Theresa B. Moyers, Ph.D

tmoyersAssistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of NM
(505) 925-2375

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of New Mexico
Areas of Expertise
Empirically Supported Treatments
Motivational Interviewing
Primary Research Area

My research focuses on the active mechanisms in empirically-based addictions treatments, particularly motivational interviewing. Specifically, I am interested in exploring client language during MI sessions and its possible influence on substance use outcomes. In addition, my research explores so called "common" factors, such as empathy, as possible explanations for the effectiveness of treatments. Finally, I am interested in how we teach complex empirically-based treatments like MI to frontline addictions treatment providers.

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  • Testing Theory Based Training in Motivational Interviewing (Project ELICIT, NIDA, 1R01DA021227-01), Principal Investigator