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Randomized controlled trial of the Common Elements Treatment Approach to reduce interpersonal violence and alcohol abuse among families in Zambia (2016-2019)

J. C. Kane, S. Skavenski Van Wyk, S. M. Murray, P. Bolton, F. Melendez, C. K. Danielson, P. Chimponda, S. Munthali, L. K. Murray (2017) Testing the effectiveness of a transdiagnostic treatment approach in reducing violence and alcohol abuse among families in Zambia: study protocol of the Violence and Alcohol Treatment (VATU) trial Journal: Global Mental Health/Volume 4/ https://doi.org/10.1017/gmh.2017.10
 

Meeting the mental health needs of Myanmar adults through scale up of the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) across different types of service providers in 3 regions of Myanmar: the ASPIRE project (2016-2021)

Bolton P, Lee C, Haroz EE, Murray L, Dorsey S, Robinson C, Ugueto AM, Bass J. (2014) A transdiagnostic community-based mental health treatment for comorbid disorders: development and outcomes of a randomized controlled trial among Burmese refugees in Thailand. PLoS Med. Nov 11;11(11):e1001757. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001757. eCollection 2014 Nov.
 
Expansion of the Common Elements Treatment Approach for Survivors of Torture and Trauma in Thailand and Burma and associated research. Lee, C., Haroz EE, Nguyen A, Murray L, Bolton P. 2015. USAID, Washington, D.C.
 
Lee, Catherine, et al. Qualitative assessment of displaced persons in Mae Sot, Thailand affected by torture and related violence in Burma. Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, 2011, pp. 1–28, Qualitative assessment of displaced persons in Mae Sot, Thailand affected by torture and related violence in Burma.
 
Haroz, E. E., Bass, J. K., Lee, C., Murray, L. K., Robinson, C., & Bolton, P. (2014). Adaptation and testing of psychosocial assessment instruments for cross-cultural use: an example from the Thailand Burma border. BMC psychology, 2(1), 31. Chicago
 

Study of effectiveness and implementation of brief and long versions of the Common Elements Treatment Approach for trauma and depression symptoms among IDPs and Veterans in Ukraine (2016-2018)

Doty SB, Haroz EE, Singh NS, Bodganov S, Bass JK, Murray LK, Callaway KL & Bolton PA. Development and validation of an assessment for mental health and alcohol use problems among conflict-affected people in Ukraine. [under review at Conflict and Health]
 

Nguvu: Study of an integrated intervention to reduce psychological distress and intimate partner violence among Congolese women in Nyarugusu refugee camp (2015-2017)

Tol, W. A., Greene, M. C., Likindikoki, S., Misinzo, L., Ventevogel, P., Bonz, A. G., Bass, J. K. & Mbwambo, J. K. K. (2017) An integrated intervention to reduce intimate partner violence and psychological distress with refugees in low-resource settings: Study protocol for the Nguvu cluster randomized trial BMC Psychiatry. 17, 1, 186
 

A self-help program to reduce psychological distress among South Sudanese refugee women in northern Uganda (2016-2018)

Development and evaluation of a stepped care model for maternal mental health in post-conflict settings (2015-Ongoing)

Trials of Cognitive Processing Therapy and VSLA programs to improve mental health, social and economic outcomes for female sexual violence survivors in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (2008-2013)

Bass JK, Annan J, Murray SM, Kaysen D, Griffiths S, Cetinoglu T, Wachter K, Murray LK, Bolton PA. (2013) Controlled trial of psychotherapy for sexual violence survivors in DR Congo. New England Journal of Medicine. 368:2182-91.
 
Bass J, Murray S, Cole G, Bolton P, Poulton C, Robinette K, Seban J, Falb K, Annan J. Economic, Social and Mental Health Impacts of an Economic Intervention for Female Sexual Violence Survivors in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of Global Mental Health. 3. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/gmh.2016.13. 2016
 
Hall BJ, Bolton P, Annan J, Kaysen D, Robinette K, Certinoglu T, Wachter K. & Bass J. The effect of cognitive therapy on structural social capital: Results from a randomized controlled trial among sexual violence survivors in the Democratic Republic of Congo. American Journal of Public Health. Jul 17:e1-e7. 2014.
 

Mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in Congolese refugee survivors of gender-based violence: A desk review (2016)

Dissemination of Cognitive Processing Therapy for Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in North and South Kivu, DRC as part of the USHINDI and TUSHINDI projects (2016-2023)

Randomized controlled trial of CETA and CPT psychological treatments for depression, anxiety and trauma symptoms of torture survivors in Iraq (2010-2014)

Randomized controlled trial of CPT and BA psychological treatments for depression, anxiety and trauma symptoms of torture survivors in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq (2009-2011)

Bolton P, Bass JK, Zangana GAS, Kamal T, Murray SA, Kaysen D, Lejuez CW, Lindgrent K, Pagoto S, Murray LK, Van Wyk SS, Ahmed AMA, Amin NMM, Rosenblum M. A randomized controlled trial of mental health interventions for survivors of systematic violence in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq. BMC Psychiatry, 2014. Dec 31:14:360. doi:10.1186/s12888-014-0360-2.
 
Magidson JF, Lejuez CW, Kamal T, Blevins EJ, Murray LK, Bass JK, Bolton P, Pagoto S. Adaptation of community health worker-delivered behavioral activation for torture survivors in Kurdistan, Iraq. Global Mental Health, 2015, 2, e24. 1-10. doi:10.1017/gmh.2015.22.
 
Kaysen, D., Lindgren, K., Sabir Zangana, G.A., Murray, L., Bass, J., & Bolton, P. ‘Adaptation of cognitive processing therapy for treatment of torture victims: Experience in Kurdistan, Iraq.’ Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy 2013. 5(2): 184-192.
 
Bolton PA, Michalopoulos L, Ahmed AMA, Murray LK, & Bass J. The mental health and psychosocial problems of survivors of torture and genocide in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq: A brief qualitative study. Torture. 2013; 23(1). 1-14. PMID: 23831815.
 

A qualitative study examining the problems of HIV infected mothers and their children in Lusaka, Zambia (2005)

Murray, L. K., Haworth, A., Semrau, K., Singh, M., Aldrovandi, G. M., Sinkala, M., ... Bolton, P. A. (2006). Violence and abuse among HIV-infected women and their children in Zambia: A qualitative study. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 194(8), 610-615. DOI: 10.1097/01.nmd.0000230662.01953.bc
 

Barriers to HIV treatment acceptance and adherence among Zambian Women (2007)

Murray LK, Semrau K, McCurley E, Thea D, Scott N, Mwiya M, Kankasa C, Bass J, Bolton P. (2009) Barriers to Acceptance and Adherence of Antiretroviral Therapy in urban Zambian Women: A qualitative study. AIDS Care. 21(1):78-86
 

Study of mental health problems among Perinatal women in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (2005)

Bass, J. K., Ryder, R. W., Lammers, M. C., Mukaba, T. N., & Bolton, P. A. (2008). Post‐partum depression in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: Validation of a concept using a mixed‐methods cross‐cultural approach. Tropical medicine & international health, 13(12), 1534-1542.
 

Evaluation of a group interpersonal therapy program to treat depression among HIV-affected adults in Rural Uganda (2001-2003)

Bolton P, Bass J, Neugebauer R, Verdeli H, Clougherty KF, Wickramaratne P, Speelman L, Ndogoni L, Weissman M. (2003) Group interpersonal psychotherapy for depression in rural Uganda: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. Jun 18;289(23):3117-24.
 
Bass J, Neugebauer R, Clougherty KF, Verdeli H, Wickramaratne P, Ndogoni L, Speelman L, Weissman M, Bolton P. (2006) Group interpersonal psychotherapy for depression in rural Uganda: 6-month outcomes: randomised controlled trial. Br J Psychiatry. Jun;188:567-73.
 
Lewandowski RE, Bolton PA, Feighery A, Bass J, Hamba C, Haroz E, Stavrou V, Ndogoni L, Jean-Pierre A, Verdeli H. (2016) Local perceptions of the impact of group interpersonal psychotherapy in rural Uganda. Glob Ment Health (Camb). Jul 27;3:e23. doi: 10.1017/gmh.2016.15. eCollection 2016.
 
Verdeli H, Clougherty K, Bolton P, Speelman L, Lincoln N, Bass J, Neugebauer R, Weissman MM. (2003) Adapting group interpersonal psychotherapy for a developing country: experience in rural Uganda. World Psychiatry. Jun;2(2):114-20.
 
Wilk, C.M., Bolton P. (2002) Local perceptions of the mental health effects of the Uganda acquired immunodeficiency syndrome epidemic. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorder; 190(6):384-7.
 

