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Office Location: 
358 HEDCO Education
Phone: 
541-346-3005
Faculty
Professor
Education: 
Ph.D., 2001, University of Oregon, Special Education: Interdisciplinary Studies
M.S., 1991, University of Oregon, Interdisciplinary Studies: Psychology, Community Health, & Decision Science
B.S., 1985, University of Oregon, Political Science

John R. Seeley, Ph.D., is a professor in the Special Education and Clinical Sciences department and a core faculty member in the Prevention Science program. His research interests include emotional and behavioral disorders, school-based mental health intervention, research design and program evaluation, and digital health technology. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Oregon, John was a senior research scientist at the Oregon Research Institute.

Publications: 

(Selected from over 250 publications)

Eddy, J. M., Martinez, C. R, Baldwin Grossman, J., Cearley, J. J., Herrera, D., Wheeler, A. C., …, Seeley, J. R. (in press). A randomized controlled trial of a long-term professional mentoring program for children at risk: Outcomes across the first 5 years. Prevention Science.

Garbacz, S. A., Zerr, A. A., Dishion, T. J., Seeley, J. R., & Stormshak, E. (in press). Parent educational involvement in middle school: Longitudinal influences on student outcomes. Journal of Early Adolescence.

Olino, T. M., Benini, L., Icenogle, G., Wilson, S., Klein, D. N., Seeley, J. R., Lewinsohn, P. M. (in press). Is the assessment of personality comparable in persons who have and have not experienced depressive, anxiety, and substance use disorders? An examination of measurement invariance. Assessment.

Seeley, J. R., Small, J. W., Feil, E. G., Frey, A. J., Walker, H. M., Golly, A., & Forness, S. R. (in press). Effects of the First Step to Success intervention on preschoolers with disruptive behavior and comorbid anxiety problems. School Mental Health: A Multidisciplinary Research and Practice Journal.

Kosty, D. B., Seeley, J. R., Farmer, R. F., Stevens, J. J., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2017). Trajectories of cannabis use disorder: risk factors, clinical characteristics and outcomes. Addiction, 112 (2), 279-287.

Farmer, R. F., Seeley, J. R., Kosty, D. B., Gau, J. M., Duncan, S. C., Sher, K. J., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2017). No reliable evidence that emotional disorders are proximal antecedents, concomitants, or short-term consequences of first episode alcohol use disorders in a representative community sample. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 78, 222-231.

Seeley, J. R., Manitsas, T., & Gau, J. M. (2017). Feasibility study of a peer-facilitated low intensity cognitive-behavioral intervention for mild to moderate depression and anxiety in older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 21 (9), 968-974.

Sheeber, L. B., Feil, E. G., Seeley, J. R., Leve, C., Gau, J. M., Davis, B., . . . Allan, S. (2017). Mom-net: Evaluation of an internet-facilitated cognitive behavioral intervention for low-income depressed mothers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(4), 355-366.

Smolkowski, K., Seeley, J. R., Gau, J. M., Dishion, T. J., Stormshak, E. A., Moore, K. J., …, Garbacz, S. A. (2017). Effectiveness evaluation of the Positive Family Support intervention: A three-tiered public health delivery model for middle schools. Journal of School Psychology, 62, 103-125.

Feil, E. G., Small, J. W., Seeley, J. R., Walker, H. M., Golly, A., Frey, A., et al. (2016). Early intervention for preschoolers at risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Preschool First Step to Success. Behavioral Disorders, 41(2), 95–106.

Levin, M. E., Hayes, S. C., Pistorello, J., & Seeley, J. R. (2016). Web-Based self-help for preventing mental health problems in universities: Comparing Acceptance and Commitment Training to mental health education. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 72, 207–225.

Brière, F. N., Rohde, P., Seeley, J. R., Klein, D., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2015). Adolescent suicide attempts and adult adjustment. Depression and anxiety, 32, 270-276.

Danaher, B. G., Brendryen, H., Seeley, J. R., Tyler, M. S., & Woolley, T. (2015). From black box to toolbox: Outlining device functionality, engagement activities, and the pervasive information architecture of mHealth interventions. Internet Interventions, 2(1), 91-101.

Farmer, R. F., Seeley, J. R., Kosty, D. B., Gau, J. M., Duncan, S. D., Lynskey, M. T., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2015). Internalizing and externalizing psychopathology as predictors of cannabis use disorder during adolescence and early adulthood. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29(3), 541-551.

