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L.A.R. Stein, Ph.D.


Department of Psychology

Cancer Prevention Research Center

University of Rhode Island


Director of Research

Rhode Island Training School


Founder, Juvenile Forensic Psychology Post-Doctoral

  Training Program

Adjunct Professor

Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Brown University



Curriculum Vitae




Original Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals


1. Stein, L. A. R., Graham, J. R., & Williams, C. L. (1995). Detecting Fake-Bad MMPI-A Profiles. Journal of Personality Assessment, 65(3), 415-427. PMID: 16367708

2. McNulty, J. L., Graham, J. R., Ben-Porath, Y. S., & Stein, L. A. R. (1997). Comparative Validity of MMPI-2 Scores of African American and Caucasian Mental Health Center Clients. Psychological Assessment, 9, 464-470.

3. Stein, L. A. R., McClinton, B. K., & Graham, J. R. (1998). Long-Term Stability of MMPI-A Validity, Clinical, Content, Supplementary, and PSY-Scales. Journal of Personality Assessment, 70, 103-08. PMID: 9615426

4. Stein, L. A. R., & Graham, J. R. (1999). Detecting Fake-Good MMPI-A Profiles in a Correctional Facility. Psychological Assessment, 11, 386-395.

5. Stein, L. A. R., Graham, J. R., Ben-Porath, Y. S., & McNulty, J. L. (1999). Using the MMPI-2 to Detect Substance Abuse in an Outpatient Mental Health Setting. Psychological Assessment, 11, 94-100.

6. McGrath, R. E., Pogge, D., Stein, L. A. R., Graham, J. R., Zaccario, M., & Piacentini, T. (2000). Development of an Infrequency-Psychopathology Scale for the MMPI-A: The F(p)-A Scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 74, 282-295. PMID: 10879356

7. Stein, L. A. R., & Graham, J. R. (2001). Use of the MMPI-A to Detect Substance Abuse in a Juvenile Correctional Setting. Journal of Personality Assessment, 77, 508-523.

8. Graham, J. R., Barthlow, D. L., Stein, L. A. R., Ben-Porath, Y. S., & McNulty, J.L. (2002). Assessing General Maladjustment With the MMPI-2. Journal of Personality Assessment, 78, 334-347. PMID: 12067197

9. Stein, L. A. R., Colby, S. M., O’Leary, T., Monti, P. M., Rohsenow, D., Spirito, A., Riggs, S., & Barnett, N. P. (2002). Response Distortion in Adolescents Who Smoke: A Pilot Study. Journal of Drug Education, 32(4), 271-286. PMCID: PMC2867081

10. Stein, L. A. R., & Lebeau-Craven, R. (2002). Motivational Interviewing and Relapse Prevention for DWI: A Pilot Study. Journal of Drug Issues, 32(4), 1051-1070. PMCID: PMC2871705

11. Lebeau-Craven, R., Stein, L. A. R., Barnett, N., Colby, S., Smith, J., & Canto, A. (2003). Prevalence of Alcohol and Drug Use in an Adolescent Training Facility. Substance Use and Misuse, 38, 825-834. PMCID: PMC2860866

12. Mello, M. J., Woolard, R. H., Nirenberg, T., Becker, B., Baird, J., Longabaugh, R., & Stein, L. A. R. (2005). Emergency Department Brief Motivational Interventions for Alcohol With Motor Vehicle Crash Patients. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 45(6), 620-625. PMCID: PMC2754120

13. Slavet, J., Stein, L. A. R., Moroney-Klein, J., Colby, S., Barnett, N., & Monti, P. (2005). Piloting the Family Check-Up with Incarcerated Adolescents and Their Parents. Psychological Services, 2, 123-132. PMCID: PMC2743104

14. Stein, L. A. R., & Graham, J. R. (2005). Ability of Substance Abusers to Escape Detection on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A) in a Juvenile Correctional Facility. Assessment, 12(1), 28-39. PMCID: PMC2860861

15. Stein, L. A. R., Lebeau-Craven, R., Martin, R., Barnett, N. P., Colby, S. M., Golembeske, C., & Penn, J. (2005). Use of the Adolescent SASSI in a Juvenile Correctional Setting. Assessment, 12, 384-394. PMCID: PMC2862452

