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Sona Armine Dimidjian

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
DepartmentPsych-Psychology
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-6473-114X Additional info

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    R44MH081388     (DIMIDJIAN, SONA)Sep 10, 2007 - Mar 31, 2014
    NIH/NIMH
    Computer-Based Training in Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depressed Adults
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R34MH083866     (DIMIDJIAN, SONA)Sep 17, 2008 - Jul 31, 2012
    NIH/NIMH
    Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for the Prevention of Perinatal Depression
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R34MH110478     (DIMIDJIAN, SONA)Sep 14, 2016 - Jul 31, 2019
    NIH/NIMH
    Effectiveness of Task Shifting to Peer Delivery of Behavioral Activation for Depression among Pregnant Women
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Weobong B, Weiss HA, McDaid D, Singla DR, Hollon SD, Nadkarni A, Park AL, Bhat B, Katti B, Anand A, Dimidjian S, Araya R, King M, Vijayakumar L, Wilson GT, Velleman R, Kirkwood BR, Fairburn CG, Patel V. Sustained effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Healthy Activity Programme, a brief psychological treatment for depression delivered by lay counsellors in primary care: 12-month follow-up of a randomised controlled trial. PLoS Med. 2017 Sep; 14(9):e1002385. PMID: 28898283.
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    2. Felder JN, Banchefsky S, Park B, Dimidjian S. Public Attitudes and Feelings of Warmth Toward Women and Men Experiencing Depression During the Perinatal Period. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Aug 01; 68(8):796-802. PMID: 28412893.
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    3. Vanderkruik R, Strife S, Dimidjian S. Lessons learned from training peer-leaders to conduct Body Project workshops. Eat Disord. 2017 Jul-Sep; 25(4):358-374. PMID: 28394720.
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    4. Furukawa TA, Weitz ES, Tanaka S, Hollon SD, Hofmann SG, Andersson G, Twisk J, DeRubeis RJ, Dimidjian S, Hegerl U, Mergl R, Jarrett RB, Vittengl JR, Watanabe N, Cuijpers P. Initial severity of depression and efficacy of cognitive-behavioural therapy: individual-participant data meta-analysis of pill-placebo-controlled trials. Br J Psychiatry. 2017 Mar; 210(3):190-196. PMID: 28104735.
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    5. Dimidjian S, Goodman SH, Sherwood NE, Simon GE, Ludman E, Gallop R, Welch SS, Boggs JM, Metcalf CA, Hubley S, Powers JD, Beck A. A pragmatic randomized clinical trial of behavioral activation for depressed pregnant women. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2017 01; 85(1):26-36. PMID: 28045285.
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    6. Patel V, Weobong B, Weiss HA, Anand A, Bhat B, Katti B, Dimidjian S, Araya R, Hollon SD, King M, Vijayakumar L, Park AL, McDaid D, Wilson T, Velleman R, Kirkwood BR, Fairburn CG. The Healthy Activity Program (HAP), a lay counsellor-delivered brief psychological treatment for severe depression, in primary care in India: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2017 01 14; 389(10065):176-185. PMID: 27988143.
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    7. Cuijpers P, Weitz E, Lamers F, Penninx BW, Twisk J, DeRubeis RJ, Dimidjian S, Dunlop BW, Jarrett RB, Segal ZV, Hollon SD. Melancholic and atypical depression as predictor and moderator of outcome in cognitive behavior therapy and pharmacotherapy for adult depression. Depress Anxiety. 2017 Mar; 34(3):246-256. PMID: 27921338.
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    8. Tomfohr-Madsen LM, Campbell TS, Giesbrecht GF, Letourneau NL, Carlson LE, Madsen JW, Dimidjian S. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for psychological distress in pregnancy: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2016 Oct 13; 17(1):498. PMID: 27737714.
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    9. Dimidjian S, Arch JJ, Schneider RL, Desormeau P, Felder JN, Segal ZV. Considering Meta-Analysis, Meaning, and Metaphor: A Systematic Review and Critical Examination of "Third Wave" Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. Behav Ther. 2016 Nov; 47(6):886-905. PMID: 27993339.
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    10. Felder JN, Lemon E, Shea K, Kripke K, Dimidjian S. Role of self-compassion in psychological well-being among perinatal women. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Aug; 19(4):687-90. PMID: 27138783.
