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  • Andrew Busch, PhD

  • Andrew Busch, PhD, is an assistant professor (research) of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a research associate in the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital. He is a clinical psychologist with expertise in "third wave" behavioral counseling treatments (i.e., functional analytic psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and behavioral activation).

    Busch's current work focuses on applying behavioral activation to health behavior change and depression in medical populations. He is currently funded by a K23 award from NHLBI (K23HL107391) during which he will develop a behavioral activation based treatment for smoking cessation and mood management following an acute cardiac event. Other research interests include the restriction of valued activities in medical patients and the effects of smoking and smoking cessation on mood.

    Busch has over 30 book chapters and peer-reviewed publications. In addition, he co-authored a published behavioral activation for depression treatment manual: Behavioral Activation: Distinctive Features (Routledge).

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    Original Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

    1. Kanter, J. W., Callaghan, G. M., Landes, S. J., Busch, A. M., & Brown, K. R. (2004). Behavior analytic conceptualization and treatment of depression: Traditional models and recent advances. The Behavior Analyst Today, 5, 255-274. 
    1. Kanter, J. W., Cautilli, J. D., Busch A. M., & Baruch, D. E. (2005). Toward a comprehensive functional analysis of depressive behavior: Five environmental factors and a possible sixth and seventh. The Behavior Analyst Today, 6, 65-81.
    1. Busch, A. M., Kanter, J. W., Landes, S. J., & Kohlenberg, R. J. (2006). Sudden gains and outcome: A broader temporal analysis of cognitive therapy for depression. Behavior Therapy, 37, 61-68.
    1. Kanter, J. W., Landes, S. J., Busch, A. M., Rusch, L. C., Brown, K. R., Baruch, D. E., et al. (2006). The effect of contingent reinforcement on target variables in outpatient psychotherapy for depression: A successful and unsuccessful case using functional analytic psychotherapy. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 39, 463-467. 
    1. Busch, A. M., Kanter, J. W., Sedivy, S. K., & Leonard, J. (2007). A follow-up analogue study on the effectiveness of the cognitive rationale. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 31, 805-815. 
    1. Kanter, J. W., Mulick, P. S., Busch, A. M., , K.S., & Martell, C. R. (2007). The Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale (BADS): Psychometric properties and factor structure. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 29, 191-202. 
    1. Baruch, D. E., Kanter, J. W., Busch, A. M., Richardson, J. V., & Barnes-Holmes, D. (2007). The differential effect of instructions on dysphoric and non-dysphoric individuals. The Psychological Record, 57, 543-554. 
    1. Flessner, C. A., Busch, A. M., Woods, D. W., & Heidemann, P. (2008). Acceptance-Enhanced Behavior Therapy (AEBT) for trichotillomania and chronic skin picking. Behavior Modification, 32, 579-594. 
    1. Kanter, J. W., Busch, A. M., Weeks, C. E., & Landes, S. J. (2008). The nature of clinical depression: Symptoms, syndromes, and behavior analysis. The Behavior Analyst, 31, 1-21. 
    1. Kanter, J. W., Manos, R. C., Busch, A. M., & Rusch, L. C. (2008). Making Behavioral Activation more behavioral. Behavior Modification, 32, 780-803. 
    1. Kanter, J. W., Dieguez, G., Rusch, L. C., Busch, A. M., & Santiago-Rivera, A. (2008). Treating depression using a culturally and linguistically adapted version of Behavioral Activation. Clinical Case Studies, 7, 491-506. 
    1. Busch, A. M., Kanter, J. W.,Callaghan, G. M., Baruch, D. E., Weeks, C. E, & Berlin, K. S. (2009). A micro-process analysis of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy's mechanism of change. Behavior Therapy, 40, 280-290.  
    1. Kanter, J. W., Rusch, L. C., Busch, A. M., & Sedivy, S. K.(2009). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale (BADS) in a depressed sample. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 31, 36-42. 
    1. Baruch, D. E., Kanter, J. W., Busch, A. M., & Juskiewicz, K. (2009). Enhancing the therapy relationship in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for psychotic symptoms. Clinical Case Studies, 8, 241-257. 
