Suzette Glasner, Ph.D.
is an Associate Professor at the University of California, in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and completed her post-doctoral education at University of California at San Diego and the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System. Her psychotherapy practice includes adults, couples and families, and draws on the most well-studied therapy techniques for a range of conditions.
For the past 17 years, Dr. Glasner’s research, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse has focused on: (1) Understanding the learned aspects of addictive behaviors, (2) Developing and testing behavioral treatments for addictions and related psychiatric and medical conditions, and (3) Understanding the “key ingredients” of psychotherapy, or how psychotherapy helps people to change their behavior. Three evidence-based treatment approaches that have been the focus of her research studies: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), and mindfulness based treatments. Recently she has developed and is testing technology-based treatment programs that deliver these types of treatments using text messaging, social media, and other computer platforms.