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    11. Vittengl JR, Jarrett RB, Weitz E, Hollon SD, Twisk J, Cristea I, David D, DeRubeis RJ, Dimidjian S, Dunlop BW, Faramarzi M, Hegerl U, Kennedy SH, Kheirkhah F, Mergl R, Miranda J, Mohr DC, Rush AJ, Segal ZV, Siddique J, Simons AD, Cuijpers P. Divergent Outcomes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Pharmacotherapy for Adult Depression. Am J Psychiatry. 2016 May 01; 173(5):481-90. PMID: 26869246; PMCID: PMC4934129 [Available on 05/01/17].
    12. Dimidjian S, Goodman SH, Felder JN, Gallop R, Brown AP, Beck A. Staying well during pregnancy and the postpartum: A pilot randomized trial of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for the prevention of depressive relapse/recurrence. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2016 Feb; 84(2):134-45. PMID: 26654212.
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    13. Vanderkruik R, Lemon E, Dimidjian S. Breastfeeding Support and Messaging: A Call to Integrate Public Health and Psychological Perspectives. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Dec; 19(12):2545-7. PMID: 26169815.
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    14. Weitz ES, Hollon SD, Twisk J, van Straten A, Huibers MJ, David D, DeRubeis RJ, Dimidjian S, Dunlop BW, Cristea IA, Faramarzi M, Hegerl U, Jarrett RB, Kheirkhah F, Kennedy SH, Mergl R, Miranda J, Mohr DC, Rush AJ, Segal ZV, Siddique J, Simons AD, Vittengl JR, Cuijpers P. Baseline Depression Severity as Moderator of Depression Outcomes Between Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Pharmacotherapy: An Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Nov; 72(11):1102-9. PMID: 26397232.
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    15. Chowdhary N, Anand A, Dimidjian S, Shinde S, Weobong B, Balaji M, Hollon SD, Rahman A, Wilson GT, Verdeli H, Araya R, King M, Jordans MJ, Fairburn C, Kirkwood B, Patel V. The Healthy Activity Program lay counsellor delivered treatment for severe depression in India: systematic development and randomised evaluation. Br J Psychiatry. 2016 Apr; 208(4):381-8. PMID: 26494875; PMCID: PMC4816974.
    16. Dimidjian S, Segal ZV. Prospects for a clinical science of mindfulness-based intervention. Am Psychol. 2015 Oct; 70(7):593-620. PMID: 26436311.
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    17. Shallcross AJ, Gross JJ, Visvanathan PD, Kumar N, Palfrey A, Ford BQ, Dimidjian S, Shirk S, Holm-Denoma J, Goode KM, Cox E, Chaplin W, Mauss IB. Relapse prevention in major depressive disorder: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy versus an active control condition. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2015 Oct; 83(5):964-75. PMID: 26371618; PMCID: PMC4571290.
    18. Davis K, Goodman SH, Leiferman J, Taylor M, Dimidjian S. A randomized controlled trial of yoga for pregnant women with symptoms of depression and anxiety. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2015 Aug; 21(3):166-72. PMID: 26256135.
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    19. Lemon EL, Vanderkruik R, Dimidjian S. Treatment of anxiety during pregnancy: room to grow. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2015 Jun; 18(3):569-70. PMID: 25694354.
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    20. McCauley E, Gudmundsen G, Schloredt K, Martell C, Rhew I, Hubley S, Dimidjian S. The Adolescent Behavioral Activation Program: Adapting Behavioral Activation as a Treatment for Depression in Adolescence. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2016; 45(3):291-304. PMID: 25602170.
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    21. Cuijpers P, Weitz E, Twisk J, Kuehner C, Cristea I, David D, DeRubeis RJ, Dimidjian S, Dunlop BW, Faramarzi M, Hegerl U, Jarrett RB, Kennedy SH, Kheirkhah F, Mergl R, Miranda J, Mohr DC, Segal ZV, Siddique J, Simons AD, Vittengl JR, Hollon SD. Gender as predictor and moderator of outcome in cognitive behavior therapy and pharmacotherapy for adult depression: an "individual patient data" meta-analysis. Depress Anxiety. 2014 Nov; 31(11):941-51. PMID: 25407584.
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    22. Dimidjian S, Goodman SH, Felder JN, Gallop R, Brown AP, Beck A. An open trial of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for the prevention of perinatal depressive relapse/recurrence. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2015 Feb; 18(1):85-94. PMID: 25298253.
