Presentations and Publications

Selected Presentations


     Rathus, J. (November 2017). DBT for Adolescents–Overview and Skills.  Two-day workshop presented in Adelaide, Austraila.

Rathus, J. (September, 2017). DBT Skill in School Mental Health Settings. Three-day workshop presented to Nassau BOCES School System, Garden City, NY.

Rathus, J. (May 2017).  DBT as Prevention and Early Intervention with Youth. Global Alliance for the Prevention of BPD Initiative Conference (GAP) at Yale University Medical School, New Haven, CT.

Cutz, G. (May, 2016).  Aspects of DBT for Helping At-Risk Youth.  Three-day workshop present to YMCA San Diego Youth and Family Services, San Diego, California.

DeRosa, R. (December, 2015).  Using Mindfulness to Help Emotionally Dysregulated Adults and Teens. Full day workshop for Ohel Institute of Training, Brooklyn, NY.

Rathus, J. Introduction to DBT Skills Training for Adolescents and Parents (February, 2017).  Two-day workshop in Lisbon, Portugal.


Rathus, J. (October, 2016).  Adaptations of DBT for Children and Adolescents in School, Psychiatric and Medical Settings.  Discussant in symposium with Alex Miller (Chair), presented at the National Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, New York, NY.

Rathus, J. (July, 2016).  Introduction to DBT.  Three-day workshop presented to Schneider’s Children’s Medical Center of Israel, Petah, Tikvah, Tel-Aviv, Israel.


Rathus, J. (2016).  Introduction to DBT for Adolescents.  Grand Rounds, Indiana Universtiy School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.


Rathus, J. & Miller, A. (October, 2015).  DBT Skills with Multi-Problem Adolescents:  Skills Updates, Teaching Strategies and Engaging Teens and Caregivers. Two 2-day workshops sponsored by The Linehan Institute: Behavioral Tech, NYC & Great Neck, NY.

DeRosa, R. (May, 2015).  Mindfulness and other CBT Approaches for Helping Emotionally Dysregulated Clients.  Two day workshop for Ohel Institute of Training & CHEMED, Lakewood, NJ.

DeRosa, R. (March, 2015). DBT for the Everyday Practitioner.  Presentation for the New York State Psychological Association, Clinical Division, NY, NY.

Rathus, J. (2013, April).  DBT for Suicidal Adolescents.  Two day training. Sponsored by Behavioral Technology, DBT Advanced Training, Chicago, IL.

Pelcovitz, D. & DeRosa, R. (2010, January).  Treatment of complex post-traumatic stress disorder in teens. Two-day workshop presented for Project Innocent Heart & New York Foundling, New York, NY.

 Miller, A. L. & Rathus, J. H. (2009, November).  DBT skills training with adolescents and families: Teaching points dos and don’ts. Master Clinician Seminar presented at the Association for the Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

  DeRosa, R. (2009, October).  Impact of Chronic Trauma in Adolescence. Workshop presented at the NY Foundling Professional Conference, “Understanding Today’s Youth,” New York, New York.

DeRosa, R. (2009, March).  SPARCS:  Trauma Treatment for Adolescents. Nassau County  Medical Center, East Meadow, NY.


Selected Publications

Mazza, J., Mazza, E., Miller, A.L., Rathus, J.H. & Murphy, H. (2016). DBT in Schools: Skills Training for Emotional Problem-Solving for Adolescents. NY: Guilford Press.


Cutz, G., Rathus, J.H., Vidair, J.B., & DeRosa, R. (2015).  Assumptions and Conclusions:  Distinctions Between Tibetan Buddhist and Western Approaches to Happiness. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.



Rathus, J.H. & Miller, A.L. (2014).  DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents. NY: Guilford Press.


DeRosa, R., Amaya-Jackson, L., & Layne, C.M. (2013). The Translational Evidence Base. In J. Ford & C. Courtois (Eds.) Treating Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorders. NY: Guilford Press.

DeRosa, R. & Rathus, J. (2013). Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Adolescents. In J. Ford & C. Courtois (Eds.) Treating Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorders. NY: Guilford Press.


