Zac Imel, PhD - Publications

Affiliations: 
2003-2009 Counseling Psychology University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI 
 2011- Educational Psychology University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 
Area:
Counseling Psychology, Mental Health, Educational Psychology Education

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2020 Goldberg SB, Tanana M, Imel ZE, Atkins DC, Hill CE, Anderson T. Can a computer detect interpersonal skills? Using machine learning to scale up the Facilitative Interpersonal Skills task. Psychotherapy Research : Journal of the Society For Psychotherapy Research. 1-8. PMID 32172682 DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2020.1741047  1
2020 Goldberg SB, Baldwin SA, Merced K, Caperton DD, Imel ZE, Atkins DC, Creed T. The Structure of Competence: Evaluating the Factor Structure of the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale. Behavior Therapy. 51: 113-122. PMID 32005329 DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2019.05.008  1
2019 Baldwin SA, Imel ZE. Studying specificity in psychotherapy with meta-analysis is hard. Psychotherapy Research : Journal of the Society For Psychotherapy Research. 1-3. PMID 31640482 DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2019.1679403  0.68
2019 Owen J, Drinane JM, Kivlighan M, Miller S, Kopta M, Imel Z. Are high-performing therapists both effective and consistent? A test of therapist expertise. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. PMID 31545628 DOI: 10.1037/ccp0000437  0.48
2019 Park J, Kotzias D, Kuo P, Logan Iv RL, Merced K, Singh S, Tanana M, Karra Taniskidou E, Lafata JE, Atkins DC, Tai-Seale M, Imel ZE, Smyth P. Detecting conversation topics in primary care office visits from transcripts of patient-provider interactions. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : Jamia. PMID 31532490 DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocz140  1
2019 Tanana MJ, Soma CS, Srikumar V, Atkins DC, Imel ZE. Development and Evaluation of ClientBot: Patient-Like Conversational Agent to Train Basic Counseling Skills. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 21: e12529. PMID 31309929 DOI: 10.2196/12529  0.76
2019 Imel ZE, Pace BT, Soma CS, Tanana M, Hirsch T, Gibson J, Georgiou P, Narayanan S, Atkins DC. Design feasibility of an automated, machine-learning based feedback system for motivational interviewing. Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.). PMID 30958018 DOI: 10.1037/pst0000221  1
2018 Hirsch T, Soma C, Merced K, Kuo P, Dembe A, Caperton DD, Atkins DC, Imel ZE. "It's hard to argue with a computer:" Investigating Psychotherapists' Attitudes towards Automated Evaluation. Dis. Designing Interactive Systems (Conference). 2018: 559-571. PMID 30027158 DOI: 10.1145/3196709.3196776  1
2018 Caperton DD, Atkins DC, Imel ZE. Rating motivational interviewing fidelity from thin slices. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors : Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors. PMID 29723012 DOI: 10.1037/adb0000359  1
2018 Bryan CJ, Baucom BR, Crenshaw AO, Imel Z, Atkins DC, Clemans TA, Leeson B, Burch TS, Mintz J, Rudd MD. Associations of patient-rated emotional bond and vocally encoded emotional arousal among clinicians and acutely suicidal military personnel. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 86: 372-383. PMID 29648857 DOI: 10.1037/ccp0000295  1
2018 Hallgren KA, Dembe A, Pace BT, Imel ZE, Lee CM, Atkins DC. Variability in motivational interviewing adherence across sessions, providers, sites, and research contexts. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 84: 30-41. PMID 29195591 DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2017.10.011  1
2017 Imel ZE, Budge S, Owen J. Introduction to special section on advanced methodology: Counseling the dog to wag its methodological tail. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 64: 601-603. PMID 29154572 DOI: 10.1037/cou0000253  1
2017 Zeber JE, Coleman KJ, Fischer H, Yoon TK, Ahmedani BK, Beck A, Hubley S, Imel ZE, Rossom RC, Shortreed SM, Stewart C, Waitzfelder BE, Simon GE. The impact of race and ethnicity on rates of return to psychotherapy for depression. Depression and Anxiety. PMID 29095538 DOI: 10.1002/da.22696  0.52
2017 Hirsch T, Merced K, Narayanan S, Imel ZE, Atkins DC. Designing Contestability: Interaction Design, Machine Learning, and Mental Health. Drosophila Information Service. 2017: 95-99. PMID 28890949 DOI: 10.1145/3064663.3064703  1
2017 Pace BT, Dembe A, Soma CS, Baldwin SA, Atkins DC, Imel ZE. A Multivariate Meta-Analysis of Motivational Interviewing Process and Outcome. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors : Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors. PMID 28639815 DOI: 10.1037/adb0000280  1
