Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Paul F. Crits-Christoph

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Paul F. Crits-Christoph

Professor of Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
3535 Market Street
Room 650
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2156627993
Fax: 2153495171
Education:
BA
University of Pennsylvania, 1976.
MS
Yale University, 1980.
M.Phil.
Yale University, 1981.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
Yale University, 1984.
Post-Graduate Training
Extern in Clinical Psychology, Hall-Brooke Hospital, Westport, CT., 1981-.
Psychological Examiner, Memorial Unit, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1981-.
Intern in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, New York University , Bellevue Medical Center, New York, New York, 1982-1983.
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Description of Research Expertise

Psychotherapy

Selected Publications

Gibbons, Mary Beth Connolly. Thompson, Sarah M. Scott, Kelli. Schauble, Lindsay A. Mooney, Tessa. Thompson, Donald. Green, Patricia. MacArthur, Mary Jo. Crits-Christoph, Paul.: Supportive-expressive dynamic psychotherapy in the community mental health system: a pilot effectiveness trial for the treatment of depression. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training 49(3): 303-16, Sep 2012.

Crits-Christoph, Paul. Ring-Kurtz, Sarah. Hamilton, Jessica L. Lambert, Michael J. Gallop, Robert. McClure, Bridget. Kulaga, Agatha. Rotrosen, John.: A preliminary study of the effects of individual patient-level feedback in outpatient substance abuse treatment programs. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 42(3): 301-9, Apr 2012.

Dennhag, Inga. Gibbons, Mary Beth Connolly. Barber, Jacques P. Gallop, Robert. Crits-Christoph, Paul.: Do supervisors and independent judges agree on evaluations of therapist adherence and competence in the treatment of cocaine dependence?. Psychotherapy Research 22(6): 720-30, 2012.

Dennhag, Inga. Gibbons, Mary Beth Connolly. Barber, Jacques P. Gallop, Robert. Crits-Christoph, Paul.: How many treatment sessions and patients are needed to create a stable score of adherence and competence in the treatment of cocaine dependence?. Psychotherapy Research 22(4): 475-88, 2012.

Johnson, Jennifer E. Gibbons, Mary Beth Connolly. Crits-Christoph, Paul.: Gender, race, and group behavior in group drug treatment. Drug & Alcohol Dependence 119(3): e39-45, Dec 15 2011.

Crits-Christoph, Paul. Newman, Michelle G. Rickels, Karl. Gallop, Robert. Gibbons, Mary Beth Connolly. Hamilton, Jessica L. Ring-Kurtz, Sarah. Pastva, Amy M.: Combined medication and cognitive therapy for generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 25(8): 1087-94, Dec 2011.

Connolly Gibbons, Mary Beth. Rothbard, Aileen. Farris, Kimberly D. Wiltsey Stirman, Shannon. Thompson, Sarah M. Scott, Kelli. Heintz, Laura E. Gallop, Robert. Crits-Christoph, Paul.: Changes in psychotherapy utilization among consumers of services for major depressive disorder in the community mental health system. Administration & Policy in Mental Health 38(6): 495-503, Nov 2011.

Hoglend, Per. Hersoug, Anne Grete. Bogwald, Kjell-Petter. Amlo, Svein. Marble, Alice. Sorbye, Oystein. Rossberg, Jan Ivar. Ulberg, Randi. Gabbard, Glen O. Crits-Christoph, Paul.: Effects of transference work in the context of therapeutic alliance and quality of object relations. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology 79(5): 697-706, Oct 2011.

Tu XM., Kowalski J., Zhang J., Lynch KG., Crits-Christoph P.: Power analyses for longitudinal trials and other clustered designs. [Review] [41 refs] Statistics in Medicine 23(18): 2799-815, Sep 30 2004.

Crits-Christoph, P., Connolly Gibbons, M.B, Crits-Christoph, K., Narducci, J., Schamberger, M., & Gallop, R. : Can therapists be trained to improve their alliances? A pilot study of Alliance-Fostering Therapy. Psychotherapy Research 13: 268-281, 2006.

Crits-Christoph, P., Gibbons, M. B. C., Barber, J. P., Hu, B., Hearon, B., Worley, M., et al. : Predictors of sustained abstinence during psychosocial treatments for cocaine dependence. Psychotherapy Research 17(2): 240-252, 2007.

