William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Rochester
Dr. Valentino's research focuses on the transactional nature through which children’s interactions with their family, community and culture can shape the course of development. Specifically, Dr. Valentino is interested in how the integration of biological, psychological and environmental factors can inform our understanding of the development of memory and self among maltreated children. Guiding her research is a developmental psychopathology perspective, which emphasizes the interface between normal and atypical development. Dr. Valentino utilizes a multiple-levels-of analysis approach towards the study of child development and child psychopathology.
In addition, Dr. Valentino is interested in the translation of developmental research into interventions for maltreated children and their families.
Current projects include an investigation of autobiographical memory, trauma, executive functions and psychopathology among inpatient school-aged children, and an investigation of mother-child reminiscing in relation to memory and self development among maltreated and non-maltreated pre-school aged children and their mothers.
Valentino, K. (2011). A developmental psychopathology model of overgeneral autobiographical memory. Developmental Review, 31, 32-54. doi: 10.1016/j.dr.2011.05.001.
Valentino, K., Cicchetti, D., Toth, S.L., & Rogosch, F.R. (2011). Mother-child play and maltreatment: A longitudinal analysus of emerging social behaviors from infancy to toddlerhood. Developmental Psychology. Advanced online publication doi: 10.1037/a0024459.
Valentino, K., Berkowitz, S., & Stover, C.S. (2010). Parenting behaviors and Posttraumatic stress in relation to children’s symptomatology following a traumatic event. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23(3), 403-407.
Valentino, K., Toth, S.L., & Cicchetti, D. (2009). Autobiographical memory functioning among abused, neglected, and nonmaltreated children: The overgeneral memory effect. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 50(8), 1029-1038.
Valentino, K., Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F.A., & Toth, S.L. (2008a). True and false memory and dissociation among maltreated children: The role of self-schema. Development and Psychopathology, 20, 213-232.
Valentino, K., Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F.A., & Toth, S.L. (2008b). Memory, maternal representations and internalizing symptomatology among abused, neglected and nonmaltreated children. Child Development, 79(3), 705-719.
Toth, S.L., & Valentino, K. (2008). Translating Research on Children's Memory and Trauma into Practice: Clinical and Forensic Implications. In M. Howe, G. Goodman, & D. Cicchetti (Eds.). Stress, Trauma, And Children’s Memory Development: Neurobiological, Cognitive, Clinical and Legal Perspectives (pp. 363-399). New York, New York: Oxford University Press, Inc.
Cicchetti, D., & Valentino, K. (2007). Toward the application of a multiple-levels-of-analysis perspective to research in development and psychopathology. In A. Masten (Ed.), Multilevel Dynamics in Developmental Psychology, Minnesota Symposia on Child Development, Vol. 34 (pp. 243-284). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Valentino, K., Cicchetti, D., Toth, S.L., & Rogosch, F.A. (2006). Mother-child play and emerging social behaviors among infants from maltreating families. Developmental Psychology, 42, 474-485.
Cicchetti, D., & Valentino, K. (2006). An Ecological Transactional Perspective on Child Maltreatment: Failure of the Average Expectable Environment and Its Influence Upon Child Development. In D. Cicchetti & D. J. Cohen (Eds.), Developmental Psychopathology (2nd ed.): Risk, Disorder, and Adaptation, Vol. 3 (pp. 129-201). New York, New York: Wiley.
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