The Anxiety and Addictive Behaviors Laboratory [AABL] is a clinical research laboratory within the Department of Psychology at LSU.
Our primary aim is to understand the factors involved in the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders and substance use disorders and to use this knowledge to improve the evidence-based assessment and treatment of these disorders. In addition to conducting this research, we also provide evidence-based clinical services through the Anxiety & Addictive Behaviors Clinic.
In the News:
AABC director Dr. Julia Buckner’s research was featured in Newsweek (see article here).
Our research on the relationship between anxiety and cannabis use disorders was featured on the front page of The Advocate (see article here).
WJBO interviewed Dr. Buckner on the relationship between anxiety and cannabis use disorders (see interview here).
Dr. Buckner’s research on the impact of co-occurring social anxiety among those with cannabis use disorders is being feature in NIDA Notes, a publication of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (see article here).
We are currently working to test the efficacy of a therapy developed specifically to treat co-occurring anxiety and marijuana use disorders. The Psychology Times, an Independent Newspaper for Louisiana Psychologists, featured our work on this treatment (see article here).
Dr. Buckner receives funding from the National Institute of Drug Abuse to Conduct a Treatment Development & Evaluation Project for those with Co-occurring Cannabis Dependence & Anxiety (for more information on the study, click here).
Graduate Student News:
We are pleased to welcome graduate student Austin Lemke to our lab! Austin will be joining us Fall 2015.
Tony Ecker presented his research Alcohol-Related Problems and Social Anxiety: Drinking for Fear of Deviating from Others’ Drinking Expectations, at the 2015 APA Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA) Conference in Baltimore, MD.
Congratulations to Tony Ecker, whose poster was selected from a highly competitive group of submissions to receive the 2014 Poster Award from the ABCT Addictive Behaviors SIG! Tony’s poster Antecedents and Consequences of Cannabis Use among Racially Diverse Community Cannabis Users: An Analysis from Ecological Momentary Assessment was presented at the ABCT 48th Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA.
Undergraduate Student News:
Congratulations to undergraduate RA Jeanette Rimmer, who was chosen for the 2015 LSU ASPIRE summer program and awarded $1,000 to support her research!
Congratulations to RA Kelcee Stallings, who was accepted into the Professional Mental Health Counseling program at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR!
Congratulations to RA Megan Fitzgerald, who was accepted into Harvard Law!
To contact us:
Julia Buckner, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Louisiana State University
236 Audubon Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
Phone: (225) 578-5778
Fax: (225) 578-4125