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David Vermeersch, PhD
Interim Chair, Psychology
School of Behavioral Health
Professor, Psychology
Member, Clinical Psychology, SST, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Presentations    General Academic Presentation
  • Vermeersch, D. A. (2008, September). The development and application of the oq-45 in college counseling centers. Invited presentation at University of California at San Diego, California. ( 9/2008 )
  • Vermeersch, D. A. & Burlingame, G. M. (December, 2004). Improving patient outcomes using the OQ and Y-OQ. Invited presentation at the Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center Board Meeting, Loma Linda, California.  ( 12/2004 )
  • Vermeersch, D. A., & Lambert, M. J. (2001, March). Implementing a continuous quality management program into a university training clinic. Invited presentation at Texas A&M, Dallas, Texas. ( 3/2001 )
  Research Presentations -- International
  • Vermeersch, D. A., Lambert, M. J., & Brown, J. (2004, June). Supershrinks and pseudoshrinks: Differences between more and less effective therapists. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Rome, Italy. ( 6/2004 )
  • Okiishi, J. C., Dayton, D., Lambert, M. J., Oshida, M., Nielsen, S. L., Smart, D. W., & Vermeersch, D. A. (2004, June). Feedback vs. no feedback with possible treatment failures: A follow-up. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Rome, Italy.  ( 6/2004 )
  • Vermeersch, D. A., Lambert, M. J., Whipple, J. L., Okiishi, J. C., & Smart, D. W. (2003, June). The comparison of empirically-derived and rationally-derived methods for identifying patients at risk for treatment failure. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Weimar, Germany. ( 6/2003 )
  • Harmon, C., Lambert, M. J., Whipple, J. L., Vermeersch, D. A., Nielsen, S. L., & Smart, D. W. (2002, June). Refining methods of identifying treatment failures prior to treatment termination. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Santa Barbara, California. ( 6/2002 )
  • Lueck, W. C., Vermeersch, D. A., Lambert, M. J., & Smart, D. W. (2002, June). Differential response to treatment as a function of diagnostic classification II. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Santa Barbara, California.   ( 6/2002 )
  • Vermeersch, D. A., Whipple, J. L., Lueck, W., & Okiishi, J. C. (2001, June). Outcome Questionnaire: Is it sensitive to changes in counseling center clients? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Montevideo, Uruguay. ( 6/2001 )
  • Vermeersch, D. A., Anderson, T., Ogles, B., & Lambert, M. J. (2000, June). The effects of therapist level of facilitative interpersonal skill on client outcome. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Chicago, Illinois. ( 6/2000 )
  • Vermeersch, D. A., Smart, D. W., & Hansen, N. B. (1999, June). Quality management and outcome monitoring: The therapist=s perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Braga, Portugal. ( 6/1999 )
  • Vermeersch, D. A., & Lambert, M. J. (1998, June). Rates of symptomatic recovery among outpatients receiving psychotherapy in four different mental health settings. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Snowbird, Utah. ( 6/1998 )
  Research Presentations -- National
  • Arratoonian Vedda, A., Pivonka-Jones, J., Freier Randall, K., Nichols, J.G., Vermeersch, D., & Hamai, K. Y. (2008, October). Parental Readiness for Change and Involvement as a Predictor of Medical and Psychosocial Outcomes in Children Seeking Treatment for Obesity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association Meeting, San Diego, CA.   ( 10/2008 )
  • Vermeersch, D. A., Lambert, M. J., Whipple, J. L., Okiishi, J. C., & Smart, D. W. (2003, August). Empirically derived versus rationally derived methods for identifying patients at risk. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada. ( 8/2003 )
  • Lueck, W.C., Lambert, M. J., & Vermeersch, D. A. (2003, August). Differential response to treatment as a function of diagnostic classification. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada. ( 8/2003 )
  • Vermeersch, D. A., Isakson, R., Whipple, J. L., Nielsen, S. L., & Hawkins, E. J. (2002, November). Improving treatment effectiveness: Effects of feedback to supervisors on client and supervision outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Reno, Nevada. ( 11/2002 )
  • Hawkins, E. J., Lambert, M. J., Vermeersch, D. A., & Slade, K. (2002, November). Treating nonresponders: Does patient and therapist feedback improve outcomes? Effects of providing therapy progress information to patients and therapists. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Reno, Nevada. ( 11/2002 )
  • Whipple, J. L., Lambert, M. J., Smart, D. W., Vermeersch, D. A., Nielsen, S. L., Hawkins, E. J., & Goates, M. K. (2002, November). Improving the effects of psychotherapy: The use of early identification of treatment failure and problem solving strategies in outcome. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Reno, Nevada. ( 11/2002 )
