Faculty & Staff

Dr. Abbie Beacham

Dr. Abbie Beacham

Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Training PsyD Program, Psychology
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Director of Clinical Training/Associate Professor, Psychology (Doctorate)

ML 6511
Elet 107A

Phone: (513) 745-1006

Fax: (513) 745-3327

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Degrees:

  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio Master of Arts (M.A.), Clinical Psychology, 1995
  • University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Clinical Psychology, 2000
  • University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Gainesville, Florida Predoctoral Internship, Clinical and Health Psychology, 1999-2000
  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Behavioral Science, Lexington, Kentucky Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2000-2002

Publications:

  • Payne-Murphy, J. & Beacham, A.O. Utility of chronic pain patient subgroups for tailored intervention: An Acceptance-based approach. Poster presentation at Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, March, 2013, San Francisco, CA
  • Payne-Murphy, J., *Geller, J. & Beacham, A.O. Acceptance and Perceived Disability in an Online Fibromyalgia Support Group Sample Poster presentation at Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, March, 2013, San Francisco, CA
  • Herbst, A.G., *Payne-Murphy, J. & Beacham, A.O. Chronic Illness Acceptance Mediates Anxiety Sensitivity and Perceived Disability in Chronic Pain Patients: A Replication and Extension. Poster presentation at Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, March, 2013, San Francisco, \CA
  • Kinman, C. R., Brown-Levey, S. & Beacham, A.O. Perceived disability and health status in women at risk of or with cardiovascular disease: Is it more than affect? Poster presentation at Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, March, 2013, San Francisco, CA
  • Yeh, V., Brown-Levey, S., *Herbst, A.G. & Beacham, A.O. It’s not just how you feel it’s how you deal: Predictors of health care utilization in chronic illness patients in online support groups. Poster presentation at Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, March, 2013, San Francisco, CA
  • Herbst, A., *Parazak, S., Brown, D., Linfield, K. & Beacham, A. Chronic Illness Acceptance Mediates Mindfulness and Perceived Disability in Patients with Chronic Illness. Poster presentation at the 47th Annual Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies Conference, November 2013, Nashville, TN
  • Payne-Murphy, J., *Geller, J. & Beacham, A. Re-examining the Treatment Targets for Fibromyalgia: Acceptance and Perceived Disability in a Chronic Pain Online Sample. Poster presentation at the 47th Annual Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies Conference, November 2013, Nashville, TN
  • Beacham, A.O. (Chair), Robinson, P. (Discussant). Examination of acceptance in chronic pain and chronic illness: Past, present and future directions for meaningful application. Symposium presented at the 47th Annual Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies Conference, November 2013, Nashville, TN
  • Beacham, A.O., *Kinman, C., Harris, J.G. & Masters, K.S. (2012). The Patient Centered Medical Home: Unprecedented Workforce and Leadership Growth Potential for Professional Psychology, Professional Psychology Research and Practice, 43 (1), 17-23.
  • Monson, S., Sheldon, J.C, Ivey, L., *Kinman, C. & Beacham, A.O. (2012). Working Toward Financial Sustainability of Integrated Behavioral Health Services in a Public Health Care System. Families, Systems and Health, 30(2), 181-186.
  • Beacham, A.O., *Herbst, A., Streitwieser, T., Scheu, E. & Sieber, W. (2012) Primary Care Medical Provider Attitudes Regarding Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine in Integrated and Non-Integrated Primary Care Practice Settings. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings,19( 4), 364-375.
  • Cubic, B.A. & Beacham, A.O. (October, 2013). Creating Educational and Training Opportunities for Psychology Trainees in Medical Settings: Training in Primary Care as a Foundation. In Chris Hunter, Christine Hunter and Rodger Kessler (eds) Handbook of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention, Springer Publishers

First Year at Xavier University:

2013

Expertise:

Primary Care, Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine

Professional Interests:

Research Interests: Mindfulness and Acceptance- based assessment and interventions applied to health and health(y) behavior in persons with chronic illnesses and conditions (e.g., pain) Advisor: XU Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Research Team

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