ROBERT E. SOCHERMAN, Ph.D.__________________________________________
5509 NE 30th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211
Phone: (503) 449-7813
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Education
Bachelor of Science
EVALUATION AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Mood Disorders Research and Treatment Center
Portland VA Medical Center
3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, OR 97239
Special Projects Evaluator and Analyst-Colorado Access/Access Behavioral Care
Private Not-for-Profit Managed Care Organization
• Planning and developing in-depth evaluations regarding the physical and mental health needs of the
• Implementing evaluation plan for the Colorado Capacity Assessment Program (COCAP) to determine
the supply-and-demand needs for physical healthcare providers throughout the state of Colorado
• Statistical analyses and manuscript writing for Colorado Access
Behavioral Care Integrated
Care Initiatives, specifically issues related to Mental Health in the Primary Care setting
• Assisted in the development and evaluation of Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) for Mental
• Collaboration with Colorado Mental Health Services and the University of Colorado Health Sciences
Center in order to develop and assess the impact of various smoking cessation programs throughout the state.
Administration and Evaluation Psychology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Site: Colorado Access
Behavioral Care Responsibilities
• Development and evaluation of behavioral health programs and quality improvement initiatives within
the Denver Mental Health Assessment and Service Agency (MHASA)
• Participate in grant writing proposals to private, state, and federal funding sources, including literature
reviews, data analyses, writing, and preparation of application
• Liaison and Colorado Access
representative to Partner and Network Providers and State Initiatives,
such as the Evaluation Committee for the Cornerstone System of Care Initiative
Titles of evaluations and reports: • An In-Depth Evaluation of the High Utilization and Hospital Readmission Rates among the 12-17
• Analyses of the Prevalence and Cost of Specified Behavioral and Physical Health Diagnoses among
• Clinical Integration of Physical and Behavioral Healthcare: A Snapshot in Time of Six Colorado
• Managed Systems of Care for Children and Adolescents: Characteristics, Outcomes, and Future
• Care Coordination and Integrated Care: An Assessment of the Physical and Behavioral Health Needs
of the Colorado Access
Behavioral Care Populations
Juvenile Counseling and Assessment Program, University of Georgia
Site: Athens-Clarke County Courthouse Program of Research
focused on the development of a model of juvenile delinquency
• Supervision of various teams and the development of research projects to measure and evaluate factors
• Development and maintenance of program database • Co-authoring manuscripts, reports, and assisting with grant proposals • Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
Psychotherapy Outcome Research Team, University of Georgia Program of Research
focused on the exploration of factors that contribute to positive outcomes in psychotherapy.
• Collaboration with faculty and graduate students on research design, development of instruments, and
discussion of current models of psychotherapy outcome
• Development and submission of conference proposals, presentations, and posters • Development and maintenance of program database, including entry and analysis of quantitative data.
Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, University of Georgia
Responsibilities included: • Development of instruments measuring gender bias in counseling situations • Analysis of the process of mentoring in university work and the factors that contribute to both positive
Department of Counseling Psychology, University of Florida
Responsibilities included: • Collection, entry, analysis and write-up of data for projects determining the process and outcome of
• Analysis of data and report write-up for a meta-analysis involving Bogus Personality Feedback and the
• Other projects included the investigation of protective strategies of the self including: self-
handicapping, other-enhancement, and adaptive handicapping
Title: Colorado Access Partnership-Depression in Primary Care Initiative
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant Program:
Depression in Primary Care-Linking Clinical and System Strategies-University of Pittsburgh
Title: Re-engineering Systems for Primary Care Treatment of Depression
The MacArthur Foundation Grant Program:
