Recent Publications




Barlow, D. H., Curreri, A. J., & Woodard, L. S. (2021). Neuroticism and Disorders of Emotion: A New Synthesis. Current Directions in Psychological Science

Ametaj, A. A., Tirpak, J. W., Cassiello-Robbins, C., Snow, R., Rassaby, M. M., Beer, K., & Sauer-Zavala, S. (2021). A Preliminary Investigation of Provider Attitudes Toward a Transdiagnostic Treatment: Outcomes from Training Workshops with the Unified Protocol. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 48(4), 668-682.

Farchione, T., Fitzgerald, H. E., Curreri, A., Janes, A. C., Gallagher, M. W., Sbi, S., Eustis, E. H., & Barlow, D. H. (2021). Efficacy of the unified protocol for the treatment of comorbid alcohol use and anxiety disorders: Study protocol and methods. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 106512.


Barlow, D. H., Harris, B. A., Eustis, E. H., & Farchione, T. J. (2020) The Unified Protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders (UP). Invited article, World Psychiatry, 19(2), 245-246.

Cassiello-Robbins, C., Sauer-Zavala, S., Brody, L. R., & Barlow, D. H. (2020). Exploring the effects of the mindfulness and behavior change modules from the Unified Protocol on dysregulated anger in the context of emotional disorders. Behavior Therapy. Doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2019.12.007

Curreri, A. J., Farchione, T. J., Sauer-Zavala, S., & Barlow, D. H. (2020). Mindful emotion awareness facilitates engagement with emotion exposures: An idiographic exploration using single-case experimental design. Behavior Modification.

Eustis, E. H., Cardona, N., Nauphal, M., Sauer-Zavala, S., Rosellini, A. J., Farchione, T. J., & Barlow, D. H. (2020). Experiential avoidance as a mechanism of change across cognitive behavioral therapy in a sample of participants with heterogeneous anxiety disorders. Cognitive Therapy and Research. Doi: 10.1007/s10608-019-10063-6

Eustis, E. H., Gallagher, M. W., Tirpak, J. W., Nauphal, M., Farchione, T. J., & Barlow, D. H. (2020). The Unified Protocol compared with diagnosis-specific protocols for anxiety disorders: 12-month follow-up from a randomized clinical trial. General Hospital Psychiatry.

Nauphal, M., Leyfer, O. T., Ward-Ciesielski, E. F., & Pincus, D. B. (2020). Predictors of Treatment Satisfaction Among Adolescents Following an Intensive Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Panic Disorder. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 1-12.

Sauer-Zavala, S., Bentley, K.H., Steele, S.J., Wilner, J., Ametaj, A., Nauphal, M., Cardona, N., Wang, M., Farchione, T.J., & Barlow, D.H. (2020). Treating depressive disorders with the Unified Protocol: A preliminary randomized evaluation. Journal of Affective Disorders, 264, 438-445.

Sauer-Zavala, S*., Fournier, J.*, Steele, S.J., & Woods, B.K., Wang, M., Farchione, T.J., & Barlow, D.H. (2020) Does the Unified Protocol really treat neuroticism? Results from a randomized-controlled trial. Psychological Medicine.* first authorship is shared.

Sauer-Zavala, S., Tirpak, J. W., Eustis, E. H., Woods, B. K., & Russell, K. (2020). Unified Protocol for the transdiagnostic prevention of emotional disorders: Longitudinal evaluation of a brief, online course for college freshmen. Behavior Therapy. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2020.01.010 


Boettcher, H., & Barlow D. H. (2019). The unique and conditional effects of interoceptive exposure in the treatment of anxiety: A functional analysis. Behavior Research and Therapy, 117, 65-78.

Boettcher, H., Sandage, S., Latin, H.M., and Barlow, D.H. (2019) Transdiagnostic treatments for enhancing positive affect and wellbeing. In J. Gruber (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Positive Emotion and Psychopathology. New York: Oxford University Press

Bullis, J., Boettcher, H., Sauer-Zavala, S., Farchione, T. J., & Barlow, D. H. (2019). What is an emotional disorder?: A transdiagnostic mechanistic definition with implications for assessment, treatment, and prevention. Clinical Psychology Science and Practice, 26, 2. Doi:10.1111/cpsp.12278

Curreri, A. J., Woods, B. K., & Barlow, D. H. (2019). Modified Brinley plots: Advantages and disadvantages. Clinical Psychology Science and Practice. doi:10.1111/cpsp.12274

Wilner Tirpak, J., Cassiello-Robbins, C., Ametaj, A., Olesnycky, O.S., Sauer-Zavala, S., Farchione, T.J., Barlow, D.H. (2019). Changes in positive affect in cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders. General Hospital Psychiatry. Doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2019.06.008


Jarvi Steele, S., Farchione, T. J., Cassiello-Robbins, C., Ametaj, A., Sbi, S., Sauer-Zavala, S., & Barlow, D. H. (2018). Efficacy of the Unified Protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of comorbid psychopathology accompanying emotional disorders compared to treatments targeting single disorders. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 104, 211-216. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2018.08.005