Dr. Molly Magill's broad area of study is mechanisms of behavior change in psychosocial treatment for addictive disorders. Her research focus is the use of observational coding methods to study interactions within therapy sessions, and to link these data with analyses of client behavior outside of therapy sessions. She examines both proximal (in route) and distal (main outcome) behavior change.
Dr. Molly Magill is currently an Assistant Professor (Research) and Assistant Director of Biostatistics at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Social Work Research from Boston College. Dr. Magill's broad area of study is mechanisms of behavior change in psychosocial treatment for addictive disorders. She has a particular interest in examining evidence-based treatments, and distinguishing model-specific from common factors of behavior change in motivational, cognitive-behavioral and 12-step oriented approaches. Dr. Magill entered the Brown University Postdoctoral Training Program in Alcohol and Addiction Studies in 2007 and in 2010, she was awarded an NIAAA K23 Career Development Award to study common factor processes in behavioral interventions with alcohol use disorders.
MOLLY MAGILL, MSW, PhD
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