Sarah entered the clinical psychology program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Fall 2009. Her research interests are broadly defined as identifying psycho-social factors that impede functional outcomes following substance use treatment. Her masters focuses on identifying factors that predict functional outcomes of adolescent following residential substance use treatment. She has extended this research to examining novel treatment modalties among adolescent/young adult binge drinkers. Her dissertation tests the feasbility of utilizing a brief motivational enhancement treatment via teleconferencing methods.
Sarah received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and biology from Doane College in May 2008. She worked under Dr. Brian Pauwels examining the association between substance use, career choice, and personality in college students.
King, S. & McChargue, DE. (under review) Adolescent Substance Use Treatment: The Moderating Effects of Psychopathology on Treatment Outcomes. Journal submitted to Journal on Addictive Diseases.
King SC, Hoffman, L & McChargue DE (2013). A multilevel analysis examining treatment modality and dysphoria as predictors of college drinking following a brief alcohol treatment. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 37 SI (Suppl 2), 82A.
*also cite as a top 65 presentation at Research Society on Alcoholism 2013.
King SC, Klanecky A, Steele A & McChargue DE (2014, June). The impact of trauma symptoms, treatment modality, and gender on the effectiveness of a brief alcohol treatment in college students. Poster submitted to the Research Society on Alcoholism, Seattle, WA.
King SC, Tuliao AP, Landoy BVN, Handley M & McChargue DE (2013, November). A cross-cultural examination of the effect of gender, alcohol use and intimacy on the decision to continue in a sexual encounter vignette. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.
Handley, M, King SC & McChargue, DE (2012, November). Sexual aggression mediates the relationship between early-onset cannabis use and daily cigarette smoking in male college students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.
King, SC, Hoffman L & McChargue DE (2011, November). Test of measurement and structural invariance using a brief measure of depression between non-problematic and problematic drinkers in college students. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Toronto, Canada.
King, SC, Dinges, ER & McChargue DE (2011, November). Alexithymia as a moderator of the relationship between problematic drinking, number of types of gambling and a latent indication of gambling problems in college students. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Toronto, Canada.
King S, McChargue DE & Hansen T (2010, November). Psychopathology Moderates the Relationship between Treatment Duration and Outcome among Adolescents Leaving an Inpatient Substance Treatment Facility. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.