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Linda Carter Sobell, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Linda Carter Sobell is a Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training at the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is also Co-Director of the Guided Self-Change Clinic at NSU. Before this, for 17 years she was a Senior Scientist at the Addiction Research Foundation (Canada) and a Professor at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California at Irvine. She is nationally and internationally known for her research in the addictions field, particularly brief motivational interventions, the process of self-change, and the Timeline Followback.

She is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, a Motivational Interviewing Trainer, and is Board Certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology. She is also board member of American Board of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, Affiliate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). She has given over 300 invited presentations/workshops, published over 280 articles and book chapters, serves on 9 peer-reviewed editorial boards, and authored 8 books. Her most recent book is titled Group therapy with substance use disorders: A motivational cognitive-behavioral approach [2011, Guilford Press, NY; http://www.guilford.com/cgi-bin/cartscript.cgi?page=pr/sobell.htm&dir=pp/addictions&cart_id= ]. For over three decades she has been the recipient of grants from several federal agencies. She is past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and of the Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

In recognition of her research accomplishments, she has received several awards including the Betty Ford Award from the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, the Norman E. Zinberg Memorial Award from Harvard University, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Addictions Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Brady/Schuster Award for outstanding behavioral science research in psychopharmacology and substance abuse from Division 28 of the American Psychological Association, and the 2008 Charles C. Shepard Science Award for the most outstanding peer-reviewed research paper on prevention and control published by Centers for Disease Control/ATSDR scientists.

Linda Carter Sobell, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training
Motivational Interviewing Trainer
Center for Psychological Studies
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 USA
Phone: 954-262-5811; Fax: 954-262-3895
e-mail: sobelll@nova.edu
www.nova.edu/gsc
November 19, 2007