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Recent News

  • Oliver and Olivia have successful APPIC Internship Match Day!
    Congratulations to “lab twins” Olivia Derella and Oliver Johnston for matching to APA-accredited doctoral internships for the 2020-2021 academic year.   Olivia matched in the Child Track at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York, NY.   Oliver matched in the Child & Adolescent Outpatient Track at Boys Town in Omaha, NE.  
    Posted on February 21, 2020
  • Oliver passes Ph.D. defense!
    Congratulations to Oliver Johnston for defending his dissertation entitled “Clinical Characteristics of Oppositional Defiant Disorder in College Students”   Advisory Committee: Jeffrey D. Burke, Ph.D. (chair) Dean G. Cruess, Ph.D. Rhiannon L. Smith, Ph.D.   Review Committee: Marianne Barton, Ph.D. Stephanie Milan, Ph.D.
    Posted on February 20, 2020
  • New Publication in Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment!
    Congratulations to Oliver, Dr. Cruess, & Dr. Burke for their recent publication in the Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment exploring the relationship between ODD symptom dimensions and DSM-5 Personality Traits in Adults!   Johnston, O.G., Cruess, D.G., & Burke, J.D. (2020) Irritability and behavioral dimensions of ODD in young adults: Associations with DSM-5 pathological […]
    Posted on January 11, 2020

Welcome to BADCO!

The Behavioral and Affective Dysregulation Course and Outcomes (BADCO) lab focuses on describing the etiology, development, outcomes and treatment efforts related to behavioral disorders and irritability.

Work by faculty and graduate student researchers in the lab includes efforts to distinguish irritable and behavioral dimensions of oppositional defiant disorder from childhood through early adulthood, to test emotion regulation skills as both an etiological factor and a target for intervention, to identify factors related to service use and to barriers to service engagement, and to describe the effects of behavioral disorders in different contexts and across a variety of possible outcomes.

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Want to Join BADCO?

Dr. Burke will not be accepting new graduate students for the 2019-2020 application cycle.

For more information about UConn’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, and instructions on how to apply, please visit the link below:

UConn Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program

Contact Us

Phone: 860-486-1129
Address: Department of Psychological Sciences
406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020
Storrs, CT 06269