DOUGLAS WOODS | PROFESSOR & DEPARTMENT HEAD
Ph.D., Western Michigan University (1999)
Dr. Woods interests are in understanding, developing treatments for, and disseminating behavioral interventions for children and adults with Tourette Syndrome, Trichotillomania and other OCD-spectrum disorders. Major ongoing lab projects include testing an acceptance and commitment (ACT)-based treatment for trichotillomania and testing a computerized self-help intervention for children with Tourette Syndrome. Dr. Woods is primarily interested in training students who desire a career in research.
DR. WOODS PLANS ON ADMITTING A DOCTORAL STUDENT FOR THE UPCOMING 2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR
- 2009-2013: CBIT for Neurology Clinics. Tourette Syndrome Association, $49,280
- 2009-2013: CBIT for Young Children with Tourette Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome Association. $17,877
- 2008-2013: Acceptance Enhanced Behavior Therapy for Trichotillomania. National Institutes of Health, $1,608,337
- 2008-2013: Curriculum Redesign to Enhance Training in Scientifically Validated Behavioral Treatments. National Institutes of Health. $86,826
SAMPLE OF RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Peer Reviewed Articles
Capriotti, M. R., Espil, F. M., Conelea, C. A., & Woods, D. W. (2013). Environmental factors as potential determinants of premonitory urge severity in youth with Tourette Syndrome. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 2, 37-42.
Specht, M. W., Woods, D. W., Nicotra, C. M., Kelly, L. M., Ricketts, E. J., Conelea, C. A., & Walkup, J. T. (2013). Effects of tic suppression: Suppressibility, rebound, negative reinforcement, and habituation to the urge versus extinction learning. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 24-30.
Capriotti, M. R., Brandt, B. C., Ricketts, E. J., Espil, F. M., & Woods, D. W. (2012). Comparing the Effects of Reinforcement and Response Cost Contingencies on Tic Suppression and Expression in Youth with Tourette Syndrome. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 251-263. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2012.45-000
Himle, M.B., Freitag, M.J., Walther, M., Franklin, S., Ely, L.J., & Woods, D.W. (2012). A randomized pilot trial comparing videoconference versus face-to-face delivery of behavior therapy f or childhood tic disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50, 565-570.
Snorrason, I., Belleau, E.L., & Woods, D.W. (2012) How related are pathological hair pulling and skin picking? A review of evidence for comorbidity, similarities and shared etiology. Clinical Psychology Review, 32, 618-629. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2012.05.008
Wilhelm, S., Peterson, A. L., Piacentini, J. C., Woods, D. W., Deckersbach, T., Sukhodolsky, D. G., Chang, S., Liu, H., Dzuria, J., Walkup, J. T., & Scahill, L. (2012). Randomized trial of behavior therapy for adults with Tourette’s disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry, 69(8), 795-803.
Woods, D. W., Piacentini, J. C., Scahill, L. D., Peterson, A. L., Wilhelm, S…Walkup, J. T. (2011). Behavior Therapy for tics in Children: Acute and long term effects on secondary psychiatric and psychosocial functioning. Journal of Child Neurology, 26(7), 858-865. DOI: 10.1177/0883073810397046.
Piacentini, J. C., Woods, D. W., Scahill, L. D., Wilhelm, S., Peterson, A., Chang, S., Ginsburg, G., Deckersbach, T., Dzuria, J., Levi-Pearl, S. & Walkup, J. T. (2010). Behavior therapy for children with Tourette Syndrome: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 303, 1929-1937.
Woods, D. W., Walther, M. R., Bauer, C. C., Kemp, J. J., & Conelea, C. A. (2009). The development of stimulus control over tics: A potential explanation for contextually-based variability in the symptoms of Tourette syndrome. Behaviour Research and Therapy,47,41-47.
Woods, D. W., Himle, M. B., Miltenberger, R. G., Carr, J. E., Osmon, D. C., Karsten, A. M., Jostad, C., & Bosch, A. (2008). Durability, negative impact, and neuropsychological predictors of tic suppression in children with chronic tic disorders. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 237-245.
Woods, D. W., Flessner, C. A., Franklin, M. E., Keuthen, N. J., Goodwin, R., Stein, D. J., Walther, M., & Trichotillomania Learning Center Scientific Advisory Board. (2006). The Trichotillomania Impact Project (TIP): Exploring Phenomenology, Functional Impairment, and Treatment Utilization. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 67, 1877-1888.
Woods, D. W., Wetterneck, C. T., & Flessner, C. A. (2006). A controlled evaluation of acceptance and commitment therapy plus habit reversal as a treatment for trichotillomania. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 639-656.
Woods, D. W. & Kanter, J. (2007). Understanding Behavior Disorders: A contemporary behavioral perspective. Context Press.
Woods, D. W., Piacentini, J. C., & Walkup, J. (2007). Treating Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders: A Guide for Practitioners. New York: NY: The Guilford Press.
Woods, D. W., Piacentini, J. C., Chang, S., Deckersbach, T., Ginsburg, G., Peterson, A. L., Scahill, L. D., Walkup, J. R., & Wilhelm, S. (2008). Managing Tourette’s Syndrome: A Behavioral Intervention for Children and Adults (Therapist Guide). New York: Oxford University Press.