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Elizabeth Owens, PhD

Title(s)HS Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-476-7557
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    University of California, Berkeley, CAFellowship06/2002Clinical Psychology
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PAPh.D.08/1998Clinical Psychology
    University of California, Los AngelesInternship06/1997Clinical Psychology
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PAM.S.08/1995Clinical Psychology
    Stanford University, Palo Alto, CAB.A.06/1988Human Biology

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    Elizabeth Owens is a clinical professor and licensed psychologist in the Hyperactivity, Attention, and Learning Problems (HALP) clinic in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research interests center on the developmental progression of and psychosocial treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents, and she has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on childhood ADHD, parenting, and developmental precursors of antisocial behavior. Dr. Owens’s clinical expertise involves family- and school-focused behavioral treatments for children with ADHD. Specifically, she conducts diagnostic evaluations, leads parent management training groups and child skills groups, and meets individually with parents to help them learn to manage their child’s ADHD. Dr. Owens is also an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychology at UC Berkeley where she supervises doctoral students leading parent management training groups.

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    1. Tu JW, Owens EB, Hinshaw SP. Positive Illusory Bias Still Illusory? Investigating Discrepant Self-Perceptions in Girls with ADHD. J Pediatr Psychol. 2019 Jun 01; 44(5):576-588. PMID: 30649391.
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    2. Mitchell JT, Sibley MH, Hinshaw SP, Kennedy TM, Chronis-Tuscano A, Arnold LE, Swanson JM, Hechtman LT, Molina BSG, Caye A, Tamm L, Owens EB, Roy A, Weisner TS, Murray DW, Jensen PS. A Qualitative Analysis of Contextual Factors Relevant to Suspected Late-Onset ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2019 Apr 01; 1087054719837743. PMID: 30929549.
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    3. Owens EB, Hinshaw SP. Adolescent Mediators of Unplanned Pregnancy among Women with and without Childhood ADHD. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2019 Jan 28; 1-10. PMID: 30689435.
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    4. Ahmad SI, Owens EB, Hinshaw SP. Little evidence for late-onset ADHD in a longitudinal sample of women. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2019 Jan; 87(1):112-117. PMID: 30570306.
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    5. Adalio CJ, Owens EB, McBurnett K, Hinshaw SP, Pfiffner LJ. Processing Speed Predicts Behavioral Treatment Outcomes in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Predominantly Inattentive Type. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2018 05; 46(4):701-711. PMID: 28791531.
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    6. Swanson JM, Wigal T, Jensen PS, Mitchell JT, Weisner TS, Murray D, Arnold LE, Hechtman L, Molina BSG, Owens EB, Hinshaw SP, Belendiuk K, Howard A, Wigal SB, Sorensen P, Stehli A. The Qualitative Interview Study of Persistent and Nonpersistent Substance Use in the MTA: Sample Characteristics, Frequent Use, and Reasons for Use. J Atten Disord. 2018 07; 22(9_suppl):21S-37S. PMID: 29090967.
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    7. Owens EB, Zalecki C, Gillette P, Hinshaw SP. Girls with childhood ADHD as adults: Cross-domain outcomes by diagnostic persistence. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2017 Jul; 85(7):723-736. PMID: 28414486.
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    8. Swanson JM, Arnold LE, Molina BSG, Sibley MH, Hechtman LT, Hinshaw SP, Abikoff HB, Stehli A, Owens EB, Mitchell JT, Nichols Q, Howard A, Greenhill LL, Hoza B, Newcorn JH, Jensen PS, Vitiello B, Wigal T, Epstein JN, Tamm L, Lakes KD, Waxmonsky J, Lerner M, Etcovitch J, Murray DW, Muenke M, Acosta MT, Arcos-Burgos M, Pelham WE, Kraemer HC. Young adult outcomes in the follow-up of the multimodal treatment study of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: symptom persistence, source discrepancy, and height suppression. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2017 Jun; 58(6):663-678. PMID: 28295312.
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    9. Owens EB, Hinshaw SP, McBurnett K, Pfiffner L. Predictors of Response to Behavioral Treatments Among Children With ADHD-Inattentive Type. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2018; 47(sup1):S219-S232. PMID: 27806212.
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    10. Owens EB, Hinshaw SP. Pathways from neurocognitive vulnerability to co-occurring internalizing and externalizing problems among women with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder followed prospectively for 16 years. Dev Psychopathol. 2016 11; 28(4pt1):1013-1031. PMID: 27739390.
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    11. Sibley MH, Swanson JM, Arnold LE, Hechtman LT, Owens EB, Stehli A, Abikoff H, Hinshaw SP, Molina BSG, Mitchell JT, Jensen PS, Howard AL, Lakes KD, Pelham WE. Defining ADHD symptom persistence in adulthood: optimizing sensitivity and specificity. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2017 Jun; 58(6):655-662. PMID: 27642116.
