Alicia K. Klanecky, PhD
Alicia K. Klanecky, PhD

Alicia K. Klanecky, PhD

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise/Specializations

  • Clinical Psychology

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Psychology

Position

  • Associate Professor

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, August 2012

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Klanecky, A. K., McChargue, D. E., & Tuliao, A. P. (in press). Proposed pathways to problematic drinking via PTSD symptoms, emotion dysregulation, and dissociative tendencies following child/adolescent sexual abuse., Journal of Addictive Diseases, 2016
  • *Aurora, P., & Klanecky, A. K. Drinking motives mediate emotion regulation difficulties and problem drinking in college students., American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 42(3), 341-350, 2016
  • Klanecky, Alicia K., Woolman, Erin O., Becker, Madelyn M. Child abuse exposure, emotion regulation, and drinking refusal self-efficacy: an analysis of problem drinking in college students, American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 41, 188-196, 2015
  • Woolman, E. O., Becker, M. M., & Klanecky, A. K. PTSD symptoms mediate academic stress and drinking to cope., Journal of Drug Education, 45(2), 96-112, 2015
  • Klanecky, A. K., Cadigan, J. M., Martens, M. P., & Rogers, R. Mental health symptoms and alcohol use frequency: The moderating effect of spouse/partner presence in OEF/OIF veterans. , Military Psychology, 26 (5-6), 366-375, 2014
  • Highland, K. B., Herschl, L. C., Klanecky, A. K., McChargue, D. E Biopsychosocial pathways to alcohol-related problems., American Journal on Addictions, 22, 366-372, 2013
  • Walsh, K., DiLillo, D., McChargue, D., Klanecky, A. K. Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms: A mechanism in the relationship between early sexual victimization and incapacitated/drug-or-alcohol-facilitated and forcible rape., Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28, 558-576, 2013
  • Klanecky, A. K., & McChargue, D. Vulnerability to alcohol use disorders following early sexual abuse: The role of effortful control., Addiction Research and Theory, 21(2), 160-180, 2013
  • Klanecky, A. K., McChargue, D. E., & *Bruggeman, L. Desire to dissociate: Implications for problematic drinking in college students with childhood/adolescent sexual abuse exposure. , American Journal on Addictions, 21, 250-256, 2012
  • McChargue, D. E., Klanecky, A. K., & *Anderson, J. Alcohol use problems mediate the relation between cannabis use frequency and college functioning among students mandated to an alcohol diversion program. , Journal of College Student Development, 53(4), 611-615, 2012
  • McChargue, D. E., *Drevo, S., Herrera, M. J., Doran, N., Salvi, S., & Klanecky, A. K. Trait-impulsivity moderates the relationship between rumination and number of major depressive episodes. , Substance Use and Mental Health: Dual Diagnosis, 4(2), 96-104, 2011
  • *Bujarski, S., Klanecky, A. K., & McChargue, D. E. The relationship between alexithymia and alcohol-related risk perceptions: The moderating effect of general trauma in a college population. , Addictive Behaviors, 35, 363-366, 2010
  • Klanecky, A. K., & McChargue, D. E. Emotional reactivity across individuals with varying trauma and substance dependence histories., Substance Use and Mental Health: Dual Diagnosis, 2(3), 191-202, 2009
  • Klanecky, A. K., Salvi, S., & McChargue, D. E. Childhood sexual trauma severity exposure moderates the association between cigarette smoking initiation and college drug use., American Journal on Addictions, 18(5), 363-366, 2009
  • Klanecky, A. K., *Harrington, J., & McChargue, D. E. Child sexual abuse, dissociation, and alcohol: Implications of chemical dissociation via blackouts among college women., American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 34, 277-284, 2008
  • McChargue, D. E., Klanecky, A. K., Walsh, K., & DiLillo, D. Trauma exposure influences cue elicited affective responses among smokers with and without a history of depression., Addictive Behaviors, 33, 1454-1462., 2008

