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Forslund, T., Granqvist, P., van IJzendoorn, M. H., Sagi-Schwartz, A., Glaser, D., Steele, M., Hammarlund, M., Schuengel, C., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Steele, H., Shaver, P. R., Lux, U., Simmonds, J., Jacobvitz, D., Groh, A. M., Bernard, K., Cyr, C., Hazen, N. L., Foster, S., … Duschinsky, R. (2021). Attachment goes to court: child protection and custody issues. Attachment & Human Development, 1–52. Click here.


Craig, S. G., Goulter, N., & Moretti, M. M. (2020). A systematic review of primary and secondary callous-unemotional traits and psychopathy variants in youth. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review. https://doi-org./10.1007/s10567-020-00329-x.

Craig, S. G., Sierra Hernandez, C., Moretti, M. M., & Pepler, D. J. (2020). The mediational effect of affect dysregulation on the association between attachment to parents and oppositional defiant disorder symptoms in adolescents. Child psychiatry and Human Development, 10.1007/s10578-020-01059-5. 

Barone, L., Carone, N., Costantino, A., Genschow, J., Merelli, S., Milone, A., Polidori, L., Ruglioni, L., & Moretti, M. (2020). Training parents to adolescents’ challenges: The CONNECT parent program. Quaderni di Psicoterapia Cognitiva, 46, 31–46. Click here.

Moretti, M. M., O’Donnell, K. A., & Kelly, V. (2020). Connect: An Attachment Based and Trauma Informed Program for Foster Parents of Teens. Child Welfare, Special Issue: Twenty Years after the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (“Chafee”): What We Know Now About Meeting the Needs of Teens and Young Adults, 97(5), 159-178.


Sierra, C. H., & Moretti, M. M. (Sept 24, 2019). Adolescence attachment. In S. Hupp, J. Jewel (Eds.), T. L. Shek, & J. T. Y. Leung. Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development. Wiley-Blackwell.wh

Moretti, M. M., Pasalich, D. S., O’Donnell, K. A. (in press from April 2019). El desafío de la adolescencia desde una perspectiva de apego. In Marrone, M. & Wolfberg, E. (Eds.), Apego y parentalidad.

Goulter, N., Moretti, M. M., del Casal, J. M., & Dietterle, P. (2019). Attachment insecurity accounts for the relationship between maternal and paternal maltreatment and adolescent health. Child Abuse & Neglect. 96, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104090. PMID:31419602

Hayre, R. S., Goulter, N., & Moretti, M. M. (2019). Maltreatment, attachment, and substance use in adolescence: Direct and indirect pathways. Addictive Behaviors, 90, 196-203. Click here


Alfredsson, E. K., Thorvaldsson, V., Axberg, U., & Broberg, A. G. (2018). Parenting programs during adolescence: Outcomes from universal and targeted interventions offered in real‐world settings. Scandinavian journal of psychology, 59(4), 378-39. Click here. 

Hunt, S., Moretti, M. M., Booth, C., Reyda, N. (2018). Creating evidence based change through a trauma informed lens: Translating principles into practice. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (IJCYFS), 9(1), 54-68. Click here


Gardiner, E., Iarocci, G., Moretti, M. M. (2017). Integrative care for adolescents with dual diagnosis: Considering trauma and attachment within an innovative model for clinical practice. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 10(4), 321-344. Click here

Moretti, M. M., Pasalich, D. S., O’Donnell, K. A., (2017). Connect: An attachment based program for parents and teens. In H. Steele & M. Steele. (Eds), Handbook of Attachment-Based Interventions (First Ed.). New York, NY, USA: Guilford Publications.

Rooth, H., Forinder, U., Piuva, K., & Söderbäck, M. (2017). An Assessment of Two Parenting Training Manuals Used in Swedish Parenting Interventions. Children & society, 31(6), 510-522. Click here.

Osman, F., Flacking, R., Schön, U. K., & Klingberg-Allvin, M. (2017). A support program for Somali-born parents on children’s behavioral problems. Pediatrics, 139(3), e20162764. Click here. 

Osman, F., Salari, R., Klingberg-Allvin, M., Schön, U. K., & Flacking, R. (2017). Effects of a culturally tailored parenting support programme in Somali-born parents’ mental health and sense of competence in parenting: A randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 7(12), e017600. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017600. Click here. 


