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Research Group Members

Luca Campanelli, M.A.

Luca Campanelli is a Ph.D. student in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, after obtaining a M. A. in Psychology at Sapienza University of Rome – Italy. He is interested in statistics, research methods, computer-aided text analysis methodology, and vocal expression of emotion. He currently studies the relationship between Executive Function and language processing in typical and atypical developing children.

Almas Merchant, Ph.D.

Ally's current work includes process research in psychotherapy technique and supervision.

Huiemei Nan, M.D.

Huiemei Nan received her medical degree in China and is currently a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Adelphi Univeristy. 

Guy Ravitz, M.A.

Guy is currently a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Adelphi Univeristy. 

Timothy R. Rice, M.D.

Timothy Rice is a resident psychiatrist at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  He obtained his B.S. at Yale University with a focus in the History of Art and Developmental Biology and his M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.  His research interests include developmental theory, contemporary models of medical education, and systems-based integration of psychoanalytic theory with academic medicine via process research.

Jocelyn Shaw, M.A.

Jocelyn is currently a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Adelphi University and a practicing Dance/Movement Therapist.  Her current work includes research in parent-child affect regulation, movement analysis and exploring the relationship between language and movement in human development and psychotherapy. Her present clinical focus is medically ill children and their families and children with special needs.

Valentina Stoycheva, M.A.

Val is currently a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Adelphi Univeristy. Her current interests are focused in two broad areas: the impact of the nuclear family on the quality of an individual’s adult relationships (e.g. capacity for intimacy, quality of communication etc), and the psychological processes operating in cases of domestic violence, violence risk assessment, and violence prevention. Her current work includes investigating the father-daughter relationship as a predictor of the daughter’s attitudes toward intimacy in adulthood, studying individual variations in the capacity to link verbal and non-verbal information, and the importance of those links in emotional recognition and expression.

Maureen Welsh, Ph.D.

Maureen Welsh received her B.S in Nursing from Georgetown University and her Ph.D. in Clincial Psychology from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. She is currently working on a research project investigating linguistic factors of storytelling and how these factors relate to the emotional experience of the teller. As an analogue to the psychotherapeutic process, the ultimate goal of this study is to shed light on how psychological change takes place via the "talking cure." In addition to studying psychotherapeutic processes, her other clinical interests include Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, and Group Psychotherapy.

Chen Yang, M.A.

Chen Yang is currently a usability and consumer behavior researcher at Ctrip an online travel company based in China. His research interests include psycholinguistics, developmental psychology and clinical psychology. He currently conducts research on embodied experiences, episodic memory and both conceptual and psycholinguistic metaphor. He also investigates different issues based on cross cultural comparison, particularly concerning Chinese culture.