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Michele Cascardi - Fielding Graduate University. Santa Barbara, CA, US

Michele Cascardi Michele Cascardi

Program Director | Fielding Graduate University

Santa Barbara, CA, UNITED STATES

Assessment and prevention of intimate partner violence and sexual assault in adolescent and young adult relationships

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Biography

Michele Cascardi, PhD, is the Program Director of the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at Fielding Graduate University.

Dr. Cascardi is a licensed clinical psychologist in NY and NJ and consults as a forensic psychologist on matters related to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and child custody.

Dr. Cascardi earned her undergraduate degree in psychology at Duke University where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. She earned her MA and PhD in clinical psychology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. An active scholar, Dr. Cascardi has published extensively on the topics of intimate partner and dating violence, bystander education to prevent sexual and relationship violence on college campuses, childhood victimization, and posttraumatic stress disorder. She also established school-based programs to promote healthy dating relationships in NY, PA and NJ. Her research to evaluate these programs and improve how the field measures dating violence in adolescent and young adult relationships has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Institute of Justice with over $2M in grant support. Dr. Cascardi enjoys mentoring students and teaching courses on clinical case conceptualization, psychology and law, forensic interviewing of children, and research methods.

Industry Expertise (3)

Mental Health Care

Education/Learning

Research

Areas of Expertise (10)

Psychopathology

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Structural Equation Modeling

Assessment and Treatment of Intimate Partner Violence

Forensic Psychology

Measurement of Adolescent Relationship Violence

Bystander Education to Prevent Sexual Assault

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Psychology and Law

Accomplishments (7)

Co-lead, Campus Climate Survey Charge, Office of the Secretary of Higher Education Safe and Inclusive Learning Environments Working Group (professional)

Appointed by New Jersey Governor Murphy as Co-lead, Campus Climate Survey Charge, Office of the Secretary of Higher Education Safe and Inclusive Learning Environments Working Group (2019)

William Paterson University Faculty Excellence Award in Scholarship/Creative Expression (professional)

(2018)

Consulting Editor

Psychology of Violence (2020-present)

Consulting Editor

Journal of Family Violence (2018-present)

Consulting Editor

Partner abuse (2015-present)

Associate Editor

Psychological Assessment (2012-2014)

Consulting Editor

Psychological Assessment (2010-2011; 2002-2003)

Education (3)

State University of New York: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology 1993

State University of New York: M.A., Psychology 1990

Duke University: B.A., Psychology 1988

Affiliations (4)

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Division 12, Society of Clinical Psychology, APA
  • Division 31, State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs, APA
  • PSYDNYS and NY-NJ Association of Directors of Training, External Compliance Committee

Media Appearances (4)

The One Thing To Say To Someone Who Struggles With Chronic Pain

October 15, 2018.  

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7 Ways Your Parents' Relationship Can Affect Yours

June, 1, 2017.  

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When Love Hurts: How to Avoid Teen Dating Violence.

Cascardi, M. & Bujalski, A. (2016).  

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Pupil response to threat: A physiological marker for PTSD?

Cascardi, M., Armstrong, D. & Chung, L. (2015, July 27).  

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Trauma Blog.

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Event Appearances (25)

Schorpp, H., Hassabelnaby, R., & Cascardi, M. (October, 2020).

An Innovative Measure of Psychological Intimate Partner Violence in a National Sample of Adolescents.  Poster presented at the New Jersey Psychological Association, Virtual Poster Hall.

Chesin, M., & Cascardi, M. (June, 2020).

Co-Occurring Physical Dating Violence and Suicide Attempt: The Role of Childhood Physical Abuse.  Paper presented (virtual) at the Youth Suicide Research Consortium's First National Conference.

Krauss, A., Nguyen, J., Sargent, K., Grych, J., Cascardi, M., Rosenfield, D., McDonald, R., Jouriles, E. (March, 2020).

College Student’s Feelings of Campus Connectedness and Party Safety Behavior: A Multi-University Prospective Investigation.  Paper accepted to the 32nd Annual Convention Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL, United States (conference canceled).

