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Patrick M. Flynn

Saul B. Sells Chair of Psychology Direct: 817.257.7226
BA Gannon College MA West Virginia College Ph.D. University of Miami

Research Interests

My primary area of interest is in behavioral health services research and evaluating and improving treatment strategies that target reductions in drug abuse, related mental health and social problems, as well as other significant public health risks—especially HIV/AIDS and other infections among at-risk populations. My past research has focused on the effectiveness and benefits of substance abuse treatment, and included clinical assessment, questionnaire development, and multi-site clinical trials, as well as survey research. Since 1990, when I returned to the research environs, I have been the Project Director/Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Director of national outcome studies funded by the NIH, and a Co-Principal Investigator and key investigator for a number of other treatment studies.  Since joining TCU in the summer of 2000, I have been PI on a NIH/NIDA project designed to develop and implement a treatment cost and organizational monitoring system, and currently am PI on two major NIH/NIDA intervention studies.

Patrick Flynn Website

Recent Publications

Flynn, P. M., & Brown, B. S. (2016). Matching treatment rhetoric—A challenge to policy and programming. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 64, 1-2.

Knight, D. K., Joe, G. W., Crawley, R. D., Becan, J. E., Dansereau, D. F., & Flynn, P. M. (2016). The effectiveness of the Treatment Readiness and Induction Program (TRIP) for improving during-treatment outcomes. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 62, 20-27.

Flynn, P. M., & Brown, B. S. (2015). Misrepresenting the accomplishments of treatment [Invited editorial]. Substance Use & Misuse, 50, 978-980.

Crawley, R. D., Becan, J. E., Knight, D. K., Joe, G. W., & Flynn, P. M. (2015). Predictors of physical altercation among adolescents in residential substance abuse treatment. Deviant Behavior, 36(12), 996-1018.

Knight, D. K., Dansereau, D. F., Becan, J. E., Rowan, G. A., & Flynn, P. M. (2015). Effectiveness of a theoretically-based judgment and decision making intervention for adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 1024-1038.

Landrum, B., Knight, D. K., Becan, J. E., & Flynn, P. M. (2015). To stay or not to stay: Adolescent client, parent, and counselor perspectives on leaving substance abuse treatment early. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 24(6), 344-354.

Teaching and Service Responsibilities

Teaching Responsibilities: I currently direct theses and dissertations and teach directed studies graduate courses for Research Assistants working in the Institute of Behavioral Research.

Service Responsibilities: My primary service commitments are to the NIH as a Chairperson and member of Study Sections for the review of grant applications, to professional journals as a member of Editorial Boards, and as a peer-reviewer for journals that publish papers in my area of interest.