Sarah Whitton

Sarah W Whitton

Associate Professor

Edwards Center

4150M EDWARDS 1

A&S Psychology - 0376

Professional Summary

Dr. Whitton's research aims to better understand modern couples and families and to help them build and maintain the types of strong, stable relationships that promote health and well-being.  She is particularly interested in understudied and marginalized groups, including sexual and gender minorities. Dr. Whitton conducts basic research to identify factors that promote strong relationships in the face of adversity, and uses the findings to develop couple-based interventions to promote individual, couple, and family health. See https://sites.google.com/view/tcf

Education

Ph. D. , University of Denver Denver, CO, 2004 (Psychology)

Positions and Work Experience

09-01-2007 -12-31-2009 Research Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Boston University, Boston, MA

01-01-2011 -To Present Associate Editor, Journal of Family Psychology,

01-01-2010 -To Present Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati,

Research and Practice Interests

Understanding and supporting healthy couple relationships, particularly among understudied groups such as sexual and gender minorities. 

Research Support

Grant: #60045198 UCIN / R01AA024065 Investigators:Whitton, Sarah 09-20-2016 -08-31-2017 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Efficacy of Couples-Based HIV Prevention in Vulnerable Young Men Role:PI $36,779.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Investigators:Newcomb, Michael (PI) 09-01-2016 -08-31-2021 National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Efficacy of Couples-Based HIV Prevention in Vulnerable Young Men. Role:Co-Investigator $3,268,445 Active Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #2016 - 2018 FRNP Investigators:Whitton, Sarah 07-01-2016 -06-30-2018 Administration for Children and Families Subaward: Fatherhood Research and Practice Network Program Role:PI $18,597.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #R01HD086170 Investigators:Whitton, Sarah 04-01-2016 -03-31-2021 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Intimate Partner Violence in Sexual Minority Female Adolescents and Young Adults Role:PI $584,191.00 Active Level:National

Grant: #1 R01 HD086170-01A1 Investigators:Whitton, Sarah W. 04-01-2016 -03-31-2021 National Institute of Child and Human Development Intimate Partner Violence in Sexual Minority Female Adolescents and Young Adults Role:PI 3,225,869 Active Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #15GRNT25740030 Investigators:Whitton, Sarah; Mcleish, Alison 07-01-2015 -06-30-2017 American Heart Association - Great Rivers Affiliate Augmenting Smoking Cessation Treatment with Relationship Education Role:PI $153,979.00 Active Type:Grant Level:National

Investigators:The Urban Institute and Public Strategies 05-01-2015 -08-31-2018 DHHS: Administration of Children and Families Same-sex relationships: Updates to healthy marriage and Relationship Education programming (SUHMRE) Role:Consultant Active Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #1187 Investigators:Whitton, Sarah 03-31-2013 -02-28-2014 Gay Lesbian Medical Foundation Strengthening Lesbian Relationships: A Pilot Study of Relationship Education for Female Same-Sex Couples Role:PI $7,641.00 Completed

Grant: #17MCPRP33670674 Investigators:Bakas, Tamilyn; Kissela, Brett; Kleindorfer, Dawn; McCarthy, Michael; Whitton, Sarah 07-01-2017 -06-30-2019 American Heart Association - National Chapter Development and Validation of a Quality of Relationship Intervention to Prevent Depression in Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Role:Collaborator $76,896.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Abbreviated Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Newcomb, M. E., Macapagal, K. R., Feinstein, B. A., Bettin, E., Swann, G., & Whitton, S. W. (In press). Integrating HIV prevention and relationship education for young same-sex male couples: A pilot trial of the 2GETHER intervention. AIDS and Behavior

Whitton, S. W., Newcomb, M. E., Messinger, A., Byck, G., & Mustanski, B. (in press). A longitudinal study of intimate partner violence victimization among sexual minority youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Whitton, S. W., Weitbrecht, E.M., Kuryluk, A. D., & Hutsell, D. W. (2016). A randomized waitlist-controlled trial of culturally sensitive relationship education for male same-sex couples. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 763-768.

