Theresa Kapke

Theresa Kapke (Lauer) graduated from Marquette University in 2010 with a B.S. in psychology and minors in Spanish and studio arts. After 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 completed her master’s thesis examining the effects of acculturation and acculturation risk factors on self-worth among Latino adolescents. Currently, she is working on her dissertation, which explores factors that predict Latino family participation in treatment for childhood ADHD. She plans to complete her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Lawton, K.E., Gerdes. A.C., & Kapke, T.L. (in press). The role of acculturation differences and acculturation conflict in Latino family mental health. Journal of Latina/o Psychology.

Kapke, T. L., Gerdes, A. C., & Lawton, K. E. (2016). Global self-worth in Latino youth: The role of acculturation and acculturation risk factors. Child & Youth Care Forum. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10566-016-9374-x.

Kapke, T. L. & Gerdes, A. C. (2016).Latino family participation in youth mental health services: Treatment retention, engagement, and response. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 10(4), 329 – 351.

Kapke, T. L., Grace, M. A., Gerdes, A. C., & Lawton, K. E. (2016). Latino early adolescent mental health: Examining the impact of family functioning, familism and global self-worth. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 5(1), 27-44.

Haack, L. M., Kapke, T. L., & Gerdes, A. C. (2016). Rates, associations, and predictors of psychopathology in a convenience sample of school-aged Latino youth: Identifying areas for mental health outreach. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25(7), 2315-2326.

Lawton, K. E., Kapke, T. L., & Gerdes, A. C. (2016). Understanding parental locus of control in Latino parents: Examination of cultural influences and help-seeking intentions for childhood ADHD. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 22(2), 288-298.

Gerdes, A. C., Kapke, T. L., Lawton K. E., & Grace, M.(2015). Culturally adapting parent training for Latino youth with ADHD: Development and pilot.Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 3(2), 71-87.


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