Research at the Redwood Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Research

At the Redwood Center, we aim to stay up-to-date on research relevant to our patients and trainees, to bring a scientific approach to our work with our patients, to conduct research, and to contribute to the scientific psychological literature. 

We pursue those goals via:

  • Evidence-based treatment and training. Our treatment and trainings are informed by findings in the scientific literature.

  • Scientific approach to treatment and training. We collect data at every therapy session to help guide our decisions in our work with patients. The data inform us and our patients about whether we are meeting each patient's needs and whether changes in the work we do together might help us better meet those needs.

  • Contributing to science. Using our clinical and training data, we make conference presentations and write papers to further general understanding of CBT and factors that might impact how patients respond to CBT. We offer the opportunity to participate in research to our patients, but this participation is completely optional and choosing not to participate does not impact treatment in any way.

  • Research informs treatment and training. We read and discuss psychological and psychiatric research, attend scientific conferences, and serve as reviewers for journals and conferences.

Selected Publications:

Eidelman, P., Jensen, A., & Rappaport, L. (2018). Social Support, Negative Social Exchange, and Response to Case Formulation Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 17, 1-16.

Persons, J.B., Hong, J.J., Eidelman, P. & Owen, D. (2016). Learning from practice and patients. In J.C. Norcross, G.R., Vanderbos, & D.K. Freedheim (Eds.), APA handbook of clinical psychology. American Psychological Association.

Eidelman, P., Talbot, L., Ivers, H., Bélanger, L., Morin, C.M., & Harvey, A.G. (2016). Change in dysfunctional beliefs about sleep in behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia. Behavior Therapy, 47, 102-115.

Persons, J.B., Koerner, K., Eidelman, P., Thomas, C., & Liu, H. (2016). Increasing psychotherapists’ adoption and implementation of the evidence-based practice of progress monitoring. Behavior Research and Therapy, 76, 24-31.

Persons, J.B. & Hong, J.J. (2015). Case formulation and the outcome of cognitive behavior therapy. In N. Tarrier (Ed.), Case formulation in cognitive behaviour therapy (2nd ed.). Routledge

Gershon, A., & Eidelman, P. (2015). Inter-episode affective intensity and instability: Predictors of depression and functional impairment in bipolar disorder. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 46, 14-18.

Hong, J. J. (2014). Anxiety disorders in Asians and Asian Americans. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 7, 74-76.

Harvey, A.G., Bélanger, L., Talbot, L., Eidelman, P., Beaulieu-Bonneau, S., Fortier-Brochu, E., Ivers, H., Lamy, M., Hein, K., Soehner, A., Mérette, C., & Morin, C.M. (2014). Comparative efficacy of behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy for chronic insomnia: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82, 670-683.  

Hong, J.J. (2013). An idiographic evidence-based approach to addressing cultural factors in treatment: A case example. the Behavior Therapist, 36, 143-146.

Eidelman, P., Gershon, A., Kaplan, K., McGlinchey, E., & Harvey, A. (2012). Social support and social strain in inter-episode bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 14, 628-640.

Hall, G, Hong, J.J., Zane, N., Meyer, O. (2011). Culturally competent treatments for Asian Americans: The relevance of mindfulness and acceptance-based psychotherapies. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 18, 215-231.