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    Sabrina Darrow, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address401 Parnassus Ave.
    San Francisco CA 94143
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      University of Nevada, RenoPhDPsychology2011
      University of Nevada, RenoBAPsychology2003
      University of California, San FranciscoFellowship, Clinical Services Research Training ProgramPsychiatry2013

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      Dr. Sabrina Darrow is Assistant Professor and licensed psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry. She has expertise in clinical behavior analysis and her primary research interests include the clinical utility of assessments, mechanisms of action in psychotherapy, and implementation science

      In her role as the Associate Director of Research at the Young Adult and Family Center (YAFC), she leads the evaluation and research program aimed at improving mental health services for youth and their families. Projects include evaluations of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Intensive Family Therapy, and YAFC telemedicine projects. Dr. Darrow is also leading the YAFC collaboration with San Francisco County’s Child, Youth and Family System of Care to implement and evaluate Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents in the public mental health system.

      Additionally, Dr. Darrow has developed a line of research aimed at improving the implementation of principle-based interventions through the use of transdiagnostic, behavioral assessments and technology-based solutions. She has a current award from the UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Digital Health mechanism to fund the development of a mobile assessment application based on the matching law, a behavior analytic principle.

      Dr. Darrow is passionate about improving the link between research and practice. She provides free consultation to practitioners on developing research protocols for their practices as a member of the Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology’s Task Force on Research Assistance for Practitioners.

      Dr. Darrow is also a therapist within the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program for Adolescents and Young Adults ( where she works with high risk, multiproblem youth and their families. She also supervises trainees’ clinical work with youth.

      Dr. Darrow obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Doctorate in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Nevada, Reno. She completed her internship at the Southern Arizona Veterans Health Care System and postdoctoral studies, including the T32 Clinical Services Research Training Program, at UCSF.

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      clinical behavior analysis, adolescent and young adult mental health, measurement development, implementation science, clinical utility of assessments, transdiagnostic approaches, third-wave behavior therapies, mechanisms of action in psychotherapy

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      1. Darrow SM, Verhoeven JE, Révész D, Lindqvist D, Penninx BW, Delucchi KL, Wolkowitz OM, Mathews CA. The Association Between Psychiatric Disorders and Telomere Length: A Meta-Analysis Involving 14,827 Persons. Psychosom Med. 2016 Sep; 78(7):776-87. PMID: 27359174; PMCID: PMC5003712 [Available on 09/01/17].
      2. Hirschtritt ME, Darrow SM, Illmann C, Osiecki L, Grados M, Sandor P, Dion Y, King RA, Pauls DL, Budman CL, Cath DC, Greenberg E, Lyon GJ, Yu D, McGrath LM, McMahon WM, Lee PC, Delucchi KL, Scharf JM, Mathews CA. Social disinhibition is a heritable subphenotype of tics in Tourette syndrome. Neurology. 2016 Aug 2; 87(5):497-504. PMID: 27371487.
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      3. Darrow SM, Illmann C, Gauvin C, Osiecki L, Egan CA, Greenberg E, Eckfield M, Hirschtritt ME, Pauls DL, Batterson JR, Berlin CM, Malaty IA, Woods DW, Scharf JM, Mathews CA. Web-based phenotyping for Tourette Syndrome: Reliability of common co-morbid diagnoses. Psychiatry Res. 2015 Aug 30; 228(3):816-25. PMID: 26054936; PMCID: PMC4532555 [Available on 08/30/16].
      4. Callaghan GM, Sandoz EK, Darrow SM, Feeney TK. The Body Image Psychological Inflexibility Scale: development and psychometric properties. Psychiatry Res. 2015 Mar 30; 226(1):45-52. PMID: 25618470.
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      5. Follette, W.C., & Darrow, S.M. . Handbook of Operant and Classical Conditioning. McSweeney, F.K. & Murphy, E.S. (Eds.). Clinical Behavior Analysis. 2014.
      6. Darrow SM, Dalto G, Follette WC. Equifinality in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: Different Strokes for Different Folks. Int J Behav Consult Ther. 2012 Jan 1; 7(2-3):38-44. PMID: 24533011.
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      7. Callaghan, G.M., Duenas, J.A., Nadeau, S.E., Darrow, S.M., Van der Merwe, J., & Misko, J. . An empirical model of body image disturbance using behavioral principles found in functional analytic psychotherapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy. 2012; 2-3(7):16-24.
      8. Follette, W.C. & Darrow, S.M. . The function and topography of behavior: Things aren’t always as they seem. European Psychotherapy. 2012; 1(9):81-92.
      9. Darrow SM, Follette WC. Starting a functional assessment of depression (FAD): development of a FAD. Behav Modif. 2011 Mar; 35(2):201-29. PMID: 21324947.
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      10. Darrow SM, Follette WC, Maragakis A, Dykstra T. Reviewing risk for individuals with developmental disabilities. Clin Psychol Rev. 2011 Apr; 31(3):472-7. PMID: 21146273.
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      11. Follette, W. C., Darrow, S. M., & Bonow, J. T. . W. T. O’Donohue (Ed.), General principles of cognitive behavior therapy. Cognitive behavior therapy: A current appraisal. 2009.
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