Chesin, M., & Cascardi, M. (April, 2020).

Physical Dating Violence and Suicide Attempt in Emerging Adults: Positive Associations with Physical Childhood Maltreatment and the Protective Effect of Minority Race and Ethnicity.  

Smith, S., Chesin, M., & Cascardi, M. (March, 2020).

Testing Whether Belief in a Just World Mediates the Relationship Between Childhood Emotional Abuse and Self-Esteem.  Paper presented (virtual) at annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association.

Chesin, M., Harris, R., Adler, E., & Cascardi, M. (March, 2020).

Polyvictimization in Childhood and Binge Drinking Among Emerging Adult College Students.  Poster presented (virtual) at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association.

Pearsall, C., Cascardi, M., Chesin, M., & Navarro, V. (November, 2019).

Mindfulness and its Role in Understanding the Relation of Child Maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence to Depressive and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms.  Poster presented at 53rd Annual Convention of the Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Atlanta, GA.

Navarro, V., Cascardi, M., Pearsall, C., Connolly, M., & Kammen, M.

Poster presented at 53rd Annual Convention of the Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Atlanta, GA.  Poster presented at 53rd Annual Convention of the Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Atlanta, GA.

Connolly, M., Kammen, K., Pearsall, C., & Cascardi, M. (November, 2019).

Do Early Maladaptive Schemas Moderate the Relationship Between Risk Appraisal and Unresponsive Bystander Behavior?  Poster presented at 53rd Annual Convention of the Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Atlanta, GA.

Rosselli, M., Chesin, M., Tsang, W., Jeglic, E., & Cascardi, M. (November, 2018).

Knowledge and Accepting Attitudes of Suicide are Greater among College Students who Watched 13 Reasons Why Compared to their Peers who did not.  Poster presented at the 52nd Annual Convention of the Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.

Cascardi, M., King, C., Rector, D., & DelPozzo, J. (November, 2018).

School-Based Bullying and Teen Dating Violence Prevention Laws: Overlapping or Distinct?  Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.

Cascardi, M., Kammen, M., Pearsall, C., Navarro, V., & *Connolly, M. (July, 2018).

A conceptual typology for measuring adolescent relationship abuse: Developmental and contextual considerations.  Poster presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH.

Blank, H., Cascardi, M., & Chesin, M. (July, 2018).

Does mindfulness moderate the association of child maltreatment and dating violence victimization on symptoms of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder?  Poster presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH.

Tsang, W., Chesin, M., Cascardi, M. (March, 2018).

Arousal during stressful task completion linked to state anxiety in female but not male emerging adults.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Cascardi, M., King, C., Rector, D., & DelPozzo, J. (March, 2018).

School-based violence prevention laws: Separate but equal or confusing and redundant?  Paper presented at the American-Psychology Law Society Conference, Memphis, TN.

Chesin, M., Mayers, J., & Cascardi, M. (November, 2017).

Cognitive-Affective Correlates of Suicide Ideation and Attempt among College Students.  Poster presented at International Summit on Suicide Research, Henderson, NV.

Kammen, M., Rosselli, M., Bujalski, A. & Cascardi, M. (August, 2017).

Correlates of Relationship Dissolution: Social Learning, Attachment, and Conflict Theories.  Poster presented at the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Smith, S., Searcy, M., Cascardi, M., & Chesin, M. S. (May, 2017).

Emotion Reactivity and Childhood Physical Abuse: Preliminary Findings.  Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Rosselli, M., Kammen, M., Bujalski, A. & Cascardi, M. (August, 2017).

Trauma-Related Predictors of Repeated Physical Dating Victimization.  Poster presented at the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Cascardi, M., Blank, S., & Dodani, V. (July, 2016).

Measurement equivalence of the CADRI and CTS2 for psychological and physical dating violence.  Poster presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference of the Family Research Laboratory, Portsmouth, NH.

