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Yuliya Kotelnikova

Yuliya Kotelnikova, PhD
Assistant Professor

B.Sc. Psychology Research Specialist, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Ph.D., M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
Pre-doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology completed at the IWK Health Center, Halifax, NS, Canada
Post-doctoral training completed at the University of Notre Dame, IN, USA

Courses Taught
PSY 636 – Advanced Personality Assessment (Graduate Studies)
PSY 637 – Advanced Personality Assessment Practicum (Graduate Practicum)
PSY 659 – Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Diagnosis and Complex Case Conceptualization (Graduate Studies)
PSY 830 – Foundations of Psychological Assessment and Testing (Graduate/Doctoral Studies)

Academic & Clinical Interest
Dimensional models of psychopathology
Multi-informant, multi-method assessment
Temperament and personality
Developmental psychopathology
Multifactorial models of risk
Structural equation modeling

Research Interests

SAMPL Research Lab

My research interests lie in the areas of personality development and developmental psychopathology with an emphasis on multi-informant and multi-method assessment. My graduate work at the University of Western Ontario (Canada) has explored the role of temperamental emotionality in internalizing psychopathology, and the influence of methodology on the conclusions that one draws in developmental models of depression vulnerability. This research was performed in the context of longitudinal designs in the hopes of creating a comprehensive model of depression risk, including temperamental, psychophysiological, and cognitive pathways.

In addition to assessment of child temperament and its role in development of internalizing disorders, I am interested in the interplay between personality and psychopathology beyond the child-developmental period. Being a member of the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) consortium, I also contribute to the research literature on improving the organization, description, and measurement of psychopathology.

Given my long-standing interest in statistical methods, I am continuing to explore structural, methodological, and developmental issues in assessment of personality and temperament, including maladaptive personality traits. My postdoctoral research at the Center for Advanced Measurement of Personality and Psychopathology (CAMPP), University of Notre Dame focused on the structural and methodological issues in assessment of maladaptive personality traits and developing a better understanding of how such traits are related to functional impairment in daily life. With Dr. Lee Anna Clark, the developer of the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality, we developed a significantly shortened version of this measure, the SNAP Brief Self-Description Rating Form (SNAP-BSRF) and its informant counterpart, the SNAP Brief Other-Description Rating Form (SNAP-BORF). Currently, I am working on developing a battery of theoretically and empirically grounded measures of temperament/personality across the lifespan to increase understanding of how temperament/ personality contributes to the development of psychopathology.

Representative Publications

Watson, D., Forbes, M.K., Levin-Aspenson, H.F., Ruggero, C.J., Kotelnikova, Y., Khoo, S., Bagby, M.R., Sunderland, M., Patalay, P., & Kotov, R. (in press). The development of preliminary HiTOP internalizing spectrum scales. Assessment.

Kotelnikova, Y., Weaver, C. A., & Clark, L. A. (2019). Assessing the joint structure of maladaptive personality traits and psychopathology. Journal of Research in Personality, 81, 64-71. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2019.05.007

Kotelnikova Y., Clark, L. A., & Hayden, E. P. (2019). Development and initial validation of the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality Brief Other-Description Rating Form. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 41, 470-484. doi: 10.1007/s10862-019-09729-y

Vandermeer, M. R., Kotelnikova, Y., Simms, L. J., & Hayden, E. P. (2018). Spousal agreement on partner personality ratings is moderated by relationship satisfaction. Journal of Research in Personality76, 22-31.doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2018.07.005

Kotelnikova, Y., Olino, T. M., Klein, D. N., Mackrell, S. V. M., & Hayden, E. P. (2017). Higher and lower order factor analyses of the temperament in middle childhood questionnaire. Assessment, 24, 1050-1061. doi:10.1177/1073191116639376

Kotelnikova, Y., Olino, T. M., Klein, D. N., Kryski, K. R., & Hayden, E. P. (2016). Higher- and lower-order factor analyses of the Children’s Behavior Questionnaire in early and middle childhood. Psychological Assessment, 28. 92-108. doi:10.1037/pas0000153

Kotelnikova Y., Vernon, P. A., Clark, L. A., & Hayden, E. P. (2015). Development and validation of the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality Brief Self-Description Rating Form (SNAP–BSRF). Assessment, 22, 3-16. doi:1073191114534959

Kotelnikova, Y., Mackrell, S. V. M., Jordan, P. L., & Hayden, E. P. (2015). Longitudinal associations between reactive and regulatory temperament traits and depressive symptoms in middle childhood. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44, 775-786. doi:10.1080/15374416.2014.893517

Mackrell, S. V. M., Sheikh, H. I., Kotelnikova, Y., Kryski, K. R., Jordan, P. L., Singh, S. M., & Hayden, E. P. (2014). Child temperament and parent depression predict cortisol reactivity to stress in middle childhood. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 123, 106-116. doi:10.1037/a0035612

Kotelnikova, Y., Olino, T. M., Mackrell, S. V. M., Jordan, P. L., & Hayden, E. P. (2013). Structure of observed temperament in middle childhood. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 524-532, doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2013.04.013