Olivia successfully passes her doctoral defense!

Félicitations, Dr. Derella!

On July 8, 2021, Olivia successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, “Emotional Characteristics of Irritable Youth and Their Parents: Frustration Reactivity, Distress Tolerance, and the Socialization of Emotion and Coping.”


Jeffrey D. Burke, Ph.D. (Chair)

Stephanie Milan, Ph.D.

Margaret J. Briggs-Gowan, Ph.D.


Carolyn Green, Ph.D.

Karen Seymour, Ph.D.


New Publication in Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America!


CAP Journal Cover Check out the lab’s recent review article in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America issue on Emotion Dysregulation and Outbursts:


Burke, J.D., Johnston, O.G., & Butler, E.J. (2021). The irritable and oppositional dimensions of ODD: Integral factors in the explanation of affective and behavioral psychopathology. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 30(3), 637-647. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chc.2021.04.012 


Comparison of Diagnostic Requirements for Mental Disorders in ICD-11 and DSM-5 is published in World Psychiatry

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First, M. B., Gaebel, W., Maj, M., Stein, D. J., Kogan, C. S., Saunders, J. B., Poznyak, V. B., Gureje, O., Lewis-Fernández, R., Maercker, A., Brewin, C. R., Cloitre, M., Claudino, A., Pike, K. M., Baird, G., Skuse, D., Krueger, R. B., Briken, P., Burke, J. D., Lochman, J. E., Evans, S. C., Woods, D. W., Reed, G. M. (2021). An organization- and category-level comparison of diagnostic requirements for mental disorders in ICD-11 and DSM-5. World Psychiatry, 20(1), 34-51.  https://doi.org/10.1002/wps.20825

Global Diagnostic Field Trials for Irritability Published!

JCPP Journal Cover Congratulations to Dr. Burke and the rest of the ICD-11 Field Studies Working Group on Disruptive Behaviour and Dissocial Disorders on the publication of their global diagnostic field trials:


Evans, S. C., Roberts, M. C., Keeley, J. W., Rebello, T. J., Peña, F., Lochman, J. E., Burke, J. D., Fite, P. J., Ezpeleta, L., Matthys, W., Youngstrom, E. A., Matsumoto, C., Andrews, H. F., Elena Medina, M. M., Ayuso, M. J. L., Khoury, B., Kulygina, M., Robles, R., Sharan, P., … Reed, G. M. (2020). Diagnostic classification of irritability and oppositionality in youth: A global field study comparing ICD‐11 with ICD‐10 and DSM‐5. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13244

I-SNAP Intervention Pilot Study Published!

CCPP Journal Cover  Congratulations to Olivia and the rest of the BADCO lab for publishing the findings from their pilot study testing an irritability-specific group treatment for kids and their parents!


Derella, O.J., Burke, J.D., Romano-Verthelyi, A.M., Butler, E.J., & Johnston, O.G. (2020). Feasibility and acceptability of a brief cognitive-behavioral group intervention for chronic irritability in youth. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 1-12. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359104520918331