Amy Naugle, Ph.D., LP

Amy Naugle, Ph.D., LP


Amy Naugle, Ph.D. - McCaskill Family Services - AN-3fixDr. Amy Naugle is a clinical psychologist fully licensed in the State of Michigan

Dr. Naugle provides tele- delivery of evidence-based treatments for a variety of concerns including stress and trauma, adjustment issues, difficulties in relationship functioning, and anxiety and depression triggered by life’s challenges. She specializes in the delivery of cognitive-behavioral therapies including Parent Management Training, exposure-based therapies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as other mindfulness and values-based interventions for adolescents and adults.

Dr. Naugle earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina with concentrated work at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center. Dr. Naugle is actively involved in the scientific community and has contributed to a number of research projects exploring the effectiveness of cognitive- behavioral and mindfulness-based interventions. In addition to her clinical work at McCaskill Family Services, Dr. Naugle is a tenured Professor in the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University where she has been actively involved in the clinical and research training and supervision of doctoral students in clinical psychology.

Sample Publications

  • Goetz, D. B., Johnson, E. C. Naugle, A. E., & Borges, L. A. (2020). Alexithymia, state-emotion dysregulation, and eating disorder symptoms: A mediation model. Clinical Psychologist. 
  • Straight, B., Needham, B. L., Onicescu, G., Wanitjirattikal, P., Barkman, R., Root, C., Farman, J., Naugle, A., Lalancette, C., Olungah, C., & Lekalgitele, S. (2019). Prosocial emotion, adolescence, and warfare: DNA methylation associates with culturally salient combat variables. Human Nature, 30, 192-216.
  • Borges, L. M. & Naugle, A. E. (2017). The role of emotion regulation in the classification of personality psychopathology. Personality and Mental Health, doi.org/10.1002/pmh.1390. 
  • Lewis, M. A. & Naugle, A. E. (2017). Measuring experiential avoidance: Evidence toward multidimensional predictors of trauma sequelae. Behavioral Sciences, 7, doi:10.3390/bs7010009
  • Borges, L. M. & Naugle, A. E. (2015). An experimental investigation of the interaction between mood induction task and personality psychopathology on state emotion dysregulation. Behavioral Sciences, 5, 70-92. doi:10.3390/bs5010070
  • Decker, S.E., Jameson, M.T., & Naugle, A.E. (2011). Therapist training in empirically supported treatments: A review of evaluation methods for short- and long-term outcomes. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 38, 254-286.
  • Decker, S. E., Naugle, A. E., Carter-Visscher, R., Bell, K., & Seifert A. (2011). Ethical issues in research on sensitive topics: Participants’ experiences of distress and benefit. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 6, 55-64.
  • Broten, L., Naugle, A. E., Kalata, A. H., & Gaynor, S. T. (2011). Depression and a stepped care model. In C. Draper & W. T. O’Donohue (Eds.), Stepped Care and E-Health, pp.17-44. New York: Springer.
  • Seim, R. W., Spates, C. R., & Naugle, A. E. (2011). Treatment of spasmodic vomiting and lower GI-distress related to travel anxiety. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 4, 30-37.Decker, S. E., & Naugle, A. E. (2009). Immediate intervention for sexual assault: A review with recommendations and implications for practitioners. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 18, 419-441. 
  • Bell, K. M, & Naugle, A. E. (2008). Intimate partner violence theoretical considerations: Moving towards a contextual framework. Clinical Psychology Review. 28, 1096–1107
  • Bell, K. M., & Naugle, A. E. (2005). Understanding stay/leave decisions in violent relationships: A behavior analytic approach. Behavioral and Social Issues, 14, 21-45.
  • Mulick, P. S., & Naugle, A. E. (2004). Behavioral activation for co-morbid PTSD and major depression: A case study. Cognitive & Behavioral Practice, 11, 378-387.
  • Naugle, A. E., & Maher, S. (2003). Modeling and behavioral rehearsal. In W. O’Donohue, J. E. Fisher, & S. C. Hayes (Eds.), Cognitive behavior therapy: Applying empirically supported techniques in your practice. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Naugle, A. E., Resnick, H. S., Gray, M., & Acierno, R. (2002). Treatment for acute stress and PTSD following rape. In J. Petrak & B. Hedge (Eds.), The trauma of sexual assault: Treatment, prevention, and policy. London: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Follette, W. C., Naugle, A. E., & Callaghan, G. M. (1996). A radical behavioral understanding of the therapeutic relationship in effecting change. Behavior Therapy, 27, 623-641.
  • Callaghan, G. M., Naugle, A. E., & Follette, W. C. (1996). Useful constructions of the client-therapist relationship. Psychotherapy, 33, 381-390.