16. Penn, J. V., Esposito, C., Stein, L. A. R., Lacher-Katz, M., & Spirito, A. (2006). Juvenile Correctional Workers’ Perceptions of Suicide Risk Factors and Mental Health Issues of Incarcerated Juveniles. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 11(4), 333-346. PMCID: PMC2756687

17. Rosengard, C., Stein, L. A. R., Barnett, N. P., Monti, P. M., Golembeske, C., & Lebeau-Craven, R. (2006). Co-Occurring Sexual Risk and Substance Use Behaviors Among Incarcerated Adolescents. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 12(4), 279-287. PMCID: PMC2743101

18. Slavet, J., Stein, L. A. R., Colby, S., Barnett, N., Monti, P., Golembeske, C., & Lebeau-Craven, R. (2006). The Marijuana Ladder: Measuring Motivation to Change Marijuana Use in Incarcerated Adolescents. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 83, 42-48. PMCID: PMC2754131

19. Stein, L. A. R., Colby, S. M., Barnett, N. P., Monti, P. M., Golembeske, C., & Lebeau-Craven, R. (2006). Effects of Motivational Interviewing for Incarcerated Adolescents on Driving Under the Influence After Release. American Journal of Addictions, 15, 50-57. PMCID: PMC2754141

20. Stein, L. A. R., Colby, S. M., Barnett, N. P., Monti, P. M., Golembeske, C., Lebeau-Craven, R., & Miranda, R. (2006). Enhancing Substance Abuse Treatment Engagement in Incarcerated Adolescents. Psychological Services, 3, 25-34. PMCID: PMC2898284

21. Stein, L. A. R., Katz, B., Colby, S. M., Barnett, N. P., Golembeske, C., Lebeau-Craven, R., & Monti, P. M. (2006). Validity and Reliability of the Alcohol Expectancy
Questionnaire-Adolescent, Brief.
Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 16(2), 115-125. PMCID: PMC2836596

22. Baird, J., Longabaugh, R., Lee, C., Nirenberg, T., Woolard, R., Mello, M., Becker, B., Carty, K., Minugh, A., Stein, L. A. R., Clifford, P., & Gogineni, A. (2007). Treatment Completion in a Brief Motivational Intervention in the Emergency Department:  The Effect of Multiple Interventions and Therapists’ Behavior.  Alcoholism:  Clinical and Experimental Research, 31(S3), 71S – 75S. PMCID: PMC2728218

23. Lee, C. S., Longabaugh, R., Baird, J., Stein, L. A. R., Woolard, B., Mello, M., Nirenberg, T., Becker, B., Carty, K., Clifford, P., & Gogineni, A. (2007).  Do Patient Intervention Ratings Predict Alcohol-Related Consequences? Addictive Behaviors, 32(12), 3136-3141. PMCID: PMC2847830

24. Rosengard, C., Stein, L. A. R., Barnett, N. P., Monti, P. M., Golembeske, C., Lebeau-Craven, R., & Miranda, R. (2007). Randomized Clinical Trial of Motivational Enhancement of Substance Use Treatment Among Incarcerated Adolescents: Post-Release Condom Non-Use.  Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, 8(2), 45-64. PMCID: PMC2756690

25. Esposito-Smythers, C., Penn, J. V., Stein, L. A. R., Latcher-Katz, M., & Spirito, A. (2008). A Test of Problem Behavior and Self-Medication Theories in Incarcerated Adolescent Males. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 17(4), 41-56. PMCID: PMC2818064

26. Torrealday, O., Stein, L.A.R., Barnett, N., Golembeske, C., Lebeau, R., Colby, S. M., & Monti, M.  (2008). Validation of the Marijuana Effect Expectancy Questionnaire-Brief.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 17(4), 1-17. NIHMSID: NIHMS134915

