Conference Presentations, Symposia, and Talks

* denotes student author
2012

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., Russo, A., Donati, M. R., Raffaele, C., & Forsyth, J. P. (November, 2012). A path analysis comparing the impact of CBT and ACT processes on quality of life. Paper to be presented at the 46th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, D.C. 

Raffaele, C., Donati, M. R., Berghoff, C. R., Delprino, A., & Forsyth, J. P. (July, 2012). ACT Goes to Hollywood: Lessons Learned from the Trenches When Developing Multimedia Enhancements of an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-Based Online Treatment Program. Paper presented at the 10th annual Wold Conference of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Washington, D.C.

Raffaele, C., Donati, M. R., Berghoff, C. R., Delprino, A., & Forsyth, J. P. (November, 2012). Visually enhancing a multimedia-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy online treatment program. Paper to be presented at the 46th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, D.C.

Russo, A. R., Forsyth, J. P., Berghoff, C. R., Donati, M. R., Petrone, E., Cox, K., & Callahan, S. (November, 2012). Multiple mediation analyses clarify mechanisms of change between ACT and CBT when delivered in a self-help context. Paper to be presented at the 46th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, D.C. 

2011

*Berghoff, C. R., *Herzberg, K. N., *Delprino, A., & Forsyth, J. P. (November, 2011). ACT processes more fully account for quality of life than anxious symptomatology. Paper to be 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 to be presented at the 45th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Forsyth, J. P., *Sheppard, S. C., Hickling, E. J., *Berghoff, C. R., *Russo, A. R., *Lehrbach, M. P., & Kip, K. E. (November, 2011). Developing ACT as a self-help modular online intervention for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars: Overview, challenges, and recommendations. In Herbert, J. D. (Chair), Internet-based psychological services: Legal, ethical, and clinical issues. Symposium to be presented at the 45th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON, Canada.

*Herzberg, K. N., *Berghoff, C. R., Forsyth, J. P., *Russo, A. R., & *Sheppard, S. C. (November, 2011). Acceptance and mindfulness based processes mediate the relation between anxiety sensitivity and quality of life: A multiple mediation analysis. Paper to be presented at the 45th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON, Canada.

*Herzberg, K. N., & Forsyth, J. P. (Co-Moderators) (November, 2011).  When speaking to our clients more directly isn’t working:  Using stories, metaphors, paradox, and analogies to increase the clinical impact of newer and more traditional CBTs.  Panelists: J. P. Forsyth, J. Arch, S. H. Hayes, S. M. Orsillo, M. W. Otto, D. D. Tirch, & R. D. Walser.  Panel conducted 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. (November, 2011). A Multiple Mediational Model of ACT-and CBT-Relevant Processes: Understanding Mechanisms of Change in the Treatment of Anxiety. In Sheppard, S. C. (Chair), Doing More with Less: Increasing the Efficiency, Impact, and Reach of CBT through Processes of Change Research in ACT and MBSR Outcome Trials.  Symposium to be 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., *Herzberg, K. N., & *Orayfig, A. (November, 2011). ACT and CBT alleviate anxious suffering in a self-help context, but how?: Using multiple mediation analyses to clarify unique and shared processes linked with good outcomes. Paper to be presented at the 45th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON, Canada.

*Russo, A. R. (Chair) & *Herzberg, K. N. (Chair) (November, 2011).  Dissemination of CBTs to the Public on a Shoestring Budget: Old Problem, New Solutions? Panel Discussion to be presented at the 45th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON, Canada.

*Sheppard, S. C., Forsyth, J. P., & *Russo, A. R. (November, 2011).  ACT Self-Help as an Adjunct to Treatment as Usual: Improving Outcomes and Understanding Mechanisms of Action.  In Sheppard, S. C. (Chair), Doing More with Less: Increasing the Efficiency, Impact, and Reach of CBT through Processes of Change Research in ACT and MBSR Outcome Trials.  Symposium to be presented at the 45th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON, Canada.

*Sheppard, S. C., Forsyth, J. P., *Van Dam, N., Earleywine, M., *Russo, A. R., *Herzberg, K. N., & *Berghoff, C. R. (November, 2011). Which is the most important mediator? Relative contributions of mindfulness and self-compassion in accounting for treatment outcomes. Paper to be presented at the 45th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON, Canada.

