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Forcino Lab

Lab Focus

Dr. Forcino is a child clinical psychologist and affiliated with the M.S. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology program. Her lab focuses on parenting, family relations, and the use of behaviorally-based principles and practices to solve problems of childhood. We are interested in psychological disorders of childhood (e.g., Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Sleep Disorders, Enuresis/Encopresis), as well as more common problems of childhood (e.g., sibling conflict, noncompliance, bedtime problems, and difficulty with toilet training). 

Current Projects

  • New Mother Survey: Survey exploring maternal depression, infant temperament, infant sleep, parenting expectations
  • Super Siblings: Childhood sibling conflict intervention 
  • Parent Training: Brief therapeutic interventions to improve parent-child relationships
  • Sibling Bullying: Survey exploring sibling bullying

Students Interested in Joining the Lab

If you are a student and interested in working in Dr. Forcino’s lab and/or having her serve as your major advisor or a committee member for your thesis, please email her at Please include your CV and unofficial transcript(s). 

Former Research Assistants

Former Research Assistants
Name CSUSB Major/Program Subsequent Graduate Program/Other
Billy Barron Psychology (Honors) & Human Development  
Emily del Rosario Psychology (Honors), MARC Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Arkansas
Leonel Flores Psychology  
Crystal Garcia De Alba Psychology (Honors)  
Sophia Josemoan Psychology (Honors) Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Loma Linda University 
Mariah Murray Psychology M.S. Psychology, Cal Poly Pomona
Anabell Ramos Psychology (Honors), URISE Ph.D. School Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Carissa Rieger Psychology, (Honors) M.S. Clinical/Counseling Psychology, CSUSB
Maira Zavala Psychology