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Peer Reviewed Publications

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Koss, K., Lawler, J. M., & Gunnar, M. R. (2019) Moderating effects of the post-adoption environment on recovery in post-institutionalized children. Development and Psychopathology. doi:10.1017/S0954579419001226

Lawler, J. M., Esposito, E.A., *Doyle, C., & Gunnar, M. R. (2019). A Preliminary, Randomized-Controlled Trial of Mindfulness and Game-Based Executive Function Trainings to Promote Self-Regulation in Internationally-Adopted Children. Development and Psychopathology. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579418001190

Weatherston, D., Ribaudo, J., & the Michigan Collaborative for Infant Mental Health Research. (in press). Infant Mental Health Home Visiting: The Evolution of a Model . Infant Mental Health Journal.

Huth-Bocks, A.C., Jester, J.M., Stacks, A.M., Muzik, M.M., Rosenblum K.L., & the Michigan Collaborative for Infant Mental Health Research. (in press). Infant Mental Health Home Visiting Therapists’ Fidelity to the IMH-HV Model in Community Practice Settings. Infant Mental Health Journal.

Shea, S.E., Jester, J.M., Huth-Bocks, A.C., Weatherston, D., Muzik, M., Rosenblum, K.L., and the Michigan Collaborative for Infant Mental Health Research. (in press). Infant Mental Health Home Visiting Therapists’ Reflective Supervision Self-Efficacy in Community Practice Settings. Infant Mental Health Journal.

Rosenblum, K.L., Muzik, M., Jester, J.M., Huth-Bocks, A.C., Erickson, N... & the Michigan Collaborative for Infant Mental Health Research. (in press). Community- delivered Publically-funded Infant-Parent Psychotherapy Improves Sensitive Caregiving: Evaluation of the Michigan Model of Infant Mental Health Home Visiting. Infant Mental Health Journal.

Lawler, J. M., Bocknek, E., McGinnis, E., Martinez-Torteya, C., & Muzik, M. (2018) Maternal postpartum depression increases vulnerability for toddler behavior problems through infant cortisol reactivity. Infancy.   https://doi.org/10.1111/infa.12271 

McGinnis, McGinnis, Hruschak, Bilek, Ip, Morelen, Lawler, J.M., Fitzgerald, Rosenblum, Muzik (2018). Wearable Sensors Outperform Behavioral Coding as Valid Marker of Childhood Anxiety and Depression. PlosOne.

Rosenblum, K. L., Lawler, J. M., Alafara, E., Miller, N., Schuster, M., & Muzik, M. (2017) Improving Maternal Representations in High-Risk Mothers: Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Mom Power Parenting Intervention. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-017-0757-5 

Lawler, J. M., Koss, K. J., & Gunnar, M. R. (2017). Bidirectional effects of parenting and child behavior in internationally adopting families. Journal of Family Psychology, 31(5), 563-573. doi:  10.1037/fam0000309

Mucka, L., Dayton, C., Lawler, J. M., Kirk, R., Alfafara, E., Schuster, M., … & Muzik, M. (2017). Mixed Methods Evaluation of Participant Recruitment and Retention in the Mom Power Parenting Intervention Program. Infant Mental Health Journal, 38(4), 536-550. https://doi.org/10.1002/imhj.21652

Lawler, J. M., Rosenblum, K., Muzik, M., Ludtke, M., Weatherston, D., & Tableman, B. (2017) A Collaborative Process for Evaluating Infant Mental Health Home Visiting in Michigan. Psychiatric Services, 68(6), 535-538. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201700047

Julian, M., Lawler, J. M., Muzik, M., & Rosenblum, K. R. (2017). Caregiver-Child Relationships in Early Childhood: Interventions to Promote Well-Being and Reduce Risk for Psychopathology. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40473-017-0110-0 

Lawler, J. M., Koss, K., *Doyle, C., & Gunnar, M. R. (2016) The course of early disinhibited social engagement among post-institutionalized children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 57(10), 1126-1134. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.12606