2010

Forsyth, J. P., Sheppard, S. C., Valdivia-Salas, S., & Russo, A. R. (June, 2010).  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in an emotion regulation context.   In D. Sloan (Chair), Emotion regulation and psychopathology: From science to practice.  Symposium presented at the World Congress in Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Boston, MA. 

Marx, B. P., Forsyth, J. P., & Gallup, G. (2010, June).  Tonic immobility as an evolved predator defense: Implications for trauma survivors.  In M. Hagenaars (Chair), Scared stiff: Human immobility in response to threat.  Symposium presented at the World Congress in Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Boston, MA.

*Farmer, S., Forsyth, J.P. & *Sheppard, S.C. (2010). Evaluating a self-help workbook for mixed anxiety and depression: An ACT effectiveness trial assessing process and outcome measures. Paper presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

*Herzberg, K.N., & Forsyth, J. P. (Co-Chairs) (2010, November).  Assessment and evaluation of fusion and defusion as a universal process in psychopathology and behavior change.  Symposium conducted at the 44th annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

*Herzberg, K.N., *Sheppard, S.C., & Forsyth, J.P. (2010, November). Validation of the Believability of Anxious Feelings and Thoughts Questionnaire in a healthy undergraduate and high anxious community sample. In H. Herzberg & J. P. Forsyth (Chairs), Assessment and evaluation of fusion and defusion as a universal process in psychopathology and behavior change.  Symposium conducted at the 44th annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

*Russo, A. R., Forsyth, J. P., *Sheppard, S. C., *Berghoff, C. R., *Orayfig, A., & *Raffaele, C. (November, 2010). Common and unique processes in the alleviation of anxious suffering: A comparative trial evaluating the effectiveness of an ACT and traditional CBT self-help workbook.  Paper presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

*Russo, A. R., Forsyth, J. P., *Sheppard, S. C., *Berghoff, C. R., *Clark, P., & *Posey, J. (November, 2010). ACT and CBT in a pure self-help context: A comparative trial evaluating two self-help workbooks on depression, anxiety, and quality of life in an international sample.  Paper presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

*Russo, A. R., Forsyth, J. P., *Sheppard, S. C., *Berghoff, C. R., *Clark, P., & *Posey, J. (June, 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.

*Russo, A. R., Forsyth, J. P., *Sheppard, S. C., *Berghoff, C. R., *Orayfig, A., & *Raffaele, C. (June, 2010). Attending to process variables matters, even within a self-help context: A fresh look at the role of ACT and CBT processes in the alleviation of anxious suffering. 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.

*Sheppard, S.C., Forsyth, J.P., Hickling, E.J., & Earleywine, M.E. (November, 2010). A novel approach to assessing base rates of PTSD in returning combat service members: The unmatched count technique. Paper presented at the 26th annual meeting of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, Montreal, Canada.

*Sheppard, S.C., Forsyth, J.P., *Russo, A.R., & *Herzberg, K.N. (November, 2010). The effectiveness of unguided self-help for PTSD: A randomized clinical trial evaluating outcomes and mechanisms of action. Paper to be presented at the 26th annual meeting of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, Montreal, Canada.

2009

Forsyth, J. P. (Discussant) (2009, November).  In A. Cameron (Chair), Reactivity to negative affect:  Innovative measurement of a universal process. Symposium presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

*Russo, A. R., Forsyth, J. P., *Sheppard, S. C., & *Promutico, R. (2009, November).  Evaluating the effectiveness of two self-help workbooks in the alleviation of anxious suffering:  What processes are unique to ACT and CBT?  Paper presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

*Sheppard, S. C., & Forsyth, J. P. (Chairs) (2009, November).  Beyond the efficacy ceiling:  Targeting universal processes across diverse problems in ACT clinical effectiveness trials.  Symposium presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Forsyth, J. P., & *Sheppard, S. C. (2009, November).  The effectiveness of ACT for anxiety disorders:  Outcomes from a randomized wait-list clinical trial evaluating the Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety.  In S. C. Sheppard & J. P. Forsyth (Chairs), Beyond the efficacy ceiling:  Targeting universal processes across diverse problems in ACT clinical effectiveness trials.  Symposium presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

*Sheppard, S. C., & Forsyth, J. P. (2009, November). Multiple mediators and the search for mechanisms of action:  A clinical trial of ACT in the treatment of anxiety disorders.  In S. C. Sheppard & J. P. Forsyth (Chairs), Beyond the efficacy ceiling:  Targeting universal processes across diverse problems in ACT clinical effectiveness trials.  Symposium presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

*Valdivia-Salas, S., Forsyth, J. P., & Soriano, C. L. (May, 2009). Attentional bias for laboratory-induced threat and transfer of color-naming interference. In B. T. Roche (Chair), Why we must cease avoiding avoidance: Explaining human avoidance and anxiety requires different Talk (and processes). Symposium to be presented at the 25th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Phoenix, AZ.

