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AlRasheed, R.#, Woodard, G. S#., Nguyen, J.#, Daniels, A.#, Park, N.#, Berliner, L., & Dorsey, S. (2022). Transitioning to Telehealth for COVID-19 and Beyond: Perspectives of Community Mental Health Clinicians. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. [LINK]


Woodard, G. S.#, Triplett, N. S.#, Frank, H. E.#, Harrison, J. P.#, Robinson, S., & Dorsey, S. (2021). The impact of implementation climate on community mental health clinicians’ attitudes toward exposure: An evaluation of the effects of training and consultation. Implementation Research and Practice. [LINK]

Lyon, A. R., Coifman, J., Cook, H., McRee, E., Liu, F. F., Ludwig, K., Dorsey, S., … & McCauley, E. (2021). The Cognitive Walkthrough for Implementation Strategies (CWIS): a pragmatic method for assessing implementation strategy usability. Implementation Science Communications2(1), 1-16. [PDF]

Lewis, C. C., Hannon, P. A., Klasnja, P., Baldwin, L. M., Hawkes, R., Blackmer, J., & Johnson, A. (2021). Optimizing Implementation in Cancer Control (OPTICC): protocol for an implementation science center. Implementation Science Communications2(1), 1-16. [PDF] *Dr. Dorsey serves as a peer mentor in the OPTICC Center.

Meza, R. D.#, Triplett, N. S.#, Woodard, G. S.#, Martin, P.#, Khairuzzaman, A. N.#, Jamora, G.#, & Dorsey, S. (2021). The relationship between first-level leadership and inner-context and implementation outcomes in behavioral health: a scoping review. Implementation Science16(1), 1-21. [PDF]

Triplett, N. S.#, Woodard, G. S.#, AlRasheed, R.#, Meza, R. D.#, Robinson, S., Berliner, L., & Dorsey, S. (2021). Application of Evidence-Based Treatment in Community Mental Health Settings: Examining EBT Delivery Duration and Client Discharge. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 1-8. [PDF]


Becker-Haimes, E.M., Klein, M.R., McLeod, B.D., Schoenwald, S.K., Dorsey, S., Hogue, A., Fugo, P.B., Phan, M.L., Hoffacker, C., & Beidas, R.S. (in press). The TPOCS-Self-Reported Therapist Intervention Fidelity for Youth (TPOCS-SeRTIFY): A Case Study of Pragmatic Measure Development. Implementation Research and Practice.

Triplett#, N.S., Munson, S., Mbwayo, A., Mutavi, T., Weiner, B.J., Collins, P., Amanya, C., Dorsey, S. (in press). Applying Human-centered Design to Maximize Acceptability, Feasibility, and Usability of Mobile Technology Supervision in Kenya: A Mixed Methods Pilot Study Protocol. Implementation Science Communications.

Lyon, A.R., Pullman, M.D., Dorsey, S., Levin, C., Gaias, L.M., Brewer, S.K., Larson, M., Corbin, C.M., Davis, C., Muse, I., Joshi, M., Reyes, R., Jungbluth, N.J., Barrett, R., Hong, D., Gomez, M.D, & Cook, C.R. (2020). Protocol for a hybrid type 2 cluster randomized trial of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and a pragmatic individual-level implementation strategy. Implementation Science.

Meza#, R. D., Kiche S., Soi#, C., Khairuzzaman, A. N., Nales#, C. J. R., Whetten, K., Wasonga, A. I., Amanya, C., & Dorsey, S. (2020). Barriers and facilitators of child and guardian attendance in task-shifted mental health services in schools in Western Kenya. Global Mental Health, 7(e16), 1-10. PMC – In Process. [PDF]

Kutner, B. A., King, K. M., Dorsey, S., Creegan, E., & Simoni, J. M. (2020). The Anal Sex Stigma Scales: A New Measure of Sexual Stigma Among Cisgender Men Who have Sex with Men. AIDS and Behavior. PMC – In Process.