Lawler, J. M., Karaketin, C., & Gehrman, R. (2016). Maltreated Children and Their Families in Juvenile Court: II. Maltreatment Recidivism. Journal of Public Child Welfare. doi: 10.1080/15548732.2016.1141151

Raby, K. L., Lawler, J. M., Shlafer, R. J., Hesemeyer, P. S., Collins, W. A., & Sroufe, L. A. (2015). The interpersonal antecedents of supportive parenting: A prospective   longitudinal study from infancy to adulthood. Developmental Psychology.    http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0038336

Lawler, J. M., Hostinar, C. E., Mliner, S., & Gunnar, M. R. (2014) Disinhibited Social Engagement in Post-Institutionalized Children: Differentiating Normal from Atypical Behavior. Development and Psychopathology 26(2), 451-464.

Karaketin, C., Gehrman, R. & Lawler, J. M. (2014). A Study of Maltreated Children and Their Families in Juvenile Court: I. Court Performance Measures. Children and Youth Services Review 41, 62-74. 

Shlafer, R., Raby, K. L., Lawler, J. M., Hesemeyer, P., Roisman, G. (2014) Longitudinal Associations between Adult Attachment States of Mind and Parenting Quality. Attachment and Human Development. doi: 10.1080/14616734.2014.962064

Karaketin, C., Gehrman, R. & Lawler, J. M. (2014). A Study of Maltreated Children and Their Families in Juvenile Court: III. Case plans. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 65(3-4), 47-67. 

Book Chapters

Lawler, J. M., Muzik, M., and Rosenblum, K.L. (2018). Mom Power: A Parenting Group Intervention for Mothers with trauma histories. In Motherhood in the Face of Trauma - Pathways Towards Healing and Growth. Springer.

Lawler, J. M. & Causadias, J. (2014) Neurobiology and genetics of attachment. In Torres de Cádiz, B., Causadias, J. M., & Posada, G. (Eds.) Attachment theory: Research and clinical applications. Madrid: Psimatica.

Lawler, J. M., & Gunnar, M. R. (2012). Implications of research on post-institutionalized children for practice and policy in early education. In Pianta, R.C. (senior ed.),  Justice, L., Barnett, S. & Sheridan (associate eds.). Handbook of Early Childhood Education. (pp. 457-479). New York: Guilford Press. 

Recent Presentations 

*Aho, K., *Daugherty, M., Staples, A., & Lawler, J.M. (May, 2020). Sleep disturbance and dysregulated negative affect mediate the relationship between pre-adoptive risk and problem behavior. To be presented to the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. 

Lawler, J.M., *Aho, K., *Lee, R., & Staples, A. (June, 2020). Parental adverse childhood experiences, parental executive functioning, and child emotion regulation. To be presented to the World Association for Infant Mental Health biennial conference, Brisbane Australia.

Lawler, J.M., *Lee, R., *Aho, K., & Staples, A. (June, 2020). Parental mental health symptoms, social support, and perceptions of child behavior problems. To be presented   to the World Association for Infant Mental Health biennial conference, Brisbane Australia.

*Lee, R., Staples, A., & Lawler, J.M. (June, 2020). Social support, Child Behavior Problems and Parenting Stress. To be presented to the World Association for Infant Mental Health biennial conference, Brisbane Australia.

*Aho, K., Staples, A., & Lawler, J.M. (June, 2020). Emotion-related impulsivity and parenting self-efficacy: An exploratory analysis. To be presented to the World Association for Infant Mental Health biennial conference, Brisbane Australia.

*Poehacker, S., McLaughlin, A., Hart, E., Lawler, J.M., Drossel, C., Angusamy, S., Lukomski, A., & Peterson, C. (March, 2020). Helping NICU Mothers Cope: A Brief Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)-Based Intervention. To be presented to the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference.

*Aho, K., Esposito, E., Staples, A., & Lawler, J.M. (November, 2019). Sleep  Disturbance Predicts Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior Beyond Pre-Adoptive History and Risk Factors. Presented to the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. 