The MacArthur Initiative on Depression and Primary Care at Dartmouth Medical School
FUNDED RESEARCH GRANTS AS CO- INVESTIGATOR-since 1994
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Principal Investigator: Gary Sachs
Site Principal Investigator:
Amount of Grant:$1,100/patient (enroll about 44pts)
Time Period: 11/2002-9/2004
Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD)
Principal Investigator: Gary Sachs
Site Principal Investigator: Peter Hauser
Amount of Grant: $21 million (NIMH)
Anticipated funding for our site: $120,000/year
Time Period: 9/1/2001-9/30/2004 Noradrenergic Augmentation of SSRI Therapy in Patients with Depression Unresponsive or Incompletely
Responsive to SSRI Monotherapy
Principal Investigator: Peter Hauser
Co-Investigators: Erick Turner, Robert Socherman
Amount of Grant: $144,000
Time Period: 9/03-8/04 Genetics Repository for STEP-BD Participants
Principal Investigator: Peter Hauser
Co-Investigators: Robert Socherman
Amount of Grant: $45,500
Time Period: 8/03-12/05 Influence of Mood State on Capacity to Consent to Research in Bipolar Patients
Principal Investigator: Sahana Misra
Co-Investigators: Linda Ganzini, Peter Hauser
Amount of Grant: $60,000
Time Period: 12/1/02 - 11/30/04
The Efficacy of Adjunctive Seroquel in Treatment-Resistant Depression
Principal Investigator: Erick Turner
Co-Investigators: Peter Hauser, Mitch Kling, Robert Socherman
Amount of Grant: $250,000
Time Period: 10/03-9/04
A 21-Day, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Depakote ER
in the Treatment of the Manic Phase of Bipolar Disorder
Principal Investigator: Erick Turner
Co-Investigators: Peter Hauser, Robert Socherman, Tom Hanson
Amount of Grant: $100,000
Time Period: 8/03-7/04
• Windows and Macintosh • Word, Excel, Access, SPSS, PowerPoint, Adobe Filemaker and PageMaker, Web Development
Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program-Bipolar Disorder
Clinical Investigation Center
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound Health Care System
American Lake Division, Tacoma, WA
Internship Site: Mental Health Clinic, PTSD Outpatient Clinic, and Neuropsychology Clinic Clinical Practicum
Center for Counseling and Personal Evaluation, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
Juvenile Counseling and Assessment Program, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
Practicum Site: Athens-Clarke County Courthouse Clinical Practicum
Bridgeway Boys Home, Attention Home, Athens, Georgia.
Clinical Responsibilities at these sites included:
• Individual and Group Therapy
• Psychological Evaluations and Assessments
• Provision of Supervision of Masters-level Clinicians
• Outreach and Consultation
Indest, D., Socherman, R. E., Loftis, J., & Hauser, P. (2004). IFN-a-induced Depression: Symptom-
Specific Response to Antidepressant Treatment
. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco,
Indest, D., Socherman, R. E., Loftis, J., & Hauser, P. (2004). Efficacy of Group Education in Patients
with Hepatitis C
. 1st Annual VA Preventive Medicine Conference: Building the VA Prevention Workforce.
Huckans, M., & Socherman, R.E. (2004, August). BDI Symptom Analysis in HCV Patients Treated with
. American Psychological Association 112th Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI. (poster).
Whitehead A.J., Williams E.E., Harms T., Socherman R.E., Indest D.W., Hauser P. Impact of education in
veterans with hepatitis C: New considerations
. Abstract presented at 2004 American Psychological Association
112th Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI: July 28-Aug. 1, 2004.
Socherman, R.E., Williams, E. E., Blackwell, A., & Hauser, P. (2003). Prevalence of psychiatric and
substance use co-morbidity in patients with hepatitis C
. Abstract presented at the 2003 American Psychiatric
Association 55th Institute on Psychiatric Services. Boston, MA, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2003.
Loftis, J., Indest, D., Socherman, R. E., & Hauser, P. (2003). A quantitative assessment of depression
and thyroid dysfunction secondary to antiviral therapy in patients with hepatitis C
. Abstract presented at the 1st
Annual VA Preventive Medicine Conference: building the VA prevention workforce. Albuquerque, NM, August 11-14,
Socherman, R.E., Williams, E. E., Blackwell, A., & Hauser, P. (2003). Efficacy of group education in
patients with hepatitis C
. Abstract presented at 1st Annual VA Preventive Medicine Conference: building the VA
prevention workforce. Albuquerque, NM, August 11-14, 2003.
Socherman, R.E., Williams, E. E., Blackwell, A., & Hauser, P. (2003, May). IFN-a-induced depression:
symptom-specific response to antidepressant treatment.
