Kurt D. Michael Ph.D

Dr. Michael's reseach interests include child and adolescent psychopathology; school mental health; rural service delivery; depression and anxiety; substance abuse disorders; meta-analysis and psychotherapy outcome

There are 30 included publications by Kurt D. Michael Ph.D:

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
An Adaptation of the Coping Cat Program: The Successful Treatment of a 6-Year-Old Boy With Generalized Anxiety Disorder 2012 96 Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) during childhood is a common condition with negative implications.This case study describes the successful cognitive-behavioral treatment of a 6-yearold boy with excessive worry and sleep disturbances. Because of th...
Background and preliminary results of a growing interdisciplinary rural school mental health collaborative [Presentation Slides] 2009 445 Conference presentation
Behavioral treatment of trichotillomania: A case study 2004 12489 Once considered a rare clinical condition, trichotillomania is now recognized as a psychological disorder that is more prevalent than previously thought. The behavioral treatment of a 21-year old college woman with a longstanding history of chronic h...
Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for College Students With ADHD: A Case Series Report 2015 190 Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is often diagnosed in childhood but persists into adulthood in many cases. Thisdisorder, which is defined by the core symptoms of IA and HI, is also associated with impairment in academic settings, inte...
Cognitive-behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder: A case of prolonged tooth brushing. 2006 7788 Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents is a prevalent condition with a number of adverse correlates and implications. The cognitive-behavioral treatment of an 11-year-old girl with prolonged tooth brushing is described in thi...
Comparative Efficacy and Acceptability of Psychotherapies For Depression in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis 2015 249 Previous meta-analyses of psychotherapies for child and adolescent depression were limited because of the small number of trials with directcomparisons between two treatments. A network meta-analysis, a novel approach that integrates direct and indir...
Convergent Validity of the Internalizing Symptoms Scale for Children with Three Self-Report Measures of Internalizing Problems 1997 2163 Data that serve to support the convergent validity of the Internalizing Symptoms Scale for Children (ISSC), a new child self-report measure for assessing internalizing symptoms, are presented. The results of three studies are presented, wherein ISSC ...
Cultivating a new harvest: Rational and preliminary results from a growing interdisciplinary rural school mental health program 2009 820 It is well established that a significant number of young people suffer from mental health concerns at any given time. Yet a substantial proportion of these young people do not receive adequate treatment. Thus, in order to address this gap in health ...
Depression Among College Students: Trends in Prevalence and Treatment Seeking 2006 20395 In a study of 182 undergraduates, a substantial proportion of the students in this sample reported significant symptoms of depression, yet only a minute number of them had ever sought treatment for their ailments. Further, the college men in this stu...
Developing and Implementing a University-School Mental Health Partnership to Enhance Student Health and Learning Outcomes [Presentation Slides] 2009 608 Participants will learn about the nature and scope of how mental health problems adversely impact student performance and learning. Participants will learn the details about how to set up a university-school district partnership to provide mental hea...
Does cognitive behavioural therapy in the context of a rural school mental health programme have an impact on academic outcomes? 2013 111 Given the prevalence of mental health dif?culties among children and adolescents, schools have become a suitable context for providing psychological services to those who may otherwise go untreated. The co-occurrence of mental health impairments and ...
The effects of physiological arousal on cognitive and psychomotor performance among individuals with high and low anxiety sensitivity 2010 145 Information-processing models of anxiety posit that anxiety pathology is associated with processing biases that consume cognitive resources and may detract from one’s ability to process environmental stimuli. Previous research has consistently indica...
Enhancing the well-being of youth: Rationale, preliminary results, and policy implications of a growing interdisciplinary rural school mental health collaborative [Presentation Slides] 2009 442 Conference presentation
An Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Rural School Mental Health Programme in Appalachia 2013 100 School mental health (SMH) programmes serve as a necessary niche within rural communities and aim to bring accessible care to youth who may otherwise go without mental health services. The following study evaluated the impact of mental health treatme...
