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Alex                           Cogswell

Alex Cogswell PhD

Department of Psychiatry

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Psychiatry

 
Professional Summary:

Dr. Cogswell‘s research focuses on adolescent personality development, with an emphasis on factors that encourage coherence in the developing personality. He also studies factors that impinge on parent-child agreement in reporting a variety of content areas (e.g., parenting behavior, child symptoms) and how disagreement may be predictive of negative child outcomes. Clinically, he works with children and adolescents on an outpatient basis, with the majority of his practice focused on adolescents with anxiety and depressive disorders. Finally, he provides clinical supervision and teaches in both the psychiatry residency and child psychiatry fellowship programs, and is the coordinator of an Advanced Practicum program for psychology graduate students.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Temple University (2008)
  • MA, Psychology, Northern Arizona University (2003)
  • BA, Psychology, Wake Forest University (1999)


Journal Articles:
Books and Book Chapters:
  • Alloy, L.B., Abramson, L.Y., Cogswell A, Hughes, M.E., Iacoviello, B.. Cognitive vulnerability to depression: Implications for prevention.. 2007.

Professional Memberships:
  • Society for Research in Child Development (2010–present)
  • Society for Personality Assessment (2008–present)
  • Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (2003–present)
Presentations:
  • "Assessing dependency using self-report and indirect means: Examining the significance of discrepancies." Society for Personality and Social Psychology (2010)
  • "Impact of palliative care on maintaining quality of life in an end-stage oncology population." Society of Behavioral Medicine (2010)
  • "Personality and risk." Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Academic Rounds (2010)
  • "Personality coherence and risk." Clinical Psychology Brown Bag Series (2010)
  • "Self-report and indirect measures: An examination of discrepancies and future directions." Society for Personality Assessment (2010)
  • "Behavioral Approach System (BAS) and Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) sensitivities and bipolar spectrum disorders: Prospective prediction of bipolar mood episodes." American Psychological Society (2008)
  • "Prospective prediction of bipolar mood episodes by Behavioral Approach System (BAS) and Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) sensitivities." Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (2008)
  • "Behavioral Approach System (BAS) and Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) sensitivities and bipolar spectrum disorders: Prospective prediction of bipolar mood episodes." American Psychopathological Association (2007)
  • "Behavioral Approach System (BAS) and Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) sensitivities predict onset of bipolar mood episodes." American Psychopathological Association (2007)
  • "A prospective evaluation of Behavioral Approach System (BAS) dysregulation and bipolar spectrum disorders." Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (2005)
  • "A psychometric evaluation of behavioral inhibition and approach self-report measures." Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (2005)
  • "Does gender moderate the congruency effect for depression?" Midwestern Psychological Association (2005)
  • "Repetitive thought in psychopathology: How rumination and worry relate to mood and anxiety symptoms." American Psychopathological Association (2005)
  • "Repetitive thought in psychopathology: Overlap between rumination and worry." American Psychological Society (2005)
  • "Repetitive thought in psychopathology: The relationship between rumination and worry." Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (2005)
  • "The Approach-Withdrawal Expectancy Scale: A cognitive assessment of behavioral inhibition and approach." Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (2005)
  • "The relation of neediness and axis II pathology in a bipolar sample." Midwestern Psychological Association (2005)
  • "Dependency and life stress: Does congruency predict depression?" Clinical Psychology Research Fair (2004)
  • "Neediness and interpersonal stress: Does congruency predict depression?" American Psychological Society (2004)
  • "Self-monitoring, behavioral inhibition and approach (BIS/BAS), and personality disorder: Birds of a feather?" Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (2003)
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Contact Information

The Children‘s Psychiatric Clinic
1028 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 859-5454
Fax: 716 859-5585
Email: alexcogs@buffalo.edu

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