DeRosa, R., Amaya-Jackson, L., & Layne, C.M. (2013). From Rifts to Riffs:  Evidence-based Principles to Guide Critical Thinking about Next-Generation Child Trauma Treatments and Training.  Training and Education in Professional Psychology.



Rathus, J.H., Wagner, D., & Miller, A.L. (2015). Self-report assessment of emotion dysregulation, impulsivity,    interpersonal  chaos, and confusion about self: Development and psychometric eval. of the Life Problems Inventory. Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy.

DeRosa, R. & Pelcovitz. D. (2008).  Igniting SPARCS of change:  Structured psychotherapy for adolescents responding to chronic stress. In J. Ford, R. Pat-Horenczyk & D. Brom (Eds.), Treating traumatized children: risk, resilience and recovery, NY: Routledge.

Miller, A.L., Rathus, J.H., & DeBose (2007). Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents: Adapting treatment  across settings. In K. Keorner and L. DiMeff (Eds.)  Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Applications Across New Modes and Settings. Guilford Press.

Amaya-Jackson, L. & DeRosa, R. (2007).  Evidence-based treatment of complex trauma in children and adolescents.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20(4), 379-390.

Miller, A.L., Rathus, J.H., & Linehan, M.L. (2007). Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Suicidal Adolescents.  NY: Guilford Publications, Inc.

DeRosa, R., Habib, M, Pelcovitz, D., Rathus, J., Ford, J., Sonnenklar, J., Sunday, S., Layne, C., Saltzman, W., Turnbull, A., & Labruna, V. Kaplan, S.  (2006).  Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS):  A Trauma-focused Guide for Groups.  North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY.

Rathus, J.H. (2006).  Dialectical behavior therapy for anger-related disorders. In E. Feindler (Ed.) Anger-Related Disorders: A practitioner’s guide to comparative treatments (pp. 139-164). NY: Springer Publishing.

Rathus, J.H., Cavuoto, N., & Passarelli, V. (2006).  Dialectical behavior therapy:  A     mindfulness based treatment for intimate partner violence. In R. Baer (Ed.) Mindfulness-based Treatment Approaches Clinician’s Guide to Evidence Base and Applications (pp. 333-358). Boston: Academic Press.

Wagner, E., Rathus, J.H., & Miller, A.L. (2006). Mindfulness in Dialectical   Behavior Therapy (DBT) for adolescents. In R. Baer (Ed.) Mindfulness-based Treatment Approaches Clinician’s Guide to Evidence Base and Applications (pp. 167-189). Boston: Academic Press.

Cook, A., Spinazzola, J., Ford, J., Lanktree, C., Blaustein, M., Cloitre, M., DeRosa, R., Hubbard, R., Hubbard, R., Kagan, R., Liautaud, J., Mallah, K., Olafson, E., & van der Kolk, B. (2005).  Complex trauma in children and adolescents.  Psychiatric Annals, 35(5), 390-398.

DeRosa, R. & Pelcovitz, D. (2005).  Traumatized teens and PTSD.  The Judges’ Page. Sponsored by the National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children, p. 19-21.

DeRosa, R. & Pelcovitz D. (2005).  Structured group therapy for adolescent mothers living in a group home.  Boyd-Webb (Ed.),  Treating traumatized children in child welfare.  NY:  Guilford Press.

Gould, M.S., Velting, D., Kleinman, M., Lucas, C., Thomas, J.G., & Chung, M. (2004). Teenagers’ Attitudes about Coping Strategies and Help-Seeking Behavior for Suicidality. Journal of Adolescent and Child Psychiatry, 43(9), 1124-1133.

Miller, A.L., Wagner, E., & Rathus, J.H. (2004).  Dialectical behavior therapy for suicidal adolescents: An  overview. In H. Steiner & C. Remy (Eds.) Handbook of Mental Health Interventions in Children and Adolescents (pp.659-684). Jossey-Bass.

Rathus, J.H. & Feindler, E.L. (2004).  Assessment of partner violence. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

Feindler, E.L., Rathus, J.H., & Silver, L.B. (2002).  Assessment of family violence. Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association Press.

