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Tamara Del Vecchio

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Stony Brook University

Educational Background
Ph.D., 2006, Stony Brook University, Clinical Psychology
M.A., 2003, Stony Brook University, Psychology
B.A., 1996, University at Albany, Psychology

Courses Taught at St. John’s University

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • Clinic Practicum
  • School Psychology Intervention Practicum


Research Interests

My research interests include the development of early externalizing behavior, the dysfunctional parenting that maintains it, parent cognitions and/or affect that relates to dysfunctional parenting, and early prevention and intervention efforts for parents of difficult toddlers.


Student Dissertations

Abbott, R. (2015). Examining parents use of ineffective discipline through a dual-system perspective: The role of hot and cold executive functioning. Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.

Buczek, M. (2015). The impact parental emotion regulation on discipline behaviors. School Psychology, Psy.D.

Friedmutter, R. (2015). The effects of mindfulness interventions for parents: A meta-analysis. School Psychology, Psy.D.

Rogowicz, S. (2015). The impact of the coparenting relationship on the stability of infant difficult temperament. Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.

Myhr, L. (2014). The relation between mindfulness and parenting behaviors. Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.

Pochtar, R. (2014). Predictors of inept discipline: The role of parental distress tolerance. Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.

Child and Family Research Group