Ph.D. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988)
Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development
Visiting Foreign Professor, Vietnam National University
Investigator, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development
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.
- 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.\
- Tran, C.V., Weiss, B. & Cole, D. (2009). Targeted peer victimization, cognitions, and depression. Vietnamese Journal of Psychology, 128, 50-59.
- Ellis, M., Weiss, B. & Lochman, J. (2009). Executive functions in children: Associations with aggressive behavior and appraisal processing. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 37, 945-956.
- 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, 128, 8-14.
- Weisz, J.R., Southam-Gerow, M.A., Gordis, E.B., Connor-Smith, J.K., Chu, B.C., Langer, D.A., McLeod, B.D., Doss, A.J., Updegraff, A. & Weiss, B. (2009). Cognitive-behavioral therapy versus usual clinical care fo youth depression: An initial test of transportability to community clinics and clinicians. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 383-396.
- Han, S.S. & Weiss, B. (2007). Maintaining treatment fidelity after the thrill - and external support - is gone. In S. Evans, M. Weist & Z. Serpell (eds.), Advances in School-based Mental Health Interventions: Best Practices and Program Models (Vol. 2), pp. 20-1, 20-17. Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.