Peer-Reviewed Publications


Boness, C.L., Watts, A.L., Moeller, K., & Sher, K.J. (accepted). The Etiologic, Theory-based, Ontogenetic Hierarchical Framework of Alcohol Use Disorder: A translational systematic review of reviewsPsychological Bulletin.
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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