Dorsey, S., Gray, C. L., Wasonga, A. I., Amanya, C., Weiner, B. J., Belden, C. M., Martin#, P., Meza#, R. , Weinhold, A., Soi#, C., Murray, L. K., Lucid#, L., Turner, E. L., Mildon, R., & Whetten, K. (2020). Advancing successful implementation of task-shifted mental health care in low-resource settings (BASIC): Protocol for a stepped wedge cluster randomized trial. BMC Psychiatry, 20 (10), 1-14. PMC – In Process. [PDF]

Dorsey, S., Lucid#, L., Martin#, P., King, K. M., O’Donnell, K., Murray, L. K., Wasonga, A. I., Itemba, D. K., Cohen, J. A., Manongi, R., & Whetten, K. (2020). Effectiveness of task-shifted trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children who experienced parental death and posttraumatic stress in Kenya and Tanzania a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry. PMC – In Process. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.4475 [PDF]

Triplett#, N. S., Sedlar, G., Berliner, L., Jungbluth, N., Boyd, M., Dorsey, S. (2020). Evaluating a train-the-trainer approach for increasing EBP training capacity in community mental health. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. PMC – In Process. doi:10.1186/s12913-015-1224-2 [PDF]


Dorsey, S., Meza#, R. D., Martin#, P., Gray, C. L., Triplett#, N. S., Soi#, C., Woodard#, G. S., Lucid#, L., Amanya, C., Wasonga, A., Whetten, K. (2019). Lay counselor perspectives of providing a child-focused mental health intervention for children: Task-sharing in the education and health extension sectors in Kenya. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 1-15. PMC – In Process. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00860. [PDF]

Woodard#, G. S., Triplett#, N. S., Martin#, P., Meza#, R. D., Lyon, A. R., Berliner, L., & Dorsey, S. (2019). Implementing mental health services for children and adolescents: Caregiver involvement in school-based care. Psychiatric Services. [PDF]

Murray, L. K., Haroz, E., Dorsey, S., Kane, J., Bolton, P. A., Pullmann, M. D. (2019). Understanding mechanisms of change: An unpacking study of the evidence-based common-elements treatment approach (CETA) in low and middle income countries. Behaviour Research and Therapy. PMC – In Process. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2019.103430 [PDF]

King, K. M., Pullmann, M. D., Lyon, A. R., Dorsey, S., & Lewis, C. C. (2019). Using implementation science to close the gap between the optimal and typical practice of quantitative methods in clinical science. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 128(6), 547-562. [PDF]

Ibañez, L. V., Vander Stoep, A., Myers, K., Zhou, C., Dorsey, S.,Steinman, K. J., Stone, W. L. (2019). Promoting early autism detection and intervention in underserved communities: Study protocol for a pragmatic trial using a stepped-wedge design.BMC Psychiatry, 19(169), 1-13. [PDF]

Lyon, A. R., Dorsey, S., Pullmann, M. D., Martin#, P., Grigore, A. A., Becker#, E. M., & Jensen-Doss, A. (2018). Reliability, validity, and factor structure of the Current Assessment Practice Evaluation-Revised (CAPER) in a national sample. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. 1-21. doi: 10.1007/s11414-018-9621-z. [PDF]

Meza#, R. D., Beidas, R. S., Erhart, M. G., Mandell, D. S., Dorsey, S., Frederick, L., Oh, C., & Locke#, J. (2019). Discrepancies and agreement in perceptions of implementation leadership: Associations with dosage of school-based evidence-based practices for children with autism. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 1-12. PMCID: PMC – In Process. doi:10.1007/s10488-019-00932-3. [PDF]

Locke#, J., Lawson, G. M., Beidas, R. S., Aarons, G. A., Xie, M., Lyon, A. R., Stahmer, A., Seidman, M., Frederick, L., Oh, C., Spaulding, C., Dorsey, S., Mandell, D. S. (2019). Individual and organizational factors that affect implementation of evidence-based practices for children with autism in public schools: A cross-sectional observational study. Implementation Science, 14(29). PMCID: PMC – In Process. [PDF]

Meza#, R. D., Jungbluth, N., Sedlar, G., Martin, P., Berliner, L., Wiltsey-Stirman, S., Dorsey, S. (2019). Clinician-reported modification to a CBT approach in children’s mental health. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 00(0), 1-10. PMCID: PMC – In Process. doi:10.1177/1063426619828369. [PDF]

