Wolff is an assistant professor (research) at The Warren Alpert Alpert Medical School, a staff psychologist at Rhode Island Hospital and the director of the Adolescent Mood Clinic. She did her undergraduate work at Gordon College in Massachusetts; received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2008 from Virginia Tech; and completed her residency and postdoctoral training through the Brown University Psychology Training Consortium.
Wolff's research focuses on developing evidence-based mental health interventions for children and adolescents with deficits in emotion regulation. She is currently developing a family-based program for children and adolescents with mood and behavior problems.
Wolff, J.C. & Ollendick, T.H. (2006). The comorbidity of conduct problems and depression in childhood and adolescence. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 9, 201-220. doi:10.1007/s10567-006-0011-3
Jarrett, M. A., Wolff, J. C., & Ollendick, T. H. (2007). Concurrent validity and informant agreement of the ADHD module of the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for DSM-IV. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 29(3), 159-168. doi:10.1007/s10862-006-9041-x
Ollendick, T. H., Jarrett, M. A., Grills-Taquechel, A. E., Hovey, L. D., & Wolff, J. C. (2008). Comorbidity as a predictor and moderator of treatment outcome in youth with anxiety, affective, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and oppositional/conduct disorders. Clinical Psychology Review, 28(8), 1447-1471. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2008.09.003
Wolff, J.C., Greene, R.W., Ollendick, T.H. (2008). Differential responses of children with varying degrees of reactive and proactive aggression to two forms of psychosocial treatment. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 30, 37-50. doi:10.1300/J019v30n01_03
Ollendick, T.H., Jarrett, M.A., Wolff, J.C., & Scarpa, A. (2009). Reactive and proactive aggression: Cross-informant agreement and incremental validity. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 31 (1), 51-59. doi:10.1007/s10862-008-9087-z
Spirito, T., Esposito-Smythers, C., Wolff, J., & Uhl, K. (2011). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for adolescent depression and suicidality. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 20 (2), 191-204.
Wolff, J.C., & Ollendick, T.H. (In Press.) Treatment of conduct problems and depression in youth: A pilot study.Child and Family Behavior Therapy.
Esposito-Smythers, C., Wolff, J., Bodzy, M., Swenson, R, & Spirito, A. (In Press). Military Youth and the Deployment Cycle: Emotional Health Consequences and Recommendations for Intervention. Journal of Family Psychology.