Katie Lawton

Katie Lawton graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Spanish, and she began her graduate studies at Marquette University in the fall of 2009. Her research interests include externalizing disorders of childhood, as well as multicultural psychology. Katie completed her master’s thesis examining cultural influences of Latino parental etiological beliefs regarding ADHD and received her M.S. from Marquette University in 2011.  She is currently collecting data for her dissertation, which will examine intergenerational acculturation differences in Latino families and how these relate to family functioning and family mental health.

Publications

Gerdes, A. C., Lawton, K. E., Haack, L. M., & Schneider, B. W. (2013).Latino parental help seeking for childhood ADHD. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. Advance online publication at doi 10.1007/s10488-013-0487-3.

Gerdes, A.C., Lawton, K.E., Haack, L.M., & Hurtado, G. (2013). Assessing ADHD in Latino families: Evidence for moving beyond symptomatology. Journal of Attention Disorders, 17, 128-140.

Schneider, B. W., Gerdes, A. C., Haack, L. M., & Lawton, K. E. (2013). Treatment dropout in parent training interventions for families of school-aged children with ADHD. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 35, 144–169.

Lawton, K. E., Gerdes, A. C., Haack, L. M., & Schneider, B. (2012). Acculturation, cultural values, and Latino parental etiological beliefs about ADHD. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10488-012-0447-3

Haack, L. H., Gerdes, A. C., & Lawton, K. E. (2012). Conducting psychological research with Latino families: Examination of strategies to improve recruitment, retention, and satisfaction with an at-risk and underserved population. Journal of Child and Family Studies. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10826-012-9689-7


Conference Paper Presentations

Lawton, K.E., & Gerdes, A.C. (2012, April). Acculturation, cultural values, and Latino parental etiological beliefs about ADHD. Paper presented at the conference of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Haack, L.M., Lawton, K.E., & Gerdes, A.C. (2010, April). Examination of corporal punishment and child outcomes for Caucasians and minorities. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.


Conference Poster Presentations

Lawton, K. E., Lauer, T., Grace, M., & Gerdes, A. C. (2013). Parental locus of control and help-seeking attitudes for childhood ADHD in Latino parents. Poster presented to the annual conference of the Midwestern Psychological Association.

Lawton, K. E., Lauer, T., Grace, M., & Gerdes, A. C. (2013). Parental locus of control: Examination of parental gender differences and cultural influences.  Poster presented to the biannual conference of the Society for Research in Child Development.

Lawton, K. E., Pagan, A., & Gerdes, A. C. (2013). Predictors of maternal global severity ratings of child externalizing problems. Poster presented to the biannual conference of the Society for Research in Child Development.

Lawton, K.E., Weinberger, K., Grace, M., Haack, L. M., Schneider, B.W. & Gerdes, A.C. (2012, April). Acculturation and endorsement of cultural values in a community sample of Latinos. Poster presented to the conference of the Wisconsin Psychological Associate, Madison, WI.

Haack, L.M., Lawton, K. E., Schneider, B. W., & Gerdes, A.C. (2012). Assessing ADHD in Latinos: Creation of the ADHD-FX Scale and Phase One Validation with a Community Sample. Poster presented at the conference of the Wisconsin Psychological Association, Madison, WI.

Weinberger, K. A., Lawton, K. E., Gerdes, A.C. (2012). The role of maternal positive behavior on child reported global self-worth. Poster presented at the conference of theWisconsin Psychological Association, MadisonWI.

May, E. M., Haack, L. M., Lawton, K. E., Schneider, B.W. & Gerdes, A.C. (2012). Language, Acculturation, and Parental Locus of Control in Latino Parents.Poster presented to the conference of the Wisconsin Psychological Associate, Madison, WI.

Lawton, K.E., Weinberger, K., Houge, M., & Gerdes, A.C. (2011, August). The role of maternal attributions for positive child behaviors on parental and family functioning. Poster presented at the conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Lawton, K.E., Haack, L.M., & Gerdes, A.C. (2011, April). Assessing Disruptive Behavior Disorders throughout childhood and across cultures: Who are we missing? Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Haack, L.M., Lawton, K.E., Schneider, B.W., & Gerdes, A.C. (2011, April). Parental ratings of disruptive behavior disorders in Latinos: The role of child development and acculturation. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Lawton, K.E., Haack, L.M., Fretter, N., Romans, N., & Gerdes, A.C. (2011, April). Moving toward culturally-appropriate assessment: Examination of the diagnostic utility of ADHD symptoms in a Spanish-speaking, Latino sample. Poster presented at the conference of the Wisconsin Psychological Association, Madison, WI.

 


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