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    23. Dimidjian S, Beck A, Felder JN, Boggs JM, Gallop R, Segal ZV. Web-based Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for reducing residual depressive symptoms: An open trial and quasi-experimental comparison to propensity score matched controls. Behav Res Ther. 2014 Dec; 63:83-9. PMID: 25461782.
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    24. Keeley RD, Burke BL, Brody D, Dimidjian S, Engel M, Emsermann C, deGruy F, Thomas M, Moralez E, Koester S, Kaplan J. Training to use motivational interviewing techniques for depression: a cluster randomized trial. J Am Board Fam Med. 2014 Sep-Oct; 27(5):621-36. PMID: 25201932.
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    25. Felder J, Dimidjian S, Beck A, Boggs JM, Segal Z. Mindful mood balance: a case report of Web-based treatment of residual depressive symptoms. Perm J. 2014; 18(4):58-62. PMID: 25141988; PMCID: PMC4206173.
    26. Patel V, Weobong B, Nadkarni A, Weiss HA, Anand A, Naik S, Bhat B, Pereira J, Araya R, Dimidjian S, Hollon SD, King M, McCambridge J, McDaid D, Murthy P, Velleman R, Fairburn CG, Kirkwood B. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of lay counsellor-delivered psychological treatments for harmful and dependent drinking and moderate to severe depression in primary care in India: PREMIUM study protocol for randomized controlled trials. Trials. 2014 Apr 02; 15:101. PMID: 24690184; PMCID: PMC4230277.
    27. Boggs JM, Beck A, Felder JN, Dimidjian S, Metcalf CA, Segal ZV. Web-based intervention in mindfulness meditation for reducing residual depressive symptoms and relapse prophylaxis: a qualitative study. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Mar 24; 16(3):e87. PMID: 24662625; PMCID: PMC3978551.
    28. Hubley S, Woodcock EA, Dimeff LA, Dimidjian S. Disseminating behavioural activation for depression via online training: preliminary steps. Behav Cogn Psychother. 2015 Mar; 43(2):224-38. PMID: 24382130.
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    29. Mccubbin T, Dimidjian S, Kempe K, Glassey MS, Ross C, Beck A. Mindfulness-based stress reduction in an integrated care delivery system: one-year impacts on patient-centered outcomes and health care utilization. Perm J. 2014; 18(4):4-9. PMID: 25662520; PMCID: PMC4206164.
    30. Dimidjian S, Goodman SH. Preferences and attitudes toward approaches to depression relapse/recurrence prevention among pregnant women. Behav Res Ther. 2014 Mar; 54:7-11. PMID: 24440577.
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    31. Andrews-Hanna JR, Kaiser RH, Turner AE, Reineberg AE, Godinez D, Dimidjian S, Banich MT. A penny for your thoughts: dimensions of self-generated thought content and relationships with individual differences in emotional wellbeing. Front Psychol. 2013; 4:900. PMID: 24376427; PMCID: PMC3843223.
    32. Webb CA, Derubeis RJ, Hollon SD, Dimidjian S, Amsterdam JD, Shelton RC. Convergence and divergence in the delivery of cognitive therapy in two randomized clinical trials. Behav Res Ther. 2013 Aug; 51(8):493-8. PMID: 23792178; PMCID: PMC3718470.
    33. Goodman SH, Dimidjian S, Williams KG. Pregnant African American women's attitudes toward perinatal depression prevention. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2013 Jan; 19(1):50-7. PMID: 23356356.
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    34. Arch JJ, Dimidjian S, Chessick C. Are exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapies safe during pregnancy? Arch Womens Ment Health. 2012 Dec; 15(6):445-57. PMID: 22983422.
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    35. Goodman SH, Dimidjian S. The developmental psychopathology of perinatal depression: implications for psychosocial treatment development and delivery in pregnancy. Can J Psychiatry. 2012 Sep; 57(9):530-6. PMID: 23073030.
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    36. Webb CA, Derubeis RJ, Dimidjian S, Hollon SD, Amsterdam JD, Shelton RC. Predictors of patient cognitive therapy skills and symptom change in two randomized clinical trials: the role of therapist adherence and the therapeutic alliance. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2012 Jun; 80(3):373-81. PMID: 22468907; PMCID: PMC4250039.
