Today’s conversation is with Carrie Wilkens, Ph.D., who is co-founder and clinical director of CMC, The Center for Motivation and Change in New York City. Dr. Wilkens is a dedicated practitioner and researcher of the most effective treatments for substance use problems and compulsive behaviors. Her expertise is regularly sought by the CBS Early Show; Fox News; Newsweek; O, The Oprah Magazine; and Psychology Today.
Together with Jeffrey Foote, Ph.D. and Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D., Dr. Wilkens is the co-author of Beyond Addiction – How Science and Kindness Can Help People Change. She has collaborated with Dr. Foote in a number of clinical and research settings. Her most recent work as Project Director for The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) was on a federal grant examining the effectiveness of motivational interventions for college binge drinking. In her work on the project, Dr. Wilkens gained extensive experience working with young adults and is well-versed in the developmental and environmentally specific factors that need to be addressed with this population. Previously, Dr. Wilkens was the Clinical Coordinator for Evaluation Services at the Smithers Addiction Treatment and Research Center in NYC. Dr. Wilkens specializes in motivational treatments and group psychotherapy, and has worked with traumatized populations in both individual and group modalities.
Join us as Dr. Wilkens discusses her team’s, “revolution in addiction treatment based on evidence and a new model for change.” For more information go to MotivationAndChange.com.