Erica Finstad, Ph.D.

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Education & Training

B. S., 1993
University of Florida, Gainseville, FL
Psychology
Summa Cum Laude

M. S., 1997
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Clinical Psychology

Ph.D., 2003
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Clinical Psychology / Behavioral Neuroscience

Dr. Finstad's primary research focus is on engaging and retaining youth in substance abuse treatment who are resistant to change. The majority of her training and experience has involved the implementation and evaluation of therapy methods for serving these youth, including interventions that start with the parents alone and ones that help to increase motivation for change in these treatment-elusive youth (e.g., Motivational Interviewing).

Current Projects

Group Community Reinforcement Training for Parents of Treatment-Elusive Youth

PROJECT PERIOD

04/01/13 - 03/31/16

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Erica Finstad, Hyman Hops

Co-Investigators
Charles Turner, Holly Waldron

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Publications

Finstad, E. M. (2014). Substance abuse in adolescents: Clinician application. In S. Walfish & L. R. Grossman (Eds.), Translating Psychological Research into Practice (pp. 102-104). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.

Finstad, E. M. (2003). Identity and disordered eating in White, Hispanic, and American Indian adolescents. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 64(2-B), 961.

Drobes, D. J., Miller, E. J., Hillman, C. H., Bradley, M. M., Cuthbert, B. N., & Lang, P. J. (2001). Food deprivation and emotional reactions to food cues: Implications for eating disorders. Biological Psychology, 57, (1-3), 153-177.

Miller, E. J. (2001). Practice and promise: The Azrin studies. In R. J. Meyers and W. R. Miller (Eds.), A community reinforcement approach to addiction treatment, pp. 8-27. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Miller, E. J., Smith, J. E., & Trembath, D. L. (2000). The “skinny” on body size requests in personal ads. Sex Roles, 43, 129-141.

Meyers, R. J., Smith, J. E., & Miller, E. J. (1998). Working through the concerned significant other: Community Reinforcement and Family Training. In W. R. Miller & N. Heather (Eds.). Treating addictive behaviors: Processes of change (2nd ed.), pp. 149-161. New York: Plenum Press.

Miller, E. J., Walker, D. D., Meyers, R. J., Hill, D. E., López, V. C., & Miller, W. R. (1997). A  comparison of treatment approaches on the functioning of individuals seeking help for a loved one with an alcohol problem [Abstract]. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 21 (Suppl.), 98A.

Meyers, R. J., Miller, W. R., Hill, D. E., Miller, E. J., López, V. C., & Walker, D. D. (1997). Engaging resistant individuals with alcohol problems: A comparison of three intervention strategies [Abstract]. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 21 (Suppl.), 98A.

López, V. C., Miller, W. R., Meyers, R. J., Hill, D. E., Miller, E. J., & Walker, D. D. (1997). The coping behaviors of Hispanic and non-Hispanic White female relatives of alcohol abusers [Abstract]. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 21 (Suppl.), 59A.

Drobes, D. J., Miller, E. J., & Lang, P. J. (1993). Effects of food deprivation and eating patterns on psychophysiological responses to slides [Abstract]. Psychophysiology, 30 (Suppl. 1), S23.

Experience

2013 -
Associate Scientist
Oregon Research Institute, Portland, OR

2003-
Project Manager & Clinical Supervisor,
Oregon Research Institute, Portland, OR

2003-2006
Mental Health Therapist,
Oregon Research Institute, Salem/Portland, OR

2001-2003
Psychometrician,
Neuropsychology private practice, Portland, OR

2000-2001
Psychology Internship,
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, OR

1998-2000
Senior Research Assistant/Therapist
Center for Family & Adolescent Research, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1997-1998
Teacher,
University of New Mexico Division of Continuing Education, Albuquerque, NM

1997-1999
Police Candidate Screener,
New Mexico Institute for Social Research, Albquerque, NM

1996-1999
Research Assistant & Psychometrician,
Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1995-1999
Senior Research Assistant/Therapist,
Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, & Addiction, Albuquerque, NM

1993-1995
Teaching Assistant,
Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1991-1993
Research Assistant,
Center for Research in Psychophysiology, Gainesville, FL