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Selected publications by TAP clinicians. Please contact us if you are interested in more information about any of the specific papers listed below.



Ritschel, L.A., Guy, L., & Maddox, B.B. (2021). A pilot study of Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training for autistic adults. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.

Lothes, J.E., McCool, M.W., Mochrie, K.D., Guender, E., St. John, J. (2021). Applying Adherent DBT Principles to Treatment in a Partial Hospital Setting: An Analysis Over 5-years of Outcomes from Intake to Discharge. Journal of Clinical Psychology.


Harned, M.S., Ritschel, L.A., & Schmidt, S.C. (2021). Effects of workshop training in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Prolonged Exposure Protocol on clinician beliefs, adoption, and clinical outcomes. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 34(2), 427-439.

Ritschel, L.A., Lim, N.L., & Stewart, L.S. (2015). Transdiagnostic applications of DBT for adolescents and adults. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 69(2) 111-128.


Lothes J.E., Mochrie K. D., & St. John, J. (2014). The effects of a DBT-Informed partial hospital program on depression, anxiety, hopelessness, and degree of suffering. Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy 4:144. doi: 10.4172/2161-0487.1000144


Rizvi, S.L. & Ritschel, L.A. (2014). Mastering the art of the behavioral chain analyses. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 21, 335-349. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2013.09.002


Ritschel, L.A., Miller, A.L., & Taylor, V. (2013). Dialectical behavior therapy for emotion dysregulation. In J. Ehrenreich-May & B. Chu (Eds.), Transdiagnostic Mechanisms and Treatment for Youth Psychopathology, pp. 203-232. New York: Guilford.


Ritschel, L.A., Cheavens, J.S., & Nelson, J. (2012). Dialectical behavior therapy in an intensive outpatient program with a mixed-diagnostic sample. Journal of Clinical Psychology 68(3), 221-235. doi:10.1002/jclp.20863


Stress & Trauma

Sheppard, C. S., Giletta, M., & Prinstein, M. J. (2019). Peer victimization trajectories at the adolescent transition: Associations among chronic victimization, peer-reported status, and adjustment. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. 48, 218-227.

doi: 10.1080/15374416.2016.1261713


Cooley, J.L., Ritschel, L.A., Frazer, A.L., & Blossom, J.B. (2019). The influence of internalizing symptoms and emotion dysregulation on the association between community violence exposure and aggression among urban adolescents. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 15, 1-11.

Neigh, G.N., Ritschel, L.A., Kilpela, L.S., Harrell, C.S., & Bourke, C.H. (2013). Translational reciprocity: Bridging the gap between preclinical studies and clinical treatment of stress effects on the adolescent brain. Neuroscience, 249, 139-153. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2012.09.075


Neigh, G.N., Ritschel, L.A., & Nemeroff, C.B. (2010). Biological consequences and transgenerational impact of violence and abuse. Psychiatric Times, 27(11).



Evidence-Based Treatments

McCallum, M., Ho, A.S., Mitchell, E.S., May, C.N., Behr, H., Ritschel, L.A., Mochrie, K., & Michaelides, A. (in press). Noom Mood: Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary outcomes of a CBT-based mobile mental well-being program. JMIR Formative Research.

Georgeson, A., Highlander, A., Loiselle, R., Zachary, C., Jones, D.J. (2020). Engagement in Technology-Enhanced Interventions for Children and Adolescents: Current Status and Recommendations for Moving Forward. Clinical Psychology Review, 101858. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2020.101858


Zachary, C., Jones, D.J. (2019). The Role of Irritability in the Treatment of Behavior Disorders: A Review of Theory, Research, and a Proposed Framework. Journal of Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 1-11. doi: 10.1007/s10567-018-00272-y


McKee, L., Parent, J., Zachary, C., Forehand, R. (2018). Mindful Parenting and Emotion Socialization Practices: Concurrent and Longitudinal Associations. Family Process, 57(3): 752-766. doi: 10.1111/famp.12329


Zachary, C., Jones, D.J., Baucom, D., McKee, L., Forehand, R. (2017). The Role of Emotion Regulation and Socialization in Behavioral Parent Training: A Pilot Study. Behavior Modification. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0145445517735492


Jacob, M., Keeley, M.L., Ritschel, L.A., & Craighead, W.E. (2013). Behavioural activation in the treatment of African American adolescents with major depressive disorder: A case series. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 20, 87-96. doi: 10.1002/cpp.774


Ritschel, L.A., Ramirez, C.L., Jones, M., & Craighead, W.E. (2011). Behavioral Activation for depressed teens: Results of a pilot study. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 18, 281-299. doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2010.07.002


Emotion Regulation

Ritschel, L.A. & Ramirez, C.L. (2015). Emotion regulation: Staying in control. In S. Lynn, B. O’Donohue, & S. Lilienfeld (Eds.), Better, Stronger, Wiser: Psychological Science and Well-Being. New York: Sage.

