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Debra Bendell Estroff, PhD - Fielding Graduate University. Culver City, CA, US

Debra Bendell Estroff, PhD Debra Bendell Estroff, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - Clinical Psychology | Fielding Graduate University


Developmental issues associated with aspects of anxiety and depression; chronic illness and emotional regulation.





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Debra Bendell Estroff is a member of the doctoral faculty at Fielding Graduate University.

Industry Expertise (4)


Mental Health Care


Training and Development

Areas of Expertise (5)

Developmental Psychology

Child Clinical Psychology

Research Design


Psychology Pain Management

Education (1)

University of Kansas: PhD, Psychology 1976

Affiliations (6)

  • American Psychological Association : Member
  • Association for the Advancement of Psychology : Member
  • Association for the Advancement of Science : Member
  • California Psychological Association : Member
  • International Association for Infant Research : Member
  • Society for Pediatric Psychology : Member

Event Appearances (5)

Developmental issues associated with aspects of anxiety and depression

(2007) Pediatric Grand Rounds  UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.

Hispanic youth and father beliefs

(2007) Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association  San Francisco, CA.

Parental depression, anxiety and anger effects on the fetus and neonate

(2004) Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association  Honolulu, HI.

Chronic illness and emotional regulation

(2003) Invited Presentation  UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.

Developmental issues associated with chronic illness

(2003) Pediatric Residents Conference  UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.

Articles (5)

Fathers massaging and relaxing their pregnant wives lowered anxiety and facilitated marital adjustment

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

(2005) This study examined the effects of fathers massaging their pregnant wives and practicing relaxation with them. Participants were married American fathers who completed the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS), the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and the Paternal Fetal ...

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Psychosocial Morbidity: The Economic Burden in a Pediatric Health Maintenance Organization Sample

JAMA Pediatrics

(2000) Objectives: To evaluate psychosocial morbidity in pediatric primary care and to determine displaced health care utilization...

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“Depressed” mothers' perceptions of infant vulnerability are related to later development

Child Psychiatry and Human Development

(1996) Abstract: Fifty-four depressed and non-depressed mothers were interviewed when their infants were 3 and 12 months of age. The depressed mothers assigned greater vulnerability scores and their infants engaged in less exploratory play and had lower Bayley mental ...

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Perceptions of preschoolers' vulnerability by mothers who had delivered preterm

Journal of Pediatric Psychology

(1994) Abstract: Assessed mothers who did and did not identify their children as vulnerable on a number of variables including perception of their child's behavior problems and their own sense of parental control. Children were also examined to determine their developmental ...

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The impact of small for gestational age birth status upon premature children

Children's Health Care

(1991) This study documented the degree and nature of developmental risk associated with intrauterine growth retardation in preterm infants Twenty-three preschool children who were SGA preterms were compared with 30 appropriate for gestational age children using the ...

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