27.Stein, L.A.R., Minugh, P.A., Longabaugh, R., Wirtz, P., Baird, J., Nirenberg, T.D., Woolard, R.F., Carty, K., Lee, C., Mello, M., Becker, B., & Gogineni, A.  (2009).  Effects of Brief Motivational Intervention on Alcohol-Related Consequences for Hazardous Drinkers Found in the Emergency Department:  Impact of Readiness to Change as Treatment Mediator.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23(2), 185-195. PMCID: PMC2754149

28. Woolard, R., Baird, J., Mello, M., Lee, C., Harington, M., Nirenberg, T., Becker, B., Stein, L.A.R. & Longabaugh, R. (2009). Injuries, Negative Consequences and Risk Behaviors Among Both Injured and Uninjured Emergency Department Patients who Admit to Using Alcohol and Marijuana.  Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock, 2(1), 23-28. PMCID: PMC2700582

29. Colby, S. M., Leventhal, A. M., Brazil, L., Lewis-Esquerre, J., Stein, L.A.R., Rohsenow, D. J., Monti, P. M., & Niaura, R. S. (2010). Smoking Abstinence and Reinstatement Effects in Adolescent Cigarette Smokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12, 19-28. PMCID: PMC2902909

30. Fernandez, A., Wood, M., Stein, L.A.R., & Rossi, J. (2010).  Validating a measure of mindfulness in substance-using college students.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24(4), 608-616.  PMCID:  PMC21198223

31. Li, S, Dove, D, Van Den Berg, J, Lopez, R, Audet, D, Morrow, K, Stein LAR & Rosengard, C. (2010). Sexual health learning and partner communication about sexually transmitted disease/HIV risk: Incarcerated adolescents’ perspectives (Abstract). " Journal of Adolescent Health, 46(2):S64.

32. Stein, L. A. R., Lebeau, R., Clair, M., Rossi, J., Martin, R. & Golembeske, C. (2010). Validation of a measure to assess alcohol- and marijuana-related risks and consequences among incarcerated adolescents.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 109(1-3), 104-113.  PMCID: PMC2875287

33. Clair, M., Stein, L. A. R., Martin, R., Barnett, N. P., Colby, S. M., Monti, P. M., Golembeske, C. & Lebeau, R.,  (2011). Motivation to change alcohol use and treatment engagement in incarcerated youth. Addictive Behaviors, 36(6), 674-680.  NIHMSID: NIHMS275939

34. Clarke, JG, Martin, RM, Stein, LAR, Lopes, CE, Mello, J, Friedmann, P & Bock , B (2011).  Working Inside for Smoking Elimination (Project W.I.S.E.) study design and rationale to prevent return to smoking after release from a smoke free prison. BMC Public Health, 11:767.  PMCID:  PMC21974746

35. Stein, L.A.R., Colby, S., Barnett, N.P., Lebeau, R., Monti, P. Golembeske, C. (2011).  Motivational interviewing for incarcerated adolescents: Effects of depressive symptoms on reducing alcohol and marijuana use after release.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72(3), 497–506.  NIHMSID: NIHMS287389

36. Stein, L.A.R., Lebeau, R., Clair, M., Colby, S., Barnett, N.P., Monti, P. Golembeske, C. (2011). Motivational interviewing to reduce substance-related consequences: Effects for incarcerated adolescents with depressed mood.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 118(2-3), 475-478.  PMCID:  PMC21531089

37. Stein, L.A.R., Lebeau, R., Clair, M., Martin, R., Bryant, M., Storti, S. & Monti, P.  (2011). A web-based study of GHB:  Patterns and reasons for use.  American Journal on the Addictions, 20(1), 30-39.  PMCID: PMC3065821

38. Tolou-shams, M., Houck, C., Conrad, S.M., Tarantino, N., Stein, L.A.R., & Brown, L.K.  (2011).  HIV prevention of juvenile drug court offenders:  A randomized controlled trial focusing on affect management. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 17(3), 226-232. PMCID: PMC3445619

39. Clarke, JG, Gold, MA, Simon, RE, Roberts, MB & Stein, LAR (2012).  Motivational Interviewing with Computer Assistance as an intervention to empower women to make contraceptive choices while incarcerated: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trialTrials, 13:101.  PMCID:  PMC3487955