Högström, J., Olofsson, V., Özdemir, M., Enebrink, P., & Stattin, H. (2016). Two-year findings from a national effectiveness trial: Effectiveness of behavioral and non-behavioral parenting programs. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45(3), 527–542. https://doi-org/10.1007/s10802-016-0178-0


Moretti, M.M., Obsuth, I., Craig, S.G., & Bartolo, T. (2015). An attachment-based intervention for parents of adolescents at risk: Mechanisms of change. Attachment and Human Development, 18, 1-17. doi: 10.1080/14616734.2015.1006383. Click here

Stattin, H., Enebrink, P., Özdemir, M., & Giannotta, F. (2015). A national evaluation of parenting programs in Sweden: The short-term effects using an RCT effectiveness design. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83(6), 1069–1084. https://doi-org./10.1037/a0039328

Moretti, M. M., Odgers, C., Repucci, N. D. (2015). Serious conduct problems among girls at risk. In R. Corrado, A. Leschied, P. Lussier & J. Whatley (Eds.), Serious and violent young offenders and youth justice: A Canadian perspective. SFU Press.

Nicholls, T. L., Greaves, C., Greig, D. & Moretti, M. M. (2015). Gender differences in aggression. Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science (2nd ed.),doi: 10.1002/9780470061589.fsa223. Click here

Tsang, S., Schmidt, K. M., Vincent, G. M., Salekin, R. T., Moretti, M. M., & Odgers, C. L. (2015). Assessing psychopathy among justice involved adolescents with the PCL: YV: An item response theory examination across gender. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 6, 22–31. Click here


Chauhan, P., Ragbeer, S. N., Burnette, M. L., Oudekerk, B., Reppucci, N. D., & Moretti, M. M. (2014). Comparing the Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory (YPI) and the Psychopathy Checklist–Youth Version (PCL-YV) among offending girls. Assessment, 21(2), 181-194. doi:10.1177/1073191112460271. Click here

Moretti, M. M., Bartolo, T., Odgers, C., Slaney, K., & Craig, S. (2014). Gender and the transmission of risk: A prospective study of adolescent girls exposed to maternal versus paternal interparental violence. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 24(1), 80-92Click here


Moretti, M. M., & Craig, S. (2013). Maternal versus paternal physical and emotional abuse, affect regulation and risk for depression from adolescence to early adulthood. Child Abuse and Neglect, 37(1), 4-13Click here

Giannotta, F., Ortega, E., & Stattin, H. (2013). An attachment parenting intervention to prevent adolescents’ problem behaviors: A pilot study in Italy. Child & Youth Care Forum, 42(1), 71–85. https://doi-org./10.1007/s10566-012-9189-3


Moretti, M. M., Obsuth, I., Mayseless, O., & Scharf, M. (2012). Shifting internal parent-child representations among caregivers of teens with serious behaviour problems: An attachment-based approach. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 5, 191-204. Click here


Moretti, M. M., Odgers, C., Reppucci, N. D., & Catherine, N. L. (2011). Serious conduct problems among girls at risk: Translating research into intervention. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies2(1/2), 142-161.Click here

Moretti, M. M., & Obsuth, I. (2011). Attachment and aggression: From paradox to principles of intervention to reduce risk of violence in teens. In M. Kerr, H. Stattin, R. Engels, G. Overbeek & A. Andershed (Eds.). Understanding girls’ problem behaviour: How girls’ delinquency develops in the context of maturity and health, co-occurring problems, and relationships. (pp.187-207). New York: Wiley.


Lee, Z., Penney, S., Odgers, C., & Moretti, M. M. (2010). Challenges in the assessment of aggression in high-risk youth: Testing the fit of the Form-Function Aggression Measure. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 9, 259-270. Click here

Odgers, C., Moretti, M. M., & Reppucci, D. (2010). A review of findings from the Gender and Aggression Project: Informing juvenile justice policy and practice though gender-sensitive research. Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association. Special Issue on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, 46(1-2), 6-10. Click here

Bartolo, T., Peled, M., & Moretti, M. M. (2010). Social-cognitive processes related to risk for aggression in adolescents. Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association. Special Issue on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, 46(1-2), 44-52. Click here

Moretti, M. M., Jackson, M., & Obsuth, I. (2010). Translating Research into Intervention: Lessons Learned and New Directions. Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association. Special Issue on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, 46(1-2), 58-63. Click here

Obsuth, I., Watson, G. K., & Moretti, M. M. (2010). Substance Dependence Disorders and Patterns of Psychiatric Comorbidity among At Risk Teens: Implications for Social Policy and Intervention. Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association. Special Issue on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, 46 (1-2), 24-30. Click here

Penney, S., & Moretti, M. M. (2010). The roles of affect dysregulation and deficient affect in youth violence. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37(6), 709-731. Click here

Penney, S. R., Lee, Z., Moretti, M. M. (2010). Gender differences in risk factors for violence: An examination of the predictive validity of the Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth. Aggressive Behavior, 36(6), 390-404. Click here