Reuter, T. R., Newcomb, M. E., Whitton, S. W., & Mustanski, B. (in press). Intimate partner violence in LGBT youth: demographic differences and associations with health behaviors. Psychology of Violence.

Haas, S. M., & Whitton, S.W. (2015). The significance of living together and importance of marriage in same-sex couples.  Journal of Homosexuality, 62.1241-1263. DOI:10.1080/00918369.2015.1037137

*Khouddouma, A. M., Norona, J.C., & Whitton, S. W. (2015). Individual, couple, and contextual factors associated with same-sex relationship instability. Couple and Family Psychology, 2, 106-125.

Whitton, S. W., Khouddouma, A. M., & Kuryluk, A.D. (2015). Legal and social ceremonies to formalize same-sex relationships: Associations with commitment, social support, and relationship outcomes. Couple and Family Psychology, 4, 161-176.

Mustanski, B., Greene, G. J., Ryan, D. T., & Whitton, S. W. (2015). Feasibility, acceptability, and initial efficacy of an online sexual health promotion program for LGBT youth: The Queer Sex Ed intervention. Journal of Sex Research, 52, 219-229.

Whitton, S. W., Weitbrecht, E. M., & Kuryluk, A.D. (2015). Monogamy agreements in male same-sex couples: Associations with relationship quality and individual well-being. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 14, 39-63.

*Bruner, M. R., Kuryluk, A. D., & Whitton, S. W. (2015). ADHD symptom levels and romantic relationship quality in emerging adults. Journal of American College Health, 63, 98-108. DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2014.975717

Whitton, S. W., Khouddouma, A. M., & Kuryluk, A.D. (2015). Legal and social ceremonies to formalize same-sex relationships: Associations with commitment, social support, and relationship outcomes. Couple and Family Psychology, 4, 161-176.

Whitton, S. W., & Kuryluk, A.D. (2014). Associations between relationship quality and depressive symptoms in same-sex couples. Journal of Family Psychology, 28, 571-576.

McHugh, R.K., Whitton, S.W.,Peckham, A.D., Welge, J.A., & Otto, M.W. (2013). Patient preference for psychological vs. pharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 74, 595-602.

Whitton, S. W.,Stanley, S. M., Markman, H. J. & Johnson, C. (2013). Attitudes toward divorce, commitment, and divorce proneness in first marriages and remarriages. Journal of Marriage and Family, 75, 276-287.

Whitton, S. W.,& Kuryluk, A. (2013). Intrapersonal moderators of the association between relationship satisfaction and depressive symptoms: Findings from emerging adults. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30, 751-771. doi:10.1177/0265407512467749

Whitton, S. W., Weitbrecht, E. M., Kuryluk, A.D., & Bruner, M. R. (2013). Committed dating relationships and mental health among emerging adults, Journal of American College Health, 61, 176-183.

Weiner, C. L., Perloe, A., Whitton, S.W., & Pincus, D.B. (2012). Attentional bias in adolescents with Panic Disorder: Changes over an 8-day intensive treatment program. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 40, 193-204.

Whitton, S.W. & Buzzella, B. A. (2012). Using relationship education programs with same-sex couples: A preliminary evaluation of program utility and needed modifications. Marriage and Family Review, 48, 667-688.

Whitton, S. W., & Kuryluk, A. (2012). Relationship satisfaction and depressive symptoms in emerging adults: Cross-sectional associations and moderating effects of relationship characteristics. Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 226-235.

Trosper, S.,Whitton, S.W., Brown, T. B., & Pincus, D.B. (2012). Understanding the latent structure of the emotional disorders in children and adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 621-632. 

Buzzella, B. A. Whitton, S.W. , & Tompson, M. (2012). The initial evaluation of a relationship education program for male same-sex couples. Couple and Family Psychology,14, 306-322.

Gallo, K., Buzzella, B. A., Chan, P., Whitton, S.W., & Pincus, D.B. (2012). The impact of an eight-day intensive treatment for adolescent panic disorder and agoraphobia on comorbid diagnoses. Behavior Therapy, 43, 153-159.