40. Friedmann PD, Hoskinson R, Gordon M, Schwartz R, Kinlock T, Knight K, Flynn PM, Welsh WN, Stein LAR, Sacks S, O’Connell DJ, Knudsen HK, Shafer MS, Hall E, Frisman LK for the MAT Working Group of CJ-DATS (2012).  Medication-assisted treatment in criminal justice agencies affiliated with the Criminal Justice-Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS):  Availability, barriers & intentions. Substance Abuse, 33(1), 9-18.  PMCID:  PMC22263709

41. Reavy, R., Stein, L. A. R., Paiva, A., Quina, K., & Rossi, J. S. (2012). Validation of the delinquent activities scale for incarcerated adolescents. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 875-879.  PMCID:PMC3356453

42. Rosengard, C., Tannis, C., Dove, D. C., van den Berg, J., Lopez, R., Morrow, K., & Stein, L. A. R. (2012). Family and other sources of sexual health information, main messages, and sexual behavior of at-risk, urban adolescents. American Journal of Health Education, 43(2), 83-92.  DOI:  10.1080/19325037.2012.10599223.

43. Spas, J, Ramsey, S, Paiva, AL & Stein, LAR (2012).  All might have won, but not all have the prize: Optimal treatment for substance abuse among adolescents with conduct problems.  Substance Abuse, 6, 141–155.  PMCID: PMC3498967

44. Stein, L.A.R., Clair, M., Lebeau, R., Prochaska, J.O., Rossi, J. S. & Swift, J. (2012).  Facilitating grant proposal-writing in health behaviors for university faculty:  A descriptive study.  Health Promotion Practice, 13(1), 71-80.  PMCID:  PMC21444921

45. Stein LAR, Lebeau R, Clair M, Martin R, Bryant M & Storti S. (2012). Preliminary web-based measures development for GHB: Expectancies, functions, and withdrawal. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 38(2): 121-129.  PMCID:  PMC22175869

46. Clarke, J. G., Stein, L. A. R., Martin, R. A., Martin, S. A., Parker, D., Lopes, C. E., McGovern, A. R., Simon, R., Roberts, M., Friedman, P., Bock, B. (in press).  Forced abstinence:  Not enough for smoking cessation.  Journal of the American Medical Association-Internal Medicine.  PMCID:  To Be Announced.

47. Reavy, R., Stein, L.A.R., Quina, K., & Paiva, A. (in press).  Assessing Conduct Disorder: A new measurement approach.  Journal of Correctional Healthcare.  PMCID:  To Be Announced.

48. Soenksen, S., Stein, L.A.R., Brown, J., Stengel, J., Rossi, J. & Lebeau, R. (in press).  Cannabis withdrawal among detained adolescents:  Exploring the impact of nicotine and race.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse.  PMCID:  To Be Announced.


Books and Book Chapters

1. Butcher, J. N., Ben-Porath, Y. S., Shondrick, D. D., Stafford, K. P., McNulty, J. L., Graham, J. R., Stein, L. A. R., Whitworth, R. H., & McBlaine, D. D. (2000). Cultural and subcultural factors in MMPI-2 interpretation. In J. N. Butcher (Ed.), Basic sources on the MMPI-2 (pp. 501-536). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

2. Stein, L. A. R., Hesselbrock, V., & Bukstein, O. (2008). Disruptive behavior disorders (conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder) and adolescent substance abuse. In Y. Kaminer & O. G. Bukstein (Eds.), Adolescent substance abuse: Psychiatric comorbidity & high risk behaviors (pp. 163-180). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

3. Stein, L. A. R., & Rogers, R. (2008). Misreporting of substance abuse. In R. Rogers (Ed.), Clinical assessment of malingering and deception (3rd ed.; chapter 6; pp. 87-108). NY: Guilford Press.

4. Stein, L.A.R. (2010).  Motivational Interviewing for substance-abusing youth in the justice system.  In S. Naar-King & M. Suarez (Eds.) and Miller, W. & Rollnick, S. (Co-Eds.), Motivational Interviewing with adolescents and families.  NY:  Guilford Press.


