Graduate Studies

Acceptance to the ADRP is contigent on admission into the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Entrance into the graduate program, as well as the ADRP lab, is very competitive. ADRP accepts only the hardest working and most committed individuals we have the fortune to meet. Having said that, no one characteristic is a make or break variable in acceptance decisions. We examine all applications in their entirety before making decisions regarding who to ask to visit for an interview, and who ultimately is asked to join our family. We would like you to know a little bit about who we, the ADRP, are before you apply, so please read on.

We are behavior therapy, behavior analysis, and anxiety oriented in our research, with a focus on 3rd generation CBT psychological treatments. We are currently focused on examining acceptance and mindfulness based treatments, particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and related processes such as experiential avoidance/acceptance, fusion/defusion, values based work, and Relational Frame Theory. Our lab is quite active within professional organizations such as the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and the International Association for Behavior Analysis.

We work intensely with philosophical, theoretical, and conceptual levels of analysis in our research, our work with clients, and in our lab. Ultimately, we seek to make a difference in the lives of those with whom we have contact. We are part of a growing group of scientists and clinicians interested in shaping the field of clinical science and practice in a way that is more adequate to the human condition. There is still much to do and a long way to go to achieve these goals and we believe we are in a position to contribute to the efforts.

We are deeply committed to our lab community, and share and give freely with one another. We also enjoy spending time together and do work and play hard. We welcome applications from those that have an interest in researching and learning about ACT, including related work on a behavioral analysis of language and cognition and/or emotion regulation. We encourage you to apply to the University at Albany's Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program if you would like to join us. Many prospective applicants wish to contact members of a lab before spending their valuable time and hard earned money applying to a program. We encourage you to utilize our contacts page if you believe you would be a good fit for the ADRP.