- About Us
Active Research Projects
- Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults MST-EA (NIDA)
- Juvenile Probation Officers-Contingency Management (JPO-CM)
- Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults MST-EA (NIMH)
- SAF- Randomized Trial of Supervisor Audit-and-Feedback Intervention
- RRFT: Integrative Risk Reduction and Treatment for Teen Substance Use Problems and PTSD
- MAP-OPT A: Research on Outpatient Treatment for Adolescents with Comorbidity
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.
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
Zajac, K., Andrews, A. R., & Sheidow, A. J. (2017). Conduct disorders and substance use problems in rural school settings. In K. D. Michael & J. P. Jameson (Eds.), Handbook of rural school mental health (1st ed., pp. 183–197). New York, NY: Springer.
Davis, M., Sheidow, A. J., & McCart, M. R. (2015). Reducing recidivism and symptoms in emerging adults with serious mental health conditions and justice system involvement. Journal of Behavioral Health and Services Research, 42, 172-190.
Sarver, D. E., McCart, M. R., Sheidow, A. J., & Letourneau, E. J. (2014). ADHD and risky sexual behavior in adolescents: Conduct problems and substance use as mediators of risk. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55, 1345-1353.
McCart, M. R., Sheidow, A. J., & Letourneau, E. J. (2014). Risk reduction therapy for adolescents (RRTA): Targeting substance use and HIV/STI-risk behaviors. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 21, 161-175.
Chapman, J. E., McCart, M. R., Letourneau, E. J., & Sheidow, A. J. (2013). Comparison of youth, caregiver, therapist, trained, and treatment expert raters of therapist adherence to a substance abuse treatment protocol. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81, 674-680.
Schoenwald, S. K., Sheidow, A. J., & Chapman, J. E. (2009). Clinical supervision in treatment transport: Effects on adherence and outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 410-421. doi:10.1037/a0013788
Feder, A. F., McCart, M. R., Kahn, G., Mauro, P. M., Sheidow, A. J., & Letourneau, E. J. (2018). Association of mental health symptoms and peer behaviors with risk for substance use and condomless sex among youths in juvenile drug court. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 27, 133-145.
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, 26, 324-331. doi:10.1080/1067828X.2017.1305935
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.