concerns about intellectual disability, learning disorders, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Also provided intake examinations to individuals seeking therapy services. Instruments administered included personality instruments, self-report questionnaires, and cognitive testing for intellectual functioning, academic achievement, executive functioning, and other cognitive functions.

Supervisor: Chantel Weisenmuller, Ph.D.

Jan. 2016-May 2016, Pre-doctoral Supervisor

Ohio University Psychology and Social Work Clinic (PSWC), Athens, Ohio

Responsibilities: Supervised a beginning pre-doctoral clinician in providing assessment and therapy services.

Supervisor: Christine A. Gidycz, Ph.D.

Jun. 2014-Sept. 2015, Pre-doctoral Clinician

Athens Veteran Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (VA CBOC), Athens, Ohio

Responsibilities: Trained to provide cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Provided assessment and cognitive behavioral therapies (including CPT) to military veterans with mental health disorders, including PTSD for history of combat trauma and childhood sexual trauma, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and depressive disorders.

Supervisor: Stephen Owens, Ph.D.

July 2014, Counselor/ Summer Treatment Program Provider

Camp BOOST Summer Treatment Program (STP), Athens, Ohio University

Responsibilities: Provided behavioral modification treatment to children with ADHD.

Supervisors: Brian Wymbs, Ph,D. and Frances Wymbs, Ph.D.

Aug. 2013-Sept. 2015, Pre-doctoral Clinician

Ohio University Psychology and Social Work Clinic (PSWC), Athens, Ohio

Responsibilities: Provided cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and emotion focused therapies to college students and community members with a variety of mental health concerns, including history of sexual assault, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, substance abuse, disordered eating, and interpersonal conflict. Also provided couple’s counseling.

Supervisors: Tim Anderson, Ph.D.; Justin Weeks, Ph.D.; Christine A. Gidycz, Ph.D; and Chantel Weisenmuller, Ph.D.

Aug. 2013-May 2014, Clinical Research Assistantship

Center for Evaluation and Treatment of Anxiety (CETA), Athens, Ohio University

Responsibilities: Administration of the following diagnostic interviews to individuals at risk for anxiety disorders: Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for DSM-IV (ADIS-IV) Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS)

Supervisor: Justin W. Weeks, Ph.D.

Research Experience

2016-Present, Dissertation Project: Ohio University

Laboratory for the Study and Prevention of Sexual Assault, Athens, Ohio

Social anxiety and bystander intervention in situations related to sexual assault

Advisor: Christine A. Gidycz, Ph.D.

  • Examining the relationships between (a) likelihood of intervention and willingness to intervene in situations related to sexual assault, (b) bystander social anxiety and fears of evaluation, and (c) social dominance of the perpetrator.

2014-Present, Graduate Research Assistant: Ohio University

Laboratory for the Study and Prevention of Sexual Assault, Athens, Ohio

Director: Christine A. Gidycz, Ph.D.

  • Involved in studies designed to address the problem of interpersonal violence on college campuses and the relationship between social norms and perpetration of sexual assault.
  • Independent research projects:
    • Pilot study: Validation of questionnaire measures and vignettes.

2014-2015, Thesis Project: Ohio University

Center for Evaluation and Treatment of Anxiety (CETA), Athens, Ohio

Examining the relationship between social anxiety and positive social attention

Advisor: Justin W. Weeks, Ph.D.

  • Used an experimental design to examine affective and (submissive) behavioral responses to positive attention and how these responses vary across different levels of trait social anxiety.

2012-2014, Graduate Research Assistant: Ohio University

Center for Evaluation and Treatment of Anxiety (CETA), Athens, Ohio

Director: Justin W. Weeks, Ph.D.

  • Involved in studies investigating gaze avoidance and submissive head movements in social anxiety and the effects of in-vivo exposure on social anxiety disorder.
  • Responsibilities: conducted diagnostic screening assessments, administered diagnostic interviews, operated eye-tracking equipment, performed data collection and analyses and oversaw undergraduate research assistants.
  • Independent research projects:
    • Used a virtual toss paradigm to investigate the relationship between social anxiety, positive attention and social dominance
    • Pilot study: Validated stimuli using a Mechanical Turk sample

2011-2012, Senior Honors Project: Cornell University

Logged on but left out: The effects of one-person social exclusion in a chat room setting

Advisor: Vivian Zayas, Ph.D.

  • Investigated cognitive biases during full and partial social exclusion in a chat room setting and resulting effects on mood, prosocial behavior, and implicit self-esteem.

2011-2012, Research Assistant: Cornell University

Personality, Attachment and Control Lab (PAC Lab), Ithaca, New York

Director: Vivian Zayas, Ph.D.

  • Involved in studies investigating the effects of social exclusion and the effects of facial appearance on snap judgments.
  • Responsibilities: Running experiments and serving as a confederate.

2011, Research Assistant: Kent State University

Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation Laboratory (PERL), Kent, Ohio

Director: David Fresco, Ph.D.

  • Involved in a project investigating the psychophysiological changes produced by emotion regulation therapy for individuals with GAD and MDD.
  • Responsibilities: Recording peripheral psychophysiology responses, running study participants, and data entry.

2010, Research Assistant: Akron University

Helping to Overcome PTSD Through Empowerment research project, Akron, Ohio

Director: Dawn Johnson, Ph.D.

  • Involved in a large-scale federally funded project where the effectiveness of a short-term CBT program on IPV-related PTSD symptoms was investigated.
  • Responsibilities: Assisting with clinical interviews and data entry.

2010, Research Assistant: Cornell University

Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (CNL), Ithaca, New York

Director: Morten Christiansen, Ph.D.

Assisted with studies on language development, generation and processing.

Teaching Experience

2016-Present, Instructor: Abnormal Psychology

Ohio University

Responsibilities: Full responsibility for teaching a section of abnormal psychology in the Fall of 2016 and in the Spring of 2017.

2012-2016, Teaching Assistant

Ohio University

Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Introduction to Statistics of Behavioral Sciences

Responsibilities: Served as a substitute lecturer, proctored and graded exams and course projects, assisted in creation of some course materials.

Honors and Awards

2012, Thomas Arthur Ryan Undergraduate Research Prize: for the best undergraduate honors thesis submitted to the Cornell University Department of Psychology in 2012.

2012, Cornell Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Theta of New York. Membership awarded to Arts and Sciences students within the top 10 percent of their class.

2012, Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Women’s At-large second team NCAA: selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for combined athletic and academic excellence. Second team recognizes 15 women from Division 1 collegiate sports teams.

2010, 2011, 2012, Ellen Mayer Sabik Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award: for highest GPA within Cornell Gymnastics Team.

Graduate Service Positions

2014-present, Clinical Section Committee Student Representative

Graduate Representative Council (GRC)

Responsibilities: Serve as the representative for the clinical psychology graduate students by gathering student input, voicing student concerns and questions, attending clinical faculty section meetings and informing students of faculty meeting proceedings.

Professionals Associations

2015-2016, Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)

2011-2015, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

References

Available upon request