Chris Berghoff

Chris Berghoff

Assistant Professor

PSYCHOLOGY

South Dakota Union 107

Phone: (605) 677-5351

Email: Chris.Berghoff@usd.edu

Website: http://www.berthalab.org

Teaching Interests:

Dr. Berghoff enjoys teaching statistics and research methods, courses related to the integration of psychology and health, and therapy-oriented classes. He teaches Behavior Therapy at the graduate level. Dr. Berghoff also teaches Psychology of Abnormal Behavior and Research Methods in Experimental Psychology at the undergraduate level.


Research Interests:

Dr. Berghoff's research evaluates the relation of acceptance and mindfulness processes to the formation and maintenance of anxiety- and trauma-related disorders, and how these difficulties may impact physical health. Through this work, he attempts to clarify how such processes influence behaviors in everyday life using daily diary and other intensive assessment procedures. Anchored in cognitive behavior theory and treatments, his clinical and research efforts provide mindfulness meditation, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and other acceptance-based behavioral interventions to participants and patients, with the aim of alleviating human suffering.


Education:

  • Ph D, Clinical Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York, 2015
  • MA, Clinical Adult Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville , 2009
  • BA, Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville , 2007

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Licensed Psychologist, South Dakota Board of Examiner of Psychologists

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Berghoff, Christopher R., McDermott, Michael J., and Dixon-Gordon, Katherine L.. Psychological Flexibility Moderates the Relation Between PTSD Symptoms and Daily Pain Interference, 130-134. Vol. 124, Iss. 1. Personality and Individual Differences, 2018. (DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.12.012)
  • Tull, Matthew T., Berghoff, Christopher R., Wheeless, Linnie E., Cohen, Rivka T., and Gratz, Kim L.. PTSD Symptom Severity and Emotion Regulation Strategy Use During Trauma Cue Exposure Among Patients With Substance Use Disorders: Associations With Negative Affect, Craving, and Cortisol Reactivity. Behavior Therapy, 2017. (DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2017.05.005)
  • Tull, Matthew T., Berghoff, Christopher R., Bardeen, Joseph R., Schoenleber, Michelle, and Konkle-Parker, Deborah J.. An Initial Open Trial of a Brief Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression and Medication Adherence in HIV-Infected Patients, 014544551772390. Behavior Modification, 2017. (DOI: 10.1177/0145445517723901)
  • Dixon-Gordon, Katherine L., Berghoff, Christopher R., and McDermott, Michael J.. Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms and Pain in College Students: The Role of Emotional Suppression, 1-12. Journal of Personality Disorders, 2017. (DOI: 10.1521/pedi_2017_31_300)
  • Berghoff, Christopher R., Wheeless, Linnie E., Ritzert, Timothy R., Wooley, Cody M., and Forsyth, John P.. Mindfulness Meditation Adherence in a College Sample: Comparison of a 10-Min Versus 20-Min 2-Week Daily Practice. Mindfulness, 2017. (DOI: 10.1007/s12671-017-0717-y)
  • Berghoff, Christopher R., Gratz, Kim L., Portz, Kaitlin J., Pinkston, Megan, Naifeh, James A., Evans, Shenell D., Konkle-Parker, Deborah J., and Tull, Matthew T.. The Role of Emotional Avoidance, the Patient-Provider Relationship, and Other Social Support in ART Adherence for HIV+ Individuals. AIDS and Behavior, 2017. (DOI: 10.1007/s10461-017-1745-2)
  • Berghoff, Christopher R., Tull, Matthew T., DiLillo, David, Messman-Moore, Terri, and Gratz, Kim L.. The role of experiential avoidance in the relation between anxiety disorder diagnoses and future physical health symptoms in a community sample of young adult women, 29-34. Vol. 6, Iss. 1. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 2017. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2016.11.002)
