Denise Gardner

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 will defend her doctoral dissertation in August 2014.  The project examined the effectiveness of the Program for the Evaluation and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) for adolescents with ADHD.  Denise had her first manuscript (entitled “A Review of Peer Relationships and Friendships in Youth with ADHD”) accepted for publication in the Journal of Attention Disorders in July 2013.  Denise completed her pre-doctoral psychology internship at the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in September 2014.  She currently is a postdoctoral fellow at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  In her spare time, Denise enjoys reading, traveling, and enjoying sunshine and warm weather. 


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Location: Cramer Hall, 317
Milwaukee, WI 53233

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