Complete Career

                                                             CURRICULUM VITAE 

 

                                                              Deborah Kirby Forgays

                                                            Department of Psychology

                                                        Western Washington University

                                                                                                           

EDUCATION

 

1984 – 1990    Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Vermont

                         

1973                M.Ed. in Family Counseling, University of Vermont

 

1971                B.A. in French,  University of Vermont

 

1970-1971       University of Nice, Nice, France

 

1969-1970       University of Vermont

 

1967-1969       Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

 

 

POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS

 

Sept 2006-present            Full Professor – Psychology

                                         Western Washington University

 

Sept 1999- June 2006      Associate Professor - Psychology

                                         Western Washington University

 

Sept 2003- June 2008      Graduate Program Advisor, Psychology Dept.

 

Sept 1999- June 2002      Director, Graduate Counselor Training Clinic

                                         Psychology Department

 

Sept 1994 - June 1999            Assistant Professor - Psychology

                                         Western Washington University

 

Sept. 1992 - June 1994    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

                                         University of Vermont (UVM)

 

Oct. 1991 - June 1992     Visiting Professor Dipartimento di Psicologia

                                         La Sapienza, University of Rome

 

Jan. 1991 - May 1991      Failure-to-Thrive Demonstration Project

                                         Consultant, Dept. of Pediatrics, UVM

 

Jan. 1990 - July 1991       Lecturer - Dept. of Psychology University of Vermont

 

Sept. 1990 - June 1991           Consultant/Baird Center for Children and families/ Burlington, VT

 

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

 

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW

 

Forgays, D. K. & Mastronarde, C.* (graduate student) What daughters learn from their mothers about anger 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Forgays, D. K.  (2008).Three years of Teen Court offender outcomes: Can Teen Courts sustain their success) Adolescence, 43, 473-484.

 

Forgays, D.K. (2008). Book Review of Urban Girls Revisited: Building Strengths. Feminism & Psychology, 18,) 431-432.

 

Birditt, K.(graduate student) & Forgays, D. K. ( in press) Gender differences in Indirect Aggression: Self-report versus Behavior.

 

Forgays, D. K., & DeMilio, L. (graduate student) (2005). Is Teen Court only effective for 1st time offenders? International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 49,107-118.

 

Forgays, D. K., DeMilio, L. (graduate student), & Schuster, K. (2004, Winter). Teen Court: What can jurors tell us about the process? Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 25-33.

 

Weberling, (Cady), L., (graduate student), Forgays, D. K., Crain-Thoreson, C. & Hyman, I. (2003). The validation of a prenatal screening inventory for prenatal child abuse risk prediction. Child Welfare, 82,319-334.

 

Forgays, D. K., (2002). What do youth jurors tell us about the Teen Court process? The Newsletter of the National Youth Court Center, 2(1), 3-7 (Invited submission).

 

Wrzesniewski, K., Forgays, D. K., Bonaiuto, P., & Giannini A. (2002). Gender and age differences in coronary-prone behavior: A cross-cultural study In G.Weidner G, M. Kopp, & M. Kristenson (Eds.), Heart Disease: Environment, Stress and Gender, NATO Science Series, Series I: Life and Behavioural Sciences, Volume: 327. Amsterdam: IOS Press. 

 

Hatch, H. (graduate student) & Forgays, D. K. (2001). A comparison between older adolescent and

adult females' responses to anger-provoking situations Adolescence, 36, 557-570.

 

 

Forgays, D. K., Ottaway, S., Guarino, A., & D'Alessio, M. (2001). Parenting stress in employed and at-home mothers in Italy. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Winter, 327-350.

 

Lonner, W., Dinnel, D., Forgays D. K., & Hayes, S. (1999) (Eds.) Proceedings for the 14th IACCP Conference - Merging Past and Future, Netherlands: Swets & Zeitlinger.

 

Forgays, D. K., Richards, J., Forgays, D.G., & Sujan, S. (1999). An examination of the AHA!-illness relationship in older adolescent male and female students from three countries. International Journal of  Behavioral Medicine, 6, 64-77.

 

Forgays, D. K., Spielberger, C.D., Ottaway, S.A., Forgays, D.G. (1998) Factor structure of the State-Trait  Anger Expression Inventory for middle-aged Men and women. Assessment, 5, 141-156.

 

Forgays, D. K. (1998). An evaluation of the relationship between family bonding characteristics and adolescent alcohol use. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 7, 1-18.

