Treatment Integrity Measurement Study (TIMS) andTreatment Integrity Measure-Efficient (TIME) projects

The Treatment Integrity Measurement Study (TIMS) was an NIMH-funded project designed to develop and test the utility of four related but distinct observational measures of treatment integrity. TheTreatment Integrity Measurement-Efficient (TIME) study is an effort to reduce the size and/or time needed for the use of the observational instruments we developed in TIMS. Our four measures tap:

  1. Adherence: The degree to which a therapist was following the treatment manual
  2. Differentiation: The degree to which a therapist was engaged in a variety of different treatment strategies
  3. Competence: The quality of the therapist’s delivery of core CBT interventions as well as some measurement ofcommon factors competence

The TIMS/TIME team:Investigators

Bryce D.McLeod, Ph.D. (UCLA, 2004)

Dr. McLeod received his Bachelor's of Arts degree of the University of Virginia in 1995 and his PhD from UCLA in 2004. Following graduation, he joined the faculty in the VCU Department of Psychiatry; he joined the faculty in the VCU Department of Psychology in 2007. His research focuses upon using treatment process research to inform the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments, measurement of treatment integrity, and the relation between parenting and child anxiety. Dr. McLeod was co-PI of TIMS and is co-PI for TIME.

Michael A. Southam-Gerow, Ph.D. (Temple University, 1997)

Dr. SG is originally from Detroit, MI. He received his AB degree from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!)in 1989. After three years living in Seattle, where he acquired a love for coffee, he moved to Philadelphia and earned his PhD from Temple University in 1997. While in Philly, he learned to cheer for thePhillies and Eagles. He completed his internship at the UCSD/VAMC consortium in San Diego, CA where he indulged his love of burritos. After a post-doc working with John Weisz at UCLA, he joined the faculty at VCU in 2001. His research focuses on dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments, measurement of treatment integrity, and emotion regulation in children and adolescents.Dr. SG was co-PI of TIMS and is co-I for TIME.

The TIME team:Graduate Students

Julia Revillion Cox, B.S.(Seattle University, 2009)

Originally from Los Angeles, California, Julia graduated from Seattle University in 2009 with a B.S. in Psychology. Before joining Dr.Southam-Gerow’s lab, she worked as a Research Coordinator at the University of Washington, School of Medicine in the Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy. Broadly, her research interests lie in the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based mental health treatments for youth, as well as child maltreatment and posttraumatic stress. Julia joined the lab in the Fall of 2012.

Stephanie Violante, B.S.(University of Washington, 2013)

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Stephanie grew up in Seattle, WA and graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Psychology in 2013. Her research interests involve the implementation of evidence-based practices in community settings and how to reduce burden on providers in order to increase treatment integrity. Stephanie joined the lab in Fall of 2016.

The TIME team:Project Coordinator

Priya Srivastava, B.S.(Case Western Reserve University, 2015)

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Priya graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology. She is currently the Project Coordinator for the Treatment Integrity Measure Efficient (TIME) study. Overall, Priya's research interests involve anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress. Priya joined the lab in Summer 2016.

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Michael A. Southam-Gerow, Ph.D.