Merwin, R.M., Moskovich, A.A., Wagner, R., Ritschel, L.A., Craighead, L.W., & Zucker, N.L. (2013). Emotion regulation difficulties in anorexia nervosa: Relationship to self-perceived sensory sensitivity. Cognition and Emotion, 27, 441-452. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2012.719003


Muralidharan A., Yoo, D., Ritschel L.A., Simeonova D.I., & Craighead, W.E. (2010). Development of emotion regulation in children of bipolar parents: Putative contributions of socioemotional and familial risk factors. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 17, 169–186. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2850.2010.01209.x


Sheppard, C. S., Golonka, M., & Costanzo, P. R. (2012). Evaluating the impact of a substance use intervention program on the peer status and influence of adolescent peer leaders. Prevention Science, 13, 75-85. doi: 10.1007/s11121-011-0248-z


Substance Use

Jones, D.J., Loiselle, R., Zachary, C., Georgeson, A., Highlander, A., Turner, P., Youngstrom, J., Khavjou, O., Anton, M., Gonzalez, M., Bresland, N., Forehand, R. (2021). Optimizing Engagement in Behavioral Parent Training:  Progress Toward a Technology-Enhanced Treatment Model. Behavior Therapy, 52(2): 508-521. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2020.07.001







Hope, &


Ricker, B. T., Cooley, J. L., Sanchez, C. R., Gunder, E. M., Dooley, J., Chilton, M., & Ritschel, L. A. (in press). Prospective associations between peer victimization and internalizing symptoms in adolescence: The protective role of hope. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.

Peairs, K. F., Sheppard, C. S., Putallaz, M., & Costanzo P. R., (2019). Leader of the pack: Academic giftedness and leadership in early adolescence. Journal of Advanced Academics, 30, 416-440. doi:10.1177/1932202X19847667.


Gallagher, M.W., Cheavens, J.S., Edwards, L.M., Feldman, D.B., Gum, A.M., Marques, S.C., Rand, K.L., Ritschel, L.A., Pedrotti, J.T., & Shorey, H.S. (2017). Future directions in the science of hope. In S. Lopez and M. Gallagher (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Hope. New York: Oxford University Press.


Ritschel, L. A. & Sheppard, C. S. (2017). Hope and depression. In S. Lopez and M. Gallagher (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Hope. New York: Oxford University Press.


Cheavens, J.S. & Ritschel, L.A. (2014). Hope. In M. Tugade, M. Shiota, & L. Kirby (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Emotions. New York: Guilford.


Snyder, C.R., Ritschel, L.A., Rand, K.L., & Berg, C. (2006). Balancing psychological assessments: Including strengths and hope in client reports. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62(1), 33-46. 10.1002/jclp.20198

Snyder, C.R., Rand, K.L., & Ritschel, L.A. (2006). Hope over time. In L. Sanna & E. Chang (Eds.), Judgments over time: The interplay of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. New York: Oxford University Press.





Cassiello-Robbins, C., Rosenthal, M. Z., & Ammirati, R. (2021). Delivering transdiagnostic treatment over telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic: Application of the Unified Protocol. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 28(4), 555–572.


Cassiello-Robbins, C., Southward, M. W., Wilner Tirpak, J., & Sauer-Zavala, S. (2020). A systematic review of Unified Protocol applications: Facilitating widespread dissemination via adaptability. Clinical Psychology Review, 78. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2020.101852


Cassiello-Robbins, C., Sauer-Zavala, S., Brody, L. R., & Barlow, D. H. (2020). Exploring the effects of the mindfulness and behavior change modules from the Unified Protocol on dysregulated anger in the context of emotional disorders. Behavior Therapy, 51(6), 933-945.


Cassiello-Robbins, C., Sauer-Zavala, S., Wilner, J. G., Bentley, K. H., Conklin, L. R., Farchione, T. J., & Barlow, D. H. (2018). The effects of transdiagnostic versus single diagnosis protocols on anger during the treatment of anxiety disorders. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 206(7), 549-554. doi:10.1097/NMD.0000000000000834


Barlow, D. H., Farchione, T. J., Bullis, J. R., Gallagher, M. W., Murray-Latin, H., Sauer-Zavala, S. E., … & Cassiello-Robbins, C. (2017). The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders compared with diagnosis-specific protocols for anxiety disorders: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry, 74(9), 875-884. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.2164


Sauer-Zavala, S., Cassiello-Robbins, C., Conklin, L. R., Bullis, J. R., Thompson-Hollands, J., & Kennedy, K. A. (2017). Isolating the unique effects of the Unified Protocol treatment modules using single case experimental design. Behavior Modification, 41(2), 286-307. doi:10.1177/0145445516673827


And More...

Cassiello-Robbins, C., Dietch, J. R., Mochrie, K., Elbogen, E., & Rosenthal, M. Z. (2022). When does modifying the protocol go too far? Considerations for implementing evidence-based treatment in practice. American Psychologist.

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