Professor of Psychology
Additional Research Interests: Trauma
My research explores the impact of family violence on children, using ecological theory, trauma theory and relationships theory. Current investigations include: the effects of multiple forms of violence on the physical and mental health and adjustment of women and children in culturally diverse groups, traumatic stress reactions in children exposed to violence, and the efficacy of clinical interventions for abuse survivors and their children. Current studies test the efficacy of programs for First Nations people in Alaska, Swedish women, and Latina immigrant women in Texas, Ohio and Michigan. My clinical specialty is group work with children and mothers who have experienced trauma.
Graham-Bermann, S. A., Miller-Graff, L. E., Howell, K. H., & Grogan-Kaylor, A. (2015). An efficacy trial of an intervention program for young children exposed to intimate partner violence. Child Psychiatry & Human Development. doi: 10.1007/s10578-015-0532-4.
Graham-Bermann, S. A., & Miller-Graff, L. E. (2015). Community-based intervention for women exposed to intimate partner violence: A randomized control trial. Journal of Family Psychology, 29(3). doi.org/10.1037/fam0000091.
Graham-Bermann, S. A., & Miller, L. E. (2013). Intervention to reduce traumatic stress following intimate partner violence: An efficacy trial of the Moms’ Empowerment Program (MEP). Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 41(2), 327-348. doi: 10.1521/pdps.2013.41.2.329.
Graham-Bermann, S. A., Castor, L. Miller, L. E., & Howell, K. H. (2012). The impact of additional traumatic events to trauma symptoms and PTSD in children exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV). Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25(4), 393-400. doi: 10.1002/jts.21724
Graham-Bermann, S. A., Sularz, A. R., & Howell, K. H. (2011). Additional adverse events among women exposed to intimate partner violence: Frequency and impact. Psychology of Violence. 1(2), 136-149. doi: 10.1037/a0022975
Graham-Bermann, S. A., Howell, K. H., Lilly, M. M., & Devoe, E. (2011). Mediators and moderators of change in adjustment following intervention for children exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(9). 1815-1833. doi:10.1177/0886260510372931.
Graham-Bermann, S. A. & Levendosky, A. A. (Eds.) (2011). How Intimate Partner Violence Affects Children: Developmental Research, Case Studies, and Evidence-Based Treatment. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Books.
Graham-Bermann, S. A., Gruber, G., Girz, L., & Howell, K. H. (2009). Factors discriminating among profiles of resilient coping and psychopathology in children exposed to domestic violence. Child Abuse & Neglect, 33(9), 648-660. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2009.01.002.