1995 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University
1992 M.S., Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University
1989 B.S., Human Development and Family Studies, Cornell University
1999 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine
1995 – 1999 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico
1994 – 1995 Psychology Intern, Medical College of Pennsylvania/Eeastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
My research is focused on the treatment of alcohol, drug and nicotine dependence in people with schizophrenia and other forms of severe mental illness. Specifically, I am interested in designing and testing interventions for patients with severe mental illness and substance use disorders, and then working to disseminate these interventions for use in the community. In addition, I am interested in designing assessments to more accurately measure substance use, abuse, consequences and service use among patients in this population.
CV for Dr. Melanie Barrett
Bellack, A.S., Bennett, M.E., Gearon. J.S, Brown, C..H., & Yang, Y. (2006). A randomized clinical trial of a new behavioral intervention for drug abuse in people with severe and persistent mental illness. Archives of General Psychiatry, 63, 426-432.
Bennett, M.E., Bellack, A.S., & Gearon, J.S. (in press). Development of a Comprehensive Measure to Assess Clinical Issues in Dual Diagnosis Patients: The Substance Use Event Survey for Severe Mental Illness. Addictive Behaviors.
Bennett, M.E., Bellack, A.S., & Gearon, J.S. (2000). Treating substance abuse in schizophrenia: An Initial Report. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 20, 163-175.
Gearon, J.S., Bellack, A.S., Nidecker, M., & Bennett, M.E. (2003). Gender differences in drug use behavior in people with serious mental illness. American Journal on Addictions.
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