Holly B. Waldron, Ph.D.

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Education & Training

B.S., 1979
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Psychology

M.S., 1984
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Clinical Psychology

Ph.D., 1987
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Clinical Psychology

Dr. Waldron is a Senior Scientist at ORI and is the director of the Center for Family and Adolescent Research (CFAR), with adolescent drug-abuse treatment programs in Portland, Oregon and Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has nearly 30 years of experience in clinical work and research with adolescents and their families including randomized clinical trials evaluating individual and group motivational enhancement and cognitive behavioral therapies (MET-CBT), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) intervention for parents of resistant youth, and contingency management (CM) and technology-based strategies for adolescent substance abuse, HIV-risk, and related problem behaviors. Dr. Waldron is bilingual and much of her research and clinical work has focused on Spanish-speaking Hispanic or Latino youth and families in the United States and Latin America. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator for an 11-site effectiveness trial of FFT in California. To assist with supervision of therapists in California, Santiago, Chile, and other distal sites, Dr. Waldron has developed a technology platform for conducting direct supervision using internet resources. Dr. Waldron is also taking a lead role on several technology-focused treatment projects, including a web-based parenting intervention in which all data collection and intervention sessions are delivered online and a tele-health study in which therapists will deliver FFT services to families in rural areas via Internet-based video connection.

Current Projects

Group Community Reinforcement Training for Parents of Treatment-Elusive Youth

PROJECT PERIOD

04/01/13 - 03/31/16

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Erica Finstad, Hyman Hops

Co-Investigators
Charles Turner, Holly Waldron

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Building Outcomes with Observation Based Supervision: An FFT Effectiveness Trial

PROJECT PERIOD

09/30/10 - 06/30/16

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Michael Robbins, Holly Waldron

Co-Investigators
Janet Brody, Hyman Hops, Tim Ozechowski, Charles Turner

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Family Therapy via Video Teleconference for Substance-Abusing Rural Adolescents

PROJECT PERIOD

02/01/12 - 11/30/16

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Tim Ozechowski, Holly Waldron

Co-Investigators
Janet Brody, Hyman Hops

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Secondary Analysis of Functional Family Therapy in a Child Welfare Organization

PROJECT PERIOD

03/01/13 - 01/31/17

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Charles Turner

Co-Investigators
Michael Robbins, Holly Waldron

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Family and Adolescent Motivational Incentives for Leveraging Youth

PROJECT PERIOD

07/15/12 - 04/30/17

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Michael Robbins

Co-Investigators
Janet Brody, Charles Turner, Holly Waldron

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Functional Family Therapy for Adolescent Substance Abuse in Chile

PROJECT PERIOD

07/01/10 - 06/30/14

FUNDING AGENCY

Fogarty International Center/NIH

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Holly Waldron

Co-Investigators
Hyman Hops, Michael Robbins, Charles Turner

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Early Intervention for Minors in Possession of Alcohol/Drugs: A Feasibility Study

PROJECT PERIOD

07/05/11 - 06/30/14

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Hyman Hops

Co-Investigators
Tim Ozechowski, Holly Waldron

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Online Parent Training for Children with Behavior Disorders

PROJECT PERIOD

07/15/12 - 06/30/15

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Holly Waldron

Co-Investigators
Hyman Hops, Tim Ozechowski

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Process and Outcome Analysis of Group Treatment for Adolescent Substance Abuse

PROJECT PERIOD

01/01/13 - 12/31/15

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Tim Ozechowski

Co-Investigators
Holly Waldron

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Adolescent Substance Abuse: Progressive Treatment

PROJECT PERIOD

08/15/07 - 05/31/13

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Holly Waldron

Co-Investigators
Janet Brody

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Sequenced vs Integrated Delivery of Treatment for Adolescent Depression and SUD

PROJECT PERIOD

09/30/07 - 06/30/13

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Paul Rohde

Co-Investigators
Janet Brody, Charles Turner, Holly Waldron, Susan Duncan

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Predictors of Change Profiles in Studies of Adolescent Substance Abusers

PROJECT PERIOD

06/01/08 - 04/30/13

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Charles Turner

Co-Investigators
Hyman Hops, Holly Waldron

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Publications

Rohde, P., Turner, C. W., Waldron, H. B., Brody, J. L., & Jorgensen, J. (2016). Depression Change Profiles in Adolescents Treated for Comorbid Depression/Substance Abuse and Profile Membership Predictors. Journal Of Clinical Child And Adolescent Psychology: The Official Journal For The Society Of Clinical Child And Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53, 1-13.

Abstract or Full Text

Rohde, P., Waldron, H., Turner, C., Brody, J., & Jorgensen, J. (2014). Sequenced Versus Coordinated Treatment for Adolescents With Comorbid Depressive and Substance Use Disorders. Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology,

Abstract or Full Text

Waldron, H. B., Brody, J. L., Robbins, M. S. & Alexander, J. F. (in press). Functional Family Therapy for Adolescent Substance Use Disorders. Encyclopedia of Addictive Behaviors.

