Marni Elyse Axelrad, PhD
Dr. Axelrad's research and clinical interests are focused on family based behavioral treatment in preschoolers. She coordinates a research study examining the short- and long-term effectiveness of a brief parenting intervention (the Brief Behavioral Intervention) on improving children’s emotional regulation and reducing problem behaviors across settings. Dr. Axelrad also conducts research related to disorders of sexual differentiation and gender, and participates in research evaluating the development of individuals with various genetic syndromes (i.e. Costello syndrome, Robinow syndrome.
Clinically, Dr. Axelrad evaluates and treats disruptive behavior disorders in young children presenting with and without chronic/life threatening illness, focusing on improving young children’s ability to self regulate by focusing on parenting strategies and parent/child relationship. She also supervises the Brief Behavioral Intervention, a Parent Management Training clinical intervention program for preschool aged children with disruptive behavior disorders.
Fein RH, Banks GG, Gragert M, Axelrad ME. Brief Behavioral Intervention for Disruptive Behavior in a Child with a Hypothalamic Hamartoma: A Case Report. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 2018 doi: 10.1007/s10880-018-9592-5
Smith TE, Lee CA, Martel M, Axelrad ME. ODD symptom network during preschool. Journal of Child Abnormal Psychology. 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s10802-016-0196-y
Dempsey JD, McQuillen S, Butler A, Axelrad ME. Maternal Depression and Parent Management Training Outcomes. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s10880-016-9461-z
Axelrad ME, Chapman, SG. The Brief Behavioral Intervention for Preschoolers with Disruptive Behaviors: A Clinical Program Guide for Clinicians. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2016 (April). Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/10376
Schwartz D, Katzenstein JM, Highley EJ, Stabley DL, Sol-Church K, Gripp KW, Axelrad M. Age-related differences in prevalence of autism spectrum disorder symptoms in children and adolescents with Costello syndrome. Am J Med Genet Part A 2017.
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