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Maria Saavedra Finger

Education and Training

Finger

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (APA-Accredited) (2011)

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
M.A. in Clinical Psychology (APA-Accredited) (2009)

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
B.A. in Psychology (2006)

Clinical Employment

Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Coordinator, Center for Counseling and Student Wellness, Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2011 – Present)

Pre-doctoral Intern, University Counseling Center, University of Rochester (2009 - 2011)

Extern in Clinical Psychology, Rochester Psychiatric Center, Rochester, NY (2008-2009)

Professional Affiliations and Service

American Group Psychotherapy Association

Teaching

Instructor, Relationships and Emotions, University of Rochester, (2008 & 2010).

Instructor, Psychology of Human Sexuality, University of Rochester, (2010).

Instructor, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depression, University of Rochester, University Counseling Center, (2009 & 2010).

Instructor, Stress and Meditation, University of Rochester, University Counseling Center, (2008).


CONTACT

Email: saavedra@hws.edu

 

Selected Publications & Presentations

Saavedra, M.C., Rogge, R., Chapman, K. (2010). Clarifying Links between Attachment and Relationship Quality: Hostile Conflict and Mindfulness as Moderators. Journal of Family Psychology, 24 (4), 380-390.

Rogge, R., Walsh, C., Lee, S., Funk, J., Rodrigues, A., Saavedra, M., & Baker, E.  (In preparation).  Are we helping couples: Examining the efficacy of community-based marital preparation.

Rogge, R., Funk, J., Lee, S., Saavedra, M. (in review). How well can we detect naturally occurring shifts in relationship satisfaction over time? Evaluating responsiveness to change in relationship satisfaction scales. Journal of Family Psychology.

Wrenn, C.C., Harris, A.P., Saavedra, M.C., & Crawley, J.N. (2003). Social transmission of food preference in mice: Methodology and application to galanin-overexpressing transgenic mice. Behavioral Neuroscience , 117(1), 21-31.

Wrenn, C., Kinney, J., Marriott, L., Holmes, A., Saavedra, M., Crawley, J. (2004). Learning and memory performance in mice lacking the GAL-R1 subtype of galanin receptor. European Journal of Neuroscience, 19, 1-13.

Rustay, N. R., Wrenn, C. C., Kiney, J. W., Holmes, A., Bailey, K. R., Sullivan, T. L., Harris, A. P., Long, K. C., Saavedra, M. C., Starosta, G., Innerfield, C. E., Yang, R. J., Dreiling, J. L., Crawley, J. N. (2005). Galanin impairs performance on learning and memory tasks: findings from galanin transgenic and GAL-R1 knockout mice. Neuropeptides (3), 239-243.

Holmes, A., Kinney, J. W., Wrenn, C. C., Li, Q., Yang, R. J., Vishwanath, J., Saavedra, M. C., Innerfield, C. E., Jacoby, A. S., Shine, J., Iismaa, T. P. (2003) Galanin GAL-R1 receptor null mutant mice display increased anxiety-like behavior specific to the elevated plus-maze. Neuropsychopharmacology (6), 1031-1044.

Conference Presentations

Saavedra, M.C., Rogge, R. D., Chapman, K. E. (2009, November). The interplay of mindfulness and relationship processes on couple outcomes. Poster presented at the Applied Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference in New York, NY.

Saavedra, M.C., Rogge, R. D., Chapman, K. E. (2008, November). Mindfulness and Hostile Conflict as Moderators of the Association between Enduring Vulnerabilities and Relationship Satisfaction over Time. Poster presented at the Applied Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference in Orlando, FL.

Saavedra, M.C., Rogge, R. D., Chapman, K. E. (2007, November). Mindfulness and Hostile Conflict as Moderators of the Association between Anxious and Avoidant Attachment Styles and Relationship Satisfaction. Poster presented at the Applied Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference in Philadelphia, PA.