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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry Grand Rounds Speaker


        Elizabeth J. Letourneau, PhD


Dr. Elizabeth J. Letourneau is Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina. She earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1995. For 20 years, Dr. Letourneau has studied sex offending, its treatment and effects. Most recently, her research has centered on examining interventions for youth who engage in risky behaviors (e.g., juveniles who have sexually offended, youth with HIV who engage in unprotected sex, youth with sexual behavior problems) and the effects of sex offender legislation. Currently, Dr. Letourneau is Principal Investigator on two federally funded grants examining examining the efficacy of novel interventions that target youth HIV risk behaviors. Dr. Letourneau is an active member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.

       At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:
       1.  Identify that 90% or greater adherence is needed for HIV medications to achieve maximal viral suppression. 
2.  Identify MST as a home-based, empirically supported intervention for adolescent behavioral problems.
3.  Discuss the difference between R34 and R01 NIH grant funding mechanisms

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