Amanda Jensen-Doss

Associate Professor, Child Division

Director, Child Division

University of California, Los Angeles, 2004

Research Interests

My research is dedicated to characterizing and improving mental health outcomes for youths seeking services in community mental health clinics. To this end, my research to date has followed three interrelated themes: 1) to identify the strengths and limitations of youth mental health care in clinical care settings, 2) to identify experimentally supported assessment tools and treatments that are most ready for dissemination to these settings, and 3) to bridge the gap between clinical services and evidence-based practices by testing the benefits of employing evidence-based assessment tools and treatments in clinical care settings.

Selected Publications

Jensen-Doss, A. & Hawley, K.M. (in press). Understanding clinicians' diagnostic practices: Attitudes toward the utility of diagnosis and standardized diagnostic tools. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

Jensen-Doss, A. (in press). Practice Involves More than Treatment: How Can Evidence-Based Assessment Catch Up to Evidence-Based Treatment? Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.

Lopez, M.A., Osterberg, L.D.*, Jensen-Doss, A., & Rae, W.A. (in press). Effects of workshop training for providers under mandated use of an evidence-based practice. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

Jensen-Doss, A. & Hawley, K.M. (2010). Understanding barriers to evidence-based assessment: Clinician attitudes toward standardized assessment tools. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39, 885-896.

Osterberg, L.D.* & Jensen-Doss, A. (2009). Diagnostic practices for traumatized youths: Do clinicians incorporate symptom scale results? Community Mental Health Journal, 45, 497-507.

Jensen-Doss, A., Hawley, K.H., Lopez, M., & Osterberg, L.D.* (2009). Using evidence-based treatments: The experiences of youth providers working under a mandate. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40, 417-424.

Jensen-Doss, A. & Weisz, J.R. (2008). Diagnostic agreement predicts treatment process and outcomes in youth mental health clinics. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 711-722. **Selected as Featured Article for Volume 76, Issue 5.

Jensen-Doss, A., Cusack, K.J., & de Arellano, M.A. (2008). Workshop-based training in trauma-focused CBT: An in-depth analysis of impact on provider practices. Community Mental Health Journal, 44, 227-244.

Weisz, J.R., Jensen-Doss, A., & Hawley, K.M. (2006). Evidence-based youth psychotherapies versus usual clinical care: A meta-analysis of direct comparisons. American Psychologist, 61, 671-689.

Jensen Doss, A. & Weisz, J.R. (2006). Syndrome co-occurrence and treatment outcomes in youth mental health clinics. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 74, 416-425.

Jensen Doss, A. (2005). Evidence-based diagnosis: Incorporating diagnostic instruments into clinical practice. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 44, 947-952.

Weisz, J.R., Jensen Doss, A., & Hawley, K.M. (2005). Youth psychotherapy outcome research: A review and critique of the literature. Annual Review of Psychology, 56, 337-363.

Jensen, A.L., & Weisz, J.R. (2002). Assessing match and mismatch between practitioner-generated and standardized interviewer-generated diagnoses for clinic-referred children and adolescents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 158-168.

*Indicates student co-authors


Sample Syllabi
PSY 352 Abnormal Psychology
Psy 352 Abnormal Psychology