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Alytia Levendosky vita


PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Michigan, 1995
MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Michigan, 1992
BA, Biological Antrhopology, Magna Cum Laude, Harvard-Radcliffe College, 1987

Research Statement

Dr. Levendosky's primary program of research is devoted to understanding the intergenerational transmission of domestic violence and the risk and protective factors for women and children exposed to domestic violence. She is particularly interested in the early mother-child relationship, beginning during pregnancy, and how that may be a vehicle for this intergenerational transmission. As part of her program of research, she examines physiological factors, behavioral factors, as well as relational factors, including attachment in her investigations of the mechanisms through which violence and its effects are transmitted from parent to child.

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Selected Publications

  • Lannert, B., Levendosky, A.A., & Bogat, G. A.
    The interaction of maternal personality traits and intimate partner violence as influences on maternal representations
    2013, Infant Mental Health Journal, 34:222-233
  • Levendosky, A. A.
    Drawing conclusions: An intergenerational transmission of violence perspective
    2013, Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 41:351-360
  • Basu, A., Levendosky, A. A., Lonstein, J. S.
    Trauma sequelae and cortisol levels in women exposed to intimate partner violence
    2013, Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 41:247-275
  • Bogat, G. A., Garcia, A., & Levendosky, A. A.
    Assessment and psychotherapy with women experiencing intimate partner violence: integrating research and practice
    2013, Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 41:189-217
  • Levendosky, A. A., Bogat, G. A., & Martinez-Torteya, C.
    PTSD symptoms in young children exposed to intimate partner violence
    2013, Violence Against Women, 19:187-201
  • Eshelman, L. & Levendosky, A. A.
    Dating violence: Mental health consequences based on type of abuse
    2012, Violence and Victims, 27:215-228
  • Levendosky, A. A., Lannert, B., & Yalch, M.
    The effects of intimate partner violence on women and child survivors: An attachment perspective
    2012, Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 40:397-434
  • Levendosky, A. A., Bogat, G. A., & Huth-Bocks, A.
    The influence of domestic violence on the development of the attachment relationship between mother and young child
    2011, Psychoanalytic Psychology, 28:512-527
  • Levendosky, A. A., Bogat, G. A., Huth-Bocks, A., Rosenblum, K., & von Eye, A.
    The effects of domestic violence on the stability of attachment from infancy to preschool
    2011, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 40:398-410
  • Malone, J.C, Westen, D., & Levendosky, A. A.
    Personalities of adults with traumatic childhood separations
    2011, Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67:1-24
  • Martinez-Torteya, C., Bogat, G. A., von Eye, A., & Levendosky, A. A.
    Resilience among children exposed to domestic violence: The role of protective and vulnerability factors
    2009, Child Development, 80:562-577
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