Peled, M., & Moretti, M. M. (2010). Ruminating on rumination: Are rumination on anger and sadness differentially related to aggression and depressed mood? Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioural Assessment, 32(1), 108-117. Click here


Lee, Z., Klaver, J., Hart, S., Moretti, M. M., & Douglas, K. (2009). Short-term stability of psychopathic traits in adolescent offenders. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 38(5), 595-605. Click here


Penney, S. R., Moretti, M. M., & DaSilva, K. S. (2008). Structural validity of the MACI psychopathy and narcissism scales: Evidence of multidimensionality and implications for use in research and screening. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37(2), 422-433. Click here


Odgers, C., Moretti, M. M., Burnette, M., Chauhan, P., Waite, D., & Repucci, D. (2007). A latent variable modeling approach to identifying subtypes of serious and violent female offenders. Aggressive Behavior, 33(4), 339-352. Click here

Peled, M., & Moretti, M. M. (2007). Rumination on anger and sadness in adolescence: Fueling of fury and deepening of despair. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36, 66-75. Click here

Penney, S., & Moretti, M. M. (2007). The relation of psychopathy to concurrent aggression and antisocial behavior in high-risk adolescent girls and boys. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 25, 21-41. Click here


Moretti, M. M., & Odgers, C. (2006). Preface: Sex differences in the functions and precursors of adolescent aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 32(4), 373-375. Click here

Moretti, M. M., Obsuth, I., Odgers, C., & Reebye, P. (2006). Exposure to maternal versus paternal partner violence, PTSD and aggression in adolescent girls and boys. Aggressive Behavior, 32(4), 385-395. Click here

Obsuth, I., Moretti, M. M., Holland, R., Braber, C., & Cross, S. (2006). Conduct Disorder: New directions in promoting effective parenting and strengthening parent -adolescent relationships. Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, 15(1), 6-15. Click here

Reebye, P., & Moretti, M. M. (2006). New perspectives on intervention for conduct disorder. Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, 15(1), 1-2. Click here


Odgers, C., Reppucci, N. D., & Moretti, M. M. (2005). Nipping psychopathy in the bud: An examination of the convergent, predictive and theoretical utility of the PCL-YV among adolescent girls. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 23, 1-21. Click here

Boldero, J. M., Moretti, M. M., Bell, R. C., & Francis, J. J. (2005). Self-discrepancies and negative affect: A primer of when to look for specificity and how to find it. Australian Journal of Psychology, 57(3), 139-147. Click here

Carr, G., Moretti, M. M., & Cue, B. (2005). Evaluating parenting capacity: Validity problems with the MMPI, PAI, CAPI and ratings of child adjustment. Professional Psychology: Theory and Practice, 36, 188-196. Click here

Penney, S., & Moretti, M. M. (2005). The transfer of juveniles to adult court in Canada and the United States: Confused agendas and compromised assessment procedures. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 4, 19-37Click here

Moretti, M. M., Catchpole, R., & Odgers, C. (2005). The dark side of girlhood: Recent trends, risk factors and trajectories to aggression and violence. Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, 14, 32-38. Click here

Reebye, P., & Moretti, M. M. (2005). Perspectives on childhood and adolescent aggression. Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, 14, 2. Click here

Odgers, C., Burnette, M. L., Chauhan, P., Moretti, M. M., & Repucci, D. (2005). Misdiagnosing the problem: Mental health profiles of incarcerated juveniles. Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, 14, 39-44. Click here


Moretti, M. M., & Peled, M. (2004). Adolescent-parent attachment: Bonds that support healthy development. Pediatrics & Child Health, 9 (8), 551-555. Click here


Bartholomew, K., & Moretti, M. M. (2002). The dynamics of measuring attachment. Attachment and Human Development, 4, 162-165. Click here

Odgers, C., & Moretti, M. M. (2002). Aggressive and antisocial girls: Research update and challenges. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 1, 103-119. Click here


Moretti, M. M., Holland, R., & McKay, S. (2001). Self-other representations and relational and overt aggression in adolescent girls and boys.Behavioral Sciences and Law, 19, 109-126. Click here


Reebye, P., Moretti, M. M., & Wiebe, V. (2000). Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in adolescents with conduct disorder: Gender differences and onset Patterns, Journal of Canadian Psychiatry, 45, 746-751. Click here

Reebye, P., & Moretti, M. M. (2000). Infants and toddlers before the court. Infant Mental Health Journal, 21, 4-5.


Hymel, S., & Moretti, M. M., (1999). Introduction to new directions in theory and research of the developing self. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 45, 433-542. Click here

Moretti, M. M., & Wiebe, V. (1999). Self-discrepancy in adolescence: Own versus parental standpoints on the self. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 45,624-649. Click here