Fosco, G. M., Seeley, J. R., Dishion, T. J., Smolkowski, K., Stormshak, E. A., Downey-McCarthy, R., Falkenstein, C. A., Moore, K. J., & Strycker, L. A. (2014). Lessons learned from scaling up the Ecological Approach to Family Interventions and Treatment (EcoFIT) program in middle schools. In M. Weist, N. Lever, C. Bradshaw, & J. Owens (Eds.), Handbook of school mental health, 2nd edition (pp. 237-254). New York, NY: Springer.

Small, J. W., Lee, J., Frey, A. J., Seeley, J. R., & Walker, H. M. (2014). The development of instruments to measure motivational interviewing skill acquisition for school-based personnel. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 7(4), 240-254.

Murray, C., Lombardi, A., Seeley, J., & Gerdes, H. (2014). Effects of an intensive disability-focused training experience on university faculty self-efficacy. Journal of Postsecondary Education & Disability, 27, 179-193.

Danaher, B. G., Milgrom, J., Seeley, J. R., Stuart, S., Schembri, C., Tyler, M. S., Ericksen, J., Lester, W., Gemmill, A. W., Kosty, D. B., & Lewinsohn, P. (2013). MomMoodBooster Web-based intervention for postpartum depression: Feasibility trial results. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(11), 149-168.

Seeley, J. R., Severson, H. H., & Fixsen, A. A. M. (2013). Empirically-based targeted prevention approaches for addressing externalizing and internalizing behavior disorders within school contexts. In H. M. Walker & F. M. Gresham (Eds.), Handbook of evidence-based practices for students having emotional and behavioral disorders (pp. 307-323). New York: Guilford.

Duncan, S. C., Seeley, J. R., Gau, J. M., Strycker, L. A., & Farmer, R. F. (2012). A latent growth model of adolescent physical activity as a function of depressive symptoms. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 5, 57-65. 

Sheeber, L. B., Seeley, J. R., Feil, E. G., Davis, B., Kosty, D. B., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2012). Development and pilot evaluation of an internet-facilitated cognitive-behavioral intervention for maternal depression. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 80, 739–749. 

Frey, A. J., Cloud, R. N., Lee, J., Small, J. W., Seeley, J. R., Feil, E. G., Walker, H. M. & Golly, A. (2011). The promise of motivational interviewing in school mental health. School Mental Health, 3, 1-12.

Seeley, J. R., Kosty, D. B., Farmer, R. F., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2011). The modeling of internalizing disorders on the basis of patterns of lifetime comorbidity: Associations with psychosocial functioning and psychiatric disorders among first-degree relatives. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120(2), 308-321.

Olino, T. M., Seeley, J. R., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2010). Conduct disorder and psychosocial outcomes at age 30: Early adult psychopathology as a potential mediator. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 1139-1149.

Seeley, J. R., Rohde, P., & Jones, L. (2010). School-based prevention and intervention for depression and suicidal behavior. In M. R. Shinn, H. M. Walker, & G. Stoner (Eds.), Interventions for achievement and behavior problems in a three-tier model including response to intervention (pp. 363-396). Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Walker, H., Severson, H. H., & Seeley, J. (2010). Universal, school-based screening for the early detection of academic and behavioral problems contributing to later destructive outcomes. In M. Shinn & H. Walker, (Eds.), Interventions for achievement and behavior problems in a three-tier model including response to intervention (pp. 677-702). Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Danaher, B. G., & Seeley, J. R. (2009). Methodological issues in research on web-based behavioral interventions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 28-39.

Farmer, R. F., & Seeley, J. R. (2009). Temperament and character predictors of depressed mood over a four-year interval. Depression and Anxiety, 26, 371-381.

Seeley, J. R., Small, J. W., Walker, H. M., Feil, E. G., Severson, H. H., Golly, A. M., & Forness, S. R. (2009). Efficacy of the First Step to Success intervention for students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. School Mental Health: A Multidisciplinary Research and Practice Journal, 1, 37-48.

Seeley, J. R., Stice, E., & Rohde, P. (2009). Screening for depression prevention: Identifying adolescent girls at high risk for future depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118(1), 161-170.

Walker, H. M., Seeley, J. R., Small, J., Severson, H. H., Graham, B., Feil, E. G., Serna, L., Golly, A. M., & Forness, S. R. (2009). A randomized controlled trial of the First Step to Success early intervention: Demonstration of program efficacy outcomes within a diverse, urban school district. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 17, 197-212. 