Presentations

  • Klanecky, A., *Aurora, P., *Rainforth, P., *Pethick, H., & *McAndrews, S. (June 2016). Preliminary evidence for an integration of the self-medication and ‘dynamic’ diathesis stress models via a mood induction paradigm. Poster presented at the Research Society on Alcoholism Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana., 2016
  • Klanecky, A., *Aurora, P., *Rainforth, P., *Pethick, H., & *McAndrews, S. (May 2016). Emotion regulation difficulties moderate induced negative affect and drinking urges. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois., 2016
  • *Pethick, H., Klanecky, A., & McChargue, D. (May 2016). Problem drinking among at-risk college students with past emotional/mental problems. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois., 2016
  • King, S. C., Klanecky, A., *Steele, A., & McChargue, D. E. (June, 2014). The impact of trauma symptoms, treatment modality, and gender on the effectiveness of a brief alcohol treatment in college students. Poster presented at the Research Society on Alcoholism Scientific Meeting, Bellevue, Washington., 2015
  • Edwards, S., Tuliao, A. P., Landoy, B., Klanecky, A., & McChargue, D. E. (August 2015). Interpersonal Sexual Objectification Scale – Perpetrator Version: Confirmatory factor analysis, multiple group analysis, and validation in a U.S. and Philippines college sample., 2015
  • Edwards, S., Tuliao, A. P., Landoy, B., Klanecky, A., & McChargue, D. E. (August 2015). Sexual objectification mediates the relationships between alcohol use severity and sexual aggression: Comparing the Philippines and the U.S. In. D. E. McChargue (Chair), Social psychological mechanisms to sexual aggression: Comparisons between the U.S. and the Philippines. Symposium conducted at the Asian Association of Social Psychology Annual Convention, Cebu City, Philippines., 2015
  • Canoy, N., Tuliao, A. P., Landoy, B., Klanecky, A., & McChargue, D. E. (August 2015). Masculine ideologies between U.S. and Philippines: Examining factor structures and relationships with sexual aggression, hostility towards women, and alcohol use. In. D. E. McChargue (Chair), Social psychological mechanisms to sexual aggression: Comparisons between the U.S. and the Philippines. Symposium conducted at the Asian Association of Social Psychology Annual Convention, Cebu City, Philippines., 2015
  • Landoy, B., Tuliao, A. P., Klanecky, A., & McChargue, D. E. (August 2015). Revisiting the confluence model of sexual aggression: Comparisons between U.S. and Philippines college males In. D. E. McChargue (Chair), Social psychological mechanisms to sexual aggression: Comparisons between the U.S. and the Philippines. Symposium conducted at the Asian Association of Social Psychology Annual Convention, Cebu City, Philippines., 2015
  • Tuliao, A. P., Landoy, B., Klanecky, A., & McChargue, D. E. (August 2015). Decision making in sexual aggression. In. D. E. McChargue (Chair), Social psychological mechanisms to sexual aggression: Comparisons between the U.S. and the Philippines. Symposium conducted at the Asian Association of Social Psychology Annual Convention, Cebu City, Philippines., 2015
  • Klanecky, A. K., Tuliao, A. P., & McChargue, D. E. (June 2015). The Desire to Dissociate Scale: Confirmatory factor analysis and comparison to the Dissociative Experiences Scale in measuring chemical dissociation., 2015
  • *Aurora, P., *Rainforth, P., *Trombly, M., *Becker, M., & Klanecky, A. (May 2015). Desire to dissociate and college drinking: Implications for chemical dissociation., 2015
  • *Trombly, M., *Becker, M., *Aurora, P., *Rainforth, P., & Klanecky, A. (May 2015). Coping motives mediate emotion regulation difficulties and problem drinking., 2015
  • Klanecky, A. K., & Cadigan, J. M. (June, 2014). Trauma exposure, emotion regulation, and drinking refusal self-efficacy: An analysis of problematic drinking in college students. Poster presented at the Research Society on Alcoholism Scientific Meeting, Bellevue, Washington., 2014
  • *Woolman, E. O., *Becker, M. M., *Strominger, R. L., *Hall, E. J., & Klanecky, A. K. (May, 2014). PTSD symptoms mediate academic stress and drinking to cope. Poster presented at the Midwest Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois., 2014
  • Klanecky, A. K., Cadigan, J. M., Weaver, C. C., Rogers, R. E., Osborn, Z. H., & Martens, M. P. (November, 2012). Mental health symptoms and alcohol use frequency: The moderating effect of spouse/partner presence in OEF/OIF veterans. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference, National Harbor, Maryland., 2012
  • *Lauber, W., Herschl, L., Klanecky, A. K., Maldonado, R. C., & McChargue, D. E. (November, 2012). Desire to dissociate, substance use coping, and alcohol-related blackouts among college students: A path analysis approach. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference, National Harbor, Maryland., 2012
  • Herrera, M. J., Oakland, A., Klanecky, A. K., Hoffman, L., & McChargue, D. (November, 2011). Factor structure of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) among men in a transitional residential substance abuse program using item factor analysis. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference, Toronto, Canada., 2011
  • Gale, E. B., Klanecky, A. K., & DiLillo, D. (November, 2011). Psychotherapy clients’ online behavior and opinions regarding internet searches conducted by therapists. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference, Toronto, Canada., 2011
  • Rogers, R., Brady, L., Heet, D., Muckerheide, D., Rackers, A., Compney, P., Quint, P., Craft, J., & Klanecky, A. (August, 2011). Description of a pilot project using motivational incentives to improve outcomes of the Compensated Work Therapy Program. Poster presented at the 5th VHA Mental Health Conference: Improving Veterans’ Mental Health Care for the 21st Century, Baltimore, MD., 2011
  • Klanecky, A. K., Highland, K., & McChargue, D. (November, 2010). The influence of child/adolescent sexual abuse on women’s reductions in problematic drinking following a brief college alcohol intervention. In. D. E. McChargue (Chair), Child/adolescent sexual abuse, alcohol and revictimization: Understanding associations, mechanisms and treatment outcomes. Symposium conducted at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference, San Francisco, CA., 2010
  • Klanecky, A. K., *Bruggeman, L., & McChargue, D. (November, 2010). Desire to dissociate: Implications for problematic drinking in college students with childhood/adolescent sexual abuse exposure. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference, San Francisco, CA., 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • My primary research interests include the examination of mechanisms that increase one’s vulnerability to alcohol use disorders following trauma exposure with emphasis on developmental trajectories, mental health symptoms, and regulatory abilities. I also have research interests in college student alcohol use and the prevention of alcohol-related consequences including sexual violence.

Awards and Honors

  • Golden Apple Award, 2012