Murray, L. K., Haroz, E. E., Pullmann, M. D., Dorsey, S., Kane, J., Augustinavicius, J., Lee, C., Bolton, P. (2019). Under the hood: lay counsellor element use in a modular multi-problem transdiagnostic intervention in lower resource countries. Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 12, e6. PMCID: PMC – In Process. doi:10.1017/S1754470X18000144. [PDF]

Yang, J. P., Simoni, J. M., Dorsey, S., Lin, Z., Sun, M., Bao, M., Lu, H. (2019). Reducing distress and promoting resilience: a preliminary trial of a CBT skills intervention among recently HIV-diagnosed MSM in China. AIDS Care. PMCID: PMC – In Process. doi:10.1080/09540121.2018.1497768. [PDF]

Peterson#, R., Darnell#, D., Berliner, L., Dorsey, S., Murray, L., & Monroe-DeVita, M. (2019). Implementing transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral psychotherapy in adult public behavioral health: A pilot evaluation of the feasibility of the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA). Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 1-17. PMCID: PMC – In Process. [PDF]

Davidson, T. M., Bunnell, B. E., Saunders, B. E., Hanson, R., Danielson, C. K., Cook, D., Chu, B., Dorsey, S., Adams, Z. W., Andrews, A. R., Walker, J., Soltis, K. E., Cohen, J., Deblinger, E., & Ruggiero, K. J. (2019). Pilot evaluation of a tablet-based application to improve quality care in child mental health treatment. Behavior Therapy. PMCID: PMC – In Process. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2018.07.005. [PDF]


Lucid#, L., Meza#, R., Pullmann, M. D., Jungbluth, N., Deblinger, E., & Dorsey, S. (2018). Supervision in community mental health: Understanding intensity of EBT focus. Behavior Therapy, 49. 481-493. [PDF]

Darnell#, D.A., Parker, L.E., Wagner, A.W., Dunn, C.W., Atkins, D.C., Dorsey, S., & Zatzick, D.F. (2018). Task-shifting to improve the reach of mental health interventions for trauma patients: Findings from a pilot study of trauma nurse training in patient-centered activity scheduling for PTSD and depression. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. PMCID: PMC – In Process. doi:10.1080/16506073.2018.1541928.

Banillo-Escobar, F.J., Fandiño-Losada, A., Martínez-Buitrago, D., Santaella-Tenorio, J., Tobón-Garcia, D., Muñoz-Morales, E. J…Dorsey, S., Gutierrez-Martinez, M.I., Bolton, P. (2018). A randomized controlled trial of a transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral intervention for afro-descendants’ survivors of systemic violence in Colombia. PLOS One, 13(12), e0208483. PMCID: PMC6287825. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0208483. [PDF]

Pullmann, M. D., Lucid#, L., Harrison#, J., Martin#, P., Deblinger, E., Benjamin#, K.S., Dorsey, S., (2018). Implementation climate and time predict intensity of supervision content related to evidence based treatment. Frontiers in Public Health: Public Health Education and Promotion, 6(280). PMCID: PMC6180155. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2018.00280. [PDF]

Amaya-Jackson, L., Hagele, D., Sideris, J., Potter, D., Briggs, E. C., Keen, L., Murphy, R. A., Dorsey, S., Patchett, V., Ake, G. S., Socolar, R. (2018). Pilot to policy: statewide dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments for traumatized youth. BMC Health Services Research, 18. PMCID: PMC6064171. doi:10.1186/s12913-018-3395-0. [PDF]

Murray, L. K., Haros, E., Doty, S. B., Singh, N., Bogdanov, S., Bass, J., Dorsey, S., Bolton, P. A. (2018). Testing the effectiveness of a brief version of the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) in Ukraine: A study protocol for a randomized control trial. Trials, 19(418). PMCID: PMC6090833. doi:10.1186/s13063-018-2752-y.

