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Publications

Publications on the efficacy and effectiveness of ABC

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2021

 

Caron, E. B. & Dozier, M. (2021). Self-coding of fidelity as a potential active ingredient of consultation to improve clinicians’ fidelity. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

 

Roben, C. K. P., Costello, A. H., Friedman, J. M., Wright, C., & Dozier, M. (2021). Prioritizing fidelity within public policies supporting evidence-based home visiting. Translational Issues in Psychological Science7, 35-45.

 

Labella, M. H., Eiden, R. D., Roben, C. K. P., & Dozier, M. (2021). Adapting an evidence-based home visiting intervention for mothers with opioid dependence: Modified Attachment Biobehavioral Catch-Up. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 675866.

 

Korom, M., Goldstein, A., Tabachnick, A. R., Palmwood, E. N., Simons, R. F., & Dozier, M. (2021). Early parenting intervention accelerates inhibitory control development among CPS-involved children in middle childhood: A randomized clinical trial. Developmental Science, 24, e13054.

 

Raby, K. L., Waters, T. E. A., Tabachnick, A. R., Zajac, L., & Dozier, M. (2021). Increasing secure base script knowledge among parents with Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up. Development and Psychopathology, 33, 554-564.

 

2020

 

Lind, T., Raby, K. L., Goldstein, A., Bernard, K., Caron, E. B., Yarger, H. A., Wallin, A., & Dozier, M. (2020). Improving social-emotional competence in internationally adopted children with the Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up intervention. Development and Psychopathology, 1-13.

 

Labella, M., Lind, T., Sellers, T., Roben, C. K. P., & Dozier, M. (2020). Emotion regulation among children in foster care versus birth parent care: Differential effects of an early home-visiting intervention. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 48, 995-1006.

 

Flagg, A., Costello, A. H., Roben, C. K. P., & Dozier, M. (2020) Changes in provider fidelity after introducing a new model of intervention. Current Psychology.

 

Garnett, M., Bernard, K., Hoye, J., Zajac, L., & Dozier, M. (2020). Parental sensitivity mediates the sustained effect of Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up on cortisol in middle childhood: A randomized clinical trial. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 121, 104809.

 

Hoye, J. R., Cheishvili, D., Yarger, H. A., Roth, T. L., Szyf, M., & Dozier, M. (2020). Preliminary indications that the Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up intervention alters DNA methylation in maltreated children Development and Psychopathology, 32, 1486-1494.

 

Lind, T., Bernard, K., Yarger, H., & Dozier, M. (2020). Promoting compliance in children referred to Child Protective Services: A randomized clinical trial. Child Development, 91, 563-576.

 

Perrone, L., Imrisek, S.D., Dash, A., Rodriguez, M., Monticciolo, E., & Bernard, K. (2020). Changing parental depression and sensitivity: Randomized clinical trial of ABC’s effectiveness in the community. Development and Psychopathology, 1-15.

 

Raby, K. L., Freedman, E., Yarger, H. A., Lind, T., & Dozier, M.  (2020). Enhancing the language development of toddlers in foster care by promoting foster parents’ sensitivity: Results from a randomized control trial. Developmental Science, 22, e12753.

 

Valadez, E. A., Tottenham, N., Tabachnik, A. R., & Dozier, M. (2020). Early parenting intervention effects on brain responses to maternal cues among high-risk children. American Journal of Psychiatry, 177, 818-826.

 

Yarger, H., Bernard, K., Caron, EB, Wallin, A., & Dozier, M. (2020). Enhancing parenting quality for young children adopted internationally: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 49, 378-390.

 

Yarger, H. A., Bronfman, E., Carlson, E. A., & Dozier, M. (2020). Intervening with Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up to decrease disrupted parenting behavior and attachment disorganization: The role of parental withdrawal. Development and Psychopathology, 32, 1139-1148.

 

Zajac, L., Raby, K. L., & Dozier, M. (2020). Sustained effects on attachment security in middle childhood: Results from a randomized clinical trials of the Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) intervention. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 61, 417-424.

