Denise Gardner graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2007 with a B.A. in Psychology and Communication Studies. At Case Western, she worked under Dr. Jennifer Butler and completed her honors thesis examining the effects of self-evaluation on reactions to academic success and failure. Following graduation, Denise worked as a research assistant under Dr. Norah Feeny at the PTSD Research and Treatment Program examining the effects of medication and psychotherapy on the treatment of PTSD. Denise entered the clinical psychology graduate program at Marquette University in 2008 with a particular interest in parent-child interactions and children’s social development and peer relationships. Denise defended her master’s thesis examining the influence of parental factors on child social self-efficacy and social cognition and received her M.S. in September 2011. She defended her Doctoral Qualifying Exam examining peer functioning interventions for adolescents with ADHD in fall 2012. Denise is currently working on her doctoral dissertation examining the effectiveness of the Program for the Evaluation and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) for friendship-building in adolescents with ADHD. Additionally, Denise is currently completing a pediatric psychology externship at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in the Gastroenterology Clinic. In her spare time, Denise enjoys reading, traveling, and enjoying sunshine and warm weather.