Kenneth Silverman

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Maintenance of reinforcement to address the chronic nature of drug addiction
    Kenneth Silverman
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 5200 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Prev Med 55:S46-53. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint A reinforcement-based therapeutic workplace for the treatment of drug abuse: six-month abstinence outcomes
    K Silverman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 9:14-23. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of long-term reinforcement of cocaine abstinence in methadone-maintained patients who inject drugs
    Kenneth Silverman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:839-54. 2004
  4. pmc A randomized trial of employment-based reinforcement of cocaine abstinence in injection drug users
    Kenneth Silverman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5200 Eastern Avenue, Suite 142 West, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 40:387-410. 2007
  5. pmc Introduction to the special issue on the behavior analysis and treatment of drug addiction
    Kenneth Silverman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5200 Eastern Avenue, Suite 142 West, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 41:471-80. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint A reinforcement-based therapeutic workplace for the treatment of drug abuse: three-year abstinence outcomes
    Kenneth Silverman
    Center for Learning and Health, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 10:228-40. 2002
  7. pmc A randomized clinical trial of a Therapeutic Workplace for chronically unemployed, homeless, alcohol-dependent adults
    Mikhail N Koffarnus
    Center for Learning and Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MFL W142, 5200 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 46:561-9. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint A web-based therapeutic workplace for the treatment of drug addiction and chronic unemployment
    Kenneth Silverman
    Center for Learning and Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Behav Modif 29:417-63. 2005
  9. pmc Attendance rates in a workplace predict subsequent outcome of employment-based reinforcement of cocaine abstinence in methadone patients
    Wendy D Donlin
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 41:499-516. 2008
  10. pmc Professional demeanor of chronically unemployed cocaine-dependent methadone patients in a therapeutic workplace
    Carolyn M Carpenedo
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 42:1141-59. 2007

Research Grants

  1. THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE TO PREVENT HIV TRANSMISSION
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 1999
  2. A REINFORCEMENT-BASED THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2005
  3. Employment-Based Addiction Pharmacotherapy
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2006
  4. A REINFORCEMENT-BASED THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2006
  5. Employment-Based Depot Naltrexone Clinical Trial
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2006
  6. Employment-Based Addiction Pharmacotherapy
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2007
  7. Employment-Based Depot Naltrexone Clinical Trial
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2007
  8. A Bridge to Treatment for Out-of-Treatment Injection Heroin Users
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2007
  9. Employment-Based Addiction Pharmacotherapy
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2009
  10. A Bridge to Treatment for Out-of-Treatment Injection Heroin Users
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2009

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. pmc Maintenance of reinforcement to address the chronic nature of drug addiction
    Kenneth Silverman
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 5200 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Prev Med 55:S46-53. 2012
    ..Abstinence reinforcement can be maintained to promote long-term drug abstinence, but practical means of implementing long-term abstinence reinforcement are needed...
  2. ncbi request reprint A reinforcement-based therapeutic workplace for the treatment of drug abuse: six-month abstinence outcomes
    K Silverman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 9:14-23. 2001
    ..59% of thrice-weekly urine samples drug negative, respectively, p < .05). The Therapeutic Workplace can effectively treat heroin and cocaine abuse in pregnant and postpartum women...
  3. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of long-term reinforcement of cocaine abstinence in methadone-maintained patients who inject drugs
    Kenneth Silverman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:839-54. 2004
    ..Therefore, voucher-based reinforcement of cocaine abstinence in methadone patients can be a highly effective maintenance intervention...
  4. pmc A randomized trial of employment-based reinforcement of cocaine abstinence in injection drug users
    Kenneth Silverman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5200 Eastern Avenue, Suite 142 West, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 40:387-410. 2007
    ..004; OR = 5.80, 95% CI = 2.03-16.56) cocaine-negative urine samples (29%) than did work-only participants (10%). Employment-based abstinence reinforcement can increase cocaine abstinence...
