Andrew entered the the clinical psychology program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Fall of 2009. His research interests include vulnerabilities to psychological disorders and at discovering how those vulnerabilities can be used to improve treatment outcomes. Specific interests include how social anxiety impacts alcohol abuse and dependence and how treatment for people with both disorders can be improved. His masters examined whether social anxiety impacts length of treatment in a residential substance abuse treatment facility. His dissertation takes a transdiagnositic approach to this problem by examining avoidant coping behavior among recoverying substance dependent individuals and testing the hypothesis that avoidant coping (cognitive, behavioral and emotional) will explain the relationships between co-occurring disorders and successful treatment completion or treatment adherence.
Andrew received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in health policy from Harvard University in June 2009. He completed his honors thesis under Dr. Christine Hooker which examines whether higher levels of schizotypy were related to poorer understanding of indirect speech (e.g. sarcasm, verbal irony, metaphors) within a sample of healthy adults.
Razavi M, Tolea MI, Margrett J, Martin P, Oakland A, Tscholl DW, Ghods S, Mina M & Galvin JE (2013). Comparison of 2 Informant Questionnaire Screening Tools for Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment AD8 and IQCODE. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord.
Oakland, A. & McChargue, D. E. (accepted). The Impact of Social Anxiety and Polysubstance Use on the Length of Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders for Men in a Residential Substance Use Treatment Program. Journal of Dual Diagnosis.
Oakland A, Edwards S & McChargue DE (2013, November). Polysubstance use moderates the relationship between social anxiety and length of treatment for alcohol use disorders for men in a residential substance use treatment program. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the Association for the Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.
Moffat A, Oakland A, Galbraith C & McChargue, D (2012, November). The effect of past traumatic events on engagement in recovery from substance dependence. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.
Herrera MJ, Salvi S, Oakland, A & McChargue DE (2011, November). Effects of distractive response styles on cue-induced emotional and craving responses of obese smokers with and without a history of MDD. Submitted to the Annual Meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Toronto, Canada.
Herrera MJ, Oakland, A, Klanecky A, Hoffman L & McChargue DE (2011, November). Factor structure of the difficulties in emotion regulation scale (DERS) among men in a transitional residential substance abuse program using item factor analysis. Submitted to the Annual Meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Toronto, Canada.
Oakland, AP, Mcchargue, DE & Conrad, J. (2010, November). Treatment adherence moderates the relationship between social anxiety and treatment duration among recovering alcoholics residing in a halfway house. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.