*Aho, K., Esposito, E., Staples, A., &   Lawler, J.M.   (November, 2019). Sleep Disturbance Predicts Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior Beyond Pre-Adoptive History and Risk Factors. Presented to the Biennial Pediatric Sleep Medicine Meeting. 

*Poehacker, S., Lawler, J.M., & Drossel, C. (May, 2019). An ACT based intervention for mothers in the NICU. Presented to the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health Biennial Conference.

*Ludkin, T., *Servin-Oliveras, J., & Lawler, J.M. (May, 2019). Parental Mental Health, Social Support, and Child Self-Regulation. Presented to the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health Biennial Conference.

*Dougherty, M. & Lawler, J.M. (May, 2019). Parental Adverse Childhood Experiences, Parenting Stress, and Child Behavior Outcomes. Presented to the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health Biennial Conference.

*Aho, K., & Lawler, J. M. (May, 2019). Parenting, Negative Urgency, and Child Behavior: Moderators and Mediators. Presented to the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health Biennial Conference.

*Dwyer, K. & Lawler, J. M. (May, 2019). Parental Depression, Parental Mind-Mindedness, and Child Self-Regulation. Presented to the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health Biennial Conference.

*Powdhar, S. & Lawler, J.M. (May, 2019). Parental History of Trauma, Parental Depression and Access to Care. Presented to the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health Biennial Conference.

*Bourgeion, N. & Lawler, J. M. (May, 2019). Parental Adverse Childhood Experiences, Coping Strategies, and their Implications for Child Emotion Regulation. Presented to the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health Biennial Conference.

Lawler, J.M ., Hruschak, J., Muzik, M., Rosenblum, K., & Fitzgerald, K. (March, 2019). Child Self-Regulation, Psychopathology and the Error Related Negativity. Presented to the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

*Olivares, J.S., *Ludkin, T., *Runyon, T., *Powdhar, S., Lawler, J.M., Rosenblum, K., & Fitzgerald, K. (March, 2019). Child executive functioning mediates the association between parent and child mental health problems. Presented to the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Brophy-Herb, H., Huth-Bocks, A., Lawler, J.M., Dalimonte-Merckling, D., *Pitzen, J., *Romero, G. Rosenblum, K., Muzik, M., Stacks, A., Niec, L., Shea S. & The Michigan Collaborative for Infant Mental Health Research. (2018, May). Correlates of Mind-Minded Representations of Infants and Toddlers Among Low-Income Parents Receiving Infant Mental Health Services. Poster presented to the World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health. Rome, Italy.

Lawler, J.M ., Julien, M. Brophy-Herb, H., Jester, J., Muzik, M., Rosenblum, K., & The Michigan Collaborative for Infant Mental Health Research. (2018, May). Social support moderates the relationship between parental risk factors and observed parenting. Paper presented to the World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health. Rome, Italy.

Ip, K., Olson, S., Liu, Y., Hruschak, J., Bilek, E., Lawler, J.M ., Mantha, B., Mannella, K., Rosenblum, K.L., Muzik, M., & Fitzgerald, K. (2017, June). Gender and age moderate the relationship between error-related negativity and internalizing symptoms. Poster presented to the biennial meeting of the International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Lawler, J. M., Rosenblum, K.L., Alfafara, E., Miller, N., Schuster, M., & Muzik, M. (2017, April). Improving Maternal Representations in High-Risk Mothers: Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Mom Power Parenting Intervention. Poster presented to the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Koss, K., Lawler, J. M., Mliner, S., & Gunnar, M.R. (2017, April). Early Life Stress and Regulatory Deficits: Does Post-Adoption Parenting Facilitate Recovery in Post- Institutionalized Children? Paper presented to the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Lawler, J. M. & Koss, K. (Co-chairs; 2017, April). The Role of Parenting in Ameliorating the Impact of Early Life Stress on Children’s Behavioral and Biological Functioning. Paper Symposium at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.