My work with patients revolves around a central tenet that people do not develop substance abuse and other psychiatric conditions in a vacuum. It is important to acknowledge this, identify what parts of a patient’s life are related to their condition(s), and how skills can be applied within these contexts.
Qualifications and experience
- Psychology, Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse - Alcoholism, Substance Abuse - Drug Abuse
- Languages spoken
Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program (2016)
University of Northern Iowa (IA) (2006)
University of Missouri - Columbia (2016)
San Diego State University (2008)
- Clinical interest for patients
My clinical work focuses on substance use disorders, as well as mindfulness-based interventions for substance use and a wide range of other conditions (e.g., depression, anxiety).
- Research interest for patients
My research program consists of two broad aims addressing the causes and effects of substance use: 1) understanding the shared mechanisms of heavy substance use and co-occurring conditions; and 2) disentangling familial confounds from the causes and effects of substance use disorders.