DeRosa, R., & Roth, S.  (2002). Gender, trauma themes, and PTSD: Narratives of male and female survivors.  In R. Kimerling, J. Wolfe, & P. Ouimette (Eds.), Gender and posttraumatic stress disorder.  NY:  Guilford.

Rathus, J.H., & Miller, A.L. (2002). Dialectical behavior therapy adapted for suicidal adolescents. Suicide & LifeThreatening Behavior, 32,146-157.

Miller, A.L., & Rathus, J.H. (2000). Introduction to special section on Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 7, 420-425.

Miller, A.L., Wyman, S.E., Huppert, J.D., Glassman, S.L., & Rathus, J.H. (2000).  Analysis of behavioral skills utilized by suicidal adolescents receiving dialectical behavior therapy. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 7,  183-187.

Pelcovitz, D., Kaplan, S., DeRosa, R., Mandel, F. S., & Salzinger, S. (2000).  Interparental Violence:  Adolescents at Risk for Psychiatric Disorders.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 70, 360-369.

Rathus, J.H., & Miller, A. (2000). Dialectical dilemmas in working with suicidal adolescents. Cognitive and    Behavioral Practice, 7, 420-425.

Velting, D., Rathus, J.H., & Miller, A. (2000). MACI personality scale profiles of depressed adolescent suicide attempters. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 56 (10) 1381-1385.

Rathus, J.H. & Sanderson, W.C. (1998). The role of emotion in the psychopathology and treatment of the   anxiety disorders. In W. Flack & J. Laird (Eds.), Emotions in Psychopathology: Theory and Research (pp. 254-    24).   New York: Oxford University Press.

Velting, D., Rathus, J.H., & Asnis, G.M. (1998).  Asking adolescents to explain discrepancies in self-reported suicidality.  Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 28, 187-196.

Miller, A.L., Rathus, J.H., Leigh, E., & Linehan, M.L. (1997).  Dialectical behavior therapy for suicidal adolescents.  Journal of Practical Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, 3, 78-86.

Rathus, J.H. and O’Leary, K.D. (1997).  The spouse-specific dependency scale: Scale development. Journal of Family Violence, 12 (2), 159-168.

Rathus, J.H. & Sanderson, W.C. (1997). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of panic disorder in elderly adults. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 10 (4), 271-280.

Roth, S., Lebowitz, L., & DeRosa, R. (1997).  Thematic assessment of post-traumatic stress reactions. In J. Wilson & T. Keane (Ed.), Assessing psychological trauma and PTSD:  A handbook for practitioners.  NY:  Guilford Press.

Craighead, L. W., Allen, H. N., Craighead, W. E., & DeRosa, R.  (1996).  Effect of social feedback on learning rate and cognitive distortions among women with bulimia.  Behavior Therapy, 27(4), 551-563.

Rathus, J.H., & Sanderson, W.C. (1999) Marital distress: Cognitive behavioral interventions for couples. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, Inc.

Roth, S., DeRosa, R., & Turner, K. A.  (1996).  Cognitive-behavioral interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder. In E. Giller, Jr. & L. Weisaeth (Eds.), Emerging concepts in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.  London:  Bailliere Tindall.

Turner, K., DeRosa, R., Roth, S., Batson, R., & Davidson, J.  (1996).  A multi-modal treatment for incest survivors:  Preliminary outcome data.  Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 3(3), 208-219.

Wetzler, S., Asnis, G.M., Hyman, R., Virtue, C., Zimmerman, J., & Rathus, J.H. (1996). Characteristics of Suicidality among adolescents. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 26 (1), 37-45.

Rathus, J.H. and Asnis, G.M. (1995).  Panic disorder: Phenomenology and differential diagnosis. In G.M. Asnis & H.M. van Praag (Eds.), Panic Disorder: Clinical, Biological, and Treatment Aspects  (pp. 15-49). New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Rathus, J.H., Sanderson, W.C., Miller, A.L., & Wetzler, S. (1995). Impact of personality functioning on cognitive behavioral treatment of panic disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 9, 160-168.