Sample Paper Presentations

  • Lewis, M. M., Naugle, A. E., DiBacco, T. A., Bebus, K., Mann, A. M., Tasker, S., & Scholten, K. (June, 2019). Function over form: Experiential avoidance explains difficulites on two stressful tasks beyond DSM symptoms. Poster session presented at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference 17, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Goetz, D.B., Turgeon, C., Macina, C., Mazzone, L., Good, J., Reeves, M., & Naugle, A. E. (2018, July). Experiential avoidance, attachment anxiety, and emotion dysregulation: A transdiagnostic model of social problem-solving. Poster presentation accepted for presentation at the 16th annual conference of Association for Behavioral and Contextual Sciences, Montreal, Canada
  • Goetz, D. B., Lewis, M. M., & Naugle, A. E. (2017, November). Experiential avoidance and attachment anxiety: A transdiagnostic model of social problem solving skills. Poster accepted for presentation at the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, San Diego, California.
  • Borges, L. M. & Naugle, A. E. (2016, October). Personality traits associated with emotion overcontrol: The role of detachment, propriety, mistrust, and eccentric perceptions. Poster presented at the 50th annual convention of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, New York, NY.
  • Lewis, M. M., Trim, E. E., Chahin, S. S., & Naugle, A. E. (May, 2016). Impact of experiential avoidance and emotion dysregulation on problem behaviors: Testing a mediational model. Poster presented at the 28th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Borges, L. M. & Naugle, A. E. (2015, November). Predicting personality psychopathology: Emotion dysregulation as a transdiagnostic variable. Poster presented at the 49th annual convention of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Chicago, IL.
  • Borges, L. M. & Naugle, A. E. (2015, November). An experimental investigation of the effects of eating disorder symptoms on state emotion dysregulation. Poster presented at the 49th annual convention of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Chicago, IL.
  • Goetz, D. B., Lewis, M. M., Borges, L. M., & Naugle, A. E. (2015, November). This is the worst essay I have ever read: Rejection sensitivity predicts negative affect in response to a social rejection task. Poster presented at the 20th annual convention of the International Society for the Improvement & Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Chicago, IL.
  • Stayton, L.E., & Naugle, A.E. (2015, November). Investigation of a mindfulness based intervention as a stand-alone treatment for victims of interpersonal violence. Poster accepted for presentation at the 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Barrett, M. C., Naugle, A. E., & Spates, R. C. (2014, November).  Beta-Testing of an Interactive Multimedia Computer Program of Exposure Therapy for PTSD. Poster session presented at the Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Forbis, B. L., McManus, E. S., & Naugle, A. E. (2014, November). Ethical considerations in sexual trauma-related research. Poster session presented at the Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Borges, L. M., & Naugle, A. E. (2014, June). A laboratory investigation of emotion regulation: The influence of mood induction and personality psychopathology on emotional responding. Poster presented at the 12th convention of the Association for Contextual Behavior Science in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Borges, L. M & Naugle, A. E. (2013, November). The effects of environmental context on mood induction and emotion regulation behaviors. Paper presented at the 47th convention of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies in Nashville, TN.
  • McManus, E.S., & Naugle, A.E. (November, 2013). The use of sexual risk vignettes to examine decision-making in risky dating situations. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.
  • Adams, T. E. & Naugle, A. E. (February, 2013). The relationship between risky consensual sexual behavior, substance use, and sexual victimization experience in college females. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan, Ypsilanti, MI.
  • Adams, T. E. & Naugle, A. E. (May, 2013). Utilization of the BART to predict sexual risk behavior and sexual victimization. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Jameson, M.T., Decker, S.E., & Naugle, A.E. (May, 2013). Development and testing of an observational coding system to measure adherence to a behavioral activation protocol. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Minneapolis, MN.
