S A Ball

Summary

Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi request reprint Comparing individual therapies for personality disordered opioid dependent patients
    Samuel A Ball
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, VA CT Healthcare, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Pers Disord 21:305-21. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Brief motivational enhancement and coping skills interventions for heavy drinking
    Samuel A Ball
    Yale School of Medicine, VA CT Healthcare 151D, 950 Campbell Avenue Bldg 35, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Addict Behav 32:1105-18. 2007
  4. pmc Randomized trial of dual-focused vs. single-focused individual therapy for personality disorders and substance dependence
    Samuel A Ball
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 199:319-28. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Substance abuse and personality disorders in homeless drop-in center clients: symptom severity and psychotherapy retention in a randomized clinical trial
    Samuel A Ball
    Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 46:371-9. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Reasons for dropout from drug abuse treatment: symptoms, personality, and motivation
    Samuel A Ball
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Substance Abuse, United States VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT 06516, United States
    Addict Behav 31:320-30. 2006
  7. pmc Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III subtypes of opioid dependence: validity and matching to behavioral therapies
    Samuel A Ball
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:698-711. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Characteristics, beliefs, and practices of community clinicians trained to provide manual-guided therapy for substance abusers
    Samuel Ball
    Yale University School of Medicine, Division of Substance Abuse, VACT Healthcare Center 151D, 950 Campbell Avenue Bldg 35, New Haven, CT06520, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 23:309-18. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Reliability of personality disorder symptoms and personality traits in substance-dependent inpatients
    S A Ball
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 110:341-52. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint A general system for evaluating therapist adherence and competence in psychotherapy research in the addictions
    K M Carroll
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 57:225-38. 2000

