Dr. Marya Schulte is a licensed clinical psychologist and Principal Investigator (PI) at UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs. She received her doctoral degree from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at VA Long Beach Healthcare System, focusing on treating veterans with substance use disorders (SUDs) and post-traumatic stress disorder. Subsequently, she worked at the VA Long Beach on a Department of Defense funded clinical trial examining the use of virtual reality in prolonged exposure with OEF/OIF veterans. She is currently the PI of a NIDA-funded R21 to develop a social media-based intervention (PURPOSE) for parents with adolescent children in treatment for SUD. The goal of PURPOSE is to enhance parental support of and involvement in their child’s recovery through the use of online peer-led groups that provide information, emotional support, and skills. She is also of the PI of an NIMH-funded R01 study, 1/2-Maternal HIV: Multisite Trial to Assist Disclosure to Children, an efficacy trial for a brief intervention designed to assist mothers living with HIV in disclosing their HIV status to their children, as well as to help promote positive communication and improved family functioning. Her research interests include using technology to enhance evidence-based interventions, understanding the role of parents/guardians in adolescent and young adult health behaviors, gender differences in substance use trajectories, and barriers and facilitators for sustained recovery.
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