Craig Henderson


Craig Henderson, Ph.D.

(936) 294-3601

Department of Psychology & Philosophy, Sam Houston State University, Campus Box 2447, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2447

Preferred Prounouns: He/Him/His

Doctorate of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology
University of North Texas

Master of Arts, Family Psychology
Hardin-Simmons University

Postdoctoral Fellowship:
National Research Service Award
University of Miami School of Medicine
Center for Treatment Research on Adolescent Drug Abuse

Research Interests

  • Health Behaviors
  • Adolescent Substance Use Treatment
  • Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in Usual Care Settings
  • Physical Activity and Substance Use

Funded Studies

  • Informing Prevention by Modeling Associations Between Physical Activity and Alcohol Consumption (NIAAA Grant # R21 AA026380)
  • Improving Measurement-Based Care in Youth Mental Health: A Comparison of Unidimensional and Multidimensional Approaches (NIMH Grant # R34 MH118316)
  • Fidelity Training and Feedback System for Adolescent Externalizing Problems (NIMH Grant # R34 MH117212)
  • Testing a System-Level Implementation Intervention to Improve the Quality of Family-Based Services for Adolescent Substance Use (NIDA Grant # R34 DA044740)


  • Assessment of Intelligence and Achievement (PSYC 5395)
  • Doctoral Clinical Practicum (PSYC 8382)
  • Theory & Research in Psychotherapy I (PSYC 5333)
  • Special Topics, Grant Writing (PSYC 7392)
  • Special Topics, Latent Variable Modeling (PSYC 7392)



  • Excellence in Teaching Committee
  • Faculty Evaluation Policies Review Committee, CHSS representative
  • Faculty Sponsor, Bridges at Sam
  • Faculty Sponsor, Graduate Student Psychology Organization


  • CHSS Curriculum Committee
  • CHSS Diversity and Inclusion Committee


  • Departmental Diversity Committee
  • Chair, Clinical Doctoral Program Diversity Committee
  • Co-Chair Department Tenure and Promotion Committee (current)


  • National Latinx Psychological Association, Task Force on the Development of Immigration Evaluation Guidelines
  • Texas Psychological Association Science Committee
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Family Psychology; Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
  • Grant Reviewer National Institutes of Health
  • Texas Psychological Association Conference Program Committee
  • Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference Program Committee


Curriculum Vitae is available in PDF format.