Ball, S.A., Martino, S., Nich, C., Frankforter, T.L., van Horn D., Crits-Christoph, P., Woody, G.E., Obert, J.L., Farentinos, C., Carroll, K.M. : Site matters: multisite randomized trial of motivational enhancement therapy in community drug abuse clinics. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 75(4): 556-567, Aug 2007.

Crits-Christoph, P. & Barber, J.P. : Psychosocial treatments for personality disorders. Treatments that Work, 3rd Edition. P. Nathan & J. Gorman (eds.). NY: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Gibbons, Mary Beth Connolly. Crits-Christoph, Paul. Barber, Jacques P. Wiltsey Stirman, Shannon. Gallop, Robert. Goldstein, Lizabeth A. Temes, Christina M. Ring-Kurtz, Sarah.: Unique and common mechanisms of change across cognitive and dynamic psychotherapies. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology 77(5): 801-13, Oct 2009.

Lu, Naiji. Tang, Wan. He, Hua. Yu, Qin. Crits-Christoph, Paul. Zhang, Hui. Tu, Xin.: On the impact of parametric assumptions and robust alternatives for longitudinal data analysis. Biometrical Journal 51(4): 627-43, Aug 2009.

Calsyn, Donald A. Hatch-Maillette, Mary. Tross, Susan. Doyle, Suzanne R. Crits-Christoph, Paul. Song, Yong S. Harrer, Judy M. Lalos, Genise. Berns, Sara B.: Motivational and skills training HIV/sexually transmitted infection sexual risk reduction groups for men. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 37(2): 138-50, Sep 2009.

Ring-Kurtz, Sarah. Gibbons, Mary Beth Connolly. Kurtz, John E. Gallop, Robert. Present, Julie. Crits-Christoph, Paul.: Development and initial validation of a multi-domain self-report measure of work functioning. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease 196(10): 761-7, Oct 2008.

Crits-Christoph, Paul. Newberg, Andrew. Wintering, Nancy. Ploessl, Karl. Gibbons, Mary Beth Connolly. Ring-Kurtz, Sarah. Gallop, Robert. Present, Julie.: Dopamine transporter levels in cocaine dependent subjects. Drug & Alcohol Dependence 98(1-2): 70-6, Nov 1 2008.

Tross, Susan. Campbell, Aimee N C. Cohen, Lisa R. Calsyn, Donald. Pavlicova, Martina. Miele, Gloria M. Hu, Mei-Chen. Haynes, Louise. Nugent, Nancy. Gan, Weijin. Hatch-Maillette, Mary. Mandler, Raul. McLaughlin, Paul. El-Bassel, Nabila. Crits-Christoph, Paul. Nunes, Edward V.: Effectiveness of HIV/STD sexual risk reduction groups for women in substance abuse treatment programs: results of NIDA Clinical Trials Network Trial. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS 48(5): 581-9, Aug 15 2008.

Worley, Matthew. Gallop, Robert. Gibbons, Mary Beth Connolly. Ring-Kurtz, Sarah. Present, Julie. Weiss, Roger D. Crits-Christoph, Paul.: Additional treatment services in a cocaine treatment study: level of services obtained and impact on outcome. American Journal on Addictions 17(3): 209-17, May-Jun 2008.

Tang Wan, Yu Qin, Crits-Christoph Paul, Tu Xin M: A New Analytic Framework for Moderation Analysis --- Moving Beyond Analytic Interactions. Journal of data science : JDS 7(3): 313-329, Jul 2009.

Crits-Christoph Paul, Ring-Kurtz Sarah, McClure Bridget, Temes Christina, Kulaga Agatha, Gallop Robert, Forman Robert, Rotrosen John: A randomized controlled study of a web-based performance improvement system for substance abuse treatment providers. Journal of substance abuse treatment Jan 2010.

Calsyn Donald A, Crits-Christoph Paul, Hatch-Maillette Mary A, Doyle Suzanne R, Song Yong S, Coyer Susan, Pelta Sara: Reducing sex under the influence of drugs or alcohol for patients in substance abuse treatment. Addiction (Abingdon, England) 105(1): 100-8, Jan 2010.

