Active Research Projects
- Probation Officers – Contingency Management – Emerging Adults (PO-CM-EA)
- Leveraging Evidence to Activate Parents (LEAP)
- The JEAP Initiative – Justice-Involved and Emerging Adults Populations Initiative
- 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 use problems in adolescents and emerging adults, particularly those who have co-occurring problems or are justice-involved. She’s also focused on effective dissemination of evidence-based practices, in particular through improving training and support for community-based providers.
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.
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.
Sheidow, A. J., McCart, M. R., & Davis, M. (2016). Multisystemic therapy for emerging adults (MST-EA) with serious mental illness and justice involvement. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 23, 356-367.
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.
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.
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.
Nowling, T. K., McClure, E., Simpson, A., Sheidow, A. J., Shaw, D., & Feghali-Bostwick, C. (2018). A focused career development program for women faculty at an academic medical center. Journal of Women’s Health, 27(12), 1471-1481. doi:10.1089/jwh.2018.6937
Sheidow, A. J., McCart, M. R., Chapman, J. E., & Drazdowski, T. K. (2020). Capacity of juvenile probation officers in low-resourced, rural settings to deliver an evidence-based substance use intervention to adolescents. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 34, 76-88.
Davis, M., Sheidow, A. J., McCart, M. R., & Perrault, R. T. (2018). Vocational coaches for justice-involved emerging adults. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 41, 266-276.
Zajac, K., Drazdowski, T. K., & Sheidow, A. J. (2020). Management of youth with substance use disorders in the juvenile justice system. In Y. Kaminer & K. C. Winters (Eds.), Clinical Manual of Youth Addictive Disorders (pp. 521-541). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.