Martin#, P., Murray, L., Darnell, D#., Dorsey, S. (2018). Transdiagnostic treatment approaches for greater public health impact: Implementing principles of evidence-based mental health interventions. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 25, PMCID: PMC – In Process. doi:10.1111/cpsp.12270. [PDF]

Murray, L.K., Hall, B.J., Dorsey, S., Ugeuto, A.M., Puffer, E.S., Sim, A., Ismael, A., Bass, J., Akiba#, C., Lucid#, L., Harrison#, J., Erikson, A., & Bolton, P.A. (2018). An evaluation of a common elements treatment approach for youth in Somali refugee camps. Global Mental Health. 5. 1-15. doi: 10.1017/gmh.2018.7. [PDF]

Dorsey, S., Kerns, S.E.U., Lucid#, L., Pullmann, M.D., Harrison#, J.P., Berliner, L., Thompson, K., & Deblinger, E. (2018). Objective coding of content and techniques in workplace-based supervision of an EBT in public mental health. Implementation Science, 13 (19). doi: 10.1186/s13012-017-0708-3. [PDF]

Locke#, J., Violante#, S., Pullmann M.D., Kerns S.E.U., Jungbluth N., & Dorsey S. (2018). Agreement and discrepancy between supervisor and clinician alliance: Associations with clinician’s perceptions of psychological climate and emotional exhaustion. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 45(3). 505-517. doi: 10.1007/s10488-017-0841-y. [PDF]


Dorsey, S., Pullmann, M. D., Kerns, S., Jungbluth, N., Meza#, R., Thompson, K., & Berliner, L. (2017). The juggling act of supervision in community mental health: Implications for supporting evidence-based treatment. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 44(6), 838-852. doi: 10.1007/s10488-017-0796-z. [PDF]

Dorsey, S., Lyon, A., Pullmann, M. D., Jungbluth, N., Berliner, L., & Beidas, R. (2017). Behavioral rehearsal for analogue fidelity: Feasibility in a state-funded children’s mental health initiative. Administration and Policy in Mental Health Services and Mental Health Services Research, 44(3), 395-404. doi:10.1007/s10488-016-0727-4. [PDF]

Dorsey, S., McLaughlin, K., Kerns, S., Harrison#, J., Lambert#, H., Briggs-King, E., . . . & Amaya-Jackson, L. (2017). Evidence-base update for psychosocial treatments for children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 0(0). 1-28. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2016.1220309. [PDF]

Woods-Jaeger#, B. W., Morris#, C. M., Lucid#, L., Akiba#, C., & Dorsey, S. (2017). The art and skill of delivering culturally responsive Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Tanzania and Kenya. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 9(2), 230-238. doi:10.1037/tra0000170. [PDF]


Dorsey, S., Berliner, L., Lyon, A. R., Pullmann, M. D., & Murray, L. K. (2016). A statewide common elements initiative for children’s mental health. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 43(2), 246–261. doi:10.1007/s11414-014-9430-y. doi: 10.1007/s11414-014-9430-y. [PDF]

Beidas, R. S., Maclean, J. C., Fishman, J., Dorsey, S., Schoenwald, S. K., Mandell, D. S., & … Marcus, S. C. (2016). A randomized trial to identify accurate and cost-effective fidelity measurement methods for cognitive-behavioral therapy: Project FACTS study protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 16(1), 323. doi:1186/s12888-016-1034-z. [PDF]

Locke#, J., Beidas, R. S., Marcus, S., Stahmer, A., Aarons, G. A., Dorsey, S., … & Mandell, D. S. (2016). A mixed methods study of individual and organizational factors that affect implementation of interventions for children with autism in public schools. Implementation Science, 11(1), 135. doi:10.1186/s13012-016-05018. [PDF]

Kane#, J.C., Murray, L.K., Cohen, J., Dorsey, S., Skavenski, van Wyk, S., Galloway Henderson, J., Imasiku, M., Mayeya, J., & Bolton, P. (2016). Moderators of treatment response to trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy among youth in Zambia. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 57 (10). 1194-1202. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12623. [PDF]

Deblinger, E., Pollio, E., & Dorsey, S. (2016). Applying Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy in group format. Child Maltreatment, 21(1), 59-73. doi: 10.1177/1077559515620668. [PDF]