    37. Felder JN, Dimidjian S, Segal Z. Collaboration in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. J Clin Psychol. 2012 Feb; 68(2):179-86. PMID: 23616298.
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    38. Webb CA, DeRubeis RJ, Amsterdam JD, Shelton RC, Hollon SD, Dimidjian S. Two aspects of the therapeutic alliance: differential relations with depressive symptom change. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2011 Jun; 79(3):279-83. PMID: 21480694; PMCID: PMC3124012.
    39. Dimidjian S, Barrera M, Martell C, Muñoz RF, Lewinsohn PM. The origins and current status of behavioral activation treatments for depression. Annu Rev Clin Psychol. 2011; 7:1-38. PMID: 21275642.
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    40. Kwan BM, Dimidjian S, Rizvi SL. Treatment preference, engagement, and clinical improvement in pharmacotherapy versus psychotherapy for depression. Behav Res Ther. 2010 Aug; 48(8):799-804. PMID: 20462569; PMCID: PMC2918721.
    41. Chessick CA, Dimidjian S. Screening for bipolar disorder during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2010 Jun; 13(3):233-48. PMID: 20198393.
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    42. Fournier JC, DeRubeis RJ, Hollon SD, Dimidjian S, Amsterdam JD, Shelton RC, Fawcett J. Antidepressant drug effects and depression severity: a patient-level meta-analysis. JAMA. 2010 Jan 06; 303(1):47-53. PMID: 20051569; PMCID: PMC3712503.
    43. Dimidjian S, Hollon SD. How would we know if psychotherapy were harmful? Am Psychol. 2010 Jan; 65(1):21-33. PMID: 20063907.
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    44. Atkins DC, Dimidjian S, Bedics JD, Christensen A. Couple discord and depression in couples during couple therapy and in depressed individuals during depression treatment. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2009 Dec; 77(6):1089-99. PMID: 19968385.
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    45. Dimidjian S, Davis KJ. Newer variations of cognitive-behavioral therapy: behavioral activation and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2009 Dec; 11(6):453-8. PMID: 19909667.
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    46. Hughes A, Williams M, Bardacke N, Duncan LG, Dimidjian S, Goodman SH. Mindfulness approaches to childbirth and parenting. Br J Midwifery. 2009 Oct 01; 17(10):630-635. PMID: 24307764.
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    47. Dimidjian S, Goodman S. Nonpharmacologic intervention and prevention strategies for depression during pregnancy and the postpartum. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Sep; 52(3):498-515. PMID: 19661764.
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    48. Dimidjian S, O'Hara MW. Pharmacotherapy or untreated antenatal depression: a false dichotomy. J Clin Psychiatry. 2009 Sep; 70(9):1321-2. PMID: 19818255.
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    49. Schacht RL, Dimidjian S, George WH, Berns SB. Domestic violence assessment procedures among couple therapists. J Marital Fam Ther. 2009 Jan; 35(1):47-59. PMID: 19161583.
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    50. Dobson KS, Hollon SD, Dimidjian S, Schmaling KB, Kohlenberg RJ, Gallop RJ, Rizvi SL, Gollan JK, Dunner DL, Jacobson NS. Randomized trial of behavioral activation, cognitive therapy, and antidepressant medication in the prevention of relapse and recurrence in major depression. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2008 Jun; 76(3):468-77. PMID: 18540740; PMCID: PMC2648513.
    51. Coffman SJ, Martell CR, Dimidjian S, Gallop R, Hollon SD. Extreme nonresponse in cognitive therapy: can behavioral activation succeed where cognitive therapy fails? J Consult Clin Psychol. 2007 Aug; 75(4):531-41. PMID: 17663608.
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    52. Dimidjian S, Hollon SD, Dobson KS, Schmaling KB, Kohlenberg RJ, Addis ME, Gallop R, McGlinchey JB, Markley DK, Gollan JK, Atkins DC, Dunner DL, Jacobson NS. Randomized trial of behavioral activation, cognitive therapy, and antidepressant medication in the acute treatment of adults with major depression. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2006 Aug; 74(4):658-70. PMID: 16881773.
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    53. Schmaling KB, Dimidjian S, Katon W, Sullivan M. Response styles among patients with minor depression and dysthymia in primary care. J Abnorm Psychol. 2002 May; 111(2):350-6. PMID: 12003456.
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