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Mission

The AHRL-SUTC is a treatment, research, and training clinic affiliated with the American Psychology Association-approved UH Clinical Psychology Program. Our mission is to provide accurate evidence-based information and effective treatment for adults and youth suffering from anxiety and/or substance use disorders, or those desiring health behavior change (e.g., increasing fitness levels, maximizing athletic performance). We specialize in the following behavior problems: panic attacks, panic disorder, trauma exposure, posttraumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and excessive worry, tobacco use and dependence, problematic cannabis use, managing psychological well-being with chronic physical illness, and counteracting sedentary behavior as well as other high-risk behavior (e.g., unprotected sex).

We routinely carry out trainings and workshops for interested parties locally as well as in all regions of North, Central, and South America. Examples of recent activities include consultation on state-specific tobacco-treatment guidelines, training in evidence-based assessment and care models for co-occurring anxiety/mood-substance use conditions, education and training in integrated treatment for Spanish-speaking persons with anxiety/stress-tobacco conditions, management of anxiety and stress for persons with HIV/AIDS, and consultation on stress-based treatment for military personnel (e.g., returning Veterans). We have completed work in the United States, Canada, South America, Central America, and across various areas in Eastern Europe, Israel, and Australia.