Translating Psychological Research Into Practice

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Translating Psychological Research Into Practice

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  • Lisa Grossman JD, PhD, ABPP
  • Steven Walfish PhD

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It is refreshing to see both a researcher's and a clinician's viewpoint. The case examples in the clinician sections are great learning tools. This is a wonderful reference for both new therapists and seasoned veterans. Researchers also will learn how clinicians use theories in the real world.Score: 92, 4 StarsóDoody's Medical Reviews

"The format, whereby the evidence for efficacy of psychological interventions for the problem in question is reviewed by an expert followed by a clinician presenting a case where these treatments were actually utilized, and the real-life problems one runs up against in the course of treatment is innovative enough. But then to repeat this for 65 different problems in a manageable and succinct format represents a true integration of science and practice in a way that will move us forward."

óDavid H. Barlow, PhD, ABPP, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University

It is only through the development of true partnerships between researchers and clinicians that mental health treatment can achieve an optimal level of success. This highly accessible desk reference will assist clinicians in easily incorporating findings from current evidence-based research into their day-to-day practice. It bridges the gap between empirical research and the needs of practicing clinicians and clinicians-in-training.

The guide brings together respected researchers and clinicians to discuss approaches to treating over 60 problem areas for adults, adolescents, and children. It provides concise, easily digestible summaries of the most current evidence-based research regarding interventions for many of the most common clinical disorders and mental health issues encountered in everyday clinical practice. These summaries present research that has been translated by experienced clinicians into practical applications that can be easily incorporated in therapeutic practice.

Research coverage of each problem area includes:

  • Brief description
  • Incidence/ prevalence data
  • Summary findings of best practices for treatment
  • Suggestions for research directions
  • Key references for further consultation

The corresponding clinical application includes:

  • Response to the research summary
  • Case example that applies the evidence-based research to clinical practice
  • Identification of challenges and cultural considerations in applying these interventions
  • Suggestions for future research
  • Key references

By presenting the perspectives of the mental health researcher and clinician side by side, this reference facilitates an important dialogue that narrows the gap between research and practice and ultimately fosters better mental health outcomes for clients.

Key Features:

  • Covers over 60 of the most frequently encountered disorders and issues for both adult and pediatric clients that mental health clinicians face today
  • Brings together leading researchers and clinicians to discuss their approaches to treating a clinical problem area
  • Summarizes the current research on treatments in each problem area
  • Interprets research for clinicians, offering practice wisdom that helps them become more effective evidence-based practitioners

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 15, 2013
  • Page Count 656
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826109422
  • EISBN 9780826109439

Table of Contents 





Part I: Children and Adolescents

Anger Management in Adolescents

Research: Thomas M. Brunner & Samantha J. Toale

Clinical Application: Gary Geffken and Adam Reid

Anxiety Disorders in Children

Research: Colleen M. Cummings and Philip C. Kendall

Clinical Application: Andrea Barmish Mazza

Attention Deficit- Hyperactive Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Research: Kevin M. Antshel and Russell Barkley

Clinical Application: Mary Rooney and Linda J. Pfiffner

Bipolar Disorder in Children

Research: Heather A. MacPherson, M.A. and Mary A. Fristad, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Barbara Mackinaw-Koons, Ph.D.

Conduct Disorder in Adolescents

Research: Craig E. Henderson, Ph.D., Lisa Y. Kan, Ph.D., Lindsey W. North, M.A.,

and Howard A. Liddle, Ed.D.

Clinician Application: Rick Weinberg, Ph.D

Firesetting in Youth

Research: Ian Lambie, Ph.D. and Isabell Rendell

Clinician Application: Kenneth R. Fineman Ph.D.

Gifted Children

Research: Steven I. Pfeiffer, PhD

Clinician Application: Aimee Yermish, Psy.D.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children

Research: Caleb W. Lack, Ph.D. and Eric A. Storch, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Raegan B. Smith, Ph.D.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children

Research: Alexandra C. De Young, PhD and Justin A. Kenardy, PhD.

Clinician Application: Patti van Eys, Ph.D.

School Refusal Behavior

Research: Christopher A. Kearney, Ph.D. and Melissa Spear, B.A.

Clinician Application: Stephanie Mihalas, PhD.

