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)
Child Clinical Psychology
Psychology Pain Management
University of Kansas: PhD, Psychology 1976
- 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.
Fathers massaging and relaxing their pregnant wives lowered anxiety and facilitated marital adjustmentJournal 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 ...
Psychosocial Morbidity: The Economic Burden in a Pediatric Health Maintenance Organization SampleJAMA Pediatrics
(2000) Objectives: To evaluate psychosocial morbidity in pediatric primary care and to determine displaced health care utilization...
“Depressed” mothers' perceptions of infant vulnerability are related to later developmentChild 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 ...
Perceptions of preschoolers' vulnerability by mothers who had delivered pretermJournal 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 ...
The impact of small for gestational age birth status upon premature childrenChildren'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 ...