Kerns, S. E. U., Cevasco, M., Comtois, K. A., Dorsey, S., King, K., McMahon, R. J., . . . & Trupin, E. W. (2016). An interdisciplinary university-based initiative for graduate training in evidence-based treatments for children’s mental health. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 24(1), 3-15. doi: 10.1177/1063426615583457. [PDF]


Weiss, W., Murray, L., Zangana, G., Mahmooth, Z., Kaysen, D., Dorsey, S., . . . & Bolton, P. (2015). Community-based mental health treatments for survivors of torture and militant attacks in Southern Iraq: A randomized control trial. BMC Psychiatry, 15(249), 1-16. doi: 10.1186/s12888-015-0622-7. [PDF]

Dorsey, S., Lucid#, L., Murray, L. K., Bolton, P., O’Donnell, K., Itemba, D., . . . & Whetten, K. (2015). A qualitative study of mental health problems among orphaned children and adolescents in Tanzania. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 203(11), 864-870. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000388. [PDF]

Murray, L. K., Skavenski#, S., Kane, J. C., Mayeya, J., Dorsey, S., Cohen, J. A., . . . & Bolton, P. A. (2015). Effectiveness of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy among trauma-affected children in Lusaka, Zambia: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA Pediatrics, 169(8), 761-769. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.0580. [PDF]

Lyon, A., Bruns, E., Ludwig, K., Vander Stoep, A., Pullmann, M. D., Dorsey, S., . . . & McCauley, E. (2015). The Brief Intervention for School Clinicians (BRISC): A mixed-methods evaluation of feasibility, acceptability, and contextual appropriateness. School Mental Health, 7(4), 273-286. doi: 10.1007/s12310-015-9153-0. [PDF]

Dorsey, S., & Cohen, J. (2015). Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In P. Clements, & S. Seedat (Eds.), Mental Health Issues of Child Maltreatment. Saint Louis, MO: STM Learning, Inc.

Fitzgerald, M. M., Torres, M. M., Shipman, K., Gorrono, J., Kerns, S., & Dorsey, S.(2015). Child welfare caseworkers as brokers of mental health services: A Pilot Evaluation of Project Focus Colorado. Child Maltreatment., 20(1), 37–49. doi: 10.1177/10775595145622448. [PDF]

Berliner, L., Fitzgerald, M., Dorsey, S., Chaffin, M., Ondersma, S., & Wilson, C. (2015). Report of the APSAC task force on evidence-based service planning guidelines for child welfare. Child Maltreatment, 20(1), 6–16. doi: 10.1177/1077559514562066. [PDF]

Lyon, A. R., Dorsey, S., Pullman, M. Silbaugh-Cowdin#, J., Berliner, L. (2015). Clinician use of standardized assessments following a common elements psychotherapy training and consultation program. Administration and Policy in Mental Health,42(1) 47-60. doi: 10.1007/s10488-014-0543-7. [PDF]


Bolton, P., Lee, C., Haroz#, E. E., Murray, L., Dorsey, S., Robinson, C., . . . & Bass, J. (2014). A transdiagnostic community-based mental health treatment for comorbid disorders: Development and outcomes of a randomized controlled trial among Burmese refugees in Thailand. PLoS Medicine, 11(11), e1001757. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed. [PDF]

O’Donnell, K., Dorsey, S., Gong, W., Whetten, R., Ostermann, J., Mfangavo, L., Itemba, D., Manongi, R., Cohen, J., & Whetten, K. (2014). Cognitive-behavioral group treatment for orphaned children with traumatic grief in sub-Saharan Africa: A Pilot Study. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27(6), 664-671.

Southam-Gerow, M., & Dorsey, S. (2014). Qualitative and mixed methods research in dissemination and implementation science: Introduction to special issue. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 43(6), 845-850. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2014.930690. [PDF]

Murray, L. K., Dorsey, S., & Lewandowski, E. (2015). Global dissemination and implementation of child evidence-based practices in low-resources countries. In R. Beidas & P. Kendall (Eds.), Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices in child and adolescent mental health. Oxford University Press.