  • Schoenleber, Michelle, Berghoff, Christopher R., Tull, Matthew T., DiLillo, David, Messman-Moore, Terri, and Gratz, Kim L.. Emotional lability and affective synchrony in borderline personality disorder., 211-220. Vol. 7, Iss. 3. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 2016. (DOI: 10.1037/per0000145)
  • Ritzert, Timothy R., Forsyth, John P., Sheppard, Sean C., Boswell, James F., Berghoff, Christopher R., and Eifert, Georg H.. Evaluating the Effectiveness of ACT for Anxiety Disorders in a Self-Help Context: Outcomes From a Randomized Wait-List Controlled Trial, 444-459. Vol. 47, Iss. 4. Behavior Therapy, 2016. (DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2016.03.001)
  • Starosta, Amy J., Berghoff, Christopher R., and Earleywine, Mitch. Factor Structure and Gender Stability in the Multidimensional Condom Attitudes Scale, 374-384. Vol. 22, Iss. 3. Assessment, 2015. (DOI: 10.1177/1073191114547887)
  • Ritzert, Timothy R., Forsyth, John P., Berghoff, Christopher R., Barnes-Holmes, Dermot, and Nicholson, Emma. The impact of a cognitive defusion intervention on behavioral and psychological flexibility: An experimental evaluation in a spider fearful non-clinical sample, 112-120. Vol. 4, Iss. 2. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 2015. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2015.04.001)
  • Berghoff, Christohper R., and Forsyth, John P.. Single-Case Designs: Methodology. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 984-989. Elsevier, 2015. (DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-08-097086-8.44054-7)
  • Valdivia-Salas, Sonsoles, Forsyth, John P., Berghoff, Christopher R., and Ritzert, Timothy R.. Using panicogenic inhalations of carbon dioxide enriched air to induce attentional bias for threat: Implications for the development of anxiety disorders, 1474-1482. Vol. 28, Iss. 8. Cognition and Emotion, 2014. (DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2014.883964)
  • Berghoff, Christopher R., Forsyth, John P., Ritzert, Timothy R., and Sheppard, Sean C.. Comparing paths to quality of life: Contributions of ACT and cognitive therapy intervention targets in two highly anxious samples, 89-97. Vol. 3, Iss. 2. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 2014. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2014.04.001)
  • Berghoff, Christopher R., Pomerantz, Andrew M., Pettibone, Jonathan C., Segrist, Daniel J., and Bedwell, David R.. The Relationship Between Experiential Avoidance and Impulsiveness in a Nonclinical Sample, 25-35. Vol. 29, Iss. 01. Behaviour Change, 2012. (DOI: 10.1017/bec.2012.6)
  • Berghoff, Christopher R., Ritzert, Timothy R., and Forsyth, John P.. Daily value-guided action: Within-day and lagged relations of experiential avoidance, mindful awareness, and cognitive fusion in a non-clinical sample. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.07.005)
  • Berghoff, Christopher R., Ritzert, Timothy R., and Forsyth, John P.. Value-Guided Action: Within-Day and Lagged Relations of Experiential Avoidance, Mindful awareness, and Cognitive Fusion in a Non-Clinical Sample..
  • Berghoff, Christopher R., Forsyth, John P., Ritzert, Timothy R., Eifert, Georg H., and Anderson, Drew A.. Evaluation of the Contribution of Values Clarification to a Brief Mindfulness Meditation Intervention for Anxiety. Journal of Clinical Psychology. (DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22610)
  • Schoenleber, Michelle M., Berghoff, Christopher R., Gratz, Kim L., and Tull, Matthew T.. Emotional lability and affective synchrony in posttraumatic stress disorder pathology. OHIO: Journal of Anxiety Disorders. (DOI: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2017.11.006)
  • Berghoff, Christopher R., and Tull, Matthew T.. Third wave behavioral therapies for posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders. In Posttraumatic stress and substance use disorders: A comprehensive clinical handbook. New York: Routledge Press.

