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 and Certifications

  • 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 and Licenses

  • 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

  • Guan, K., Boustani, M. M., & Chorpita, B.F. (2018). "Teaching moments" in psychotherapy: Addressing emergent life events using strategies from a modular evidence-based treatment. Behavior Therapy. Advance online publication. doi: 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
  • Frazier, S. L., Dinizulu, S. M., Rusch, D., Boustani, M. M., Mehta, T. G., & Reitz, K. (2014). Building resilience after school for early adolescents in urban poverty: Open trial of Leaders @ Play. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 42(6), 723-736. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10488-014-0608-7
  • Dinizulu, M. D., Grant, K. E., Bryant, F. B., Boustani, M. M., Tyler, D. & McIntosh, J. M. (2013). Parent-child attachment and nondisclosure as mediators of the effects of exposure to community violence on psychological distress. American Journal of Community Psychology, 43(1), 41-61. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10566-013-9224-z

Recent Presentations

  • 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.
  • Boustani, M. M., Frazier, S. L., Hartlery, C. M., &  Meinzer, M. C. (2014, November). Adaptation and implementation of an evidence-based sexual health program for adolescents involved in child welfare. Paper presented  at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Symposium entitled:  Beyond Psychology: Expanding the Reach of the Treatment Evidence for Youth. (Chair: Kimberly Hoagwood). Philadelphia, PA.

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)