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Amelia P Tankersley

Medical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry, Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry

Selected Publications

Programmatic Mentoring for LGBTQ+ Youth as Early Prevention for Juvenile Detention

Journal Article Families in Society · January 1, 2024 While juvenile arrests have markedly declined over the last decade, LGBTQ+ youth (and particularly those of color) continue to be overrepresented in the juvenile justice system due to a cascade of environmental stressors and systemic factors, including tra ... Full text Cite

Risk and Resilience Factors for Mental Health among Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Youth: A Systematic Review.

Journal Article Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev · June 2021 In recent years, there has been a proliferation of research regarding transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people. The stigma and legal discriminations that this population faces have obvious and documented repercussions for mental health. In 2015, ... Full text Link to item Cite

Teaching Motivational Interviewing to Medical Students: A Systematic Review.

Journal Article Acad Med · March 2020 PURPOSE: Medical students must be prepared to work with patients with maladaptive health behaviors and chronic health conditions. Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based, patient-centered, directive communication style designed to help patients ... Full text Link to item Cite

Cognitive and emotional processing of pleasant and unpleasant experiences in major depression: A matter of vantage point?

Journal Article J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry · March 2017 BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In nonclinical populations, adopting a third-person perspective as opposed to a first-person perspective while analyzing negative emotional experiences fosters understanding of these experiences and reduces negative emotional rea ... Full text Link to item Cite


Chapter · March 30, 2016 The role of peacekeeping in a military context has shifted over time since the inception of the United Nations in 1945. Over the last few decades, peacekeepers have increasingly been deployed to areas with active hostilities. As a result of this shift, pea ... Full text Cite

Adaptation to traumatic stress: Resilient traits, resources, and trajectories of outcomes

Journal Article Current Psychiatry Reviews · August 1, 2015 The term resilience is too often poorly operationalized and loosely conceptualized. Historically, it has been defined as a trait, characteristic, or collection of resources that facilitates healthy adjustment to a potentially traumatic event (PTE) and has ... Full text Cite

Neuropsychological investigations in obsessive-compulsive disorder: A systematic review of methodological challenges.

Journal Article Psychiatry Res · July 30, 2015 The inconsistent nature of the neuropsychology literature pertaining to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has long been recognized. However, individual studies, systematic reviews, and recent meta-analytic reviews were unsuccessful in establishing a cons ... Full text Link to item Cite

Delayed sleep timing and symptoms in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a controlled actigraphy study.

Journal Article Chronobiol Int · May 2013 Patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often exhibit disrupted sleep and circadian rhythms. Determination of whether sleep disturbance and/or circadian disruption are differentially associated with symptom severity is necessary to gu ... Full text Link to item Cite