Maya Boustani, PhD, MS | School of Behavioral Health | Loma Linda University

Maya Boustani, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Contact Information

Email mboustani@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-7680
Fax 909-558-0171

Department of Psychology
Loma Linda University, Central Building, Suite 119
11130 Anderson St., Loma Linda, CA 92350

The Community-Academic Research Endeavor (CARE) Lab

Degrees

  • PhD, Psychology (Child and Adolescent Clinical Science) - Florida International University, 2016
  • MS, Psychology (Child and Adolescent Clinical Science) - Florida International University, 2014
  • MS, Psychology (Experimental) - Villanova University of Pennsylvania, 2006

Areas of Specialization

  • Child and adolescent evidence-based treatments
  • Mental health prevention and promotion
  • Community-based research
  • Dissemination and implementation research

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • ABCT Special Interest Group: Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • Society for Implementation Research Collaboration
  • Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Recent Publications

  • Park, A. L., Boustani, M. M., Saifan, D, Gellatly, R., … & Chorpita, B. F. (2019). Provider perceptions about engaging underserved populations in community mental health services. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-019-00994-3.
  • Park, A. L., Becker, K. D., Boustani, M. M., & Chorpita, B. F. (2019). Decision-making in mental health care: Measuring provider and supervisor use of evidence. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-019-00989-0.
  • Rith-Najarian, L., Boustani, M. M., & Chorpita (2019). A systematic review of prevention programs targeting depression, anxiety, and stress in university students. Journal of Affective Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.06.035.
  • Becker, K., Park, A., Boustani, M. M., & Chorpita, B. F. (2019). A pilot study to examine the feasibility and acceptability of a coordinated intervention design to address treatment engagement challenges in school mental health services. Journal of School Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsp.2019.07.013.
  • Michelson, D., Malik, K., Krishna, M., Sharma, R., Mathur, S., Bhat, B., Parikh, R., Roy, K., Joshi, A., Sahu, R., Chilhate, B., Boustani, M., Cuijpers, P., Chorpita, B., Fairburn, C., & Patel, V., (2019). Development of a transdiagnostic, low-intensity, psychological intervention for common adolescent mental health problems in Indian secondary schools. Behaviour Research and Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2019.103439.
  • Guan, K., Boustani, M.M., & Chorpita, B.F. (2019). “Teaching moments” in psychotherapy: Addressing emergent life events using strategies from a modular evidence-based treatment. Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2018.03.014.
  • Becker, K. D., Boustani, M. M., Gellatly, R. & Chorpita, B. F. (2018). Forty years of Engagement Research in Children’s Mental Health Services: Multidimensional Measurement and Practice Elements. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2017.1326121.
  • Henderson, C. E., Boustani, M. M., & Magyar, M. (2017). Families and the juvenile justice system. APA Handbook of Contemporary Family Psychology.
  • Boustani, M. M., Gellatly, R., Westman, J., Chorpita, B. (2017). Advances in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Design: Time for a Glossary. The Behavior Therapist. 40(6), 199-208. http://www.abct.org/docs/PastIssue/40n6.pdf.
  • Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S. L., & Lesperance N. (2017) Sexual health prevention programming for youth in or at-risk for foster care: Improving knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. Child and Youth Services Review. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.01.013.
  • Boustani, M. M. & Henderson, C. E. (2016). Conduct Disorders: Social Factors. In A. E. Wenzel (Ed) Sage Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. New York: Sage Publications.
  • Boustani, M. M., Henderson, C. E., & Liddle, H. A. (2016). Family-based treatments for adolescent substance abuse: How scientific advances yield new developmental challenges. In A. A. Brown & R. A. Zucker (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Adolescent Substance Abuse. http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199735662.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199735662-e-032.
  • Maríñez-Lora, A. M., Boustani, M. M., Del Busto, C., & Leone, C. (2016). A framework for translating an evidence-based intervention from English to Spanish. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 38(1), 117-133. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0739986315612769.
  • Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S. L., Becker, K., Bechor, M., Dinizulu, S. M., Hedemann, E. R. et al. (2015). Common elements of adolescent prevention programming: Minimizing burden while maximizing the reach. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 42(2), 209-219. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10488-014-0541-9.
  • Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S. L., Hartley, C., Meinzer, M., & Hedemann, E. (2015). Perceived benefits and proposed solutions for teen pregnancy: Qualitative interviews with youth care workers. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 85(1), 80-92. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000040.
  • Dakof, G.A., Henderson, C.S., Rowe, C. L, Boustani, M., Greenbaum, P., Wang, W., Hawes, S., Linares, C., & Liddle, H. A. (2015). A Randomized Clinical Trial of Family Therapy in Juvenile Drug Court. Journal of Family Psychology, 29(2), 232-241. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fam0000053.

