My thereotical orientation is behavioral and I apply learning principles to assist people in changing their behaviors to achieve a more personally satisfying level of healthy functioning. In practice this involves community-wide interventions, group interventions (e.g., schools and workplaces), as well as family, couple, and individual therapy.
Students that work with me learn to perform functional analyses of behaviors pertinent to health and wellness. Students learn multiple modes of assessment including behavioral observation, self-report, environmental, and psychophysiological. Students learn to develop intervention programs based on learning principles and emprical evidence. They also learn to apply and evaluate their own and other's interventions. Program evaluation is an integral part of my clinical work; therefore, students working with me become proficient at program evaluation methods and analyses (e.g., longitudinal mixed modeling).
Currently I am experimenting with the use of computer, media, and other interactive communication technologies to provide cost-effective alternatives for the delivery of clinical services.