Oliver J Lindhiem, PhD

Oliver J Lindhiem, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Jordan Harris

Education & Training

Clinical Psychology, University of Delaware
Child Clinical / Pediatric Psychology, Geisinger Medical Center
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

Selected Honors & Awards

Pitt Innovator Award, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

Childhood disruptive behavior disorders; Evidence-based assessment; Research methodology
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Lindhiem, O., Kolko, D. J., & Yu, L. (2013). Quantifying diagnostic uncertainty using item response theory: The posterior probability of diagnosis index. Psychological Assessment, 25(2), 456-466. doi:10.1037/a0031392.
  2. Lindhiem, O., Yu, L., Grasso, D. J., Kolko, D. J., & Youngstrom, E. A. (2015). Adapting the Posterior Probability of Diagnosis (PPOD) Index to enhance evidence-based screening: An application to ADHD in primary care. Assessment, 22, 198-207. doi: 10.1177/1073191114540748
  3. Lindhiem, O., Bennett, C., Trentacosta, C, & McLear, C. (2014). Client preferences affect treatment satisfaction, completion, and clinical outcome: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 34, 506-517. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2014.06.002
  4. Lindhiem, O., Bennett, C. B., Rosen, D. K., & Silk, J. S. (2015). Mobile technology boosts the effectiveness of psychotherapy and behavioral interventions: A meta-analysis. Behavior Modification, 39(6), 785-804. doi: 10.1177/0145445515595198
  5. Lindhiem, O., & Shaffer, A. (2017). Introduction to the special series: Current directions for measuring parenting constructs to inform prevention science. Prevention Science, 18(3), 253-256. doi:10.1007/s11121-016-0643-6

Clinical Interests

Behavior problems of childhood; Parenting; Attachment
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Lindhiem, O., & Dozier, M. (2007). Caregiver commitment to foster children: The role of child behavior. Child Abuse & Neglect, 31(4), 361-374. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2006.12.003
  2. Lindhiem, O., & Kolko, D. J. (2011). Trajectories of symptom reduction during treatment for behavior problems in pediatric primary-care settings. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 38(6), 486-494. doi: 10.1007/s10488-011-0335-2
  3. Bernard, K., Dozier, M., Bick, J., Lewis, E., Lindhiem, O., & Carlson, E. (2012). Enhancing attachment organization among maltreated children: Results of a randomized clinical trial. Child Development, 83(2), 623-636. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01712.x
  4. Lindhiem, O., Bennett, C. B., Orimoto, T., & Kolko, D. (2016). A meta-analysis of personalized treatment goals in psychotherapy: A preliminary report and call for more studies. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 26(2), 165-176. doi: 10.1111/cpsp.12153
  5. Lindhiem, O., Bennett, C. B., Beidas, R., Grasso, D. J., Sakolsky, D. J., & Druzdzel, M. J. (in press). Development and preliminary feasibility testing of a decision support tool for childhood anxiety treatment. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Medical student education