Bio

Bio


Dr. Matthew Kendra is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Addiction Medicine and Dual Diagnosis Clinic, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of mental disorders and substance use disorders. Dr. Kendra has a special interest in Substance Use Disorders, Addiction, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Smoking Cessation. He is currently Program Director for the Stanford Tobacco Cessation Program, and provides group and individual psychotherapy for substance use, addictive behavior, and dual diagnosis.

Clinical Focus


  • Psychology

Academic Appointments


  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2012 - Present)
  • Member, American Psychological Association (2008 - Present)
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa (2007 - Present)

Professional Education


  • PhD Training: George Mason University (2013) VA
  • Fellowship: Department of Psychiatry (2014) CA
  • Fellowship, Stanford University Medical Center (CA) (2013)
  • Internship: VA Medical Center Palo Alto (2013) CA
  • Internship, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (2012)
  • Ph.D., George Mason University, Clinical Psychology (2013)
  • B.A., Miami University (OH), Psychology (2007)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Stigma, help-seeking, access to mental health services, and substance use

Publications

All Publications


  • Affective Antecedents and Consequences of Revealing and Concealing a Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual Identity JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY Mohr, J. J., Markell, H. M., King, E. B., Jones, K. P., Peddie, C. I., Kendra, M. S. 2019; 104 (10): 1266?82

    View details for DOI 10.1037/apl0000399

    View details for Web of Science ID 000488837300004

  • Smoking Cessation Prescribing and Referral Practices Among Psychiatry Residents. Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry Kleinman, R. A., Kendra, M. S., De Golia, S. G. 2019

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-019-01104-z

    View details for PubMedID 31435900

  • Affective antecedents and consequences of revealing and concealing a lesbian, gay, or bisexual identity. The Journal of applied psychology Mohr, J. J., Markell, H. M., King, E. B., Jones, K. P., Peddie, C. I., Kendra, M. S. 2019

    Abstract

    This study examined affect as it relates to the identity management (IM) experiences of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) workers. We integrate IM theories and evidence (Chaudoir & Fisher, 2010; Pachankis, 2007) within the framework of affective events theory (Weiss & Cropanzano, 1996) to predict relationships among mood, identity management, and emotion at work. LGB participants rated aspects of positive and negative affect each work morning and immediately following IM situations at work over 3 weeks, making it possible to examine within-person changes and next-day consequences of IM. Our results provided little support for the notion that LGB workers' IM behaviors are driven by affect. However, there do appear to be affective consequences of IM behaviors. After concealment, participants experienced diminished positive affect and increased negative affect; in contrast, revealing was associated with increased positive affect and diminished negative affect. Additionally, these immediate affective consequences of identity management continued into the following day for some facets of affect. We examine these findings as they relate to the identity management and affect literatures, thereby building new insights into their intersections. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved).

    View details for PubMedID 30985158

  • Tobacco Cessation in Oncology Care ONCOLOGY Kaiser, E. G., Prochaska, J. J., Kendra, M. S. 2018; 95 (3): 129?37

    View details for DOI 10.1159/000489266

    View details for Web of Science ID 000443721600001

  • PERIOPERATIVE SMOKING CESSATION AND CLINICAL CARE PATHWAY FOR ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY JBJS REVIEWS Truntzer, J., Comer, G., Kendra, M., Johnson, J., Behal, R., Kamal, R. N. 2017; 5 (8): e11

    View details for PubMedID 28832347

  • Satisfaction with substance use treatment and 12-step groups predicts outcomes ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS Kendra, M. S., Weingardt, K. R., Cucciare, M. A., Timko, C. 2015; 40: 27-32

    Abstract

    Satisfaction is a critical component of patient-centered care, yet little is known about the degree to which patient satisfaction is linked to subsequent outcomes, especially in substance use disorder (SUD) treatments and 12-step groups. The current study assessed the degree to which satisfaction with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient SUD treatment and with 12-step groups, both measured at 6 months after treatment initiation, was associated with additional treatment utilization and better substance-related outcomes during the next 6 months, that is, up to 1 year after treatment initiation.Participants were 345 patients entering the VA SUD treatment program.More satisfaction with treatment and with 12-step groups at 6 months was associated with less alcohol use severity and more abstinence at 1 year. More treatment satisfaction was related to less subsequent medical severity, whereas more 12-step group satisfaction was related to less subsequent psychiatric severity. More 12-step group satisfaction was related to subsequent increases in 12-step group attendance and involvement. A single item assessing overall satisfaction appeared best related to subsequent outcomes.Satisfied SUD treatment patients and 12-step mutual help members appeared to have better subsequent service utilization patterns and treatment outcomes. SUD treatments can improve outcomes by monitoring and enhancing patient satisfaction.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.08.003

    View details for Web of Science ID 000344824100005

  • The Stigma of Having Psychological Problems: Relations With Engagement, Working Alliance, and Depression in Psychotherapy PSYCHOTHERAPY Kendra, M. S., Mohr, J. J., Pollard, J. W. 2014; 51 (4): 563-573

    Abstract

    The stigma of having psychological problems is a barrier to seeking mental health treatment, but little research has examined whether this stigma influences the experiences of those in treatment. In a sample of 42 psychotherapy clients, we explored links over the first few sessions between 2 facets of stigma (self-stigma and perceived public stigma) and 3 variables germane to the therapeutic process (depression, working alliance, and engagement). Initial self-stigma (SS) level was positively associated with initial depression, negatively associated with initial working alliance, and unrelated to initial engagement. Initial perceived public stigma (PPS) level was unrelated to initial levels in the 3 outcome variables. Initial SS and PPS levels were both generally unrelated to linear changes in the outcomes over the initial phase of counseling. Relations between stigma and outcome variables often differed within- and between-persons. For example, the association between PPS and engagement was negative at the between-person level but positive at the within-person level. Finally, on average, PPS decreased over the first few sessions but SS remained constant. Such findings may help therapists better understand the role of stigma in their clinical work, and stimulate research examining how to address stigmatization in psychotherapy.

