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Student and Early Career Psychologist Teleconferences

The Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP) Live Podcasts are one hour-long training and learning opportunities for students, post-docs, and early career professionals. Held monthly, our podcasts feature live conversations with top researchers and clinicians in the field of addiction psychology. These podcasts address a wide variety of topics, including current trends in addiction psychology research and clinical practice, as well as professional and academic development relevant to a broader audience of trainees from diverse backgrounds. To hear any of these podcasts simply use the audio player slide bar following its description.

posted: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:00

Dr. Ekaterina (Kate) Pivovarova is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in work with forensic populations. Dr. Pivovarova’s research examines two areas: 1) Treatment of substance use disorders using court mandated programs for individuals involved with the criminal justice system and 2) bioethics of research, including examining approaches to conducting multi-site research through the use of single IRBs. The objectives of this podcast are: 1) to develop an understanding about the importance of addressing substance use disorders in criminal justice populations, 2) exploring the efficacy of drug treatment courts and ways of improving retention in existing programs, and 3) understanding the relationship between comorbid medical conditions, addiction, and quality of life in criminal justice populations.

posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 21:30

Dr. Lejuez is currently the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. Prior to that, Dr. Lejuez was professor of psychology and associate dean of research for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland. Dr. Lejuez’s research interests cover addictions, personality disorders, and mood disorders, with the goal of using findings from laboratory based studies in the development of novel assessment and treatment strategies. In this edition of the SoAP Live Podcast, Dr. Lejuez will discuss the crucial nature of a functional analysis along how few how to’s there are for this type of work.

posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 13:00

Dr. Kristen P. Lindgren’s primary line of research focuses on cognitions related to alcohol use and misuse and elucidating their potential role as risk factors, untapped intervention targets, and/or makers of treatment response. She is an associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington; the associate director the UW Trauma Recovery Innovations program; an investigator at the UW Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behavior; and a licensed clinical psychologist. Much of Dr. Lindgren’s research focuses on identity-related cognitions (i.e., cognitions about the self and drinking), which are important, yet surprisingly, understudied predictors of hazardous drinking. She will describe the origins of her work on drinking identity and highlight key findings and their implications. Throughout Dr. Lindgren will also discuss career development issues, including involving students in research and building a program of research.

posted: Friday, December 2, 2016 - 13:00

Job/Post-Doc/Internship/Graduate School Application season is upon us. The applications are submitted (or mostly submitted) and now you are all waiting for the next big step. Or perhaps you are applying next year or the year after and you want to get a jump on your planning!  In this live SoAP Podcast, the President of the Society of Addiction Psychology, Dr. Katie Witkiewitz, will discuss her non-conventional career (two graduate schools, four jobs) and provide tips for navigating interviews, selecting programs, and provide some ideas for maintaining a balanced life in the process.

posted: Friday, November 4, 2016 - 13:00

Dr. McKee is a is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. She is the founder and director of the Yale Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory, and the Director of the Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic. Dr. McKee’s research is focused on developing treatments for addiction with a special emphasis on women and criminal justice populations. She will join us to discuss her work directing an interdisciplinary team of investigators to develop effective gender-sensitive interventions for tobacco dependence.

posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 13:00

Dr. Marcel O. Bonn-Miller is a clinical psychologist with joint appointments at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System and Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bonn-Miller’s research interests are broadly rooted in the associations between substance use and anxiety symptoms/disorders. On Friday, he will join us to discuss his current work concerning relationships between cannabis use, cannabis use-disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as moderators and mediators of these associations.

posted: Friday, August 26, 2016 - 13:00

Dr. Mateo Pearson will be talking about the joys and challenges of coordinating multicenter studies. The primary objective of this live podcast is to provide students, post-docs, and ECPs with an inside look at multicenter research. An obvious secondary objective is to encourage students to get involved or even coordinate multicenter studies over their careers.

posted: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 13:00

Dr. William Corbin is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University. His research interests include identification of factors that lead to the development of alcohol related problems and development of effective programs for reducing alcohol-related harm. Dr. Corbin will focus on alcohol expectancies (beliefs about how alcohol affects you) and subjective responses (how alcohol actually affects you).

posted: Friday, September 25, 2015 - 15:15

Dr. Fromme reviews aspects of her protocols for alcohol administration research and shared various pitfalls to avoid and procedures to follow when working with subjects who are administered alcohol in the laboratory. professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and Director of the Studies on Alcohol, Health, and Risky Activities Laboratory.

posted: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 15:00

Dr. Read shares her experiences as both a graduate student and advisor to uncover the habits, skills, and practices that make some students more successful than others at completing the dissertation. Dr. Read, a professor at the University of Buffalo, has been conducting research on PTSD and substance abuse, particularly in college students. She has also developed the Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire (YAACQ), a widely used measure of alcohol consequences that has been translated into a number of languages.


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