Sigal Zilcha-Mano, PhD

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Academic Appointments

  • Visiting Associate Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry)

Dr. Zilcha-Mano is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, and a Visiting Associate Professor at the Healthy Aging and Late Life Brain Disorders Program, Columbia University. She heads the Psychotherapy Research Lab in the Department of Psychology, University of Haifa. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, and on the editorial board of Psychotherapy, and of Psychotherapy Research. She is a licensed clinical psychologist.

Dr. Zilcha-Mano is the recipient of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research Outstanding Early Career Achievement Award, and of the Dusty and Ettie Miller Fellowship for Outstanding Young Scholars. She has received several research grants to support her work, including the Fulbright Fellowship (working with Prof. Jacques Barber at Adelphi University), as well as research and equipment grants from the Israel Science Foundation, the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation Grant (BSF), JOY Ventures: Innovative Nero Wellness Grant, Society of Psychotherapy Research Grant, the Norine Johnson Psychotherapy Research Early Career Grant, Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, APA, and the Charles J. Gelso Grant, Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, APA.

Gender

  • Female

Research

Selected Publications

Zilcha-Mano, S. (2017). Is alliance really therapeutic? A systematic answer based on recent methodological developments. American Psychologist, 72(4), 311–325.

Zilcha-Mano, S., Keefe, J., Chui, H., Rubin, A., Barrett, M. S., & Barber J. P. (2016). Dropout in treatment for depression: Translating research on prediction into individualized treatment recommendations. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 77(12), 1584-1590.

Zilcha-Mano, S., Roose, S. P., Brown, P., & Rutherford, B. R. A Machine Learning Approach to Identifying Placebo Responders in Late-Life Depression Trials. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Zilcha-Mano, S., Roose, S. P., Brown, P., & Rutherford, B. R. Early symptom trajectories as predictors of treatment outcome for citalopram versus placebo. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Zilcha-Mano, S., Roose, S. P., Brown, P., & Rutherford, B. R. Abrupt Symptom Improvements in Antidepressant Clinical Trials: Transient Placebo Effects or Therapeutic Reality? Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Zilcha-Mano, S., & Errzuriz, P. (2017). Early development of mechanisms of change as a predictor of subsequent change and treatment outcome: The case of working alliance. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(5), 508–520.

Zilcha-Mano, S., Dinger, U., McCarthy, K. S., & Barber, J. P. (2014). Does alliance predict symptoms throughout treatment, or is it the other way around? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,82(6), 931-935.

Zilcha-Mano, S. Major developments in methods addressing who psychotherapy may work for and why. Psychotherapy Research

Zilcha-Mano, S., Roose, S. P., Barber, J. P., & Rutherford, B. R. (2015). Therapeutic Alliance in Antidepressant Treatment: Cause or Effect of Symptomatic Levels? Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 84(3), 177-182.

Zilcha-Mano, S., Muran, C. J., Hungr, C., Eubanks-Carter. C. F., Safran, J., & Winston. A. (2016). The relationship between alliance and outcome: Analysis of a two-person perspective on alliance and session outcome. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84(6), 484-496.

Zilcha-Mano, S., McCarthy, K. S., Dinger, U., Milrod, B., Chambless, D., & Barber J. P. (2015). Are there subtypes of panic disorder? An interpersonal perspective. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 938-950.

Zilcha-Mano, S., Muran, C. J., Eubanks-Carter. C. F., Safran, J., & Winston. A. When can therapists' estimation of treatment process predict patients' ratings of outcome? The case of the working alliance. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Zilcha-Mano, S., Porat, Y., Dolev, T., & Shamay-Tsoory, S. (2018). Oxytocin as a neurobiological marker of ruptures in the working alliance. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.