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Robin Cuff

 

Merith Cosden
Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Over the past 30 years she has published over 90 articles and book chapters on the psychological needs of children and adults. Her research has focused on assessment, interventions and program evaluation involving individuals who have experienced trauma and who have problems with substance abuse and mental illness. She has been the evaluator for federally-funded projects through the U.S. Department of Education and Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Her work with SAMHSA has focused on evaluation of  evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment for adults and adolescent with programs such as MARS (Methamphetamine Recovery Services) an enhanced drug court for methamphetamine users; CAM (Children Affected by Methamphetamine) a family treatment drug court for families with children affected by methamphetamine; Clean and Sober Drug Court for offenders with serious mental health problems; and Project Preemie, Sober Women/Healthy Families and Fresh Start, residential treatment programs for women with substance abuse problems and their children.

She has also conducted research on learning disabilities, and factors that increase resilience for that population. She has presented her research at US and international meetings including the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, and a meeting on Drug Courts for the National Officials of Barbados sponsored by the Organization of American States. 



Contact:
cosden@education.ucsb.edu


actualizado el 9/4/2013 4:18:14 PM