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  • Abigail Zisk, Graduate Student

    Graduate Student
    University of Delaware
    012 McKinly Lab
    Newark, DE 19716
    302-831-1692

    Biography

    ​I am interested in adolescent depression and suicide and factors that impact depressed and suicidal adolescents' response to treatment. I am also interested in the parent-adolescent relationship and parenting factors that influence adolescent psychopathology and treatment response. 

    Degrees

    ​M.A. in Psychology, University of Delaware

    B.A. in English, Duke University

    Publications

    Abbott, C. H., Zisk, A., Bounoua, N., Diamond, G. S., & Kobak, R. (2019). Predicting patterns of treatment response and outcome for suicidal and depressed adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

    Abbott, C. H., Zisk, A., Bounoua, N., Diamond, G. S., & Kobak, R. (2019). Peer deviance, social networks, and suicide ideation intensity in a clinical sample of adolescents. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

    Bounoua, N., Abbott, C., Zisk, A., Herres, J., Diamond, G., & Kobak, R. (2018). Emotion regulation and spillover of interpersonal stressors to postsession insight among depressed and suicidal adolescents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 86(7), 593-603. doi:10.1037/ccp0000316

    Zisk, A., Abbott, C. H., Ewing, S. K., Diamond, G. S., & Kobak, R. (2017). The Suicide Narrative Interview: Adolescents' attachment expectancies and symptom severity in a clinical sample. Attachment & Human Development, 19(5), 447-462. doi:10.1080/14616734.2016.1269234

    Kobak, R., Abbott, C., Zisk, A., & Bounoua, N. (2017). Adapting to the changing needs of adolescents: Parenting practices and challenges to sensitive attunement. Current Opinion in Psychology, 15, 137-142. doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.02.018

    Kobak, R., Zajac, K., Abbott, C., Zisk, A., & Bounoua, N. (2017). Atypical dimensions of caregiver-adolescent interaction in an economically disadvantaged sample. Development and Psychopathology, 29(2), 405-416. doi:10.1017/S0954579417000074

    De Bellis, M. D., & Zisk, A. (2014). The biological effects of childhood trauma. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 23(2), 185-222. doi:10.1016/j.chc.2014.01.002

    Presentations:

    Zisk, A., Abbott, C., Bounoua, N., Diamond, G., & Kobak, R. (2019, March). Parent-adolescent communication moderates treatment benefit among depressed and suicidal adolescents. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Baltimore, Maryland.

    Bounoua, N., Zisk, A., Abbott, C., & Kobak, R. (2019, March). Caregivers' cortisol reactivity to a trauma interview: Links to adolescent security in an economically disadvantaged sample. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Baltimore, Maryland. 

    Soffer, S., Lawrence, O., Lewis, J., Proctor, S., & Zisk, A. (2018, April). Improving suicide risk assessment processes in pediatric outpatient behavioral health. Poster presented at the 51st Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology, Washington, DC.

    Bounoua, N., Abbott, C., Zisk, A., Herres, J., Diamond, G., & Kobak, R. (2017, November). The spillover of weekly interpersonal events on perceptions of session benefit: Emotion regulation as a moderator of spillover effects in a treatment for depressed and suicidal adolescents. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, California.

    Zisk, A., Abbott, C., Bounoua, N., & Kobak, R. (2017, April). Parenting self-efficacy predicts adolescent AAI security in a clinical sample of suicidal adolescents. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, Texas.

    Bounoua, N., Abbott, C., Zisk, A., & Kobak, R. (2017, April). Family cohesion predicts differential patterns of treatment response among suicidal adolescents. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, Texas.

    Zisk, A., Abbott, C. H., Ewing, S. K., & Herres, J. (2016, April). AAI states of mind, narrative processing, and suicide severity: A test of a mediation model. In R. Kobak (Chair), Contextual and interpersonal risk for suicidal ideation and behavior in a clinical treatment study. Symposium conducted at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, Maryland.  

    Abbott, C. H., Zisk, A., Russon, J., Herres, J., & Kobak, R. (2016, April). Adolescent attachment hierarchies, deviant peer affiliation and suicidal ideation and behavior. In R. Kobak (Chair), Contextual and interpersonal risk for suicidal ideation and behavior in a clinical treatment study. Symposium conducted at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, Maryland.  

    LaRosa, A., Kral, M. C., Riyad, C., Lally, M., Zisk, A., & Macias, M. (2014, September). Optimizing a dosage titration methodology for the treatment of ADHD: A quality improvement project. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Nashville, Tennessee.

    Kral, M. C., Lally, M. & Zisk, A. (2013, October). ADHD subtypes in pediatric epilepsy. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, San Diego, California.

 

 

 

 

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