Research Grants

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Publications41

  1. 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint Comparing individual therapies for personality disordered opioid dependent patients
    Samuel A Ball
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, VA CT Healthcare, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Pers Disord 21:305-21. 2007
    ..DFST shows initial promise as the first time-limited manual-guided psychotherapeutic approach for the full range of personality disorders encountered in substance abuse patients...
  3. ncbi request reprint Brief motivational enhancement and coping skills interventions for heavy drinking
    Samuel A Ball
    Yale School of Medicine, VA CT Healthcare 151D, 950 Campbell Avenue Bldg 35, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Addict Behav 32:1105-18. 2007
    ..No differences in drinking were found between the two brief interventions. The potential value of intensive daily monitoring as a tool for non-alcohol dependent individuals interested in reducing their drinking was considered...
  4. pmc Randomized trial of dual-focused vs. single-focused individual therapy for personality disorders and substance dependence
    Samuel A Ball
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 199:319-28. 2011
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  5. ncbi request reprint Substance abuse and personality disorders in homeless drop-in center clients: symptom severity and psychotherapy retention in a randomized clinical trial
    Samuel A Ball
    Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 46:371-9. 2005
    ..Overall, there was greater utilization of individual DFST than group SAC. However, clients with more severe personality disorder symptoms demonstrated better utilization of SAC than DFST...
  6. ncbi request reprint Reasons for dropout from drug abuse treatment: symptoms, personality, and motivation
    Samuel A Ball
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Substance Abuse, United States VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT 06516, United States
    Addict Behav 31:320-30. 2006
    ..Results from this preliminary evaluation will guide the development of an instrument and intervention focused on dropout risk factors and treatment reengagement...
  7. pmc Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III subtypes of opioid dependence: validity and matching to behavioral therapies
    Samuel A Ball
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:698-711. 2004
    ..Predictive validity analyses indicated less symptom improvement for the higher problem subtypes, and patient treatment matching analyses indicated that some subtypes had better outcomes in the no-incentive voucher conditions...
  8. ncbi request reprint Characteristics, beliefs, and practices of community clinicians trained to provide manual-guided therapy for substance abusers
    Samuel Ball
    Yale University School of Medicine, Division of Substance Abuse, VACT Healthcare Center 151D, 950 Campbell Avenue Bldg 35, New Haven, CT06520, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 23:309-18. 2002
    ..Relatively few participants reported relying on one dominant orientation or set of techniques...
  9. ncbi request reprint Reliability of personality disorder symptoms and personality traits in substance-dependent inpatients
    S A Ball
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 110:341-52. 2001
    ..The authors did not find that the five factors were more reliable than the Axis II symptoms. Issues related to the reliability of personality assessment in multiply diagnosed patients are discussed...
  10. ncbi request reprint A general system for evaluating therapist adherence and competence in psychotherapy research in the addictions
    K M Carroll
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 57:225-38. 2000
    ..Strategies for using the YACS in both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy research in the addictions are described...
  11. ncbi request reprint One-year follow-up of disulfiram and psychotherapy for cocaine-alcohol users: sustained effects of treatment
    K M Carroll
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
    Addiction 95:1335-49. 2000
    ..To evaluate outcomes 1 year after cessation of treatment for cocaine- and alcohol-dependent individuals...
  12. 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...
  13. pmc Targeting behavioral therapies to enhance naltrexone treatment of opioid dependence: efficacy of contingency management and significant other involvement
    K M Carroll
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, VA CT Healthcare System, 950 Campbell Ave 151D, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:755-61. 2001
    ..Contingency management (CM) and significant other involvement (SO) were evaluated as strategies to enhance treatment retention, medication compliance, and outcome for naltrexone treatment of opioid dependence...
  14. ncbi request reprint Addicted patients with personality disorders: traits, schemas, and presenting problems
    S A Ball
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
    J Pers Disord 15:72-83. 2001
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  15. pmc Evaluating motivational enhancement therapy adherence and competence among Spanish-speaking therapists
    Elizabeth J Santa Ana
    VA CT Healthcare System, Department of Psychiatry, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 103:44-51. 2009
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  16. ncbi request reprint Personality disorder and dimension differences between type A and type B substance abusers
    S A Ball
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Pers Disord 12:1-12. 1998
    ..These subtype differences remained after controlling for the effects of antisocial personality and psychiatric symptoms...
  17. ncbi request reprint Reconceptualizing personality disorder categories using personality trait dimensions: introduction to special section
    S A Ball
    Yale University School of Medicine, USA
    J Pers 69:147-53. 2001
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  18. pmc Informal discussions in substance abuse treatment sessions
    Steve Martino
    Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 36:366-75. 2009
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  19. pmc Enduring effects of a computer-assisted training program for cognitive behavioral therapy: a 6-month follow-up of CBT4CBT
    Kathleen M Carroll
    Yale University School of Medicine, Division of Substance Abuse, 950 Campbell Avenue, 151D West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 100:178-81. 2009
    ..To evaluate the durability of effects of a computer-assisted version of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as treatment for substance dependence through a 6-month follow-up...
  20. pmc A treatment for substance abusing pregnant women
    Kimberly Ann Yonkers
    Perinatal Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 142 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Arch Womens Ment Health 12:221-7. 2009
    ..Treatment fidelity was assessed using the Yale Adherence and Competence System. Behavioral treatment delivery in this setting is feasible and is being evaluated in a randomized, controlled, clinical trial...
  21. pmc Computer-assisted delivery of cognitive-behavioral therapy for addiction: a randomized trial of CBT4CBT
    Kathleen M Carroll
    Division of Substance Abuse, Yale University School of Medicine, 950 Campbell Ave, 151D, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 165:881-8. 2008
    ..This study evaluated the efficacy of a computer-based version of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for substance dependence...
  22. pmc Measuring money mismanagement among dually diagnosed clients