Chase, R. M., Whitton, S. W., & Pincus, D.B. (2012). Treatment of adolescent panic disorder: A non-randomized comparison of intensive versus weekly CBT. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 34, 305-323.

Pincus, D., Ehrenreich, J., Whitton, S. W., Barlow, D.H., & Mattis, S. (2010). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of panic disorder in adolescence. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39, 638-649.

Markman, H. J., Rhoades, G. K., Stanley, S. M., Regan, E., & Whitton, S. W. (2010). The premarital communication roots of marital distress and divorce: The first five years of marriage. Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 289-298.

Stanley, S. M., Rhoades, G. K., & Whitton, S. W. (2010). Commitment and the Securing of Romantic Attachment. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 2, 243-257.

Whitton, S. W. & Whisman, M. (2010). Relationship satisfaction instability and depression. Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 791-794.

Whitton, S. W., Stanley, S. M., Markman, H. J., & Baucom, B. R. (2008). Women’s weekly relationship functioning and depressive symptoms. Personal Relationships, 15, 533-550.

Whitton, Sarah W, Rhoades, Galena K, Stanley, Scott M, & Markman, Howard J (2008). Effects of parental divorce on marital commitment and confidence. Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), 22(5), 789-93.

Whitton, Sarah W, Larson, Justine J, & Hauser, Stuart T (2008). Depressive symptoms and bias in perceived social competence among young adults. Journal of clinical psychology, 64(7), 791-805.

Whitton, Sarah W, Waldinger, Robert J, Schulz, Marc S, Allen, Joseph P, Crowell, Judith A, & Hauser, Stuart T (2008). Prospective associations from family-of-origin interactions to adult marital interactions and relationship adjustment. Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), 22(2), 274-86.

Whitton, S.W.,Stanley, S. M., & Markman, H. J. (2007). If I help my partner, will it hurt me? Perceptions of sacrifice in romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26, 64-92.

Nicholson, J. M., Phillips, M., Whitton, S. W., Halford, W. K., & Sanders, M. R.  (2007). Promoting healthy stepfamilies: Reasons for seeking help and perceived benefits from intervention. Family Matters, 77.

Whitton, Sarah W, Olmos-Gallo, P Antonio, Stanley, Scott M, Prado, Lydia M, Kline, Galena H, St Peters, Michelle, & Markman, Howard J (2007). Depressive symptoms in early marriage: predictions from relationship confidence and negative marital interaction. Journal of family psychology, 21(2), 297-306.

Kline, Galena H, Stanley, Scott M, Markman, Howard J, Olmos-Gallo, P Antonio, St Peters, Michelle, Whitton, Sarah W, & Prado, Lydia M (2004). Timing is everything: Pre-engagement cohabitation and increased risk for poor marital outcomes. Journal of Family Psychology, 18(2), 311-8.

Whitton, S. W., Luiselli, J. K., & Donaldson, D. L. (2006).  Cognitive-behavioral treatment of generalized anxiety disorder and vomiting phobia in an elementary-age child. Clinical Case Studies, 5, 477-487.

Stanley, S.M., Whitton, S.W., & Markman, H.J. (2004). Maybe I do: Interpersonal commitment and premarital or non-marital cohabitation. Journal of Family Issues, 25 (4), 496-519.

Markman, H. J., Whitton, S. W., Kline, G. H., Thompson, H., St. Peters, M., Stanley, S. M., Leber, B. D., Olmos-Gallo, P. A., Prado, L., Williams, T., Gilbert, K., Tonelli, L., Bobulinski, M., & Cordova, A. (2004). Use of an empirically-based marriage education program by religious organizations: Results of a dissemination trial. Family Relations, 53, 504-512.

Stanley, S.M., Markman, H.J., Prado, L.M., Olmos-Gallo, P.A., Tonelli, L., St. Peters, M.,  Leber, B.D., Bobulinski, M., Cordova,  A.,  &  Whitton, S.  (2001). Community Based Premarital Prevention:  Clergy and Lay Leaders on the Front Lines. Family Relations, 50, 67-76.

Stanley, Scott M, Markman, Howard J, & Whitton, Sarah W (2002). Communication, conflict, and commitment: insights on the foundations of relationship success from a national survey. Family process, 41(4), 659-75.

