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Michael Twohig Lab Center For Clinical Studies


PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • Twohig, M. P. & Hayes, S. C. ACT verbatim for depression and anxiety: Annotated transcripts for learning Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. (2008). San Francisco, CA: New Harbinger Press.
  • Woods. D. W. & Twohig, M. P. Trichotillomania: An ACT-enhanced behavior therapy approach therapist guide. (2008). New York: Oxford Press.
  • Woods. D. W. & Twohig, M. P. Trichotillomania: An ACT-enhanced behavior therapy approach workbook. (2008). New York: Oxford Press.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Meuret, A. E., Wolitzky-Taylor, K. B., Twohig, M. P., & Craske, M. G. (in press). Coping skills and exposure therapy in panic disorder and agoraphobia: Latest advances and future directions. Behavior Therapy.
  • Fergus, T. A., Valentiner, D. P., Gillen, M. J., Hiraoka, R., Twohig, M. P., Abramowitz, J. S., & McGrath, P. B., (in press). Assessing psychological inflexibility: The psychometric properties of the Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire for Youth in two adult samples. Psychological Assessment.
  • Gundy, J. M., Woidneck, M. R., Pratt, K. M., Christian, A. W., & Twohig, M. P. (2011). Acceptance and commitment therapy: The state of the evidence in the field of health psychology. Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 8, 23-35.
  • Twohig, M. P., Hayes, S. C., Plumb, J. C., Pruitt, L. D., Collins, A. B., Hazlett-Stevens, H., & *Woidneck, M. R. (2010). A randomized clinical trial of acceptance and commitment therapy vs. progressive relaxation training for obsessive compulsive disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 705-716.
  • Bonn-Miller, M. O., Vujanovic, A. A., Twohig, M. P., Medina, J. L., & Huggins, J. L. (2010). Posttraumatic stress symptom severity and marijuana use coping motives: A test of the mediating role of non-judgmental acceptance within a trauma-exposed community sample. Mindfulness, 1, 98-106.
  • Twohig, M. P., & Whittal, M. L., Cox, J. M., & Gunter, R. (2010). An initial investigation into the processes of change in ACT, CT, and ERP for OCD. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 6, 67-83.
  • Twohig, M. P., & Crosby, J. M. (2010). Acceptance and commitment therapy as a treatment for problematic internet pornography viewing. Behavior Therapy, 41, 285-295.
  • Codd, R. T., Twohig, M. P. Crosby, J. M. & Enno, A. M. (2011).Treatment of three anxiety cases with acceptance and commitment therapy in a private practice. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 25, 203-217.
  • Codd, R. T., Twohig, M. P. *Crosby, J. M. & *Enno, A. M. (2011).Treatment of three anxiety cases with acceptance and commitment therapy in a private practice. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 25, 203-217.
  • Crosby, J. M., Bates, S. C., & Twohig, M. P. (2011). Examination of the relationship between perfectionism and religiosity as mediated by psychological inflexibility. Current Psychology, 30, 117-129.
  • Masuda, A. Twohig, M. P., Stormo, A. R., Feinstein, A. B., Chou, Y, & Wendell, J. W. (2010). The effects of cognitive defusion and thought distraction on emotional discomfort and believability of negative self-referential thoughts. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 4, 11-17.
  • Masuda, A. Twohig, M. P., Stormo, A. R., Feinstein, A. B., Chou, Y, & Wendell, J. W. (2010). The effects of cognitive defusion and thought distraction on emotional discomfort and believability of negative self-referential thoughts. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 4, 11-17.
  • Twohig, M. P., Crosby, J. M., & Cox J. M. (2009). Viewing internet pornography: For whom is it problematic, how, and why? Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, 16, 253-266.
  • Masuda, A., Anderson, P. L., Twohig, M. P., Feinsten, A. B., Chou, Y., Wendell, J. W., & Stormo, A. R. (2009). Help-seeking experiences and attitudes among African American, Asian American, and European American college students. International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling, 31, 168-180.
  • Twohig, M. P., Whittal, M. W., & *Peterson, K. A. (2009). Treatment of monozygotic twins with obsessive compulsive disorder using cognitive therapy and exposure with ritual prevention. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 37, 475-480.
  • Twohig, M. P. (2009). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for treatment-resistant posttraumatic stress disorder: A case study. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 16, 243-252.
  • Masuda, A., Hayes, S. C., Twohig, M. P., Lillis, J., Fletcher L., & Gloster, A. T. (2009). Comparing Japanese international students and U.S. college students’ mental health related stigmatizing attitudes. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 37, 178-189.
  • Masuda, A., Hayes, S. C., Twohig, M. P., Cardinal, C. D., Lillis, J. & Washio, Y. (2009). A parametric study of cognitive defusion and the believability and discomfort of negative selfrelevant thoughts. Behavior Modification, 33, 250-262.
  • Twohig, M. P. (2009). The application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to obsessive compulsive disorder. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 16, 18-28.
  • Twohig, M. P. & Whittal M. L. (2009). A case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 16, 3-6.