 

2019

 

Caron, E. B. & Dozier, M. (2019) Effects of fidelity-focused consultation on clinicians’ implementation: An exploratory multiple baseline design. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 46, 445-457.

 

Costello, A. H., Roben, C. K. P., Schein, S. S., Blake, F., & Dozier, M. (2019). Monitoring provider fidelity of a parenting intervention using observational methods. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 50, 264-71.

 

Dozier, M., & Bernard, K. (2019). Coaching parents of vulnerable infants: The Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up approach. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

 

Tabachnick, A. R., Raby, K. L., Goldstein, A., Zajac, L., & Dozier, M. (2019). Effects of an attachment-based intervention in infancy on children’s autonomic regulation during middle childhood. Biological Psychology, 143, 22-31.

 

2018

 

Bick, J., Palmwood, E. N., Zajac, L., Simons, R., & Dozier, M. (2018). Early parenting intervention and adverse family environments affect neural function in middle childhood. Biological Psychiatry, 85, 326-335.

 

Caron, E. B., Roben, C. K. P., Yarger, H. A., & Dozier, M. (2018). Novel methods for screening: Contributions from attachment and biobehavioral catch-up. Prevention Science, 19, 894-903.

 

Grube, W. A., & Liming, K. W. (2018). Attachment and biobehavioral catch-up: A systematic review. Infant Mental Health Journal, 39, 656-673.

 

Raby, L., Freedman, E.,  Yarger, H., Lind, T., & Dozier, M. (2018). Enhancing the language development of toddlers in foster care by promoting foster parents’ sensitivity: Results from a randomized control trial. Developmental Science, 22, e12753.

 

2017

 

Bernard, K., Lee, A. H., & Dozier, M. (2017). Effects of the ABC intervention on foster children’s receptive vocabulary: Follow-up results from a randomized controlled trial. Child Maltreatment, 22, 174-179.

 

Dozier, M., & Bernard, K. (2017). Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up: Addressing the needs of infants and toddlers exposed to inadequate or problematic caregiving. Current Opinion in Psychology, 15, 111-117.

 

Dozier, M., Bernard, K., & Roben, C. (2017). Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up. In H. Steele & M. Steele (Eds.), Handbook of Attachment-Based Interventions.

 

Lind, T., Raby, K.L., Caron, E., Roben, C.K.P., & Dozier, M. (2017). Enhancing executive functioning among toddlers in foster care with an attachment-based intervention. Development and Psychopathology, 29, 575-586.

 

Roben, C.K.P., Dozier, M., Caron, E., & Bernard, K. (2017). Moving an evidence-based parenting program into the community. Child Development, 88, 1447-1452.

 

2016

 

Caron, E., Bernard, K., & Dozier, M. (2016). In vivo feedback predicts parent behavior change in the Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up Intervention. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 1-12.

 

Caron, E., Weston-Lee, P., Haggerty, D., & Dozier, M. (2016). Community implementation outcomes of Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up. Child Abuse & Neglect, 53, 128-137.

 

Dozier, M., Roben, C. K., Caron, EB, Hoye, J., & Bernard, K. (2016). Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up: An evidence-based intervention for vulnerable infants and their families. Psychotherapy Research, 1-12.

 

Yarger, H.A., Hoye, J.R., & Dozier, M. (2016). Trajectories of change in Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up among high-risk mothers: A Randomized clinical trial. Infant Mental Health Journal, 5, 525-536.

 

2015

 

Bernard, K., Hostinar, C. E., & Dozier, M. (2015). Intervention effects on diurnal cortisol rhythms of CPS-referred infants persist into early childhood: Preschool follow-up results of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA-Pediatrics, 169, 112-119.

 

Bernard, K., Simons, R., Dozier, M. (2015). Effects of an attachment-based intervention on CPS-referred mothers’ event-related potentials to children’s emotions. Child Development, 86, 1673-1684.

 

Bernard, K., Dozier, M., Bick, J., & Gordon, M. K. (2015). Intervening to enhance cortisol regulation among children at risk for neglect: Results of a randomized clinical trial. Development and Psychopathology, 27, 829-841.

