Education

Internship
VA North Texas Health Care System (2016), Clinical Psychology
Graduate School
University of North Texas (2016), Clinical Psychology
Fellowship
VA North Texas Health Care System (2017), Geropsychology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Adjustment Disorder (Life stressors, Grief, Trauma)
  • Caregiver Burden
  • Dementia and Related Behavioral/Lifestyle Changes
  • Depression & Anxiety Disorders
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Research Interest

    • Adult Development and Aging
    • Caregiving
    • Death and Dying

    Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    The impact of mental aerobics training on older adults: A randomized assigned study.
    Hayslip, B., Paggi, K., & Caballero Vela, D. SAGE Research Methods Cases. 2017
    Development of a scale to measure death perspectives: Overcoming and Participating.
    Petty, E., Hayslip, B., Caballero Vela, D., & Jenkins, S. R. Omega: Journal of death and Dying 2015 71 146-168
    The how and when of parental loss in adulthood: Effects on grief and adjustment.
    Hayslip, B., Pruett, J., & Caballero Vela, D. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying 2015 71 3-18
    The impact of mental aerobics training on older adults.
    Hayslip, B., Paggi, K., & Caballero Vela, D. Journal of Applied Gerontology 2015 32 389-394
    Employee age and reactions to downsizing.
    Lahner, J., Hayslip, B., & Caballero Vela, D. International Journal of Aging and Human Development 2014 79 225-255
    Doing supervision with attitude: Three foundational principles for supervisory action.
    Watkins, C. E., Atkins, S. A. H., Caballero Vela, D., Marchesani, E. S., Ramos, M. J., Guinn, M. D., & Wike, A. E. Psychology Bulletin 2014 49 5-8
    Sensitizing young adults to their biases about middle aged and older persons: A pedagogical approach.
    Hayslip, B., Caballero Vela, D., Ward-Pinson, M., & Riddle, R. R. Educational Gerontology 2013 39 37-44
    The beneficial effects of senior center attendance on grandparents raising grandchildren.
    Rhynes, L., Hayslip, B., Caballero Vela, D., & Ingman, S. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships 2013 11 162-175

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • Gerontological Society of America (2012)
    • American Psychological Association (2010)