Jordana Muroff

MuroffAssociate Professor
Clinical Practice
Phone: 617-358-4661
jmuroff@bu.edu

Education

BA (psychology), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
MSW (interpersonal practice and mental health), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
PhD (social work and psychology), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, HSR&D Center of Excellence, University of Michigan, Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine

Courses Taught

CP 781    Clinical Social Work Assessment and Intervention
CP 795    Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment
CP 770    Clinical Practice with Individuals
SR 904   Quantitative Clinical Research Methods

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Clinical judgment, mental health assessment and intervention; cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders; culturally competent and empirically supported intervention methods; clinical decision-making and mental health services research; cultural, racial/ethnic, and gender influences on mental health.

Selected Publications


*Denotes student participation in project

Muroff, J., Spencer, M. S., *Ross, A. M., Williams, D. R., Neighbors, H. W., & Jackson, J. S. (in press). Race, gender and the conceptualization of fear. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

Muroff, J., Steketee, G., Frost, R., & Tolin, D. (in press). Cognitive behavioral therapy for hoarding disorder: Follow-up findings and predictors of outcome. Depression and Anxiety.

Muroff, J., Underwood, P. & Steketee, G. (2014). Group treatment for hoarding disorder: Therapist guide. New York: Oxford University Press.

Muroff, J. (2014). Alternative modalities for hoarding treatment. In R.O. Frost and G. Steketee (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of hoarding and acquiring. Oxford University Press.

Muroff, J., *Levis, M., & Bratiotis, C. (2014). Hoarding disorder. In D. McKay and E. Storch (Eds.), Obsessive compulsive disorder and its spectrum across the lifespan. American Psychological Association.

Muroff, J., Steketee, G, Bratiotis, C., & *Ross, A. (2012). Group cognitive and behavioral therapy and bibliotherapy for hoarding: A pilot trial. Depression and Anxiety, 29 (7), 597-604.

Ruth, B.J., Gianino, M., Muroff, J., McLaughlin, D., & Feldman, B.N. (2012). “You can’t recover from suicide!”: Perspectives on suicide education in MSW programs. Journal of Social Work Education, 48 (3), 501-516.

Muroff, J. (2011). Thinking outside the box: Novel delivery methods for treating hoarding. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 4, 280-296.

Muroff, J., *Bratiotis, C., & Steketee, G. (2011). Treatment for hoarding behaviors: A review of the evidence. Clinical Social Work Journal, 39(4), 406-423.

Muroff, J., Amodeo, M., Larson, M.J., Carey, M., & Loftin, R. (2011). A Data Management System Integrating Web-based Training and Randomized Trials. Journal of Educational Technology and Society, 14 (2), 136–148

Storch, E.A., Muroff, J., Lewin, A. B., Geller, D., Ross, A., McCarthy, K., Morgan, J., Murphy, T. K., Frost, R., Steketee, G. (2011). Development and preliminary psychometric evaluation of the Children’s Saving Inventory. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 42 (2), 166-182.

Muroff, J., Steketee, G., Himle, J., & Frost, R. (2010). Delivery of internet treatment for compulsive hoarding (D.I.T.C.H.). Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48(1), 79-85.

Sorrentino, C., *Bratiotis, C., & Muroff, J. (2010). Processes in Group Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment (CBT) for Compulsive Hoarding. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 17(4), 414-425.

Lindsey, M.A., Joe, S., Muroff, J., Ford, B. E. (2010) Social and clinical factors with psychiatric emergency services use and civil commitment among African American youth. General Hospital Psychiatry, 32 (3), 300-309.

Muroff, J., Steketee, G., *Rasmussen, J. *Gibson, A., *Bratiotis, C. Sorrentino, C. (2009). Group cognitive behavioral treatment for compulsive hoarding: A preliminary trial. Depression and Anxiety, 26, 634-640.

Preston, S. D., Muroff, J. R., *Wengrovitz, S. M. (2009). Investigating the mechanisms of hoarding from an experimental perspective. Depression and Anxiety, 0, 1-13.

Muroff, J., Edelsohn, G., Joe, S., Ford, B. (2008). The role of race in diagnostic and disposition decision-making in a pediatric psychiatric emergency service (PES). General Hospital Psychiatry, 30(3), 269-276.