Waldron, H. B., Robbins, M. S., & Alexander, J. F. (2012, September). Functional Family Therapy: A summary of treatment outcome research from 1971 through 2011.

Abstract or Full Text

Waldron, H. B., Brody, J., & Turner, C. W. (in press). Group therapy for adolescent substance use disorders. In N. Jainchill (Ed.), Understanding and treating adolescent substance use disorders. Kingston , NJ : Civic Research Institute, Inc.

Feil, E.G., Gordon, D., Waldron, H, Jones, L., & Widdop, C. (2011) Development and pilot testing of an Internet-based version of Parenting Wisely, Family Psychologist, 27 (22), 22-26.

Waldron, H.B., & Brody, J.L. (2009). Functional Family Therapy for Adolescent Substance Use Disorders. In J Weisz and A Kazdin (eds.) Evidence-Based Psychotherapies for Children and Adolescents, 2nd. Ed.

Flicker, S., Turner, C. W., Waldron, H. B., Brody, J. L., & Ozechowski, T. J. (2008). Ethnic background, therapeutic alliance, and treatment retention in functional family therapy with adolescents who abuse substances. Journal of Family Psychology, Vol 22(1), pp. 167-170.

Flicker, S. M., Waldron, H. B., Turner, C. W., Brody, J., Hops., H. (2008). Ethnic matching and treatment outcome with Hispanic and Anglo substance-abusing adolescents in family therapy. Journal of Family Psychology, 22(3), 439-447.

Waldron, H. B., & Turner, C. W. (2008). Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for adolescent substance abuse: A review and meta-analyses. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37, 236-259.

Waldron, H. B., Kern-Jones, S., Turner, C. W., Peterson T.R., & Ozechowski, T. (2007). Engaging resistant adolescents in drug abuse treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 33(2), 133-142.

Kaminer, Y. & Waldron, H. B. (2006). Cognitive behavior therapy. In C. Rowe & H. Liddle (Eds.), Treating adolescent substance abuse: State of the science, pp. 396-419. New York : Cambridge University Press.

Waldron, H.B., Turner, C. W., & Ozechowski, T.J. (2006). Profiles of change in behavioral and family interventions for adolescent substance abuse and dependence. In H. A. Liddle & C. L. Rowe (Eds.), Adolescent substance abuse: Research and Clinical advances, pp. 357-374. New York : Cambridge University Press.

Waldron, H. B., Turner, C. W., & Ozechowski, T. J. (2005). Profiles of drug use behavior change for adolescents in treatment. Addictive Behaviors, 30, 1775-1796.

Dennis, M. L., Funk, R., Godley, S. H., Godley, M. D., Waldron, H. B. (2004). Cross validation of the alcohol and cannabis use measures in the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) and Timeline Followback (TLFB; Form 90) among adolescents in substance abuse treatment. Addiction, 99, 125-133.

Waldron, H. B., & Kaminer, Y. (2004). On the learning curve: Cognitive-behavioral therapies for adolescent substance abuse. Addiction, 99, 93-105.

Waldron, H. B., & Kaminer, Y. (2004). On the learning curve: The emerging evidence supporting cognitive-behavioral therapies for adolescent substance abuse. Addiction, 99, 93-105.

Abstract or Full Text

Waldron, H. B., & Kern-Jones, S. (2004). Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders in Children and Adolescents. In P. Barrett & T. Ollendick (Eds.), Handbook of interventions that work with children and adolescents: From prevention to treatment. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Wagner, E. F., Waldron, H. B., & Feder, A. B. (2003). Alcohol and drug abuse. In H. Orvaschel, J. Faust, & M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of conceptualization and treatment of child psychopathology. Oxford, England: Elsevier Science.

Miller, W. R., Westerberg, V. S., & Waldron, H. B. (2003). Evaluating alcohol problems in adults and adolescents. In R. K. Hester & W. R. Miller (Eds.), Handbook of alcoholism treatment approaches: Effective alternatives (3rd ed.). New York: Allyn & Bacon.

Ozechowski, T. J., Turner, C.W, Waldron, H. B. (2003). The treatment of adolescent conduct disorder and drug abuse, pp 381-396. In T.L., Sexton, G. Weeks, & M.S. Robbins, Handbook of Family Therapy (Third Edition). New York : Brunner-Routledge.

Waldron, H. B., Turner, C. W., Ozechowski, T. J., & Hops, H. (2003). Treatment-elusive" vs traditional outpatient adolescent substance abusers: Baseline and treatment outcome differences. In Y. Kaminer & M. L. Dennis (Eds.), Effectiveness of adolescent substance abuse treatment (pp. 118-125). National Institute on Drug Abuse Research Monograph No. 184. Rockville , MD : National Institutes of Health. [Peer-reviewed brief report.].

