Carlson

Matt Carlson

Matt Carlson
Research Assistant Professor (Faculty) mcarlson@ccfl.unl.edu 402-472-3134
Personal Information

Matthew is married to Stephanie and they have one son, Leroy, as well as two dogs. Matthew enjoys exercising, reading, and family time.

Education: 

B.S., University of Kentucky, Family Sciences (2011)

M.S., University of Kentucky, Family Sciences (Emphasis: Marriage and Family Therapy; 2013)

Ph.D., University of Georgia, Human Development and Family Science (Emphasis: Marriage and Family Therapy; 2018)

Areas of Interest: 
  • Child maltreatment, specifically child sexual abuse
  • Adolescent development
  • Sexual revictimization
  • Health risk behaviors
  • Stress-related psychophysiological processes
  • Family and community contextual factors
  • Advanced statistical modeling
  • Interventions with at-risk populations
Professional Activities & Community Service: 
  • Ad hoc reviewer for Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Development, Child Maltreatment, Substance Use and Misuse
  • Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the National Council on Family Relations
  • Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Georgia (License No. AMFT000452, Active)
Projects Involved in at CCFL:
Presentations & Publications: 

Carlson, M. W. & Oshri, A. (in press). Depressive symptom trajectories among sexually abused youth: Examining the effects of parental perpetration and age of abuse onset. Child Maltreatment.

 

Oshri, A., Duprey, E.B., Kogan, S., Carlson, M. W., & Liu, S. (in press). Growth patterns of future orientation among maltreated youth: A prospective examination of the emergence of resilience. Developmental Psychology.

 

Carlson, M. W. & Hans, J. (in press). Maximizing benefits and minimizing detriments: Dual-earner couples’ division of household labor. Journal of Family Studies. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13229400.2017.1367712

 

Oshri, A., Carlson, M. W., Bord, S., & Zeichner, A. (2017). Alcohol-impaired driving: The influence of adverse rearing environments, alcohol, cannabis use and the moderating role of anxiety. Substance Use and Misuse, 52(4), 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2016.1245336

 

Oshri, A., Carlson, M. W., Kwon, J. A., Zeichner, A., & Wickrama, K. A. S. (2017). Developmental growth patterns of self-esteem in adolescence: Associations with child neglect and drug use in young adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(1), 151-164. doi: 10.1007/s10964-016-0483-5

 

Carlson, M. W., Oed, M., & Bermudez, M. (2017). Satir's communication stances and pursue–withdraw cycles: An enhanced Emotionally Focused Therapy framework of couple interaction. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 16 (3), 253-270. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15332691.2016.1253517

 

Oshri, A., Topple, T., & Carlson, M. W. (2017). Positive youth development and resilience: Growth patterns of social skills among youth investigated for maltreatment. Child Development, 88 (4), 1087-1099. http://dx.dio.org/10.1111/cdev.12865  

 

Arnold, A., Carlson, M. W., Grimsely, R., & Cenizal, R. (2016). An integrated approach to relationship education: Supporting human services providers to strengthen individuals and families. Families in Society, 97(1), 32-40. http://dx.doi.org/10.1606/1044-3894.2016.97.7

 

Carlson, M. W., Oshri, A., & Kwon, J. (2015). Child maltreatment and risk behaviors: The roles of callous/unemotional traits and conscientiousness. Child Abuse & Neglect, 50, 234-243. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.07.003