Kamilla Venner

Associate Professor

Photo: Kamilla Venner
(505) 277-1783 or (505) 925-2377
Logan Hall 128, CASAA, 249
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2001
Personal Website
Curriculum vitae

Research Area/s:

Clinical Psychology

Research Interests:

  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Culturally effective adaptations of evidence-based treatment
  • American Indian/Alaska Native populations
  • Motivational Interviewing for treatment and teaching
  • Health disparities


Accepting students?  Dr. Venner is accepting students for Fall 2023.  Please email Dr. Venner if you are interested in pursuing graduate studies.

Selected Publications

  • Dickerson, D., Venner, K. L., Duran, B., Annon, J. J., Hale, B, & Funmaker, G. (2014). Drum-Assisted Recovery Therapy for Native Americans (DARTNA): Results from a Pretest and Focus Groups. American Indian Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 21, 35-58.  
  • Tonigan, J. S., Martinez-Papponi, B, Hagler, K., Greenfield, B. L., & Venner, K. L. (2013). A longitudinal study of Urban Native American AA attendance, engagement, and outcome. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 514-520.
  • Venner, K.,      Greenfield, B., Vicuña, B., Muñoz, R., Bhatt, S., & O’Keefe, V.      (2012). “I’m not one of them”: Barriers to help-seeking among American      Indians with alcohol dependence.  Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority      Psychology, 18, 352-362.      doi: 10.1037/a002
  • Greenfield, B., & Venner, K. (2012). Review of substance abuse treatment research in Indian country: Future directions to strive toward health equity [Special issue]. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 38, 483-492.
  • Venner, K. L., Feldstein, S. W., & Tafoya, N. (2007). Helping Clients Feel Welcome: Principles of Adapting Treatment Cross-Culturally. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 25, 11-30.

Courses Taught

  • Psych 636: Diversity and Multicultural Issues

  • Psych 411 Evidence-based Treatment of Addictions

  • Psych 600 Clinical Interviewing Practicum

  • Psych 450 Drug Abuse


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Prospective students may contact Dr. Venner at kamilla@unm.edu.