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 mental health assessment and treatment interventions for children and families, with a strong emphasis on evidence-based approaches and community partnership research models. Currently, we are completing a large project funded by NIMH relatedto development of four measures of treatment integrity (adherence, therapist competence, and treatment differentiation). I work closely with Dr. Bryce McLeod on this project. We are developing some new projects related to treatment integrity. We also recently completed an initial set of pilot studies in collaboration with a mental health agency in Fairfax County, Virginia. We hope to move forward with some new projects there soon. We are also analyzing archival data from 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., McLeod, B. D., Arnold, C. A., Rodriguez, A., Cox, J. R., Reise, S. P., Bonifay, W. E., Weisz, J. R., & Kendall, P. C. (in press). Initial development of a treatment adherence measure for cognitive-behavioral therapy for child anxiety. Psychological Assessment. DOI: 10.1037/pas0000141
Hourigan, S. E., Southam-Gerow, M. A., & Quinoy, A. M., (2015). Emotional and behavior problems in an urban pediatric primary care setting. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 46, 289-299.
Southam-Gerow, M. A., Daleiden, E. L., Chorpita, B. F., Bae, C. Mitchell, C., Faye, M., & Alba, M. (2014). MAPping Los Angeles County: Taking an evidence-informed model of mental health care to scale. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 43, 190-200.
Rodriguez, A., Southam-Gerow, M. A., O’Connor, M. K., & Allin, R. B. (2014). An analysis of stakeholder views on children’s mental health services. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 43, 862-876.
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.
- Full publication list [PDF]
- Child Therapy, graduate level
- Clinical Practicum, graduate level
- Introduction to Psychology, undergraduate level
Development and Validation of Child Therapy Integrity Measures. Co-Principal Investigator. May 2010-February 2016. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). R01, R01MH086529, $1,125,000.
Development and Validation of Treatment Integrity Measures for Classroom-Based Interventions. Co-Investigator. 2014-2018. Institute for Educational Sciences (IES), Goal 5. R305A140487/ Direct costs: $1,599,923
Local quality assurance tool for family therapy in usual care for adolescent substance use. Co-Investigator. February 2015-January 2019. National Institute of Drug Abuse. R01. R01 DA037496. Direct costs: $1,645,806