Drigotas, S M, Rusbult, C E, Wieselquist, J, & Whitton, S W (1999). Close partner as sculptor of the ideal self: behavioral affirmation and the Michelangelo phenomenon. Journal of personality and social psychology, 77(2), 293-323.

Stanley, Scott M, Whitton, Sarah W, Sadberry, Sabina Low, Clements, Mari L, & Markman, Howard J (2006). Sacrifice as a predictor of marital outcomes. Family process, 45(3), 289-303.

Szigethy, Eva, Whitton, Sarah W, Levy-Warren, Anna, DeMaso, David Ray, Weisz, John, & Beardslee, William R (2004). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease: a pilot study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43(12), 1469-77.

Larson, Justine J, Whitton, Sarah W, Hauser, Stuart T, & Allen, Joseph P (2007). Being close and being social: peer ratings of distinct aspects of young adult social competence. Journal of personality assessment, 89(2), 136-48.

Book Chapter

Whitton, S.W. (2015). Relationship education with same-sex couples. In Ponzetti, J. J. (Ed.), Evidence-based approaches to relationship and marriage education (pp.273-288). Routledge Publishers, New York, NY.

Whitton, S. W. (2010). Depression in the Family. In M. Craft-Rosenberg & S. Pehler (Eds.)The Encyclopedia of Family Health (pp. 304-305). Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Whitton, S. W., Nicholson, J. M., & Markman, H. J. (2008). Research on interventions for stepfamily couples: The state of the field. InPryor, J. (Ed.) The International Handbook of Stepfamilies: Policy and Practice in Legal, Research, and Clinical Spheres (pp. 455-484). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Nicholson, J. M., Sanders, M. R., Halford, W. K., Phillips, M., & Whitton, S. W. (2008). The prevention and treatment of children’s adjustment problems in stepfamilies. In Pryor, J. (Ed.) The International Handbook of Stepfamilies: Policy and Practice in Legal, Research, and Clinical Spheres (pp.485-521). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Whitton, Sarah W. (11-2015. )Culturally Sensitive Relationship Education with Same-sex Couples .Mathematica Policy Research, Other Institution. .Level:National

Whitton, S.W. (02-07-2011. )Couples, Families, and Children: Today and Tomorrow. Beech Acres Annual Planning Meeting, Cincinnati, OH. Other Institution. .Level:Local

Poster Presentations

Hutsell., D. W., & Whitton, S. W. (11-2015. )Differences Between Bisexual and Lesbian Women’s Reasons for Cohabitation: Implications for Couple and Individual Well-Being. The Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies’ Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. .Conference. .Level:National

Weitbrecht, E. M., James-Kangal, N., Whitton, S.W. (11-2015. )Do emerging adults’ relationship and marital expectations differ by socio-demographic factors? .The Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies’ Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. .Conference. .Level:National

James-Kangal, N., Weitbrecht, E. M., & Whitton, S.W. (11-2015. )Emerging adults’ sexual behaviors and future relationship expectations. The Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies’ Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. .Conference. .Level:National

James-Kangal, N., Weitbrecht, E. M. & Whitton, S.W. ( (10-2015. )Emerging adults’ attitudes toward committed relationships. The biannual convention of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, Miami, FL. .Conference. .Level:National

Mingione, C. J., Whitton, S., Blom, T. J., & McElroy, S. L. (2015. )Factor structure of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale Modified for Binge Eating. The Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX. .Conference. .Level:National

Weitbrecht, E.M., Whitton, S.W., & Rhodes, G.K. (11-2014. )Relationship Adjustment and Depressive Symptoms: Investigating Within-Person Associations and Moderating Effects in the Nonmarital Relationships of Young Adults .The annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Philadelphia, PA. .Conference. .Level:National

Kuryluk, A. D., & Whitton, S. W. (11-2014. )Associations Between Relationship Quality and Depressive Symptoms in Same-Sex Couples .annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Philadelphia, PA. .Level:National

