Peer-Reviewed Publications


Galán, C.A., Boness, C.L., Tung, I., Pedersen, S., & Jones, N. (in press). A commentary on “Systemic challenges in health service psychology internship training: A call to action from trainee stakeholders.” Clinical Psychological Science.

Boness, C.L. & Witkiewitz, K. (in press). Precision medicine in alcohol use disorder: Mapping etiologic and maintenance mechanisms to mechanisms of behavior change to improve patient outcomes. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 

Brinkman, A.H., Rea-Sandin, G., Fitzpatrick, O., Gusman, M.S., Lund, E.M., Boness, C.L., & Scholars for Elevating Equity and Diversity. (in press). Shifting the discourse on disability: Moving to an inclusive, intersectional focus. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

Pfund, R.A., Ginley, M.K., Boness, C.L., Zajac, K., Rash, C.J., & Wiktiewitz, K. (in press). Contingency management for drug use disorder: Meta-analysis and application of Tolin’s Criteria. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.

Boness, C.L. (2022). Structural reforms are needed to support mothers in psychology. Nature Reviews Psychology.

Watts, A.L., Latzman, R.D., Boness, C.L., Kotov, R., Keyser-Marcus, L., DeYoung, C.G., Krueger, R.F., Zald, D.H., Moeller, F.G., & Ramey, T. (accepted). New approaches to deep phenotyping in addictions. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

Witkiewitz, K., Stein, E.R., Votaw, V.R., Hallgren, K.A., Gibson, B.C., Boness, C.L., Pearson, M.R., & Maisto, S.A. (2022). The Alcohol and Addiction Research Domain Criteria (AARDoC) and recovery from alcohol use disorder three years following treatment: An analysis of individuals in two clinical trials. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

Acuff, S.F., Boness, C.L., McDowell, Y., Murphy, J.G., & Sher, K.J. (2022). Contextual decision making and alcohol use disorder criteria: Delay, loss, and probabilistic discounting. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

Boness, C.L., †Gatten, N., †Treece, M., & Miller, M.B. (2022). A Mixed methods approach to improve the measurement of Alcohol-Induced Blackout: ABOM-2Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 

Miller, M.B., Boness, C.L., DiBello, A.M., Froeliger, B. (2022). Insomnia as a moderator of alcohol use and blackout: Potential role in acute physiological consequences. Addictive Behaviors.

Boness, C.L., Hasler, B.P., Sheehan, H., & Pedersen, S.L. (2022). Associations between specific sleep and circadian characteristics and alcohol use disorder criteria and problems. Addictive Behaviors. 

Hoffman, B.L., Boness, C.L., Chu, K., Wolynn, R., Sallowicz, L., Mintas, D., Douaihy, A.B., Felter, E.M., & Sidani, J.E. (2022). COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, acceptance, and promotion among healthcare workers: A mixed-methods analysis. Journal of Community Health.

Boness, C.L., Helle, A.C., Miller, M.B, Wolf, M.G., & Sher, K.J. (accepted). Who opts in to alcohol feedback and how does that impact behavior? A pilot trial. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Boness, C.L., Nelson, M., & Douaihy, A.B. (2022). Motivational interviewing strategies for addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 35, 420-426. [podcast; research brief; pocket guide]

Galán, C.A., Tung, I., Tabachnick, A.R., Sequeria, S., Novacek, D.M., Kahhale, I., Jamal-Orozco, N., Gonzales, J.C., Bowdring, M.A., Boness, C.L., & Bekele, B.M. (2022). Combatting the conspiracy of silence: Clinician recommendations for talking about racism and racism-related events with youth of color. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. [infographic]


Hua, J.P.Y., de Lange, S.C., van den Heuvel, M.P., Boness, C.L., Trela, C.J., McDowell, Y.E., Merrill, A.M., Piasecki, T.M., Sher, K.J., & Kerns, J.G. (2021). Alcohol use in emerging adults associated with lower rich-club connectivity and connectome network disorganization. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
Boness, C.L., Helle, A.C., & Logan, S. (2021). Crisis line services: A 12-month descriptive evaluation of callers, call content, and referrals. Health & Social Care in the Community.
Watts, A.L., Boness, C.L., Loeffelman, J.E., Steinley, D., & Sher, K.J. (in press). Does crude measurement contribute to observed unidimensionality of psychological constructs? An example with DSM-5 alcohol use disorderJournal of Abnormal Psychology.
Galán, C.A, Bekele, B.M., Boness, C.L., … & Yilmaz, B. (2021). A call to action for an antiracist clinical science. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
Helle, A.C., Boness, C.L., & Sher, K.J. (in press). College students’ receptiveness to intervention approaches for alcohol and cannabis use. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
Brown, C.E., Boness, C.L., & Sheerin, K. (2021). Supporting students in Health Service Psychology training: A theory-driven approach to meeting the diverse needs of trainees. Training and Education in Professional Psychology. [infographic]


