The Parent Research Team (Formally Established September 2012)

Current PCI Research Team Members

Barbara Mowder, PhD, PCI Director
Renee Krochek, PsyD
Andrea Iacampo, Graduate Assistant, PsyD Doctoral Student
Anna Apfel, PsyD Doctoral Student
Nicole Berger, PsyD Doctoral Student
Kristen Kim, PsyD Doctoral Student
Renana Nerwen, PsyD Doctoral student
Amanda Nicholson, PsyD Doctoral Student
Whitney Smith, PsyD Doctoral Student


PCI Research Team members at the 2019 International Conference on Child
and Adolescent Psychopathology (ICCAP): London, England.

Research Team Meetings

Members of the PCI research team meet weekly during the academic year to conduct, discuss, and plan research regarding parents and children. Each member of the team has specific responsibilities, although some members are more active participants in certain aspects of research projects than others. Over time, members of the research team have presented research findings at a number of regional, national, and international meetings, including, for example, the American Psychological Association (APA), the International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (ICCAP), and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

PCI Research Team members at the 2014 meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA)
PCI Research Team members at the 2014 meeting of the American Psychological
Association (APA) in Washington, D.C.

About the Research Team

Barbara Mowder

Barbara Mowder, PhD
PCI Lab Director and Professor at Pace University, NYC

Dr. Mowder is a Professor of Psychology at Pace University and has been involved in parenting research for over two decades. She has written extensively on early childhood psychology, parent role development, and parenting in relation to child development outcomes and was the founding member of the Association for Early Childhood and Infant Psychologists. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and member of many other professional organizations. She also directs the graduate psychology programs at Pace University-New York City.

Renee Krochek

Renee Krochek, PsyD

Dr. Krochek has been involved in parenting research since 2006 when she entered the doctoral program in school-clinical child psychology at Pace University-New York City. She is now a licensed psychologist in Connecticut as well as New York, currently practicing as a school psychologist. Dr. Krochek has written extensively about parenting assessment, parenting behaviors, and parenting in relation to child devepment outcomes.

Contact: renee.krochek@gmail.com

Andrea Iacampo

Andrea Iacampo is a second-year doctoral student in the School-Clinical Child Psychology program at Pace University.  She has been involved with the Working With Parents Manual (WWPM), as well as WWPM: Covid-19, both conducting sessions and developing procedures for virtually-delivered programs.  Her interests include attachment trauma and the impact of stress on parenting and child outcomes.

Anna Apfel

Anna Apfel is currently a fourth-year doctoral student in the School-Clinical Child Psychology program in Pace University- New York City. Her research interests include anxiety and mood disorders, child and adolescent development, and the impact of religion on psychological functioning. She is currently involved in a variety of clinical research activities associated with PCI.

Nicole Berger

Nicole Berger is a fourth-year doctoral student in the School-Clinical Child Psychology at Pace University. She has worked with children and parents in relation to grief, selective mutism, autism, and externalizing disorders. She has also treated adults using both CBT and psychodynamic framework in a clinical training setting. Her professional interests include parent training and anxiety disorders.

Kristen Kim

Kristen Kim is a fourth-year doctoral student in the School-Clinical Child Psychology program at Pace University. Her interests include parenting, child development outcomes, and family preservation. She has been involved with the Working with Parents Manual (WWPM), along with WWPM: Covid-19, meeting with parent participants to help assess and develop positive parenting beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors

 

 

Renana Nerwen

Renana Nerwen, M.S.Ed., is a fifth-year doctoral student in the Pace University's School-Clinical Child Psychology program. She has been involved in parenting research for the last four years and has been particularly involved in the development of a norms-based measure to assess parenting behavior perceptions for both research and practice. Renana's own research explores the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), measures of resilience, and parenting behavior perceptions among young adults

 

Whitney Smith

Whitney Smith, M.A., is a second-year doctoral student in the School-Clinical Child Psychology program at Pace University.  She has been involved in parenting research for the last two years, and most recently has been involved in the Working With Parents Manual (WWPM), as well as WWPM: Covid-19.