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Bonnie Essner

Current University: Northwestern University
Location: US
Discipline: Psychology
Research Supervisor: Tonya Palermo
PICH Mentor: Carl von Baeyer
Member since: September 2012

About me/my research:

Became a PICH graduate: July 1, 2014 My research interests include family-based approaches to pediatric chronic pain intervention, qualitative evaluation of family function in families affected by pediatric chronic pain, and mindfulness-based interventions for pediatric chronic pain


Representative Publications:
Holbein, C., Murray, C., Psihogios, A., Wasserman, R., Essner, B., O’Hara, L., & Holmbeck, G. (In press). A camp-based psychosocial intervention to promote independence and social function in individuals with spina bifida: Moderators of treatment effectiveness. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Schellinger, KB. Holmbeck, G., Essner, B., & Alvares, R. (2011). Mother and child depressive symptoms in adolescents with spina bifida: Additive, moderator, and mediator models. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21, 281-292.

Devine, K., Wasserman, R., Gershenson, L., Holmbeck, G., & Essner, B. (2011). Mother-adolescent agreement regarding decision-making autonomy: A longitudinal comparison study of families of adolescents with and without spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36, 277-288.

Essner, B., & Holmbeck, G. (2010). The impact of family, peer, and school contexts on depressive symptoms in adolescents with spina bifida. Rehabilitation Psychology, 55, 340-350.

Holmbeck, G., DeLucia, C., Essner, B., Kelly, L., Zebracki, K., Friedman, D., & Jandasek, B. (2010). Trajectories of psychosocial adjustment in adolescents with spina bifida: A 6-year four-wave longitudinal follow-up. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 511-525.