Himle, J., Muroff, J., Taylor, R. J., Baser, R.E., Abelson, J.M., Hanna, G., Abelson, J.L., Jackson, J. S. (2008). Obsessive-compulsive disorder among African Americans and Blacks of Caribbean descent: Results from the National Survey of American Life (NSAL). Depression and Anxiety, 25(12), 993-1005.

Muroff, J. R., Jackson, J. S., Mowbray, C.T., & Himle, J.A. (2007). The influence of gender, patient volume and time on clinical diagnostic decision-making in the psychiatric emergency services (PES). General Hospital Psychiatry, 29, 481-488.

Himle, J.A., Fischer, D.J., Muroff, J., Van Etten, M.L., Lokers, L., Abelson, J.A., & Hanna, G.L. (2006). Video conferencing-based cognitive-behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Behavior Research and Therapy, 44(12, 1821-1829.

Selected Presentations

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Muroff, J. (2013, November). Effectiveness of group CBT for hoarding in a community mental health setting. Paper presented at the 47th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Muroff, J., & Steketee, G. (2013, July). Identifying core vulnerabilities for hoarding among young adults. Paper presented at the 6th World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Lima, Peru.

Muroff, J. (2013, July). New research on hoarding: Risk factors, predictors, associated features, and assessment of hoarding across the lifespan. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the International OCD Foundation, Atlanta, GA.

Bratiotis, C., & Muroff, J. (2013, July). Getting a handle on hoarding: An experiential workshop. Workshop presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the International OCD Foundation, Atlanta, GA.

Muroff, J. (2013, January). Interventions in the real world: A lot at stake. Symposium organizer and Paper presented (Group treatment for hoarding: a community-based pilot) at the 17th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Diego, CA.

Steketee, G., & Muroff, J. (2012, November). Cognitive and behavioral therapy methods for hoarding disorder. Clinical Grand Rounds presented at the 46th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Muroff, J. (2012, July). Sorting through findings: Research updates on hoarding. Symposium Organizer and paper presenter at the 19th Annual Conference of the International OCD Foundation, Chicago, IL.

Merighi, J., & Muroff, J. (2012, January). Needle fears in dialysis treatment: Implications for social work practice. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.

Muroff, J., Steketee, G., Frost, R., & Tolin, D. (2011, November). CBT for hoarding disorder: Follow-up results of a randomized controlled trial. Paper presented at the 45th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON.

*Davidow, J., & Muroff, J. (2011, July). Coaching and hoarding: What’s the right approach? Poster presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the International OCD Foundation, San Diego, CA

Muroff, J., Steketee, G., Frost, R., & Tolin, D. (2011, March). CBT for hoarding: What works best, so far. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Conference of Anxiety Disorders Association of America Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Muroff, J. (2010, November). Web-based cognitive behavioral (CBT) interventions for hoarding. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Storch, E.A., Muroff, J., Lewin, A.B., Geller, D., *Ross, A., McCarthy, K., Morgan, J., Frost, R., & Steketee, G. (2010, November). Development and psychometric evaluation of the children’s saving inventory. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Selected Grant Activity

Smartphone Technology to Reduce Relapse Among Latinos with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), (PI: Muroff; 2013-2016)

The Role of Coaching in Treating Compulsive Hoarding, Grants for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarship (GUTS), Boston University (PI: Muroff; 2009-2010)

Suicide Education Enhancement Project (S.E.E.P), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Suicide Prevention (PI:Ruth; Co-PI:Muroff; 2007-2009)

Delivery of Internet Treatment for Compulsive Hoarding (D.I.T.C.H.). Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (PI: Muroff, 2007-2008)

Group Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Compulsive Hoarding. Boston University School of Social Work, Dean’s Award (2007-2008)

Building Resilient Immigrant Families: Fortaleciendo a Familias Immigrantes. Faculty Development Grant, Adelphi University, in collaboration with Beverly Araujo, Ph.D (2006-2007)

Awards and Honors

Recipient, Beck Institute Scholarship Competition, 2010

NIH Summer Institute on Design and Development of Quantitative Research on Social Work Interventions in Health, 2006

Ph.D. Dissertation Minority Health Statistics Grant Program Award, 2004

Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2003

Spot (clinical service) Award, Department of Social Work, University of Michigan Health System, 2003


Licensure and Certifications

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (L.I.C.S.W.), Commonwealth of Massachusetts