Hutsell, D. W., & Whitton, S. W. (11-2014. )Heterosexual Women With Same-Sex Behaviors: Does Identity Discordance Impact Romantic Relationships? .The annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Philadelphia, PA. .Level:National

Roach, A., Hutsell, D., Whitton, S. (11-2014. )Same-sex couples and racial/ethnic differences: Assessing relationship instability and its correlates. .The annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Philadelphia, PA. .Conference. .Level:National

Whitton, S.W. (09-2014. )Strengthening lesbian relationships: A pilot study of Relationship education for female same-sex couples .Annual meeting of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, Baltimore, MD. .Conference. .Level:National

Weitbrecht, E.M., & Whitton, S.W. (04-2014. )Does the Link Between Sexual Activity and Mental Health Differ by Relationship Status Among Late Adolescent College Students? .The Society for Research on Adolescence Convention, Austin, TX. .Conference. .Level:National

Weitbrecht, E.M., Kuryluk, A.D., Hutsell, D. & Whitton, S.W. (11-2013. )Do Varying Levels of Monogamy Predict Differences in Relationship and Mental Health Outcomes among Men in Same-sex Relationships? .Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Nashville, TN. .Level:National

Jeffries, E. R., Weitbrecht, M. E., Buzzella, B. A., & Whitton, S.,W. (11-2013. )Relationship Outcomes and Communication Patterns among Same-sex Male Couples. .Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Nashville, TN. .Level:National

Hutsell, D. W., Weitbrecht, E. M., Kuryluk, A., & Whitton, S. W. (11-2013. )Differences in relationship quality and individual well-being among lesbians and bisexuals in same-sex relationships .Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Nashville, TN. .Level:National

Kuryluk, A.D., Hutsell, D. W., Weitbrecht, E.M., & Whitton, S.W. (11-2013. )Effects of a legal or non-legal commitment ceremony on relationship satisfaction and emotional well-being .Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Nashville, TN. .Level:National

Khaddouma, A., Norona, J., Kuryluk, A., Whitton, S. (11-2013. )Correlates of Relationship Instability in Same-Sex Relationships .Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Nashville, TN. .Level:National

Cooper-Vince, C.E., Kerns, C. C., Cheron, D. M., Whitton, S.W., Pincus, D.B., & Comer, J. (11-2013. )The psychometric properties of the Parental Behavioral Control Scale in a sample of anxious youth. .Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Nashville, TN. .Level:National

Hutsell, D. W., Weitbrecht, E. M., Kuryluk, A., & Whitton, S. W. (11-2013. )Differences in relationship quality and individual well-being among lesbians and bisexuals in same-sex relationships .Annual Chicago LGBTQ Health & Wellness Conference, Chicago, IL. .Level:Regional

Kuryluk, A. D., & Whitton, S. W. (04-2013. )Path to Parenthood, Child Well-being, and the Parent-Child Relationship .Convention of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA. .Level:National

Kuryluk, A. D., & Whitton, S. W. (04-2013. )Parent Relationship Characteristics Associated with Child Outcomes among LGBT Families .Convention of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA. .Level:National

Weitbrecht, E. M., Kuryluk, A. D., & Whitton, S.W. (11-15-2012. )). Romantic relationship status and alcohol use among emerging adult college students. .Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Great Harbor, MD. .

Kuryluk, A. D., Weitbrecht, E. M., Dynes, C., & Whitton, S. W. (11-2012. )Does Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Couples Promote the Well-Being of Their Children? .Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Great Harbor, MD.. .Level:National

Whitton, S.W., Weitbrecht, E. M., & Kuryluk, A. D., (10-2012. )Are the nonmarital relationships of emerging adults associated with mental health? .Society for Research in Child Development , Tampa, FL. .Level:National

Kuryluk, A. D., Bruner, M. R., & Whitton, S. W. (11-2011. )Relationship Quality and Depressive Symptoms in Emerging Adults. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Toronto, ON. .Conference. .Level:National

Bruner, M. R., Kuryluk, A. D., & Whitton, S. W. (11-2011. )Gender Differences in Associations between Romantic Involvement and Depressive Symptoms in Emerging Adults .Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Toronto, ON. .Conference. .Level:National

