Allison Baier

Clinical Psychology
Mather Memorial

Other Information

Research Areas: Adult Clinical Psychology

Area of Specialization – Adult Clinical Psychology

Research Advisor/MentorDr. Norah Feeny

Research Interests – I am interested in understanding the mechanisms of change across evidence-based treatments for PTSD. I also have an interest in education, particularly in the dissemination and implementation of empirically supported treatments into community settings.

Selected Recent Publications & Presentations:

Baier, A.L., Kline, A.C., & Feeny, N.C. (2020). Therapeutic alliance as a mediator of change: A systematic review and evaluation of research. Clinical Psychology Review. Advance online publication.

Kline, A.C., Baier, A.L., Klein, A.B., Feeny, N.C., & Zoellner, L.A. (2020). Differentiating “types” of treatment dropout: Nonstarters in an RCT of prolonged exposure versus sertraline. Behaviour Research and Therapy. Advance online publication.

Baier, A.L., Marques, L., Borba, C., Kelly, H., Clair-Hayes, K., Dixon, L., Chow, L., & Simon, N.M. (2019). Training needs among non-mental health professionals working with service members: A qualitative investigation. Military Psychology, 31(1): doi: 10.1080/08995605.2018.1541392

Baier, A.L. (2019). The ethical implications of social media: Issues and recommendations for clinical practice. Ethics and Behavior. doi: 10.1080/10508422.2018.1516148.

Cooper, A.A., Kline, A.C., Baier, A.L., & Feeny, N.C. (2018). Rethinking prediction and prevention of psychotherapy dropout: A mechanism-based approach. Behavior Modification. doi:  10.1177/0145445518792251

Rothbaum, A.O., Kline, A.C., Baier, A.L., Klein, A.B., & Feeny, N.C. (2018). PTSD in emergency medicine residents: A reply and caveat, Annals of Emergency Medicine, 71(4): 540-541. doi:  10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.11.002.

Baier, A.L., Feeny, N.C., & Zoellner, L.A. (2019, November). Temporal sequencing of change in trauma-related beliefs and therapeutic alliance during prolonged exposure and sertraline for chronic PTSD. Oral paper presented at the 35th International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Baier, A.L., Feeny, N.C., & Zoellner, L.A. (2019, July). Re-examining the role of extinction in prolonged exposure for PTSD: Disaggregating within-patient and between-patient effects of session-to-session change. Open paper accepted to the 9th World Congress of Behaviour and Cognitive Therapy, Berlin, Germany.

Baier, A.L., Feeny, N.C., & Zoellner, L.A. (2018, April). Exploring patient characteristics’ moderating role on positive social support and the therapeutic alliance. In H. E. Bergman (Chair), The power of social relationships: Understanding the effect of social support and therapeutic alliance on patients with PTSD. Symposium presented at the 38th annual conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Washington, DC.

Baier, A.L., Zoellner, L.A., Farach, F.J., Jun, J.J., & Feeny, N.C. (2018, April). Changes in anxiety sensitivity across prolonged exposure and sertraline for posttraumatic stress disorder. In S. Blakey (Chair), The fear of fear: The relation between anxiety sensitivity and CBT outcome for anxiety and related disorders. Symposium presented at the 38th annual conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Washington, DC.