Theresa Kapke

Theresa Kapke (Lauer) graduated from Marquette University in 2010 with a B.A. in psychology. During her undergraduate years at Marquette, Theresa worked as a research assistant with Dr. Alyson Gerdes and Dr. John Grych examining parent-child interactions and the effects of exposure to violence on children and adolescents. Upon graduation, Theresa worked as a research assistant at MDRC, a non-profit social policy reseTheresa Kapke received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Marquette University in 2010. During her undergraduate years, Theresa worked under the mentorship of Dr. Alyson Gerdes and Dr. John Grych examining parent-child interactions and the effects of domestic and community violence on children and their families. Upon graduation, Theresa worked as a research assistant at MDRC, a non-profit social policy research organization dedicated to improving programs and policies that affect low-income populations. Theresa entered the Marquette University clinical psychology doctoral program in Fall 2012 with specific interests in contextual influences on the development and treatment of childhood psychopathology, mental health disparities, parent-child relationships, and Latino mental health.  Theresa recently completed her master’s thesis examining the effects of acculturation and acculturation risk factors on Latino adolescents’ self-perceptions of competence and global self-worth. She is currently preparing for her Doctoral Qualifying Exam.

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts Under Review

Lawton, K. E., Kapke, T. L., & Gerdes, A. C. (under review). Understanding parental locus of control in Latino parents: Examination of cultural influences and help-seeking intentions for childhood ADHD. Submitted to Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology on September 2, 2014.

Gerdes, A. C., Kapke, T. L., Lawton K. E., Grace, M., & Hurtado, G. D. (under review). Culturally adapting parent training for Latino youth with ADHD: Development and pilot. Submitted to Journal of Latina/o Psychology on August 21, 2014.

Haack, L. M., Kapke, T. L., & Gerdes, A. C. (under review). Rates, Associations, and Predictors of Psychopathology for Latino Youth: Influence of Parental Acculturation. Submitted to Journal of Latina/o Psychology on June 30, 2014.

Conference Poster Presentations

Kapke, T. L., Stablein, G., & Gerdes, A. C. (May 2014). Culturally-Modified ADHD Treatment for Latino families. Poster presented to the 2014 Midwest Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Kapke, T. L., Haack, L. M., & Gerdes, A. C. (March 2014). Rates and predictors of psychopathology for at-risk Latino youth: Influence of parental acculturation. Poster presented to the 2014 conference of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, Texas.

Lawton, K. & Lauer (Kapke), T. (May 2013) Parental locus of control and help-seeking attitudes for childhood ADHD in Latino parents. Poster presented to the 2013 Midwest Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois. 

Lawton, K. & Lauer (Kapke), T. (November 2012) Latino adolescent mental health: Acculturation differences and family processes. Poster presented to the 2012 Marquette University Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Lawton, L. & Lauer (Kapke), T. (April 2012) Parental locus of control: Examination of parental gender differences and cultural influences. Poster presented to the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Lauer (Kapke), T., Deboard-Lucas, R., & Grych, J. (May 2010) Parent-child relationship moderating the effects of interparental conflict and neighborhood violence on empathy in youth. Poster presented to the 2010 Berkeley Undergraduate Research Conference, Berkeley, California.

Weinberger, K., Heideman, L., Houge, M., Gerdes, A. & Lauer (Kapke), T. (March 2010) Consistency of mother-teacher reports of children’s internalizing behavior and the influence of parental warmth and control.  Poster presented to the 2010 Wisconsin Psychological Association Annual Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


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