Examining Practice Patterns of Emergency Physicians through the Use of Simulated Patient Vignettes 2005 363 Abstract unavailable
Gender Differences in the Association among Nicotine Dependence, Body Image, Depression, and Anxiety within a College Population 2004 1441 Previous research has linked female weight concerns and smoking. This study examined whether poor body image and other eating disorder variables, after controlling for symptoms of anxiety and depression, were predictive of smoking severity in a sampl...
Group-based motivational interviewing for alcohol use among college students: An exploratory study 2006 1206 How can practicing psychologists help reduce excessive alcohol consumption among college students? Over 80% of college students consume alcohol, and a significant percentage drinks excessively with myriad problems. Brief interventions based on motiva...
How Effective are Treatments for Child and Adolescent Depression?: a Meta-Analytic Review 2002 1208 We located a comprehensive sample of studies (1980–1999) on the psychosocial and pharmacological treatment of child and adolescent depression through an extensive literature search. Articles that met the inclusionary criteria were subsequently analyz...
Interventions for Child and Adolescent Depression: Do Professional Therapists Produce Better Results? 2005 1176 We reviewed and analyzed child and adolescent depression treatment studies (1980–2001) through a comprehensive literature search. The outcome data from 19 studies (31 treatments) were extracted and weighted standard mean effect sizes were computed. O...
Meeting the mental health needs of homeless students in schools: A Multi-Tiered System of Support framework 2014 195 The number of homeless youth in the U.S. has reached an all-time high and this represents a growing socialproblem. Research indicates that homeless youth are significantly at-risk for experiencing a range of negativelife-outcomes such as school dropo...
Motivational Interviewing for Smoking Cessation Among College Students 2010 206 Motivational interviewing has shown some success as an intervention for college student cigarette smokers. We tested the efficacy and process of a two session motivational-interviewing-based smoking intervention compared to an assessment/information ...
Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders. [In S. F. Davis & W. Buskist (Eds.). 21st Century Psychology: a reference handbook] 2008 573 Book Chapter
The reliability of children's self-reported internalizing symptoms over brief- to medium- length time intervals 1998 947 Objective: To determine whether children between the ages of 8 and 12 years are able to reliably report internalizing symptoms over short to medium-length time intervals as measured by an objective self-report instrument of internalizing symptoms. M...
A revision and extension of the prevention of escalating adolescent crisis events (PEACE) protocol 2015 23 The disparity between urban and rural suicide rates is increasing. In response to thismajor public health problem, clinicians and schoolmental health researchers designed a systematic crisis intervention protocol to be used with adolescents presentin...
Sleep Duration, Mental Health, and Substance Use Among Rural Adolescents: Developmental Correlates 2015 179 Numerous studies have demonstrated that most adolescents do not get adequate amounts of sleep. Furthermore, insuf?cient sleep is associated with increased risk for depression and suicide attempts as well as substance abuse in adolescence. However, ex...
So you don’t just take babies? Debunking discipline-specific stereotypes and other lessons about true interdisciplinary collaboration 2010 761 Newsletter article
Systematic Review of Management For Treatment-Resistant Depression In Adolescents 2014 194 Background: Current guidelines for treatment-resistant depression in adolescents remain inadequate. This study aimed to systematically review the management of treatment-resistant depression in adolescent patients.Methods: We conducted an electronic ...
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Applied to Childhood Traumatic Grief in the Aftermath of a Motor-Vehicle Accident: A School-Based Case Study 2014 234 Symptoms of posttraumatic stress, depression, and unresolved grief can appear in children and adolescents following the witnessing or experiencing of a traumatic event and respond with intense fear, helplessness, or horror. Those who lose a loved one...
Using the MMPI-2 to Predict Symptom Reduction during Psychotherapy in a Sample of Community Outpatients 2009 1545 In the present study, potential MMPI-2 predictors of psychotherapy outcome were examined in a community clinical sample of 51 patients seeking treatment at a university training clinic. Results indicated that particular MMPI-2 scales (L, F, Pd, Pa, S...
What I Think I May Have Learned—Reflections on 50 Years of Teaching: An Interview with Michael Wertheimer 2006 1004 This is an interview with Michael Wertheimer, professor emeritus at the University of Colorado at Boulder, who has won awards for the teaching of psychology, for service, and for contributions to the history of psychology. After earning his BA (with ...