  • Luoma, J. B., Hayes, S. C., Twohig, M. P., Roget, N., Fisher, G., Padilla, M., Bissett, R., Holt, C., & Kohlenberg, B. K. (2007). Augmenting continuing education with psychologically-focused group consultation: Effects on adoption of group drug counseling. Psychotherapy Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 44, 463-469.
  • Twohig, M. P., Schoenberger, D., & Hayes, S. C. (2007). A preliminary investigation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a treatment for marijuana dependence. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 619-632.
  • Twohig, M. P. & O’Donohue, W. T. (2007). Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in late-term pregnancy with exposure therapy. Clinical Case Studies, 6, 525-535.
  • Masuda, A., Hayes, S. C., Fletcher, L. B., Seignourel, P.J., Bunting, K., Herbst, S. A., Twohig, M. P., & Lillis, J. (2007). The impact of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy versus education on stigma toward people with psychological disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 2764-2772.
  • Luoma, J. B., Twohig, M. P., Waltz, T., Hayes, S. C., Roget, N., Padilla, M., & Fisher, G. (2007). An investigation of stigma in individuals receiving treatment for substance abuse. Addictive Behavior, 32, 1331-1346.
  • Twohig, M. P., Hayes, S. C., & Masuda, A. (2006). A preliminary investigation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a treatment for chronic skin picking. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 1513-1522.
  • Twohig, M. P. & Varra, E. M. (2006). Treatment of drug-induced stereotypy. Behavior Analyst Today, 7, 206-211.
  • Twohig, M. P., Hayes, S. C., & Masuda, A. (2006). Increasing willingness to experience obsessions: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Behavior Therapy, 37, 3-13.
  • Teng E. J., Woods, D. W., & Twohig, M. P. (2006). Treatment of skin picking and its psychological correlates: A comparison of Habit Reversal to wait-list. Behavior Modification, 30, 411-422.
  • Masuda, A., Hayes, S. C., Sackett, C., & Twohig, M. P. (2004). Cognitive defusion and selfrelevant negative thoughts: Examining the impact of a ninety year old technique. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 42, 477-485.
  • Sass, D. A., Twohig, M. P., & Davies, W. H. (2004). Defining the independent variables and ensuring treatment integrity: A comparison across journals of different theoretical orientations. the Behavior Therapist, 27 (8), 172-174.
  • Twohig, M. P., & Woods, D. W. (2004). A Preliminary investigation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Habit Reversal as a treatment for trichotillomania. Behavior Therapy, 35, 803-820.
  • Sass, D. A., Twohig, M. P., & Davies, W. H. (2004). Toward the dissemination and acceptance of behavioral interventions: Reporting sample characteristics. The Behavior Therapist, 27, 101-102.
  • Marcks, B. A., Woods, D. W., Teng, E. J., & Twohig, M. P. (2004). What do those who know, know? Investigating providers’ knowledge about Tourette Syndrome and its treatment. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 11, 298-305.
  • Teng E. J., Woods, D. W., Marcks, B. A., & Twohig, M. P. (2004). Body focused repetitive behaviors: Proximal and distal effects of affective variables on behavior expression. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 26, 55-64.
  • Woods, D. W., Twohig, M. P., Flessner, C., & Roloff, T. J. (2003). Treatment of vocal tics in children with Tourette’s Syndrome: Investigating the efficacy of Habit Reversal. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 36, 109-112.
  • Twohig, M. P., Woods, D. W., Marcks, B. M., & Teng, E. J. (2003). Evaluating the efficacy of Habit Reversal: Comparison to a placebo control. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 64, 1, 40-48.
  • Woods, D. W., & Twohig, M. P. (2002). Using Habit Reversal to treat chronic vocal tic disorder in children. Behavioral Interventions, 17, 159-168. 32.
  • Teng, E. T., Woods, D. W., Twohig, M. P., & Marcks, B. A. (2002). Body focused repetitive behavior problems: Prevalence in a non-referred population and differences in somatic awareness. Behavior Modification, 26(3), 340-360.
  • Twohig, M. P., & Woods D. W. (2001). Evaluating the necessary duration of the competing response in Habit Reversal: A parametric analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 34, 517-520.
  • Woods, D. W., Watson, T. S., Wolfe, E., Twohig, M. P., & Friman, P. C. (2001). An experimental analysis of the influence of tic-related conversation on vocal and motor tics in children with Tourette’s Syndrome. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 34, 353-356.
  • Twohig, M. P., & Woods, D. W. (2001). Habit Reversal as a treatment for chronic skin picking in typically developing adult male siblings. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 34, 217-220.
  • Woods, D. W., Twohig, M. P., Fuqua, R. W., & Hanley, J. M. (2000). Treatment of stuttering with Regulated Breathing: Strengths, limitations, and future directions. Behavior Therapy, 31, 457-568.

Invited Papers/Book Chapters

  • Twohig, M.P., Field, C., *Armstrong, A., *Dahl, A. (in press). Acceptance and mindfulness as mechanisms of change in mindfulness-based interventions for children and adolescents. In R. Baer (Ed.). Assessing mindfulness and acceptance: Illuminating the process of change. Oakland: New Harbinger.