Waldron, H. B., & Flicker, S. M. (2002). Alcohol and drug abuse. In M. Hersen (Ed.), Clinical behavior therapy: adults and children (pp. 474-490). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Waldron, H. B., Miller, W. R., & Tonigan, J. S. (2001). Client anger as a predictor of differential response to treatment. In R. Longabaugh (Ed.), Project MATCH: Hypotheses, results and causal chain analyses, pp. 134-148. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Research Monograph. Rockville, MD: National Institutes of Health.

Waldron, H. B., Miller, W. R., & Tonigan, J. S. (2001). Client anger as a predictor of differential response to treatment. In R. Longabaugh (Ed.), Project MATCH: Hypotheses, results and causal chain analyses, pp. 134-148. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Research Monograph. Rockville, MD: National Institutes of Health.

Waldron, H. B., Slesnick, N., Brody, J. L., Turner, C. W., & Peterson, T. R. (2001). Four-and seven-month treatment outcomes for adolescent substance-abusing youth. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 69, 802-813.

Wagner, E.F. & Waldron, H.B. (Eds.) (2001). Innovations in adolescent substance abuse interventions. New York, Elsevier.

Waldron, H. B., Brody, J. L., & Slesnick, N. (2001). Integrated behavioral and family therapy for adolescent substance abuse, In P.M. Monti, S. M. Colby, and T. A. O’Leary (Eds.) Adolescents, alcohol, and substance abuse: Reaching teens through brief interventions (pp. 216-243). New York: Guilford.

Waldron, H. B., Slesnick, N., Brody, J. L., Turner, C. W., & Peterson, T. R. (2001). Treatment outcomes for adolescent substance abuse at 4- and 7-month assessments. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 69, 802-813.

Brody, J. L., & Waldron, H. B. (2000). Ethical issues in research on the treatment of adolescent substance abuse disorders. Addictive Behaviors, 25, 217-227.

Wagner, E. F., Brown, S., Myers, M., Monti, P. M., & Waldron, H. B. (1999). Innovations in adolescent substance abuse intervention. Alcoholism, 23, 236-249.

Waldron, H. B. (1998). Adolescent substance abuse disorders. In A. Bellack & M. Hersen (Eds.), Comprehensive clinical psychology (Vol. 5: Children and adolescents: Clinical formulation and treatment), pp. 539-563. Elsevier Science.

Waldron, H. B., & Slesnick, N. (1998). Treating the family. In W. R. Miller and N. Heather (Eds.), Treating addictive behaviors: Processes of change (2nd ed.) pp. 271-285. New York: Plenum.

Waldron, H. B. (1997). Adolescent substance abuse and family therapy outcome: A review of randomized trials. In T. H. Ollendick & R. J. Prinz (Eds.), Advances in clinical child psychology (Vol. 19, pp. 199-234). New York: Plenum.

Jaderlund, N. S., & Waldron, H. B. (1997). Interpersonal problem-solving interactions of depressed adolescents and their parents. Journal of Family Psychology, 11, 234-245.

Waldron, H. B., Turner, C. W., Barton, C., Alexander, J. F., & Cline, V. B. (1997). The contribution of therapist defensiveness to marital therapy process and outcome: A path analytic approach. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 25, 40-50.

Waldron, H. B., Turner, C. W., Barton, C., Alexander, J. F., & Cline, V. B. (1997). The contribution of therapist defensiveness to marital therapy process and outcome: A path analytic approach. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 25, 40-50.

Miller, W. R., Westerberg, V. S., & Waldron, H. B. (1995). Evaluating alcohol problems in adults and adolescents. In R. K. Hester & W. R. Miller (Eds.), Handbook of alcoholism treatment approaches: Effective alternatives (2nd ed., pp. 61-88). New York: Allyn & Bacon.

Experience

2002-present
Research Scientist
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

1996-present
Director
Center for Family and Adolescent Research, Albuquerque, NM

1984-2002
Associate Professor,
Psychology Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1995
Visiting Professor
University Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

1988-1994
Assistant Professor
Psychology Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1986-1987
Post-doctoral Resident
Juvenile Court Mental Health, Salt Lake City, UT

1985-1986
Psychology Internship
Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT

1984-1985
Psychology Assistant
Neuropsychological Consultants, Salt Lake City, UT

1981-1982
Research Assistant
Salt Lake County Mental Health, Salt Lake City, UT

1979 - 1980
Research Assistant
Child Psychiatry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Resources

Waldron, H. B., Robbins, M. S., & Alexander, J. F. (2012, September). Functional Family Therapy: A summary of treatment outcome research from 1971 through 2011.  PDF file