Robert G. Rychtarik, PhD

Robert G. Rychtarik, PhD.

Senior Research Scientist

Clinical Psychology

Department of Psychiatry
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2591
Email: rychtari@ria.buffalo.edu

Primary Research Areas

Substance abuse treatment outcome research; development and evaluation of coping skill training programs for family members of those with addictive disorders.

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Representative and Recent Publications

Rychtarik, R. G., McGillicuddy, N. B., Papandonatos, G. D., Whitney, R. B., & Connors, G. J. (2017, February 2). Randomized Clinical Trial of Matching Client Alcohol Use Disorder Severity and Level of Cognitive Functioning to Treatment Setting: A Partial Replication and Extension.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.  Advance online publication.
PMID: 28150955  DOI: 10.1037/adb0000253

Rychtarik, R. G., McGillicuddy, N. B., & Barrick, C. (2013).  Reaching women under stress from a partner's drinking problem: Assessing interest in online help.  Journal of Technology in Human Services, 31, 185-196.

McGillicuddy, N. B., Rychtarik, R. G., Morsheimer, E. T., & Burke, M. R. (2007). Agreement between parent and adolescent reports of adolescent substance use. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 16, 59-78.
DOI: 10.1300/J029v16n04_04

Rychtarik, R. G., & McGillicuddy, N. B. (2006). Preliminary evaluation of a coping skills training program for those with a pathological-gambling partner. Journal of Gambling Studies, 22, 165-178.
DOI: 10.1007/s10899-006-9008-6

Rychtarik, R. G., & McGillicuddy, N. B. (2005). Coping skill training and 12-step facilitation for women whose partner has alcoholism: Effects on depression, the partner’s drinking, and partner physical violence. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 249-261.
DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.73.2.249

McGillicuddy, N. B., Rychtarik, R. G., & Morsheimer, E. T. (2004). Psychometric evaluation of the Parent Situation Inventory (PSI): A role-play measure of coping in parents of substance-using adolescents. Psychological Assessment, 16, 386-390.
DOI: 10.1037/1040-3590.16.4.386

Rychtarik, R. G., Connors, G. J., Whitney, R. B., McGillicuddy, N. B., Fitterling, J. M., & Wirtz, P. W. (2000). Treatment settings for persons with alcoholism: Evidence for matching clients to inpatient versus outpatient care. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 277-289.

Rychtarik, R. G., Connors, G. J., Dermen, K. H., & Stasiewicz, P. R. (2000). Alcoholics Anonymous and the use of medications to prevent relapse: An anonymous survey of member attitudes. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 61, 134-138.

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