  • Twohig, M. P. & *Peterson, K. A. Trichotillomania. (in press). In S. Goldstein and J. Naglieri (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. New York: Springer.
  • Codd, R. T. & Twohig, M. P. (in press). Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. In S. Goldstein and J. Naglieri (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. New York: Springer.
  • *Crosby J. M. & Twohig, M. P. (in press). Habit Reversal. In S. Goldstein and J. Naglieri (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. New York: Springer.
  • Twohig, M. P., Plumb, J. P., Mukherjee, D., & Hayes S. C. (in press). The use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with treatment resistance obsessive compulsive disorder. In D. Sookman & R. Leahy (Eds.). Treatment Resistant Anxiety Disorders: Resolving impasses to symptom remission.
  • Twohig, M. P. & *Crosby, J. M. (2008). Values Clarification. In W. T. O’Donohue and J. E. Fisher (Eds.). Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Applying empirically supported practice techniques in your practice (2nd edition). (pp. 583-588). Hoboken NY: John Wiley & Sons. Also appears in W. T. O’Donohue and J. E. Fisher (Eds.) General principles and empirically supported techniques of cognitive behavior therapy. (pp. 681-686). Hoboken NY: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Twohig, M. P. & *Peterson, K. A. (2008). Distress tolerance. In W. T. O’Donohue and J. E. Fisher (Eds.). Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Applying empirically supported practice techniques in your practice (2nd edition). (pp. 167-173). Hoboken NY: John Wiley & Sons. Also appears in W. T. O’Donohue and J. E. Fisher (Eds.) General principles and empirically supported techniques of cognitive behavior therapy. (pp. 265-271). Hoboken NY: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Twohig, M. P., Hayes, S. C., & Berlin, K. S. (2008). A behavioral approach to cognitions: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for childhood externalizing disorders. In L.A. Greco & S. C. Hayes (Eds.) Acceptance and Mindfulness Interventions for Children, Adolescents, and Families. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
  • Twohig, M. P., Hayes, S. C., & Berens, N. M. (2007). A contemporary behavioral analysis of childhood behavior problems. In D. W. Woods & J. Kantor (eds.). A modern behavioral analysis of clinical problems. (pp. 417-444). Reno, NV: Context Press.
  • Twohig, M. P., Moran, D. J., & Hayes, S. C. (2007). A functional contextual account of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. In D. W. Woods & J. Kantor (eds.). A modern behavioral analysis of clinical problems. (pp. 117-156). Reno, NV: Context Press.
  • Twohig, M. P., Pierson, H. M., & Hayes, S. C. (2006). Homework in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In N. Kazantzis & L. L'Abate (Eds.). Handbook of homework assignments in psychotherapy: Research, practice, and prevention. New York: Springer- Kluwer.
  • Twohig, M. P., Masuda, A., Varra, A. A. & Hayes, S. C. (2005). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a treatment for anxiety disorders. In S. M. Orsillo & L. Roemer (Eds.), Acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches to anxiety: conceptualization and treatment. (pp. 101-130). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishing.
  • Twohig, M. P. (2005). Book Review of The anorexia workbook: How to accept yourself, heal your suffering, and reclaim your life. Revista Latinoamericana De Psicologia, 37, 2, 404-405.
  • Hayes, S. C., Smith, S., Lillis, J., & Twohig, M. P. (2005). Doing it. In S. C. Hayes & S. Smith. Get out of your mind and into your life. (pp. 171-194). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
  • Hayes, S. C., Strosahl, K. D. Bunting, K., Twohig, M. P., & Wilson, K. G. (2004). What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy? In S. C. Hayes & K. D. Strosahl (Eds.) A practical guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. (pp. 1-30) New York: Guilford Press.
  • Twohig, M. P., & Friman, P. C. (2004). Personality theories: Operant. In T. S. Watson & C. H. Skinner (Eds.) Comprehensive encyclopedia of school psychology. (pp. 239-242). Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.
  • Twohig, M. P., & Friman, P. C. (2003). Tic Disorders: Tourette’s Disorder, Chronic Tics Disorder, and Transient Tic Disorder. In T. H. Ollendick & C. S. Schroeder (Eds.), Encyclopedia of pediatric and child psychology. (pp. 669-671). Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.
  • Twohig, M. P., & Friman, P. C. (2003). Habit Reversal. In T. H. Ollendick & C. S. Schroeder (Eds.), Encyclopedia of pediatric and child psychology. (pp.271-272). Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.
  • Woods, D. W., & Twohig, M. P. (2002). Home-based reinforcement. In M. Hersen & W. Sledge (Eds.), The encyclopedia of psychotherapy, 1. (pp. 937-941). USA. Academic Press.
  • Woods, D. W., & Twohig, M. P. (2001). Habit Reversal treatment manual for oral-digital habits. In D. W. Woods & R. G. Miltenberger (Eds.), Tic disorders, trichotillomania, and other repetitive behavior disorders: Behavioral approaches to analysis and treatment. (pp. 241-268). Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.