    Ryan A Black
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:576-9. 2008
    ..Results suggest that the interview is sensitive in detecting money mismanagement and raises questions concerning the validity of clinicians' judgments...
  23. pmc What is usual about "treatment-as-usual"? Data from two multisite effectiveness trials
    Elizabeth J Santa Ana
    Department of Psychiatry, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 35:369-79. 2008
    ..These data suggest missed opportunities for optimally engaging patients in the early stages of treatment and enhancing substance use outcomes and only moderate success to date of efforts to bridge the gap between research and practice...
  24. pmc Community program therapist adherence and competence in motivational enhancement therapy
    Steve Martino
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Substance Abuse, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 96:37-48. 2008
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  25. pmc Substance user treatment dropout from client and clinician perspectives: a pilot study
    Rebekka S Palmer
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 44:1021-38. 2009
    ..The findings suggest that the development of early therapeutic alliance and active problem solving of potential barriers to treatment attendance may influence treatment retention...
  26. pmc Coercive sexual experiences, protective behavioral strategies, alcohol expectancies and consumption among male and female college students
    Rebekka S Palmer
    Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 915 Old Oak Rd, Livermore, CA 94550, USA
    J Interpers Violence 25:1563-78. 2010
    ..Results suggest that campus alcohol and sexual assault prevention efforts should include information on alcohol expectancies and use of protective strategies...
  27. pmc Efficacy of disulfiram and cognitive behavior therapy in cocaine-dependent outpatients: a randomized placebo-controlled trial
    Kathleen M Carroll
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:264-72. 2004
    ..Disulfiram has emerged as a promising treatment for cocaine dependence, but it has not yet been evaluated in general populations of cocaine users...
  28. ncbi request reprint Concurrent and predictive validity of drug use and psychiatric diagnosis among first-time DWI offenders
    Rebekka S Palmer
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Substance Abuse, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31:619-24. 2007
    ..Previous studies have found that driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenders report high rates of substance dependence and other psychiatric disorders...
  29. 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...
  30. pmc A multisite randomized effectiveness trial of motivational enhancement therapy for Spanish-speaking substance users
    Kathleen M Carroll
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, CT 06519, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 77:993-9. 2009
    ....
  31. pmc Motivational interviewing to improve treatment engagement and outcome in individuals seeking treatment for substance abuse: a multisite effectiveness study
    Kathleen M Carroll
    Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 81:301-12. 2006
    ....
  32. pmc Practice makes progress? Homework assignments and outcome in treatment of cocaine dependence
    Kathleen M Carroll
    Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 006516, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:749-55. 2005
    ..These data suggest that the extent to which participants are willing to complete extrasession assignments may be an important mediator of response to CBT...
  33. ncbi request reprint Multidimensional subtypes and treatment outcome in first-time DWI offenders
    S A Ball
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Addict Behav 25:167-81. 2000
    ..Although Type A/B may be an important theoretical model for guiding alcoholism research, it usefulness and efficiency for treatment matching, planning, or placement purposes is questioned...
  34. ncbi request reprint Typologies of drug dependence: comparative validity of a multivariate and four univariate models
    Debasish Basu
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 73:289-300. 2004
    ..This direct method of comparison seemed to demonstrate the superior validity of the multivariate cluster-analytic approach over the univariate approaches to classifying subjects with drug dependence...
  35. pmc We don't train in vain: a dissemination trial of three strategies of training clinicians in cognitive-behavioral therapy
    Diane E Sholomskas
    Applied Behavioral Research, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:106-15. 2005
    ..Statistically significant differences favoring the seminar plus supervision over the manual only condition were found for adherence and skill ratings for 2 of the 3 role plays, with intermediate scores for the Web condition...
  36. doi request reprint Comparison of tuberculin skin testing reactivity in opioid-dependent patients seeking treatment with methadone versus buprenorphine: policy implications for tuberculosis screening
    Ryan K Schwarz
    Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, AIDS Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 35:439-44. 2009
    ..Currently, tuberculin skin testing (TST) is recommended for patients enrolling in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT), but not for those enrolling in buprenorphine maintenance treatment (BMT)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Personality, substance of choice, and polysubstance involvement among substance dependent patients
    Kevin P Conway
    Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 6001 Executive Boulevard Suite 5153 MSC 9589, Bethesda, MD 20892 9589, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 71:65-75. 2003
    ..Findings implicate an association between behavioral disinhibition and a continuum of addiction defined primarily in terms of polysubstance involvement...
  38. pmc Issues in designing and implementing a Spanish-language multi-site clinical trial
    Lourdes Suarez-Morales
    Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Addict 16:206-15. 2007
    ..To encourage similar research, strategies are described that were developed by the study team to meet these challenges...
  39. ncbi request reprint Drinking to cope: a comparison of questionnaire and electronic diary reports
    Michael Todd
    Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Berkeley, California, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 66:121-9. 2005
    ..The purpose of this article is to assess the correspondence between questionnaire reports of dispositional drinking to cope (DTC) and different indices of daily DTC in a sample of nondependent heavy drinkers...
  40. pmc Training and fidelity monitoring of behavioral interventions in multi-site addictions research
    John S Baer
    University of Washington, Department of Psychology, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, Seattle, Washington 98105 4631, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 87:107-18. 2007
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  41. ncbi request reprint Splitting lumps: type B or not type B; that is the question: a comment on Windle & Scheidt
    Samuel A Ball
    Addiction 99:1610-1. 2004

Research Grants7

  1. Psychotherapy Enhancement for TC Retention
    Samuel Ball; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  2. Resident/Intern Substance Use Research Education (REINSURE)
    Samuel Ball; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We propose to establish what could become a national model for drug abuse research education for post-graduate/medical school trainees. ..