 

Forgays, D.G., Forgays, D. K. & Spielberger, C.D. (1997). Factor structure of the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory for young adult subjects Journal of Personality Assessment, 69, 497-507. (revision completed since arrival at Western)

 

Forgays, D.K. (1996). The relationship between Type A parenting and adolescent perception of 

            family environment Adolescence, 31, 841-862.

 

Crockenberg, S. & Forgays, D.K. (1996). The role of emotion in children's understanding and emotional reactions to marital conflict. Merrill Palmer Quarterly,42, 22-47.

 

GRANTS

 

2002-2003              Teen Court Evaluation grant - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

 

2001-2002       Teen Court Evaluation grant - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

 

2000-2001       Teen Court Evaluation grant  - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

                        1st year of 3 potential funding years

 

1999    Ronald McDonald Charities

            Title: Equipment & Training provisions for Dedicated Child and Adolescent Therapy Room

 

1997    Summer Research Grant, Bureau for Faculty Research

            Title: The experience and expression of anger in women

 

1996    Program Evaluation Grant of Child Abuse Screening Inventory, Brigid Collins House

            Co-Principal investigator with Drs. Crain-Thoreson and Hyman

 

1995    Summer Research Grant, Bureau for Faculty Research

     Title: Cross-cultural factor analysis of the Adult/Adolescent Type A Behavior Scale

 


TECHNICAL REPORTS

 

2003                3rd year  OJJDP report for Teen Court Evaluation

                                   

2003                Report on the State of Washington State Youth Courts

 

2001 –2002     Year-end  OJJDP grant reports on Teen Court Evaluation

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Mar 2008         Association for Women in Psychology conference – San Diego

                        “What do young women know about breast cancer screening?”

                        Forgays, D.K.            

 

Mar 2007         Association for Women in Psychology conference, San Francisco

                        “What mothers think they teach their daughters about anger” (paper)

                        “Anger can hurt you – negative physical and psychological effects of anger”

                        (poster)

                        “Mentoring women faculty as they enter the academic world” (workshop)

                        Forgays, D.K.

 

Mar 2005         Association for Women in Psychology – Ypsilanti Michigan

                        Annual Conference

                        “What do daughters learn from their mothers about anger?

 Forgays, D. K. & Mastronarde, C.

                       

Dec 2004         Stili di vita e comportamenti a rischio: Quali strategie per la salute?

                        (Lifestyle and Risk behaviors: What are strategies for health?)

                        Funded by Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (National Research Center)

                        Rome, Italy

                        Invited Talks

                        “Health and emotion in adolescents”

                        “Barriers to breast cancer screening”

 

Sept 2004        Child & Adolescent Residential Psychiatric Programs (CHARPP),

                        Annual Conference, Portland, OR

                        Invited talk

“The evidence in support of youth courts” Forgays, D. K.

 

Apr 2004         Western Psychological Association, Phoenix, AZ

                        “The impact of Teen Court on youth offenders”

                        Forgays, D. K. (Chair of session on Psychology and Law)

 

Mar 2004         Center for Healthy Living – 1st conference, WWU

                        “Anger Management for a healthy heart”

                        Forgays, D. K.

PRESENTATIONS

 

 

Feb 2004         Association for Women in Psychology, Philadelphia, PA

                        “Women’s rationale for indirect aggression”

                        Forgays, D. K. & Birditt, K.

 

Sept 2003        European Health Psychology Society Kos, Greece

                        “Gender, age and aggression differences in Type A persons from

                        three countries”

                        Wrzesniewski, K. Forgays, D. K., Bonaiuto, P., & Giannini, A.

 

Sept 2003        European Health Psychology Society Kos, Greece

                        “Gender, age and aggression differences in Type A persons from

                        three countries”

                        Wrzesniewski, K. Forgays, D.K., Bonaiuto, P., & Giannini, A.

 

May 2003        Washington State Youth Court Conference

                        Invited talk

                        “Similarities and differences among youth courts in Washington State”

                        Forgays, D.K.

 

Feb 2003         La Sapienza – University of Rome – Invited talks

“Women’s Anger Expression Style: Health considerations”

 

“The Development of Women’s Anger Style: The effects of gender and culture”

                        Forgays, D.K.

                       

Sept 2001        Washington State Psychological Association

                        "The jury process in the Teen Court program"

                        DeMilio, L (graduate student) & Forgays, D.K.

 

August 2001   American Psychological Association, San Francisco

                        "What and how do mothers teach their daughters about anger?"