  • Isakson, R., Vermeersch, D. A., Worthen, V., Okiishi, J., Whipple, J. L., Hawkins, E. J., & Lambert, M. J. (2002, August). Effects of feedback to supervisors on client and supervision outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois. ( 8/2002 )
  • Hawkins, E. J., Lambert, M. J., Slade, K., & Vermeersch, D. A. (2002, August). Effects of providing therapy progress information to patients and therapists. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.  ( 8/2002 )
  • Lueck, W. C., Vermeersch, D. A., Lambert, M. J., & Smart, D. W. (2002, August). Differential response to treatment as a function of diagnostic classification. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois. ( 8/2002 )
  • Vermeersch, D. A. (2001, August). Outcome Questionnaire: Item sensitivity to change in a university counseling center setting. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California. ( 8/2001 )
  • Vermeersch, D. A. (2001, March). Providing clinicians in training with feedback regarding client progress as a method of enhancing outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Division 17 of the American Psychological Association, Houston, Texas. ( 3/2001 )
  • Vermeersch, D. A., Lambert, M. J., Whipple, J., Smart, D. W., Nielsen, S. L., Goates, M., Gregersen, A., & Hess, J. (2000, August). Effects of providing counselors with feedback on client progress. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C. ( 8/2000 )
  • Lambert, M. J., & Vermeersch, D. A. (1999, October). The development and implementation of a continuous quality management program into clinical practice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Nervenheilkunde (German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology), Tubingen, Germany. ( 10/1999 )
  • Vermeersch, D. A., Lambert, M. J., Smart, D. W., & Whipple, J. L. (1999, August). Early warnings: The effects of feedback on client recovery rates. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts. ( 8/1999 )
  • Vermeersch, D. A., & Lambert, M. J. (1998, August). Choosing items for outcome measures. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California. ( 8/1998 )
  • Umphress, V., Hansen, N. B., Lambert, M. J., Vermeersch, D. A., & Clouse, G. C. (1994, February). The reliability and validity of a new psychotherapy outcome questionnaire. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico. ( 2/1994 )
  Research Presentations -- Regional
  • Lueck, W. C., Lambert, M. J., Olsen, J., & Vermeersch, D. A. (2000, April). Therapy recovery as a function of diagnostic classification. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Tucson, Arizona. ( 4/2000 )
  • Vermeersch, D. A., & Durham, C. J. (1997, April). The sensitivity to change of items on a psychotherapy outcome questionnaire. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Reno, Nevada. ( 4/1997 )
  • Chiles, J. A., Vermeersch, D. A., Fisher, A. M. (1997, April). Changes in Outcome Questionnaire (OQ) Scores as a function of instructional manipulation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Reno, Nevada. ( 4/1997 )
  • Durham, C. J., & Vermeersch, D. A. (1997, April). The Outcome Questionnaire. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Reno, Nevada. ( 4/1997 )
  Research Presentations -- Local/Campus
  • Vermeersch, D. A. (2002, December). Getting the most out of the OQ: Using feedback and clinical support tools to improve client outcomes. Invited presentation at University of California at San Diego, California. ( 12/2002 )
  • Vermeersch, D. A., Okiishi, J., & Nielsen, S. L. (2001, October). Getting the most out of the OQ-45: Implementation, practical use, and collaboration. Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the Utah University & College Counseling Center Conference.  ( 10/2001 )
  Poster Presentation
  • Chesley, G. G., Vermeersch, D. A., Lambert, M. J., & Okiishi, J. C. (2006, June). Validation of a social support measure used for improving outcomes of deteriorating patients.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Edinburgh, Scotland. ( 6/2006 )
  • Meier, S.T. & Vermeersch, D. A.. "What changes in psychotherapy." Annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science. New York, NY ( 5/2006 )
  • Manetta, K. & Vermeersch, D.A.. "Redefining and predicting premature termination from adult psychotherapy ." Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C. ( 8/2005 )
  • Manetta, K., & Vermeersch, D. A.  (2005, June). Predictors of premature termination from adult psychotherapy in a university outpatient clinic. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Montreal, Canada. ( 6/2005 )
  • Lambert, M. J., Vermeersch, D. A., & Brown, J. (2004, August). Supershrinks and pseudoshrinks: Therapist effects in a managed care setting.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii. ( 8/2004 )