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Kelly S. McClure, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Office: Wister Hall M-12
Phone: 215-991-3573
E-mail: McClure@lasalle.edu

Education:
B.A., Loyola College (Baltimore); M.A., Ph.D., MCP Hahnemann University. Internship, Friends Hospital; Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Research Interests:
My current clinical and research interests are in pediatric psychology, the relationship of psychological distress and psychopathology between family members, positive psychology, social problem-solving, and research-practice networks.

Opportunities for student research involvement:
I lead a pediatric psychology research group to develop research ideas and support the implementation of various studies in pediatric psychology. Opportunities exist to participate in this research group, as well as assist with ongoing studies and program development. Please contact me via e-mail at mcclure@lasalle.edu if you are interested.

Publications:

  • Kazak, A.E., Simms, S., Alderfer, M.A., Rourke, M.T., Crump, T., McClure, K., Jones, P., Rodriguez, A., Boeving, A., Hwang, W.T., & Reilly, A. (2005, in press). Feasibility and preliminary outcomes from a pilot study of a brief psychological intervention for families of children newly diagnosed with cancer. Journal of Pediatric Psychology
  • Nezu, A. M., Nezu, C. M., Beck, D., Koenig, H. G., & McClure, K. S. (2004). Depression. In P. S. Houts, C. A. Alessi, J. Busby-Whitehead, M. Fordyce, & L. Z. Rubenstein, Eldercare at home: A step-by-step resource for caring for an older person at home. (2nd ed.; pp. 203-223). New York : The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging.
  • Kazak, A.E., McClure, K.S., Alderfer, M.A., Hwang, W., Crump, T. A., Le, L.T., Deatrick, J., Simms, S., & Rourke, M.T. (2004). Cancer-Related Parental Beliefs: The Family Illness Beliefs Inventory (FIBI) Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 29, 531-542.
  • Nezu, A.M., Nezu, C.M., Felgoise, S.H., McClure, K.S., & Houts, P.S. (2003). Project Genesis: Assessing the efficacy of problem-solving therapy for distressed adult cancer patients. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71.
  • Nezu, A. M., Nezu, C. M., McClure, K. S., & Peskin, M. L. (2002). Assessment of depression. In I. H. Gotlib & C. L. Hammen (Eds.), Handbook of depression and its treatment. New York: Guilford.
  • Nezu, A. M., Ronan, G. F., Meadows, E. A., & McClure, K. S. (Eds.). (2000). Practitioners guide to empirically based measures of depression. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers (Published under the auspices of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy).
  • Nezu, A. M., Ronan, G. F., Meadows, E. A., & McClure, K. S. (2000). Introduction. In A. M. Nezu, G. F., Ronan, E. A. Meadows, & K. S. McClure (Eds.), Practitioner’s guide to empirically based measures of depression (pp. 1-7). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
  • Nezu, A. M., Ronan, G. F., Meadows, E. A., & McClure, K. S. (2000). Overview of depression. In A. M. Nezu, G. F. Ronan, E. A. Meadows, & K. S. McClure (Eds.), Practitioner’s guide to empirically based measures of depression (pp. 9-16). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
  • Nezu, A. M., Nezu, C. M., & McClure, K. S. (2000). Depression. In P.S. Houts & L. Z. Rubenstein (Eds.), Eldercare at home. NY: American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging (published on the web: www.healthinaging.org/intro_toc.html).
  • Nezu, A. M., Nezu, C. M., Trunzo, J. J., & McClure, K. S. (1998). Treatment maintenance for unipolar depression: Relevant issues, literature review and recommendations for research and clinical practice. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 5, 496-512.

Professional Associations:

  • Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy
  • American Psychological Association
  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association

Courses taught at La Salle University:

  • Psych 788: Practicum Seminar
  • Psych 707: Psychopathology II: Child & Adolescent Psychopathology
  • Psych 765: Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Psych 772: Clinical Dissertation Seminar