Dorsey, S., Berliner, L., Lyon, A. R., Pullmann, M., & Murray, L. K. (2014). A statewide common elements initiative for children’s mental health. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 43(2), 246-261doi: 10.1007/s11414-014-9430-y. [PDF]

Dorsey, S., Pullmann, M., Berliner, L., Koschmann, E. F., McKay, M., & Deblinger, E. (2014). Engaging foster parents in treatment: A randomized trial of supplementing Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with evidence-based engagement strategies. Child Abuse and Neglect, 38(9), 1508-1520. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.03.020. [PDF]

Dorsey, S., Conover#, K., & Cox#, J. R. (2014). Improving foster parent engagement: Using qualitative methods to guide tailoring of evidence-based engagement strategies. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 43(6), 877-889. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2013.876643. [PDF]

Dorsey, S., & Harrison#, J. P. (2014). Extending the evidence-base for prolonged exposure: Effectiveness with sexual abuse-related PTSD in adolescent girls [Peer commentary on “Prolonged exposure vs. supportive counseling for sexual abuse-related PTSD in adolescent girls,” by E. B. Foa, C. P. McLean, S. Capaldi, & D. Rosenfield]. Evidence Based Mental Health. 

Beidas, R. S., Cross, W. F., & Dorsey, S. (2014). Show me don’t tell me: Behavioral rehearsal as a training and fidelity tool. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 21(1), 1–11. [PDF]


Dorsey, S., Pullman, M. D., Deblinger, E., Berliner, L., Kerns, S. E. U., Thompson, K., Unützer, J., Weisz, J. R., & Garland, A. F. (2013). Improving practice in community-based settings: A randomized trial of supervision – study protocol. Implementation Science, 8(89). doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-8-89. [PDF]

Murray, L. K., Dorsey, S., Haroz#, E., Lee, C., Alsiary, M., Haydary, A., Weiss, W. M., & Bolton, P. (2013). A common elements treatment approach for adult mental health problems in low- and middle-income countries. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 21(2), 111–123[PDF]

Murray, L. K., Dorsey, S., Skavenski#, S., Jere, J., Kasoma, M., Imasiku, M., Hupunda, G., Bolton, P., Bass, J., & Cohen, J. (2013). Identification, modification, and implementation of an evidence-based psychotherapy for children in a low-income country: The use of TF-CBT in Zambia. International Journal of Mental Health Systems7(1), 1–24. doi: 10.1186/1752-4458-7-24. [PDF]

Berliner, L., Dorsey, S., Merchant, L., Jungbluth, N., Sedlar, G. (2013). Practical Guide for EBP Implementation in Public Health. Washington State Division of Behavior Health and Recovery, Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress & University of Washington, School of Medicine, Public Behavior Health and Justice Policy. (Read Online)

Berliner, L., Dorsey, S., Sedlar, G., Jungbluth, N., & Merchant, L. (2013). Everyday Competence and Fidelity for EBP Organizations: Practical Guide. Washington State Division of Behavior Health and Recovery, Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress & University of Washington, School of Medicine, Public Behavior Health and Justice Policy. (Read Online)


Dorsey, S., & Deblinger, E. (2012). TF-CBT applications for children in foster care. In J. Cohen, A. Mannarino, & E. Deblinger (Eds.),Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents: Treatment Applications (p. 49–72). New York, NY: Guilford Press. (Purchase from Publisher)

Self-Brown, S., Valente, J., Wilde, R. C., Whitaker, D., Galanter, R., Dorsey, S., & Stanley, J. (2012). Utilizing benchmarking to study the effectivenss of parent-child interaction therapy implementation in a community setting. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21, 1041–1049. doi: 10.1007/s10826-012-9566-4. [PDF]

Galanter, R., Self-Brown, S.,Valente, J., Dorsey, S., Whitaker, D., Bertuglia-Haley, & Prieto, M. (2012). Effectiveness of parent-child interaction therapy delivered to at-risk families in home setting. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 34(3), 177–196. doi: 10.1080/07317107.2012.707079. [PDF]

Dorsey, S., Burns, B. J., Southerland, D., Cox#, J. C., Wagner, R., & Farmer, E. M. Z. (2012). Prior trauma exposure for youth in treatment foster care. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21, 816–824. doi: 10.1007/s10826-011-9542-4. [PDF]

