Paul Crits-Christoph

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Predictors and moderators of outcomes of HIV/STD sex risk reduction interventions in substance abuse treatment programs: a pooled analysis of two randomized controlled trials
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 9:3. 2014
  2. pmc Process predictors of the outcome of group drug counseling
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 81:23-34. 2013
  3. pmc A preliminary study of the effects of individual patient-level feedback in outpatient substance abuse treatment programs
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 42:301-9. 2012
  4. pmc Prevalence of nonmedical methamphetamine use in the United States
    Todd M Durell
    Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly Research Laboratories, Indianapolis, IN 46285, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 3:19. 2008
  5. pmc The alliance in motivational enhancement therapy and counseling as usual for substance use problems
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 77:1125-35. 2009
  6. pmc Dopamine transporter levels in cocaine dependent subjects
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Suite 650, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 98:70-6. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Empirically supported psychotherapies: comment on Westen, Novotny, and Thompson-Brenner (2004)
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Psychol Bull 131:412-7, discussion 427-33. 2005
  8. pmc A randomized controlled study of a web-based performance improvement system for substance abuse treatment providers
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 38:251-62. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Mediators of outcome of psychosocial treatments for cocaine dependence
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 71:918-25. 2003
  10. pmc A pilot study of community-friendly manual-guided drug counseling
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 37:8-16. 2009

Research Grants

  1. Patient Feedback Effectiveness Study
    Paul Crits Christoph; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. Combined Treatment for GAD
    Paul Crits Christoph; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Patient Feedback Effectiveness Study
    Paul Crits Christoph; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. The Process of Group Therapy for Cocaine Dependence
    Paul Crits Christoph; Fiscal Year: 2007
  5. Psychotherapy for Major Depression in the Community
    Paul Crits Christoph; Fiscal Year: 2007
  6. The Process of Group Therapy for Cocaine Dependence
    Paul Crits Christoph; Fiscal Year: 2006
  7. The Process of Group Therapy for Cocaine Dependence
    Paul Crits Christoph; Fiscal Year: 2005
  8. COMMUNITY-FRIENDLY MANUAL GUIDED DRUG COUNSELING
    Paul Crits Christoph; Fiscal Year: 2004

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. pmc Predictors and moderators of outcomes of HIV/STD sex risk reduction interventions in substance abuse treatment programs: a pooled analysis of two randomized controlled trials
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 9:3. 2014
    ..The objective of the current study was to examine predictors and moderators of response to two HIV sexual risk interventions of different content and duration for individuals in substance abuse treatment programs...
  2. pmc Process predictors of the outcome of group drug counseling
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 81:23-34. 2013
    ..This study examined the relation of process variables to the outcome of group drug counseling, a commonly used community treatment, for cocaine dependence...
  3. pmc A preliminary study of the effects of individual patient-level feedback in outpatient substance abuse treatment programs
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 42:301-9. 2012
    ..These results suggest that a feedback system adapted to the treatment of substance use problems is a promising approach that should be tested in a larger randomized trial...
  4. pmc Prevalence of nonmedical methamphetamine use in the United States
    Todd M Durell
    Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly Research Laboratories, Indianapolis, IN 46285, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 3:19. 2008
    ..The goal of the current study was to use a relatively inexpensive methodology to examine the prevalence and demographic correlates of nonmedical methamphetamine use in the United States...
  5. pmc The alliance in motivational enhancement therapy and counseling as usual for substance use problems
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 77:1125-35. 2009
    ..Implications of the findings for conceptualization of the alliance and for training of therapists are discussed...
  6. pmc Dopamine transporter levels in cocaine dependent subjects
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Suite 650, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 98:70-6. 2008
    ..DAT levels were unrelated to craving, severity of cocaine use, or duration of cocaine use, but DAT levels in the caudate and anterior putamen were significantly (p<0.05) negatively correlated with days since last use of cocaine...
  7. ncbi request reprint Empirically supported psychotherapies: comment on Westen, Novotny, and Thompson-Brenner (2004)
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Psychol Bull 131:412-7, discussion 427-33. 2005
    ..Randomized controlled trials remain the most powerful way to test notions of causal agency...
