Abby L. Goldstein

University of Toronto, Canada

Abby Goldstein is an Assistant Professor of Counselling Psychology at OISE at the University of Toronto. She has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from York University and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Brown University and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan. Dr. Goldstein’s program of research is in the area of adolescent and young adult substance abuse and the relationship between childhood maltreatment and substance abuse. In addition, Dr. Goldstein’s work has focused on a) exploring theoretical frameworks for understanding adolescent substance use, b) examining co-occurring risks associated with substance use (sexual risk-taking, violence, gambling, self-harm) and c) brief motivational interventions for treatment engagement. Dr. Goldstein recently received an Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation for her work on exploring models of substance abuse risk and resilience in emerging adulthood.

Biography Updated on 21 May 2012

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