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    12. Hechtman L, Swanson JM, Sibley MH, Stehli A, Owens EB, Mitchell JT, Arnold LE, Molina BS, Hinshaw SP, Jensen PS, Abikoff HB, Perez Algorta G, Howard AL, Hoza B, Etcovitch J, Houssais S, Lakes KD, Nichols JQ. Functional Adult Outcomes 16 Years After Childhood Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: MTA Results. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2016 11; 55(11):945-952.e2. PMID: 27806862.
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    13. Owens EB, Hinshaw SP. Childhood conduct problems and young adult outcomes among women with childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). J Abnorm Psychol. 2016 Feb; 125(2):220-232. PMID: 26854507.
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    14. Meza JI, Owens EB, Hinshaw SP. Response Inhibition, Peer Preference and Victimization, and Self-Harm: Longitudinal Associations in Young Adult Women with and without ADHD. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2016 Feb; 44(2):323-34. PMID: 25985979.
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    15. Guendelman MD, Ahmad S, Meza JI, Owens EB, Hinshaw SP. Childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Predicts Intimate Partner Victimization in Young Women. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2016 Jan; 44(1):155-66. PMID: 25663589.
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    16. Owens, E. B., Zalecki, C. A., & Hinshaw, S. P.Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Adult outcome and its predictors , L. Hechtman (Ed.). The Berkeley Girls with ADHD Longitudinal Study. 2016; 179-229.
    17. Gard AM, Owens EB, Hinshaw SP. Prenatal Smoke Exposure Predicts Hyperactive/Impulsive but Not Inattentive ADHD Symptoms in Adolescent and Young Adult Girls. Infant Child Dev. 2016 Jul-Aug; 25(4):339-351. PMID: 27516728.
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    18. Guendelman MD, Owens EB, Galán C, Gard A, Hinshaw SP. Early-adult correlates of maltreatment in girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Increased risk for internalizing symptoms and suicidality. Dev Psychopathol. 2016 Feb; 28(1):1-14. PMID: 25723055.
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    19. . (2015). Developmental progressions and gender differences in .Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment, R. Barkley (Ed.). Developmental progressions and gender differences in ADHD. 2015.
    20. Pfiffner LJ, Hinshaw SP, Owens E, Zalecki C, Kaiser NM, Villodas M, McBurnett K. A two-site randomized clinical trial of integrated psychosocial treatment for ADHD-inattentive type. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2014 Dec; 82(6):1115-1127. PMID: 24865871.
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    21. Swanson EN, Owens EB, Hinshaw SP. Pathways to self-harmful behaviors in young women with and without ADHD: a longitudinal examination of mediating factors. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2014 May; 55(5):505-15. PMID: 25436256.
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    22. Owens EB, Hinshaw SP. Perinatal problems and psychiatric comorbidity among children with ADHD. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2013; 42(6):762-8. PMID: 23581554.
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    23. Hill M, Crumlish N, Clarke M, Whitty P, Owens E, Renwick L, Browne S, Macklin EA, Kinsella A, Larkin C, Waddington JL, O'Callaghan E. Prospective relationship of duration of untreated psychosis to psychopathology and functional outcome over 12 years. Schizophr Res. 2012 Nov; 141(2-3):215-21. PMID: 23006501.
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    24. Hinshaw SP, Owens EB, Zalecki C, Huggins SP, Montenegro-Nevado AJ, Schrodek E, Swanson EN. Prospective follow-up of girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder into early adulthood: continuing impairment includes elevated risk for suicide attempts and self-injury. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2012 Dec; 80(6):1041-1051. PMID: 22889337.
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    25. Swanson EN, Owens EB, Hinshaw SP. Is the positive illusory bias illusory? Examining discrepant self-perceptions of competence in girls with ADHD. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2012 Aug; 40(6):987-98. PMID: 22391774.
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    26. Baumrind, D., Larzelere, R.E., & Owens, E.B.Effects of preschool parents’ power assertive patterns and practices on adolescent development. Parenting: Science and Practice. 2010; 10:157-201.
    27. Wilke LG, Broadwater G, Rabiner S, Owens E, Yoon S, Ghate S, Scott V, Walsh R, Baker J, Soo MS, Ibarra-Drendall C, Stouder A, Robertson S, Barron A, Seewaldt V. Breast self-examination: defining a cohort still in need. Am J Surg. 2009 Oct; 198(4):575-9. PMID: 19800471.
