His primary interests are in the process and outcome of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety, affective and personality disorders, psychosocial treatments for substance use disorders, and methodological and statistical issues in treatment research. More recently he has been focusing on research on treatments for depression and substance use disorders in community settings.
Dr. Crits-Christoph will not be accepting new psychology graduate students for admission in fall 2013.
Psychology Graduate Group
Dahlia Mukherjee [Psychology Graduate Student]
Crits-Christoph, P., Gallop, R., Temes, C.M., Woody, G., Ball, S.A.,Martino, S., & Carroll, K.M. (2009). The alliance in motivationalenhancement therapy and counseling as usual for substance use problems. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 1125-1135.
Gibbons M.B.C., Crits-Christoph P., Barber J.P., Stirman S.W., Gallop R., Goldstein L.A., Temes C.M., and Ring-Kurtz S. (2009). Unique and common mechanisms of change across cognitive and dynamic psychotherapies, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 801-813.
Crits-Christoph, P., Ring-Kurtz, S., McClure, B., Temes, C., Kulaga, A., Gallop, R., Forman, R., & Rotrosen, J. (2010). A randomized controlled study of a web based performance improvement system for substance abuse treatment providers. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 38, 251-262.
Stulz, N., Thase, M.E., Klein, D., Gallop, R., Manber, R., & Crits-Christoph, P. (2010). Differential effects of treatments for chronic depression: a latent growth model reanalysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 409-419.
Stirman, S., Goldstein, L., Connolly Gibbons, M.B., Barrett, M., Wrenn, G., Thompson, D., Casiano, D., Green, P., Barber, J., Heintz, L., & Crits-Christoph, P. (2010). Developing research and recruitment while fostering stakeholder engagement in a National Institute of Mental Health-funded Interventions and Practice Research Infrastructure Programs grant for Depression. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 4, 299-303.
Crits-Christoph, P., Gibbons, M.B., Temes, C., Elkin, I., & Gallop, R. (2010). Interpersonal accuracy of interventions and the outcome of cognitive and interpersonal therapies for depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 420-428.
Connolly Gibbons, M.B., Rothbard, A., Farris, K., Stirman, S.W., Thompson, S.M., Scott, K., Heinz, L., Gallop, R., & Crits-Christoph, P. (in press). Changes in psychotherapy utilization among consumers of services for major depressive disorder in the community mental health system. Admin. and Policy in Mental Health & Mental Health Services Research.
Crits-Christoph, P., Johnson, J., Gallop, R., Connolly Gibbons, M.B., Hamilton, J., & Tu, X. (2011). A generalizability theory analysis of group process ratings in the treatment of cocaine dependence. Psychotherapy Research, 21, 252-266.
Crits-Christoph, P., Hamilton, J., Ring-Kurtz, S., Gallop, R., McClure, B., Kulaga, A., & Rotrosen, R. (2011). Program, counselor, and patient variability in the alliance: a multilevel study of the alliance in relation to substance use outcomes. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 40, 405–413.
Crits-Christoph, P., Connolly Gibbons, M.B., Hamilton, J., Ring-Kurtz, S., & Gallop, R. (2011). The dependability of alliance assessments: the alliance-outcome correlation is larger than you might think. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79, 267–278.
Høglend, P., Hersoug, A.G., Bøgwald, K., Amlo, S., Marble, A., Sørbye, O., Røssberg, J.I., Ulberg, R., Gabbard, G.O., Crits-Christoph, P. (in press). Effects of transference work in the context of therapeutic alliance and quality of object relations. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.