2017 Imel ZE, Caperton DD, Tanana M, Atkins DC. Technology-Enhanced Human Interaction in Psychotherapy. Journal of Counseling Psychology. PMID 28318277 DOI: 10.1037/cou0000213  1
2016 Xiao B, Huang C, Imel ZE, Atkins DC, Georgiou P, Narayanan SS. A technology prototype system for rating therapist empathy from audio recordings in addiction counseling. Peerj. Computer Science. 2. PMID 28286867 DOI: 10.7717/peerj-cs.59  1
2016 Owen J, Imel ZE. Introduction to the special section "Big'er' Data": Scaling up psychotherapy research in counseling psychology. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 63: 247-248. PMID 27078195 DOI: 10.1037/cou0000149  1
2016 Xiao B, Imel ZE, Georgiou P, Atkins DC, Narayanan SS. Computational Analysis and Simulation of Empathic Behaviors: a Survey of Empathy Modeling with Behavioral Signal Processing Framework. Current Psychiatry Reports. 18: 49. PMID 27017830 DOI: 10.1007/s11920-016-0682-5  1
2016 Dunn C, Darnell D, Atkins DC, Hallgren KA, Imel ZE, Bumgardner K, Owens M, Roy-Byrne P. Within-Provider Variability in Motivational Interviewing Integrity for Three Years after MI Training: Does Time Heal? Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. PMID 27016875 DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2016.02.008  1
2016 Tanana M, Hallgren KA, Imel ZE, Atkins DC, Srikumar V. A Comparison of Natural Language Processing Methods for Automated Coding of Motivational Interviewing. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. PMID 26944234 DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2016.01.006  1
2016 Can D, Marín RA, Georgiou PG, Imel ZE, Atkins DC, Narayanan SS. "It Sounds Like . . .": A Natural Language Processing Approach to Detecting Counselor Reflections in Motivational Interviewing. Journal of Counseling Psychology. PMID 26784286 DOI: 10.1037/cou0000111  1
2015 Bryan CJ, Griffith JE, Pace BT, Hinkson K, Bryan AO, Clemans TA, Imel ZE. Combat Exposure and Risk for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Military Personnel and Veterans: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior. 45: 633-649. PMID 29889337 DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12163  0.68
2015 Xiao B, Imel ZE, Georgiou PG, Atkins DC, Narayanan SS. "Rate My Therapist": Automated Detection of Empathy in Drug and Alcohol Counseling via Speech and Language Processing. Plos One. 10: e0143055. PMID 26630392 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143055  1
2015 Imel ZE, Sheng E, Baldwin SA, Atkins DC. Removing very low-performing therapists: A simulation of performance-based retention in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.). 52: 329-36. PMID 26301424 DOI: 10.1037/pst0000023  1
2015 Tao KW, Owen J, Pace BT, Imel ZE. A meta-analysis of multicultural competencies and psychotherapy process and outcome. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 62: 337-50. PMID 26167650 DOI: 10.1037/cou0000086  1
2015 Lord SP, Sheng E, Imel ZE, Baer J, Atkins DC. More than reflections: empathy in motivational interviewing includes language style synchrony between therapist and client. Behavior Therapy. 46: 296-303. PMID 25892166 DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2014.11.002  1
2015 Brown HJ, Andreason H, Melling AK, Imel ZE, Simon GE. Problems With Using Patient Retention in the Evaluation of Mental Health Providers: Differences in Type of Dropout. Psychiatric Services (Washington, D.C.). appips201400059. PMID 25873021 DOI: 10.1176/appi.ps.201400059  1
2015 Lord SP, Can D, Yi M, Marin R, Dunn CW, Imel ZE, Georgiou P, Narayanan S, Steyvers M, Atkins DC. Advancing methods for reliably assessing motivational interviewing fidelity using the motivational interviewing skills code. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 49: 50-7. PMID 25242192 DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2014.08.005  1
2015 Imel ZE, Steyvers M, Atkins DC. Computational psychotherapy research: scaling up the evaluation of patient-provider interactions. Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.). 52: 19-30. PMID 24866972 DOI: 10.1037/a0036841  1
2015 Wampold BE, Imel ZE. The great psychotherapy debate: The evidence for what makes psychotherapy work: Second edition The Great Psychotherapy Debate: the Evidence For What Makes Psychotherapy Work: Second Edition. 1-323. DOI: 10.4324/9780203582015  1
2015 Bryan CJ, Griffith JE, Pace BT, Hinkson K, Bryan AO, Clemans TA, Imel ZE. Combat exposure and risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors among military personnel and veterans: A systematic review and meta-analysis Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. 45: 633-649. DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12163  1