Bruner, M. R., Kuryluk, A. D., & Whitton, S. W. (06-2011. )Depressive symptoms and romantic involvement in emerging adults .Undergraduate Research Day, University of Cincinnati. .UC. .Level:University

Buzzella, B. A. & Whitton, S. W. (11-2010. )The Evaluation of a Marital Enhancement Program for Same-Sex Couples .Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco. .Conference. .Level:National

Cheron, D. M., & Whitton, S. W. (11-2010. )Distress tolerance and control in parenting anxious youth: Preliminary findings .Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco. .Conference. .Level:National

Bruner, M. R., Cominsky, C. L., Kuryluk, A. , & Whitton, S. W. (11-2010. )Depressive symptoms and romantic involvement in emerging adults .Annual Convention of the Ohio Psychological Association, Colombus, OH. .Conference. .Level:State

Buzzella, B. A. & Whitton, S. W. (06-2010. )The Evaluation of a Marital Enhancement Program for Same-Sex Couples .the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Boston, MA. .Conference. .Level:International

Chow, C., Gallo, K.P., Whitton, S.W., & Pincus, D.B. (06-2010. )Effects of medical illness on psychiatric severity and treatment duration in children with anxiety disorders .the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Boston, MA. .Conference. .Level:International

Colloquium

Whitton, S.W.(11-2011).Beyond Satisfaction: An examination of the associations between depression, stress and new domains of relationship health . Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Toronto, ON. Conference. Level:International

Whitton, S. W.(11-03-2014).Culturally Sensitive Relationship Education with Same-sex Couples . Colloquium Series, The Ohio State University, Department of Human Development and Family Science. Other Institution. Level:State

Whitton, S.W.(11-2013).The Romantic and Sexual Behaviors of Young Adults: Implications for Mental and Physical Health . Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Nashville, TN. Conference. Level:National

Whitton, S. W.(04-11-2014).Culturally Sensitive Relationship Education with Same-sex Couples . Colloquium Series, Purdue University, Department of Psychology. Other Institution. Level:National

Paper Presentations

Whitton, S.W., Scott, S. B., Weitbrecht, E. M., Hutsell, D. &Amanda Kuryluk, A. D. (11-2015. )Efficacy of a relationship education program for female same-sex couples: Data from a pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. .Chicago, IL. Conference. Level:National

Newcomb, M. E., Macapagal, K., Whitton, S. W., & Mustanski, B. (11-2015. )Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a healthy relationship and HIV prevention program for YMSM couples: The 2GETHER intervention. Chicago, IL. Level:National

Buzzella, B. A., Scott, S. B., & Whitton, S.W. (11-2015. )Towards the Provision of Culturally Competent Couple Therapy: Clinical considerations when working with same-sex couples. .Chicago, IL. Conference. Level:National

Hutsell, D. W., & Whitton, S. W. (10-2015. )Investigating the relationship and individual determinants of bisexual women’s commitment and stability in same-sex relationships. .Johnson City, TN. Other Institution. Level:Regional

Weitbrecht, E. M. & Whitton, S.W. (10-2015. )Investigating the casual sexual encounters of emerging adults: Motivations, expectations, and desired and actual outcomes of “hook ups.” .Miami, FL. Level:National

Whitton, S. W., Rhoades, G.K., & Whisman, M. A. (11-2014. )Effects of Fluctuation in Relationship Quality Over Time on Individual Well-being .Philadelphia, PA. Conference. Level:National

Whitton, S. W. (11-2014. )Evidence-Based Interventions to Support Healthy Same-Sex Romantic and Sexual Relationships: Chaired Symposium .Philadelphia, PA. Conference. Level:National

Whitton, S. W., Greene, G. J. Ryan, T.D., & Mustanski, B. (11-2014. )The Feasibility, Acceptability, and Initial Efficacy of The Queer Sex Ed Intervention, an Online Sexual Health Promotion Program for LGBT Youth. Philadelphia, PA. Conference. Level:National

Scott, S. B., Rhoades, G. K., Hutsell, D. H., & Whitton, S. W. (11-2014. )Associations Between Relationship Quality and Depressive Symptoms in Same-Sex Couples .Philadelphia, PA. Conference. Level:National