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    28. Jones HA, Epstein JN, Hinshaw SP, Owens EB, Chi TC, Arnold LE, Hoza B, Wells KC. Ethnicity as a moderator of treatment effects on parent--child interaction for children with ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2010 May; 13(6):592-600. PMID: 19531810.
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    29. Ibarra-Drendall C, Wilke LG, Zalles C, Scott V, Archer LE, Lem S, Yee LD, Lester J, Kulkarni S, Murekeyisoni C, Wood M, Wilson K, Garber J, Gentry C, Stouder A, Broadwater G, Baker JC, Vasilatos SN, Owens E, Rabiner S, Barron AC, Seewaldt VL. Reproducibility of random periareolar fine needle aspiration in a multi-institutional Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) cross-sectional study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 May; 18(5):1379-85. PMID: 19383884.
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    30. Owens EB, Hinshaw SP, Lee SS, Lahey BB. Few girls with childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder show positive adjustment during adolescence. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2009 Jan; 38(1):132-43. PMID: 19130363.
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    31. Lee SS, Lahey BB, Owens EB, Hinshaw SP. Few preschool boys and girls with ADHD are well-adjusted during adolescence. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2008 Apr; 36(3):373-83. PMID: 17914666.
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    32. Hinshaw SP, Carte ET, Fan C, Jassy JS, Owens EB. Neuropsychological functioning of girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder followed prospectively into adolescence: evidence for continuing deficits? Neuropsychology. 2007 Mar; 21(2):263-73. PMID: 17402826.
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    33. Wells KC, Chi TC, Hinshaw SP, Epstein JN, Pfiffner L, Nebel-Schwalm M, Owens EB, Arnold LE, Abikoff HB, Conners CK, Elliott GR, Greenhill LL, Hechtman L, Hoza B, Jensen PS, March J, Newcorn JH, Pelham WE, Severe JB, Swanson J, Vitiello B, Wigal T. Treatment-related changes in objectively measured parenting behaviors in the multimodal treatment study of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2006 Aug; 74(4):649-57. PMID: 16881772.
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    34. Hinshaw SP, Owens EB, Sami N, Fargeon S. Prospective follow-up of girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder into adolescence: Evidence for continuing cross-domain impairment. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2006 Jun; 74(3):489-499. PMID: 16822106.
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    35. Owens EB, Shaw DS. Predicting growth curves of externalizing behavior across the preschool years. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2003 Dec; 31(6):575-90. PMID: 14658739.
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    36. Owens EB, Hinshaw SP, Kraemer HC, Arnold LE, Abikoff HB, Cantwell DP, Conners CK, Elliott G, Greenhill LL, Hechtman L, Hoza B, Jensen PS, March JS, Newcorn JH, Pelham WE, Severe JB, Swanson JM, Vitiello B, Wells KC, Wigal T. Which treatment for whom for ADHD? Moderators of treatment response in the MTA. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2003 Jun; 71(3):540-52. PMID: 12795577.
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    37. Owens, E. B., & Shaw, D. S.Resilience and vulnerability: Adaptation in the context of childhood adversities, S. S. Luthar (Ed.). Poverty and early childhood adjustment. 2003; 267-292.
    38. Swanson JM, Arnold LE, Vitiello B, Abikoff HB, Wells KC, Pelham WE, March JS, Hinshaw SP, Hoza B, Epstein JN, Elliott GR, Greenhill LL, Hechtman L, Jensen PS, Kraemer HC, Kotkin R, Molina B, Newcorn JH, Owens EB, Severe J, Hoagwood K, Simpson S, Wigal T, Hanley T. Response to commentary on the multimodal treatment study of ADHD (MTA): mining the meaning of the MTA. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2002 Aug; 30(4):327-32. PMID: 12108764.
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    39. Swanson JM, Kraemer HC, Hinshaw SP, Arnold LE, Conners CK, Abikoff HB, Clevenger W, Davies M, Elliott GR, Greenhill LL, Hechtman L, Hoza B, Jensen PS, March JS, Newcorn JH, Owens EB, Pelham WE, Schiller E, Severe JB, Simpson S, Vitiello B, Wells K, Wigal T, Wu M. Clinical relevance of the primary findings of the MTA: success rates based on severity of ADHD and ODD symptoms at the end of treatment. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2001 Feb; 40(2):168-79. PMID: 11211365.
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    40. Vondra JI, Shaw DS, Swearingen L, Cohen M, Owens EB. Attachment stability and emotional and behavioral regulation from infancy to preschool age. Dev Psychopathol. 2001; 13(1):13-33. PMID: 11346048.
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    41. Shaw DS, Owens EB, Giovannelli J, Winslow EB. Infant and toddler pathways leading to early externalizing disorders. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2001 Jan; 40(1):36-43. PMID: 11195559.