  • McManus, E.S. & Naugle, A.E. (May, 2013). Using articulated thoughts in risky dating vignettes to examine decision-making among college women. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Blankenship, A. E., & Naugle, A. E. (May, 2013). Utilizing an analogue to prospectively examine a primary prevention program for posttraumatic stress symptoms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Jameson, M., Decker, S., & Naugle, A.E. (2010, November). Testing the effectiveness of an interactive multi-media behavioral activation program as a training tool for members of the clergy. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.
  • Decker, S., Jameson, M., & Naugle, A.E. (2010, November). Assessment of therapist performance: Initial data from the Behavioral Activation Adherence and Competence Scale. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.
  • Seifert, A. E., Naugle, A. E., Connor, D., & Biedron, L. (2010, November). A prospective investigation of risk and resilience factors associated with posttraumatic stress disorder. Poster presented at the 44th Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.
  • Decker, S.E., Jameson, M.T., & Naugle, A.E. (2009, November). Measuring the success of training: Development of outcome measures for competence in Behavioral Activation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.
  • Carter-Visscher, R. M., & Naugle, A. E. (2007, November). Sexual victimization, risk perception, and response: Structural validity of a behavioral analog measure. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Dietzel, B.J., Naugle, A.E., Hrecnyj, T. and Adams, T. (2007, November). Emotional Skills and Sexual Aggression Among College Males. Paper presented at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies conference, Philadelphia, PA
  • Bratton, B.L., Naugle, A.E., Jennings, M., Decker, S.E.., & Stark, M.A. (2006, November). Mindfulness in Childbirth: An Investigation of the Effects of Mindfulness Training on Maternal Satisfaction with Childbirth and Obstetric Outcomes. Presented at the 40th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Carter-Visscher, R. M., Naugle, A. E., Gualtieri, A., & Maywood, E. (2006, November). Unwanted sexual experiences and risk perception: Preliminary development and content validation of a behavioral analog measure.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.
  • Schultz, J. R., Naugle, A. E., & Fatzinger, D. (2006, November). Treatment of co-morbid methamphetamine substance dependence and borderline personality disorder features using modified DBT. .  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.
  • Schultz, J.R. & Naugle, A.E. (2006, March) Treating Co-Morbid Methamphetamine Abuse and Borderline Personality Disorder Features Using Modified Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Symposium presented at annual meeting of the Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan – Ypsilanti, MI.
  • Bell, K.M., & Naugle, A.E. (2005, November).  Predicting emotion recognition deficits in adulthood:  The role of childhood trauma.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, D.C.
  • Mulick., P., Naugle, A., Jukupcak, M., & McFall, M. (2005, May). Behavioral activation in the treatment of PTSD and depression: A developing line of research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.
  • Gaynor, S. T., Naugle, A. E., & Harris, A. (2005, May). Application of behavioral activation with adolescents. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.
  • Bell, K. M., & Naugle, A. E. (2002, November).  Understanding intimate partner violence: A behavior-analytic approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Reno, NV.
  • Naugle, A. E. (2002, November).  Ending abusive relationships: Methods for improving dating violence intervention and prevention programs.  Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Reno, NV.
  • Naugle, A. E. (1998, November).  Parametric issues in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: New research frontiers.  Panel discussion with W. C. Follette, G. M. Callaghan, & R. J. Kohlenberg at the annual meeting Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Washington, DC.
  • Naugle, A. E. (1998, November).  Supervision in clinical training and outcome settings.  Panel discussion with W. C. Follette, M. K. Dougher, M. E. Addis, & R. J. Kohlenberg at the annual meeting Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Washington, DC.
  • Kilpatrick, D. G., Resnick, H. S., Saunders, B. E., & Naugle, A. E. (1998, November).  Symptoms of PTSD and other mental health outcomes in early and late adolescence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Washington, DC.
  • Follette, W. C., & Naugle, A. E. (1994, November).  Contextual approaches to prevention and intervention strategies with high-risk populations.  Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, San Diego.
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