                        Forgays, D.K. & Mastronarde, C. (graduate student)

                       

August 2001   Washington Bar Association - Youth Court Training Conference,

Invited Talk, Seattle, WA

"How to develop an evaluation plan for your Youth Court"

Forgays, D.K.

 

June 2001        Washington Bar Association - Youth Court Informational Conference

                        Invited Talk, Seattle, WA

                        "Preliminary findings on the Teen Court Program of Whatcom County 2000-2001"

Forgays, D.K.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

May 2001        Sigma Xi Poster session (Scholar's Week, Western Washington University)

                        An evaluation of the impact of the Teen Court Program

Hovis, A., Mitschele, K., & Tucker, J.  (undergraduate students)

under the supervision of D.K. Forgays

 

May 2000        NATO Advanced Research on the increase in Coronary heart disease in Central

                        and Eastern Europe: Stress and Gender-related factors, Budapest, Hungary

                        " Gender and Age differences in Coronary-prone behavior: A cross-cultural study"

                        Wrzesniewski, K., Forgays, D.K., Bonaiuto, P., & Giannini, A.

 

April 2000       Western Psychological Association, (accepted) Portland, OR

                        "Indirect Aggression - Is it ever justified?"

                        Forgays, D.K., Hill, R. (graduate student),

                        Mastronarde, C. & Weaver, S. (undergraduate students)

 

                        "The Experience of Divorce: Listening to recent participants"

                        Byrne, C., Forgays, D.K., Egbers, B., & Monson, A. (undergraduate students)

 

Aug 1999        Society for Stress and Anxiety Research, Invited Symposium talk

                        Cracow, Poland

                        “Is indirect aggression the preferred  approach?”

                        Forgays, D.K. & Birditt, K. (graduate student)

 

April 1999       Society for Research on Child Development

                        “The influence of gender and family context on parent-adolescent conflict”

                        Forgays, D.K. & Birditt, K. (graduate student)

 

                        “Factor structure of the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory: Developmental

                        and gender considerations for use with adolescents and their parents”

                        Forgays, D.K., Ottaway, S., & Thorndike, R.M.

 

April 1998       International Society for Infancy Studies Conference, Atlanta, GA

                        "The relationship between prenatal assessment of child         abuse risk and quality

                         of home environment"

                        Cady, L.(graduate student), Crain-Thoreson, C., Forgays, D.K., & Hyman, I.

                       

July 1997         Fifth European Congress of Psychology, Invited Symposium - Dublin, Ireland

                        "Contextual mediators related to the experience and expression of anger in adult women

                        Forgays, D.K. & Hatch, H. (graduate student)

 

April 1997       Western Psychological Association - Seattle, WA

                        "What makes adolescent girls angry?"

                        Forgays, D.K. & Birditt, K.

 

                        "Validation of risk assessment screener for child abuse"

                        Cady, L., Crain-Thoreson, C., Forgays, D.K., & Hyman, I

                       

                        "How adolescents decided whether to use alcohol or not"

                        Forgays, D.K. & Oneal, B. (undergraduate student)

 

                        Society for Research in Child Development, Washington D.C.

                        "What makes adolescent girls angry and what they do about it"

                        Forgays, D.K.

 

PRESENTATIONS

March 1997     Gender Studies Symposium - Lewis & Clark College, OR

                        "Anger expression style in women - Are the differences related to age or social role?"

                        Forgays, D.K. & Hatch, H. (graduate student)

 

Sept. 1996       European Health Psychology Conference, Dublin, Ireland

                        "The experience and expression of anger in women

                        Forgays, D.K. & Hatch, H.

 

Aug. 1996       International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development,  Quebec City

                        "Individual and dyadic influences on parent ratings of child behavior

                         problems and competencies"

                        Forgays, D.K.                                   

 

May 1996        International Counseling Conference, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

                        "What is the experience of anger for young females?" 

                         Hatch, H. & Forgays, D.K.

 

July 1995         Invited lectures on Adolescent-Parent Relationships, Treatment of Eating Disorders,

                         La Sapienza, Rome Italy

 

                        Stress and Anxiety Research (STAR) , Prague, Czech Republic

                        "Life with a Type A mother - Stressful or Stimulating?"

                        Forgays, D.K.

 

                        "Personality and Health" panel (Chair & discussant)

 

July 1995         International Individual Differences Conference, Warsaw, Poland

                        "The relationship between hostility and somatic complaints in women:

                        Some developmental differences"

                        Forgays, D.K.

