Aaron Hogue is a clinical psychologist focused on evidence-based practices for adolescent substance use (ASU) and related behavioral problems, behavioral treatment implementation science and adolescent developmental psychopathology. His 25-year research program on treatment fidelity to manualized interventions for ASU has examined the interplay among three components of treatment implementation — adherence to specific therapy techniques, competence in model delivery, and therapeutic alliance with session participants — linking each to long-term client outcomes.
His research encompasses evidence-based interventions for adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and co-occurring disorders, including a National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded mid-career training grant focused on combined behavioral and pharmacological interventions. He was chosen by the flagship journal for Clinical Child Psychology to lead their 2014 and 2018 updates of the evidence base on outpatient behavioral treatments for ASU, including formal “level of efficacy” designations for all stand-alone and combined approaches. Aaron’s newest research focuses on training front-line behavior therapists in core family therapy and cognitive-behavioral techniques for adolescent conduct and substance use problems via a learning management system that leverages observational coding methods and a measurement feedback system for treatment fidelity. He also focuses on enhancing the cross-sector continuum of care for adolescents with conduct and substance problems in various settings (primary care, specialty behavioral care, juvenile justice).
Aaron received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University and has a doctorate in philosophy, clinical psychology from Temple University.
Research topics: Development of family-based and cognitive-behavioral interventions for adolescent substance use and co-occurring disorders; development of online and other remote clinician training methods; research on family-based recovery supports; treatment fidelity research on evidence-based intervention models; combined behavioral and pharmacological interventions for teens with co-occurring ADHD and substance use disorder; neurodevelopmental processes that influence risky adolescent behavior
A Clinician’s Guide to Co-occurring ADHD among Adolescent Substance Users: Comorbidity, Neurodevelopmental Risk, and Evidence-based Treatment Options
Addressing Maternal Depression, Substance Use, and Intimate Partner Violence in Home Visiting: A Quasi-Experimental Pilot Test of a Screen-and-Refer Approach
Association of Housing First Implementation and Key Outcomes Among Homeless Persons With Problematic Substance Use
Benchmarking Family Therapy for Adolescent Behavior Problems in Usual Care: Fidelity, Outcomes, and Therapist Performance Differences
Clinical Strategies for Integrating Medication Interventions Into Behavioral Treatment for Adolescent ADHD: The Medication Integration Protocol
Core Elements of Family Therapy for Adolescent Behavior Problems: Empirical Distillation of Three Manualized Treatments
Development and Implementation of a Screen-and-Refer Approach to Addressing Maternal Depression, Substance Use, and Intimate Partner Violence in Home Visiting Clients
Distilling the Core Elements of Family Therapy for Adolescent Substance Use: Conceptual and Empirical Solutions
Evidence Base on Outpatient Behavior Treatments for Adolescent Substance Use: Updates and Recommendations 2007-2013
Evidence Base on Outpatient Behavioral Treatments for Adolescent Substance Use, 2014-2017: Outcomes, Treatment Delivery, and Promising Horizons.
Family Therapy Techniques and One-Year Clinical Outcomes Among Adolescents in Usual Care for Behavior Problems
Measurement Training and Feedback System for Implementation of Family-Based Services for Adolescent Substance Use: Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Trial of Two Implementation Strategies
Multidimensional Predictors of Treatment Outcome in Usual Care for Adolescent Conduct Problems and Substance Use
Perceived Need for Treatment and Engagement in Mental Health Services Among Community-Referred Racial/Ethnic Minority Adolescents
Randomized Trial of Family Therapy versus Non-Family Treatment for Adolescent Behavior Problems in Usual Care
SBIRT-A: Adapting SBIRT to Maximize Developmental Fit for Adolescents in Primary Care
Substance Use and Depression in Home Visiting Clients: Home Visitor Perspectives on Addressing Clients’ Needs
Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
Therapeutic Alliance and Treatment Outcome in the Outpatient Treatment of Urban Adolescents: The Role of Callous-Unemotional Traits
Using Goal Achievement Training in Juvenile Justice Settings to Improve Substance Use Services for Youth on Community Supervision
Validity of Therapist Self-Report Ratings of Fidelity to Evidence-Based Practices for Adolescent Behavior Problems: Correspondence Between Therapists and Observers
Randomized Trial of Academic Training and Medication Decision-making for Adolescents With ADHD in Usual Care
Can the Group Harm the Individual? Reviewing Potential Iatrogenic Effects of Group Treatment for Adolescent Substance Use