New CAS Faculty
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Alessandra Rellini, Assistant Professor of Psychology, received her M.A. (2001) in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and her Ph.D. (2007) in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, after completing her internship (2007) at Yale University in the School of Medicine. Rellini is an active member of a number of international scientific associations, including the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health, the International Academy of Sex Research, and the International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Rellini's research focuses on the mechanisms of sexual dysfunction experienced by women with a history of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). To this end, Rellini conducts studies with CSA survivors to investigate their physiological, cognitive, and affective processes in response to sexual stimuli. Other research interests include the sexuality of menopausal women, intercultural factors of sexual function, and methodology of psychophysiological assessments. Rellini will be teaching a course on Dialectic Behavioral Therapy in fall 2007 and hopes to increase services and support for survivors of child sexual abuse in the UVM and Burlington community.
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