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The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology


Clinical Translation Workgroup


Workgroup charge is to (1) establish feasibility and utility of dimensional assessment in the clinic in general, (2) tailor HiTOP-based measures for clinical practice, resulting in a clinical battery and a computer-assisted version, and (3) disseminate the model and measurement package to clinicians via publications in academic and non-academic outlets, presentations, workshops, and other appropriate formats.


David Cicero & Kelsie Forbush

David Cicero

Cicero (left), Forbush(right)


Andrew E. Skodol
Aaron Pincus
Andrea Fossati
Anna Docherty
Antonella Somma
Awais Aftab
Bo Sayyad Bach
Chris Hopwood
Christopher J. Patrick
Christopher Kleva
Conal Monaghan
Craig Rodriguez-Seijas
Deborah Hasin
Dustin Wygant
Elizabeth A. Martin
Eric Phillips
Gili Goldzweig
Jacob Koudys
John (Jack) Buss
John D. Haltigan
Julia Longenecker
Kasey Stanton
Katherine Jonas
Kelsie Forbush
Lauren Rutter
Laurent Elkrief
Lee Anna Clark
Leonard J. Simms
Mark Zimmerman
Michael Bagby
Michael First
Mirko Uljarevic
Nancy Skop
Noah Venables
Raymond Chan
Robert Krueger
Roman Kotov
Simone Cheli
Shannon Sauer-Zavala
Stephanie Sweatt
Tae Young Lee
Thomas M. Achenbach
Thomas Hall
Timothy A. Brown
Vina Goghari
William Narrow
Yuliya Kotelnikova

Workgroup Outputs

Ruggero, C. J., Kotov, R., Hopwood, C. J., First, M., Clark, L. A., Skodol, A. E., Mullins-Sweatt, S. N., Patrick, C. J., Bach, B., Cicero, D. C., Docherty, A., Simms, L. J., Bagby, R. M., Krueger, R. F., Callahan, J. L., Chmielewski, M., Conway, C. C., De Clercq, B., Dornbach-Bender, A., Eaton, N. R., Forbes, M. K., Forbush, K.T., Haltigan, J. D., Miller, J. D., Morey, L. C., Patalay, P., Regier, D. A., Reininghaus, U., Shackman, A. J., Waszczuk, M. A., Watson, D., Wright, A. G. C., Zimmermann, J. (2019). Integrating the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) into clinical practice. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 87(12), 1069–1084. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000452 Full text

Balling, C. E., South, S. C., Lynam, D. R., & Samuel, D. B. (2023). Clinician Perception of the Clinical Utility of the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) System. Clinical Psychological Science, 0(0). Full text

Hagerty, S. L. (2023). Toward precision characterization and treatment of psychopathology: A path forward and integrative framework of the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology and the Research Domain Criteria. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 18(1), 91-109.

Hopwood, C. J., Kotov, R., Krueger, R. F., Watson, D., Widiger, T. A., Altoff, R. R., Ansell, E. B., Bach, B., Bagby, R. M., Bornovalova, M. A., Blais, M. A., Chmielewski, M., Cicero, D. C., Clark, L. A., Conway, C., De Clerq, B., De Fruyt, F., Docherty, A. R., Eaton, N. R., Edens, J. F., Forbes, M. K., Forbush, K. T., Hengartner, M. P., Ivanova, M. Y, Leising, D., Livesley, W. J., Lukowitsky, M. R., Lynam, D.R., Markon, K.E., Miller, J. D., Morey, L. C., Mullins-Sweatt, S. N., Ormel, J. H., Patrick, C. J., Pincus, A. L., Ruggero, C., Samuel, D. B., Sellbom, M., Slade, T., Tackett, J. L., Thomas, K. M., Trull, T. J., Vachon, D. D., Waldman, I. D., Waszczuk, M. A., Waugh, M. H., Wright, A. G. C., Yalch, M. M., Zald, D. H., & Zimmermann, J. (2018). The time has come for dimensional personality disorder diagnosis. Personality and Mental Health, 12, 82–86.

Kotov, R., Cicero, D. C., Conway, C. C., DeYoung, C. G., Dombrovski, A., Eaton, N. R., First, M. B., Forbes, M. K., Hyman, S. E., Jonas, K. G., Krueger, R. F., Latzman, R. D., Li, J. J., Nelson, B. D., Regier, D. A., Rodriguez-Seijas, C., Ruggero, C. J., Simms, L. J., Skodol, A. E., Waldman, I. D., Waszczuk, M. A., Watson, D., Widiger, T. A., Wilson, S., Wright, A. G. C. (2022). The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) in psychiatric practice and research. Psychological medicine, 52(9), 1666–1678. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291722001301

Jonas, K.G., Stanton, K., Simms, L., Mullins-Sweatt, S.N., Guillot, S., Dainer, E., Nelson, B., Cohn, J.R., Cicero, D.C., & Ruggero, C.J. (2021) HiTOP Digital Assessment and Tracker (HiTOP-DAT Manual). Full text

Ruggero, C. J., Callahan, J. L., Dornbach-Bender, A., Tackett, J., & Kotov, R. (2019). Disquiet in nosology: a primer on an emerging, empirically-based approach to classifying mental illness and implications for training. Behavior Therapist, 42, 208-11. Full text

Current Projects/Opportunities to get involved

1. Development of tools and resources for use of HiTOP in clinical practice.
2. Refinement and dissemination of recently developed virtual workshop for applying HiTOP principles in clinical practice.
3. Examination of the clinical utility of assessment for the HiTOP-SR.

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