Paul Stasiewicz, PhD

Paul Stasiewicz, 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) 887-2596
Email: stasiewi@buffalo.edu

Primary Research Areas

Learning-based processes of addiction; the application of basic behavioral research to the development of new clinical interventions; alcohol craving; affect regulation and pretreatment change.

Research Publications Expertise

Representative and Recent Publications

Bradizza, C. M., Stasiewicz, P. R., Zhuo, Y., Ruszczyk, M., Maisto, S. A., Brandon, T. H., Eiden, R. D., Slosman, K. S., & Giarratano, P.  (2017). Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Smokers: Development and Pilot Test of an Emotion Regulation Treatment (ART) for Negative Affect Smokers.  Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 19(5), 578-584
PMID: 28403472 DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntw398

Coffey, S.F., Schumacher, J. A., Nosen, E., Littlefield, A. K., Henslee, A., Lappen, A., & Stasiewicz, P. R.  (2016).  Trauma-focused Exposure Therapy for Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Alcohol and Drug Dependent Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Special Issue:  Co-occurring Posttraumatic Stress and Substance Use: Emerging Research on Correlates, Mechanisms, and Treatments, 30, 778-790.
PMID: 27786516 PMCID: PMC5119896 [Available on 2017-11-01] DOI: 10.1037/adb0000201

Bradizza, C. M., Stasiewicz, P. R., & Dermen, K. H.  (2014).  Behavioral Interventions for Individuals Dually-Diagnosed with a Severe Mental Illness and a Substance Use Disorder.  Current Addiction Reports, 1, 243-250.
PMID: 25530935 | PMCID: PMC4267848 | DOI:10.1007/s40429-014-0032-9

Nosen, E., Littlefield, A. K., Schumacher, J. A., Stasiewicz, P. R., & Coffey, S. F.  (2014). Treatment of co-occurring PTSD- AUD: Effects of exposure-based and non-trauma- focused psychotherapy on alcohol and trauma cue-reactivity.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 61, 35-42.
PMID: 25127178 | PMCID: PMC4188412 | DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2014.07.003

Unrod, M., Drobes, D. J., Stasiewicz, P. R., Ditre, J. W., Heckman, B., Miller, R. R., Sutton, S. K., and Brandon, T. H. (2014). Decline in Cue-Provoked Craving during Cue-Exposure Therapy Smoking Cessation. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 16, 306-315.
PMID: 24078760 | PMCID: PMC4830224 | DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntt145

Stasiewicz, P. R., Schlauch, R. C., Bradizza, C. M., Bole, C. W., & Coffey, S. F.  (2013).  Pretreatment changes in drinking:  Relationship to treatment outcomes. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27, 1159-1166.
PMCID:  PMC3844058

Stasiewicz, P. R., Bradizza, C. M., Schlauch, R. C., Coffey, S. F., Gulliver, S. B., Gudeski, G., & Bole, C. W.  (2013).  Affect regulation training (ART) for alcohol dependence: Development of a novel intervention for negative affect drinkers.  Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 45, 433-443.
PMCID: PMC3773302

Unrod, M., Drobes, D. J., Stasiewicz, P. R., Ditre, J. W., Heckman, B., Miller, R. R., Sutton, S. K., and Brandon, T. H. (2014). Decline in Cue-Provoked Craving during Cue-Exposure Therapy. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 16, 306-315.

Nosen, E., Nillni, Y. I., Berenz, E., Schumacher, J. A., Stasiewicz, P. R., & Coffey, S. F.  (2012).  Cue-elicited affect and craving:  Advancement of the conceptualization of craving in co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol dependence.  Behavior Modification, 36, 808-833.
PMCID: PMC3474354

Nosen, E., Littlefield, A. K., Schumacher, J. A., Stasiewicz, P. R., & Coffey, S. F.  (2014).  Treatment of co-occurring PTSD- AUD: Effects of exposure-based and non-trauma- focused psychotherapy on alcohol and trauma cue-reactivity.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 61, 35-42.

Stasiewicz, P. R., Schlauch, R. C., Bradizza, C. M., Bole, C. W., & Coffey, S. F.  (2013).  Pretreatment changes in drinking:  Relationship to treatment outcomes.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27, 1159-1166. PMCID:  PMC3844058

Klein, A., Stasiewicz, P. R., Koutsky, J. R., Bradizza, C. M. & Coffey, S. F. (2007). A psychometric evaluation of the Approach and Avoidance of Alcohol Questionnaire (AAAQ) in alcohol dependent outpatients. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 29, 231-240.

Stasiewicz, P. R., Brandon, T. H., & Bradizza, C. M. (2007). Effects of extinction context and retrieval cues on renewal of alcohol cue reactivity among alcohol dependent outpatients. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 21, 244-248.
PMID: 17563145 PMCID: PMC3832991 DOI: 10.1037/0893-164X.21.2.244

Coffey, S. F., Stasiewicz, P. R., Hughes, P., & Brimo, M.  (2006). Trauma-focused imaginal exposure with comorbid PTSD-alcohol dependent individuals: Revealing mechanisms of alcohol craving in a cue reactivity paradigm.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 20, 425-435.

Stasiewicz, P. R., & Maisto, S. A.  (1993). Two-factor avoidance theory:  The role of negative affect in the maintenance of substance use and substance use disorder.  Behavior Therapy, 24, 337-356.