Office: 806 W Franklin, rm 212
Web site: Dr. Southam-Gerow's web site
The Southam-Gerow lab is a busy and exciting place to work and learn. Our focus is the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based mental health assessment and treatment interventions for children and families. Much of the work we do applies partnerships research models that involve intense collaboration with community agencies. Currently, we have one large project, a study funded by NIMH that involves development of four measures of treatment integrity (adherence, therapist competence, and treatment differentiation). Dr. Bryce McLeod and I are co-PIs for this project. We are also engaged in pilot studies in collaboration with a mental health agency in Fairfax County, Virginia. We are also analyzing data from recently completed studies related to behavioral health care in pediatric primary care settings and emotion regulation in children.
- CBT for youth anxiety led to strong outcomes for youths, but so did the usual treatments. An important question yet to be answered is why?
Southam-Gerow, M. A., Daleiden, E. L., Chorpita, B. F., Bae, C. Mitchell, C., Faye, M., & Alba, M. (in press). MAPping Los Angeles County: Taking an evidence-informed model of mental health care to scale. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.
Southam-Gerow, M. A., & Prinstein, M. J. (in press). Evidence-based treatment updates: The evolution of the evaluation of psychological treatments for children & adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.
Hourigan, S. E., Helms, S. W., Christon, L., & Southam-Gerow, M. A. (in press). Improving nutrition in toddlers with Cystic Fibrosis: Feasibility of a behavioral parent training intervention. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology.
McLeod, B. D., Southam-Gerow, M. A., Bair, C. E., Rodríguez, A., & Smith, M. M. (2013). Making a case for treatment integrity as a quality indicator. Clinical Psychology: Science & Practice, 20, 14-32.
Southam-Gerow, M. A., Rodríguez, A., Chorpita, B. F., & Daleiden, E. (2012). Dissemination and implementation of evidence based treatments for youth: Challenges and recommendations. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43, 527-534.
- Full publication list [PDF]
- Child Therapy, graduate level
- Clinical Practicum, graduate level
Development and Validation of Child Therapy Integrity Measures. Co-Principal Investigator. May 2010-February 2015. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). R01, R01MH086529, $1,125,000.
Diversity Supplement to Development and Validation of Child Therapy Integrity Measures. Co-Principal Investigator. Aug. 2011-February 2013. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Diversity Supplement to R01, R01MH086529-S1, $145,842.
Adaptation of Evidence-Based Child Therapy in Context. Principal Investigator. April 2005-June 2010. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). K23, K23MH69421, $599,655.