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Training > Psychology Training Faculty > Gros_Dan

Daniel F. Gros, Ph.D.

Primary Care – Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) & CBT Clinic for Emotional Disorders (CBT) rotations

Dr. Gros completed his Honors B.S. in psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University at Buffalo. He completed his clinical psychology internship at the Charleston Consortium (MUSC/VAMC). Dr. Gros currently is the Supervisory Psychologist of the Primary Care – Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) program and CBT Clinic for Emotional Disorders (CBT) at the Ralph H. Johnson (RHJ) VAMC and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC. Dr. Gros also is Principal Investigator of a CSR&D VA Career Development Award that involves a randomized controlled trial comparing the efficacy of Transdiagnostic Behavior Therapy (TBT), a new transdiagnostic psychotherapeutic approach for treating Veterans with depressive/anxiety disorder that Dr. Gros developed, to an established evidence-based psychotherapy.

Clinical and Research Interests:

  • Transdiagnostic assessments and psychosocial treatments for the depressive/anxiety disorders
  • Transdiagnostic Behavior Therapy (TBT)
  • Dimensional and hybrid models of psychopathology to better understand diagnostic comorbidity between depressive/anxiety disorders and related conditions
Grants and Awards:
  • Principal Investigator. Transdiagnostic Psychotherapy for Veterans with Mood and Anxiety Disorders. (CX000845). VA Clinical Science Career Development Award. Total Costs: $1,080,900. (2014 – 2019).
  • Co-Investigator. Enhancing Internship Training in Behavioral Medicine. (D40HP25774). Health Resources and Services Administration Training Grant. Total Costs: $421,889. (2013 – 2016).
  • Co-Investigator. Web Intervention for OIF/OEF Veterans with Mental Health Problems. (MHI 08-105-2). Department of Veteran Affairs Merit Award. Total Costs: $755,298. (2012 – 2013).
  • Co-Investigator. Patient and provider outcomes of e-learning training in CAMS (EDU 08-424). Department of Veteran Affairs Merit Award. Total Costs: $842,100. (2009 – 2012).
  • Outstanding Supervision Award (2010-2011). Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Medical University of South Carolina.
Select Publications:
  • Gros, D. F. (In Press). Development and initial evaluation of Transdiagnostic Behavior Therapy (TBT) for veterans with affective disorders. Psychiatry Research.
  • *Farmer, A. S., Gros, D. F., McCabe, R. E., & Antony, M. M. (In Press). Clinical predictors of diagnostic status in individuals with social anxiety disorder. Comprehensive Psychiatry.
  • Gros, D. F., *Farmer, A. S., McCabe, R. E., & Antony, M. M. (In Press). Psychometric evaluation of the Multidimensional Assessment of Social Anxiety before and after cognitive behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.
  • *Hershenberg, R., Gros, D. F., & Brawman-Mintzer, O. (In Press). Role of atypical antipsychotics in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. CNS Drugs.
  • Paul, L. A., Gros, D. F., Strachan, M., Worsham, G., Foa, E. B., & Acierno, R. (In Press). Prolonged exposure for guilt and shame in a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. American Journal of Psychotherapy.
  • *Hershenberg, R., Paulson, D., Gros, D. F., & Acierno, R. (In Press). Does amount and type of activity matter in behavioral activation? A preliminary investigation of the relationship between pleasant, functional, and social activities and outcome. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.
  • Gros, D. F., *Milanak, M. E., & *Hershenberg, R. (2013). Convergence of depression and anxiety symptoms in friendship dyads. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 32, 1061-1074.
  • Gros, D. F., Price, M., Yuen, E. K., & Acierno, R. (2013). Predictors of completion of exposure therapy in OEF/OIF veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 30, 1107-1113.
  • Gros, D. F., Morland, L. A., Greene, C. J., Acierno, R., Strachan, M., Egede, L. E., . . . & Frueh, B. C. (2013). Delivery of evidence-based psychotherapy via video telehealth. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35, 506-521.
  • Gros, D. F., McCabe, R. E., & Antony, M. M. (2013). Using a hybrid model to investigate the comorbidity and symptom overlap between social phobia and the other anxiety disorders and unipolar mood disorders. Psychiatry Research, 210, 188-192.
  • *Milanak, M. E., Gros., D. F., Magruder, K. M., Brawman-Mintzer, O., & Frueh, B. C. (2013). Prevalence and features of generalized anxiety disorder in Department of Veteran Affairs primary care settings. Psychiatry Research, 209, 173-179.
  • *Price, M., Gros, D. F., Strachan, M., Ruggiero, K. J., & Acierno, R. (2013). Combat experiences, pre-deployment training, and outcome of exposure therapy for PTSD in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 20, 277-285.
  • Gros, D. F., Magruder, K. M., & Frueh, B. C. (2013). Obsessive compulsive disorder in veterans in primary care: Prevalence and impairment. General Hospital Psychiatry, 35, 71-73.
