Tiffany West, M.A.

Tiffany is currently a sixth year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Training Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is currently completing her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Center where she is receiving specific training in conducting TF-CBT and PCIT, as well as participating in research examining the impact of child maltreatment on victim functioning following abuse.

Her primary research and clinical interests are in child maltreatment. Tiffany is mainly interested in the development and dissemination of effective treatments for victims of maltreatment. For her master’s thesis, she examined treatment outcomes of a brief family intervention for sexually abused youth and their non-offending family members, based off the well-established Project SAFE group treatment program. Tiffany is currently analyzing results for her dissertation project which examined the association between varying symptom presentations of adolescent sexual abuse victims and bioecological factors including personal characteristics and contextual variables, taken in the context of time.

Tiffany has a secondary interest in parent/child and teacher/child relationships and their influence on child behaviors at home and in the classroom. She is currently collaborating with others to develop Teacher-Child Interaction Training – Preschool Program (TCIT-Pre). TCIT-Pre is an adaptation of the empirically supported Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and is designed to build teacher/child relationships as well as reduce behavioral and emotional problems in classroom settings. She is also working with others on the development and norming of the Behavioral Observations for Preschoolers System – 35 items (BOPS-35), which is a live behavioral observation coding system used to assess prosocial and challenging behaviors in preschool children.    

Tiffany received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2006. Prior to graduate school, she was a volunteer research assistant for the Child Maltreatment Lab, Family Interaction Skills Clinic, and the Family Violence and Injury Lab. While volunteering for these labs, she has worked on multiple projects including examination of internal and external behaviors of sexually abused youth and examination of the severity of exposure to interparental violence as a child and future interpersonal and intrapersonal functioning in newlywed couples. Along with these projects, she also was involved in the pilot study of the TCIT-Pre intervention that was conducted at the local Head Start Developmental Center where she conducted live observations on both teachers and children utilizing the DPICS-III and BOPS. 

Published Manuscripts

Hubel, G. S., Campbell, C., West, T., Friedenberg, S., Schreier, A., Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. (2014). Child advocacy center based group treatment for child sexual abuse: Initial symptom presentation, outcomes, and social validity. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 23, 3.

Lundahl, L., Nelson, T. D., Smith, T., & West, T. (2013). Psychosocial stressors and health behaviors: Examining sleep, sedentary behaviors, and physical activity in a low income pediatric sample. Clinical Pediatrics.  Manuscript accepted for publication.

Lundahl, A., West, T., Martin, E. K., Campbell, C., Vanderbeek, J., & Hansen, D. J. (2011). Relationship of obsessive-compulsive behaviors of caregivers with a history of sexual abuse and perfectionism in their sexually abused children. McNair Scholars Research Journal.


In Preparation

Campbell, C., Hubel, G. S., West, T., Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. Bringing Parent-Child Interaction Therapy into the Classroom: The Teacher-Child Interaction Training Preschool Program. Manuscript in preparation.

West, T., Pogue, J., Hansen, D. J., & Flood, M. F. Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Impacts of Sexual Abuse: Applying the Bioecological Framework to Adolescent Victims. Manuscript in preparation.

West, T., Lundahl, A., Meidlinger, K., & Hansen, D. J. Maternal Mental Health and Expectations for their Child: Predictive Factors and Influence on Child Functioning Following Sexual Abuse. Manuscript in preparation.

West, T., Schreier, A., & Hansen, D. J. Relaxation Training. In D. W. Nangle, D. J. Hansen, R. L. Grover, J. N. Kingery, & C. Suveg, Core Elements of Evidence Based Treatments for Internalizing Disorders in Children and Adolescents. New York, NY:  Guilford Press. Book chapter in preparation.  


Manuals and Measures

Campbell, C., Nelson, M. D., Eyberg, S. M., Lundahl, A., Martin, E. K., & West, T. (in preparation). Student-Teacher Interaction Coding System (STICS) Manual.

Campbell, C., Martin, E. K., Liebsack, B., Lundahl, A., West, T., Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. (2011). Behavioral Observation of Preschoolers System (BOPS) Professional Manual. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Psychology.

Campbell, C., Martin, E. K., West, T., Asawa, L. E., & Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. (2009). Teacher-Child Interaction Training – Preschool Edition (TCIT-Pre): Therapist Manual. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Psychology.

Martin, E. K., West, T., Maldonado, R., Hubel, G. S., & Flood, M. F. (2009). Parent Skills Training Group: Therapist Manual. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Psychology.

 

Professional Presentations

Meidlinger, K., West, T.Pittenger, S. L., Schreier, A., Pogue, J. K., Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. (2014, November). Assessing children's expectations post sexual abuse: Initial psychometric evaluation of a self-report measure. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Pittenger, S. L., 
Brungardt, K., West, T., Schreier, A., Meidlinger, K., Pogue, J., Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. (2014, November). Relationship between family environment and child distress following sexual abuse: Initial symptom presentation and response to treatment. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA. 