Presentations:

  • Berghoff, Chris, Ritzert, Timothy R., Forsyth, John P.. Acceptance, Cognitive Defusion, and Valued Action as Mediators of the Daily Relations of Mindfulness, Quality of Life and Anxiety Symptoms in a Highly Anxious Sample. Presented at the ABCT 51st Annual Convention, San Diego, CA. (November 2017)
  • Ritzert, Timothy R., Berghoff, Chris, Forsyth, John P.. Moderators and Correlates of Outcome of ACT Self-Help for Anxiety Disorders in an International Sample. Presented at the ABCT 51st Annual Convention, San Diego, CA. (November 2017)
  • Dixon-Gordon, Katherine L., Berghoff, Chris, McDermott, Michael J.. Borderline personality disorder symptoms and pain in college students: The role of emotion regulation. Presented at the ABCT 50st Annual Convention, New York, NY. (October 2016)
  • Berghoff, Chris, Tull, Matthew T., Brabec, S C., Dixon, Laura J., Ciarloni, E, Wheeless, Linnie E., Marshall, G. Evaluation of a brief behavioral activation intervention for depression within two medical samples. Presented at the ADAA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA. (April 2016)
  • Ritzert, Timothy R., Berghoff, Chris, Forsyth, John P.. Experiential avoidance moderates the link between social pressure and successful valued-living. Presented at the ABCT 49th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. (November 2015)
  • Berghoff, Chris, Ritzert, Timothy R., Forsyth, John P.. The impact of values clarification and mindfulness meditation practice on daily outcomes for anxious individuals. Presented at the ABCT 49th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. (November 2015)
  • Schoenleber, Michelle, Berghoff, Chris, Tull, Matthew T., Gratz, Kim L.. Temporal dynamics of emotion in posttraumatic stress disorder symptom clusters in a clinical sample. Presented at the ISTSS 31st Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (November 2015)
  • Berghoff, Chris, Ritzert, Timothy R., Forsyth, John P.. The contribution of valued action and experiential avoidance to the experience of anxiety and quality of life outcomes in the context of anxiety. Presented at the ACBS-SE 1st Annual Convention, Lafayette, LA. (March 2015)
  • Ritzert, Timothy R., Berghoff, Chris, Reynolds, C, Forsyth, John P.. Defusing from phobic thoughts of spiders: An experimental comparison of defusion and distraction using explicit and implicit assessment. Presented at the ABCT 48th Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA. (November 2014)
  • Berghoff, Chris, Ritzert, Timothy R., Forsyth, John P.. Meditate your way out of experiential avoidance? Moderators and outcomes in daily life as assessed in a non-clinical sample. Presented at the ABCT 48th Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA. (November 2014)
  • Ritzert, Timothy R., Berghoff, Chris, Fitzgerald, Paige, Forsyth, John P.. The relative contribution of disgust and ACT processes to fear of spiders. Presented at the ABCT 48th Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA. (November 2014)
  • Berghoff, Chris, Ritzert, Timothy R., Forsyth, John P.. Improving Daily Life Through Mindfulness: Moderators of the Daily Relation Between Mindfulness Meditation and Value-Guided Living. Presented at the ACBS 12st Annual World Conference, Minneapolis, MN. (June 2014)
  • Ritzert, Timothy R., Berghoff, Chris, Forsyth, John P.. The Effect of Defusion on Behavioral and Psychological Flexibility in Response to Phobic Thoughts of Spiders. Presented at the ACBS 12st Annual World Conference, Minneapolis, MN. (June 2014)
  • Berghoff, Chris, Ritzert, Timothy R., Forsyth, John P., Fitzgerald, Paige, Petrone, Eric. Evaluating the impact of experiential avoidance and cognitive fusion in daily life using experience sampling and time lagged analyses in a non-clinical sample. Presented at the ABCT 47th Annual Convention, Nashville, TN. (November 2013)
  • Ritzert, Timothy R., Berghoff, Chris, Reynolds, C, Forsyth, John P.. Making sense of values in ACT: An experimental evaluation of the values clarification process and its relation to distress domains, ACT processes, and quality of life. Presented at the ABCT 47th Annual Convention, Nashville, TN. (November 2013)
  • Donati, Matthew R., Raffaele, Charles, Berghoff, Chris, Russo, Amanda, Forsyth, John P.. A path analysis comparing the impact of CBT and ACT processes on quality of life. Presented at the ABCT 46th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. (November 2012)
  • Russo, Amanda R., Forsyth, John P., Berghoff, Chris, Donati, Matthew R., Petrone, Eric, Cox, K, Callahan, S. Multiple mediation analyses clarify mechanisms of change between ACT and CBT when delivered in a self-help context. Presented at the ABCT 46th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. (November 2012)
  • Raffaele, Charles, Donati, Matthew R., Berghoff, Chris, Delprino, Allyson, Forsyth, John P.. Visually enhancing a multimedia-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy online treatment program. Presented at the ABCT 46th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. (November 2012)
  • Raffaele, Charles, Donati, Matthew R., Berghoff, Chris, Delprino, Allyson, Forsyth, John P.. ACT goes to Hollywood: Lessons learned from the trenches when developing multimedia enhancements of an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-based online treatment program. Presented at the ACBS 10th Annual World Conference, Bethesda, MD. (July 2012)
  • Forsyth, John P., Berghoff, Chris. ACTs of kindness and compassion. Presented at the ACBS 10th Annual World Conference, Bethesda, MD. (July 2012)
  • Berghoff, Chris, Russo, Amanda R., Donati, Matthew R., Raffaele, Charles, Delprino, Allyson, Forsyth, John P.. Evaluating the impact of ACT and CBT processes on quality of life: A path analysis. Presented at the ACBS 10th Annual World Conference, Bethesda, MD. (July 2012)
  • Berghoff, Chris, Forsyth, John P., Russo, Amanda R., Sheppard, Sean C.. The impact of ACT and traditional CBT intervention targets on quality of life: A comparative evaluation using structural equation modeling in two highly anxious samples. Presented at the ACBS 10th Annual World Conference, Bethesda, MD. (July 2012)