Ph.D. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988)
Will not be accepting new graduate students for Fall 2014
Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development
Visiting Foreign Professor, Vietnam National University
Senior Fellow, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Professor Weiss' main areas of research interest are assessment of the efficacy, and factors predictive of the efficacy, of child psychotherapy under non-research conditions; development of psychological interventions for non-Western populations; and comorbidity in child psychopathology.
Particular interests are understanding what factors are responsible for the apparent differences in the effectiveness of child therapy under research and non-research conditions, and using knowledge of these factors to improve the effectiveness of child therapy under naturalistic conditions. Particular interests are the modification of psychological interventions for use with Southeast Asian refugee children, which necessitates understanding how these children's culture might influence response to interventions developed for Euro-and Afro-Americans. Particular interests are understanding the dimensions of comorbidity (e.g., whether it occurs at the broadband level - Internalizing and Externalizing problems - or at the narrowband level - aggression and depression), the consequences of comorbidity, and causal relations among the comorbid problem areas.
- Weiss, B., Han, S., Harris, V., Catron, T., Ngo, V.K., Caron, A., Gallop, R. & Guth, C. (2013). An independent randomized clinical trial of multisystemic therapy with non-court referred adolescents with serious conduct problems. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, in press.
- Do, K. N., Weiss, B., & Pollack, A. (2013). Cultural beliefs, intimate partner violence, and mental health functioning among Vietnamese women. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 2, 149-163. (DOI: 10.1037/ipp0000004)
- Weiss, B., Ngo, V.K., Dang, H.M., Pollack, A., Trung, L.T., Tran, C.V., Tran, N.T., Sang, D.L. & Do, K.N. (2012). A model for sustainable development of child mental health infrastructure in the LMIC world: Vietnam as a case example. International Perspectives in Psychology, 1, 63-77. (DOI: 10.1037/a0027316)
- Weiss, B., Nguyen, C.M. & Dang, H.M. (2012). Prevalence of mental health problems in adolescents in northern Vietnam. Vietnamese Journal of Social Sciences, 28, 34-40. ISSN: 1859-0098.
- Dang, H.M, Weiss, B., Pollack, A. & Nguyen, M.C. (2011). Adaptation of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-IV (WISC-IV) for Vietnam. Psychological Studies, 56, 387-392. DOI: 10.1007 / s12646-011-0099-5
- Weiss, B., Dang, H.M., Ngo, V., Pollack, A., Sang, D., Lam. T.T., Nguyen, M.L.T., Le, H.N., Tran, N., Tran, C. & Do, K. (2011). Development of clinical psychology and mental health resources in Vietnam. Psychological Studies, 56, 185-191. PMID: 21785513 (DOI: 10.1007 / s12646-011-0078-x).
- Ellis, M., Weiss, B., Han, S. & Gallop, R. (2010). The influence of parental factors on therapist adherence in MST. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 857-868.
- Weiss, B., Tram, J.M., Weisz, J.R., Rescorla, L. & Achenbach, T.M. (2009). Differential symptom expression and somatization in Thai vs. American children. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 987-992.
- Weiss, B., Lam, T.T., and Tran, C.V. (2009). Mass Psychogenic Illness, and the role of parents, peers, and personality. Vietnamese Journal of Psychology, 28, 8-14.