Smith, S., Searcy, M., Chesin, M., & Cascardi, M. (March, 2017).

Biomarkers of Emotion Reactivity are Associated with Childhood Sexual Abuse.  Poster presented at Explorations Research Conference, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Cascardi, M., & Chesin, M. S. (July, 2016).

Psychological and physical dating violence: Shared or unique etiology?  Poster presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference of the Family Research Laboratory, Portsmouth, NH.

Cascardi, M. (March, 2016).

Do Depressive and Trauma Symptoms Mediate the Link between Child Abuse, Violence Exposure, and Dating Violence Victimization? In M. Cascardi (Chair), Mechanisms Linking Child Maltreatment, Dating Violence, Sexual Coercion, and Early Parenting.  Symposium at Society for Adolescent Research, Baltimore, MD.

Shpiegel, S., & Cascardi, M. (March, 2016).

Predictors of Early Parenthood among Youth Emancipating from Foster Care: The Impact of Prior Childbirth and Risky Behaviors. In M. Cascardi (Chair), Mechanisms Linking Child Maltreatment, Dating Violence, Sexual Coercion, and Early Parenting.  Symposium at Society for Adolescent Research, Baltimore, MD.

Choi, H.J., Cascardi, M., & Temple, J.R. (March, 2016).

In M. Cascardi (Chair), Mechanisms Linking Child Maltreatment, Dating Violence, Sexual Coercion, and Early Parenting. Symposium at Society for Adolescent Research, Baltimore, MD.  Does Dating Violence Influence Romantic Relationship's Attachment Pattern?

Articles (25)

Party Frequency, Party Safety Strategies, and Sexual Assault among College Students.

Journal of American College Health.

Jouriles, E.N., *Kraus, A., *Sargent, K.S., Cascardi, M., Grych, J.H., & McDonald, R. (accepted).

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Child Maltreatment, Hostility and Anger: Are These Factors Unique to Suicide Attempt or Shared with Dating Violence Perpetration?

Understanding the Risk Factors for Suicidal Behavior.

Chesin, M., & Cascardi, M. (in press).

To appear in Understanding the Risk Factors for Suicidal Behavior.

Campus Connectedness among College Students and Prosocial Bystander Behavior to Prevent Sexual Violence.

Psychology of Violence.

3. Jouriles, E.N., *Sargent, K.S., *Kraus, A., *Nguyen, J., Rosenfield, R., Cascardi, M., Grych, J.G., & McDonald, R. (in press).

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Blunted Arousal in Response to Psychological Stress is Associated with Current Suicide Ideation.

Archives of Suicide Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/13811118.2019.1592041

Chesin, M., Cascardi, M., *Smith, S., & *Tsang, W. (2019).

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Knowledge of Suicide Risk Factors, But Not Suicide Risk, is Greater among College Students who Viewed 13 Reasons Why.

Journal of American College Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2019.1586713

Chesin, M., Cascardi, M., *Rosselli, M., Jeglic, E., & *Tsang, W. (2019).

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Correlates of persistent victimization by romantic partners: A short-term prospective study.

Violence and Victims, 34(2), 243-259.

Cascardi, M., & Avery-Leaf, S. (2019).

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The Bystander Behavior Scale (for Friends): Confirmatory factor analysis and association with prior victimization.

Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi.org/10.1177/0886260518794011

Cascardi, M., *Kraus, A., Salis, K.L., O’Leary, K.D., Sargent, K., Grych, J.H., & Jouriles, E.N. (2018).

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School-based violence prevention laws: Overlapping or distinct? Special Issue of the Preventing violence: The role of public policies in preventing intimate partner violence.

Journal of Interpersonal Violence,33(21), 3267-3297 doi.org/10.1177/0886260518798357

Cascardi, M., King, C., *Rector, D., & *DelPozzo, J. (2018).

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Cognitive-affective correlates of suicide ideation and attempt are not modified by impulsive-aggression in emerging adults.