Pogue, J. K., Schreier, A., West, T.Pittenger, S. L., Meidlinger, K., Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. (2014, November). Non-abused Siblings of Sexually Abused Youth: Symptom Presentation and Relationship with Victim Distress and Family Functioning. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Brungardt, K. L., Morton, A., Helem, C., Kugler, J., Huit, Z., West, T., & Hansen, D. J. (2013, November). Nonoffending paternal caregiver support: Association with initial symptom presentation and family functioning for sexually abused youth. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Friedenberg, S. L., Meidlinger, K. M., Hubel, G. S., West, T., Schreier, A., Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. (2013, November). Effectiveness of a Manualized Group Treatment for Child Sexual Abuse in Addressing Risk Factors for Sexual Revictimization. Poster presented at the 47th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

West, T.,
Pogue, J. K., Friedenberg, S., Hubel, G., Schreier, A., Meidlinger, K., Steel, A., & Hansen, D. J. (2013, November). Heterogeneity of symptom presentation of adolescent sexual abuse victims presenting to treatment: Influence of child, family, and abuse characteristics.  Poster presented at the 47th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Campbell, C., Martin, E. K., West, T., Hubel, G. S., Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. (2012, November). Teacher-Child Interaction Training: A school-based cognitive-behavioral teacher intervention designed to reduce disruptive behavior problems in Head Start settings. Symposium conducted at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Campbell, C., West, T., Junghans, A., Schreier, A., Silovsky, J. F., & Hansen, D. J. (2012, November). Both Sides of the Coin: Symptoms and Treatment of Children with Sexual Behavior Problems and Youth Who Experienced Sexual Abuse. Poster presented at the 46th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Lundahl, A., Nelson, T. D., Smith, T., & West, T. (2012, November). Psychosocial Stressors and Key Health Behaviors: Examining a Behavioral Pathway between Stress and Health in a Low-Income Pediatric Sample. Poster presented at the 46th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Meidlinger, K.M., West, T., Hubel, G. S., & Hansen, D. J. (2012, November). Assessing nonoffending parent expectations for their sexually abused children: Initial psychometric evaluation of two parent-report measures. Poster presented at the 46th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Schreier, A., Meidlinger, K. M., Martin, E. K., Hubel, G. S., West, T., Friedenberg, S. L., Brungardt, K. L., Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. (2012, November). Development and Initial Examination of a Group Treatment for Non-Offending, Non-Abused Siblings of Sexually Abused Youth. Poster presented at the 46th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

West, T. Friedenberg, S., Martin, E. K., Hubel, G. S., Schreier, A., & Hansen, D. J. (2012, November). Impact of Sexual Abuse on Maternal Caregivers: Differential Effects of Sexual Abuse by Paternal Caregivers and Siblings. Poster presented at the 46th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Friedenberg, S., Hubel, G. S., Martin, E. K., West, T., & Hansen, D. J. (2011, November). Exploring pathways from child sexual abuse to sexual revictimization: How family factors influence symptoms associated with risk for revictimization. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Canada.

Haikalis, M., Martin, E. K., Campbell, C., West, T,. Hassemann, L., & Hansen, D. J. (2011, November). The impact of homework completion on treatment outcomes in teacher-child interaction training. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Canada.

Hubel, G. S., Campbell, C., Martin, E. K., West, T., Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. (2011, November). Decreasing problematic behaviors in Head Start settings: Teacher-child interaction training. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Canada.

Lundahl, A., West, T., Martin, E.K., Campbell, C., Gassman, S., & Hansen, D.J. (2011, November). Relationship of obsessive-compulsive behaviors of caregivers with a history of sexual abuse and perfectionism in their sexually abused children. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference, Toronto, Quebec.

Lundahl, A., West, T., Martin, E. K., Campbell, C., Reames. R., & Hansen, D. J. (2011, November). Relationship of parental history of sexual abuse on symptom presentation and treatment outcomes for sexually abused children and their parents. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Canada.  

Moen, A., Martin, E. K., Campbell, C., West, T., Vanderbeek, J., Poppert, K., & Flood, M. F. (2011, November). Exploring the impact of teacher-child interaction training on challenging behaviors and social competencies for developmentally delayed children. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Canada.

West, T., Schreier, A., Martin, E. K., Campbell, C., Haikalis, M., & Hansen, D. J. (2011, November). Brief family intervention for childhood sexual abuse: An examination of factors associated with treatment completion and outcomes. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Canada.

Hubel, G.S., Martin, E.K., Campbell, C., West, T., Hansen, D.J., & Flood, M.F. (2010, November). Factors related to initial symptom presentation, treatment completion, and treatment oucome in a manualized group treatment for child sexual abuse. Poster to be presented at the 44th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Martin, E.K., Friedenberg, S., West, T., Hubel, G.S., Campbell, C., Hansen, D.J., & Flood, M.F. (2010, November). Initial symptom presentation, factors related to treatment completion, and treatment outcomes for adolescents who have experienced sexual abuse. Poster to be presented at the 44th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapy, San Francisco, CA.