Recent Presentations

  • Boustani, M. M., Lunn, S., Polceanu, M., Lisetti, C. (2019). In A. L. Park (Chair) and S. Huey (Discussant). Increasing consumer engagement with computer-delivered behavioral interventions: Incorporating verbal reflections and non-verbal gestures to a digital health agent. Symposium presented at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Atlanta, GA.
  • Boustani, M. M., Hazari, J., Lunn, S., Polceanu, M., Lisetti, C. (2019). In. J. Schreidar (Chair) and Schueller, S. (Discussant). Acceptability, feasibility, and usefulness of using a digital health agent to deliver MI to treat alcohol abuse: Clinician perspectives. Symposium presented at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Atlanta, GA.
  • Park, A. L., Boustani, M. M., Saifan, D., Gellatly, R., Gamarra, J., Letamendi, A., Stanick, C., Regan J., Perez, G., Manners, D., Reding, M. E. J., & Chorpita, B. F. (2019). Providers' perceived barriers to engaging traditionally underserved populations in mental health services. In A. L. Park (Chair) and S. Huey (Discussant), Extending the reach of cognitive behavioral science through understanding barriers to service use for traditionally underserved populations. Symposium preesnted at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Atlanta, GA.
  • Park, A. L., Boustani, M. M., Saifan, D., Gellatly, R., Gamarra, J., Letamendi, A., Stanick, C., Regan J., Perez, G., Manners, D., Reding, M. E. J., & Chorpita, B. F. (2019). Providers' recommendations of strategies for engaging traditionally underserved populations in community mental health services. In D. Lakind & A. L. Park (Chairs) and K. D. Becker (Discussant), Maximizing the public health impact of cognitive behavioral science through improving consumer engagement. Symposium presented at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Atlanta, GA.  
  • Guan, K., Boustani, M.M., & Chorpita, B.F. (2019, November). Harnessing existing cognitive-behavioral treatment strategies to address client emergent life events. In D. Lakind and A.L. Park (Chairs), Maximizing the public health impact of cognitive behavioral science through improving consumer engagement. Symposium presented at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Atlanta, GA.
  • Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S., Becker, K., & Chorpita, B. (2017, December). Identifying the Common Elements of Youth Prevention Programming to Maximize Reach. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Arlington, VA.
  • Boustani, M.M., Michelson, D., Parikh, R., Singh, A., Gellatly, R., Chorpita, B., Fairburn, C., & Patel, V. (2017, December). Development of a Transdiagnostic CBT Intervention for Common Adolescent Mental Health Difficulties in Indian Schools: Design Principles and Formative Evaluation of PRIDE. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Arlington, VA.
  • Boustani, M. M.,Park, A., Becker, K., & Chorpita, B. (2017, December). Coding for the Use of Evidence in Clinical Decision-Making. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Arlington, VA.
  • Boustani, M. M., Guan, K., & Chorpita, B. (2017, December). In-Session “Surprises”: Using the Manual to Address Emergent Life Events in Therapy. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Arlington, VA.
  • Boustani, M. M., Michelson, D., Parikh, R., Singh, A., Gellatly, R., Chorpita, B., Fairburn, C., & Patel, V. (2017, September). Adapting early implementation efforts to local contexts: Development of a transdiagnostic intervention for common adolescent mental health difficulties in Indian schools. Symposium entitled: "There is no Implementation without Adaptation: Tailoring strategies to context". Paper presented at the biennial convention of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration. (Chair: Shannon Witsey Stirman). Seattle, WA.
  • Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S. L., & Lesperance (2015, November). SiHLE-YFC: Comprehensive reproductive health programming for youth at-risk for foster care in an emergency shelter. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Symposium entitled: "Community-Research Partnerships to Advance the Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence Based Practices for Youth Mental Health". (Chair: Lauren Brookman-Frazee). Chicago, IL.
  • Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S. L., & Lesperance, N. (2015, April). Sexual Health Programming for youth at-risk for foster care in emergency shelter. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Urban Affairs Association. Symposium entitled: Intersections of Housing and Health. (Moderator: Christine George). Miami, FL.

Community Engagement

  • Volunteer Independent Consultant, Premium for Adolescents in India research project (2016-present)
  • Social Media Officer, Dissemination and Implementation - Special Interest Group (DIS-SIG), ABCT (2018-present)
  • Awards Committee Member, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Awards Committee (2017-present)
  • Super Reviewer, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2016-present)
  • Mentor, Dissemination and Implementation - Special Interest Group (DIS-SIG), ABCT (2016-present)
  • Mentor, Division 53 APA, Mentorship Program (2016-present)