Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Paul F. Crits-Christoph

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Paul F. Crits-Christoph

Professor of Psychology in 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

Stirman Shannon Wiltsey, Matza Alexis, Gamarra Jennifer, Toder Katherine, Xhezo Regina, Evans Arthur C, Hurford Matthew, Beck Aaron T, Crits-Christoph Paul, Creed Torrey: System-Level Influences on the Sustainability of a Cognitive Therapy Program in a Community Behavioral Health Network. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) Page: appips201400147, Mar 2015.

Connolly Gibbons Mary Beth, Kurtz John E, Thompson Donald L, Mack Rachel A, Lee Jacqueline K, Rothbard Aileen, Eisen Susan V, Gallop Robert, Crits-Christoph Paul: The Effectiveness of Clinician Feedback in the Treatment of Depression in the Community Mental Health System. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology Jun 2015.

Crits-Christoph Paul, Lundy Christie, Stringer Mark, Gallop Robert, Gastfriend David R: Extended-Release Naltrexone for Alcohol and Opioid Problems in Missouri Parolees and Probationers. Journal of substance abuse treatment Mar 2015.

Gibbons Mary Beth Connolly, Thompson Sarah M, Mack Rachel A, Lee Jacqueline K, Crits-Christoph Paul: The relation of baseline skills to psychotherapy outcome across diverse psychotherapies. Journal of clinical psychology 71(6): 491-9, Jun 2015.

Wiltsey Stirman, Shannon; Calloway, Amber; Toder, Katherine; Miller, Christopher J; Devito, Andrea K; Meisel, Samuel N; Xhezo, Regina; Evans, Arthur C; Beck, Aaron T; Crits-Christoph, Paul.: Community mental health provider modifications to cognitive therapy: implications for sustainability. Psychiatric Services 64(10): 1056-9, Oct 2013.

Crits-Christoph, Paul; Johnson, Jennifer E; Connolly Gibbons, Mary Beth; Gallop, Robert.: Process predictors of the outcome of group drug counseling. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology 81(1): 23-34, Feb 2013.

Stirman, Shannon Wiltsey; Gutierrez-Colina, Ana; Toder, Katherine; Esposito, Gregory; Barg, Frances; Castro, Frank; Beck, Aaron T; Crits-Christoph, Paul.: Clinicians'' perspectives on cognitive therapy in community mental health settings: implications for training and implementation. Administration & Policy in Mental Health 40(4): 274-85, Jul 2013.

Yu, Q; Chen, R; Tang, W; He, H; Gallop, R; Crits-Christoph, P; Hu, J; Tu, X M.: Distribution-free models for longitudinal count responses with overdispersion and structural zeros. [Review] Statistics in Medicine 32(14): 2390-405, Jun 30 2013.

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.

Dahl Hanne-Sofie J, Røssberg Jan Ivar, Crits-Christoph Paul, Gabbard Glen O, Hersoug Anne Grete, Perry John Christopher, Ulberg Randi, Høglend Per A: Long-term effects of analysis of the patient-therapist relationship in the context of patients' personality pathology and therapists' parental feelings. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology 82(3): 460-71, Jun 2014.

Markell Hannah M, Newman Michelle G, Gallop Robert, Gibbons Mary Beth Connolly, Rickels Karl, Crits-Christoph Paul: Combined medication and CBT for generalized anxiety disorder with African American participants: reliability and validity of assessments and preliminary outcomes. Behavior therapy 45(4): 495-506, Jul 2014.

Crits-Christoph Paul, Chambless Dianne L, Markell Hannah M: Moving evidence-based practice forward successfully: commentary on Laska, Gurman, and Wampold. Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.) 51(4): 491-5, Dec 2014.

Connolly Gibbons Mary Beth, Mack Rachel, Lee Jacqueline, Gallop Robert, Thompson Donald, Burock Debra, Crits-Christoph Paul: Comparative effectiveness of cognitive and dynamic therapies for major depressive disorder in a community mental health setting: study protocol for a randomized non-inferiority trial. BMC psychology 2(1): 47, 2014.

Crits-Christoph Paul, Markell Hannah M, Gallop Robert, Gibbons Mary Beth Connolly, McClure Bridget, Rotrosen John: Predicting outcome of substance abuse treatment in a feedback study: Can recovery curves be improved upon? Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research Page: 1-11, Jan 2015.

Rhodes, Karin V; Grisso, Jeane Ann; Rodgers, Melissa; Gohel, Mira; Witherspoon, Marcy; Davis, Martha; Dempsey, Sandra; Crits-Christoph, Paul.: The anatomy of a community health center system-level intervention for intimate partner violence. Journal of Urban Health 91(1): 107-21, Feb 2014.

Rhodes, Karin V; Rodgers, Melissa; Sommers, Marilyn; Hanlon, Alexandra; Crits-Christoph, Paul.: The Social Health Intervention Project (SHIP): protocol for a randomized controlled clinical trial assessing the effectiveness of a brief motivational intervention for problem drinking and intimate partner violence in an urban emergency department. BMC Emergency Medicine 14: 10, 2014.

Crits-Christoph, Paul; Gallop, Robert; Sadicario, Jaclyn S; Markell, Hannah M; Calsyn, Donald A; Tang, Wan; He, Hua; Tu, Xin; Woody, George.: Predictors and moderators of outcomes of HIV/STD sex risk reduction interventions in substance abuse treatment programs: a pooled analysis of two randomized controlled trials. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, & Policy 9: 3, 2014.

Mooney, Tessa Katherine; Gibbons, Mary Beth Connolly; Gallop, Robert; Mack, Rachel A; Crits-Christoph, Paul.: Psychotherapy credibility ratings: patient predictors of credibility and the relation of credibility to therapy outcome. Psychotherapy Research 24(5): 565-77, 2014.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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