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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Ashli J. Sheidow, PhD


        Ashli J. Sheidow, PhD


Ashli J. Sheidow, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Family Services Research Center, Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Sheidow’s research interests have focused broadly on the development, prevention, and treatment of adolescent and young adult psychopathology from an ecological perspective, with concentrations in co-occurring disorders, effective dissemination of evidence-based practices, and advanced quantitative methods. Her work, funded primarily by NIDA and NIMH, has included intervention development and evaluation projects, as well as dissemination and implementation research. She has been NIDA-funded since 2003 for her work developing and evaluating an ecological clinic-based treatment for youth diagnosed with comorbid substance use and mental health disorders. In addition, Dr. Sheidow has collaborated on a variety of other treatment development, quantitative, and economic evaluation projects for federally-funded studies of evidence-based practices, as well as projects on training therapists in youth substance abuse interventions.

       At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

1.  Name several family-based treatments for conduct disorder and delinquency in adolescents that have emerged as evidence-
     based (i.e., multisystemic therapy, functional family therapy, multidimensional treatment foster care, and, to a lesser extent, brief
     strategic family therapy).
2.  Provide an overview of these treatments, including the theoretical and clinical bases of the treatments and their key
     implementation elements.
3.  Describe elements that facilitate the large-scale transport of these treatments to community settings nationally and internationally.


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