The social epidemiology of psychosis: the relationship between race/ethnicity and endorsement of psychotic-like symptoms in both clinical and non-clinical populations; the stigma of mental health service utilization in African American populations and explanations for underutilization.
Cognitive neuroscience of social psychopathology.
Child Psychopathology and Treatment, Supervision & Consultation; Community Psychology; ADHD; Adolescent development; Role of colleagues in clinical training.
Mentalization and the role of emotions and emotion regulation in psychotherapy; the relation between emotions and agency; addictions; ethics.
Predictors of symptom severity and adaptive functioning among children and adults with ADHD; how neuropsychological factors interact with environmental factors to affect trajectories of ADHD over time.
Clinical experience in the areas of: Multicultural/Latino psychology; Psychology of women; Immigration trauma and acculturation, Severe psychopathology and medical illness.
Identity, particularly sexual and gender identity, their etiology, development, and consequences for mental and physical health and other adaptational outcomes, as well as the moderating and mediating influences of psychosocial exigencies for understanding the relations between identity and outcomes.
Manifestation of psychopathology over the life course with a particular focus on urban marginalized populations, psychological repercussions of cumulative trauma, patterns of psychiatric symptomatology, and how to apply a life course framework to clinical interventions.
The role of identity, emotional intelligence, self-confidence, and parent-child relations on the health and adaptation of marginalized groups; the role of self-confidence in mathematics performance, and the impact of emotional intelligence on psychological well-being; the precursors of parental behaviors such as child abuse, and history of arrest linked to negative heath and adaptation of minority and immigrant children.
I maintain a general adolescent and young adult clinical practice utilizing dynamic and behavioral strategies. My research and writing interests examine how larger scale social forces - for example, cultural, environmental, and economic processes - intersect with the construction of an individual's psyche.
Children and adolescent psychotherapy; psychotherapy integration; developmental psychology; the role of play in therapy and development
In addition to his work as a psychotherapist, Dr. Slonim is also engaged in scholarly writing. He has written about the clinical applications of neurobiological research, about the ways in which depression and anxiety impact descriptionsof emotional events, and more recently about the use of playfulness in group supervision.
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