Mike Worrall, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Spring 2019 Office Hours

Tuesday & Thursdays 10-11pm & 4-5pm

Office:  704C Gruening Building
Phone:  474-6132

~ Dr. Worrall is the Faculty Advisor of the UAF Department of Psychology, Psi Chi, International Honor Society Chapter. For more information, visit the following website: http://www.psichi.org/


Fruzzetti, A. E. & Worrall, J. M. (2010). Accurate expression and validation:  A transactional model for understanding individual and relationship distress within couple interactions.  In K. Sullivan & J. Devila, Support processes in intimate relationships, Oxford.

 Worrall, J. M. & Fruzzetti, A. E (2009). Improving peer supervisor ratings of therapist performance in Dialectical Behavior Therapy: An Internet-based training system. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training. 

Fruzzetti, A.E., Crook, W., Erikson, K., Lee, J., & Worrall, J. M. (2009).  Emotion regulation.  In W. T. O'Donohue & J. E. Fisher (Eds.), General principles and empirically supported techniques of cognitive behavior therapy (pp. 272-284).  Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley.

 Fruzzetti, A.E., Crook, W., Erikson, K., Lee, J., & Worrall, J. M. (2008).  Emotion regulation.  In W. T. O'Donohue & J. E. Fisher (Eds.), Cognitive behavior therapy:  Applying empirically supported techniques in your practice (2nd Ed) (pp. 174-186).  New York:  Wiley.

 Worrall, J. M., Cherup, S., Gentry, R. A., Fisher, J. E. & LeRoux, H. (2006). Evidence-based practices within special settings. In S.E. Levkoff, H. Chen, J.E. Fisher & J. McIntyre, Evidence-based practices for older adults (pp. 179-208), New York: Springer.

Research Interests:

Dr. Worrall is director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Research Program at UAF. This program, which started Fall 2015, currently offers low fee Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Groups and DBT-informed therapy through the UAF Psychology Department Clinic.

Dr. Worrall's primary research interest is in developing ways to improve clinical supervision and training in DBT and other empirically
supported psychotherapies in order to increase access to high quality mental health services, especially in rural Alaska. He is also
interested in the evaluation and culturally appropriate adaptation of therapeutic approaches to most efficiently and effectively meet the
needs diverse groups.



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