  5. pmc Introduction to the special issue on the behavior analysis and treatment of drug addiction
    Kenneth Silverman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5200 Eastern Avenue, Suite 142 West, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 41:471-80. 2008
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint A reinforcement-based therapeutic workplace for the treatment of drug abuse: three-year abstinence outcomes
    Kenneth Silverman
    Center for Learning and Health, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 10:228-40. 2002
    ..05) abstinence on the basis of monthly urine samples collected until 3 years after intake. The Therapeutic Workplace can be an effective long-term treatment of cocaine and heroin addiction in poor and chronically unemployed young mothers...
  7. pmc A randomized clinical trial of a Therapeutic Workplace for chronically unemployed, homeless, alcohol-dependent adults
    Mikhail N Koffarnus
    Center for Learning and Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MFL W142, 5200 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 46:561-9. 2011
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint A web-based therapeutic workplace for the treatment of drug addiction and chronic unemployment
    Kenneth Silverman
    Center for Learning and Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Behav Modif 29:417-63. 2005
    ..The therapeutic workplace intervention may serve as an effective and practical long-term treatment for chronic unemployment and heroin and cocaine addiction...
  9. pmc Attendance rates in a workplace predict subsequent outcome of employment-based reinforcement of cocaine abstinence in methadone patients
    Wendy D Donlin
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 41:499-516. 2008
    ..Induction period attendance may measure the reinforcing value of employment and could be used to guide the improvement of employment-based abstinence reinforcement...
  10. pmc Professional demeanor of chronically unemployed cocaine-dependent methadone patients in a therapeutic workplace
    Carolyn M Carpenedo
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 42:1141-59. 2007
    ..This study suggests that unprofessional behavior in the workplace could contribute to chronic unemployment in this population. The study's limitations are noted and future needed research is suggested...
  11. pmc Employment-based reinforcement of adherence to oral naltrexone treatment in unemployed injection drug users
    Kelly E Dunn
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5200 Eastern Avenue, W142, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 21:74-83. 2013
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of reinforcer magnitude on data-entry productivity in chronically unemployed drug abusers participating in a Therapeutic Workplace
    Conrad J Wong
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 11:46-55. 2003
    ..The results suggest that reinforcement magnitude can be used to improve productivity in Therapeutic Workplace participants...
  13. ncbi request reprint Single- versus dual-drug target: effects in a brief abstinence incentive procedure
    Christopher J Correia
    Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 11:302-8. 2003
    ..Results suggest that adding a second drug target does not impede short-term cocaine abstinence initiation...
  14. pmc Employment-based abstinence reinforcement as a maintenance intervention for the treatment of cocaine dependence: post-intervention outcomes
    Anthony DeFulio
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Addiction 106:960-7. 2011
    ..We sought to assess the effects of long-term employment-based reinforcement of cocaine abstinence after discontinuation of the intervention...
  15. pmc Employment-based reinforcement of adherence to an FDA approved extended release formulation of naltrexone in opioid-dependent adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Anthony DeFulio
    Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 120:48-54. 2012
    ..XR-NTX treatment may require concurrent behavioral intervention to maximize adherence and effectiveness, thus we sought to evaluate employment-based reinforcement as a method of improving adherence to XR-NTX in opiate dependent adults...
  16. pmc Employment-based reinforcement of adherence to depot naltrexone in unemployed opioid-dependent adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Jeffrey J Everly
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Addiction 106:1309-18. 2011
    ..This study determined long-term rates of adherence to depot naltrexone and whether employment-based reinforcement can improve adherence...
  17. pmc Employment-based abstinence reinforcement as a maintenance intervention for the treatment of cocaine dependence: a randomized controlled trial
    Anthony DeFulio
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Addiction 104:1530-8. 2009
    ..Abstinence reinforcement is among the most effective means of initiating cocaine abstinence. Practical and effective means of maintaining abstinence reinforcement programs over time are needed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a modified contingency management intervention for consistent attendance in therapeutic workplace participants
    Conrad J Wong
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 74:319-23. 2004
    ..This study demonstrates an effective procedure for maintaining attendance in therapeutic workplace participants...