2015 Xiao B, Imel ZE, Atkins DC, Georgiou PG, Narayanan SS. Analyzing speech rate entrainment and its relation to therapist empathy in drug addiction counseling Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech. 2015: 2489-2493.  1
2015 Chakravarthula SN, Xiao B, Imel ZE, Atkins DC, Georgiou P. Assessing empathy using static and dynamic behavior models based on therapist's language in addiction counseling Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech. 2015: 668-672.  1
2014 Dunn C, Darnell D, Yi SK, Steyvers M, Bumgardner K, Lord SP, Imel Z, Atkins DC. Should we trust our judgments about the proficiency of Motivational Interviewing counselors? A glimpse at the impact of low inter-rater reliability. Motivational Interviewing : Training, Research, Implementation, Practice. 1: 38-41. PMID 27595051 DOI: 10.5195/mitrip.2014.43  1
2014 Atkins DC, Steyvers M, Imel ZE, Smyth P. Scaling up the evaluation of psychotherapy: evaluating motivational interviewing fidelity via statistical text classification. Implementation Science : Is. 9: 49. PMID 24758152 DOI: 10.1186/1748-5908-9-49  1
2014 Imel ZE, Baldwin SA, Baer JS, Hartzler B, Dunn C, Rosengren DB, Atkins DC. Evaluating therapist adherence in motivational interviewing by comparing performance with standardized and real patients. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 82: 472-81. PMID 24588405 DOI: 10.1037/a0036158  1
2014 Baldwin SA, Imel ZE, Braithwaite SR, Atkins DC. Analyzing multiple outcomes in clinical research using multivariate multilevel models. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 82: 920-30. PMID 24491071 DOI: 10.1037/a0035628  1
2014 Imel ZE, Barco JS, Brown HJ, Baucom BR, Baer JS, Kircher JC, Atkins DC. The association of therapist empathy and synchrony in vocally encoded arousal. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 61: 146-53. PMID 24274679 DOI: 10.1037/a0034943  1
2014 Owen J, Tao KW, Imel ZE, Wampold BE, Rodolfa E. Addressing racial and ethnic microaggressions in therapy Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 45: 283-290. DOI: 10.1037/a0037420  1
2014 Xiao B, Bone D, Van Segbroeck M, Imel ZE, Atkins DC, Georgiou PG, Narayanan SS. Modeling therapist empathy through prosody in drug addiction counseling Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech. 213-217.  1
2013 Hawkins EJ, Malte CA, Grossbard J, Saxon AJ, Imel ZE, Kivlahan DR. Comparative safety of benzodiazepines and opioids among veterans affairs patients with posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Addiction Medicine. 7: 354-62. PMID 24091764 DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e31829e3957  1
2013 Imel ZE, Laska K, Jakupcak M, Simpson TL. Meta-analysis of dropout in treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 81: 394-404. PMID 23339535 DOI: 10.1037/a0031474  1
2013 Imel ZE, Hubbard RA, Rutter CM, Simon G. Patient-rated alliance as a measure of therapist performance in two clinical settings. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 81: 154-65. PMID 23231576 DOI: 10.1037/a0030903  1
2013 Xiao B, Georgiou PG, Imel ZE, Atkins DC, Narayanan SS. Modeling therapist empathy and vocal entrainment in drug addiction counseling Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech. 2861-2865.  1
2012 Baldwin SA, Imel ZE, Atkins DC. The influence of therapist variance on the dependability of therapists' alliance scores: a brief comment on "The dependability of alliance assessments: the alliance-outcome correlation is larger than you think" (Crits-Christoph et al., 2011). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 80: 947-51. PMID 23002784 DOI: 10.1037/a0027935  1
2012 Simon GE, Imel ZE, Ludman EJ, Steinfeld BJ. Is dropout after a first psychotherapy visit always a bad outcome? Psychiatric Services (Washington, D.C.). 63: 705-7. PMID 22752034 DOI: 10.1176/appi.ps.201100309  1
2012 Hoerster KD, Malte CA, Imel ZE, Ahmad Z, Hunt SC, Jakupcak M. Association of perceived barriers with prospective use of VA mental health care among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Psychiatric Services (Washington, D.C.). 63: 380-2. PMID 22476304 DOI: 10.1176/appi.ps.201100187  1
2012 Owen J, Imel Z, Adelson J, Rodolfa E. 'No-show': therapist racial/ethnic disparities in client unilateral termination. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 59: 314-20. PMID 22352948 DOI: 10.1037/a0027091  1
2012 Hawkins EJ, Malte CA, Imel ZE, Saxon AJ, Kivlahan DR. Prevalence and trends of benzodiazepine use among Veterans Affairs patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, 2003-2010. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 124: 154-61. PMID 22305658 DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.01.003  1
