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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. (2015). Tobacco smoking among male and female alcohol treatment seekers: Clinical complexities, treatment length of stay, and goal achievement. Substance Use and Misuse, 50, 166-73.
PMID: 25313831  

Dearing, R. L., & Hequembourg, A. L. (2014) Culturally (in)competent: Dismantling health care barriers for sexual minority women. Social Work in Health Care, 53, 736-61.
PMID: 25255338

Stuewig, J., Tangney, J. P., Kendall, S., Folk, J., Meyer, C. R., & Dearing, R. L.  (2014 May 20).  Children’s proneness to shame and guilt predict risky and illegal behaviors in young adulthood. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 24842762  

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.
PMID: 24766753

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.
PMID: 22573726

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.
PMID: 22612252

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.
PMID: 23469820

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.
PMID: 19242862

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.
PMID: 18668186

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.
PMID: 16412541 | 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.
PMID: 16022935 | 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.
PMID: 15783280 | DOI: 10.1037/0893-164X.19.1.71

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