Alex R. Dopp
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
My primary research interest is the dissemination and implementation (D&I) of psychological treatments for children and families, especially those who are traditionally underserved (e.g., racial and ethnic minorities, low-income communities, rural communities) and/or those involved in multiple service systems (e.g., juvenile justice, child welfare). Through D&I research, I seek to understand the conditions, strategies, and outcomes necessary to deploy evidence-based treatments (that have shown effectiveness in research settings) within the complex world of health care and social service systems. There are two major foci to my program of research. First, I investigate the economics of D&I for evidence-based psychosocial treatments – including questions about the economic impact of implementation efforts as well as financing strategies to support implementation and sustainment. Second, I pursue the development of innovative clinical tools that are contextually appropriate for D&I with underserved populations – examples include use of human-centered design, telepsychology, and culturally relevant services. To pursue these two research foci, I use a variety of mixed research methods including multilevel regression models, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, qualitative interviews, concept mapping, and meta-analysis.
PSYC 3023: Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 6213: Psychotherapy Outcomes
PSYC 607V: Diversity Practicum
PSYC 609V: Seminar - Dissemination and Implementation Science
B.A., University of Michigan, 2009
M.A., University of Missouri, 2012
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2016
Clinical Internship, Medical University of South Carolina/ Charleston Consortium, 2015-2016
Selected Journal Articles
Gonzalez, M. L. S., McCord, C. E., Dopp, A. R., Tarlow, K. R., Dickey, N. J., McMaughan, D. K., & Elliott, T. R. (in press). Telemental health training and delivery in primary care: A case report of interdisciplinary treatment. Journal of Clinical Psychology.
Dopp, A. R., Schaeffer, C. M., Swenson, C. C., & Powell, J. S. (2018). Economic impact of multisystemic therapy for child abuse and neglect. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. doi:10.1007/s10488-018-0870-1
Dopp, A. R., Coen, A. S., Smith, A. B., Reno, J. R., Bernstein, D. B., Kerns, S. E. U., & Altschul, D. B. (2018). Economic impact of the statewide implementation of an evidence-based treatment: Multisystemic therapy in New Mexico. Behavior Therapy. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2017.12.003
Dopp, A. R., Smith, A. B., Dueweke, A., &, Bridges, A. J. (in press) Cost-savings analysis of primary care behavioral health in a pediatric setting: Implications for provider agencies and training programs. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 6(2), 129-139. doi:10.1037/cpp0000231
Dopp, A. R., Feldner, M. T., Mapes, A., & Wolkowicz, N. (2017). Implementation of telepsychology services in a university training clinic: Process and lessons learned. The Behavior Therapist, 40(7), 261-267. Retrieved from http://www.abct.org/docs/PastIssue/40n7.pdf
Dopp, A. R., Borduin, C. M., Willroth, E. C., & Sorg, A. A. (2017). Long-term economic benefits of psychological interventions for criminality: Comparing and integrating estimation methods. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Advance online publication. doi.org/10.1037/law0000134
Dopp, A. R., Borduin, C. M., White, M. H., & Kuppens, S. (2017). Family-based treatments for serious juvenile offenders: A multilevel meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(4), 335-354. doi:10.1037/ccp0000183
Dopp, A. R., Hanson, R. F., Saunders, B. E., Dismuke, C. E., & Moreland, A. D. (2017). Community-based implementation of trauma-focused interventions for youth: Economic impact of the learning collaborative model. Psychological Services, 14(1), 57-65. doi:10.1037/ser0000131
Johnides, B. D., Borduin, C. M., Wagner, D. V., & Dopp, A. R. (2017). Effects of multisystemic therapy on caregivers of serious juvenile offenders: A 20-year follow-up to a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(4), 323-334. doi:10.1037/ccp0000199
Dopp, A. R., Borduin, C. M., Rothman, D., & Letourneau, E. J. (2017). Evidence-based treatments for youths who engage in illegal sexual behaviors. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 46(5), 631-645. doi:10.1080/15374416.2016.1261714
Borduin, C. M., & Dopp, A. R. (2015). Economic impact of multisystemic therapy with juvenile sexual offenders. Journal of Family Psychology, 29, 687-696. doi:10.1037/fam0000113
Dopp, A. R., Borduin, C. M., Wagner, D. V., & Sawyer, A. M. (2014). Economic impact of multisystemic therapy through midlife: A cost-benefit analysis with serious juvenile offenders and their siblings. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82, 694-705. doi:10.1037/a0036415
Wagner, D. V., Borduin, C. M., Sawyer, A. M., & Dopp, A. R. (2014). Long-term prevention of criminality in siblings of serious and violent juvenile offenders: A 25-year follow-up to a randomized clinical trial of multisystemic therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82, 492-499. doi:10.1037/a0035624
Selected Book Chapters
Dopp, A. R., Smith, A. B., Berman, I. S., & Hill, M. (2018). Family and community therapies. In M. Martel (Ed.), Developmental Pathways to Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders (pp. 263-295). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.
Borduin, C. M., Dopp, A. R., Questch, L. B., & Johnides, B. D. (2017). Multisystemic therapy for violent and aggressive youths. In P. Sturmey (Ed.), The Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression (Vol. 2: Assessment, Prevention and Treatment of Individuals). New York: Wiley. doi:10.1002/9781119057574.whbva070
Borduin, C. M., Dopp, A. R., Borduin, B. J., & Munschy, R. J. (2016). Multisystemic therapy for youths with problem sexual behaviours: Empirical, theoretical, and clinical foundations. In D. P. Boer, L. E. Marshall & W. L. Marshall (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook on the Theories, Assessment, & Treatment of Sexual Offending (1st ed., Vol. III: Treatment, pp. 1331-1346). New York: Wiley.
Borduin, C. M., Dopp, A. R., & Taylor, E. K. (2013). Evidence-based interventions for serious and violent juvenile offenders. In L. A. Craig, L. Dixon, & T. A. Gannon (Eds.), What works in offender rehabilitation: An evidence-based approach to assessment and treatment (pp. 192-210). New York: Wiley.
Selected Other Publications
Coen, A. S., & Dopp, A. R. (2016). New Mexico MST outcomes tracking project: Results for New Mexico’s MST providers, July 2005-June 2015. Denver, CO: Center for Effective Interventions.
Dopp, A. R. & Coen, A. S. (2014). Youth receiving multisystemic therapy save taxpayers in New Mexico more than $54 million, save crime victims $105 million. Mount Pleasant, SC: MST Services, Inc.