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Sandra Zakowski

Professor

Office

312-777-7676
szakowski@argosy.edu

Education

  • Clinical Psychology Respecialization, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2005
  • Ph.D., Medical Psychology, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, 1993
  • Licence de Psychologie, Universite de Nice, 1985

Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Refugee psychology
  • International psychology
  • Health psychology

Selected Publications

  • Jensen-Johansen, M.B., Christensen, S., Valdimarsdottir, H., Zakowski, S.G., Bovbjerg, D., Bonde-Jesnsen, A., & Zachariae, R. (in press). Effects of expressive writing intervention on cancer-related distress in breast cancer patients: Results from a nationwide randomized clinical trial. Psycho-oncology.
  • Gorman, W., & Zakowski, S.G. (under review). Therapeutic challenges when counseling survivors of torture. In S.A. Anderson & M. Nussbaum (eds.) Torture and the Rule of Law. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, IL.
  • Paderta, A., & Zakowski, S.G. (2010). Internationalizing the curriculum: Lessons from a student service learning project in Kigali, Rwanda. International Psychology Bulletin, 14, 23-25. (Non-peer reviewed)
  • Herzer, M. Umfress, K., Aljadeff, G., Ghai, K., & Zakowski, S.G. (2009). Interactions with parents and friends among chronically ill children: Examining social networks. The Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 30, 499-508.
  • Schmaus, B., Laubmeier, K., Boquiren, V., Herzer, M., Zakowski, S.G. (2008). Gender and stress: Differential psychophysiological reactivity to stress reexposure in the laboratory. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 69, 101-106.
  • Herzer, M., & Zakowski, S.G. (2006). The relations between threat appraisal and social constraints in cancer patients and their spouses. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 29, 549-560.
  • Quartana, P.J., Laubmeier, K.K., Zakowski, S.G. (2006). Psychological Adjustment Following Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer: An Examination of the Moderating Role of Positive and Negative Emotional Expressivity. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 29, 487-498.
  • Quartana, P., Schmaus, B.J., & Zakowski, S.G. (2005). Neuroticism and spousal constraints in cancer patients: The moderating effects of dispositional emotional expressivity. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73(4), 769-776.
  • Zakowski, S.G., Ramati, A., Morton, C., Johnson, P., & Flanigan, R (2004). Written emotional disclosure buffers the effects of negative social interactions on distress in cancer patients. Health Psychology, 23, 555–563.
  • Gold, S.M., Zakowski, S.G., Valdimarsdottir, H.B., & Bovbjerg, D. (2004). Higher Beck depression scores predict delayed epinephrine recovery after acute psychological stress independent of baseline levels of stress and mood. Biological Psychology, 67,261-263.

Presentations

  • Zakowski, S.G., Dantoft, K., Cox, K. S., Stowell, J., Gupta, S. (May, 2010). Working with refugees: Integrating theoretical approaches in cross-cultural trauma therapy. Symposium chair and organizer. Presented at the annual conference of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration in Florence, Italy.
  • Jensen-Johansen, M.B., Christensen, S., Valdimarsdottir, H., Zakowski, S.G., Bovbjerg, D., Bonde-Jensen, A., & Zachariae, R (2010). An expressive writing intervention improved self-reported health among early stage breast cancer patients high in repressive coping: Preliminary results of a population-based, randomized clinical trial. Presented at the annual meetings of the International Congress of Behavioral Medicine.
  • Mehlsen, M., Jensen-Johansen, M.B., Christensen, S., Valdimarsdottir, H., Zakowski, S.G., Bovbjerg, D., Bonde-Jensen, A., & Zachariae, R (2010). Breast cancer patients evaluating their “life now” as better than their “previous life” may experience adverse effects of Expressive Writing Intervention. Presented at the annual meetings of the International Congress of Behavioral Medicine.
  • Zakowski, S.G. (August, 2009). Short-term mental health work in Rwanda. Presented as part of symposium entitled American Psychologists Working in Other Countries at the annual meetings of the American Psychological Association in Toronto, Canada.
  • Paderta, A., Green, E., Zakowski, S.G. (August, 2009). From Chicago to Kigali: a cross cultural collaborative learning experience. Division 52 Hospitality Suite Program at the annual meetings of the American Psychological Association in Toronto, Canada.