Dr. Vannicelli has written extensively about treatment outcome, group psychotherapy, women’s issues, life transitions, ACOAs and alternative treatments for drinking problems. In addition, she has written many articles about how the therapist uses herself clinically (including the use of countertransference). Selected published articles are listed below.
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Selected Research and
Clinical Outcome Studies
Vannicelli M, Pfau B, Ryback R. Data attrition in follow-up studies of alcoholics. J Stud Alcohol 1976; 37:1325-1330.
Vannicelli M, Washburn S, Scheff BJ, Longabaugh R. A comparison of experimental and usual patients in a psychiatric day center. J Consult Clin Psych 1978; 46:87-93.
Vannicelli M. Impact of aftercare in the treatment of alcoholics: a cross-lagged panel analysis. J Stud Alcohol 1978; 39:1875-1886.
Vannicelli M, Washburn S, Scheff BJ. Partial hospitalization-better but why and for whom? J Community Psychol 1978; 6:337-365.
Scida J, Vannicelli M. Sex role conflict and women’s drinking. J Stud Alcohol 1979; 40:28-44.
Vannicelli M. Treatment contracts in an inpatient alcoholism treatment center. J Stud Alcohol 1979; 40:457-471.
Vannicelli M, Shaak M, Nahor A. Non-transitional residential care: a two-year follow-up of a successful community. Am J Orthopsychiat 1979; 49:522-526?
Vannicelli M, Washburn S. Family attitudes toward mental health: immutable with respect to time, treatment setting and outcome. Am J Orthopsychiat 1980; 50:151-155?
Vannicelli M, Gingerich S. Family problems related to the treatment and outcome of alcoholic patients. Brit J Addict 1983; 78:193-204.
Vannicelli M. Treatment outcome of alcoholic women: a methodological approach to the state of the art. Proceedings of the Third Annual National Conference for Nurse Educators on Alcohol and Drug Abuse; 1983.
Rosenthal R, Blank P, and Vannicelli M. Speaking to and about patients: predicting therapists’ tone of voice. J Consult Clin Psych 1984; 52:679-686.
Vannicelli M, Nash L. Effect of sex bias on women’s studies on alcoholism. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 1984; 8:334- 336
Vannicelli M, Hamilton G. Sex-role values and bias in alcohol treatment personnel. Advances in Alcohol and Substance Abuse 1984; 4:57-68.
Vannicelli M. Treatment outcome of alcoholic women: The state of the art in relation to sex bias and expectancy effects. In: Wilsnack S and Beckman L, editors. Alcohol problems in women: Antecedents, causes, and intervention. New York, Guilford Press; 1984. p. 369-412.
Blanck P, Rosenthal R, Vannicelli M, Lee T. Therapists’ tone of voice: descriptive, psychometric interactional, and competence analyses. J Soc Clin Psychol 1986; 4:154-178.
Selected Clinical Papers
Vannicelli M. Group therapy with alcoholics: Special techniques. J Stud Alcohol 1982; 43:17-37.
Vannicelli M, Canning D, Griefen M. Group therapy with alcoholics: A group case study. Int J Group Psychoth 1984; 34:133-153.
Vannicelli M. Barriers to treatment for alcoholic women. Substance and Alcohol Actions/Misuse 1984; 5:29-37.
Smith L, Vannicelli M. Co-leader termination in an outpatient alcohol treatment group. Group 1985; 9:49-56.
Griefen M, Vannicelli M, Canning D. Treatment contracts in long term groups with alcoholic clients. Group 1985; 9:43-48.
Vannicelli M. Group work with alcoholic couples. Group 1987; 11:247-257.
Vannicelli M. Group therapy aftercare for alcoholic patients. Int J Group Psychoth 1988; 38:337-353.
Vannicelli, M. Dilemmas and countertransference considerations in group psychotherapy with ACOAS. Int J Group Psychoth 1991; 41:295-312.
Vannicelli M. Leader dilemmas and countertransference issues in group psychotherapy with substance abuses. Int Group Psychoth 2001; 51 43-62.
Vannicelli M. Moderation training for problem drinkers: Treatment techniques and clinical considerations. Cogn Behav Pract 2001; 8:53-61.
Vannicelli M. A dualistic model for group treatment of alcohol problems: abstinence-based treatment for alcoholics, moderation training for problem drinkers. Int J Group Psychoth 2002; 52:189-214.
Vannicelli M. Commentary on therapist Initiated termination. Int J Group Psychoth 2005; 55:311-15.
Vannicelli M. Effective management of substance abuse issues in psychodynamic group psychotherapy. In: Kleinberg J, editor. The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Group Psychotherapy. New York, John Wiley & Sons; 2012.
Vannicelli, M. Supervising the beginning group leader in inpatient and partial hospital settings. Int J Group Psychoth 2014; 64(2):145-63.
Vannicelli, M. Managing substance issues in groups not specifically for substance abusers. In: Motherwell L and Shay J, editors. Complex dilemmas in group psychotherapy. New York: Brunner-Rutledge 2014; 143-53.
Vannicelli, M. Groups in partial hospital settings. In Haen C & Aronson S, editors. The handbook of child and adolescent group therapy. New York: Routledge 2017; 240-52.