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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 4, 2015 - 15:00

Dr. Tucker discusses behavioral economics as a robust trans-discipline that offers diverse methods to advance knowledge and application in many areas, including in its original applied field of substance misuse. Dr. Tucker was the first elected President (1993-94) of our Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology).  She is a clinical psychologist with public health experience, has 30 years of funded research on substance misuse guided by behavioral economics.

posted: Friday, January 8, 2016 - 14:45

Dr. Liese had an opportunity to be a guest (rather than our usual host) of a SoAP podcast with Dr. Mark Schenker as host. Dr. Liese talked about misconceptions of CBT in the treatment of addictive behaviors. He also provided slides (PDF) to accompany this live podcast: CBT-Its-not-what-you-think

posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 14:30

According to the NIH website, “The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study will follow approximately 10,000 children beginning at ages 9 to 10, before they initiate drug use, through the period of highest risk for substance use and other mental health disorders. Scientists will track exposure to substances (including nicotine, alcohol, and marijuana), academic achievement, cognitive skills, mental health, and brain structure and function using advanced research methods.” Dr. Tapert provides an extraordinary look inside this new study, as she reviews the study design and the path to getting this study up and running. This is a podcast you won’t want to miss!

posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 14:30

Dr. Leventhal is a clinical psychologist and associate professor at the University of Southern California. He directs the USC Health, Emotion, and Addiction a research group that studies the intersection of mental health, addiction, and health behavior, with interests spanning psychopharmacology, developmental psychopathology, and epidemiology of addiction.

posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 14:30

Dr. Kelly is associate professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School, founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a licensed clinical psychologist. He is a former SoAP President and a long-time advocate for reducing addiction-related stigma by promoting change in the ways that we discuss, and subsequently perceive, patients with substance use disorders.


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