*Herzberg, K. N., *Sheppard, S., Forsyth, J. P., & Eifert, G. H. (2009, May). The Believability of Anxious Thoughts and Feelings Questionnaire (BAFT): Psychometric properties and future directions. In A. C. Adcock (Chair), Measuring processes of change in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Symposium submitted for presentation at the 25th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Phoenix, AZ.

*Fuse, T., Forsyth, J. P. (2009, March). Psychophysiological responses to sexual assault related imagery in sexual assault survivors with and without a history of tonic immobility. In M. Adams (Chair), Paroxysmal paralysis in traumatized and anxious samples: An examination of isolated sleep paralysis and tonic immobility. Symposium to be presented at the 29th annual meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM.

2008

Forsyth, J. P., & *Acheson, D. T. (Chairs) (2008, November). Novel advances in fear learning: From basic science to clinical application. Symposium presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, CA.

*Acheson, D. T., *Moses, E., & Forsyth, J. P. (2008, November). Interoceptive fear conditioning and panic disorder: An experimental evaluation of multiple CS-US contingency arrangements. In J. P. Forsyth & D. T. *Acheson (Chairs), Novel advances in fear learning: From basic science to clinical application. Symposium presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, CA.

*Moses, E. & *Acheson, D. T. (Chairs), Unearthing the role of emotional regulatory processes in the anxiety disorders: Contributions from experimental psychopathology. Symposium presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, CA.

Gannon, S., Roche, B., Forsyth, J. P., Kanter, J. W., & Linehan, C. (2008, May). The approach-avoidance conflict: Examining an empirical model of human anxiety and phobia.

*Valdivia-Salas, S., Luciano-Soriano, C., & Forsyth, J. P. (2008, May). Relational responding in the emergence and maintenance of cognitive biases. In J. R. Jiménez (Chair), Recent developments within the relational responding paradigm: False memories, cognitive biases, and rebound effect. Symposium presented at the 34th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

2007

*Kelly, M.M., & Forsyth, J. P. (2007, November). The use of a panicogenic observational fear conditioning paradigm to investigate the pathogenesis of anxiety and fear. In J.A. Richey (Chair). Innovations in biological challenge paradigms: Implications for assessment and treatment of anxiety. Symposium presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

*Moses, E. B., *Acheson, D. T., & Forsyth, J. P. (2007, November). Experiential avoidance and anxiety sensitivity: Using meditational models to test their contribution as risk factors for anxiety-related distress and symptomatology. In A. Bernstein & A. A. Vujanovic (Chairs), Affect tolerance: Clinical implications of emerging basic research. Symposium presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

*Acheson, D., & Forsyth, J. P. (2007, May). Experimental evaluation of the interoceptive conditioning account of panic disorder: Surprising results with applied implications. In S. Dymond (Chair), Basic, applied and translational research on conditioning and derived relational responding. Symposium presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego, CA.

2005

Forsyth, J. P. (Chair) (2005, May). Anxiety, fear, and avoidance, oh my!: Toward a behavior analytic experimental psychopathology of anxious suffering. Symposium presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Forsyth, J. P. (2005, May). Emotion regulation and human suffering. In J. P. Forsyth (Chair), Anxiety, fear, and avoidance, oh my!: Toward a behavior analytic experimental psychopathology of anxious suffering. Symposium presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Forsyth, J. P., & Eifert, G. H. (2005, May). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for anxiety disorders: On the frontier of process oriented treatment protocols. In B. T. Roche (Chair), Pushing the frontiers of acceptance based research: We're not in Kansas anymore. Symposium presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

