Eastern Michigan University
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology Department
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Alissa Huth-Bocks

Associate Professor

301P Science Complex

734.487.0112

ahuthboc@emich.edu

Education

Ph.D. Michigan State University

M.A. Michigan State University

B.A. University of Michigan

Interests and Expertise

Dr. Huth-Bocks' primary clinical and research interests are in the broad areas of early developmental psychopathology, parenting, and attachment relationships (e.g., mother-infant attachment, intergenerational transmission of attachment).

Her current research focuses on the impact of psychosocial risk factors during and after pregnancy, such as trauma, depression, economic disadvantage, and insecure attachment, on infant development, mother-infant attachment, and maternal and infant stress response. Dr. Huth-Bocks' teaches developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychopathology, interpersonal processes in psychotherapy, and provides clinical supervision at the EMU Psychology Clinic.

Selected Publications

Huth-Bocks, A.C. , Krause, K., Ahlfs-Dunn, S., Gallagher, E., & Scott, S. (2013). Relational trauma and posttraumatic stress symptoms among pregnant women. Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 41, 277-302.

Ahlfs-Dunn, S. & Huth-Bocks, A.C. (2012). Psychological violence against women by intimate partners: The use of children to victimize their mothers. In H.R. Cunningham and W.F. Berry (Eds.), Handbook on the Psychology of Violence, pp. 123-144. Nova Science Publishers, New York: NY.

Huth-Bocks, A.C. , Theran, S.A., Levendosky, A.A., & Bogat, G.A. (2011). A social-contextual understanding of concordance and discordance between maternal prenatal representations and infant-mother attachment. Infant Mental Health Journal , 32, 1-22.

Levendosky, A.A., Bogat, G.A., & Huth-Bocks, A.C. (2011). The influence of domestic violence on the development of the attachment relationship between mother and young child. Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychology, 28, 512-517.

Huth-Bocks, A.C. , Theran, S.A., Levendosky, A.A., & Bogat, G.A. (2011). Concordance and discordance between maternal representations of the infant during pregnancy and infant-mother attachment. Infant Mental Health Journal,32,1-22.

Levendosky, A.A., Bogat, G.A, Huth-Bocks, A.C. , & Rosenblum, K. (2011). The effects of domestic violence on the stability of attachment from infancy to preschool. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 40, 398-410.

Huth-Bocks, A.C., Earls, L., Latack, J. (2011). Infant-parent relationship disturbance in the context of intimate partner violence: A clinical case study of James. In S.A. Graham-Berman & A.A. Levendosky (Eds.), pp. 67-83. How Intimate Partner Violence Affects Children: Developmental Research, Case Studies, and Evidence-Based Treatment. Washington, DC: APA books.

Gallagher, E., Huth-Bocks, A.C., Levendosky, A.A. (2009). Parenting in the context of domestic violence: Unique stresses and outcomes. In P.H. Krause & T.M. Dailey (Eds.), pp. 291-314.Handbook of Parenting: Styles, Stresses, & Strategies.Nova Science Publishers: Hauppauge, NY.

Huth-Bocks, A.C., Hughes, H.M. (2008). The impact of parenting stress and parenting behavior on children's adjustment in families experiencing domestic violence. Journal of Family Violence, 23, 243-251.

Hughes, H.M., & Huth-Bocks, A.C. (2007). Variations in parenting stress in African-American battered women: Implications for children&s adjustment and family intervention. European Psychologist, 12, 62-71.

Theran, S. A., Levendosky, A. A., Bogat, G. A., & Huth-Bocks, A. C. (2005). Stability and change in mothers’ internal representations of their infants over time. Attachment and Human Development, 7, 253-268.

Huth-Bocks, A. C., Levendosky, A. A., G. A. Bogat, & von Eye, A. (2004). The impact of maternal characteristics and contextual variables on infant-mother attachment. Child Development, 75, 480-496.

Huth-Bocks, A. C., Levendosky, A. A., Theran, S., & Bogat, G. A. (2004). The impact of domestic violence on mothers’ prenatal representations of their infants. Infant Mental Health Journal, 25, 79-98.

Levendosky, A. A., Huth-Bocks, A. C., Shapiro, D. A., & Semel, M. A. (2003). The impact of domestic violence on the maternal child relationship and preschool-age children’s functioning. Journal of Family Psychology, 17, 275-287.

Huth-Bocks, A. C., Levendosky, A. A., & Bogat, G. A. (2002). The effects of domestic violence during pregnancy on maternal and infant health. Violence and Victims, 17, 169-185.

Levendosky, A. A., Huth-Bocks, A., & Semel, M. A. (2002). Adolescent peer relationships and mental health functioning in families with domestic violence. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 31, 206-218.

Levendosky, A. A., Huth-Bocks, A., Semel, M. A., & Shapiro, D. A. (2002). Trauma symptoms in preschool-age children exposed to domestic violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 17, 150-164.

Huth-Bocks, A. C., Levendosky, A. A., & Semel, M. A. (2001). The direct and indirect effects of domestic violence on young children’s intellectual functioning. Journal of Family Violence, 16, 269-290.

Courses Taught

PSY 321 Child Psychology
PSY 681 Child Psychopathology
PSY 751/731 Interpersonal Processes in Psychotherapy

 

Lab Contacts and Relevant Information

The Parenting Project office: 365 and 367 Science, 734 487-2238.

Or go online at: http://www.emich.edu/psychology/parenting/  

The Psychology Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344