My research interests focus on empirically examining the process and mechanisms of psychotherapy in an effort to improve treatment outcomes for clients. This work focuses on studying the client, therapist, and relational variable that influence therapy outcomes broadly, across clients and disorders. For more information visit the Psychotherapy Process and Outcome Research Lab website (www.psychotherapyresearchlab.com).
Swift, J.K., Greenberg, R.P., Whipple, J. & Kominiak, N.** (In Press). Practice Recommendations for Reducing Premature Termination in Therapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.
Swift, J.K., & Greenberg, R.P. (In Press). Premature discontinuation in adult psychotherapy: A meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
Swift, J.K., Callahan, J.L., Herbert, G., & Heath, C. (2012). Naturalistic changes in subjective distress outside of therapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology. doi:10.1002/jclp.20869
Swift, J.K., & Callahan, J.L. (2011). Decreasing treatment dropout by addressing expectations for treatment length. Psychotherapy Research, 21, 193-200. doi:10.1080/10503307.2010.541294
Swift, J.K., Callahan, J.L., & Vollmer, B.M. (2011). Preferences. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67 155-165. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20759 [Study included on SAMHSA’s National Registery of Evidence-based Programs and Practices, & as part of the UK’s Drug and Alcohol Findings project (findings.org.uk)]
Swift, J.K., & Callahan, J.L. (2010). A comparison of client preferences for intervention empirical support versus therapy common factors. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66, 1217 - 1231. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20720
Swift, J.K., Callahan, J. L., Heath, C., Herbert, G., & Levine, J.C. (2010). Applications of the psychotherapy phase model to clinically significant deterioration. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 47, 235-248. doi: 10.1037/a0019787
Swift, J.K., & Callahan, J.L. (2010). A delay-discounting model of psychotherapy termination. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 5, 278-293.
Swift, J.K., Callahan, J.L., & Levine, J.C. (2009). Using clinically significant change to identify premature termination. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 46, 328-335. doi: 10.1037/a0017003
Swift, J.K., Callahan, J.L., & Collins, F. (2009). Integrating all components in the training of evidence-based practice in psychology. Bulletin of the
Swift, J.K., & Callahan, J.L. (2009). Early psychotherapy processes: An examination of client and trainee clinician perspective convergence. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 16, 228-236. doi: 10.1002/cpp.617
Callahan, J.L., Almstrom, C.M., Swift, J.K., Borja, S.E., & Health, C. (2009). Exploring the contribution of supervisors to intervention outcomes. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 3, 72-77. doi: 10.1037/a0014294
Callahan, J.L., Aubuchon-Endsley, N., Borja, S.E., & Swift, J.K. (2009). Pretreatment expectancies and premature termination in the training clinic environment. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 3, 111-119. doi: 10.1037/a0012901
Swift, J.K., & Callahan, J.L. (2009). The impact of client treatment preferences on outcome: A meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65, 368-381. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20553[Study included in the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)]
Swift, J.K., & Callahan, J.L. (2008). A delay-discounting measure of great expectations and the effectiveness of psychotherapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 39, 581-588. doi: 10.1037/0735-7028.39.6.581
Callahan, J.L., Swift, J.K., & Hynan, M.T. (2006). Test of the phase model of psychotherapy in a training clinic. Psychological Services, 3, 129-136. doi: 10.1037/1541-1518.104.22.168