 

Mar. 1995        Western Psychological Assoc. - Los Angeles, CA

                        "Type A Mothers and their adolescent daughters"

                        Forgays, D.K.

 

                        Australian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine - Second Annual Conference

                        "A cross-cultural comparison of the relationships of anger and hostility to health-

                        compromising behaviors"

                        Forgays, D.K., Richards, J. et al.

 

                        Society for Research in Child Development, Indianapolis, IN

                        "Children's emotional reactions to marital conflict as predictors of behavioral adjustment"

                        Crockenberg, S., Murphy, P., & Forgays, D.K.

 

CLINICAL LICENSURE

 

Jan 1996 - present       Licensed # 1951  - Clinical Psychologist/State of Washington

 

 

 

Work completed prior to appointment at Western

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Forgays, D.G. & Forgays, D.K. (1994) The Use of  flotation isolation to modify important Type A components in young adults.  Journal of Environmental Psychology, 14, 47-55.

 

Forgays, D.G., Bonaiuto, P., Wrzesniewski, K., & Forgays, D.K. (1993). Personality and cigarette smoking in Italy, Poland and the United States. International Journal of the Addictions, 28(50), 399-413.

 

Forgays, D.K., Forgays, D.G., Bonaiuto, P., & Wrzesniewski, K. (1993) Measurement of the Type A Behavior Pattern from adolescence through mid-life: Further development of AATABS. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 16 523-537.

 

Forgays, D.K. &  Forgays, D.G. (1993).  Factors contributing to parenting stress among employed and nonemployed women with children. European Journal of Personality, 7(2), 107-118.

 

Forgays, D.K., Forgays, D.G., Wrzesniewski, K. & Bonaiuto, P. (1993). Alcohol use and personality relationships in U.S. and Polish adolescents.  Journal of Substance Abuse, 4,  393-402.

 

Forgays, D.G., Forgays, D.K., Wrzesniewski, K., & Bonaiuto, P. (1993). Personality dimensions and

            cigarette smoking behavior in Polish and U.S. adolescents. Psychology and Health, 8, 1-12.

 

Forgays, D.G., Rzewnicki, R., Ober, A.J., & Forgays, D.K. (1993). Headache in college students: A

            comparison of four populations. Headache, 33, 182-190.

 

Forgays, D.K. (1992). Type A Behavior and parenting stress in mothers with young children Current Psychology, 11, 3-20.

 

Forgays, D.K., Hasazi, J., & Wasserman, R.C. (1992). Recurrent otitis media and parenting stress in mothers of two year old children. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 13, 321-325.

 

Forgays, D.G. & Forgays, D.K. (1992). Creativity enhancement through flotation isolation. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 12, 329-335.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Forgays, D.G. & Forgays, D.K. (1992) Isolation, stress reduction and health in Anxiety: Recent Developments in Psychophysiological, Cognitive and Health Research.  Forgays, D.G.,  Wrzesniewski, K., & Sosnoski, T. (Eds.) Washington, D.C.:  Taylor & Francis.

PUBLICATIONS

Forgays, D.G., Forgays, D.K., Pudvah, M. & Wright, D. (1991). A direct comparison of the "wet" and "dry" flotation environments. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 11, 179-187.

           

Forgays, D.K. & Forgays, D. G. (1991). Type A Behavior within families: Parents and their older adolescent children. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 14, 325-339.      

 

GRANTS

 

1993    N.A.T.O. Co-Principal Investigator

            Title: Emotional distress and health-injurious behavior in adolescents in United States, Italy,

            and Poland, .

 

1991    University Council on Research and Scholarship ;Co-Principal Investigator

            Title: The etiology of Type A Behavior

           

1990    Helix Foundation; Co-Principal Investigator

            Title: Type A Behavior in adolescents

           

1990    Child and Adolescent Training and Research, Inc.; Principal Investigator

1988        Title: Type A Behavior within families                      

                         

1989    Child and Adolescent Training and Research, Inc.; Principal Investigator

            Title: Type A Behavior and parenting stress

 

1986    Child and Adolescent Training and Research, Inc.; Principal Investigator

            Title: Recurrent otitis media and parenting stress                  

                       

1981    United Way Special Projects Grant; Principal Investigator

            Title: Self-Help Guide for Families

                       

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

April 1994       Eastern Psychological Association - Providence, RI

                        "Headache periodicity in a college population"

                        Forgays, D.K. & Bradshaw, J. (graduate student)

 

August 1993   American Psychological Association - Toronto

                        "Family climate and Type A Behavior Pattern relationships between parents and adolescents"

                        Forgays, D.K. & Forgays, D.G.

