Amanda Jensen-Doss

Associate Professor of Psychology

Director, Child Division

University of California, Los Angeles, 2004

Research Interests

My research is dedicated to characterizing and improving mental health outcomes for youths seeking services in community mental health clinics. To this end, my research to date has followed three interrelated themes: 1) to identify the strengths and limitations of youth mental health care in clinical care settings, 2) to identify experimentally supported assessment tools and treatments that are most ready for dissemination to these settings, and 3) to bridge the gap between clinical services and evidence-based practices by testing the benefits of employing evidence-based assessment tools and treatments in clinical care settings.

Selected Publications

Jensen-Doss, A., Smith, A.M.*, Becker-Haimes, E.M., Ringle, V.*, Walsh, L.*, Nanda, M., Walsh, S.*, Maxwell, C.A., & Lyon, A.R. (in press). Individualized progress measures are more acceptable to clinicians than standardized measures: Results of a national survey. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

Jensen-Doss, A., Becker, E.M.*, Smith, A.M.*, Lyon, A. R., Lewis, C.C., Stanick, C.F., & Hawley, K.M. (in press). Monitoring treatment progress and providing feedback is viewed favorably but rarely used in practice. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

Becker, E.M.*, Jensen-Doss, A., Birmaher, B., Kendall, P.C., & Ginsburg, G.S. (in press). Parent-youth informant disagreement: Implications for youth anxiety treatment. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Smith, M. M.*, McLeod, B. D., Southam-Gerow, M. A., Jensen-Doss, A., Kendall, P. C., & Weisz, J. R. (2017). Does the delivery of CBT for youth anxiety differ across research and practice settings? Behavior Therapy, 48, 501-516.

Weisz, J.R., Kuppens, S., Eckshtain, D., Ugueto, A.M., Jensen-Doss, A., Hawley, K.M., Ng, M.Y., Chu, B.C., Weersing, V.R., & Fordwood, S.R. (2017).  What five decades of research tells us about the effects of youth psychological therapy: A multilevel meta-analysis and implications for science and practice, The American Psychologist, 72, 79-117. 

Smith, A.M.* & Jensen-Doss, A. (2017). Youth psychotherapy outcome in usual care and predictors of group membership. Psychological Services, 14, 66-76.

Becker, E. M.*, Jensen-Doss, A., Kendall, P. C., Birmaher, B., & Ginsburg, G. S. (2016). All anxiety is not created equal: Correlates of parent/youth agreement vary across subtypes of anxiety. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 4, 528-537.

Jensen-Doss, A. (2015).  Practical, evidence-based clinical decision making: Introduction to the Special Section on Evidence-based Assessment. Cognitive & Behavioral Practice, 22, 1-4.

Youngstrom, E.A.,Choukas-Bradley, S.*, Calhoun, C.D.*, & Jensen-Doss, A. (2015).  Clinical guide to the evidence-based assessment approach to diagnosis and treatment. Cognitive & Behavioral Practice, 22, 20-35.

Christon, L.M.*, McLeod, B.D., & Jensen-Doss, A. (2015).  Evidence-based assessment meets evidence-based treatment: A science-informed approach to case conceptualization.  Cognitive & Behavioral Practice, 22, 36-48.

Jensen-Doss, A., Youngstrom, E.A., Youngstrom, J.K., Feeny, N.C., & Findling, R.L. (2014). Predictors of agreement between clinical and research diagnoses for children and adolescents, Journal of Consulting & Clincial Psychology, 82, 1151-1162.

Becker, E.M.* & Jensen-Doss, A. (2014).  Therapist attitudes towards computer-based trainings. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 41, 845-854.

McLeod, B.D., Jensen-Doss, A., & Ollendick, T., Editors (2013).  Diagnostic and Behavioral Assessment in Children and Adolescents: A Clinical Guide.  Guilford Publications, Inc.

Becker, E.M.*, Smith, A.M.* & Jensen-Doss, A. (2013).  Who's using treatment manuals? A national survey of practicing therapists, Behaviour Research and Therapy, 706-710.

Becker, E.M.* & Jensen-Doss, A. (2013).  Computer-assisted therapies: Examination of therapist-level barriers to their use, Behavior Therapy, 44, 614-624.

Weisz, J.R., Kuppens, S., Eckshtain, D., Ugueto, A.M., Hawley, K.M., & Jensen-Doss, A. (2013).  Performance of evidence-based youth psychotherapies compared with usual clinical care: A multilevel meta-analysis.  JAMA Psychiatry, 70, 750-761.

Jensen-Doss, A. & Hawley, K.M. (2011).  Understanding clinicians’ diagnostic practices:  Attitudes toward the utility of diagnosis and standardized diagnostic tools. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 6, 476-485.

Jensen-Doss, A. (2011).  Practice involves more than treatment:  How Can Evidence-Based Assessment Catch Up to Evidence-Based Treatment? Invited commentary for Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 18, 173-177.

Jensen-Doss, A. & Hawley, K.M. (2010). Understanding barriers to evidence-based assessment: Clinician attitudes toward standardized assessment tools. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39, 885-896.

Jensen-Doss, A., Hawley, K.H., Lopez, M., & Osterberg, L.D.* (2009). Using evidence-based treatments: The experiences of youth providers working under a mandate. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40, 417-424.

Jensen-Doss, A. & Weisz, J.R. (2008). Diagnostic agreement predicts treatment process and outcomes in youth mental health clinics. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 711-722. **Selected as Featured Article for Volume 76, Issue 5.

Jensen-Doss, A., Cusack, K.J., & de Arellano, M.A. (2008). Workshop-based training in trauma-focused CBT: An in-depth analysis of impact on provider practices. Community Mental Health Journal, 44, 227-244.

Weisz, J.R., Jensen-Doss, A., & Hawley, K.M. (2006). Evidence-based youth psychotherapies versus usual clinical care: A meta-analysis of direct comparisons. American Psychologist, 61, 671-689.

Jensen Doss, A. & Weisz, J.R. (2006). Syndrome co-occurrence and treatment outcomes in youth mental health clinics. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 74, 416-425.

Jensen Doss, A. (2005). Evidence-based diagnosis: Incorporating diagnostic instruments into clinical practice. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 44, 947-952.

Weisz, J.R., Jensen Doss, A., & Hawley, K.M. (2005). Youth psychotherapy outcome research: A review and critique of the literature. Annual Review of Psychology, 56, 337-363.

Jensen, A.L., & Weisz, J.R. (2002). Assessing match and mismatch between practitioner-generated and standardized interviewer-generated diagnoses for clinic-referred children and adolescents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 158-168.

*Indicates student co-authors


Sample Syllabi
PSY 352 Abnormal Psychology