Yuliya Kotelnikova, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education - Secondary Education Dept

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education - Secondary Education Dept
Email
kotelnik@ualberta.ca
Address
6-112 Education Centre - North
8730 - 112 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

temperament personality measurement dimensional models of psychopathology


About

B.Sc. Psychology Research Specialist, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Ph.D., M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

Pre-doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology completed at the IWK Health Center, Halifax, NS, Canada

Post-doctoral training completed at the University of Notre Dame, IN, USA

Research Lab: Study of Assessment Methods and Psychopathology Across the Lifespan

https://sites.google.com/view/sampllab


Research

My research interests lie in the areas of personality development and developmental psychopathology with an emphasis on multi-informant and multi-method assessment. My graduate work at the University of Western Ontario (Canada) has explored the role of temperamental emotionality in internalizing psychopathology, and the influence of methodology on the conclusions that one draws in developmental models of depression vulnerability. This research was performed in the context of longitudinal designs in the hopes of creating a comprehensive model of depression risk, including temperamental, psychophysiological, and cognitive pathways.

In addition to assessment of child temperament and its role in development of internalizing disorders, I am interested in the interplay between personality and psychopathology beyond the child-developmental period. Being a member of the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) consortium, I also contribute to the research literature on improving the organization, description, and measurement of psychopathology.

Given my long-standing interest in statistical methods, I am continuing to explore structural, methodological, and developmental issues in assessment of personality and temperament, including maladaptive personality traits. My postdoctoral research at the Center for Advanced Measurement of Personality and Psychopathology (CAMPP), University of Notre Dame focused on the structural and methodological issues in assessment of maladaptive personality traits and developing a better understanding of how such traits are related to functional impairment in daily life. With Dr. Lee Anna Clark, the developer of the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality, we developed a significantly shortened version of this measure, the SNAP Brief Self-Description Rating Form (SNAP-BSRF) and its informant counterpart, the SNAP Brief Other-Description Rating Form (SNAP-BORF). Currently, I am working on developing a battery of theoretically and empirically grounded measures of temperament/personality across the lifespan to increase understanding of how temperament/ personality contributes to the development of psychopathology.


Teaching

My teaching interests include research methods, test construction & measurement, personality/psychopathology assessment, developmental psychopathology.

Announcements

I am currently accepting M.Ed. students who are applying to the School and Clinical Child Psychology program. 

Courses

EDPY 551 - Counselling Children and Adolescents: Theory and Practice in Clinical and School Settings

This course examines therapeutic approaches for working with children and adolescents in clinical and school settings. The course emphasizes methods of integrating and applying systemic, developmental, and individual theories to assessment and intervention with children, adolescents, and their families. Restricted to course-based MEd students in School Counselling. Students in other Counselling Psychology and School and Clinical Child Psychology Master's and Doctoral Programs may take this course with consent of the Department.


EDPY 697 - Special Seminars

Content varies from year to year. Topics announced prior to registration period. The student's transcript carries title descriptive of content. May be repeated.


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Publications

The development of preliminary HiTOP internalizing spectrum scales

Author(s): Watson, D., Forbes, M.K., Levin-Aspenson, H.F., Ruggero, C.J., Kotelnikova, Y., Khoo, S., Bagby, M.R., Sunderland, M., Patalay, P., & Kotov, R.
Publication Date: 2022
Publication: Assessment
Volume: 29
Page Numbers: 17-33
DOI: 10.1177/1073191121100

Intersection between justice-involved youth personality cluster profiles and criminal risk-need patterns

Author(s): Kotelnikova, Y., LeFebvre, C., Campbell, M. A., Canales, D., & Stewart, C.
Publication Date: 2021
Publication: International Journal of Forensic Mental Health
Page Numbers: 1-17
DOI: 10.1080/14999013.2021.1972061

Preliminary scales for ICD-11 personality disorder: Self and interpersonal dysfunction plus five personality disorder trait domains

Author(s): Clark, L.A., Corona-Espinosa, A., Khoo, S., Kotelnikova, Y., Levin-Aspenson, H.F., Serapio- Garcia, G., & Watson, D.
Publication Date: 2021
Publication: Frontiers in Psychiatry
Volume: 12
Issue: 668724
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.668724

Parent personality and children’s externalizing problems are related via early caregiving

Author(s): Ali, O.M., Kotelnikova, Y., Kryski, K.R., Durbin, C.E., & Hayden, E.P.
Publication Date: 2021
Publication: Infant and Child Development
Volume: 30
Issue: 3
DOI: 10.1002/icd.2220

Associations between children’s telomere length, caregiving, and the development of early externalizing symptoms

Author(s): Daoust, A. R., Thakur, A., Kotelnikova, Y., Kleiber, M.L., Singh, S. M., & Hayden, E. P.
Publication Date: 2021
Publication: Child Psychiatry & Human Development
Page Numbers: 1-11
DOI: 10.1007/s10578-021-01279-3

Dynamic associations between children’s lower- and higher-order regulation predict change in attention problems

