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Nina Rytwinski

Nina Rytwinski
Co-Director of Honors Program; Assistant Professor of Psychology
Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Contact Info
nrytwinski@walsh.edu
330.490.7611
Betzler Social and Behavioral Science Center - 146

B.A., Queen's University; M.A. and Ph.D., Kent State University

Dr. Nina Rytwinski is a licensed Psychologist who began working at Walsh University in August of 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. In July 2021, she was appointed as a Co-Director of Walsh’s Honors Program.

Prior to arriving at Walsh University, she received her B.Sc. at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Then, she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Kent State University. As part of her graduate training, she completed a 12-month internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Following graduate school, Dr. Rytwinski worked as a postdoctoral fellowship at Case Western Reserve University. 

Currently, her research focuses on depression, anxiety and student adjustment. She was recently awarded a book contract for a workbook entitled, “Classroom Etiquette: A Workbook for New College Students.”

At Walsh University, she frequently teaches Principles of Psychology, Human Development, Cross-cultural Psychology, Personality, Abnormal Psychology and the Behavioral and Social Sciences Internship seminar.

Publications

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. Kline, A.C., Cooper, A.A., Rytwinski, N.K., & Feeny, N.C. (2021). The effect of concurrent depression on PTSD outcomes in trauma-focused psychotherapy: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Behavior Therapy, 52, 250-266.
  2. Kline, A.C., Cooper, A.A., Rytwinski, N.K., & Feeny, N.C. (2018). Long-term efficacy of psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Clinical Psychology Review, 59, 30-40.
  3. Rytwinski, N.K., Rosoff, C.B., Feeny, N.C., & Zoellner, L.A. (2014). Are PTSD treatment choices and treatment beliefs related to depression symptoms and depression-relevant treatment rationales? Behavior Research and Therapy, 61, 96-104.
  4. Rytwinski, N.K., Avena, J.S., Echiverri-Cohen, A.M., Feeny, N.C., & Zoellner, L.A. (2014). The relationships between posttraumatic stress disorder severity, depression severity and physical health. Journal of Health Psychology. 19, 509-520. doi: 1177/1359105312474913
  5. Rytwinski, N.K., Scur, M.D., Feeny, N.C., & Youngstrom, E.A. (2013). The co-occurrence of major depressive disorder among individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 299-309.

BOOK CHAPTER

  1. Feeny, N.C., Rytwinski, N.K., Zoellner, L.A. (2013). Chapter 13: The crucial role of social support. In N.C. Feeny & L.A. Zoellner (Eds.), Facilitating resilience and recovery following traumatic events. New York: Guilford Press.

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

  1. Kline, A. C., Cooper, A. A., Pugliese, V. G., Rytwinksi, N. K., & Feeny, N. C. (November, 2017). Long-term efficacy of psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. In S. Larsen (Chair), The Aftermath of PTSD Treatment: Characteristics Associated with Either Residual Symptoms of Long-Term Improvement. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies. Chicago, IL.
  2. Rytwinski, N.K., Holland, A., Metz, K., & Kelly, J. (April, 2017). Expectations for Social and Behavioral Science interns: A Survey of Internship Sites. In N.K. Rytwinski (Presider) Education: Learning Strategies/At-Risk Students. Symposium presented at the North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  3. Rytwinski, N.K., Roy-Byrne, P., Zoellner, L.A., & Feeny, N.C. (2012, November). Prolonged exposure versus sertraline: Do these treatments affect perceptions of physical health? In N.K. Rytwinski (Chair), Beyond PTSD symptoms: Improvements in physical, cognitive, and social functioning following PTSD treatment. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

CONFERENCE POSTERS

  1. Rytwinski, N.K. (January, 2018). Gratitude and performance in statistics for the social and behavioral sciences. Poster presented at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology Annual Conference. St. Pete Beach, Fl.
  2. Metz, K., Rytwinski, N.K., Kelly, J.A., Holland, A. (January, 2018). Competencies and skills of social and behavioral sciences interns: A survey of internship sites and students. Poster presented at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology Annual Conference. St. Pete Beach, Fl.
  3. Kline, A. C., Cooper, A. A., Pugliese, V. G., Rytwinski, N. K., & Feeny, N. C. (November, 2017). Concurrent depression predicts attenuated treatment effects in psychotherapy RCTs for PTSD: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the annual convention of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies. Chicago, IL.
  4. Rytwinski, N.K. (2016, November). Student Survey: Do fill-in-the-blank PowerPoint slides improve engagement, memory, and attendance? A poster presented at the Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching. Oxford, OH. 
  5. Bergman, H.E., Rytwinski, N.K., Feeny, N.C., & Zoellner, L.A. (2013, April). The influence of negative cognitions and treatment history on treatment beliefs and PTSD treatment choice. A poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, La Jolla, CA.
  6. Brennan, E., Bergman, H. E., Rytwinski, N.K., Feeny, N. C., & Zoellner, L. A. (2012, November). Childhood sexual assault and negative cognitions among women with PTSD. A poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Los Angeles, CA.