*Finlay, C. G., & Forsyth, J. P. (2005, May). Contextual effects on conditioned emotional responding following extinction: A laboratory model of return of fear. In J. P. Forsyth (Chair), Anxiety, fear, and avoidance, oh my!: Toward a behavior analytic experimental psychopathology of anxious suffering. Symposium presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

*Acheson, D., & Forsyth, J. P. (2005, May). Twinges and flutters aren't bad, they're dangerous: An experimental analysis of "fear of fear" in panic disorder. In J. P. Forsyth (Chair), Anxiety, fear, and avoidance, oh my!: Toward a behavior analytic experimental psychopathology of anxious suffering. Symposium presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

2004

*Karekla, M., Forsyth, J. (2004, November). A comparison between acceptance enhanced cognitive behavioral and Panic Control Treatment for panic disorder. In S. M. Orsillo (Chair), Acceptance based behavioral therapies: New directions in treatment development across the diagnostic spectrum. Symposium presented at the 38th annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA.

2003

Forsyth, J. P. (Chair) (2003, November). Tonic immobility in sexual assault survivors: Overview of assessment, prevalence, impact, and relation with revictimization. Symposium presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA.

*Fuse, T. M., Forsyth, J. P., Marx, B., *Karekla, M., & Gallup, G. G., Jr. (2003, November). Psychometric properties of the Tonic Immobility Scale (TIS). In J. P. Forsyth (Chair), Tonic immobility in sexual assault survivors: Overview of assessment, prevalence, impact, and relation with revictimization. Symposium presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA.

Forsyth, J. P., Marx, B., *Fuse, T. M., Heidt, J. M., & Gallup, G. G., Jr. (2003, November). Tonic immobility in sexual assault: Prevalence, assault characteristics, and post-assault psychological sequelae in an adult sample of sexual assault survivors. In J. P. Forsyth (Chair), Tonic immobility in sexual assault survivors: Overview of assessment, prevalence, impact, and relation with revictimization. Symposium presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA.

Heidt, J. M., Marx, B. P., & Forsyth, J. P. (2003, November). Rape-induced paralysis in childhood: Clinical and nonclinical samples with a history of child sexual assault. In J. P. Forsyth (Chair), Tonic immobility in sexual assault survivors: Overview of assessment, prevalence, impact, and relation with revictimization. Symposium presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA.

Forsyth, J. P., & *Karekla, M. (2003, November). On the road to acceptance: A mindful overview of some methodological and conceptual challenges that lie ahead. In K. Salters & J. Block (Chairs), Mindfulness and acceptance-based behavioral therapies: Methodologies and mechanisms. Symposium presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA.

Forsyth, J. P., & *Kelly, M. M. (2003, November). Evaluative conditioning and attentional bias: A sticky form of relational learning that is difficult to extinguish. In D. McKay & B. Olantunji (Chairs), Conditioning and response patterns associated with disgust. Symposium presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA.

2002

Forsyth, J. P. (Chair) (2002, May). A behavior analytic experimental psychopathology of cognition: Unearthing nebulous "cognitive" phenomena in anxiety. Symposium presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Toronto, CA.

*Karekla, M., & Forsyth, J. P. (2002, May). Perceived control vs. uncontrollability in relation to fear conditioning and attentional bias for threat. In J. P. Forsyth (Chair), A behavior analytic experimental psychopathology of cognition: Unearthing nebulous "cognitive" phenomena in anxiety. Symposium presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Toronto, CA.

*Kelly, M. M., & Forsyth, J. P. (2002, May). Using observational fear conditioning to establish the so-called attentional bias for threat: An experimental evaluation. In J. P. Forsyth (Chair), A behavior analytic experimental psychopathology of cognition: Unearthing nebulous "cognitive" phenomena in anxiety. Symposium presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Toronto, CA.

*Finlay, C. G., & Forsyth, J. P. (2002, May). Testing the effects of derived relational responding on tacting word colors on an emotional Stroop task. In J. P. Forsyth (Chair), A behavior analytic experimental psychopathology of cognition: Unearthing nebulous "cognitive" phenomena in anxiety. Symposium presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Toronto, CA.

*Forsyth, J. P., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2002, November). Experimental psychopathology in clinical science and practice: The need for a stronger translational agenda. In J. B. Persons (Chair), Bridging the gap between basic research and intervention for depression and anxiety. Symposium presented at the 36th annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Reno, NV.