  8. pmc A randomized controlled study of a web-based performance improvement system for substance abuse treatment providers
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 38:251-62. 2010
    ..Possible insights from these findings and alternative methods of utilizing feedback reports to enhance clinical outcomes are proposed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Mediators of outcome of psychosocial treatments for cocaine dependence
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 71:918-25. 2003
    ..In addition, a measure of beliefs about addiction developed to test mediation of outcome of cognitive therapy was found to correlate moderately with drug use outcomes in both cognitive therapy and individual drug counseling...
  10. pmc A pilot study of community-friendly manual-guided drug counseling
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 37:8-16. 2009
    ..Counselors implemented the new treatment manuals with acceptable levels of adherence and competence. Outcome results indicated that substantial change in drug use was evident, but the amount of abstinence obtained was limited...
  11. pmc Interpersonal accuracy of interventions and the outcome of cognitive and interpersonal therapies for depression
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 78:420-8. 2010
    ..The purpose of the current investigation was to examine the interpersonal accuracy of interventions in cognitive therapy and interpersonal therapy as a predictor of the outcome of treatment for patients with major depressive disorder...
  12. pmc Program, counselor, and patient variability in the alliance: a multilevel study of the alliance in relation to substance use outcomes
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 40:405-13. 2011
    ..Program variability in the alliance is important to the alliance-outcome relationship in the treatment of substance abuse. Better outcomes can be achieved by improving both organizational functioning and the patient-counselor alliance...
  13. pmc The dependability of alliance assessments: the alliance-outcome correlation is larger than you might think
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 79:267-78. 2011
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  14. pmc Combined medication and cognitive therapy for generalized anxiety disorder
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
    J Anxiety Disord 25:1087-94. 2011
    ..Of those that receive CBT, there appears to be no additional benefit of combined treatment compared to venlafaxine XR alone...
  15. pmc A generalizability theory analysis of group process ratings in the treatment of cocaine dependence
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    University of Pennsylvania, Psychiatry, Philadelphia, USA
    Psychother Res 21:252-66. 2011
    ..The implications of the findings for the design of process-outcome studies are discussed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Therapists as fixed versus random effects-some statistical and conceptual issues: a comment on Siemer and Joormann (2003)
    Paul Crits-Christoph
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Psychol Methods 8:518-23. 2003
    ..Simulation studies conducted by Siemer and Joormann confounded bias due to small sample size and inconsistent estimates...
  17. pmc Unique and common mechanisms of change across cognitive and dynamic psychotherapies
    Mary Beth Connolly Gibbons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 77:801-13. 2009
    ..Changes in self-understanding and compensatory skills across treatment were predictive of follow-up symptom course. Changes in self-understanding demonstrated specificity of change to dynamic psychotherapy...
  18. pmc Additional treatment services in a cocaine treatment study: level of services obtained and impact on outcome
    Matthew Worley
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Addict 17:209-17. 2008
    ..The results suggest that during uncontrolled follow-up phases, additional non-protocol services may potentially confound the interpretation of treatment group comparisons in drug use outcomes...
  19. ncbi request reprint What aspects of treatment matter to the patient in the treatment of cocaine dependence?
    Lynne Siqueland
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 27:169-78. 2004
    ..Ratings of helpfulness were significantly related to retention and alliance but were largely unrelated to changes in drug use or psychiatric outcomes...
  20. pmc Supportive-expressive dynamic psychotherapy in the community mental health system: a pilot effectiveness trial for the treatment of depression
    Mary Beth Connolly Gibbons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Psychotherapy (Chic) 49:303-16. 2012
    ..The Behavior and Symptom Identification Scale-24 showed that 50% of patients treated with dynamic therapy moved into a normative range compared with only 29% of patients treated with TAU...
  21. ncbi request reprint Therapist interventions in the interpersonal and cognitive therapy sessions of the Treatment of Depression Collaborative Research Program
    Mary Beth Connolly Gibbons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Psychother 56:3-26. 2002
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  22. ncbi request reprint Differential effects of treatments for chronic depression: a latent growth model reanalysis
    Niklaus Stulz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 78:409-19. 2010
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  23. ncbi request reprint Can the randomized controlled trial literature generalize to nonrandomized patients?
    Shannon Wiltsey Stirman
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6196, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:127-35. 2005
    ..The implications of these findings for future research and clinical practice are discussed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Therapists' adherence and competence and treatment discrimination in the NIDA Collaborative Cocaine Treatment Study
    Jacques P Barber
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Psychotherpay Research, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia 19104 3309, USA
    J Clin Psychol 60:29-41. 2004
    ..Thus, treatments were easily discriminable by the independent judges...
