metcalf
Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology

Faculty Advisor: Sona Dimidjian

Education

  • BA, Williams College (Psychology), 2010
  • MA, University of Colorado Boulder, 2015
  • PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, expected 2019

Research Interests

My research interests include the examination of mindfulness-based interventions, interpersonal outcomes of depression interventions, and perinatal mental health.

Publications and Presentations

Dimidjian, S., Goodman, S. H., Sherwood, N. E., Simon, G., Ludman, E., Gallop, R., Welch, S. S., Boggs, J. M., Metcalf, C.A., Hubley, S., Powers, J. D., & Beck, A. (in press). A pragmatic randomized clinical trial of behavioral activation for depressed pregnant women. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.  

Metcalf, C.A., River, L.M., & Dimidjian, S. (2016, October). Using naturalistic observational technology to assess the association among postpartum behavioral activation reward and depression. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, New York. 

Metcalf, C.A., & Dimidjian, S. (2016, May). In a mother’s voice: The feasibility of studying daily life ambient sounds and the development and reliability of a social-emotional coding system for use with postpartum mothers. Symposium talk presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, Illinois.  

Dimidjian, S., Segal, Z., Metcalf, C.A., & Vanderkruik, R. (2016, May). Dissemination of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): Implications for a lifespan preventive approach to depression care and healthy aging. Symposium talk presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, Illinois.  

Metcalf, C.A., River, L.M., Ashar, Y., Rea-Sandin, G., Carrasco-Wyant, C., Jackson, K, Ward, H. & Dimidjian, S. (2015, November). The emotional and interpersonal context of postpartum women’s everyday lives: Testing an observational method. Poster presented at the biannual convention of the Perinatal Mental Health Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Kaiser, R., Andrews-Hanna, J., Metcalf, C.A., & Dimidjian, S. (2015). Dwell or decenter? Rumination and decentering predict working memory updating after interpersonal criticism. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39(6), 744-753.

Metcalf, C.A., & Dimidjian, S. (2014). Extensions and mechanisms of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy: A review of the evidence. Australian Psychologist, 49(5), 271-279.

Boggs, J.M., Beck, A., Jennifer Felder, J.N., Dimidjian, S., Metcalf, C.A., Segal, Z. (2014). From in person to online: Patient experiences with Mindful Mood Balance – a web-based program for depression relapse prevention. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16(3), 332-343.

Bui, E., Rodgers, R., Simon, N.M., Jehel, L., Metcalf, C.A., Birmes, P., & Schmitt, L. (2013). Body piercings and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in young adults. Stress and Health, 29(1), 70-74.

Hoge, E.A., Bui, T.H., Marques, L.M., Metcalf, C.A., Morris, L.K., Robinaugh, D.R., Worthington, J.J., Pollack, M.H., & Simon, N.M. (2013). Randomized controlled trial of mindfulness meditation for generalized anxiety disorder: Effects on anxiety and resilience. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 74(8), 786-792.

Hoge, E.A., Chen, M.M., Orr, E., Metcalf, C.A., Fischer, L.E., Pollack, M.H., DeVivo, I., & Simon, N.M. (2013). Loving-kindness meditation practice associated with longer telomeres in women. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 32, 159-163.

Hoge, E.A., Hözel, B., Marques, L.M., Metcalf, C.A., Brach, N., Lazar, S.W., & Simon, N.M. (2013). Mindfulness and self-compassion in generalized anxiety disorder: Examining predictors of disability. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Metcalf, C.A., Dimidjian, S., Goodman, S.H., Gallop, R. (2013, November). Naturalistic course and trajectory of depressive diagnosis and symptoms during the perinatal period. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, Tennessee.

Hoge, E.A., Lawson, E.A., Metcalf, C.A., Keshaviah, A., Zak, P.J., Pollack, M.H., Simon, N.M. (2012). Plasma oxytocin immunoreactive products and response to trust in patients with social anxiety disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 29(11), 924-930.

Metcalf, C.A., Hoge, E.A., Marques, L.M., Lazar, S.W., Hözel, B.K., Brach, N., Pollack, M.H., & Simon, N.M. (2011, November). Lower levels of self-compassion in individuals with GAD. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Canada and the annual Massachusetts General Hospital clinical research day, Boston, MA.