Archives of Suicide Research. Accepted 22 May 2018, Published online June 11, 2018. doi.org/10.1080/13811118.2018.1480984

Chesin, M., & Cascardi, M. (2018).

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Conflict Tactics Scale- 2.

In J. Lebow, A. Chambers, & D. C. Breulin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. New York, NY: Springer. https://link.springer.com/referencework/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8

Cascardi, M., Avery-Leaf, S., & * Rosselli, M. K. (2018).

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Personality correlates of intimate partner violence subtypes: A latent class analysis.

Aggressive Behavior, 44(4), 348-361. doi: 10.1002/ab.21756

Cascardi, M., Chesin, M., & *Kammen, M. (2018).

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A study space analysis and narrative review of trauma informed mediators of dating violence.

Trauma, Violence and Abuse, 19(3), 266-285. doi: 10.1177/1524838016659485

Cascardi, M., & Jouriles, E.N. (2018).

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Mechanisms Underlying the Association of Exposure to Family of Origin Violence and Adolescent Dating Violence.

In D. A. Wolfe & J. R. Temple (Eds.), Adolescent Dating Violence: Theory, Research, and Prevention (pp. 159-188). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Cascardi, M., & Jouriles, E. N. (2018).

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The impact of early childbirth on socioeconomic outcomes and risk indicators among females emancipating from foster care.

Children and Youth Services Review. Published online November 2, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.11.001

Shpiegel, S., & Cascardi, M. (2017).

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TakeCARE, a video to promote bystander behavior on college campuses: Replication and extension.

Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Published online before print August 3, 2017. doi.org/10.1177/0886260517718189

Jouriles, E.N., Sargent, K. S., Salis, K. L., Caiozzo, C., Rosenfield, D., Cascardi, M., Grych, J. H., O’Leary, K. D., McDonald, R. (2017).

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Shared and distinct correlates of psychological and physical partner violence perpetration.

Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Published online before print April 13, 2017. doi/10.1177/0886260517702492

Cascardi, M., Jouriles, E.N., & Temple, J.R. (2017).

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Concordant responding on the physical assault/abuse subscales of the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales 2 and Conflict in Adolescent Dating Relationships Inventory.

Psychology of Violence, 6(2), 303-312.

Cascardi, M., & *Muzyczyn, B. (2016).

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A social ecology analysis of childbirth among females emancipating from foster care.

Journal of Adolescent Health. Published online before print November 19, 2016. doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.09.013

Shpiegel, S., Cascardi, M., & Dineen, M. (2016).

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Comparison of the CADRI and CTS2 for measuring psychological and physical dating violence perpetration and victimization.

Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Published online before print October 20, 2016, doi: 10.1177/0886260516670182

Cascardi, M., *Blank, S., & *Dodani, V. (2016).

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From violence in the home to physical dating violence victimization: The mediating role of psychological distress in a prospective study of female adolescents.

Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Published online first 22 February 2016, doi: 10.1007/s10964-016-0434-1

Cascardi, M. (2016).

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Concept creep or meaningful expansion? Response to Haslam.

Psychological Inquiry, 27 (1), 24-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2016.1111123

Cascardi, M., & Brown, C. (2016).

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Pupil response to threat: A comparison of trauma-exposed individuals with or without PTSD.

Journal of Traumatic Stress, 28, 370-374.

Cascardi, M., Armstrong D., Chung, L. & Pare, D. (2015).

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Gender differences in dating aggression and victimization among low income, urban middle school students.

Partner Abuse, 6, 1-20.

Cascardi, M., & Avery-Leaf, S. (2015).

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Adolescent parents in the first wave of the national youth in transition database.

Journal of Public Child Welfare, 9(3), 277-298. doi: 10.1080/15548732.2015.1043687

Shpiegel, S., & Cascardi, M. (2015).

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The problem with overly broad definitions of bullying: Implications for the school house, the state house, and the ivory tower.

Journal of School Violence, 13, 253-276.

Cascardi, M., Brown, C, *Iannarone, M, & *Cardona, N. (2014).

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