Christina M. Sellers, PhD, LCSW is part-time faculty at the Boston College School of Social Work and a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children's Hospital. Christina has expertise in clinical interventions with at risk youth and training in intervention research and implementation science. The goal of her program of research is to develop test interventions for substance use and suicide among adolescents in inpatient psychiatric care.
O’Brien, K. H., Sellers, C. M., Wyman Battalen, A., Ryan, C., Maneta, E., Aguinaldo, L., White, E., & Spirito, T. (In Press). Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effects of a brief alcohol intervention for suicidal adolescents in inpatient psychiatric treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.
Sellers, C. M., Wyman Battalen, A., Fiorenzo, L., McRoy, R., & Grotevant, H. (In Press). An examination of adoptive mothers' and fathers' psychological distress: Parenting teens adopted from birth. Adoption Quarterly.
Wyman Battalen, A., Sellers, C. M., McRoy, R., & Grotevant, H. (In Press). Birth mothers as grandmothers: Examining contact, relationship quality, and the role of technology. Adoption Quarterly.
Sellers, C. M., O’Brien, K. H., Hernandez, L., & Spirito, A. (2018). Adolescent Alcohol Use: The Effects of Parental Knowledge, Peer Substance Use, and Peer Tolerance of Use. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 9(1), 69-87.
O’Brien, K. H., Aguinaldo, L.D., White, E., Sellers, C. M., & Spirito, A. (2018). A brief alcohol intervention during inpatient psychiatric hospitalization for suicidal adolescents. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 25(1), 22-31.
Sudhinaraset, M., Wigglesworth (Sellers), C. M., & Takeuchi, D. T. (2016). Social and cultural contexts of alcohol use: Influences in a social-ecological framework. Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, 38(1), 35-45.
2014-2018: Social Work Doctoral Fellowship, Boston College
2016-2017: Dr. Carolyn B. Thomas Fellowship, Boston College
Clinical Interventionist at Boston Children's Hospital