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Alex R. Dopp

Alex R. Dopp

Assistant Professor

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

(PSYC)-Psychological Science

Phone: 479-575-4256

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My primary research interest is the dissemination and implementation (D&I) of evidence-based 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). D&I refers to the process of taking treatments that have shown effectiveness in research settings and using those treatments effectively in the complex world of community mental health settings. My work focuses on learning more about how that process works and understanding how it can be improved. Examples of D&I strategies range from training of clinical providers (e.g., learning collaboratives), to use of quality assurance methods (e.g., monitoring of intervention quality and effectiveness), to development of novel delivery methods (e.g., telehealth video-conferencing). I am also interested in the use of novel research methods, such as economic analysis and meta-analysis, to inform D&I of evidence-based treatments.


PSYC 3023: Abnormal Psychology


PSYC 6213: Psychotherapy Outcomes

PSYC 607V: Diversity Practicum

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

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

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

Sawyer, A. M., Borduin, C. M., & Dopp, A. R. (2015). Long-term impact of interventions for youth antisocial behavior: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 42, 130-144. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2015.06.009

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

Dopp, A. R. (2013). Treatment of sexual minority youth: Ethical considerations for professionals in psychology. Ethics and Behavior, 23, 16-30. doi:10.1080/10508422.2012.728474


Selected Book Chapters

Dopp, A. R., Smith, A. B., Berman, I. S., & Hill, M. (in press). Family and community therapies. In M. Martel (Ed.), Developmental Pathways to Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders. 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.