Seeley, J. R., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2008). Epidemiology of mood disorders during adolescence: Implications for lifetime risk. In N. B. Allen & L. B. Sheeber (Eds.), Adolescent emotional development and the emergence of depressive disorders (pp. 33-55). Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press.

Stice, E., Rohde, P., Seeley, J. R., & Gau, J. M. (2008). Brief cognitive-behavioral depression prevention program for high-risk adolescents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 595-606. 

Rohde, P., Seeley, J. R., Kaufman, N. K., Clarke, G. N., & Stice, E. (2006). Predicting time to recovery among depressed adolescents treated in two group interventions. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 80-88.

Graber, J. A., Seeley, J. R., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2004). Is pubertal timing associated with psychopathology in young adulthood?  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43, 718-726.

Rohde, P., Jorgensen, J. S., Seeley, J. R., & Mace, D. E. (2004). Pilot evaluation of the Coping Course: A CBT intervention to enhance coping skills in incarcerated youth. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 43, 669-676.

Rohde, P., Seeley, J. R., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., & Rohling, M. L. (2003). The Life Attitudes Schedule-Short Form: Psychometric properties and correlates of adolescent suicide proneness. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 33, 249-260.

Striegel-Moore, R., Seeley, J. R., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2003). Psychosocial adjustment in young adulthood of women who experienced an eating disorder during adolescence. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 42, 587-593.

Lewinsohn, P. M., Seeley, J. R., Buckley, M. E., & Klein, D. N. (2002). Bipolar disorder in adolescence and young adulthood. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 11, 461-475.

Seeley, J. R., Rohde, P., Lewinsohn, P. M., & Clarke, G. N. (2002). Depression in youth: Epidemiology, identification, and intervention. In M. Shinn, G. Stoner, & H. Walker (Eds.), Interventions for academic and behavior problems II: Preventive and remedial approaches (pp. 885-911). Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Klein, D. K., Lewinsohn, P. M., Seeley, J. R., & Rohde, P. (2001). A family study of major depressive disorder in a community sample of adolescence. Archives of General Psychiatry, 58, 13-20.

Lewinsohn, P. M., Rohde, P., Seeley, J. R., & Baldwin, C. L. (2001). Gender differences in suicide attempts from adolescence to young adulthood. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 40, 427-434.

Rohde, P., Noell, J., Ochs, L., & Seeley, J. R. (2001). Depression, suicidal ideation, and STD-related risk in homeless older adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 24, 447-460.

Lewinsohn, P. M., Klein, D. N., & Seeley, J. R. (2000). Bipolar disorder during adolescence and young adulthood in a community sample. Bipolar Disorders, 2, 281-293.

Lewinsohn, P. M., Striegel-Moore, R., & Seeley, J. R. (2000). The epidemiology and natural course of eating disorders in young women from adolescence to young adulthood. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 39, 1284-1292.

Clarke, G. N., Rohde, P., Lewinsohn, P. M., Hops, H., & Seeley, J. R. (1999). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of adolescent depression: Efficacy of acute group treatment and booster session. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 38, 272-279.

Allen, N. B., Lewinsohn, P. M., & Seeley, J. R. (1998). Prenatal and perinatal influences on risk for psychopathology in childhood and adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 10, 513-529.

Lewinsohn, P. M., Rohde, P., & Seeley, J. R. (1998). Major depressive disorder in older adolescents: Prevalence, risk factors, and clinical implications. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 18, 765-794.

Sack, W. H., Seeley, J. R., Him, C., & Clarke, G. N. (1998). Psychometric properties of the Impact of Events Scale in traumatized Cambodian refugee youth. Personality and Individual Differences, 25, 57-67.

Rohde, P., Mace, D. E., & Seeley, J. R. (1997). The association of psychiatric disorders with suicide attempts in a juvenile delinquent sample. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 7, 187-200.

Rohde, P., Seeley, J. R., & Mace, D. E. (1997). Correlates of suicidal behavior in a juvenile detention population. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 27, 164-175.

Sack, W. H., Seeley, J. R., & Clarke, G. N. (1997). Does PTSD transcend cultural barriers?  A study from the Khmer Adolescent Refugee Project. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 36, 49-54.

Lewinsohn, P. M., Rohde, P., & Seeley, J. R. (1996). Adolescent suicidal ideation and attempts: Prevalence, risk factors and clinical implications. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 3, 25-46.