Dorsey, S., Kerns, S. E. U., Trupin, E. W., Conover#, K. L., & Berliner, L. (2012). Child welfare caseworkers as service brokers for youth in foster care: Findings from project focus. Child Maltreatment. Special Issue: Disseminating child maltreatment interventions: Research on implementing evidence-based programs, 17, 22–31. doi: 10.1177/1077559511429593. [PDF]


Murray, L. K., Dorsey, S., Bolton, P., Jordans, M., Rahman, A., Bass, J. & Verdeli, H. (2011). Building capacity in mental health interventions in low resource countries: An apprenticeship model for training local providers. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 5, 1–12. doi: 10.1186/1752-4458-5-30. [PDF]

Dorsey, S., Briggs, E. C., & Woods#, B. A. (2011). Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in children and adolescents. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 20, 255–269. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2011.01.006. [PDF]

Mustillo, S. A., Dorsey S., Conover#, K., & Burns, B. J. (2011). Parental depression and child outcomes: The mediating effects of abuse and neglect. Journal of Marriage and Family73, 164-180. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2010.00796.x. [PDF]

Dorsey, S., Cox#, J. R., Conover#, K. L., & Berliner, L. (2011). Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents in foster care. Children, Youth, and Family News, APA, Summer 2011 Issue. (Read Online)

Murray L. K., & Dorsey, S. (2011). Components-based intervention for children and adolescents. Unpublished treatment manual for a components-based, cognitive behavioral intervention for lay counselors in low and middle -income countries.


Forehand, R., Dorsey, S., Jones, D. J., Long, N., & McMahon, R. J. (2010). Adherence and flexibility: They can (and do) coexist. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 17, 258–264. [PDF]

Kerns, S. E. U., Dorsey, S., Trupin, E. W., & Berliner, L. (2010). Project Focus: Promoting emotional health and wellbeing for youth in foster care through connections to evidence-based practices. Report on Emotional and Behavioral Disorders of Youth, 10, 30–38.

Shook#, S. E., Jones, D. J., Dorsey, S., Forehand, R., & Brody, G. (2010). The mother-coparent relationship and youth adjustment: A study of African American single-mother families. Journal of Family Psychology24, 243–251. doi: 10.1037/a0019630. [PDF]

Murray, L. K., & Dorsey, S. (2010). Components-based intervention for adults. Unpublished treatment manual for a components-based, cognitive behavioral intervention for lay counselors in low and middle-income countries.


Dorsey, S., Farmer, E. M. Z., Barth, R. P, Greene#, K. M., Reid, J., & Landsverk, J. (2008). Current status and evidence base of training for foster and treatment foster parents. Children and Youth Services Review, 30, 1403–1416. doi: 10.1016.j.childyouth.2008.04.008. [PDF]

Dorsey, S., Mustillo, S. A., Farmer, E. M. Z., & Elbogen, E. (2008). Caseworker assessments of risk for recurrent maltreatment: Association with case-specific risk factors and re-reports. Child Abuse and Neglect, 32, 377–391. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2007.06.006. [PDF]


Dorsey, S., Forehand, R., & Brody, G. (2007). Coparenting conflict and parenting behavior in economically disadvantaged single parent African American families: The role of maternal psychological functioning. Journal of Family Violence, 22, 621–630. doi: 10.1007/s10896-007-9114-y. [PDF]

Dorsey, S., Farmer, E. M. Z., Thompson, E., & Larrieu. (2007). Therapeutic foster care: A viable option for treating youth in families and in the community. The Judges Page. (Read Online)


Van Dorn, R. A., Mustillo, S., Elbogen, E. B., Dorsey, S., Swanson, J. W., & Swartz, M. S. (2005). The effects of early sexual abuse on adult risky sexual behaviors among persons with severe mental illness. Child Abuse and Neglect, 29 (11), 1265–1279. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2005.06.004. [PDF]

Mustillo, S. A., Dorsey, S., & Farmer, E. M. Z. (2005). Quality of relationships between youth and community service providers: Reliability and validity of the Trusting Relationship Questionnaire. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 14, 577–590. doi: 10.1007/s10826-005-7189-8. [PDF]

