Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Fresno Campus

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Alliant International University Fresno
5130 E. Clinton Way
Fresno CA 93727

559-253-2309

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

PSY8500 - Advanced Research Practicum

PSY6052 - Data Analysis, Research Design, and Program Evaluation

PSY8465 - Teaching Psychology via Distance Learning

PSY6034-37 - Research Practicum

PSY8913-14 - PsyD Dissertation

PSY6051 - Data Analysis, Research Design, and Program Evaluation

Evaluating cultural competence in clinicians; child abuse, primarily physical and verbal; body image

Rexrode, K., Peterson, S., & O'Toole, S. (2008). The Ways of Coping Scale: A reliability generalization study. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 68, 262-280.

Battista, M., Hierholzer, R., Khouzam, H., Barlow, A. & O'Toole, S. (2007). Pilot trial of Memantine in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 70, 167-174.

Hart, J.L., O'Toole, S.K., Price-Sharps, J., & Shaffer, T.W. (2007). The risk and protective factors of violent juvenile offending: An examination of gender differences. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 54, 367-384.

Battista, M., O'Toole, S., Gaudenti, S., Tolchin, N., Delarm, J., & Barlow, A. (2006). Predicting dementia of the Alzheimer type using Cognistat. Federal Practitioner, 23, 17-19.

Hart, J.L., O'Toole, S.K., Price-Sharps, J., & Shaffer, T.W. (in press). The risk and protective factors of violent juvenile offending: An examination of gender differences. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.

Amin, S., Giles, N., O'Toole, S. K. & Langeliers, A. (Aug. 2009) Self, Other, and Meta Perceptions: A Cross-Occupational Examination of the Social Perceptions among Law Enforcement Personnel and Mental Health Professionals in Police Related Fields. Paper presentation at the American Psychological Association 118th Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Zelman, D., Kuba, S. A., Olkin, R. & O'Toole, S. K. (June 2009) Creating Community in Moodle Courses in Psychology and the Social Sciences: Relational Learning. Presented at Moodle Moot 2009 in San Francisco, CA.

O'Toole, S. K., Demanarig, D. L., & Langeliers, A. (Mar. 2009) Reliability Generalization of the Personal Attributes Questionnaire. Paper presentation at the 34th Annual Association for Women in Psychology, Newport, RI.

O'Toole, S. K. (Apr. 2009) Reliability Generalization: Nuts and Bolts with Three Examples (EAT, CAPS, ASI). Chair. Symposium conducted at the 89th Annual Western Psychological Association Convention, Portland, OR.

Hotter-Knight, S. & O'Toole, S. K. (Apr. 2009) When Is Reliability Not Reliable? Paper presented as part of Reliability Generalization: Nuts and Bolts with Three Examples (EAT, CAPS, ASI) symposium conducted at the 89th Annual Western Psychological Association Convention, Portland, OR.

Romeo, D. Amin, S. & O'Toole, S. K. (Apr. 2009) Reliability Generalization of the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS). Paper presented as part of Reliability Generalization: Nuts and Bolts with Three Examples (EAT, CAPS, ASI) symposium conducted at the 89th Annual Western Psychological Association Convention, Portland, OR.

Lanflisi, K. & O'Toole, S. K. (Apr. 2009) A Reliability Generalization Study of the Eating Attitudes Test. Paper presented as part of Reliability Generalization: Nuts and Bolts with Three Examples (EAT, CAPS, ASI) symposium conducted at the 89th Annual Western Psychological Association Convention, Portland, OR.

Cowan, R. Miller, K. & O'Toole, S. K. (Apr. 2009) Reviewing 21 Years - Reliability Generalization of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index. Paper presented as part of Reliability Generalization: Nuts and Bolts with Three Examples (EAT, CAPS, ASI) symposium conducted at the 89th Annual Western Psychological Association Convention, Portland, OR.

O'Toole, S. K., Miller, K. J. Lanflisi, K. M. & Kuba, S. A. (Apr. 2008) Methodological development of a cultural diversity assessment of clinical competency. Paper presented as part of symposium An Applied Outcome Measure of Cultural Competence at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, CA.

Knudson-Wade, K. O'Toole, S. K., Romeo, D. (Apr. 2008) Ethnicity as a Predictor for Placement of Juvenile Sexual Offenders. Paper presentation at the 88th Annual Western Psychological Association Convention, Palm Springs, CA.

Stoll, G., O'Toole, S. K., & Cowan, R. (Apr. 2008) Reliability and Validity of MMPI and MCMI with American Indians. Paper presentation at the 88th Annual Western Psychological Association Convention, Palm Springs, CA.

Kuba, S., O'Toole, S., Zelman, D., Olkin, R., Chui, E., & Ammen, S. (Aug. 2008) Creativity and Engagement in Online Learning. Four hour Continuing Education conducted at the American Psychological Association 117th Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

O'Toole, S. K., Demanarig, D. L., & Kuba, S. A. (Apr. 2008) Sex and ethnicity as predictors of graduate students' cultural competence. Paper presented as part of symposium An Applied Outcome Measure of Cultural Competence at the 33rd Annual Western Psychological Association Convention, Irvine, CA.

O'Toole, S. K., Lanflisi, K. M. & Kuba, S. A. (Apr. 2008) The Need for an applied outcome measure of cultural competence. Paper presented as part of symposium An Applied Outcome Measure of Cultural Competence at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, CA.