 

2014

 

Berlin, L. J., Shanahan, M., & Appleyard Carmody, K. (2014). Promoting supportive parenting in new mothers with substance-use problems: A pilot randomized trial of residential treatment plus an attachment-based parenting program. Infant Mental Health Journal, 35, 81-85.

 

Lind, T., Bernard, K., Ross, E., & Dozier, M. (2014). Intervention effects on negative affect of CPS-referred children: Results of a randomized clinical trial. Child Abuse and Neglect, 38, 1459-1467.

 

Meade, E.B, Dozier, M., & Bernard, K. (2014). Using video feedback as a tool in training parent coaches: Promising results from a single-case design. Attachment and Human Development, 16, 356-370.

 

2013

 

Bick, J., Dozier, M. (2013). The effectiveness of an attachment-based intervention in promoting foster mothers’ sensitivity toward foster infants. Infant Mental Health Journal, 34, 95-103.

 

Bernard, K., Meade, E., & Dozier, M. (2013). Parental synchrony and nurturance as targets in an attachment based intervention: Building upon Mary Ainsworth’s insights about mother-infant interaction. Attachment and Human Development, 15, 507-523.

 

Dozier, M., Meade, E. B., & Bernard, K. (2013). Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up: An intervention for parents at risk of maltreating their infants and toddlers. In S. Timmer & A. Urquiza (Eds.), Evidence-Based approaches for the treatment of child maltreatment (pp: 43-60). New York: Springer.

 

2012

 

Bernard, K., Dozier, M., Bick, J., Lewis-Morrarty, E., Lindheim, O., & Carlson, E. (2012). Enhancing attachment organization among maltreated infants: Results of a randomized clinical trial. Child Development, 83, 623-636.

 

Bick, J., Dozier, M., & Moore, S. (2012). Predictors of treatment use among foster mothers in an attachment-based intervention program. Attachment and Human Development, 14, 439-452.

 

Dozier, M., & Bernard, K. (2012). Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up. Child Welfare 360°. Winter, 2012, 16-17.

 

Lewis-Morrarty, E., Dozier, M., Bernard, K., Moore, S., & Terraciano, S., (2012). Cognitive flexibility and theory of mind outcomes among foster children: Preschool follow-up results of a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51, 17-22.

 

2011

 

Dozier, M., Bick, J., & Bernard, K. (2011). Attachment-based treatment for young, vulnerable children. In J. Osofsky (Ed.), Clinical work with traumatized young children. (pp: 75-95). New York: Guilford.

 

Dozier, M., Bick, J., & Bernard, K. (2011). Intervening with foster parents to enhance biobehavioral outcomes among infants and toddlers. Zero to Three Bulletin, 31, 17-22.

 

2009

 

Dozier, M., & Bernard, K. (2009). The impact of attachment-based interventions on the quality of attachment among infants and young children. In R. E. Tremblay, R. G. Barr, & R. Peters (Eds.), Encyclopaedia on early childhood development [online]. Montreal, Quebec: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development.

 

Dozier, M., Lindhiem, O., Lewis, E., Bick, J., Bernard, K., & Peloso, E. (2009). Effects of a foster parent training program on children’s attachment behaviors: Preliminary evidence from a randomized clinical trial. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 26, 321-332.

 

Sprang, G. (2009). The efficacy of a relational treatment for maltreated children and their families. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 14(2), 81-88.

 

2008

 

Dozier, M., Peloso, E., Lewis, E., Laurenceau, J., & Levine, S. (2008). Effects of an attachment-based intervention on the cortisol production of infants and toddlers in foster care. Development and Psychopathology, 20, 845-859.

 

2006

 

Dozier, M., Peloso, E., Lindhiem, O., Gordon, M. K., Manni, M., Sepulveda, S., Ackerman, J., Bernier, A. & Levine, S. (2006). Developing evidence-based interventions for foster children: An example of a randomized clinical trial with infants and toddlers. Journal of Social Issues, 62, 767-785.