References

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Publications (refereed journals)

Benton, S.A., Heesacker, M., Snowden, S. & Lee, G. (2016). High-engagement, therapist-assisted, on-line (TAO) psychotherapy for Anxiety in college students: TAO outperformed treatment as usual, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Oct., 2016.

Cornish, P. A., Berry, G., Benton, S., Barros-Gomes, P., Johnson, D., Ginsburg, R.,. Romano, V. (2017). Meeting the mental health needs of today’s college student: Reinventing services through Stepped Care 2.0. Psychological Services, 14(4), 428-442.

Heesacker, M., Perez, C., Quinn, M.S., Benton, S. (2019),  Computer-assisted psychological assessment and psychotherapy for collegians.  Journal of Clinical Psychology.  Vol. 76 (6), 952-972. - https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22854

 Travers, M. & Benton, S.A. (2014). The acceptability of therapist-assisted, internet-delivered treatment for college students. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 28,1.

Federal Grants

NSF SBIR Phase II: An Intelligent Mental Health Therapy System Award Number:1631871; Principal Investigator:Sherry Benton; Co-Principal Investigator:Parisa Rashidi; Organization:TAO Connect, Inc.;NSF Organization:IIP Start Date:10/01/2016;

NSF STTR Phase I: An Intelligent Mental Health Therapy Tool Award Number:1448967; Principal Investigator:Sherry Benton; Co-Principal Investigator:Parisa Rashidi; Organization:TAO Connect, Inc.;NSF Organization:IIP Start Date:01/01/2015;

Books and Chapters

Benton, S.A., and Benton, S.L., (2006). College student mental health: Effective services and strategies across campus. Washington, D.C.: NASPA.

Benton, S.A. (2006). The scope and context of the problem. In S. A. Benton& S. L. Benton (Eds.),College student mental health: Effective services and strategies across campus (pp 1-14). Washington, D.C.: NASPA.

Benton, S. L., Benton, S. A., & Perl, M. (2006). Key issues for faculty regarding college-student mental health. In S. A. Benton & Benton, S. L. (Eds.), College student mental health: Effective services and strategies across campus (pp. 121-138). Washington, D.C.: NASPA.

Benton, S. A., & Benton, S. L. (2006). Responding to the college student mental health problem. In S. A. Benton & S. L. Benton (Eds.), College student mental health: Effective services and strategies across campus (pp. 233-244). Washington, D. C.: NASPA.

Professional Presentations

Shickel, Benjamin, Martin Heesacker, Sherry Benton, and Parisa Rashidi. “Automated Emotional Valence Prediction in Mental Health Text via Deep Transfer Learning.” In the Proceedings of the 20th annual IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (IEEE BIBE). Accepted, October 2020.

 Shickel, Benjamin, Scott Siegel, Martin Heesacker, Sherry Benton, and Parisa Rashidi. “Automatic Detection and Classification of Cognitive Distortions in Mental Health Text.” In the Proceedings of the 20th annual IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (IEEE BIBE). Accepted, October 2020.

  Shickel, Benjamin, Martin Heesacker, Sherry Benton, Ashkan Ebadi, Paul Nickerson, and Parisa Rashidi. “Self-Reflective Sentiment Analysis.” In Proceedings of the Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology Workshop (CLPsych), Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics – Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT), 23-32. San Diego, CA, USA, 2016.

Maheu, M. M., Wright, S., Benton, S., Shelton, S. (2018). Telepsychology best practices with diverse populations: Women, college students & medical patients. American Psychological Association, san Francisco, CA.

Long, L., Benton, S.A., (2017). Using telehealth counseling and technology assisted resources to enhance direct services and connect with more students. Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors Convention, Denver, Colorado.

Benton, S. A., Maheu, M. (2016). Online mental health treatment: A Social Justice Issue. Symposium presentation. American Psychological Association Convention, Denver, Colorado.

Benton, S. A., Snowden, S., Heesacker, M. & Lee, G. A. ,(2015). Efficacy of low intensity-high engagement online therapy for anxiety in college students. Poster session, American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Benton, S. A., Lee, G. A., (2015). Training future psychologists in low intensity-high engagement online treatment. Equipping the Next Generation of Psychologists for the Future of Telebehavioral Health: training graduate students for online services,” Symposium. American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Benton, S. A. (2015). Therapist Assisted Online, New Paths in Psychology through Technological Innovation, Presidential invited address. American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Benton, S.A. (2015). Rethinking psychotherapy in the digital age. Keynote address at the Northeast College Counseling Center Directors Conference. March, Kingston RI.

Benton, S.A. (2015). Low intensity-high engagement online therapy. Michigan Depression on College Campuses Conference. March, Ann Arbor Michigan.

Benton, S.A. (2014). Considering online treatment alternatives. Workshop presented at the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors, November, Chicago, Ill.

Benton, S. A., Lee, G. A., and Toska, G. (2014). Providing online services: stepped care options from self-help, to therapist assisted online counseling, to videoconference therapy. Workshop presented at the Society of Counseling Psychology Convention, March, Atlanta, GA.

Stuart, J., Lee, G.A., and Benton, S. A. (2014). Acceptability of Therapist Assisted Internet Treatment Among University Counseling Center Staff and Trainees. Presentation at the Society of Counseling Psychology Convention, March, Atlanta, GA.

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