Jones, D. J., Forehand, R., Dorsey, S., Foster, S., & Brody, G. (2005). Coparent support and conflict in African American single mother-headed families:  Associations with maternal and child psychosocial functioning. Journal of Family Violence, 20, 141–150. doi: 10.1007/s10896-005-3650-0. [PDF]

Kotchick, B. A., Dorsey, S., & Heller, L. (2005). Predictors of parenting among single African American mothers: Personal and contextual factors. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 67, 448–460. [PDF]


Shaffer, A., Kotchick, B. A., Dorsey, S., & Forehand, R. (2004). Parenting antisocial children and adolescents. In M. Hoghughi, & N. Long (Eds.), Handbook of Parenting (p. 256–275). London: Sage. (Purchase from Publisher)

Farmer, E. M. Z., Dorsey, S., & Mustillo, S. A. (2004). Intensive home and community interventions. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 13, 857–884. (Read Online)

Armistead, L., Clark, H., Barber, C. N., Dorsey, S., Hughley, J., Favors, M., et al. (2004). Participant retention in the Parents Matter! Program: Strategies and outcome. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 67–80. (Read Online)


Dorsey, S., & Forehand, R. (2003). The relation of social capital to child psychosocial adjustment difficulties: The role of positive parenting and neighborhood dangerousness. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 25, 11–23. [PDF]


Brody, G., Dorsey, S., Forehand, R., & Armistead, L. (2002). Unique and protective contributions of parenting and classroom processes to the adjustment of African American children living in single-parent families. Child Development, 73, 274–286. [PDF]


Shaffer, A., Kotchick, B. A., Dorsey, S., & Forehand, R. (2001). The past, present, and future of behavioral parent training: Interventions for child and adolescent problem behaviors. Behavior Analyst Today, 2, 91–105. [PDF]


Forehand, R., Brody, G., Armistead, L., Dorsey, S., Morse, E., Morse, P., & Stock, M. (2000). The role of community risks and resources in the psychosocial adjustment of at-risk children: An examination across two community contexts and two informants. Behavior Therapy, 31, 395–414. [PDF]


Dorsey, S., Klein, K., & Forehand, R. (1999). Parenting self-efficacy of HIV-infected mothers: The role of social support. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 61, 295–305. [PDF]

Dorsey, S., Forehand, R., Armistead, L., Morse, E., & Morse, P. (1999). Mother knows best? Mother and child report of behavior difficulties in children of HIV-infected mothers. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 21, 191–206. [PDF]

Kotchick, B. A., Dorsey, S., Miller, K. S., & Forehand, R. (1999). Adolescent sexual risk-taking behavior in single-parent ethnic minority families. Journal of Family Psychology, 13, 93–102. [PDF]

Dorsey, S., Watts Chance, M., Forehand, R., Morse, E., & Simon, P. (1999). The Family Health Project: Children whose mothers are HIV infected. Journal of Family Psychology, 13, 103–117.


Miller, K. S., Kotchick, B. A., Dorsey, S., & Forehand, R. (1998). Family communication about sex: What are parents saying and are their adolescents listening? Family Planning Perspective, 30, 218–222. [PDF]

Family Health Project Research Group* (1998). The Family Health Project: A multidisciplinary longitudinal investigation of children whose mothers are HIV infected. Clinical Psychology Review, 18, 839–856. [PDF]

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* Member of the Research Group and co-author of article


  • Dorsey, S., O’Donnell, K., Whetten, K., Gong, W., Itemba, D., & Manongi, R. (2013, May). Scaling up care for orphans in Tanzania: A task-sharing approach to mental health treatment. In Global Models of Implementation. Symposium presented at the 2nd Biannual Seattle Implementation Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Dorsey, S., Beidas, R., & Cross, W. (2013, May). Seeing is believing: Behavioral rehearsal methodology. In Innovative Approaches for Making EBPs Work. Symposium presented at the 2nd Biannual Seattle Implementation Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Dorsey, S. (2010, October). Improving the lives of traumatized children through enhanced parenting. 10th Annual Conference on PCIT for Traumatized Children, Davis, CA. Invited Keynote Address.