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Forcino Lab

Lab Focus

I am a child clinical psychologist and affiliated with the M.S. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology program. My lab focuses on parenting, family relations, and the use of behaviorally-based principles and practices to solve problems of childhood. I am 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

Unfortunately, I will not have any openings for undergraduate students for the 2023-24 year. 

If you are a graduate student, please email me at

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 
Tiffany Lewis Psychology (Honors)  
Mariah Murray Psychology M.S. Psychology, Cal Poly Pomona
Anabell Ramos Psychology (Honors), URISE Ph.D. School Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Camille Rhyne Psychology (Honors) Ed.S. School Psychology, CSUSB
Carissa Rieger Psychology, (Honors) M.S. Clinical/Counseling Psychology, CSUSB
Maira Zavala