  25. pmc MET meets the real world: design issues and clinical strategies in the Clinical Trials Network
    Kathleen M Carroll
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 23:73-80. 2002
    ..Issues requiring attention included the diversity in treatments offered across sites, heterogeneity in the study sample, and training of clinicians drawn from the staff of community programs to deliver the study treatments...
  26. ncbi request reprint HIV risk reduction in the National Institute on Drug Abuse Cocaine Collaborative Treatment Study
    George E Woody
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106 3475, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33:82-7. 2003
    ..The combination of IDC and GDC was associated with an equal or even greater reduction in HIV risk than the other treatment conditions and thus shows promise as an effective HIV prevention strategy, at least for some patients...
  27. pmc Changes in psychotherapy utilization among consumers of services for major depressive disorder in the community mental health system
    Mary Beth Connolly Gibbons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Suite 664, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 38:495-503. 2011
    ..African American consumers were more likely to receive psychotherapy alone than combined treatment and attended significantly fewer psychotherapy sessions...
  28. ncbi request reprint The empirical status of psychodynamic therapies
    Mary Beth Connolly Gibbons
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 4:93-108. 2008
    ..Studies suggest that dynamic psychotherapy has great promise as a monotherapy for MDD and alcohol dependence and thus should be evaluated further...
  29. ncbi request reprint Sudden gains in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder
    Julie Present
    University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA
    J Clin Psychol 64:119-26. 2008
    ..When defined in a parallel fashion, rates of sudden gains in GAD are similar to those found in MDD, although anxiety symptoms are highly variable...
  30. ncbi request reprint The effect of 12-step self-help group attendance and participation on drug use outcomes among cocaine-dependent patients
    Roger D Weiss
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 77:177-84. 2005
    ..Moreover, the distinction between attending meetings and actively participating in 12-step activities has not typically been examined...
  31. ncbi request reprint Are samples in randomized controlled trials of psychotherapy representative of community outpatients? A new methodology and initial findings
    Shannon Wiltsey Stirman
    Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104 6193, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 71:963-72. 2003
    ..The most common reasons that patients in their sample did not match with published RCTs for psychotherapy are listed, and the implications of these findings for research and practice are discussed...
  32. ncbi request reprint Explanatory style change in supportive-expressive dynamic therapy
    Jacques P Barber
    Center for Psychotherapy Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    J Clin Psychol 61:257-68. 2005
    ..Furthermore, change in ASQ correlated with change in depression. There was some evidence suggesting that ASQ at termination predicted level of depression at follow-up...
  33. pmc Examining differential effects of psychosocial treatments for cocaine dependence: an application of latent trajectory analyses
    Niklaus Stulz
    Center for Psychotherapy Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 106:164-72. 2010
    ..However, substantial heterogeneity of patient outcomes was evident. Longitudinal data analysis techniques can be helpful in examining differential effects of psychosocial interventions on specific subpopulations of patients...
  34. pmc Site matters: multisite randomized trial of motivational enhancement therapy in community drug abuse clinics
    Samuel A Ball
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, APT Foundation, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:556-67. 2007
    ..An independent evaluation of session audiotapes indicated that MET and CAU were highly and comparably discriminable across sites...
  35. ncbi request reprint Symptomatic and syndromal anxiety in chronic forms of major depression: effect of nefazodone, cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy, and their combination
    Philip T Ninan
    Department of Psychiatry, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:434-41. 2002
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Supportive-expressive therapy for chronic depression
    David G Mark
    University of Pennsylvania, USA
    J Clin Psychol 59:859-72. 2003
    ....
  37. pmc Outcome assessment via handheld computer in community mental health: consumer satisfaction and reliability
    Lizabeth A Goldstein
    University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 38:414-23. 2011
    ..Administration of the BASIS-24 via handheld computer may allow for efficient and sustainable outcomes assessment, adaptable research infrastructure, and maximization of clinical impact in community mental health agencies...
  38. ncbi request reprint Response to tryptophan depletion in major depression treated with either cognitive therapy or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants
    John P O'Reardon
    Department of Psychiatry, 3535 Market Street, Room 3023, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 55:957-9. 2004
    ..This study compares the effects of RTD in patients treated with either selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or cognitive therapy (CT)...
