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Denise Hien
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Training Area: Clinical Psychology @ City College
Research Interests: Integrating Psychodynamic, Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Perspectives on Traumatic Stress, Trauma-Related Disorders and Addiction; Ethnic and Cultural Factors in the Treatment Process, Maternal Aggression and Its Impact Upon Adverse Child Outcomes
Denise Hien, Ph.D. has conducted programmatic research with continuous funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (18 grants total: 6 R01, 1 Multi-site) for nearly 20 years. This body of work has contributed to the evidence base on the treatment of trauma-related psychiatric disorders and their comorbidity with addictions, through conducting single and multi-site clinical trials across the United States in community-based substance abuse treatment settings. She is board certified (ABPP) in clinical psychology and has served as a standing member on NIH NIDA-E’s Treatment on NIH Institutional Review Groups and a health disparities advisory group to the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse on Asian/Pacific Islander Issues. Considered a leader in the field of women’s trauma and addiction treatment, she joined the CUNY doctoral subprogram in 2008 and teaches courses in both the assessment and evidence based treatment sequences, focusing on psychometrics and approaches for addressing addictions and trauma related disorders using cognitive behavioral techniques. She currently directs the City College Psychology Department’s New York State accredited CASAC program (credentialing alcohol and substance abuse counselors).

Syllabus: Assessment II: Psychological Measurements
Syllabus: Evidence Based Assessment and Treatment for Addictive Disorders
Syllabus: Evidence Based Assessment and Treatment for Traumatic Stress-Related Disorders