Danessa Mayo

Danessa Mayo, PhD

Post-doctoral Researcher

I am a clinical psychology postdoctoral scholar under the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis. I conduct clinical assessments with both parents/caregivers and study participants at the UC Davis Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (MIND) Institute’s 22q11.2 Research Center and Clinic. My research interests include early onset psychosis symptoms in youth with 22q11.2 Chromosome Deletion Syndrome, learning and developmental disorders, and deliberate self-harm.

Selected Publications

Hemmy Asamsama, O., Mayo, D., Stillman, J., Mathews, C., Schnorr, D., & Nelson, B. (2016). Predictors of high school students’ performance and college readiness. Journal of Educational Research and Innovation, 5 (1), 1-11. link

Freeman, K.R., James, S., Klein, K.P., Mayo, D., & Montgomery, S. (2016). Outpatient Dialectical Behavior Therapy for adolescents engaged in deliberate self-harm: Conceptual and methodological considerations. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 33(2), 123-135. link

Neece, C.L., Christensen, L.L., Berkovits, L.D., & Mayo, D. (2015). Psychopathology: ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Other Conditions Present in Early Childhood. In J. L. Matson & M. L. Matson (Eds.), Comorbid Conditions in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (pp. 55-84): Springer International Publishing. link

James, S., Freeman, K.R., Mayo, D., Riggs, M., Morgan, J., Schaepper, M., & Montgomery, S. (2015). Does insurance matter? Implementing Dialectical Behavior Therapy with two groups of youth engaged in deliberate self-harm. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 42(4), 449-461. link