Christopher Barrick, PhD

Christopher Barrick PhD.

Senior Research Scientist

Counseling Psychology

Department of Family Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Contact Information

1021 Main Street,
Buffalo NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2538

Primary Research Areas

Substance abuse clinician training, substance use and the elderly.


Representative and Recent Publications


Smith, P. H., Homish, G. G., Barrick, C., & Grier, N. L. (2011). Using touch-screen technology to assess smoking in a low SES primary care clinic. Substance Use and Misuse, 46(14):1750-4.
PMID: 21974691  | DOI:10.3109/10826084.2011.618999

Barrick, C., & Homish, G. G. (2011). Readiness to change and training expectations prior to a training workshop for substance abuse clinicians. Substance Use and Misuse, 46, 1032–1036.
PMID: 21235339 | DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2010.546821

Grier, N. L., Homish, G. G., Rowe, D. W., & Barrick, C. (2011). Promoting information sharing for multijurisdictional public health emergency preparedness. Journal Public Health Management Practice, 17, 1-6.
PMID: 21135666 | DOI: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e3181ec41d5

Walitzer, K. S., Dermen, K. H., & Barrick, C. (2009). Facilitating involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous during outpatient treatment: A randomized clinical trial. Addiction, 104, 391-401.
PMID: 19207347 | DOI:  10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02467.x

Dearing, R. L., Barrick, C., Dermen, K. H., & Walitzer, K. S. (2005). Indicators of client engagement: Influences on alcohol treatment satisfaction and outcomes. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 19, 71-78.
PMID: 15783280 | DOI: 10.1037/0893-164X.19.1.71

Barrick, C., & Walitzer, K. S. (2004). Problem drinking. In R. Coombs (Ed.), Addiction counseling review: Preparing for comprehensive, certification and licensing examinations (pp. 225-244). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Barrick C., & Connors G. J. (2002). Relapse prevention and maintaining abstinence in older adults with alcohol-use disorders. Drugs & Aging, 19, 583-94.
PMID: 12207552