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Dr. Toscano’s clinical and research interests include adoption issues in children and adolescents, child maltreatment, and developmental psychopathology. He is a clinical psychologist and Coordinator of the Counseling Psychology Program’s Practicum and Internship Program and the Concentration in Child and Family Interventions.
As a clinical/applied psychologist, I am interested in research that informs the treatment of psychological problems in real world settings. Further, my commitment to children and families has highlighted work involving the development of child and adolescent psychopathology with an emphasis on the comorbidity of behavioral and emotional disturbance. This has led to my collaboration with other researchers here at Assumption College as well as at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Connecticut Health Center. I am also interested in issues pertaining to child maltreatment and adoption.
Doerfler, L. A., Connor, D. F., & Toscano, P. F. (2011). Aggression, ADHD Symptoms, and Dysphoria in Children and Adolescents Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and ADHD. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 20, 545-553.
Doerfler, L. A., Connor, D. F., & Toscano, P. F. (2011). The CBCL Bipolar Profile and Attention, Mood, and Behavior Dysregulation. Journal of Affective Disorders, 131, 312-319.
Doerfler, L. A., Toscano, P. F., & Connor, D. F. (2009). Sex and aggression: The relationship between gender and abuse experience in youngsters referred to residential treatment. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18, 112-121.
2014-2015 Course Catalog