Crits-Christoph Paul, Gallop Robert, Temes Christina M, Woody George, Ball Samuel A, Martino Steve, Carroll Kathleen M: The alliance in motivational enhancement therapy and counseling as usual for substance use problems. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology 77(6): 1125-35, Dec 2009.

Crits-Christoph Paul, Connolly Gibbons Mary Beth, Ring-Kurtz Sarah, Gallop Robert, Stirman Shannon, Present Julie, Temes Christina, Goldstein Lizabeth: Changes in Positive Quality of Life over the Course of Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.) 45(4): 419-430, Dec 2008.

Stulz Niklaus, Gallop Robert, Lutz Wolfgang, Wrenn Glenda L, Crits-Christoph Paul: Examining differential effects of psychosocial treatments for cocaine dependence: an application of latent trajectory analyses. Drug and alcohol dependence 106(2-3): 164-72, Jan 2010.

Barrett Marna S, Chua Wee-Jhong, Crits-Christoph Paul, Gibbons Mary Beth, Casiano D, Thompson Don: EARLY WITHDRAWAL FROM MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT: IMPLICATIONS FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE. Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.) 45(2): 247-267, Jun 2008.

Crits-Christoph, Paul. Gibbons, Mary Beth Connolly. Hamilton, Jessica. Ring-Kurtz, Sarah. Gallop, Robert.: The dependability of alliance assessments: the alliance-outcome correlation is larger than you might think. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology 79(3): 267-78, Jun 2011.

Stulz, Niklaus. Thase, Michael E. Gallop, Robert. Crits-Christoph, Paul.: Psychosocial treatments for cocaine dependence: the role of depressive symptoms. Drug & Alcohol Dependence 114(1): 41-8, Mar 1 2011.

Crits-Christoph, Paul. Johnson, Jennifer. Gallop, Robert. Gibbons, Mary Beth Connolly. Ring-Kurtz, Sarah. Hamilton, Jessica L. Tu, Xin.: A generalizability theory analysis of group process ratings in the treatment of cocaine dependence. Psychotherapy Research 21(3): 252-66, May 2011.

Crits-Christoph, Paul. Hamilton, Jessica L. Ring-Kurtz, Sarah. Gallop, Robert. McClure, Bridget. Kulaga, Agatha. Rotrosen, John.: Program, counselor, and patient variability in the alliance: a multilevel study of the alliance in relation to substance use outcomes. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 40(4): 405-13, Jun 2011.

Calsyn, Donald A. Baldwin, Heather. Niu, Xiaoyue. Crits-Christoph, Paul. Hatch-Maillette, Mary A.: Sexual risk behavior and sex under the influence: an event analysis of men in substance abuse treatment who have sex with women. American Journal on Addictions 20(3): 250-6, May-Jun 2011.

Stirman, Shannon Wiltsey. Goldstein, Lizabeth A. Wrenn, Glenda. Barrett, Marna. Gibbons, Mary Beth Connolly. Casiano, Delane. Thompson, Donald. Green, Patricia P. Heintz, Laura. Barber, Jacques P. Crits-Christoph, Paul.: Developing research and recruitment while fostering stakeholder engagement in a National Institutes of Mental Health-funded Interventions and Practice Research Infrastructure Programs grant for depression. Progress in Community Health Partnerships 4(4): 299-303, 2010.

Calsyn, Donald A. Campbell, Aimee N C. Crits-Christoph, Paul. Doyle, Suzanne R. Tross, Susan. Hatch-Maillette, Mary A. Mandler, Raul.: Men in methadone maintenance versus psychosocial outpatient treatment: differences in sexual risk behaviors and intervention effectiveness from a multisite HIV prevention intervention trial. Journal of Addictive Diseases 29(3): 370-82, Jul 2010.

Crits-Christoph, Paul. Gibbons, Mary Beth Connolly. Temes, Christina M. Elkin, Irene. Gallop, Robert.: Interpersonal accuracy of interventions and the outcome of cognitive and interpersonal therapies for depression. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology 78(3): 420-8, Jun 2010.

Stulz, Niklaus. Thase, Michael E. Klein, Daniel N. Manber, Rachel. Crits-Christoph, Paul.: Differential effects of treatments for chronic depression: a latent growth model reanalysis. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology 78(3): 409-19, Jun 2010.

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