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Tue, Jul 07



Theresa Moyers, PhD: Therapist Characteristics in Substance Use Disorder Treatments

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Time & Location

Jul 07, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM


About the Event

Theresa B. Moyers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Department of Psychology

The University of New Mexico

​Dr. Moyers research focuses on the active mechanisms in empirically-based addictions treatments, particularly motivational interviewing. Specifically, she is interested in exploring client language during Motivational Interviewing (MI) sessions and its possible influence on substance use outcomes. In addition, her research explores so called "common" factors, such as empathy, as possible explanations for the effectiveness of treatments.  In this class, Dr. Moyers will discuss the evidence for therapist effects in substance abuse treatment, indicating that interpersonal skills of clinicians are likely to be important contributors of client outcomes.  She will also discuss two specific interpersonal skills and the evidence for them.  Finally, Dr. Moyers will talk about ways that clinicians can improve their interpersonal skills whatever their access to resources. 


  • William R. Miller (SUD Series)




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