    1. Cornette, M. M., Strauman, T. J., Abramson, L. Y., & Busch, A. M. (2009). Self-discrepancy and suicidal ideation. Cognition and Emotion, 23 504-527. 
    1. Manos, R. C., Kanter, J. W., Rusch, L. C., Turner, L. B., Roberts, N. A., & Busch, A. M. (2009). Integrating Functional Analytic Psychotherapy and Behavioral Activation for the treatment of relationship distress. Clinical Case Studies 8, 122-138. 
    1. Busch A. M., Kalibatseva, Z., Uebelacker, L. A. & Miller, W. (2010). Measuring homework completion in Behavioral Activation. Behavior Modification, 34, 310-329. 
    1. Busch, A. M., Callaghan, G. M., Kanter, J. W., Baruch, D. E., & Weeks, C. E. (2010). The Functional Analytic Psychotherapy Rating Scale: A replication and extension. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 40, 11-19. 
    1. Wagener, T. L., Gregor, K. L., Busch A. M., McQuaid, E. L., & Borrelli, B. (2010). Risk perception in smokers with children with asthma. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 980-985. 
    1. Manos, R.C., Kanter, J. W, & Busch A. M. (2010). Attempts to measure activation as conceptualized within Behavioral Activation treatments. Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 547-561. 
    1. Kanter, J. W., Santiago-Rivera, A., Rusch, L. C., Busch, A. M., & West, P. (2010). Initial outcomes of a culturally adapted Behavioral Activation for Latinas diagnosed with depression at a community clinic. Behavior Modification, 34, 120-144. 
    1. Kanter, J. W., Manos, R.C., Bowe, W. M., Baruch, D. E., Busch, A. M., & Rusch, L. C. (2010). What is Behavioral Activation? A review of the empirical literature. Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 608-620. 
    1. Busch, A. M., Wagener T. L., Gregor, K. L., Ring, K. T., & Borrelli, B. (2011). Utilizing reliable and clinically significant change criteria to assess for the development of depression during smoking cessation treatment: The importance of tracking idiographic change. Addictive Behaviors, 36, 1228-32. 
    1. Busch, A. M., Borrelli, B., & Leventhal, A. M. (2011). The Relationship between Smoking and Depression Post-Acute Coronary Syndrome. Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports, 5, 510-518. 
    1. Kahler, C. W., Spillane, N. S., Busch, A. M., & Leventhal, A. M. (2011). Time-varying smoking abstinence predicts lower depressive symptoms following smoking cessation treatment. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 13, 46-50. 
    1. Busch, A. M. & Borrelli, B. (in press). Valued life activities and readiness to quit smoking among mobility impaired smokers. Health Psychology
    1. Leung, L. B., Busch, A. M., Nottage, S. L., Arellano, N., Glieberman, E., Busch, N. J., & Smith, S. R. (in Press). Approach to Antihypertensive Adherence: A Feasibility Study on the Use of Student Health Coaches for Uninsured Hypertensive Adults. Behavioral Medicine
    1. Santiago-Rivera, A., Kanter, J. W., Busch, A. M., Rusch, L. C., Reyes, W., West, P. et al. (in press). Factors predicting treatment engagement or premature termination in depressed Latinos at a community clinic. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
    1. Weeks, C. E., Kanter J. W., Bonow J. T., Landes, S. J, & Busch, A. M.. (in press). Translating the theoretical into practical: A logical framework of Functional Analytic Psychotherapy interactions for research, training and clinical purposes. Behavior Modification.

    Publications Submitted or In Preparation

    1. Borrelli, B., Busch, A. M. & Trotter, D. Methods Used to Quit Smoking by People with Physical Disabilities. Under initial review at Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

    Grants

    1. Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Competitive Intramural Clinical Psychology Intern grant, 1/09 - 5/09.
      Direct costs: $900
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Title: Measuring Homework Completion in Behavioral Activation

    2. Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Competitive Intramural Post-Doctoral  Fellowship Grant, 1/10 - 7/11
      Direct costs: $800
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Title: Exploring Behavioral Activation as a Treatment for Smoking Cessation and Depression Post-cardiac Event

    3. K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23HL107391-01, NHLBI/NIMH), 4/15/11 - 4/1/16
      Direct costs: $640,824
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Title: Integrated Smoking Cessation and Mood Management for Cardiac Patients

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