Assessing the prevalence of Depression among adults in rural Rwanda (2000)

Controlled trial of problem solving intervention with conflict affected population in Aceh, Indonesia (2006-2007)

Poudyal, B., Bass, J., Subyantoro, T., Jonathan, A., Erni, T., & Bolton, P. (2009). Assessment of the psychosocial and mental health needs, dysfunction and coping mechanisms of violence affected populations in Bireuen Aceh. A qualitative study. Torture, 19(3), 218-226.
 
Bass J, Poudyal B, Tol W, Murray L, Nadison M, Bolton P. (2011) ‘A controlled trial of problem-solving counseling for war-affected adults in Aceh, Indonesia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.’ 2012 Feb. 47(2):279-91.
 

Qualitative study of psychosocial problems of torture and trauma affected adults in Jakarta, Indonesia (2006)

Bass J, Bobo M, Poudyal B, Suplido M, Bolton P. ‘Qualitative Assessment of Violence Affected Populations in Jakarta, Indonesia.’ Report to USAID, Baltimore MD, January 2007.
 

Trial of CETA for trauma affected displaced Afro-Colombians in two Colombian communities (2012-2014)

Bonilla-Escobar FJ; Fandiño-Losada A; Martínez-Buitrago DM; Santaella-Tenorio J; Tobón-García D; Muñoz-Morales E; Escobar-Roldan ID; Babcock L; Duarte-Davidson E; Bass JK; Murray LK; Dorsey S; Gutiérrez-Martínez MI; Bolton P (under review) A randomized controlled trial of a transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral intervention for afro-descendants survivors of systemic violence in Colombia.
 

Process evaluation of a mental health screening and referral program for resettled refugees in Baltimore, MD (2012-2015)

Qualitative investigation of the experiences and needs of pregnant women and new mothers living with HIV in Porto Alegre, Brazil (2008-2011)

Bisol C, Vazzano A, Bass J. (2012) Vivencias de Gestantes E Maes (translation: Experiences of Pregnant Women and Mothers). A book about coping and living with HIV for pregnant women and new mothers in Brazil (in Portuguese).
 

Qualitative assessment of the problems affecting Haitian adults resulting from exposure to torture and organized violence (2006)

Bolton, P., Surkan, P. J., Gray, A. E., & Desmousseaux, M. (2012). The mental health and psychosocial effects of organized violence: A qualitative study in northern Haiti. Transcultural psychiatry, 49(3-4), 590-612.
 

Identifying mental health needs of violence affected populations in Tamaulipas, Mexico to inform the selection of mental health intervention models (2006)

Betancourt, T., Gray, A., & Bolton, P. (2006). Qualitative Assessment of Trauma Affected Populations in Tamaulipas, Mexico (pp. 1-14, Rep.). Mexico: Centro de Estudios Fronterizos y de Promoción de Derechos Humanos (Center for Border Studies and the Promotion of Human Rights).
 

Trial of a trauma-informed support, skills and psychoeducation program for torture and trauma survivors in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq (2009-2011)

Bass J, Murray S, Mohammed T, Bunn M, Gorman W, Ammin A, Murray L, Bolton P. ‘A randomized controlled trial of a trauma informed support, skills and psychoeducation intervention for survivors of torture and related trauma in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq.’ Global Health: Science and Practice. September 28, 2016 vol. 4 no. 3 p. 452-466. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-16-00017.
 

Evaluation of a family-based social interaction/community-building activity among Iraqi refugee families currently living in and around Amman, Jordan (2009-2010)

Bass, J., Mendelson, T., Kuwabara, S., Hijazi, Z., & Baca, M. J. (2010). Impact Assessment of a Home-Based Psychosocial Program for Iraqi families in Jordan (pp. 1-37, Rep.). Jordan: International Medical Corps (IMC).
 

 

Systematic and Scoping Reviews

Characterizing the adverse health outcomes of stigma for high-burden diseases across low-and middle-income countries (2017-2018)

Addressing Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders among Refugees: A Desk Review of Prevention and Treatment Approaches (2017-2018)

Monitoring and evaluation of mental health and psychosocial support programs in humanitarian settings: A scoping review (2017-2018)

Preventing and reducing intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries through mental health interventions: a systematic review (2017-2018)

Psychosocial and pharmacological interventions for reduced alcohol misuse in low- and middle-income countries (2017-2018)

Literature Review of the Evidence for Psychosocial Support Programs in Low-Resource Humanitarian Settings (2016-2018)

Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Reference Group for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. Nepal Earthquakes Desk Review of Existing Information with Relevance to Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (2015)

Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Reference Group for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. Ecuador Earthquake Desk Review of Existing Information with Relevance to Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (2016)