Our Program

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Our training program offers supervised research training for individuals who have received their doctorate in psychology or a related field, and to train these research fellows in the etiology and prevention of alcohol problems from both biobehavioral and psychological perspectives. Prospective trainees are selected from relevant specialty areas in psychology, including physiological, social, cognitive, developmental, and clinical psychology. Clinical psychology fellows must express an active interest in alcohol research (e.g., research in addictive behaviors with an emphasis on behavioral medicine or health psychology), inasmuch as the program is not designed to offer basic training in clinical treatment methods. Training includes didactics as well as supervised experimental training in alcohol research on funded projects, attendance at weekly research team meetings and monthly center meetings, development of independent research projects, regular presentations by trainees and faculty regarding research results, and opportunities for the full faculty to critique trainee research proposals in order to improve the research and likelihood of successful competition for funding. The alcohol research training grant has continued to meet the high standards of its training objectives and goals. Each of the trainees is supervised by one or more of the or additional faculty sponsors of the training grant. We have been highly successful at placing our trainees into research positions in the alcohol field following completion of their training.