Victoria B Mitrani

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Affiliation: University of Miami
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Relational factors and family treatment engagement among low-income, HIV-positive African American mothers
    Victoria B Mitrani
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, USA
    Fam Process 42:31-45. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Addressing immigration-related separations in Hispanic families with a behavior-problem adolescent
    Victoria B Mitrani
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 74:219-29. 2004
  3. pmc Adapting the structural family systems rating to assess the patterns of interaction in families of dementia caregivers
    Victoria B Mitrani
    Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1425 N W 10th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Gerontologist 45:445-55. 2005
  4. pmc The role of family functioning in the stress process of dementia caregivers: a structural family framework
    Victoria B Mitrani
    Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1425 NW 10th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Gerontologist 46:97-105. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Structural Ecosystems Therapy for HIV+ African-American women and drug abuse relapse
    Daniel J Feaster
    Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Fam Process 49:204-19. 2010
  6. pmc Malaise, motivation and motherhood: predictors of engagement in behavioral interventions from a randomized controlled trial for HIV+ women in drug abuse recovery
    Victoria B Mitrani
    Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research El Centro, School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, 5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables, FL, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:396-406. 2011
  7. pmc Family mechanisms of structural ecosystems therapy for HIV-seropositive women in drug recovery
    Victoria B Mitrani
    Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research El Centro, School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
    Health Psychol 31:591-600. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Adolescent and parent alliances with therapists in Brief Strategic Family Therapy with drug-using Hispanic adolescents
    Michael S Robbins
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Marital Fam Ther 34:316-28. 2008
  9. doi request reprint The efficacy of structural ecosystems therapy with drug-abusing/dependent African American and Hispanic American adolescents
    Michael S Robbins
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Family Studies, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Fam Psychol 22:51-61. 2008
  10. pmc Structural ecosystems therapy for HIV-seropositive African American women: effects on psychological distress, family hassles, and family support
    Jose Szapocznik
    Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:288-303. 2004

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc Relational factors and family treatment engagement among low-income, HIV-positive African American mothers
    Victoria B Mitrani
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, USA
    Fam Process 42:31-45. 2003
    ..003) and mother's desire for involvement with family (p < .018) were differentially related to family treatment engagement in low- versus high-support families. Implications for clinical practice and future research are discussed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Addressing immigration-related separations in Hispanic families with a behavior-problem adolescent
    Victoria B Mitrani
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 74:219-29. 2004
    ..Interactional and cognitive/affective features are presented, and guidelines for building therapeutic alliances, identifying core family processes/themes, and transforming interactions are offered...
  3. pmc Adapting the structural family systems rating to assess the patterns of interaction in families of dementia caregivers
    Victoria B Mitrani
    Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1425 N W 10th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Gerontologist 45:445-55. 2005
    ..This article presents the development of the SFSR-Dementia Caregiver adaptation (SFSR-DC) and examines relationships between specific family-interaction patterns and caregiver distress...
  4. pmc The role of family functioning in the stress process of dementia caregivers: a structural family framework
    Victoria B Mitrani
    Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1425 NW 10th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Gerontologist 46:97-105. 2006
    ..We theorized family functioning to partially mediate the relationship between objective burden and distress and to significantly account for the prediction of distress beyond well-recognized predictors...
  5. doi request reprint Structural Ecosystems Therapy for HIV+ African-American women and drug abuse relapse
    Daniel J Feaster
    Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Fam Process 49:204-19. 2010
    ..Whereas SET did not specifically address substance abuse, SET indirectly protected at-risk women from relapse through reductions in family hassles...
  6. pmc Malaise, motivation and motherhood: predictors of engagement in behavioral interventions from a randomized controlled trial for HIV+ women in drug abuse recovery
    Victoria B Mitrani
    Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research El Centro, School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, 5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables, FL, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:396-406. 2011
    ..05) were associated with engagement across the two interventions. Results from this study can be used to inform outreach and engagement approaches for women dually affected by drug abuse and HIV/AIDS...
  7. pmc Family mechanisms of structural ecosystems therapy for HIV-seropositive women in drug recovery
    Victoria B Mitrani
    Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research El Centro, School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
    Health Psychol 31:591-600. 2012
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Adolescent and parent alliances with therapists in Brief Strategic Family Therapy with drug-using Hispanic adolescents
    Michael S Robbins
    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    J Marital Fam Ther 34:316-28. 2008
    ..Clinical implications are discussed...
  9. doi request reprint The efficacy of structural ecosystems therapy with drug-abusing/dependent African American and Hispanic American adolescents
    Michael S Robbins
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Family Studies, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Fam Psychol 22:51-61. 2008
    ..However, these improvements were limited to Hispanic adolescents. The study demonstrates the importance of investigating changes in adolescent drug use as a result of treatment condition across more than 1 racial/ethnic group...
  10. pmc Structural ecosystems therapy for HIV-seropositive African American women: effects on psychological distress, family hassles, and family support
    Jose Szapocznik
    Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:288-303. 2004
    ..Implications for further intervention development are discussed...
