Rachelle Yu, BA

Email: rayu@sfu.ca 

Biography

Rachelle is a graduate student in the Child Track of the SFU Clinical Psychology program studying under the supervision of Dr. McMahon at the Institute for the Reduction of Youth Violence. In 2014, she completed her BA with a double major in Psychology and English at SFU. She then coordinated the province-wide evaluation of The Connect©Parent Group, an attachment-based parenting intervention, under the direction of Dr. Marlene Moretti. For her MA thesis, Rachelle is examining the mediating role of emotion regulation on the relationship between maternal warmth/harsh discipline and oppositional defiant disorder in the early school years. Her research interests include risk and protective factors for child psychopathology within the parent-child relationship, specifically with regards to emotion regulation and behavioral difficulties in childhood. Rachelle completed her junior practicum in the Mood & Anxiety Disorders Clinic at BC Children's Hospital working with children with anxiety and selective mutism.

Representative Presentions

Yu, R. A., Goulter, N., & McMahon, R. J. (2019, October). Longitudinal Associations between Parental Warmth, Harsh Discipline, Child Emotion Regulation, and ODD in the Early School Years. Poster session presented at the Brain, Behaviour, And Development Research Day at BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Yu, R. A., Craig, S. G., & Moretti, M. M. (2017, April). Adolescent anxiety and aggression toward the parent: The mediating role of affect dysregulation. Poster session presented at the 2017 Bienniel Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX, USA.

Weiss, M. D., Craig, S. G., Yu, R. A., & Hudec, K. L. (2016, January). Validation of the Weiss functional impairment rating scale – parent report (WFIRS-P) in a clinical observational sample of ADHD children and youth. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders, Washington, DC, USA.

Weiss, M. D., Craig, S. G., Yu, R. A., & Hudec, K. L. (2016, January). Validation of the Weiss functional impairment rating scale – self (WFIRS-S) in a clinical population of ADHD youth age 14 to 18. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders, Washington, DC, USA.

Yu, R. A., Craig, S. G., & Moretti, M. M. (2015, August). The role of affect regulation in the relationship between attachment and oppositional defiant symptoms. Poster presented at the 7th International Attachment Conference, New York, NY, USA.

Yu, R. A., Craig, S. G., Sierra Hernandez, C. & Moretti, M. M. (2015, April). Attachment anxiety, affect dysregulation and ODD/depressive symptoms in adolescents. Poster presented at the 96th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, CA, USA.