Theresa B. Moyers


BAC Program Advisor

Photo: Theresa Moyers
Logan Hall, 158
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1991
Personal Website
Curriculum vitae

Research Area/s:

Clinical Psychology

Research Interests:

  • Mechanisms of action in evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders
  • Client language within Motivational Interviewing treatment sessions
  • Therapist effects in SUD treatmentsabuse
  • Selection, training and supervision of frontline treatment providers in evidence based treatments for SUD


Accepting students?  Dr. Moyers is not accepting students for Fall 2023.

I was trained at the University of New Mexico and received my Ph.D. in 1991.  I served as a psychologist at the VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, N.M. for 10 years before transitioning into a full time research and academic career.

Selected Publications

Moyers, T. B., Houck, J.M., Glynn, L.H., Hallgren, K.A. & Manual, J.K.  (2017).  A randomized controlled trial to influence client language in substance use disorder treatment.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 172, 43-50. IF= 5.3

Miller, W. R. & Moyers, T. B. (2017).  Motivational interviewing and the clinical science of Carl Rogers.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(8), 757-766.

Moyers, T. B., Houck, J.M., Rice, S.L., Longabaugh, R. & Miller, W.R.  (2016).  Therapist empathy, combined behavioral intervention and alcohol outcomes in the COMBINE Research Project.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84(3).  221-229.

Moyers, T.B., Rowell, L.N., Manuel, J.K., Ernst, D., Houck, J.M. (2016).  The Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Code (MITI 4): Rationale, preliminary reliability and validity.  Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 65, 36-42.

Moyers, T. B.  (2014).  The relationship in motivational interviewing.  Psychotherapy, 51(3), 358-363.

Courses Taught

  • Abnormal Behavior (Psychology 332)

  • Alcohol Use Disorders (Psychology 430)

  • Psychopathology (Psychology 532)

  • Motivational Interviewing (Psychology 650)


David Forman--Graduate Student

A.J. O'Sickey--Graduate Student

Margo Hurlocker--Postdoctoral Fellow

 I am not accepting students for Fall 2021