  19. ncbi request reprint Contingency management of reliable attendance of chronically unemployed substance abusers in a therapeutic workplace
    Conrad J Wong
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 12:39-46. 2004
    ..A within-subject reversal design showed that the intervention increased the frequency with which participants arrived at work on time and completed work shifts...
  20. ncbi request reprint Computer-based typing and keypad skills raining outcomes of unemployed injection drug users in a therapeutic workplace
    Erin M Dillon
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:2325-53. 2004
    ..91 and 12.59 weeks, respectively. Overall, the results demonstrate that adults with long histories of chronic unemployment and drug addiction can reliably acquire typing and keypad skills and do so over relatively short periods of time...
  21. pmc Modification of perseverative responding that increased earnings but impeded skill acquisition in a job-skills training program
    Anthony DeFulio
    Center for Learning and Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5200 Eastern Avenue, Suite 142 West, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 42:627-40. 2009
    ..These results underscore the importance of careful arrangement of the contingencies in adult education programs...
  22. pmc Economic cost of the therapeutic workplace intervention added to methadone maintenance
    Todd W Knealing
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 34:326-32. 2008
    ..Given prior evidence of effectiveness, these cost data may be useful to policy makers, social service agencies, and researchers interested in using or further developing the therapeutic workplace intervention...
  23. pmc The use of incentives to reinforce medication adherence
    Anthony DeFulio
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5200 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224, USA
    Prev Med 55:S86-94. 2012
    ..Adherence to medications can improve patient outcomes and greatly reduce the cost of care. The purpose of the present review is to describe the literature on the use of incentives as applied to the problem of medication adherence...
  24. ncbi request reprint Propensity to work among chronically unemployed adult drug users
    Sigurdur Oli Sigurdsson
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 46:599-607. 2011
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of the therapeutic workplace for community methadone patients: a partial failure to engage
    Todd W Knealing
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 14:350-60. 2006
    ..Procedures that increase participant contact with the Therapeutic Workplace and its reinforcement contingencies might increase the likelihood of these individuals being successful in the treatment program...
  26. ncbi request reprint The brief abstinence test: effects of continued incentive availability on cocaine abstinence
    Elizabeth C Katz
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 10:10-7. 2002
    ..The study confirmed the utility of quantitative urine-testing methods combined with high valued incentives to promote cocaine abstinence initiation in methadone maintenance patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Barriers to employment among unemployed drug users: age predicts severity
    Sigurdur Oli Sigurdsson
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 38:580-7. 2012
    ..As a result of these and other barriers, employment rates in these groups are generally low...
  28. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of L-tryptophan and behavioral incentives for treatment of cocaine dependence: a randomized clinical trial
    Hendree E Jones
    Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Am J Addict 13:421-37. 2004
    ..This study also showed that contingent vouchers were effective in the novel experimental model of relapse prevention...
  29. pmc Using words instead of jumbled characters as stimuli in keyboard training facilitates fluent performance
    Anthony DeFulio
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 44:921-4. 2011
    ..This suggests that using real words in the keyboarding program can enhance the efficiency of training...
  30. ncbi request reprint Motivating ergonomic computer workstation setup: sometimes training is not enough
    Sigurdur O Sigurdsson
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21250 USA
    Int J Occup Saf Ergon 18:27-33. 2012
    ..The data suggest that improving worker knowledge about ergonomically correct workstation setup does not necessarily lead to correct workstation setup, and that motivational interventions may be needed to achieve lasting behavior change...
  31. ncbi request reprint Establishing and maintaining job skills and professional behaviors in chronically unemployed drug abusers
    Conrad J Wong
    College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 42:1127-40. 2007
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint A comparison of voucher-delivery schedules for the initiation of cocaine abstinence
    Christopher J Correia
    Department of Psychology, Auburn University, 226 Thach Hall, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 13:253-8. 2005
    ..However, contrary to the initial hypothesis, the shaping reinforcement condition did not increase rates of abstinence on the final abstinence test...
