Elaine Boland, M.A.
Bio: Elaine is currently in her fifth year of graduate studies.She received her B.A. in communication from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and majored in professional writing at Carnegie Mellon University.She completed a post-baccaluareate program in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Elaine’s current research interests involve circadian rhythm abnormalities, social rhythm disruptions, and life events and their respective contributions to the onset and course of bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. Her clinical interests lie in the treatment of mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders in adults with diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
Representative Papers and Presentations:
Boland, E., Bender, R.E., LaBelle, D.R., Alloy, L.B., Abramson, L.Y. (September, 2011). Event-Specific Social Rhythm Disruption from BAS-Relevant Life Events Predicts Depressive and Hypomanic Symptoms and Episodes in a Bio-behavioral High Risk Sample. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Psychopathology Conference, Boston, M.A.
Boland, E., Bender, R.E., LaBelle, D.R., Alloy, L.B., Abramson, L.Y. (November, 2010). Life Events and Social Rhythms in Bipolar Spectrum Disorders. Poster presented at the 44th annual conference of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.
Frank, E., Swartz, H.A., Boland, E. (2007). Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy: An intervention addressing rhythm dysregulation in bipolar disorder. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 9, 325-332.
Frank, E., Boland, E., Novick, D.M., Bizzari, J.V., Rucci, P. (2007). Association between illicit drug and alcohol use and first manic episode. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 86, 395-400.