Overview

Dr. Dhariwal is a clinical researcher and practicing psychologist. Her past research focused on the longitudinal development and function of parent, peer, and romantic relationships between adolescence and early adulthood.

Her research efforts have converged with her clinical interests to focus on the tie between such interpersonal relationships and mental health. In collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, her current research is centered on family-based psychotherapies for young people presenting with physical symptoms affected by somatization.

Publications

JPP Student Journal Club Commentary: When Adults Evaluate a Child’s Pain: Considering Study Methodology, Gender Bias and Parental Experience
Journal of Pediatric Psychology
DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsz012
05/2019

4.31 The Roles of Symptom Class and Stress Regulation in Explaining Somatization and Functioning in Hospital-Referred Youth
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Amrit K. Dhariwal and Katherine E. Green and Andrea J.M. Chapman
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2018.09.257
10/2018

4.32 Relationship Between Stage of Behavior Change and Functioning in Youth With Somatization
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Katelynn E. Boerner and Amrit K. Dhariwal and Tyler Pirlot and Claire M. De Souza
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2018.09.258
10/2018

13.1 The Development and Evaluation of a Multifamily Treatment Approach for Adolescents Affected by Somatic Symptoms
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Amrit K. Dhariwal
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2018.07.083
10/2018

The mind-body connection program for somatization in youth: A novel intervention for engaging families in mental health care
Canadian Journal of Pain
DOI: 10.1080/24740527.2017.1329312
05/2017

Romantic Experiences of Homeland and Diaspora South Asian Youth: Westernizing Processes of Media and Friends
Journal of Research on Adolescence
Amrit Dhariwal and Jennifer Connolly
DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2012.00803.x
02/2013

The scope of Canadian research on adolescent romantic relationships
International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development Bulletin
2012

Adolescent Peer Relationships and Emerging Adult Romantic Styles
Journal of Adolescent Research
Amrit Dhariwal and Jennifer Connolly and Marinella Paciello and Gian Vittorio Caprara
DOI: 10.1177/0743558409341080
07/2009

Adolescent peer relationships and emerging adult romantic styles: A longitudinal study of youth in an Italian community
Journal of Adolescent Research
DOI: 10.1177/0743558409341080
2009

Research
Research Group Members

Katelynn Boerner, Postdoctoral Fellow
Alessandra DiGiacomo, Doctoral Practicum Student (Psychology)
Katherine Edwards, Resident
Katie Green, Graduate Student
Jazzmin Grose
Sina Lighvan, Undergraduate Student
Elizabeth Stanford
Riley Stewart-Patterson
Clara Westwell-Roper