  39. pmc Psychosocial treatments for cocaine dependence: the role of depressive symptoms
    Niklaus Stulz
    Center for Psychotherapy Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 114:41-8. 2011
    ..This study examined possible interrelations between drug use and depression severity among cocaine-dependent patients in psychosocial treatments for cocaine dependence...
  40. ncbi request reprint An open clinical trial of cognitive therapy for borderline personality disorder
    Gregory K Brown
    Psychopathology Research Unit, The Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    J Pers Disord 18:257-71. 2004
    ..Implications for further research with this difficult-to-treat patient population are discussed...
  41. pmc Development and initial validation of a multi-domain self-report measure of work functioning
    Sarah Ring-Kurtz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:761-7. 2008
    ..Changes across treatment indicated that the WHI Total and Performance scores increased significantly across psychotherapy. The WHI seems to be a reliable and valid instrument for measuring treatment related changes in work functioning...
  42. doi request reprint Distinguishing anxiety and depression in self-report: purification of the Beck Anxiety Inventory and Beck Depression Inventory-II
    Niklaus Stulz
    Niklaus Stulz, Center for Psychotherapy Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Suite 643, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Clin Psychol 66:927-40. 2010
    ..Nevertheless, purified BAI and BDI-II scales might be useful for separating the effects of interventions on anxiety and depressive symptoms...
  43. pmc The risk of depression, anxiety, and suicidality in patients with psoriasis: a population-based cohort study
    Shanu Kohli Kurd
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3600 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Dermatol 146:891-5. 2010
    ..To determine the incidence of depression, anxiety, and suicidality in patients with psoriasis compared with the general population...
  44. ncbi request reprint Psychotherapy credibility ratings: Patient predictors of credibility and the relation of credibility to therapy outcome
    Tessa Katherine Mooney
    a University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Center for Psychotherapy Research, Psychiatry, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Psychother Res 24:565-77. 2014
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  45. doi request reprint Duloxetine in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder
    Susan G Kornstein
    Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, PO Box 980710, Richmond, VA 23298 0710, USA
    Expert Rev Neurother 9:155-65. 2009
    ..In all acute and long-term trials, duloxetine was well-tolerated. This body of research suggests that duloxetine should be one of the options considered as a first-line treatment for GAD...
  46. pmc Effectiveness of HIV/STD sexual risk reduction groups for women in substance abuse treatment programs: results of NIDA Clinical Trials Network Trial
    Susan Tross
    Department of Psychiatry, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:581-9. 2008
    ..Because drug-involved women are among the fastest growing groups with AIDS, sexual risk reduction intervention for them is a public health imperative...

Research Grants11

  1. Patient Feedback Effectiveness Study
    Paul Crits Christoph; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..A collaborating clinical trial application for this test of PF is being submitted by John Rotrosen, M.D., from New York University, School of Medicine. ..
  2. Combined Treatment for GAD
    Paul Crits Christoph; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Data analysis will focus on differential rate of change (mixed model analyses) for the two groups. If promising results are obtained for combined treatment, a larger more definitive trial will be planned. ..
  3. Patient Feedback Effectiveness Study
    Paul Crits Christoph; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..A collaborating clinical trial application for this test of PF is being submitted by John Rotrosen, M.D., from New York University, School of Medicine. ..
  4. The Process of Group Therapy for Cocaine Dependence
    Paul Crits Christoph; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Statistical solutions for addressing such "rolling" groups have yet to be developed. Our second aim is to develop a new statistical approach to the analysis of data from "rolling" groups. ..
  5. Psychotherapy for Major Depression in the Community
    Paul Crits Christoph; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..created will work synergistically with existing programs at Penn that focuses on psychotherapy research (Center for the Study of Psychotherapy) and mental health services research (Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research) ..
  6. The Process of Group Therapy for Cocaine Dependence
    Paul Crits Christoph; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Statistical solutions for addressing such "rolling" groups have yet to be developed. Our second aim is to develop a new statistical approach to the analysis of data from "rolling" groups. ..
  7. The Process of Group Therapy for Cocaine Dependence
    Paul Crits Christoph; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Statistical solutions for addressing such "rolling" groups have yet to be developed. Our second aim is to develop a new statistical approach to the analysis of data from "rolling" groups. ..
  8. COMMUNITY-FRIENDLY MANUAL GUIDED DRUG COUNSELING
    Paul Crits Christoph; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The data gathered from this treatment development project will inform the design of a subsequent larger study. ..