Lynn Fainsilber Katz
Research ProfessorDegree From: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Interests: Children's exposure to adverse life circumstances, including domestic violence and pediatric cancer; Family interaction; Psychophysiology and stress reactivity
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|Child Clinical Developmental|
My primary research interests are in examining familial factors related to risk and resilience in children's socioemotional development. I am particularly interested in children's ability to regulate emotion in face of adverse environments and life events, and how parenting buffers children from negative developmental outcomes. I see the family as an important source of influence shaping children's ability to regulate their emotions and teaching them how to develop successful, healthy relationships with others, including peers. Consistent with a developmental psychopathology approach, the studies I have conducted have included children who are functioning normally as well as those who exhibit behavior disorders. My current research is focused in two areas: (1) development of a combined emotion coaching and parent management training parenting intervention for families of children with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and low prosocial emotions; and (2) understanding child and family adjustment in families with a young child who has been newly diagnosed with cancer. In many of my studies, we collect observational, self-report and psychophysiological data from children while they interact with family members. Our studies of child with cancer will help us understand how children and families react to the stress of having a child with cancer, and whether positive parenting processes can reduce this risk. The new parenting intervention we have developed for children with ODD and low prosocial emotions targets development of empathy and prosocial responding, which we expect will function to reduce children's noncompliance and promote positive social relationships.
- Fladeboe, K., Gurtovenko, K., Keim, M., Kawamura, J., King, K., Friedman, D., Compas., B., Breiger, D., Lengua, L., & Katz, L.F. (in press). Patterns of spillover between marital and parent-child relationships during pediatric cancer treatment. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
- Fladeboe, K., King, K., Kawamura, J., Gurtovenko, K., Stettler, N., Compas, B., Friedman, D., Breiger, D., & Katz, L.F. (in press). Caregiver perceptions of stress and sibling conflict during pediatric cancer treatment. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsy008
- Katz, L.F., Fladeboe, K., King, K., Gurtovenko, K., Kawamura, J., Friedman, D., Compas, B., Breiger, D., Lengua, L., Lavi, I., & Stettler, N. (in press). Trajectories of child and parent psychological adjustment in families of children with cancer. Health Psychology.
- Katz, L.F., Fladeboe, K., Lavi, I., King, K., Kawamura, J., Friedman, D., Compas, B., Breiger, D., Gurtovenko, K., & Stettler, N. Pediatric cancer and trajectories of marital adjustment, parent-child conflict, and sibling conflict. Health Psychology.
- Lavi, I., Fladeboe, K., King, K., Kawamura, J., Friedman, D., Compas, B., Breiger, D., Gurtovenko, K., Lengua, L., Katz, L.F. (in press). Stress and marital adjustment in families of children with cancer. Psycho-Oncology.
- Katz, L.F., Stettler, N., & Gurtovenko, K. (2016). Traumatic stress symptoms in children exposed to intimate partner violence: The role of parent emotion socialization and children’s emotion regulation abilities. Social Development, 25, 47-65.
- Shortt, J.W., Katz, L.F., Allen, N., Leve, C., Davis, B., & Sheeber, L.B. (2016). Mother and father socialization of anger and sadness in adolescents with depressive disorder. Social Development, 25, 27-46.
- Katz, L.F. & Gurtovenko, K. (2015). Posttraumatic stress and emotion regulation in survivors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Family Psychology, 29, 528-536.
- Katz, L.F., Heleniak, C., Kawamura, J., & Jakubiak, J. (2015). Emotion regulation, internalizing symptoms and somatic complaints in pediatric survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. PsychoOncology.
- Katz, L.F., Shortt, J.W., Allen, N., Davis, B., Hunter, E., Leve, C., & Sheeber, L. (2014). Parental emotion socialization in clinically depressed adolescents: Accepting, dampening and enhancing positive affect. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42(2), 205-215.
- Kawamura, J., & Katz, L.F. (2014). Maternal directiveness in childhood survivors of acute lympohoblastic leukemia. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 21, 329-336.
- Stettler. N., & Katz, L.F., (2014). Changes in parental meta-emotion philosophy from preschool to early adolescence. Parenting: Science and Practice, 14, 162-174.
- Katz, L.F., & Rigterink, T. (2012). Domestic violence and emotion socialization. In Dennis, T., Buss, K., & Hastings, P. (Eds.) Physiological Measures of Emotion from a Developmental Perspective: State of the Science. Monograph for the Society of Research in Child Development, 77(2), 52-60.
- Katz, L.F., Maliken, A., & Stettler, N. (2012). Parental Meta-Emotion Philosophy: A Review of Research and Theoretical Framework. Child Development Perspectives, 6, 417-422
- Maliken, A., & Katz, L.F. (2013). Exploring the impact of parental psychopathology and emotion regulation on evidence-based parenting interventions: A transdiagnostic approach to improving treatment effectiveness. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 16, 173-186. DOI 10.1007/S10567-013-0132-4.
- Maliken, A., & Katz, L.F. (2013). Fathers’ Emotional Awareness and Children’s Empathy and Externalizing Problems: The Role of Intimate Partner Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28, 718-734.
In the News
- February 10, 2021 Lynn Fainsilber Katz and Nicole McNichols are featured in this UW Daily article about emotional development during the pandemic.
- January 15, 2021 Master’s students in the Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology program celebrated their graduation with family, friends, faculty and staff on Monday, July 29th!
- August 26, 2020 Master’s students in the Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology program celebrated their summer 2020 graduation with family, friends, faculty and staff on Monday, August 3
- March 27, 2020 Congratulations to Katie Spink who has been awarded a 2020 Fulbright Research Grant to New Zealand
- March 11, 2020 Lynn Fainsilber Katz was featured in this Seattle Times article about how to talk to kids about coronavirus.
- February 20, 2020 Lynn Fainsilber Katz is featured in this Woman’s Day article about things to do when your partner is emotionally unavailable
- September 6, 2019 The Summer 2019 graduation for the Master’s in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology included commencement remarks by King County Executive Dow Constantine, which were highlighted by the Executive in his Monthly Newsletter.
- September 21, 2018 Lynn Fainsilber Katz was one of the authors of a parental training study that is the subject of this Eureka Alert! Article
- May 24, 2018 Laina Keim’s poster, titled Meta-Emotion Philosophy Predicts Caregiver Strain and Physical Health in Parents of Children with Cancer, was featured at the 2018 Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference and received the Exemplary Methods and Statistics Poster Award. Her advisor is Lynn Katz.
- March 2, 2018 Katy Fladeboe’s paper, titled Caregiver Perceptions of Stress and Sibling Conflict During Pediatric Cancer Treatment, has been selected as the featured article for the next Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
- May 25, 2016 Congratulations to Megan Benzing, an undergraduate student who was awarded the Mary Gates Research Scholarship for her work entitled "Marital Adjustment in Caregivers of Children Diagnosed With Cancer: The Role of Parent Meta-Emotion Philosophy". Her advisor is Lynn Fainsilber Katz.