    View details for DOI 10.1037/a0036586

    View details for Web of Science ID 000345453500016

  • Facilitating treatment access and engagement for justice-involved Veterans with substance use disorders Criminal Justice Policy Review Glynn, L. H., Kendra, M. S., Timko, C., Finlay, A. K., Blodgett, J. C., Maisel, N. C., Midboe, A. M., McGuire, J. F., Blonigen, D. M. 2014
  • The stigma of having psychological problems: relations with engagement, working alliance, and depression in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.) Kendra, M. S., Mohr, J. J., Pollard, J. W. 2014; 51 (4): 563?73

    Abstract

    The stigma of having psychological problems is a barrier to seeking mental health treatment, but little research has examined whether this stigma influences the experiences of those in treatment. In a sample of 42 psychotherapy clients, we explored links over the first few sessions between 2 facets of stigma (self-stigma and perceived public stigma) and 3 variables germane to the therapeutic process (depression, working alliance, and engagement). Initial self-stigma (SS) level was positively associated with initial depression, negatively associated with initial working alliance, and unrelated to initial engagement. Initial perceived public stigma (PPS) level was unrelated to initial levels in the 3 outcome variables. Initial SS and PPS levels were both generally unrelated to linear changes in the outcomes over the initial phase of counseling. Relations between stigma and outcome variables often differed within- and between-persons. For example, the association between PPS and engagement was negative at the between-person level but positive at the within-person level. Finally, on average, PPS decreased over the first few sessions but SS remained constant. Such findings may help therapists better understand the role of stigma in their clinical work, and stimulate research examining how to address stigmatization in psychotherapy.

    View details for PubMedID 24866971

  • Predictors of identity management: an exploratory experience sampling study of lesbian, gay, and bisexual workers Journal of Management Mohr, J. J., King, E. B., Peddie, C., Jones, K., Kendra, M. S. 2014

    View details for DOI 10.1177/0149206314539350

  • Teaching Abnormal Psychology to Improve Attitudes Toward Mental Illness and Help-seeking TEACHING OF PSYCHOLOGY Kendra, M. S., Cattaneo, L. B., Mohr, J. J. 2012; 39 (1): 57-61
  • Revision and Extension of a Multidimensional Measure of Sexual Minority Identity: The Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity Scale JOURNAL OF COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY Mohr, J. J., Kendra, M. S. 2011; 58 (2): 234-245

    Abstract

    Two studies were conducted to investigate a revised and extended version of the Lesbian and Gay Identity Scale (Mohr & Fassinger, 2000): the 27-item Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity Scale (LGBIS). This revision features more inclusive and less stigmatizing language than the previous version and includes 2 new subscales assessing identity affirmation and centrality. In Study 1, an exploratory factor analysis (n = 297) and a confirmatory factor analysis (n = 357) supported an 8-factor solution assessing acceptance concerns, concealment motivation, identity uncertainty, internalized homonegativity, difficulty with the identity development process, identity superiority, identity affirmation, and identity centrality. Predicted associations with measures of identity-related constructs and psychosocial functioning provided preliminary validity evidence for LGBIS scores in a college student population. Study 2 (N = 51) provided evidence of the test-retest and internal consistency reliability of LGBIS scores. These studies suggest that the LGBIS may offer researchers an efficient means of assessing multiple dimensions of sexual orientation minority identity.

    View details for DOI 10.1037/a0022858

    View details for Web of Science ID 000289136900007

    View details for PubMedID 21319899

  • Diagnosing and alleviating the impact of performance pressure on mathematical problem solving QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY DeCaro, M. S., Rotar, K. E., Kendra, M. S., Beilock, S. L. 2010; 63 (8): 1619-1630

    Abstract

    High-pressure academic testing situations can lead people to perform below their actual ability levels by co-opting working memory (WM) resources needed for the task at hand (Beilock, 2008). In the current work we examine how performance pressure impacts WM and design an intervention to alleviate pressure's negative impact. Specifically, we explore the hypothesis that high-pressure situations trigger distracting thoughts and worries that rely heavily on verbal WM. Individuals performed verbally based and spatially based mathematics problems in a low-pressure or high-pressure testing situation. Results demonstrated that performance on problems that rely heavily on verbal WM resources was less accurate under high-pressure than under low-pressure tests. Performance on spatially based problems that do not rely heavily on verbal WM was not affected by pressure. Moreover, the more people reported worrying during test performance, the worse they performed on the verbally based (but not spatially based) maths problems. Asking some individuals to focus on the problem steps by talking aloud helped to keep pressure-induced worries at bay and eliminated pressure's negative impact on performance.

    View details for DOI 10.1080/17470210903474286

    View details for Web of Science ID 000279993600010

    View details for PubMedID 20140810

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