The following publications discuss the origin of and processes for running the IRB as well as step-by-step guidance on how to create a similar IRB:

Publications from IRB members relating to practice-based research:

  • Persons, J. B., Marker, C. D., & Bailey, E. N. (2023). Changes in affective and cognitive distortion symptoms of depression are reciprocally related during cognitive behavior therapy. Behaviour research and therapy, 166, 104338.
  • Thompson, B. L. (2023). Is ACT-informed exposure a viable treatment for excoriation disorder? A multiple baseline study. Behavior Modification. Download here.
  • Persons, J. B. (2022) How to conduct research in your private practice. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.
  • Persons, J. B., Thomas, C., Hsaio, M., & Courry, R. (2022). How to build a research database using data collected in routine clinical practice. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.
  • Persons, J. B. & Codd, III, R. T. (2021). Introduction to the special series on practice-based research. Behavior Therapy, 52(2), 269-271.
  • Persons, J. B., Osborne, T. L., & Codd, III, R. T. (2021). Ethical and legal guidance for mental health practitioners who wish to conduct research in a private practice setting. Behavior Therapy, 51(3), 313-323.
  • T. Codd (2018).  Practice-Based Research: A Guide for Clinicians. Routledge.
  • Persons, J. B. (2018). Simultaneous Practice and Research: A Model for Conducting Research in Private Practice. Practice-Based Research: A Guide for Clinicians.
  • LeJeune, J.T. & Luoma, J.B. (2017). Using social enterprise concepts to create a sustainable culture to fund research in a fee-for-service setting. In R.T. Codd (Ed.), Practice-Based Research: A Guide for Clinicians. Routledge Press.
  • Persons, J. B. (2016). Science in practice in cognitive behavior therapy. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 23, 454-458. Download here.
  • Koerner, K., & Castonguay, L. G. (2015). Practice-oriented research: What it takes to do collaborative research in private practice. Psychotherapy Research, 25, 67-83.
  • LeJeune, J. T. & Luoma, J. B. (2015). The integrated scientist-practitioner: A new model for combining research and clinical practice in fee-for-service settings. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 46, 421-428. Download here.
  • Persons, J. B. (2007). Psychotherapists collect data during routine clinical work that can contribute to knowledge about mechanisms of change in psychotherapy. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 14(3), 244-246.
  • Persons, J. B. (2001). Conducting Effectiveness Studies in the Context of Evidence‐Based Clinical Practice. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 8(2), 168-172.

Peer reviewed studies published through BHRC IRB:

  • Gates, V., Hsiao, M., Zieve, G. G., Courry, R., & Persons, J. B. (2021). Relationship to CBT outcome and dropout of decision support tools of the written case formulation, list of treatment goals, and plot of symptom scores. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 142,103874.
  • Lear, M. K., Luoma, J. B., & Chwyl, C. (2021). Psychological inflexibility prospectively predicts client non-disclosure in outpatient psychotherapy. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 19, 36-41. 
  • Thompson, B. L., Twohig, M. P., & Luoma, J. B. (2021). Psychological flexibility as a shared process of change in acceptance and commitment therapy and exposure and response prevention for obsessive-compulsive disorder: A single case design study. Behavior Therapy, 52, 286-297.
  • Ravid, A., Lagbas, E., Johnson, M., & Osborne, T. L. (2021). Targeting co-sleeping in children with anxiety disorders using a modified bedtime pass intervention: A case series using a changing criterion design. Behavior Therapy, 52(2), 298–312.
  • Thompson, B. L., Twohig, M. P., & Luoma, J. B. (2021). Psychological Flexibility as Shared Process of Change in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Single Case Design Study. Behavior therapy, 52(2), 286–297. 
  • Jensen, A., Fee, C., Miles, A. L., Beckner, V. L., Owen, D., & Persons, J. B. (2020). Congruence of patient takeaways and homework assignment content predicts homework compliance in psychotherapy. Behavior Therapy, 51(3), 424–433. 
  • Luoma, J.B., & Chwyl, C. (2020). Interpersonal mechanisms for the maintenance of self-criticism: Expressive suppression, emotion expression, and self-concealment. Current Psychology, 1-14. 
  • Lear, M.K., Luoma, J.B. &, Chwyl, C. (2020). The Influence of Self-Criticism and Relationship Closeness on Peer-Reported Relationship Need Satisfaction. Personality and Individual Differences, 110087. Download here.
  • Luoma, Jason & Chwyl, Christina & Bathje, Geoff & Davis, Alan & Lancelotta, Rafaelle. (2020). A Meta-Analysis of Placebo-Controlled Trials of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy. Journal of psychoactive drugs. 52. 10.1080/02791072.2020.1769878. 
  • Luoma, J. B., Pierce, B., & Levin, M. E. (2020). Experiential avoidance and negative affect as predictors of daily drinking. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 34(3), 421–433.
  • Zieve, G. G., Persons, J. B., & Yu, L. A. D. (2019). Relationship between dropout and outcome of naturalistic cognitive behavior therapy. Behavior Therapy, 50, 189-199.
  • Persons, J. B., & Thomas, C. (2019). Symptom severity at week four of cognitive behavior therapy predicts depression remission. Behavior Therapy, 50, 791-802.
  • Eidelman, P., Jensen, A., & Rappaport, L. M. (2018). Social support, negative social exchange, and response to case formulation-based cognitive behavior therapy. Cognitive behaviour therapy, 1-16.
  • Guinther, P. M. (2018). Contextual influence over deriving another’s false beliefs using a relational triangulation perspective taking protocol (RT‐PTP‐M2). Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior, 110(3), 500-521.
  • Luoma, J.B., Guinther, P., Lawless DesJardins, N. M., & Vilardaga, R. (2018). Is Shame a Proximal Trigger for Drinking? A Daily Process Study with a Community Sample. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 26(3), 290-301
  • Guinther, P. (2017). Contextual influence over deriving others’ true beliefs using a relational triangulation perspective-taking protocol (RT-PTP-M1). Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 108(3), 433-456.
  • Luoma, J.B., Guinther, P., Potter, J., & Cheslock, M. (2017). Experienced-Based Versus Scenario-Based Assessments of Shame and Guilt and Their Relationship to Alcohol Consumption and Problems. Substance Use and Misuse, 52(13), 1692-1700.
  • Persons, J. B., Koerner, K., Eidelman, P., Thomas, C., Liu, H. (2016). Increasing psychotherapists’ adoption and implementation of the evidence-based practice of progress monitoring. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 76, 24-31. Download pdf.
  • Thomas, C., & Persons, J. B. (2013). Sudden gains can occur in psychotherapy even when the pattern of change is gradual. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 20, 127-142.

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