RIA Deputy Director
Senior Research Scientist
Research Associate Professor, Psychology
Treatment of alcohol problems; anger management; Alcoholics Anonymous; dissemination of empirically-supported treatments.
Connors, G. J., Walitzer, K. S., Prince, M. A., & Kubiak, A. (in press). Secondary prevention of alcohol problems in rural areas using a bibliotherapy-based approach. Journal of Rural Mental Health.
Rath, M. S., Walitzer, K. S., & Deffenbacher, J. L. (2015).
Anger management-based smoking cessation treatment: Three
case studies. Clinical Case Studies. Advance online
Walitzer, K. S., Deffenbacher, J. L., & Shyhalla, K. (2015).
Alcohol-adapted anger management treatment: A randomized
controlled trial of an innovative therapy for alcohol dependence.
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 59, 83-93.
Walitzer, K. S., Dermen, K. H., Barrick, C., & Shyhalla, K. (2015). Modeling the innovation-decision process: Dissemination and adoption of a motivational interviewing preparatory procedure in addiction outpatient clinic. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.
Walitzer, K. S., Dearing, R. L., Barrick, C., & Shyhalla, K.
(2015). Tobacco smoking among male and female alcohol
treatment-seekers: Clinical complexities, treatment length of
stay, and goal chievement. Substance Use and Misuse,
PMCID: PMC Journal - In Process
Rice, S., Prince, M., Dermen, K. H., Walitzer, K. S., & Connors, G. J. (2014). Stages of change trajectories throughout alcohol use disorder treatment and their within- and between-person associations with alcohol use. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38 (Suppl. 1), 826.
Dearing, R. L., Twaragowski, C., Smith, P. H., Homish, G. G.,
Connors, G. J., & Walitzer, K. S. (2014). Super Bowl
Sunday: Risky business for at-risk (male) drinkers?
Substance Use and Misuse, 49, 1359-1363.
Walitzer, K. S., & Dearing, R. L. (2013). Characteristics of
alcoholic smokers, non-smokers, and former smokers: Personality,
negative affect, alcohol involvement, and treatment participation.
Nicotine & Tobacco Research,15, 282-286.
Walitzer, K. S., Dermen, K. H., Shyhalla, K., & Kubiak, A.
(2013). Couples communication among problem drinking males and
their spouses: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Family
Therapy. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6427.2013.00615.x
PMCID: PMC Journal - In Process
Schumacher, J. A., Coffey, S. F., Walitzer, K .S., Burke, R. S.,
Williams, D. C., Norquist, G., & Elkin, D. (2012). Guidance for
new motivational interviewing trainers when training addiction
professionals: Findings from a survey of experienced trainers.
Motivational Interviewing: Training, Research, Implementation,
Practice, 1, 7-15.
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.
Connors, G. J., Walitzer, K. S., & Tonigan, J. S. (2008).
Spiritual change in recovery. In M. Galanter & L. A. Kaskutas
(Ed.), Recent developments in alcoholism: Vol. 18 Research on
Alcoholics Anonymous and spirituality in addiction recovery
(pp. 209-227). New York: Springer.
Walitzer, K. S., & Connors, G. J. (2007). Thirty-month follow-up of drinking moderation training for women: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 501-507.
Walitzer, K. S., & Dearing, R. L. (2006). Gender differences in alcohol and substance use relapse. Clinical Psychology Review, 26, 128-148.
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.
Walitzer, K. S., & Dermen, K. H. (2004). Alcohol-focused spouse involvement and behavioral couples therapy: Evaluation of enhancements to drinking reduction treatment for male problem drinkers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, 944-955.
Connors, G. J., Walitzer, K. S., & Dermen, K. H. (2002). Preparing clients for alcoholism treatment: Effects on treatment participation and outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 1161-1169.