University at Buffalo

Sandro M. Sodano

Sandro M. Sodano

Director, MS in Mental Health Counseling

Associate Professor 10 Months

COUNSELING, SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY


Specialty/Research Focus

Assessment; Child and Adolescent Development; Clinical and Career Counseling; Mental Health; Measurements; Psychometrics; Quantitative Research Methods

Contact Information
427 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1131
smsodano@buffalo.edu


Education and Training:
  • Ed.M, Rutgers University
  • B.A., San Diego State University
  • Ph.D., Arizona State University
Grants:
Grant:
  • Geotechnical Experiences for Students and Teachers (GTEST); Federal; National Science Academy; Awarded; (01/01/2017-12/31/2019)
  • The Development of a Laboratory Assessment of Behaviors in Occupational Roles (LABOR): An analogue setting to Investigate job functioning and treatments for individuals with ADHD; Local; University at Buffalo: Innovative Micro-Programs Accelerating Collaboration in Themes (IMPACT); Awarded; (08/01/2016-07/29/2017)
Contract:
  • Efficacy of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate for promoting occupational success in young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; Foundation and Research Organization; Shire Pharmaceuticals; Awarded; (07/31/2017-12/31/2018)
Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Cook-Cottone, C., Serwacki, M., Guyker, W., Sodano, S., Nickerson, A., Keddie-Olka, E., & Anderson, L. (2016). The Role of Anxiety on the Experience of Peer Victimization and Eating Disorder Risk. School Mental Health, 1-14. DOI 10.1007/s12310-016-9178-z
  • Norman, K. E.; Sodano, S. M.; & Cook-Cottone, C. P. (2014). Eating disorder prevention group: The role of interpersonal styles in outcomes. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 39, 301-315.
  • Sodano, S. M.; Tracey, T. J. G.; & Hafkenscheid, A. (2014). A brief Dutch language Impact Message Inventory–Circumplex (IMI-C Short) using non-parametric item response theory. Psychotherapy Research, 24, 616-628.
Book Chapter:
  • Tracey, T. J. G., & Sodano, S. M. (2017). Career assessment of children. In M. Watson & M. McMahon (Eds.), Career Exploration and Development in Childhood: Perspectives from Theory, Practice and Research (pp.129-142). London, UK: Routledge.
  • Sodano, S. M. (2015). L’assessment collaborativo centrato sui punti di forza e di debolezza nell’ambito del career counselling [Collaborative assessment for strengths and struggles in career counseling]. In S. Soresi & L. Nota (Eds.). Il counseling del futuro [Future counseling] (pp. 47-56). Firenze, Italia: Hogrefe.
  • Sodano, S. M. (2015). Interpersonal Theory. In E. S. Neukrug (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Sodano, S. M. (2015). Meaning, Measurement, and Assessment of Vocational Interests for Career Intervention. In P. J. Hartung; M. L. Savickas; & W. B. Walsh (Eds.), APA Handbook of Career Intervention, Volume 1: Foundations (pp. 281-301). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Tracey, T. J. G. & Sodano, S. M. (2015). Assessing children: Interests and personality. In P. J. Hartung; M. L. Savickas; & W. B. Walsh (Eds.), APA Handbook of Career Intervention, Volume 2: Applications (pp. 113-124). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Hulme, K. F., Fabiano, G. A., Sodano, S. M., et al. (2017, November). Live-virtual Laboratory Assessment of Behaviors in Occupational Roles (LABOR). Paper to be presented at the annual Interservice/ Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, Orlando, FL.;
  • Sova, C., Sodano, S., Gudleski, G., & Lackner, J. (2017, July). Interpersonal examination of gastrointestinal symptoms, anxiety, and stress in Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research, Pittsburg, PA.;
  • Volker, M. A., Mirwis, J., Birnbaum, R., Thomeer, M. L., Lopata, C., Toomey, J. A., Lee, G. K., & Sodano, S. (2017, April). Exploratory factor analysis of Aberrant Behavior Checklist teacher ratings of students with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the DOCTRID V Conference, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.;
  • Sodano, S. M. (2015, August). Abbreviating assessments with IRT: A practical alternative to Classical Test Theory. In S. M. Sodano (chair), Challenging Assumptions about Measurement Improves Validity in Counseling Psychology Research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.;
  • Sodano, S. M. (2015, August). Chair. Challenging Assumptions about Measurement Improves Validity in Counseling Psychology Research. American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.;
  • Sodano, S. M. (2015, August). Chair. Suggested Remedies for Controlling Common Method Bias. American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.;
  • Sodano, S. M. (2015, August). Integrating collaborative assessment into psychotherapy and career counseling. In A. Van Arsdale (chair), Integrating Career Counseling and Psychotherapy with Different Populations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.;
  • Sodano, S. M. (2016, May). Using collaborative assessment principles to integrate vocational assessment and counseling. Round Table Discussion presented at the 12th biennial meeting of the Society of Vocational Psychology, Tallahassee, FL.;
  • Sodano, S. M. & Hafkenscheid, A. (2014, June). Refining the Dutch language version of the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems–Circumplex using Non-Parametric Item Response Theory. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research, New Haven, CN.;
  • Sodano, S. M.; Soresi, S., Nota, L., & Ferrari, L. (2014, June). Interpersonal dispositions, vocational interests and competencies, and career exploration in Italian children. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research, New Haven, CN.;
Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Editorial Board, The Career Development Quarterly
    06/01/2017-05/31/2018
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Counseling Psychology
    06/01/2017-05/31/2018
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Vocational Behavior
    06/01/2017-11/01/2017
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Vocational Behavior
    01/01/2017-11/01/2017
  • Editorial Board Member, The Career Development Quarterly
    06/01/2016-05/31/2017
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Counseling Psychology
    06/01/2016-05/31/2017
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer: IMPACT Grants, University at Buffalo, SUNY
    01/15/2016-02/29/2016
  • Editorial Board Member: The Career Development Quarterly
    07/01/2015-06/01/2016
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Counseling Psychology
    06/02/2015-06/01/2016
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Vocational Behavior
    06/02/2015-06/01/2016
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior
    06/01/2014-05/31/2015
Professional Service:
  • Task Group Recorder. National Convening on Career Development, Washington, D.C.
    02/08/2016-02/09/2016
  • Evaluator (non-paid). Formative Evaluation of 2015 Geographic Information Science Summer Camp. “Targeted MSP: The University at Buffalo/Buffalo Public Schools Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP)” National Science Foundation ($9,831,207) 9/1/2011-8/30/2016. PI: Joseph Gardella Co-PI: Liu, X.
    07/06/2015-07/31/2015
  • Scientific Committee Member, Giornale Italiano di Psicologia dell'Orientamento (Italian Journal of Vocational Psychology)
    05/31/2015-06/01/2016
  • Member, Scientific Committee, Giornale Italiano di Psicologia dell'Orientamento (Italian Journal of Vocational Psychology)
    06/01/2014-05/31/2015
  • Past President, Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research
    06/01/2014-05/30/2015
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    Contact Information

    427 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-1131
    smsodano@buffalo.edu