Thomas, R., West, T., Walsh, K., Maldonado, R.C., & DiLillo, D. (2010, November). Child Sexual Abuse and Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms: The Intervening Role of Attentional Control. Poster to be presented at the 44th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapy, San Francisco, CA.

West, T., Campbell, C., Martin, E.K., & Hansen, D.J. (2010, November). Applying cognitive-behavioral practices in a child advocacy center: An evaluation of a brief family intervention for victims of childhood sexual abuse. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapy, San Francisco, CA.

Campbell, C., Martin, E. K., Choi, K., Davenport, S., Liebsack, B. K., West, T., Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. (2010, October). Multi-Methodd Assessment of Prosocial and Discruptive Behaviors in Head Start Classroom: The Campbell and Martin Behavioral Observation of Preschoolers System (CAMBOPS). Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Kansas Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS.

Haikalis, M., Lundahl, A., Maguire, J.,, Wagner, M., Wachholtz, A., & West, T. (2010, October). Decreasing Challenging Behaviors in Head Start Children: An Investigation of the Efficacy of Teacher-Child Interaction Training. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Kansas Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS.

Martin, E. K., West, T., Campbell, C., & Hansen, D. J. (2010, October). Heterogeneity and Changes in Symptom Presentation Over Time in Children who Have Experienced Physical Abuse. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Kansas Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS. 

Nelson, T. D., & West, T. (2010, October). Pscyhosoical Stressors, Health Behaviors, and Physical Health Outcomes in a Low-Income Pediatric Primary Care Sample. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Kansas Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS.

West, T., Martin, E. K., Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. (2010, October). Implementation of a Parenting Skills Program for Parents on Probation for Substance Use. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Kansas Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS.

Evans, S.E., Panuzio, J., West, T., & DiLillo, D. (2010, April). Prior exposure to family violence and adult trauma symptoms: Associations in a Newlywed Sample. Poster presented at the 58th Annual Symposiumon Motivation, Lincoln, NE.

Davenport, S., Talero, R., Lenhardt, J., West, T., Liebsack, B., & Campbell, C. (2009, November). Evaluating the progress of sexually abused youth by utilizing a weekly assessment to facilitate the development of Project SAFE. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Lenhardt, J., West, T., Davenport, S., Talero, R., Liebsack, B., & Martin, E.K. (2009, November). Non-offending caregiver evaluations of Project SAFE: A cognitive behavioral group therapy program for sexually abused youth. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY. 

West, T., Evans, S.E., Bryner, N., & DiLillo, D. (2009, Novermber). The severity of exposure to interparental violence as a predictor of adult trauma symptomatology. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY. 

Klinkebiel, C., West, T., Martin, E.K., & Flood, M.F. (2009, April). Externalizing behavior in Hispanic children: The compounding effect of intimate partner violence and maternal depression. Poster presented at the annual Nebraska Symposium on Motivation.

West, T., Klinkebiel, C. & Davenport, S. (2009, April). Emotional and behavioral symptom presentation in sexually abused youth: The influence of severity of abuse on post-treatment functioning.  Poster presented at the University of Nebraska Undergraduate Research Conference, Lincoln, NE. 

Klinkebiel, C., West, T., Chin, E., Brock, A., Dostal, H., & Dawley, E. (2008, November). Effectiveness of teacher-child interaction training in improving school readiness skills in a head start classroom. Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL. 

West, T., Evans, S. E., & DiLillo, D. (2008, November). Associations between childhood exposure to domestic violence and perpetration and victimization of partner aggression in newlywed couples. Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL.

Campbell, C., Martin, E. K., Davenport, S., Liebsack, B. K., West, T., Klinkebiel, C., Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. (2008, October). Managing the challenging behaviors of preschool children: Effectiveness of teacher-child interaction training in a head start classroom. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Kansas Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS. 

Chin, E., West, T., Lenhardt, J., & Brock, A. (2008, April). Examining internalizing problems of sexually abused youth across time. Poster presented at the University of Nebraska Undergraduate Research Conference, Lincoln, NE. 

West, T., Brock, A., & Lenhardt, J. (2008, April). Examining differences in parent and child report of internalizing and externalizing symptoms in a sample of sexually abused youth. Poster presented at the University of Nebraska Undergraduate Research Conference, Lincoln, NE.

Campbell, C., Evans, S. E., West, T., & Hansen, D. J. (2007, November). Relationship of non-offending parents’ own maltreatment history with expectations for recovery of their sexually abused children. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, P.A. 

West, T., & Brock A. (2007, May). Parental Efficacy Questionnaire: Reliability and utility with nonoffending parents of sexually abused children. Poster presented at the Nebraska Psychological Association Annual Spring Conference, Lincoln, NE.