DOUGLAS WOODS | PROFESSOR &
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.