Connecting Cultures operates out of a clinical psychology doctoral training clinic, Vermont Psychological Services at the University of Vermont. As a result, we have many opportunities to empirically test various research questions pertaining to our clinical, social work case management, physical therapy, and legal work. We conduct a research program using the close guidance of the Institutional Review Board at the University of Vermont and with the highest regard for the protection of our clients.
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the unique impact of COVID-19 on resettled US Refugees and asylees. Community Mental Health Journal, 609-621.
Khin, P. P., Burt, K., & Fondacaro, K. (2022). Identifying resilience-promoting factors for refugee survivors of torture. Torture
Journal, 32(3), 31-48. https://doi.org/10.7146/torture.v32i3.128843
Dee, J. M., & Littenberg, B. (2022). Regional vs global physical therapy interventions to treat chronic pain in survivors of trauma: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 1-12.
Fondacaro, K. M., Mazzula, E. C., & Weldon, H. T. The chronic traumatic stress treatment (CTS-T): A resilience-focused,
culturally responsive intervention for refugees and survivors of torture-including a mobile mental health application. Torture Journal, 31(2), 110-125. https://doi.org/10.7146/torture.v31i2.121222
Mazzulla, E. C., Fondacaro, K. M., Weldon, H., Dibble, M., & Price, M. (2021). Addressing the Disparity in Refugee Mental
Health Services: a Pilot Study of a Traumatic Stress Intervention Utilizing a Language-Free mHealth Application. Journal
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of COVID-19 on Refugees. Co-Editor Statement. APTC Bulletin, 13. Click here to view.
Gray, B. L., Dewey, L. M., & Fondacaro, K. M. (2020). Torture, psychological inflexibility, and mental health outcomes among
resettled refugees in the United States. Journal of Refugee Studies, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1093/jrs/feaa044
Wanna, C. P., Seehuus, M., Mazzulla, E., & Fondacaro, K. (2019). A house is not a home: Modeling the effects of social support
and connection within resettled refugee populations. Journal of Community Psychology, 47(7), 1629-
Fondacaro, K., & Mazulla, E. (2018). The chronic traumatic stress framework: a conceptual model to guide empirical
investigation and mental health treatment for refugees and survivors of torture. Torture: Journal on Rehabilitation of
Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture, 28(1), 58-69. https://doi.org/10.7146/torture.v28i1.105477
Meyerhoff, J., Rohan, K. J., & Fondacaro, K. M. (2018). Suicide and suicide-related behavior among Bhutanese refugees
resettled in the United States. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 9(4), 270-283. https://doi.org/10.1037/aap0000125
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