Author(s): Liu, P., Kryski, K. R., Smith, H. J., Kotelnikova, Y., Singh, S., & Hayden, E. P.
Publication Date: 2020
Publication: Social Development
Volume: 30
Page Numbers: 274-292
DOI: 10.1111/sode.12469

Assessing the joint structure of maladaptive personality traits and psychopathology

Author(s): Kotelnikova, Y., Weaver, C. A., & Clark, L. A.
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: Journal of Research in Personality
Volume: 81
Page Numbers: 64-71
DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2019.05.007

Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology across development: Associations with personality

Author(s): Levin-Aspenson, H. F., Khoo, S., & Kotelnikova, Y.
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: Journal of Research in Personality
Volume: 81
Page Numbers: 72-78
DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2019.05.006

Development and initial validation of the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality Brief Other-Description Rating Form

Author(s): Kotelnikova Y., Clark, L. A., & Hayden, E. P.
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
Volume: 41
Page Numbers: 470-484
DOI: 10.1007/s10862-019-09729-y

Longitudinal associations between parenting, child sex and effortful control

Author(s): Amicarelli, A., Kotelnikova, Y., Smith, H. J., Kryski, K. R., & Hayden, E. P.
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: British Journal of Developmental Psychology
Volume: 31
Page Numbers: 371-383
DOI: 10.1111/bjdp.12220

Spousal agreement on partner personality ratings is moderated by relationship satisfaction

Author(s): Vandermeer, M. R., Kotelnikova, Y., Simms, L. J., & Hayden, E. P.
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Journal of Research in Personality
Volume: 76
Page Numbers: 22-31
DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2018.07.005

Child sex moderates the relationship between cortisol stress reactivity and symptoms over time

Author(s): Daoust, A. R., Kotelnikova, Y., Kryski, K. R., Sheikh, H. I., Singh, S. M., & Hayden, E. P.
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Comprehensive psychiatry
Volume: 87
Issue: 161-170
DOI: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2018.10.009

Catechol-O-Methyltransferase gene (val158met) polymorphisms and anxiety symptoms in early childhood: The role of hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis reactivity and stress

Author(s): Sheikh, H. I., Kryski, K. R., Kotelnikova, Y., Hayden, E. P., & Singh, S. M.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Neuroscience Letters
Volume: 659
Page Numbers: 86-91
DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2017.08.060

Higher and lower order factor analyses of the temperament in middle childhood questionnaire

Author(s): Kotelnikova, Y., Olino, T. M., Klein, D. N., Mackrell, S. V. M., & Hayden, E. P.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Assessment
Volume: 24
Page Numbers: 1050-1061
DOI: 10.1177/1073191116639376

Child temperament

Author(s): Kotelnikova, Y. & Hayden, E.P.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Zeigler-Hill, V., Shackelford, T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2267-1

The serotonin transporter promoter variant, stress, and attentional biases in middle childhood

Author(s): Kotelnikova, Y., LeMoult, J., Mackrell, S. V. M., Sheikh, H. I., Singh, S. M., Joormann, J., . . . Hayden, E. P.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Personality and Individual Differences
Volume: 101
Page Numbers: 371-379
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.06.004

The role of pubertal development in emerging depression risk in middle childhood

Author(s): Mackrell, S. V. M., Kotelnikova, Y., Jordan, P. L., & Hayden, E. P.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Personality and Individual Differences
Volume: 98
Page Numbers: 315-319
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.03.035

Higher- and lower-order factor analyses of the Children’s Behavior Questionnaire in early and middle childhood

Author(s): Kotelnikova, Y., Olino, T. M., Klein, D. N., Kryski, K. R., & Hayden, E. P.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Psychological Assessment
Volume: 28
Page Numbers: 92-108
DOI: 10.1037/pas0000153

Development and validation of the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality Brief Self-Description Rating Form (SNAP–BSRF)

Author(s): Kotelnikova Y., Vernon, P. A., Clark, L. A., & Hayden, E. P.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Assessment
Volume: 22
Page Numbers: 3-16
DOI: 10.1177/1073191114534959

Longitudinal associations between reactive and regulatory temperament traits and depressive symptoms in middle childhood

Author(s): Kotelnikova, Y., Mackrell, S. V. M., Jordan, P. L., & Hayden, E. P.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Volume: 44
Page Numbers: 775-786
DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2014.893517

Child temperament and parent depression predict cortisol reactivity to stress in middle childhood

Author(s): Mackrell, S. V. M., Sheikh, H. I., Kotelnikova, Y., Kryski, K. R., Jordan, P. L., Singh, S. M., & Hayden, E. P.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Volume: 123
Page Numbers: 106-116
DOI: 10.1037/a0035612

Structure of observed temperament in middle childhood

Author(s): Kotelnikova, Y., Olino, T. M., Mackrell, S. V. M., Jordan, P. L., & Hayden, E. P.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Journal of Research in Personality
Volume: 47
Page Numbers: 524-532
DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2013.04.013

Review of personality science: Three approaches and their applications to the causes and treatment of depression

Author(s): Kotelnikova, Y.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Personality and Individual Differences
Volume: 51
Issue: 7
Page Numbers: 877-878
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.07.016