André Ivanoff

Associate Professor of Social Work;
Scholarly Affiliate, Washington State Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration

Bio:

Dr. André Ivanoff has over 25 years of clinical and research experience in mental health, criminal justice and forensic settings. These include Seattle Emergency Housing Service, the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic of the University of Washington Medical Center, the New York City Police Department and over two dozen adult and juvenile forensic/correctional settings in the United States and internationally. She presents widely at conferences, the most recent include Public Responsibility in Research & Medicine, the Association for Cognitive and Behavior Therapies, and the CMHS National GAINS Center conference.

Research Interests:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with adults and youth in forensic and criminal justice settings
  • Assessment and treatment of self-harm and suicidal behavior in justice-involved residential settings
  • Research ethics and participation with incarcerated youth
  • Teaching and training empirically-based treatment models for complex disorders

Current Grants & Projects:

  • Adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Stalking Offenders
  • Research Participation Among Incarcerated Youth
  • Reconceptualizing Minimal Risk Research with Vulnerable Populations
  • Development & Validation of the Suicide & Self-harm Screen for Youth in Residential Settings
  • Development of program accreditation standards for DBT 
  • Criminal justice content and focus in U.S. social work curricula
  • Program Development: Bureau of Prisons Crisis Prevention Program

Selected Publications & Presentations:

Book Chapters

Ivanoff, A., & Blythe, B. (in press). Ethical practice across the research process. In R.M. Grinnell & Y.A. Unrau (Eds.), Social work research and evaluation: Quantitative and qualitative approaches (9th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Ivanoff, A., & Schmidt III, H. (in press). Treating self-injurious and suicidal behavior in residential settings. In A. R. Roberts (Ed.), Social workers desk reference (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Ivanoff, A., Blythe, B., & Walters, B. (2008). The conduct of ethical research. In R.M. Grinnell & Y.A. Unrau (Eds.), Social work research and evaluation: Quantitative and qualitative approaches (8th ed.) (pp. 29-59). New York: Oxford University Press.

Schmidt III, H., & Ivanoff, A. (2007). Behavioral prescriptions for treating self-injurious behavior in correctional settings. In O. Theinhaus & M. Piasecki (Eds.), Correctional psychiatry: Practice guidelines and strategies, (pp. 7-1 – 7-23). Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.

Ivanoff, A., Manuel, J., & Schmidt III, H. (2007). Borderline personality disorder. In B. Thyer & J. Wodarski, (Eds.), Handbook of Empirical Social Work Practice, (2nd ed.), (pp. 503-523). New York: Wiley

Ivanoff, A., Smyth, N. J., & Dulmus, K. (2007). Preparing social workers for practice in correctional settings. In A. R. Roberts (Ed.), Social work in juvenile and criminal justice settings, (3rd ed.). Springfield, IL: C.C. Thomas.

McCann, R., Ivanoff, A., Schmidt III, H., & Beach, B. (2007). DBT in highly restricted and long term settings. In L. Dimeff, K. Koemer & C. Sanderson (Eds.), Adaptations of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. New York: Guilford Press.

Ivanoff, A., & Schmidt III, H. (2006). Reducing suicidal behaviors in custodial settings: Meeting administrative challenges. In G. Dear (Ed.), Preventing suicide and other self-harm in prison (pp. 88-99). London: Palgrave-MacMillan.

Journal Articles

Ivanoff, A., & Schmidt, III, H. (in press). Functional Assessment in forensic settings: A valuable tool for preventing and treating egregious behavior. Journal of Cognitive Psychotheraphy.

Ivanoff, A., & Schmidt III, H. (under review). Adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy for juvenile offenders in residential care: The integrated treatment model.

Mathieu, M. M., Pena, J. B., Lewis, S. J., Ivanoff, A., Conroy, K., Blythe, B., & Knox, K. L. (under review).  Symptoms of disaster related distress among social workers in New York and Boston within one month after September 11th. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

Rosenfeld, B., Galietta, M., Ivanoff, A., Garcia-Mansilla, A., Munoz, R., Fava, J., Fineran, V., & Green, D. (2007). Dialectical behavior therapy for the treatment of stalking offenders. Journal of International Forensic Mental Health, 6(2), 95-103.

Matthieu, M., Lewis, S. J., Ivanoff, A., & Conroy, K. (2007). School of social work disaster response following the World Trade Center disaster:  MSW student and field instructor perspectives. Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention, 7(2), 115-126.

Matthieu, M. M, Conroy, K., Lewis, S., Ivanoff, A., & Robertson-Blackmore, E. (2007) Student perspectives on the impact of the World Trade Center disaster:  A longitudinal qualitative study. Social Work Research, 31(2), 121-126.

Matthieu, M., Ivanoff, A., Conroy, K., & Lewis, S. (2006). Social work field instructors in New York City after 9/11: Impact and needs resulting from the World Trade Center disaster. The Clinical Supervisor, 25, (1/2) 23-42.

Matthieu, M., & Ivanoff, A. (2006). Using stress theory in clinical practice: Assessments of coping perceptions after the World Trade Center Disaster. Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention, 6(4), 337-348.

Ivanoff, A., & Matthieu, M. (2006) Treatment of human-caused trauma: Attrition in the adult outcomes research. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21, 1-12.

Golder, S., & Ivanoff, A. (2005). Evidence-based practice with adults in jails and prisons: Strategies, practices and future directions. Best Practices in Mental Health: An International Journal, 9(2), 100-132.

Selected Presentations

Ivanoff, A., & Terrell, D. (2009, November). Proposed programming: Crisis prevention skills for the federal pretrial detainees. Presented at the Criminal Justice Advisory Group of the U.S. Courts, Southern District of New York.

Ivanoff, A. (2009, November). Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Comprehensive, principle-driven treatment for complex disorders. Paper presented at the Annual Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention. New York, NY.

Ivanoff, A., Schmidt III, H., Nammack, H., & Mboob, M. (2009, November).   Research participation among incarcerated adolescents: pilot study. Poster presentation at the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies Annual Convention, New York, NY.

Ivanoff, A., & Schmidt, H.III (July, 2009). Clinical treatment targeting in mental health: Bringing order to complex dysfunction.  Paper presented at the National Commission on Correctional Health Care Mental Health Conference, Seattle, WA.

Schmidt III, H., & Ivanoff A. (July, 2009). Addressing specialized needs of juvenile offenders: The Washington State Integrated Treatment Model.  Paper presented at the National Commission on Correctional Health Care Mental Health Conference, Seattle, WA.

Ivanoff, A. (2008, November).  Addressing self-injurious and suicidal behaviors in prison: Toward effective assessment and intervention. Invited plenary workshop presented at the Idaho State Department of Corrections Clinical Treatment Conference, Boise, ID.

Ivanoff, A. (2008, November).  Facilitating productive researcher-IRB relationships in social, behavioral and educational research. Invited plenary presented at the Annual Meeting of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research, Orlando, FL.

Ivanoff, A. (2008, November). Into the matrix:  Wrestling with the concept of vulnerability in research. Invited workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research, Orlando, FL.