Sampling of Presentations and Conferences


Invited Expert Panelist

Treatment of Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders for Adolescents Involved in the Juvenile Justice System (Chair:  R. Muck, M. Ed.); co-sponsors:  Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) & the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); Rockville, Maryland, 2006.

New Directions RI:  A Public Safety & Health Approach to Drug Policy (Chair:  B. Brockman, Esq.); co-sponsors:  Center for Prisoner Health & Human Rights, Drug Policy Alliance; Providence, RI, 2012.




Rosengard, C., Morrow, K., Dove, D., Stein, L. A. R., Lopez, R., Audet, D., & Stein, M. (2007, April).  Association between substance use and sexual risk among incarcerated adolescents: The role of partner type, relationship stage, and reasons for condom non-use.  Poster presented at the 2007 Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness (JMATE).  Washington, DC.

Pasupuleti, R., Lebeau, R., Clair, M., White, B., & Spas, J. (November, 2009). Incarcerated adolescents: Treatment, Training and Research. Symposium session (Chair: LAR Stein; Discussant: S. Little), Proceedings from the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Clair, M., Stein, L.A.R., Lebeau, R., Martin, R., & Golembeske, C. (August, 2011). Ethnicity as a moderator of Motivational Interviewing for incarcerated adolescents. American Psychological Association Annual conference (Division 45-Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues), Washington, D.C.

Lamb, A., Dove, D. C., van den Berg, J. V., Lopez, R., Stein, L. A. R., Rosengard, C. (August, 2011). Psychiatric distress, sexual risk behaviors, and substance use among incarcerated adolescents. To be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Stein, LAR, Signore, A., Martin, R., Lebeau, R. et al (June, 2011). A Group Process Questionnaire for Incarcerated Youth: Validity for Coding Individual-Level Behaviors in Substance Treatment. Research Society on Alcoholism Annual conference, Atlanta, GA.

Martin, RM, Stein, LAR, Clair, M & Hurlbut, W (2012, October).  Treating Risky HIV Behaviors in Incarcerated Adolescents.  The 140th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Prendergast, M., Welsh, W., Melnick, G., Stein, L.A.R. & Duvall, J.  (2012, October). Influence of Organizational and Staff Characteristics on Success in Implementing Process Improvement Goals in Correctional Treatment Settings:  A Preliminary Analysis.  Addiction Health Services Meeting, New York, NY.


Invited Presentations


"Discrepancies in Reported Teen Behaviors during Intervention for an Alcohol-Related Emergency Room Visit:” NIAAA, Indianapolis, IN, December 1999; National.

"Preliminary Findings of a Randomized Clinical Trial in a Juvenile Correctional Setting:” NIDA, Rockville, MD, December 2004; National.

"Description and Preliminary Findings of Two Brief Interventions for Incarcerated Adolescents (In symposium, Cutting-Edge Treatment for Adolescent Substance Abuse, M. W. Racioppo, Chair):” AACAP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October, 2005; National.

"The Continuum of Care for Incarcerated Juveniles (In panel, Research on Adolescent Continuing Care Across the Service Spectrum: Implications for Practice, M. Godley, Chair):” NIDA/NIAAA/CSAT Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness, Washington, DC, March, 2006; National.

"Assessing and Treating Mental Health, Substance Use, and Related Critical Issues in Justice-Involved Adolescents" (Chair and Discussant):” Panel presentation, NIDA/NIAAA/CSAT Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness, Washington, DC, April, 2007; National.

"Drug Using Justice-Involved Adolescents:  What Do We Know and What’s Next to Advance the Field?  (Chair):” Panel presentation, College of Problems on Drug Dependence, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June, 2008; International.

"Adolescent Drug Abuse Treatment with Focus on Motivational Interviewing for Justice-Involved Adolescents,” Psychology Dept., University of North Texas, Denton, TX, September, 2008; Local.

"Motivational Interviewing for Incarcerated Adolescents:  Effects on Reducing Alcohol and Marijuana Use,” Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, July, 2010; Local.

"Research in Juvenile Justice Settings: Overview, Findings, and Future Directions," Grand Rounds, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI, November 16, 2012; Local.