Psychology Professor Susan M. Orsillo's research is focused on acceptance and mindfulness; acceptance-based behavior therapy, anxiety disorders, evidence-based therapies, and dissemination and implementation. Recent publications and presentations include:

Publications

Hayes-Skelton, S. A., Calloway, A., Roemer, L., & Orsillo, S. M. (2014). "Decentering as a Potential Common Mechanism Across Two Therapies for Generalized Anxiety Disorder." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Morgan, L. Graham, J., Hayes-Skelton, S., Orsillo, S.M. & Roemer, L. (2014). "Relationships between amount of post-intervention mindfulness practice and follow-up outcome variables in an acceptance-based behavior therapy for generalized anxiety disorder: The importance of informal practice." Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.

Vernig, P. & Orsillo, S.M. (2014) "Drinking motives and college alcohol problems: A prospective study." Journal of Substance Use 1-7.

Roemer, L., Fuchs, C., & Orsillo, S. M. (2014). "Incorporating mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies in the behavioral treatment of generalized anxiety disorder." In R. Baer (Ed), Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches: Clinician’s Guide to Evidence Base and Applications, 2nd Edition (pp 96-120). New York: Academic Press.

Presentations

Orsillo, S.M. (November, 2014). "The Mindful Way through Anxiety." Webinar presented through TZK Seminars.

Orsillo, S.M., & Roemer, L. (November, 2014). "Values Work in Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapy: Helping Clients Reclaim Their Lives." A mini-workshop presented at at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, Philadelphia.

Eustis, E. H., Williston, S. K., Graham, J. R., Hayes-Skelton, S., Roemer, L., & Orsillo, S. (2014, November). "Decreases in Difficulties in Emotion Regulation across Acceptance-Based Behavior Therapy and Applied Relaxation for Generalized Anxiety Disorder." Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, Philadelphia.

Danitz, S.B., Suvak, M. K., & Orsillo, S.M. (2014, November). "The Mindful Way Through the Semester: Evaluating the impact of an acceptance-based behavioral program for undergraduates." In Z. Moore (Chair). "Innovative mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions for College Student Mental Health." Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Philadelphia.

Martinez, J.H., Graham, J.R., Hayes-Skelton, S., Orsillo, S.M., & Roemer, L. (November, 2014). "Effectiveness of acceptance-based behavioral and applied relaxation treatments: Outcomes among racial-minority clients." Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia.

Millstein, D. J., Orsillo, S. M., Roemer, L. & Hayes-Skelton, S. A. (2014, November). "Subtypes of interpersonal problems and response to treatment in GAD." Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia.

Orsillo, S.M. (October, 2014). "Acceptance-based Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Related Disorders." Grand Rounds, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Orsillo, S.M. (October, 2014). Mindfulness and Anxiety. Two day workshop presented at the bi-annual conference of the Psychology Association of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.