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Dr. Michael Sulkowski

Michael Sulkowski is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at the USF Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry. He received his doctorate from the University of Florida and completed his predoctoral internship at the Louisiana School Psychology Internship Program, which is based in the Louisiana State University Health Science Center. Dr. Sulkowski's clinical and research activities focus on the assessment and treatment of obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders and violence prevention.

He has received funding from the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and awards from the American Academy of School Psychology, the Florida Association of School Psychologists, the College of Education at the University of Florida, the American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy (APA Division 55), and the Society for General Psychology (APA Division 1) for his research and scholarship.

Dr. Sulkowski's current research interests focus on the relationship between subjective and physiological indicators of anxiety, the role of anger and rage in internalizing psychopathology, and the use of self-compassion and acceptance-based interventions to treat covert rituals and predominately obsessive psychopathology. Dr. Sulkowski specializes in treating anxiety (e.g., social anxiety, phobias) and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (e.g., trichotillomania, body dysmorphic disorder, Tourette's syndrome). He treats children, adolescents, and adults using evidence-based psychotherapies.

Education and Training

  • B.A. - Canisius College, Buffalo, NY; Psychology and History, 2006
  • M.Ed. - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; School Psychology, 2007
  • Ph.D. - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; School Psychology, 2011
  • Internship - Louisiana School Psychology Internship Consortium, New Orleans, LA; 2011

Selected Publications

Sulkowski, M.L., Mancil, T.L., Jordan, C., Reid, A., Chakoff, E., & Storch, E.A. (2011). Validation of a classification system of obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder symptoms in a non-clinical sample. Psychiatry Research, 188, 65-70. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2011.01.015

Sulkowski, M.L., Mariaskin, A., & Stroch E.A. (2011). Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder symptoms in college students. Journal of American College Health, 59, 342-348. doi:10.1080/07448481.2010.511365

Sulkowski, M.L. (2011). An investigation of students' willingness to report threats of violence in campus communities. Psychology of Violence, 1.53-65. doi: 10.1037/a0021592

Sulkowski, M.L., Dempsey, J., & Dempsey, A.G. (2011) Effects of stress and coping on binge eating in female college students. Eating Behavior, 12, 188-191. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2011.04.006

Sulkowski, M.L., Wingfield, R.J., Jones, D., & Coulter, W.A. (2011). Response to intervention and interdisciplinary collaboration: Joining hands to support children and families. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 27, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/15377903.2011.565264

Sulkowski, M.L., Jordan, C., Reid, A., Graziano, P.A., Shaley, I., & Storch, E.A. (2009). Relations between impulsivity, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in a non-clinical sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 620-625. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2009.05.020

Sulkowski, M.L., Storch, E.A., Geffken, G.R., Ricketts, E., Murphy, T.K., & Goodman, W.K. (2008). Concurrent validity of the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale-Symptom Checklist. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 64, 1338-1351. doi:10.1002/jclp.20525