When issues of anxiety, friendship, bullying, school transitions, or the social development of children and adolescents are discussed, Assistant Professor of Psychology Julie Newman Kingery immediately comes to mind. While a new faculty member at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Kingery has already made an impact at Loyola College in Maryland, the University of Maine, and at The Johns Hopkins University of Medicine with her expertise in the fields of Developmental and Clinical Psychology.
Kingery is a passionate instructor, who always looks for ways that the material she is teaching applies to real life situations, a characteristic which makes interviewing her both exciting and easy to understand. Her research explores factors that put youth at risk for developing problems with anxiety, as well as the prevention and treatment of anxiety. This research has been published in several prestigious journals, the latest of which is "Transporting CBT for childhood anxiety disorders into inner city school-based mental health clinics," which appeared in Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. Kingery has also spent years studying the impact of peer group acceptance and friendship on children's emotional and academic adjustment, particularly across the transition to middle school.
Her scholarly interests reflect her dedication to helping kids who feel shy or worried face situations such as making friends, attending summer camp and sleepovers, or starting a new school year. Kingery is also passionate about providing parents and teachers with tips on managing challenging behavior problems, dealing with issues of peer victimization, helping kids cope with anxiety and depression, and facilitating positive adjustment across school transitions.
Ginsburg, G.S., Becker, K., Kingery, J.N., & Nichols, T. (2008). Transporting CBT for childhood anxiety disorders into inner city school-based mental health clinics. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 15, 148-158.
Kingery, J.N., Ginsburg, G.S., & Alfano, C.A. (2007). Somatic symptoms and anxiety among African American adolescents. Journal of Black Psychology, 33, 363-378.
Ginsburg, G.S, & Kingery, J.N. (2007). Evidence based practice for childhood anxiety disorders. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 37, 123-132.
Kingery, J.N., & Erdley, C.A. (2007). Peer experiences as predictors of adjustment across the middle school transition. Education and Treatment of Children, 30, 73-88.
Kendall, P.C., Suveg, C., & Kingery, J.N. (Eds.). (2006). Introduction to special series: Facilitating the dissemination and application of cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety in youth. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 20, 243-245.
Kingery, J.N., Roblek, T., Suveg. C., Grover, R.L., Sherrill, J., & Bergman, L. (2006). They're not just "little adults": Developmental considerations for implementing cognitive behavioral therapy with anxious youth. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 20, 263-273.
Palapattu, A.G., Kingery, J.N., Ginsburg, G.S. (2006). Gender role orientation and anxiety symptoms among African American adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 34, 441-449.
Interview opportunities and additional background information may be requested through the Office of Communications, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York. Phone: (315) 781-3540. After business hours, Communications staff members are accessible through contact information on their answering machine at that number.
Julie Newman Kingery joined Hobart and William Smith Colleges in fall, 2007 as an Assistant Professor in the department of psychology.
She received her B.A. from the University of Richmond and her Ph.D. in developmental and clinical psychology from the University of Maine.
Kingery completed a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. A seasoned researcher, Kingery received the NIH Kirschstein-National Research Service Award Fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she was a postdoctoral fellow for four years.
Published in such competitive psychology journals as Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Journal of Black Psychology, Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy and the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Kingery's work with children and adolescents has been widely cited within the psychology community. She has lectured in various locations around the country, and was recently a guest lecturer for early child education at Technos College in Tokyo, Japan.