Katie Witkiewitz

Regent's Professor

Area Head: Quantitative/Methodology

Photo: Katie Witkiewitz
Email: 
katiew@unm.edu
Phone: 
(505) 277-5953
Office: 
Logan Hall, 118
Education: 
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2005
Lab Website
 
Curriculum vitae
 

Research Area/s:

Clinical Psychology,  Health Psychology,  Quantitative 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

Profile:

Accepting students?  Dr. Witkiewitz is accepting students for Fall 2021.  She is particularly interested in applicants with prior experience in research (including publications and presentations), and those with interests in mindfulness-based interventions for substance use disorders, applied quantitative methods, neuroimaging analysis, or harm reduction approaches to research and treatment of alcohol use disorder and/or opiod use disorder.  

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.

  • Witkiewitz, K., Vowles, K. E., McCallion, E., Frohe, T., Kirouac, M., & Maisto, S. A. (2015). Pain as a predictor of alcohol treatment outcomes in the COMBINE study and the United Kingdom Alcohol Treatment Trial. Addiction, 110, 1262-1271. doi: 10.1111/add/12964

  • Witkiewitz, K., Falk, D. E., Kranzler, H. R., Litten, R. Z., Hallgren, K. A., O’Malley, S. S., & Anton, R. F. (2014). Methods to analyze treatment effects in the presence of missing data for a continuous heavy drinking outcome measure when participants drop out from treatment in alcohol clinical trials. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38,2826-2834.

  • Witkiewitz, K., Bowen, S., Hsu, S., & Douglas, H. (2013). Mindfulness-based relapse prevention for substance craving. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 1563-1571.

  • Witkiewitz, K., Donovan, D.M., & Hartzler, B. (2012). Drink refusal training as part of a combined behavioral intervention: Effectiveness and mechanisms of change. Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology, 80, 440-449.

Courses Taught

  • PSY 650: Advanced Latent Variable Modeling

  • PSY 535: Personality Functions

  • PSY 499: Undergraduate Problems

  • PSY 430: Alcoholism

  • PSY 332: Abnormal Behavior

  • PSY 650: Structural Equation Modeling

  • PSY 650: Applied Data Analysis

Lab

Graduate students:

Karlyn Edwards

Elena Stein

Julia Swan

Victoria Votaw

Adam Wilson (co-mentor with Barbara McCrady

**I plan to accept an incoming graduate student in 2021-2022. I am particularly interested in applicants with prior experience in research (including publications and presentations), and those with interests in mindfulness-based interventions for substance use disorders, applied quantitative methods, neuroimaging analysis, or harm reduction approaches to research and treatment of alcohol use disorder and/or opioid use disorder.