O'Toole, S. K. & Kuba, S. A. (Apr. 2007) Practical Steps in Finishing the Dissertation: Empowering Women to Complete Career Goals. Workshop presented at the 32nd Annual Association for Women in Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Phillips, J. & O'Toole, S. K. (Apr. 2007) On the road to equality - San Francisco same-sex marriages. Paper presentation at the 32nd Annual Association for Women in Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

MacDonald, K. & O'Toole, S. K. (Nov. 2007) Effects of Frequency of Disclosure in Group Treatment and Type of Sex Offender on Victim Empathy and Acceptance of Responsibility. Paper presentation at the 26th Annual Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Conference, San Diego, CA.

Kuba, S. K. & O'Toole, S. K. (2006, April). Body image versus health: Differential predictors in Latinas and European Americans. Paper presentation at the 86th Annual Western Psychological Association Convention, Palm Springs, CA.

O'Toole, S. K. (2003, April). Retention of women and minority law enforcement officers. Presenter/facilitator at the Women and Policing Research Summit at the National Center for Women and Policing 8th Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Kuba, S. A., O'Toole, S. K., Kung, W., Yang, K. & Shoji, A. (2003, April). From multi-cultural to global: Strategies for evaluating diversity in your institution. Symposium presented at the 1st Biennial International Education Conference, San Diego, CA.

Green McGowan, M. & O'Toole, S. K. (2003, April). Stalking in Los Angeles County: Predicting recidivism. Paper presented at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services 3rd Annual Conference, Miami, FL.

O'Toole, S. K. (2001, August). The integration of natural science tradition and feminist responsibility in research. In N. Porter (Chair) Revisioning theory and method in feminist research: Qualitative and quantitative dialogue. Symposium conducted at the American Psychological Association 109th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Kuba, S. A. & O'Toole, S. K. (2001, March). Multi-dimensional predictors of eating disorder psychopathology in Mexican American women. Paper presented at the Association for Women in Psychology 26th Annual conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Baskin, E. L., Kuba, S. A. & O'Toole, S. K. (1999, May). Family characteristics in anxious adults. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, CA.

O'Toole, S. K. (1998, August). Paternal influences in eating disorders. In S. A. Kuba (Chair) Mentoring female researchers. Round table conducted at the American Psychological Association 106th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Barlow, A.S., Battista, M.A., O'Toole, S.K., & Ammen, S.A. (June 2007). Neuropsychological differentiation of Alzheimer's disease and Vascular dementia. Poster presentation at the 5th Annual American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Workshops & Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

Academic History and Background

Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, (Clinical Psychology - Health Emphasis), 2000

M.A., California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, (Clinical Psychology), 1997

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, (Psychology), 1994

Licensed Psychologist, #PSY 20414, California

Professional Practice and Community Service

Central California Research Symposium, Planning Committee Member and Graduate Judge since March 2005 - Many of the local universities participate in this symposium including CSU Fresno, UC Merced, San Jose State University, Alliant, UCSF Medical Center, and the Central Valley Veteran's Administration., 2005

Assessing for potential biases in licensed psychologists and graduate psychology students through diagnosis and prognosis; Zadroga, Cristina

Service dogs as an assistive device for persons with disabilities: impact on depression, pain, energy, and perceived intrusiveness; Craft, Karen Jo.

A grounded theory of adult females living in prison with HIV: implications for public policy; Busby, Tricia Lynn.

The type of crime and severity of violence in conditionally released individuals with schizophrenia: the impact of dual diagnosis; Koenig, Jill Anne.

The relationship between perceived social support and delinquency in a low-socioeconomic, English-speaking, Mexican American adolescent population; Soto, Crystal.

An examination of coping strategies used by law enforcement officers; Ross, Leigh Erin.

The Native American child molester : an exploration of psychopathology as measured by the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory and the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory; Stoll, Grant Elliot

Rape shield laws: the effects of admitting prior sexual history evidence at trail on verdict and sentencing recommendations; Becker-Lindow, Shana Lynn.

Treatment motivation of mandated batterers: an application of self-determination theory to group psychotherapy; Starr, Nicholas Lee.

Self-, other, and meta-perceptions: a cross-occupational examination of the social perceptions among the law enforcement personnel and mental health professionals in police-related fields; Giles, Nicholas Gene.

An investigation of attachment and coherency through journal writing as a therapeutic intervention; Huarte, Mary.

Dissociation and coping in law enforcement officers; Van Valkenburgh, Sarah E.

Performance measurement outcomes of clinical services at a community-based behavioral health training clinic; Merrin, Jason Bryce.

Effects of frequency of disclosure in group treatment and type of sex offender on victim empathy and acceptance of responsibility; McDonald, Kaitlyn.

Is anatomy destiny in dreams?: a content analysis of the dreams of hetero- and homosexual men and women; Gardner, Eric James.

Therapist self-disclosure: who and when; Hansen, Julie A.

The effect of classroom-based DIR treatment on young children with autism: IEP goals, parents' and educational professionals' sense of coherence; Ho, Anna Hoi Ying.

Predicting treatment completion of adolescent sex offenders in a community outpatient setting; Anaforian, Carrie, Lynn-Ortiz.