  33. ncbi request reprint Voucher-based reinforcement of opiate abstinence during methadone detoxification
    Elias Robles
    Department of Pharmacology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205 7199, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 65:179-89. 2002
    ..Voucher-based reinforcement procedures could be useful for successfully transitioning patients into opiate antagonist therapy, or drug-free treatments...
  34. ncbi request reprint Behavioral strategies to improve treatment participation and retention by pregnant drug-dependent women
    Dace S Svikis
    Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 42:1527-35. 2007
    ..They appear ineffective, however, for improving early residential treatment participation and retention, suggesting other variables (e.g., psychiatric comorbidity) may be operating during the first 24-48 hours post treatment admission...

Research Grants31

  1. THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE TO PREVENT HIV TRANSMISSION
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. A REINFORCEMENT-BASED THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This research could provide firm scientific foundation for the dissemination of Therapeutic Workplace businesses in the long-term treatment of cocaine addiction and unemployment. ..
  3. Employment-Based Addiction Pharmacotherapy
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. A REINFORCEMENT-BASED THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This research could provide firm scientific foundation for the dissemination of Therapeutic Workplace businesses in the long-term treatment of cocaine addiction and unemployment. ..
  5. Employment-Based Depot Naltrexone Clinical Trial
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. Employment-Based Addiction Pharmacotherapy
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  7. Employment-Based Depot Naltrexone Clinical Trial
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  8. A Bridge to Treatment for Out-of-Treatment Injection Heroin Users
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The Therapeutic Workplace could serve as a bridge to engage out-of-treatment injection heroin users into methadone treatment, and to reduce their drug use and injection-related HIV risk behaviors. ..
  9. Employment-Based Addiction Pharmacotherapy
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  10. A Bridge to Treatment for Out-of-Treatment Injection Heroin Users
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The Therapeutic Workplace could serve as a bridge to engage out-of-treatment injection heroin users into methadone treatment, and to reduce their drug use and injection-related HIV risk behaviors. ..
  11. Employment-Based Depot Naltrexone Clinical Trial
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  12. Employment-Based Depot Naltrexone Clinical Trial
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  13. A REINFORCEMENT-BASED THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This research could provide firm scientific foundation for the dissemination of Therapeutic Workplace businesses in the long-term treatment of cocaine addiction and unemployment. ..
  14. A THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE FOR HOMELESS ALCOHOLICS
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  15. A THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE FOR HOMELESS ALCOHOLICS
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..abstract_text> ..
  16. A REINFORCEMENT-BASED THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..abstract_text> ..
  17. A REINFORCEMENT-BASED THERATPEUTIC WORKPLACE
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..abstract_text> ..
  18. THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE TO PREVENT HIV TRANSMISSION
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..abstract_text> ..
  19. A THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE FOR HOMELESS ALCOHOLICS
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  20. THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE TO PREVENT HIV TRANSMISSION
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  21. A REINFORCEMENT-BASED THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  22. A THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE FOR HOMELESS ALCOHOLICS
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  23. THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE TO PREVENT HIV TRANSMISSION
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  24. A REINFORCEMENT-BASED THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This research could provide firm scientific foundation for the dissemination of Therapeutic Workplace businesses in the long-term treatment of cocaine addiction and unemployment. ..
  25. A THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE FOR HOMELESS ALCOHOLICS
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  26. THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE TO PREVENT HIV TRANSMISSION
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  27. A REINFORCEMENT-BASED THERAPEUTIC WORKPLACE
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This research could provide firm scientific foundation for the dissemination of Therapeutic Workplace businesses in the long-term treatment of cocaine addiction and unemployment. ..
  28. A Bridge to Treatment for Out-of-Treatment Injection Heroin Users
    Kenneth Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The Therapeutic Workplace could serve as a bridge to engage out-of-treatment injection heroin users into methadone treatment, and to reduce their drug use and injection-related HIV risk behaviors. ..