Katherine Loveland, PhD, with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to train psychology interns in substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid use disorder (OUD) trauma, and telehealth with underserved communities.
The three-year, $617,038 grant was awarded to Loveland, a professor in the Louis A. Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School, for a project titled, "Expanding Psychology Internship Training in SUD/OUD Prevention and Treatment, Trauma-informed Care, and Use of Telehealth Technology in Texas.”
The project will give psychology interns the opportunity to receive training in community health clinics working with underserved communities. It will also create an archive of educational resources for trainees and faculty across disciplines.
Eight additional interns will receive training in SUD/OUD services; trauma-informed care; integrated team-based service delivery emphasizing social determinants of health; provider resiliency; and delivery of telehealth services.
Loveland is the training director of the UTHealth Houston Doctoral Psychology Internship Program. She also directs the UTHealth Houston Center for Human Development Research and Changing Lives Through Autism Spectrum Services Clinic. She is an internally known researcher in autism spectrum disorder and the Landmark Charities Professor in Autism Research and Treatment at McGovern Medical School.
Loveland’s passion is her work on social-emotional development and the neuropsychology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Her current research focuses on application of new technologies to the treatment of mental illness in ASD; gene-environment interactions associated with ASD; and cross-cultural influences affecting parenting stress in mothers of children with ASD.
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