 

July 1992         Stress and Anxiety Research (STAR) Conference, Leuven, Belgium

                        "Personality and health injurious behavior in adolescents from two countries"

                        Forgays, D.K., Forgays, D.G., Giannini, A.M.,  Bonaiuto, P., & Wrzesniewski, K.

PRESENTATIONS

 

July 1991         Second European Congress of Psychology, Budapest, Hungary

                        "Personality and alcohol use" Forgays, D.G. & Forgays, D.K.

                       

                        "Type A behavior, anger and somatic complaints within families"                           

                        Forgays D.K. & Forgays, D.G.

 

                        12th International Conference of the Society for Test Anxiety Research (STAR)

                        Budapest, Hungary 

                        "Emotional distress and health-injurious behavior in the adolescent"

                        Forgays, D.G. & Forgays, D.K.

                       

                        "Parenting stress and occupational status in women with young children"                                       

                        Forgays, D.K. & Forgays, D.G.

 

1990                American Psychological Society, Washington D.C.

                        "Type A behavior and parenting stress"          Forgays, D.K.

 

                        Fifth European Association of Personality Psychology - Ariccia-Genzano, Italy 

                        "A cross-cultural analysis of personality and health injurious behavior

                        Forgays, D.G., Bonaiuto, P., Wrzesniewski, K.         &  Forgays, D.K.

                       

                        La Sapienza - University of Rome, Invited talk,

                        "Type A Behavior in paid employment and non-paid employment women"

                        Forgays, D.K.

 

1990                International Conference: Anxiety: Biological and Social Approaches, Nieborow, Poland  

                        "Isolation, stress reduction and health"

                        Forgays, D.G. & Forgays, D.K.        

 

1990                11th International Conference of the Society for Test Anxiety Research -W. Berlin, Germany

                        "Type A Behavior Pattern among family members"

                        Forgays, D.K. & Forgays, D.G.

 

                        "Flotation isolation: relaxation, stress and reduction creativity enhancement"                     

                        Forgays, D.G. & Forgays, D.K.

 

1989                10th Conference of the Society for Test Anxiety Research, Amsterdam, Netherlands

                        "The impact of chronic minor illness on the mother-child relationship"

                        Forgays, D.K., Hasazi, J., & Wasserman, R.C.

                       

                        First European Congress of Psychology, Amsterdam, Netherlands

                        "Type A Behavior in children and their parents" Forgays, D.K. & Forgays, D.G.

 

 

June 1990        Licensed  # 477 -  Clinical Psychologist /State of Vermont

 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE/INTERNSHIPS

 

Sept. 1988 -     Clinical Intern, Dept. of Pediatrics,  University Health Center, Burlington, VT

Dec. 1989        Supervisor: Joseph Hasazi, Ph.D. Supervised clinical hours:1400

 

Sept. 1988 -     Clinical Intern, Behavior Therapy and Psychotherapy Center, Burlington, VT

Dec. 1989        Supervisor: Bruce Compas, Ph.D. Supervised clinical hours: 780

 

Dec. 1986 -     Clinical Intern, Baird Center for Children and families, Burlington, VT

Aug. 1988       Supervisor: Joseph Hasazi, Ph.D. Supervised clinical hours: 1300

 

Mar. 1986 -     Assessment of failure-to-thrive infants

June 1988        Supervisors: Lynne A. Bond, Ph.D.,  Richard C. Wasserman, MD

 

Sept. 1985       Clinical Intern, Vermont State Hospital

Aug.  1986      Supervisor: Elliott Benay, M.A., Licensed Psychologist

                        Supervised clinical hours: 1000

 

Jan. - May       UVM Counseling and Testing Center,           Supervisor: Richard Does, Ph.D.

1985

                        Total pre-doctoral clinical supervised hours: 4400

                        Post doctoral supervision hours: 1500

 

 

PRE-DOCTORAL WORK HISTORY/CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

 

1981-1985      Outreach /Advocacy Worker

                         Sara Holbrook Center, Burlington, VT

                                   

1979-1981      Day Care Field Specialist, Social and Rehabilitative Services, State of Vermont

 

1975-1978      Child/family Counselor, Washington County Mental Health Children's Services, Montpelier,VT

                        Funding source: NIMH Demonstration Project

           

1971-1975      Head teacher, UVM Home Care Enrichment Center