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Debra Bendell Estroff, PhD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Psychology
Culver City, CA

dbendell@fielding.edu

PhD, University of Kansas, 1976
 

Areas of Instruction:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Child Clinical Psychology
  • Research Design
  • Psychopathology
 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

Research Interests:
  • Parental-Infant Mental Health
  • Health Psychology, Especially Related to Pain Management
Practice Interests:
  • Child Clinical
  • Psychology Pain Management
  • Parenting
 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association (12, 36, 38)
  • Association for the Advancement of Psychology
  • Association for the Advancement of Science
  • California Psychological Association
  • International Association for Infant Research
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology
 

Honors and Awards:

  • 2001: Outstanding Research, Department of Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California. Awarded by Northern California Kaiser Permanente Foundation.
 

Publications:

  • Field, T., Diego, M., Hernandez-Reif, M., Schanberg, S., Kuhn, C., Yando, R., & Bendell, D. (in press). Pregnancy anxiety effects on the fetus and neonate. Psychiatry.
  • Bendell Estroff, D., & Bernal, P. (2006). Recognizing and treating psychopathology in primary care. In D. Wedding & M. Stuber (Eds.), Behavior and medicine (pp. 239-248). Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Hogrefe & Huber.
  • Field, T., Hernandez-Reif, M., Vera, Y., Gil, K., Diego, M., Bendell, D., & Yando, R. (2005). Anxiety and anger effects on depressed mother-infant interactions. Infant Behavior and Development, 28, 1-9.
  • Latifses, V., Bendell Estroff, D., Field, T., & Bush, J. (2005). Fathers massaging and relaxing their pregnant wives lowered anxiety and facilitated marital adjustment. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 9, 277-282.
  • Field, T., Hernandez-Reif, M., Vera, Y., Gil, K., Diego, M., Bendell, D., & Yando, R. (2004). Anxiety and anger effects on depressed mother-infant interactions. Infant Behavior and Development, 31, 109-114.
  • Field, T., Diego, M., Dieter, J., Hernandez-Reif, M., & Bendell, D. (2004). Prenatal depression effects on the fetus and newborn. Infant Behavior & Development, 27, 216-229.
  • Field, T., Diego, M., Hernandez-Reif, M., Schanberg, S., Kuhn, C., Yando, R., & Bendell, D. (2003). Pregnancy anxiety and comorbid depression and anger effects on the fetus and neonate. Depression and Anxiety, 17, 140-151.
  • Field, T., Diego, M., Yando, R., Bendell, D., & Schanberg, S. (2003). Prenatal depression effects on the fetus and neonate in different ethnic and socio-economic status groups. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 20(3), 150-157.
  • Field, T., Diego, M., Bendell, D., Kuhn, C., & Yando, R. (2002). Prenatal anger effects on the fetus and neonate. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 22(3), 260-266.
  • Field, T., Diego, M., Hernandez-Reif, M., Bendell, D., Yando, R., Schanberg, S., & Kuhn, C. (2002). Prenatal depression effects on the fetus and neonate in different ethnic and socio-economic status groups. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 20(3), 149-157.
  • Bendell Estroff, D., & Bernal, P. (2000). Psychosocial utilization in pediatric populations. In D. Wedding (Ed.), Behavior and medicine (3rd ed., pp. 407-415). New York: Mosby.
  • Field, T., Bendell, D., & Malpurs, R. (2000). Depressed mothers and their infants reactions with non-depressed partners. Infant Mental Health Journal, 27, 200-203.
  • Field, T., Diego, M., Dieter, J., & Bendell, D. (2000). Depressed, withdrawn and intrusive mothers effects of their fetuses and neonates. Infant Behavior and Development, 24, 27-39.
 

Presentations:

  • Bendell, D. (2007). Developmental issues associated with aspects of anxiety and depression. Presented to Pediatric Grand Ronds, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Los Angeles, CA.
  • Bendell, D., Shiota, L., Moneratt, L., & Hill, L. (2007). Hispanic youth and father beliefs. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association. San Francisco, CA.
  • Bendell, D. (2004). Parental depression, anxiety and anger effects on the fetus and neonate. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Bendell, D. (2003). Chronic illness and emotional regulation. Presented to Pediatric Residents, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Bendell, D. (2003). Developmental issues associated with chronic illness. Presented to Pediatric Residents, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Bendell, D. (2002). Emotional regulation. Presented at the Association of Child Development, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Bendell, D. (2002). Emotional regulation and psychopathology. Presented at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Bendell, D. (2002). Emotional regulation in young children. Presented to Pediatric Residents, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA. Bendell, D. (2001). Offspring of depressed women. Invited presentation at the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Bendell, D. (2001). Pediatric screening for mental health problems. Presented at Grand Rounds, Stanford University Medical School, Palo Alto, CA.  
 

Funded Grants/Contracts:

  • 2002-2007: Co-Investigator, Parenting in Times of Stress, Price Foundation, $25,000.
  • 2004-2005: Support for Marketing, Pregnancy Massage Videotape, Price Foundation, $5,000.
  • 1998-2002: Co-Investigator, The Burden of Undiagnosed Parental Depression Upon Families Served in Pediatric Primary Care: A Multicenter Intervention Study, Garfield Foundation, $175,500.
  • 1998-2001: Co-Investigator, Multisite Intervention Study in the Pediatric Primary Care Population, Garfield Foundation, $375,000.
 

Professional Experience:

  • Doctoral Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.
 

Other Professional Activities:

  • 2000-present: Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1990-2001: Board of Directors, International Association for Infant Research.
  • 1990-2000: Psychology Consultant: Head Start, Bay Area, CA.
  • 1988-2000: Research Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, CA.
  • Journal Reviewer: Infant Behavior and Development, Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Journal of Child Clinical Psychology, Journal of Developmental Psychology, Journal of Infant Mental Health, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders.
 
 
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