Abstract presented at the 2003 American Psychiatric
Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 17-22, 2003.
Socherman, R.E., Williams, E. E., Blackwell, A., & Hauser, P. (2003, February). Interferon-Induced
Depression and Improved Treatment Response Rates in Patients with Hepatitis C
. Abstract presented at 2003
HSR&D National Meeting. Washington, D.C, February 12-14, 2003.
Morris, C. D., & Socherman, R.E. (2001, April). Treating Bipolar Disorder: Consumer-Driven Stages
. Guest Lecture presented at the 9th Annual Mental Health Conference, CHARG Resource Center.
Socherman, R. E., Bradshaw, C. B., Bates, J., & Eddy, J. E. (1998, August). Differential perspectives of
child behavior: Comparing the ratings of parents and children on a delinquent child’s behavior
. Poster session
presented at the 1998 International Academy of Family Psychology Conference.
Socherman, R. E., & Horne, A. M. (1998, March). Gender bias in counseling: A closer look based on
. Poster session presented at the 1998 Southeastern Psychological Association Annual
Conference, Division of the American Psychological Association.
Stowers Wright, L., Socherman, R. E., Glaser, B. A., & Calhoun, G. B. (1998, March). MMPI-A
depression t-scores among three juvenile offender populations
. Poster session presented at the 1998 Southeastern
Psychological Association Conference, Division of the American Psychological Association.
Campbell, L., & Socherman, R. E. (1997, August). Prescription privileges: Emerging state legislative
. Miniconvention presented at the 1997 American Psychological Association Annual Conference.
Hayes, R. L., Socherman, R. E., & Horne, A. M. (1997, January). Group work and technology: Using
group support systems
. General session presented at the Association for Specialists in Group Work, 5th National
Glaser, B. A., Rose, C., Warner, C. B., Socherman, R. E., Calhoun, G. B., & Risler, E. (1995, October).
The JCAP Team: A collaboration of community, juvenile justice system, and academia in intervention of juvenile
. Symposium presented at the 12th Annual Southeastern Eco-Community Conference.
Loftis, J.M., Socherman, R. E., Howell, C., Whitehead, A., Hill, J., Dominitz, J., & Hauser, P. (2004).
“Association of Interferon Alpha-Induced Depression and Improved Treatment Response in Patients with Hepatitis C.” Neuroscience Letters, 365(2), 87-91.
Socherman, R. E., & Konstantin, M. J. (2001). Clinical Integration of Physical and Behavioral Healthcare:
A Snapshot in Time of Six Colorado Access
Initiatives. Access in Action, 22, 3-7.
Glaser, B.A., Calhoun, G.B., Bradshaw, C.P., Bates, J.M., Socherman, R.E. (2001). Multi-Observer
Assessment of Problem Behavior in Adjudicated Youths: Patterns of Discrepancies. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 23, 33-45.
Shepperd, J. A., & Socherman, R. E. (1997). On the manipulative behavior of low Machiavellians:
Feigning incompetence to sandbag an opponent. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 1448-1459.
Horne, A. M., & Socherman, R. E. (1996). Profile of a bully: Who would do such a thing? Educational
Heesacker, M., Prichard, S., & Socherman, R. E. (1994). Mythopoetry, antisexism, and the Zax: A reply to
Foley, to Goode and Mintz, and to Scher. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 16, 245-260.
Manuscripts in Press/Progress
Thomas, M. R., & Socherman, R. E. (in progress). Prevalence Rates and Cost Comparisons of Adult
Medicaid Service Recipients with Specified Mental Health Disorders. Journal of the American Medical Association.
Mattei, M., Socherman, R. E., & Thomas, M. R. (in progress). Psychotropic Drug Utilization and their
Corresponding Diagnosis Rates: A Mismatch between Drug Fills and an Appropriate Diagnosis. Psychiatric Services.
Socherman, R. E., & Thomas, M. R. (in progress). The Utilization Rates of Physical Healthcare Services
among Adults with Varying Mental Health Disorders: A Comparison of the Serious and Persistent Mental Illnesses (SPMI).
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