Alexi Cranford

Alexi entered the Clinical Psychology Training Program at UNL in the fall of 2015. Prior to coming to UNL, she earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology in the spring of 2015 from Bradley University. While at Bradley, she worked in Dr. Amy Bacon's Stress, Emotion, and Alcohol Laboratory examining social factors influencing alcohol use among college students. Her interest in studying relationships between substance use and other mental health outcomes led her to pursue graduate study under the mentorship of Dr. Dennis McChargue. She is currently working on finishing her Master's Equivalency Research Project, which investigated relationships among substance use treatment outcomes, PTSD symptomology, and emotional avoidance. She hopes to continue this line of research more broadly during the rest of her time at UNL and beyond.



Bacon, A. K., Cranford, A. N., & Blumenthal, H. (2015). Effects of ostracism and sex on alcohol consumption in a clinical laboratory setting. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors29(3), 664-672. doi:10.1037/adb0000054


Cranford, A., & McChargue, D. E. (2016, October). Effects of PTSD symptoms on substance use treatment outcome and the mediational role of emotional avoidance. Poster presented at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Cranford, A., & Bacon, A. K. (2015, November). The effects of post-event processing on social anxiety. Poster presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.