Social Phobia in Children

Research: Brian E. Bunnell, B.A. and Deborah C. Beidel. Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Lisa H. Berghorst, Ph.D. and Mary K. Alvord, Ph.D

Substance Abuse in Adolescents

Research: Jason Burrow-Sanchez, PhD and Megan Wrona, MS

Clinician Application: Erica M. Finstad, Ph.D.

Part II: Adults

Attention Deficit -Hyperactive Disorder

Research: J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA

Alcohol Abuse

Research: John W. Finney, PhD, Christine Timko, PhD, and Rudolf H. Moos, PhD

Clinician Application: Louis A. Moffett, Ph.D.

Anger Management

Research: Howard Kassinove, PhD, and Michael J. Toohey, M.A.

Clinician Application: J. Ryan Fuller, Ph.D.


Research: Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD

Clinician Application: Phyllis Kosminsky, PhD

Bipolar Disorder

Research: Greg Murray, PhD

Clinician Application: David Gilfillan, M.A.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Research: Ross Krawczyk, Ph.D., Michael Boroughs, Ph.D. and J. Kevin Thompson, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Andrea Allen Ph.D.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Research: Alexis K. Matusiewicz, M.S. and Marina A. Bornovalova, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Heidi M. Limbrunner, PsyD


Research: Lawrence P. Riso, Ph.D. and Amber Guzman, M.A.

Clinician Application: Sander J. Kornblith, Ph.D.

Dissociative Disorders

Research: Bethany L. Brand, Ph.D. and Amie C. Myrick, M.S.

Clinician Application: Elaine Ducharme, Ph.D


Research: Shane A Thomas Ph.D. and Colette J Browning Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Gina Fricke, LCSW

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Research: Arezou Mortazavi, M.Ed.., Soo Jeong Youn, M.S., Michelle G. Newman, Ph.D.
and Louis G. Castonguay. Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Christine Molnar, Ph.D.

Geriatric Depression

Research: Forrest Scogin, Ph.D. and Andrew Presnell, M.A.

Clinician Application: Mark R. Floyd, PhD

Hoarding Disorder

Research: Christiana Bratiotis, PhD, and Gail Steketee, PhD

Clinician Application: Michael A. Tompkins, Ph.D.


Research: Joanne L. Davis, Ph.D. and Noelle E. Balliett, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Todd K. Favorite, Ph.D.

Non-suicidal Self-Injury

Research: Margaret S. Andover, Ph.D

Clinician Application: Jason J. Washburn, Ph.D. and Denise M. Styer, Psy.D Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Research: Edna B. Foa, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Elna Yadin, Ph.D.


Research: Allison C. Kelly, Ph.D. and David C. Zuroff, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Golan Shahar, PhD


Research: Joseph R. Ferrari, PhD

Clinician Application: Linda Sapadin, Ph.D.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Research: Kirsten A. Hawkins, BS and Jesse R. Cougle, PhD

Clinician Application: Matthew Yoder, Ph.D.

Public Speaking Anxiety

Research: Martha R. Calamaras, M.A. & Page L. Anderson, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Libby Tannenbaum, Ph.D. and Elana Zimand, Ph.D.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Research: Maggie Evans. B.A. and Kelly J. Rohan, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Janis L. Anderson, Ph.D.


Research: Virgil Zeigler-Hill

Clinician Application: Lawrence M. Ferber, Ph.D.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Research: Elizabeth A. Gordon, Ph.D. and Richard G. Heimberg, PhD

Clinician Application: Brigette A. Erwin, Ph.D.

Tic Disorders

Research: Loran P. Hayes, B.A. and Michael B. Himle, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Lori Rockmore, PsyD, Shawn Ewbank, PsyD and Meir Flancbaum, Psy.D.


Research: Michael B. Himle, Ph.D. & Loran P. Hayes, B.A.

Clinician Application: Suzanne Mouton-Odum, Ph.D. & Ruth Golomb, LCPC

Part III: Health Concerns

Asthma in Adults

Research: Thomas Janssens, Ph.D, and Omer Van den Bergh, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Lynne E. Matte, Ph.D. and Jonathan M. Feldman, Ph.D.

Blood Injection

Research: Thomas Ritz, Ph.D. and Alicia E. Meuret, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Mary Karapetian Alvord, Ph.D.

Bulimia-Binge Eating

Research: Lisa Rachelle Riso Lilenfeld, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Joanna Marino, Ph.D., Cara Schmid, Psy.D., Julie Bowman, R.D.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Research: Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D., Molly Brown, Ph.D., Laura Hlavaty, B.A., Meredyth

Evans, M.A., and Abigail Brown, M.A.

