This is a revised application for a Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01). The proposed career development plan will enhance the PI's experience and competencies in five main areas related to anxiety disorder treatment development and evaluation. The PI will work closely with mentors to: (1) develop and participate in mentored didactic, treatment, and research activities intended to enhance the applicant's knowledge of anxiety and the psychopathology and treatment of anxiety disorders, (2) develop and participate in activities to improve the applicant's methodological knowledge and skills relating to programmatic clinical outcome research design and evaluation, (3) acquire and enhance the statistical skills necessary to effective carry out the complex multivariate analyses required in sophisticated treatment outcome research, (4) undertake mentored activities to improve the applicant's abilities to develop and implement externally-funded programs of research on the psychopathology and treatment of anxiety disorder, and (5) training in the responsible conduct of research. The proposed training plan will facilitate the PI in the development of a long-term research program examining efficient and efficacious transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety. The objectives of the proposed research plan are to examine the efficacy of a transdiagnostic anxiety treatment versus a credible attention-placebo condition, assessing outcome at multiple follow-up periods, and evaluating if there is differential outcome by anxiety diagnosis or other client characteristic. If anticipated results are not obtained, the proposed project would still provide valuable data regarding important categories or dimensions along which clients must be divided for effective treatment. However, should anticipated results be obtained, the proposed project would represent a major step toward fulfilling the long- term goals of this research program.

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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Research Scientist Development Award - Research & Training (K01)
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Wynne, Debra K
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Norton, Peter J; Kazantzis, Nikolaos (2016) Dynamic relationships of therapist alliance and group cohesion in transdiagnostic group CBT for anxiety disorders. J Consult Clin Psychol 84:146-55
Norton, Peter J; Chase, Tannah E (2015) Is a gin and tonic more like gin or tonic? A comparison of comorbid and non-comorbid anxiety disorder diagnostic pairs. Psychiatry Res 225:179-186
Norton, Peter J; Little, Tannah E; Wetterneck, Chad T (2014) Does experience matter? Trainee experience and outcomes during transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral group therapy for anxiety. Cogn Behav Ther 43:230-8
Norton, Peter J; Barrera, Terri L; Mathew, Amanda R et al. (2013) Effect of transdiagnostic cbt for anxiety disorders on comorbid diagnoses. Depress Anxiety 30:168-73
Chamberlain, Lance D; Norton, Peter J (2013) An evaluation of the effects of diagnostic composition on individual treatment outcome within transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral group therapy for anxiety. Cogn Behav Ther 42:56-63
Norton, Peter J (2012) A randomized clinical trial of transdiagnostic cognitve-behavioral treatments for anxiety disorder by comparison to relaxation training. Behav Ther 43:506-17
Norton, Peter J; Barrera, Terri L (2012) Transdiagnostic versus diagnosis-specific cbt for anxiety disorders: a preliminary randomized controlled noninferiority trial. Depress Anxiety 29:874-82
Norton, Peter J; Hayes-Skelton, Sarah A; Klenck, Suzanne C (2011) What happens in session does not stay in session: changes within exposures predict subsequent improvement and dropout. J Anxiety Disord 25:654-60
Robinson, Christina M; Klenck, Suzanne C; Norton, Peter J (2010) Psychometric properties of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Questionnaire for DSM-IV among four racial groups. Cogn Behav Ther 39:251-61
Norton, Peter J; Klenck, Suzanne C; Barrera, Terri L (2010) Sudden gains during cognitive-behavioral group therapy for anxiety disorders. J Anxiety Disord 24:887-92

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