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Sarah Taber-Thomas, Ph.D.

Sarah TT picClinical Assistant Professor
Director, Psychological Services Center
Ph.D., University of Iowa
171 Park Hall
Buffalo, NY  14260
Office phone:  (716) 645-6888
Clinic:  168 Park Hall
Clinic phone: (716) 645-3697
Fax:  (716) 645-6186
tabers@buffalo.edu
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Summary of Teaching and Research Interests

I oversee the clinical training of advanced clinical psychology graduate students.  I am particularly interested in clinical training focused on evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for children and families.  I also teach a graduate course in Child Therapies.

My research focuses on two primary areas:  the risk factors for and consequences of child maltreatment; and the dissemination and implementation of EBTs for families at risk for maltreatment.  My overarching interest lies in research that informs our understanding of community-based behavioral health systems, in order to refine and enhance services available for high-risk families.  My clinical interests include disruptive behavior disorders, childhood trauma, behavioral parent training, and mindfulness-based interventions such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Representative Publications

  • Langer, A., Taber-Thomas, S. M., Murray, A., Knutson, J. F., Lawrence, E., Valles, N., & Bank, L. (2013). Internalizing and externalizing symptoms in young children exposed to intimate partner violence: Identifying intervening processes. Journal of Family Psychology, 27 (6), 945 – 955.
  • Taber, S. M. (2010). The veridicality of children’s reports of parenting: A review of factors contributing to parent-child discrepancies. Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 999-1010.
  • Knutson, J. F., Taber, S. M., Murray, A. J., Valles, N., & Koeppl, G. (2010). The role of care neglect and supervisory neglect in childhood obesity in a disadvantaged sample. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35, 523 – 532.
  • Knutson, J. F., Lawrence, E., Taber, S. M., Bank, L., & DeGarmo, D. S. (2009). Assessing children’s exposure to intimate partner violence. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 12, 157 – 173.