Buzzella, B. A., Weitbrecht, E. M., & Whitton, S.W. (11-2014. )Supporting Same-Sex Relationships: Relationship Education for Male Same-Sex Couples .Philadelphia, PA. Conference. Level:National

Whitton, S.W. (11-2013. )Relationship Education with Same-Sex Couples. .Chicago, IL. Conference. Level:Regional

Whitton, S.W., Haas, S.M., Kuryluk, A.D., & Weitbrecht, E. M. (11-2013. )Cohabitation: What Does it Mean for Young Same-Sex Couples and How Does it Relate to Couple and Individual Wellbeing? .Nashville, TN. Conference. Level:National

Haas, S. M., & Whitton, S.W. (11-2013. )The Significance of Living Together and Importance of Marriage in Same-Sex Couples .Washington DC. Conference. Level:National

Whitton, S.W., Buzzella, B. A., Kuryluk, A.D., & Weitbrecht, E. M. (11-2012. )). Relationship Education with Male Same-Sex Couples: Evidence of Efficacy and Factors Affecting Program Acceptability .Great Harbor, MD. Conference. Level:National

Pincus, D.B., Gallo, K.P., Hardway, C.L., Angelosante, A., & Whitton, S.W. (11-2012. )Intensive 8-Day Treatment of Adolescent Panic and Agoraphobia: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial Investigating Relative Benefits of Family Involvemen .Great Harbor, MD. Conference. Level:National

Whitton, S.W. (04-2011. )Promoting Child Welfare in Stepfamilies through Relationship Education: Where We Are Now and Where We Need to Go .Montreal, Canada. Conference. Level:International

Whitton, S.W. & Whisman, M.A. (11-2010. )Temporal Instability in Marital Satisfaction: Links with Depressive Symptoms. San Francisco. Conference. Level:National

Pincus, D.B., Whitton, S.W., Angelosante, A.G., Buzzella, B. Cheron, D., Weiner, C.L., Gallo, K., & Chow, C. (05-2010. )Intensive Treatment of Adolescents with Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia .Boston, MA. Conference. Level:International

Service

Journal of Family Psychology Editorial Board Member Type:Editorial Service Level:National 01-2009 -12-2010

Journal of Marriage and Family Editorial Board Member Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2010 -To Present

Psychotherapy Editorial Board Member Type:Editorial Service Level:National 01-2010 -12-2013

(Admissions Committee )Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 01-2010 -03-2012

(Committee to revise student practicum evaluation forms )Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2010 -2010

(Department Head Review )Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 05-2010 -05-2012

Lakota East High School Discussant Type:Development Service 04-21-2010 -04-21-2010

Journal of Family Psychology Associate Editor Type:Editorial Service Level:National 01-2011 -06-2015

WGGS Department (Search Committee for Human Sexuality Educator )Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department

EMERGE Summer Fellowship Faculty Sponsor Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2010 -2012

Prospective Student Visits (Faculty Presenter )Type:University/College Service Level:College

Summer Orientation to Parents (Faculty Presenter )Type:University/College Service Level:College

Freshman Book Group Discussions (Faculty Leader )Type:University/College Service Level:College

Family Relations, Family Process, Journal of Family Issues, Psychological Science, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships Reviewer Type:Editorial Service Level:International 01-2010 -To Present

(Behavioral Health Center, Dept. of Psychology )Director Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 01-2010 -To Present

(Honors and Awards Committee )Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2012 -To Present

(Admissions: Interview Day )Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department

Research Mentor, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2013 -To Present

Learning Community Facilitator, ADVANCE: Leadership, Empowerment, and Advancement for STEM Women Faculty (LEAF) at UC. Type:University/College Service Level:University

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships Editorial Board Member Type:Editorial Service Level:National 12-01-2014 -To Present

Clinical Psychology Colloquium Co-Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 08-2013 -To Present

Post Graduate Training and Education

09-01-2004-08-31-2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Research Training Program, Harvard Medical School/ Judge Baker Children's Center, ,Boston MA

