Graduate Assistant Director - Anxiety Disorders Research Program
University at Albany - SUNY
Social Sciences 399
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12222
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Chris has employed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), in addition to other CBT techniques, in his clinical work as a scientist-practioner in the VISN-2 VA network and various college and community settings. In addition, he studies processes that lead to human suffering as hypothesized by the ACT model, such as experiential avoidance, cognitive fusion, and relational responding. Meditation and mindfulness-based techniques are of particular interest to him, as is value-guided behavior. Chris also has an interest in professional issues such as ethics, diagnostic systems, and nosology. Additionally, he enjoys working on statistical and methodological issues related to the science of psychology. Prior to joining the SUNY Albany Psychology Department, Chris attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he earned a BA in Psychology and a MA in Clinical Adult Psychology. He enjoys hiking and reading in his free time, and keeps a semi-regular Vipassana practice.
Mindful Practices in Daily Life; Anxiety in Daily Life
Representative Publications and Presentations:
Berghoff, C. R., & Forsyth, J. P. (in press). Single Subject Design: Analytic Approach and Methodology. In Wright, J. D. (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of social and behavioral sciences, 2nd edition. Elsevier.
Berghoff, C. R., Ritzert, T. R., Petrone, E., & Forsyth, J. P. (November, 2013). Evaluating the impact of experiential avoidance and cognitive fusion in daily life using experience sampling and time lagged analyses in a non-clinical sample. Paper to be presented at the 47th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.
Ritzert, T. R., Berghoff, C. R., Reynolds, C., & Forsyth, J. P. (November, 2013). Making sense of values in ACT: An experimental evaluation of the values clarification process and its relation to distress domains, ACT processes, and quality of life. Paper to be presented at the 47th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.
Berghoff, C. R., Forsyth, J. P., Russo, A. R., & Sheppard, S. C. (July, 2012). The impact of ACT and traditional CBT intervention targets on quality of life: A comparative evaluation using structural equation modeling in two highly anxious samples. In Arch, J. J. (Chair), ACT versus standard CBT for Anxiety: How do the outcome and process data compare? Symposium presented at the 10th annual world conference of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.
Berghoff, C. R., Russo, A., Donati, M. R., Raffaele, C., Delprino, A., & Forsyth, J. P. (July, 2012). Evaluating the Impact of ACT and CBT Processes on Quality of Life: A Path Analysis. Paper presented at the 10th annual Wold Conference of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Washington, D.C.
Berghoff, C. R., Pomerantz, A. M., Segrist, D. J., Pettibone, J. C., & Bedwell, D. R. (2012). The relationship between experiential avoidance and impulsiveness in a non-clinical sample. Behaviour Change, 29, 25-35.
Bedwell, D. R., Segrist, D. J., Pomerantz, A. M., Dudley, M. G., & Berghoff, C. R. (November, 2011). Social support and impulsiveness as predictors of pathological video game play. Paper presented at the 45th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Berghoff, C. R., Starosta, A. J., & Earleywine, M. (November, 2011). Gender differences in item functioning on the Multidimensional Condom Attitudes Scale. Paper presented at the 45th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Russo, A.R., Forsyth, J.P., Sheppard, S.C., Berghoff, C.R., Clark, P., & Posey, J. (2010). The utility of ACT sans a therapist: An RCT evaluating ACT and traditional CBT self-help workbooks in an international sample of persons with anxiety disorders. Paper presented at the 8th annual world meeting of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), Reno, Nevada.
Sheppard, S. C., Forsyth, J. P., Berghoff, C. R., & Russo, A. R. (November, 2010). Reaching Clinically Anxious Individuals Who Do Not Seek Traditional Mental Health Services: Processes and Outcomes from an ACT Effectiveness Trial. Paper presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.