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 ongoing and another in the planning stages. The current focus of the lab is a study funded by NIMH that will lead to the development of four measures of treatment integrity (adherence, therapist competence, and treatment differentiation). Dr. Bryce McLeod and I are co-PIs for this project.
In 2012-13, we are beginning a set of pilot studies in collaboration with a mental health agency in Fairfax County, Virginia.
- 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., Rodríguez, A., Chorpita, B. F., & Daleiden, E. (in press). Dissemination and implementation of evidence based treatments for youth: Challenges and recommendations. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.
Schoenwald, S. K., Garland, A. F., Chapman, J. E., Frazier, S. L., Sheidow, A. J., & Southam-Gerow, M. A. (2011). Toward the effective and efficient measurement of implementation fidelity. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 38, 32-43.
Southam-Gerow, M. A., Weisz, J. R., Chu, B. C., McLeod, B. D., Gordis, E. B., & Connor-Smith, J. K. (2010). Does CBT for youth anxiety outperform usual care in community clinics?: An initial effectiveness test. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 49, 1043-1052.
McLeod, B. D., Southam-Gerow, M. A., & Weisz, J. R. (2009). Conceptual and methodological issues in treatment integrity measurement. School Psychology Review, 38, 541-546.
Southam-Gerow, M. A., Hourigan, S. E., & Allin, R. B. (2009). Adapting evidence-based treatments for youth in partnership with mental health stakeholders. Behavior Modification, 33, 82-103.
- 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.