Clinician Application: Constance W. Van der Eb, Ph.D.

Chronic Pain

Research: Akiko Okifuji, PhDand Dennis C. Turk, PhD

Clinician Application: Jennifer F. Kelly, Ph.D.

Heart Disease Interventions

Research: Joel W. Hughes, Ph.D. and Carly M. Goldstein, B.A.

Clinician Application: Erin M. Farrer, Ph.D.

Insomnia in Adults

Research: Daniel J. Taylor, PhD, and Allison K. Wilkerson, M.Ed.

Clinician Application: Michael Scherer, Ph.D.

Insomnia in Children and Adolescents

Research: Michael Gradisar (M.Psych.(Clin.)/Phd)

Clinician Application: Joseph Patrick Hill McNamara, Ph.D. and Adam Michael Reid, M.S.

Obesity in Adults

Research: Anthony N. Fabricatore, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Kelly C. Allison, Ph.D

Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Research: Robyn S. Mehlenbeck, PhD and Antonina S. Farmer, MA

Clinician Application: Wendy L. Ward, Ph.D.

Post-Partum Depression

Research: Michael W. O’Hara, PhD

Clinician Application: Amy Wenzel, Ph.D. and Karen Kleiman, MSW


Research: Wolfgang Linden, PhD, and Katerina Rnic, BA

Clinician Application: Lynne S. Padgett, Ph.D.

Smoking Cessation

Research: Nicole S. Marquinez, M.A. and Thomas H. Brandon, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Andrew Gottlieb, Ph.D.

Somatic Disorder

Research: Robe rt L. Woolfolk, Ph.D. and Lesley A. Allen, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Anthony F. Tasso, Ph.D.,

Type I Diabetes in Youth

Research: Priscilla W. Powell, M.S. and Clarissa S. Holmes, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Kathryn Maher, MS & Melanie K. Bean, PhD

Part IV: Sexuality and Relationships

Adjustment to Divorce for Children

Research: Marion Ehrenberg, Ph.D., Rotem Regev, M.Sc., & Marysia Lazinski, M.A.

Clinician Application: Lauren J. Behrman, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ph.D.,

Dating Anxiety in Adolescents

Research: Rachel L. Grover, Ph.D., Kate M. Esterline, B.A., and Douglas W. Nangle, Ph.D. Clinician Application: David J. Palmiter, Jr., Ph.D.

Hypersexual Disorder

Research: Rory C. Reid, Ph.D. and Sheila Garos, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Joshua N. Hook, PhD and Jan Paul Hook, EdD


Research: Donald H. Baucom, Ph.D and Douglas K. Snyder, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Brian V. Abbott, Ph.D.

Inhibited Sexual Desire in Women

Research: Andrea Bradford, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Lori Schwartz, Ph.D.

Sexual Dysfunction in Males

Research: Donald S. Strassberg, Ph.D. and Michael A. Perelman, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Daniel N. Watter, Ed.D.

Part V: Violence and Trauma

Intimate Partner Violence Perpetrators

Research: Christopher I. Eckhardt, Ph.D. and Joel G. Sprunger, M.S.

Clinician Application: John Hamel, LCSW

Men Sexually Abused as Children

Research: Elisa Romano, Ph.D. and Rayleen V. De Luca, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Rick Goodwin, MSW

Rape Victims

Research: Michelle J. Bovin, PhD, Stephanie Y. Wells, BA, and Patricia A. Resick, PhD

Clinician Application: Emily Malcoun, Ph.D., Megan Kearns, Ph.D.,and Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, Ph.D.

Road Rage

Research: Tara E. Galovski, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Jerry L. Deffenbacher, Ph.D.

Sex Offender Treatment

Research: Mark E. Olver and Stephen C. P. Wong

Clinician Application: Lawrence Ellerby, Ph.D.,

Sexually Abused Children

Research: Michele Many, LCSW and Phillip Stepka, Ph.D.

Clinician Application: Marianne Celano, Ph.D., Marissa N. Petersen-Coleman, Psy.D., and

Lindsay Pate, Ph.D.

Women Sexually Abused as Children

Research: Joanne E. Taylor, PhD, and Shane T. Harvey, PhD

Clinician Application: Christine A. Courtois, Ph.D.