Hua, J.P.Y., Sher, K.J., Boness, C.L., Trela, C.J., McDowell, Y.E., Merrill, A.M., Piasecki, T.M., & Kerns, J.G. (2020). Prospective study examining effects of extreme drinking on brain structure in emerging adults. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Boness, C.L., Hershenberg, R., Kaye, J., Mackintosh, M., Grasso, D., Noser, A., & Raffa, S.D. (2020). An evaluation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia: Application of Tolin’s criteria for empirically supported treatments. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.

Boness, C.L., & Sher, K.J. (2020). The case for cognitive interviewing in survey item validation: A useful approach for improving the measurement and assessment of substance use disorders. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 81(4), 401-404.

Hua, J.P.Y., Piasecki, T.M., McDowell, Y.E., Boness, C.L., Trela, C.J., Merrill, A.M., Sher, K.J., & Kerns, J.G. (2020). Alcohol use in young adults associated with cortical gyrification. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 

Boness, C.L., Stevens, J.E., Steinley, J., Trull, T., & Sher, K.J. (2020). Using complete enumeration to derive “one-size-fits-all” versus “subgroup-specific” diagnostic rules for substance use disorder. Assessment.

Stevens, J.E., Steinley, D., Boness, C.L., Trull, T., Wood, P. & Sher, K.J. (2020). Combinatorial optimization of classification decisions: An application to refine psychiatric diagnoses. Multivariate Behavioral Research.


Boness, C.L., & Sher, K.J. (2019). Not all Alcohol Use Disorder criteria are equally severe: Towards severity grading of individual criteriaPsychology of Addictive Behaviors.

Stevens, J.E., Steinley, D., McDowell, Y.E., Boness, C.L., Trull, T., Martin, C.S., & Sher, K.J. (2019). Toward more efficient diagnostic criteria sets and rules: The use of optimization approaches in addiction scienceAddictive Behaviors.

Conlin, W., & Boness, C.L. (2019). Ethical considerations for addressing distorted beliefs in psychotherapyPsychotherapy.

Younggren, J.N., Boness, C.L., Bryant, L., & Koocher, G. (2019). Emotional support animal assessments: A standard and comprehensive model for mental health professionals. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.


Boness, C. L., Stevens, J. E., Steinley, D., Trull, T., & Sher, K. J. (2018). Deriving alternative criteria sets for alcohol use disorders using statistical optimization: Results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 


Boness, C.L., Younggren, J.N., & Frumkin, B. (2017).  The certification of emotional support animals: Differences between clinical and forensic practitioners. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 48(3), 216-223.

Boness, C.L. (2017). Ethical issues in the use of interpreters with Deaf clients. Journal of Health Service Psychology.

Lee, M. R., Boness, C. L., McDowell, Y. E., Vergés, A., Steinley, D. L., & Sher, K. J. (2017). Desistance and severity of alcohol use disorder: A lifespan-developmental investigationClinical Psychological Science, 6(1), 90-105.


Boness, C. L., Lane, S. P., & Sher, K. J. (2016). Assessment of withdrawal and hangover is confounded in the alcohol use disorder and associated disabilities interview schedule: Withdrawal prevalence is likely inflated. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40(8), 1691-1699.

Younggren, J. N., Boisvert, J. A., & Boness, C. L. (2016). Examining emotional support animals and role conflicts in professional psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 47(4), 255-260.


Boness, C. L. (2015). Treatment of Deaf clients: Ethical considerations for professionals in psychology. Ethics & Behavior, 1-24.

Book Chapters


Younggren, J.N., Gottlieb, M., & Boness, C.L. (2019). Forensic consultation. In E. Shafranske & C. Falender (Eds.), Consultation in Health Service Psychology: Advancing Professional Practice—A Competency-Based Approach.


Haeny, A. M., Boness, C. L., McDowell, Y. E., & Sher, K. J. (2018). Alcohol use disorder. In J. Hunsley & E. J. Mash (Eds.), A Guide to Assessments That Work. 

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