  11. pmc The effect of a family therapy and technology-based intervention on caregiver depression
    Carl Eisdorfer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1695 N W 9th Avenue, Suite 3204, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Gerontologist 43:521-31. 2003
    ....
  12. pmc A randomized controlled trial of Structural Ecosystems Therapy for HIV medication adherence and substance abuse relapse prevention
    Daniel J Feaster
    Center for Family Studies, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 111:227-34. 2010
    ..Substance abuse in women with HIV/AIDS overshadows other priorities, including health care. Substance abuse may cause women to avoid health care systems and not adhere to their medication regimen...
  13. doi request reprint A multilevel mediation model of stress and coping for women with HIV and their families
    Ahnalee M Brincks
    Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, 1425 NW 10 Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Fam Process 49:517-29. 2010
    ....
  14. pmc The efficacy of Structural Ecosystems Therapy for HIV medication adherence with African American women
    Daniel J Feaster
    Center for Family Studies, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Fam Psychol 24:51-9. 2010
    ..Family hassles were also significantly reduced by SET, though the effect of SET on medication adherence did not appear related to this change in family hassles...
  15. pmc Examining family networks of HIV+ women in drug recovery: challenges and opportunities
    Victoria B Mitrani
    School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33126, USA
    Fam Syst Health 27:267-83. 2009
    ..We conclude with methodological implications for future family based clinical research with HIV+ adults...
  16. pmc Acculturation and the Center For Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale for Hispanic women
    Brian E McCabe
    Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research, El Centro, School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33146, USA
    Nurs Res 60:270-5. 2011
    ..Differential item functioning has been studied using language preference as a proxy for acculturation, but it is unknown if the results were due to acculturation or the language of administration...
  17. doi request reprint Intimate partner violence, depression, and resource availability among a community sample of Hispanic women
    Rosa M Gonzalez-Guarda
    School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 248153, USA
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 30:227-36. 2009
    ..Although most of the relationships among resource availability, IPV, and depression supported the conceptual framework, the importance of incorporating additional cultural, relationship, and social factors are stressed...
  18. pmc Participation in SEPA, a sexual and relational health intervention for Hispanic women
    Victoria B Mitrani
    Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research, El Centro School ofNursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA
    West J Nurs Res 35:849-66. 2013
    ..Hispanic women who experience relationship violence are open to group interventions. Further program development and outreach work are needed to connect women with low education, who are particularly vulnerable. ..
  19. ncbi request reprint Differences in family functioning in grandparent and parent-headed households in a clinical sample of drug-using African American adolescents
    Michael S Robbins
    Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Studies, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 12:84-100. 2006
    ..Primary caregivers in grandparent-headed households reported less monitoring and supervision of peers and less within-family conflict. Implications for treatment are discussed...
  20. doi request reprint The influence of health locus of control on the patient-provider relationship
    Ahnalee M Brincks
    Center for Family Studies, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
    Psychol Health Med 15:720-8. 2010
    ..Powerful others HLOC demonstrated a positive relationship with trust in physician and chance HLOC had a negative relationship with trust in physician. HIV moderated both of these relationships...
  21. ncbi request reprint Extended parent-child separations: impact on substance-abusing Hispanic adolescents
    Maite P Mena
    Center for Family Studies University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    J Spec Pediatr Nurs 13:50-2. 2008
  22. pmc Structural Ecosystems Therapy for recovering HIV-positive women: child, mother, and parenting outcomes
    Victoria B Mitrani
    Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research El Centro, University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, Coral Gables, FL 33126, USA
    J Fam Psychol 24:746-55. 2010
    ..An adaptation of SET specifically for families with children could further enhance benefits and improve acceptability and cost-effectiveness...
  23. pmc Factors related to loss of child custody in HIV+ women in drug abuse recovery
    Victoria B Mitrani
    University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33126, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 35:320-4. 2009
    ..Mothers who are dually-diagnosed with HIV/ AIDS and drug abuse are particularly burdened and vulnerable to loss of child custody...
  24. pmc Stress processes in HIV-positive African American mothers: moderating effects of drug abuse history
    Myron J Burns
    Department of Psychology, Nevada State College, Henderson, NV 89002, USA
    Anxiety Stress Coping 21:95-116. 2008
    ..Furthermore, the effect of avoidant coping on psychological distress was stronger for mothers with a history of drug diagnosis. The implications of these findings for targeting interventions are discussed...
  25. pmc Increasing minority research participation through community organization outreach
    Roger A Alvarez
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Davie, Florida, USA
    West J Nurs Res 28:541-60; discussion 561-3. 2006
    ..This model can be adopted and adapted by nurses and other health researchers to enhance engagement of minority populations...
  26. doi request reprint HIV risks, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence among Hispanic women and their intimate partners
    Rosa M Gonzalez-Guarda
    University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
    J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 19:252-66. 2008
    ..Results from this study support the importance of targeting HIV, substance abuse, and IPV prevention among Hispanics within one integrated framework...