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Ronda L. Dearing, PhD

Ronda L. Dearing, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Clinical Psychology

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2587

Primary Research Areas

Help-seeking and facilitating access to substance abuse treatment; shame and guilt; addiction treatment process and outcome; self-change in hazardous alcohol use.

Representative and Recent Publications

Walitzer, K. S., Dearing, R. L., Barrick, C., Shyhalla, K. (in press). Tobacco smoking among male and female alcohol treatment seekers: Clinical complexities, treatment length of stay, and goal achievement. Substance Use and Misuse.

Dearing, R. L., & Hequembourg, A. L. (in press) Culturally (in)competent: Dismantling health care barriers for sexual minority women. Social Work in Health Care.

Stuewig, J., Tangney, J. P., Kendall, S., Folk, J., Meyer, C. R., & Dearing, R. L.  (in press).  Children’s proneness to shame and guilt predict risky and illegal behaviors in young adulthood. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

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(10), 1359-1363.
PMID: 24621086.

Witkiewitz, K., Dearing, R. L., & Maisto, S. A. (2014). Alcohol Use Trajectories among Non-Treatment Seeking Heavy Drinkers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75(3), 415-422.

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.

Dearing, R. L., Witkiewitz, K., Connors, G. J., & Walitzer, K. S. (2013). Prospective changes in alcohol use among hazardous drinkers in the absence of treatment. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27, 52-61.

Hequembourg, A. L., & Dearing, R. L. (2013). Exploring shame, guilt, and risky substance use among sexual minority men and women. Journal of Homosexuality, 60, 1-24.

Dearing, R. L., & Tangney, J. P. (Eds.) (2011). Shame in the therapy hour. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Dearing, R. L., & Twaragowski, C. (2010). The social psychology of help seeking. In J. E. Maddux and J. P. Tangney (Eds.), Social Psychological Foundations of Clinical Psychology (pp. 395-415). New York: Guilford.

Stuewig, J., Tangney, J. P., Mashek, D., Forkner, P., & Dearing, R. (2009). The moral emotions, alcohol dependence, and HIV risk behavior in an incarcerated sample. Substance Use and Misuse, 44, 449-471.

Parks, K., Hequembourg, A., & Dearing, R. (2008). Women’s social behavior when meeting new men: The influence of alcohol and childhood sexual abuse. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 32, 145-158.

Maisto, S. A., Connors, G. J., & Dearing, R. L. (2007). Alcohol use disorders. Toronto: Hogrefe & Huber.

Walitzer, K. S., & Dearing, R. L. (2006). Gender differences in alcohol and substance use relapse. Clinical Psychology Review, 26, 128-148.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cpr.2005.11.003

Dearing, R. L., Maddux, J. E., & Tangney, J. P. (2005). Predictors of psychological help seeking in clinical and counseling psychology graduate students. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36, 323-329.

Dearing, R. L., Stuewig, J., & Tangney, J. P. (2005). On the importance of distinguishing shame from guilt: Relations to problematic alcohol and drug use. Addictive Behaviors, 30, 1392-1404.
DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2005.02.002

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.
DOI: 10.1037/0893-164X.19.1.71

Tangney, J. P., & Dearing, R. L. (2002). Shame and Guilt. New York: Guilford Press.