Faculty Experts

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Mental Health
 

Drew Anderson

Drew Anderson
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: Psychology


Expert in the following: Eating disorders; anorexia; bulimia; binge eating; body image; obesity; weight loss; dieting; psychology; mental health
Campus phone: (518) 442- 4835
Campus email: daanderson@albany.edu


Kristin Christodulu

Kristin Christodulu
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Psychology


Expert in the following: Autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, challenging behavior, positive behavior support, sleep disturbances
Campus phone: (518) 442-5132
Campus email: kvchristodulu@albany.edu


Dolores Cimini

Dolores Cimini
Department: University Counseling Center


Expert in the following:

Psychology; mental health issues; suicide prevention; alcohol and other drug abuse prevention in college students; peer counseling and peer education; college student hotlines; peer theater programs; disability issues.

Dr. Cimini is an expert in combating harmful behavior patterns and practices that individuals use during times of stress.


Campus phone: (518) 442-5800
Campus email: dcimini@albany.edu



        Nancy Claiborne

Nancy Claiborne
School of Social Welfare
Associate Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Human service organizations; design and delivery of service; child welfare; health systems
Campus phone: (518) 442-5349
Campus email: nclaiborne@albany.edu


John Forsyth

John Forsyth
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: Psychology


Expert in the following:

Mental health; acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT); fear; anxiety; stress; panic disorder; social anxiety; phobias; problem anger; forgiveness and compassion; emotion and emotion regulation; cognitive and behavior therapies for anxiety and stress.

Dr. Forsyth is expert on the causes and treatments for the stresses that accompany the holiday season.


Campus phone: (518) 442-4862
Campus email: forsyth@albany.edu



        Julia Hastings

Julia Hastings
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Poverty issues among ethnic minority populations; mental health and welfare participation dynamics; African American health and mental health disparities
Campus phone: (518) 591-8751
Campus email: jhastings2@albany.edu



        Lani Jones

Lani Jones
School of Social Welfare
Associate Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Mental health; Black feminism and therapy; evidenced-based practice and group work
Campus phone: (518) 442-5167
Campus email: ljones@albany.edu



        Lara Kaye

Lara Kaye
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Research Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Mental health; mindy-body connection; program evaluation
Campus phone: (518) 591-8615
Campus email: lkaye@albany.edu



        Barry Loneck

Barry Loneck
School of Social Welfare
Associate Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Alcohol and drug dependence treatment; mental health treatment
Campus phone: (518) 442-5340
Campus email: bloneck@albany.edu



        David Pettie

David Pettie
School of Social Welfare
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Mental health; rehabilitation and recovery
Campus phone: (518) 437-3686
Campus email: pettie@albany.edu


Estela Rivero

Estela Rivero
University at Albany
Director of Counseling
Department: University Counseling Center


Expert in the following: Clinical psychology; addiction; recovery; prevention
Campus phone: (518) 442-5800
Campus email: erivero@albany.edu



        Lynn Warner

Lynn Warner
School of Social Welfare
Associate Professor
Department: Social Welfare


Expert in the following: Substance abuse; mental health policy
Campus phone: (518) 591-8734
Campus email: lwarner@albany.edu


Edelgard Wulfert

Edelgard Wulfert
College of Arts and Sciences
Dean
Department: Professor
Department: Psychology


Expert in the following: Psychology; gambling; substance abuse; sexual risk behaviors; addiction
Campus phone: (518) 442-4654
Campus email: ewulfert@albany.edu