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Brandon Gaudiano, Ph.D.


ASSociate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research), alpert medical school of brown university

Research Psychologist, Butler Hospital

Saint Vincent College, B.S. (1999)
Drexel University, Ph.D. (2004)
Clinical Internship - Brown University (2004)
Postdoctoral Fellowship - Brown University (2006)

Brown University Research Website

Research Interests

Dr. Gaudiano's research involve: 1) developing and testing novel treatments for severe mental illness and mood disorders; 2) using technology to extend the reach of traditional treatments. His other professional interests include: cognitive-behavioral therapies, acceptance/mindfulness-based therapies, psychotic-spectrum disorders, unipolar and bipolar mood disorders, evidence-based practices in psychology, and pseudoscience in mental health.


Editor, Incorporating Mindfulness and Acceptance into the Treatment of Psychosis: Current Trends and Future Directions (Oxford University Press)

Associate Editor, Wiley's Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology


Associate Editor, Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, Practice

Editorial Board, Clinical Psychology Review

Selected Publications

Wenze, S. J., Gaudiano, B. A., Weinstock, L. M., Tezanos, K. M., & Miller, I. W. (2015). Adjunctive psychosocial intervention following hospital discharge for patients with bipolar disorder and comorbid substance use: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Psychiatry Research, 228, 516-525.

Gaudiano, B. A., Busch, A. M., Wenze, S. J., Nowlan, K., Epstein-Lubow, G., & Miller, I. W. (2015). Acceptance-based behavior therapy for depression with psychosis: Results from a pilot randomized controlled feasibility trial. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 21, 320-333.

Gaudiano, B. A., Moitra, E., Ellenberg, S., & Armey, M. F. (2015). The promises and challenges of ecological momentary assessment in schizophrenia: Development of an initial experimental protocol. Healthcare, 3, 556-573. doi:10.3390/healthcare3030556

Gaudiano, B. A., & Miller, I. W. (2013). Self-stigma and treatment-related beliefs in depressed patients in a hospital setting. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 59, 586-591.

Gaudiano, B. A., & Miller, I. W. (2013). The evidence-based practice of psychotherapy: Facing the challenges that lie ahead. Clinical Psychology Review, 33, 813-824.

Gaudiano, B. A., Nowlan, K., Brown, L. A., Epstein-Lubow, G., & Miller, I. W. (2013). An open trial of an acceptance-based behavioral psychotherapy for major depression with psychotic features. Behavior Modification, 37, 324-355.

Bach, P., Gaudiano, B. A., Hayes, S. C., & Herbert, J. D. (2013). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for psychosis: Intent to treat hospitalization outcome and mediation by believability. Psychosis: Psychological, Social, and Integrative Approaches, 5, 166-174.

Khoury, B., Lecomte, T., Gaudiano, B. A., & Paquin, K. (2013). Mindfulness interventions for psychosis: A meta-analysis. Schizophrenia Research, 150, 176-184.

Herbert, J. D., Gaudiano, B. A., & Forman, E. M. (2013). The importance of theory in cognitive behavior therapy: A perspective of contextual behavioral science. Behavior Therapy, 44, 580-591.

Gaudiano, B. A., & Zimmerman, M. (2013). Prevalence of attenuated psychotic symptoms and their relationship with DSM-IV diagnoses in a general psychiatric outpatient clinic. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 74, 149–155.

Gaudiano, B. A., Hughes, J. A., & Miller, I. W. (2013). Patients' treatment expectancies in clinical trials of antidepressants versus psychotherapy for depression: A study using hypothetical vignettes. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 54, 28–33.

Gaudiano, B. A., Brown, L. A., & Miller, I. W. (2011). Let your intuition be your guide? Individual differences in the evidence-based practice attitudes of psychotherapists. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 17, 628-634.

Gaudiano, B. A., Herbert, J. D., & Hayes, S. C. (2010). Is it the symptom or the relation to it? Investigating potential mediators of change in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for psychosis. Behavior Therapy, 41, 543-554.

Gaudiano, B. A., & Zimmerman, M. (2010). Evaluation of evidence for the psychotic subtyping of post-traumatic stress disorder. British Journal of Psychiatry, 197, 326-327.

Gaudiano, B. A., Dalrymple, K. L., & Zimmerman, M. (2009). Prevalence and clinical characteristics of psychotic versus nonpsychotic major depression in a general psychiatric outpatient clinic. Depression and Anxiety, 26, 54-64.

Gaudiano, B. A., & Herbert, J. D. (2006). Acute treatment of inpatients with psychotic symptoms using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Pilot results. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 415-437.

Gaudiano, B. A., & Miller, I. W. (2006). Patients’ expectancies, the alliance in pharmacotherapy, and treatment outcomes in Bipolar Disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 671-676.

Gaudiano, B. A. (2005). Cognitive behavior therapies for psychotic disorders: Current empirical status and future directions. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 12, 33-50.