  • *Price, M., Gros, D. F., Strachan, M., Ruggiero, K. J., & Acierno, R. (2013). The role of social support in the treatment of PTSD in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 5, 93-100.
  • Gros, D. F., Magruder, K. M., Ruggiero, K. J., Shaftman, S. R., & Frueh, B. C. (2012). Comparing the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder with the distress and fear disorders. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 200, 967-972.
  • *Price, M. Gros, D. F., McCauley, J. L., Stauffacher Gros, K., Ruggiero, K. J. (2012). Nonuse and dropout attrition for a web-based mental health intervention delivered in a post-disaster context. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 75, 266-283.
  • Gros, D. F., *Price, M., Strachan, M., Yuen, E. K., Milanak, M. E., & Acierno, R. (2012). Behavioral Activation and Therapeutic Exposure (BA-TE): An investigation of relative symptom changes in PTSD and depression during the course of integrated behavioral activation, situational exposure, and imaginal exposure techniques. Behavior Modification, 36, 580-599.
  • Back, S. E., Killeen, T., Foa, E. B., Santa Ana, E. J., Gros, D. F., & Brady, K. T. (2012). Use of prolonged exposure to treat PTSD in an Iraq veteran with comorbid alcohol dependence. American Journal of Psychiatry, 169, 688-691.
  • Strachan, M., Gros, D. F., Ruggiero, K. J., Lejuez, C. W., & Acierno, R. (2012). An integrated approach to delivering exposure-based treatment for symptoms of PTSD and depression in OIF/OEF Veterans: Preliminary findings. Behavior Therapy, 43, 560-569.
  • Gros, D. F., *Price, M., Magruder, K. M., & Frueh, B. C. (2012).  Symptom overlap in posttraumatic stress disorder and major depression. Psychiatry Research, 196, 267-270.
  • Gros, D. F., Simms, L. J., Antony, M. M., & McCabe, R. E. (2012). Development and psychometric evaluation of the Multidimensional Assessment of Social Anxiety (MASA). Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68, 432-447.
  • Strachan, M., Gros, D. F., Yuen, E., Ruggiero, K. J., Foa, E. B., & Acierno, R. (2012). Home-based telehealth to deliver evidence-based psychotherapy in veterans with PTSD. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 33, 402-409.
  • Gros, D. F., Antony, M. M., McCabe, R. E., & Lydiard, R. B. (2011). Effects of cognitive behavioral therapy for panic disorder on gastrointestinal distress in patients with comorbid panic disorder and irritable bowel syndrome. Depression and Anxiety, 28, 1027-1033.
  • Gros, D. F., Frueh, B. C., & Magruder, K. M. (2011).  Prevalence and features of panic disorder and comparison to posttraumatic stress disorder in VA primary care. General Hospital Psychiatry, 33, 482-488.
  • Gros, D. F., & Haren, W. B. (2011). Open trial of brief behavioral activation psychotherapy for depression in an integrated VA primary care setting. Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders, 13. doi:10.4088/PCC.11m01136.
  • Gros, D. F., Yoder, M., Tuerk, P. W., Lozano, B. E., & Acierno, R. (2011). Exposure therapy for PTSD delivered to veterans via telehealth: Predictors of treatment completion and outcome. Behavior Therapy, 42, 276-283.
  • Gros, D. F., Simms, L. J., & Antony, M. M. (2011). A hybrid model of social phobia: An analysis of social anxiety and related symptoms of anxiety. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67, 293-307.
  • Gros, D. F., Strachan, M., Ruggiero, K. J., Knapp, R. G., Frueh, B. C., Egede, L. E., . . . Acierno, R. (2011). Innovative service delivery for secondary prevention of PTSD in at-risk OIF-OEF service men and women. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 32, 122-128.
  • Gros, D. F., Simms, L. J., & Acierno, R. (2010). Specificity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms: An investigation of comorbidity between PTSD and depression in treatment-seeking veterans. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198, 885-890.
  • Gros, D. F., Antony, M. M., McCabe, R. E., & Swinson, R. P. (2009). The frequency and severity of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome across the anxiety disorders and depression. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 290-296.
  • Simms, L. J., Gros, D. F., Watson, D., & O’Hara, M. W. (2008). Bi-factor analyses of the Iowa Depression and Anxiety Scales: Evidence supporting a hierarchical model of depression and anxiety. Depression and Anxiety, 25, E34-E46.
  • Gros, D. F., Antony, M. M., Simms, L. J., & McCabe, R. E. (2007). Psychometric properties of the State-Trait Inventory for Cognitive and Somatic Anxiety (STICSA): Comparison to the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). Psychological Assessment, 19, 369-381.
  • Gros, D. F., & Antony, M. M. (2006). The assessment and treatment of specific phobias: A review. Current Psychiatry Reports, 8, 298-303.

*Denotes authorship by Charleston Consortium research preceptees of Dr. Gros

 

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