09-01-2006-08-31-2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, Individual NRSA (F32, NIMH), Harvard Medical School/Judge Baker Children's Center, ,Boston, MA

Professional Affiliation

1998 -To Present: Member, Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy Couples Research and Therapy Special Interest Group

2000 -To Present: Member, American Psychological Association

2010 -To Present: The National Council on Family Relations

Courses Taught

15-PSYC-715 INFERENTIAL STAT Level:Graduate

15-PSYC-888 CLINICAL PRACTICUM Level:Graduate

15-PSYC-888 CLINICAL PRACTICUM Level:Graduate

15-PSYC-881 INTERV CLIN PSYCH Level:Graduate

15-PSYC-275 INTERMED PSYCH STAT Level:Undergraduate

15-PSYC-899 NON-THESIS RESEARCH Level:Graduate

Research Practicum Level:Undergraduate

15-PSYC-715 INFERENTIAL STAT Level:Graduate

15-PSYC-888 CLINICAL PRACTICUM Level:Graduate

15-PSYC-888 CLINICAL PRACTICUM Level:Graduate

15-PSYC-881 INTERV CLIN PSYCH Level:Graduate

15-PSYC-351 INDEPENDENT STUDY Couples and Families Level:Graduate

15-PSYC-715 INFERENTIAL STAT Level:Graduate

15-PSYC-888 CLINICAL PRACTICUM Level:Graduate

15-PSYC-401 SEMINAR IN HEALTH Level:Undergraduate

15-PSYC-888 CLINICAL PRACTICUM Level:Graduate

15-PSYC-881 INTERV CLIN PSYCH Level:Graduate

-PSYC-7015 GRAD STAT II Level:Graduate

-PSYC-8018 INTERVENTIONS Level:Graduate

Clinical Practicum Level:Graduate

Graduate Statistics II Level:Graduate

-PSYC-8018 INTERVENTIONS Level:Graduate

Clinical Practicum

Advanced Clinical Practicum Level:Graduate

-PSYC-7015 GRAD STAT II Level:Graduate

-PSYC-8018 INTERVENTIONS Level:Graduate

Advanced Practicum Level:Graduate

Faculty Development Activities

02-09-2010 -02-09-2010 Stephen Russell Grant Writing Workshop Full day grant writing workshop , UC Type:Workshop

07-12-2010 -07-15-2010 Training in R statistical software UC Psychology Type:Workshop

08-26-2010 -08-26-2010 Training in Blackboard 9 UCIT Type:Workshop

11-03-2010 -11-05-2010 Annual convention National Council of Family Relations Minneapolis, MN Type:Conference Attendance

11-18-2010 -11-21-2010 Annual convention Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies San Francisco, CA Type:Conference Attendance

03-31-2011 -04-03-2011 Paper Presentation, Society for Research in Child Development Montreal, Canada Type:Conference Attendance

09-23-2011 CBT for Depression Beck Institute Psychology, University of Cincinnati Type:Continuing Education Program

10-06-2011 Hiring: Effective Interviewing, Evaluation and Afterward UC Office of Research Type:Workshop

01-2012 -01-2012 Ready, Set, Go: Funding your Research Program University of Cincinnati Type:Workshop

10-2010 Ready, Set, Go: Hiring: Effective Interviewing, Evaluation, and Afterwards University of Cincinnati Type:Workshop

02-2012 Online Testing: Taking Control with Online Tests University of Cincinnati Dept of Psychology Type:Workshop

02-2012 Ready, Set, Go: Time Management University of Cincinnati Type:Workshop

11-2012 Making CBT Supervision More Effective: Empirically Based CBT Supervision Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies Type:Workshop

12-2012 Ready, Set, Go: Personnel/Conflict Management University of Cincinnati Type:Workshop

04-2013 Ready, Set, Go: Mentoring/Career Guidance University of Cincinnati Type:Workshop

01-2014 Teaching Evaluation and Feedback Observation and evaluation of PSYC 7015 by senior faculty member, University of Cincinnati Dept of Psychology Type:Other

06-23-2014 -06-27-2014 Dyadic Data Analysis Workshop Michigan State University Type:Workshop