Student of the Month – July 2016

Introducing our Student of the Month for July 2016, Corey Roos!

Student: Corey Roos

Mentor: Dr. Katie Witkiewitz (nominated by Dr. Matthew Pearson)

The University of New Mexico

C2015-03-14 19.13.07 - Copyorey Roos is currently a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of New Mexico. His research mentor is Dr. Katie Witkiewitz. Corey is primarily interested in better understanding mechanisms of behavior change related to substance use disorders and developing treatments to effectively treat substance use disorders. His specific areas of interest include: 1) mindfulness-based interventions and the role of mindfulness-based processes in addictive behaviors, 2) the role of coping and emotion regulation in substance use disorder development, maintenance, and recovery, and 3) using advanced quantitative analyses to better understand mechanisms of behavior change, such as which treatments work best for whom and why.

Roos, C.R., & Witkiewitz, K. (in press). Reward and relief dimensions of temptation to drink: Construct validity and role in predicting differential benefit from acamprosate and naltrexone. Addiction Biology.

Roos, C.R., & Witkiewitz, K. (in press). Adding tools to the toolbox: The role of coping repertoire in alcohol treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Roos, C.R., Kirouac, M., Pearson, M.R., Fink, B.C., & Witkiewitz, K. (2015). Examining alcohol craving from an existential perspective: Associations among craving, purpose in life, and drinking outcomes. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29(3), 716.

Roos, C.R., Pearson, M.R., & Brown, D. B. (2015). Drinking motives mediate the negative associations between mindfulness facets and alcohol outcomes among college students. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29(1), 176.

Pearson, M. R., Roos, C.R., Brown, D. B., & Witkiewitz, K. (2015). Neuroscience and mindfulness-based interventions: Translating neural mechanisms to addiction treatment.  In S. W. Feldstein-Ewing, K. Witkiewitz, & F. M. Filbey (Eds) Neuroimaging and Psychosocial Addiction Treatment: An Integrative Guide for Researchers and Clinicians. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Congratulations, Corey!

If you would like to nominate a SIG-AB Student of the Month, please email a brief letter of recommendation to Elly Leavens at We look forward recognizing more of our student members throughout the year!

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