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    42. Swanson, J.M., Kraemer, H.C., Hinshaw, S.P., Arnold, L.E., Conners, C.K., Abikoff, H.B., Clevenger, W., Davies, M., Elliot, G.R., Greenhill, L.L., Hechtman, L., Hoza, B., Jensen, P.S., March, J.S., Newcorn, J.H., Owens, E.B., Pelham, W.E., Schiller, E., Severe, J.B., Simpson, S., Vitiello, B., Wells, K., Wigal, T., & Wu, M.Clinical relevance of the primary findings of the MTA: Success rates based on severity of ADHD and ODD symptoms at the end of treatment. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2001; 40:168-179.
    43. Vondra, J.I., Shaw, D.S., Swearingen, L., Cohen, M., & Owens, E.B.Attachment stability and emotional and behavioral regulation from infancy to preschool age. Development and Psychopathology. 2001; 13:13-33.
    44. Shaw, D.S., Owens, E.B., Giovannelli, J., & Winslow, E.B.Infant and toddler pathways leading to early externalizing disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2001; 40:36-43.
    45. Hinshaw SP, Owens EB, Wells KC, Kraemer HC, Abikoff HB, Arnold LE, Conners CK, Elliott G, Greenhill LL, Hechtman L, Hoza B, Jensen PS, March JS, Newcorn JH, Pelham WE, Swanson JM, Vitiello B, Wigal T. Family processes and treatment outcome in the MTA: negative/ineffective parenting practices in relation to multimodal treatment. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2000 Dec; 28(6):555-68. PMID: 11104317.
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    46. Hinshaw, S.P., Owens, E.B., Wells, K.C., Kraemer, H.C., Abikoff, H. B., Arnold, L.E., Conners, K.C., Elliot, G., Greenhill, L.L., Hechtman, L., Hoza, B., Jensen, P.S., March, J.S., Newcorn, J.H., Pelham, W.E., Swanson, J.M., Vitiello, B., & Wigal, T.Family processes and treatment outcome in the MTA: Negative/ineffective parenting practices in relation to multimodal treatment. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 2000; 28:555-568.
    47. Ingoldsby EM, Shaw DS, Owens EB, Winslow EB. A longitudinal study of interparental conflict, emotional and behavioral reactivity, and preschoolers' adjustment problems among low-income families. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 1999 Oct; 27(5):343-56. PMID: 10582836.
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    48. Ingoldsby, E.M., Shaw, D.S., Owens, E.B., & Winslow, E.B.A longitudinal study of interparental conflict, emotional and behavioral reactivity, and preschoolers' adjustment problems among low-income families. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 1999; 27:343-356.
    49. Owens, E.B., Shaw, D.S., Giovannelli, J., Garcia, M.M., & Yaggi, K.Factors associated with behavioral competence at school among young boys from multi-problem low-income families. Early Education and Development. 1999; 10:135-162.
    50. Vondra, J.I., Shaw, D.S., Swearingen, L., Cohen, M., & Owens, E.B.Early relationship quality from home to school: A longitudinal study. Early Education and Development. 1999; 10:163-190.
    51. Shaw DS, Winslow EB, Owens EB, Hood N. Young children's adjustment to chronic family adversity: a longitudinal study of low-income families. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1998 May; 37(5):545-53. PMID: 9585657.
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    52. Owens EB, Piacentini J. Case study: behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder in a boy with comorbid disruptive behavior problems. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1998 Apr; 37(4):443-6. PMID: 9549966.
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    53. Shaw DS, Winslow EB, Owens EB, Vondra JI, Cohn JF, Bell RQ. The development of early externalizing problems among children from low-income families: a transformational perspective. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 1998 Apr; 26(2):95-107. PMID: 9634132.
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    54. Owens, E.B., Shaw, D.S., & Vondra, J.V.Relations between infant irritability and maternal responsiveness in low-income families. Infant Behavior and Development. 1998; 21:761-777.
    55. Shaw, D.S., Winslow, E.B., Owens, E.B., Vondra, J.I., Cohn, J.F., & Bell, R.Q.The development of early externalizing problems among children from low-income families: A transformational perspective. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 1998; 26:95-107.
    56. Shaw, D.S., Winslow, E.B., Owens, E.B., & Hood, N.Young children's adjustment to chronic family adversity: A longitudinal study of low-income families. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 1998; 37:545-553.
    57. Owens, E.B., & Piacentini, J.Behavioral treatment of OCD in a boy with comorbid disruptive behavior problems. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 1998; 37:443-446.
    58. Shaw, D.S., Owens, E.B., Vondra, J.I., Keenan, K., & Winslow, E.B.Early risk factors and pathways in the development of early disruptive behavior problems. Development and Psychopathology. 1996; 8:679-699.