2012 MacCoon DG, Imel ZE, Rosenkranz MA, Sheftel JG, Weng HY, Sullivan JC, Bonus KA, Stoney CM, Salomons TV, Davidson RJ, Lutz A. The validation of an active control intervention for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Behaviour Research and Therapy. 50: 3-12. PMID 22137364 DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2011.10.011  1
2011 Imel ZE, Baldwin S, Atkins DC, Owen J, Baardseth T, Wampold BE. Racial/ethnic disparities in therapist effectiveness: a conceptualization and initial study of cultural competence. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 58: 290-8. PMID 21534654 DOI: 10.1037/a0023284  1
2011 Imel ZE, Baer JS, Martino S, Ball SA, Carroll KM. Mutual influence in therapist competence and adherence to motivational enhancement therapy. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 115: 229-36. PMID 21227601 DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2010.11.010  1
2011 Owen J, Imel Z, Tao KW, Wampold B, Smith A, Rodolfa E. Cultural ruptures in short-term therapy: Working alliance as a mediator between clients' perceptions of microaggressions and therapy outcomes Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 11: 204-212. DOI: 10.1080/14733145.2010.491551  1
2010 Jakupcak M, Vannoy S, Imel Z, Cook JW, Fontana A, Rosenheck R, McFall M. Does PTSD moderate the relationship between social support and suicide risk in Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans seeking mental health treatment? Depression and Anxiety. 27: 1001-1005. PMID 20721901 DOI: 10.1002/da.20722  1
2010 Wampold BE, Imel ZE, Laska KM, Benish S, Miller SD, Flückiger C, Del Re AC, Baardseth TP, Budge S. Determining what works in the treatment of PTSD. Clinical Psychology Review. 30: 923-33. PMID 20638168 DOI: 10.1016/j.cpr.2010.06.005  1
2009 Jakupcak M, Cook J, Imel Z, Fontana A, Rosenheck R, McFall M. Posttraumatic stress disorder as a risk factor for suicidal ideation in Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 22: 303-6. PMID 19626682 DOI: 10.1002/jts.20423  1
2009 McCutcheon SR, Imel ZE. Valuing diversity: Implementing our best intentions Counseling Psychologist. 37: 760-771. DOI: 10.1177/0011000009334094  1
2008 Imel ZE, Wampold BE, Miller SD, Fleming RR. Distinctions without a difference: direct comparisons of psychotherapies for alcohol use disorders. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors : Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors. 22: 533-43. PMID 19071978 DOI: 10.1037/a0013171  1
2008 Imel Z, Baldwin S, Bonus K, Maccoon D. Beyond the individual: group effects in mindfulness-based stress reduction. Psychotherapy Research : Journal of the Society For Psychotherapy Research. 18: 735-42. PMID 18815948 DOI: 10.1080/10503300802326038  1
2008 Imel ZE, Malterer MB, McKay KM, Wampold BE. A meta-analysis of psychotherapy and medication in unipolar depression and dysthymia. Journal of Affective Disorders. 110: 197-206. PMID 18456340 DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2008.03.018  1
2008 Benish SG, Imel ZE, Wampold BE. The relative efficacy of bona fide psychotherapies for treating post-traumatic stress disorder: a meta-analysis of direct comparisons. Clinical Psychology Review. 28: 746-58. PMID 18055080 DOI: 10.1016/j.cpr.2007.10.005  1
2008 Hoyt WT, Imel ZE, Chan F. Multiple Regression and Correlation Techniques: Recent Controversies and Best Practices Rehabilitation Psychology. 53: 321-339. DOI: 10.1037/a0013021  1
2008 Benish SG, Imel ZE, Wampold BE. Corrigendum to "The relative efficacy of bona fide psychotherapies for treating post-traumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis of direct comparisons" [Clinical Psychology Review 28 (2008) 766-75] (DOI:10.1016/j.cpr.2007.10.005) Clinical Psychology Review. 28: 1281. DOI: 10.1016/j.cpr.2008.06.001  1
2007 Baldwin SA, Wampold BE, Imel ZE. Untangling the alliance-outcome correlation: exploring the relative importance of therapist and patient variability in the alliance. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 75: 842-52. PMID 18085902 DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.75.6.842  1
2007 Wampold BE, Imel ZE, Minami T. The story of placebo effects in medicine: evidence in context. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 63: 379-90; discussion 4. PMID 17279527 DOI: 10.1002/jclp.20354  1
2007 Wampold BE, Imel ZE, Minami T. The placebo effect: "relatively large" and "robust" enough to survive another assault. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 63: 401-3; discussion 40. PMID 17279522 DOI: 10.1002/jclp.20350  1
2006 McKay KM, Imel ZE, Wampold BE. Psychiatrist effects in the psychopharmacological treatment of depression. Journal of Affective Disorders. 92: 287-90. PMID 16503356 DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2006.01.020  1
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