Dr. Robert Weis
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A.B. 1995 Psychology; University of Chicago
Ph.D. 2001 Clinical Psychology; Northern Illinois University
Licensed Psychologist (Ohio #6423)
Dr. Weis is a licensed clinical psychologist with a special interest in developmental psychopathology. He completed his clinical internship in clinical child and pediatric psychology at Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and postdoctoral training in adolescent and adult mental health at Portage County Clinic in central Wisconsin.
His research is primarily in the area of psychometrics (i.e., psychological test construction and validation) and program evaluation (i.e., determining whether mental health programs are effective in helping others). He is also interested in the assessment of leanring disabilities in adolescents and young adults.
Dr. Weis teaches courses in Introductory Psychology, Research Methods, Abnormal Psychology, Humanistic/Existential Psychology, and Clinical Psychology. He also supervises the departmental Field Experience course and has taught courses in the Denison Honors Program and First-Year Program.
Dr. Weis currently serves as the Secretary of the Midwestern Psychological Association
Weis, R., Sykes, L.N., & Unadkat, D.S. (2011). Qualitative differences in learning disabilities across postsecondary institutions. Journal of Leanring Disabilities, 44, 1-12. Abstract
Weis, R., & Toolis, E.E. * (2010). Parenting across cultural contexts: Assessing parenting behavior in an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse sample. Early Child Development and Care, 180, 849-867. Abstract
Weis, R., & Ash, S.E.* (2009). Changes in adolescent and parent hopefulness in psychotherapy: Effects on adolescent outcomes as evaluated by adolescents, parents, and therapists. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4, 356-364. Abstract
Weis, R., & Toolis, E.E.* (2009). Evaluation of a voluntary, military-style residential treatment program for youths with conduct problems: Six and thirty-six month outcomes. Psychological Services, 6, 139-153. Abstract
Weis, R. (2008). Introduction to abnormal child and adolescent psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Abstract
Weis, R., Toolis, E.E.*, & Cerankosky, B.C.* (2008). Construct validity and clinical utility of the Rotter Incomplete Sentences Blank (RISB): Evidence from clinic-referred and nonreferred adolescents. Journal of Personality Assessment, 90, 564-573. Abstract
Unadkat, D.S*., Sykes, L.N.*, & Weis, R. (May, 2011). Qualitative differences in the pyschoeducational profiles of college students with learning disabilities. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
Cyperski, M.A.*, & Weis, R. (May, 2010). Learning disabilities as socioeconomic constructs. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
Weis, R., Cerankosky, B.C.*, & Hylton, C.C.* (May, 2009). Effects of videogame ownership on boys' behavioral and academic development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
Ash, S.E.*, & Weis, R. (March, 2009). Recovery among youths referred to outpatient psychotherapy: Reliable change, clinical significance, and predictors of outcome. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh.
Toolis, E.E.*, & Weis, R. (May, 2008). Parenting across cultural contexts: Parenting behavior and children's outcomes in African-American, Latino, and White families. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
Toolis, E.E.*, Dingus, T.M.*, & Weis, R. (May, 2007). Factor structure of the Parent Behavior Inventory in a diverse sample of mothers of young children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Associaiton for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
* Denison student