Katie Witkiewitz, Associate Professor

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Ph.D., University of Washington, 2005
Office Location: Logan Hall 118
Phone: (505) 277-4121

Research Area

Clinical Psychology

Research Interests

  • Empirically supported treatments for addictive behaviors, including mindfulness-based relapse prevention and cognitive-behavioral treatment.
  • Understanding, predicting, and preventing addictive behavior relapse.
  • Longitudinal data analysis and quantitative methods for studying behavior change.
  • Mechanisms of behavior change.

Selected Publications

  • Witkiewitz, K. (2011). Predictors of heavy drinking during and following treatment. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors,25, 426-438.

  • Witkiewitz, K. & Bowen, S. (2010). Depression, craving and substance use following a randomized trial of mindfulness-based relapse prevention. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 362-374.

  • Witkiewitz, K., Maisto, S. A., & Donovan, D. (2010). A comparison of methods for estimating change in drinking following alcohol treatment. Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research, 34, 2116-2125.

  • Witkiewitz, K., Marlatt, G. A. (Eds.). (2007). Evidence-Based Relapse Prevention. New York: NY, Elsevier Science.

  • Witkiewitz, K. & Marlatt, G. A. (2004). Relapse prevention for alcohol and drug problems: That was Zen, this is Tao. American Psychologist, 59 (4), 224-235.

Courses Taught

  • Psych 650: Advanced Latent Variable Modeling

  • Psych 535: Personality Functions

  • Psych 499: Undergraduate Problems

  • Psych 430: Alcoholism

  • Psych 332: Abnormal Behavior


Graduate students:

Megan Kirouac

Elizabeth McCallion

Corey Roos

**I will likely be accepting a graduate student for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.