Ashli J. Sheidow, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist
Oregon Social Learning Center

Active Research Projects

Primary Research and Clinical Interests

Dr. Sheidow researches treatments for mental health and substance abuse problems in adolescents and emerging adults, particularly those who have co-occurring problems. She’s also focused on effective dissemination of evidence-based practices, in particular training practices for community-based counselors.

Dr. Sheidow’s research interests have focused broadly on the development, prevention, and treatment of adolescent and young adult psychopathology and delinquency from an ecological perspective, with concentrations in co-occurring disorders, effective dissemination of evidence-based practices, and advanced quantitative methods. Her work, funded primarily by NIDA and NIMH, has included intervention development and evaluation projects, as well as dissemination and implementation research. She is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse and the Journal of Behavioral Health Services Research, and has led programming for national conferences on adolescent substance abuse research.

Recent Publications

  • Zajac, K., Andrews, A. R., & Sheidow, A. J. (in press). Conduct disorders and substance use problems in rural school settings. In K. Michael & J. P. Jameson (Eds.), Handbook of rural school mental health. New York, NY: Springer.

  • Letourneau, E. J., McCart, M. R., Sheidow, A. J., & Mauro, P. M. (2017). First evaluation of a contingency management intervention addressing adolescent substance use and sexual risk behaviors: Risk Reduction Therapy for Adolescents. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 72, 56-65.

  • Mauro, P. M., McCart, M. R., Sheidow, A. J., Naeger, S. E., & Letourneau, E. J. (2017). Parent and youth engagement in court-mandated substance use disorder treatment. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse. Online first. doi:10.1080/1067828X.2017.1305935

  • McCart, M. R., & Sheidow, A. J. (2016). Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for adolescents with disruptive behavior. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 45, 529-563. doi:10.1080/15374416.2016.1146990

  • Mistler, L. A., Sheidow, A. J., & Davis, M. (2016). Transdiagnostic Motivational Enhancement Therapy to reduce treatment attrition: Use in emerging adults. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 23, 368-384.