Katie Witkiewitz, Ph.D

Katies HeadshotDistinguished Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Center on Alcohol, Substance use, And Addictions
(505) 585-1686
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2005
Areas of Expertise

Empirically supported treatments

Mechanisms of behavior change

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Primary Research Area

To date, my research has largely centered on the examination and treatment of substance use disorder, with an emphasis on harm reduction, recovery processes, and applying advanced quantitative research methods to better understand changes in alcohol and drug use behavior over time. I am also a licensed clinical psychologist and I have worked extensively on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of mindfulness-based relapse prevention for substance use disorder. I train clinicians in the delivery of mindfulness-based interventions for substance use disorders in New Mexico, nationally, and internationally. My recent research has focused on integrated behavioral treatments for comorbid chronic pain and opioid use disorder.