Rohde, P., Lewinsohn, P. M., Seeley, J. R., & Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J. (1996). The Life-Attitudes Schedule Short Form: An abbreviated measure of life-enhancing and life-threatening behaviors in adolescents. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 26, 272-281.

Clarke, G. N., Hawkins, W., Murphy, M. Sheeber, L. B., Lewinsohn, P. M., & Seeley, J. R. (1995). Targeted prevention of unipolar depressive disorder in an at-risk sample of high school adolescents: A randomized trial of a group cognitive intervention. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 34, 312-321.

Lewinsohn, P. M., Klein, D. N., & Seeley, J. R. (1995). Bipolar disorders in a community sample of older adolescents: Prevalence, phenomenology, comorbidity, and course. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 34, 454-463.

Lewinsohn, P. M., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Langford, R., Rohde, P., Seeley, J. R., & Chapman, J. (1995). The Life Attitudes Schedule: A scale to assess adolescent life-enhancing and life-threatening behaviors. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 25, 458-474.

Sack, W. H., Clarke, G. N., & Seeley, J. R. (1995). Posttraumatic stress disorder across two generations of Cambodian refugees. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 34, 1160-1166.

Lewinsohn, P. M., Rohde, P., & Seeley, J. R. (1994). Psychosocial risk factors for future adolescent suicide attempts. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 62, 297-305.

Lewinsohn, P. M., Hops, H., Roberts, R. E., Seeley, J. R., & Andrews, J. (1993). Adolescent psychopathology: I. Prevalence and incidence of depression and other DSM-III-R disorders in high school students. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 102, 133-144.

Lewinsohn, P. M., Rohde, P., & Seeley, J. R. (1993). Psychosocial characteristics of adolescents with a history of suicide attempt. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 32, 60-68.

Roberts, R. E., Lewinsohn, P. M., & Seeley, J. R. (1991). Screening for adolescent depression: A comparison of depression scales. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 30, 58-66.

Research: 

R01MH108869             Benson, Cameto & Seeley (MPIs)                                       08/01/16 – 07/31/20

Development and Validation of a Diagnostic Interview Schedule to Assess Psychopathology in Youth with Intellectual Disabilities. The purpose of this project is to conduct formative development activities to adapt the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC) for assessing DSM-5 mental disorders among adolescents and young adults with intellectual disabilities (ages 14 to 21 years). A field test will be conducted to examine the reliability and validity of the modified DISC interview formats with a diverse sample of 400 adolescents and young adults with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers recruited from both clinical and community settings. Role: PD/PI

R324A150179               Frey (PD/PI)                                                                 07/01/15 – 06/29/19

Efficacy of Enhanced First Step to Success Intervention for Tertiary-Level Students with Disruptive Behavior. The purpose of this project is to conduct an efficacy trial to examine the relative magnitude of immediate, pre-post effects of the home and school modules of the Tertiary First Step to Success intervention via a randomized 2x2 factorial design. Role: Co-PI

R01DA037628              Seeley & Stormshak (MPIs)                                          03/01/15 – 01/31/20

Prevention of Substance Use in At-risk Students: A Family-centered Web Program. The aims of this project are to develop and experimentally evaluate a web/mobile version of the Family Check-Up intervention for reduction of youth risk behavior and substance use. Role: MPI

R44AT006952              Levin, Levin, & Pistorello (MPIs)                                  09/01/14 – 06/30/17

Mindfulness and Acceptance Applied in Colleges through Web-Based Guided Self-Help. This SBIR Phase II project will complete the development and evaluation of ACT on College Life, a transdiagnostic mindfulness and acceptance-based guided self-help website designed to treat a range of mental health problems in college students presenting to treatment. Role: Co-Investigator

R01CA172205              Danaher & Seeley (MPIs)                                              01/01/13 – 12/29/16

Web and Mobile Smoking Cessation Interventions. We use a 2-arm RCT in which adult smokers who want to quit are randomized to a Smartphone or a Web-Only smoking cessation intervention. Both conditions use similar best-practices core delivered using content-rich, interactive, tailored content. Role: MPI.

R01MH091199             Sheeber (PD/PI)                                                            08/15/11 – 04/30/16

Depressed Mothers in Rural Areas: Web-Facilitated Cognitive Behavioral Treatment. This Web-based CBT intervention will provide a means to overcome barriers to service utilization and provide relief to mothers of young children displaying elevated depressive symptoms, a significant and growing public health concern. Role: Co-Investigator