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 research was recently featured on Anxiety.org (see article here).
Graduate students Emily Jeffries and Austin Lemke were featured in the May issue of The Psychology Times (see article here).
Members from our team of researchers were featured in the December issue of The Psychology Times (see article here).
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:
Emily Jeffries received a Graduate Student Strategic Research Grant (GR-SRG) from the LSU Psychology Department to fund her research, A Randomized Controlled Trial of Hatha Yoga as an Aid to Smoking Cessation: The Impact of Emotional Disorder Symptoms!
Graduate student Tony Ecker has been named Student of the Month by the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group! You can learn more about his research here: http://cbtaddictions.org/news/ Congratulations Tony!
Tony Ecker, Emily Jeffries, Kim Dean, and Austin Lemke will each present new research findings at the 50th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in New York City this November! For a list of the research to be presented, click here.
AABC graduate student, Kimberlye Dean’s, research on factors related to treatment seeking among Black students was recently featured on the front page of the LSU Reveille! If you are interested in participating in this online study, click here.
Congratulations to graduate student Sonia Shah who will be attending her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Medical College of Georgia/Charlie Norwood VAMC!
We are pleased to announce that Tony Ecker has accepted a post-doctoral position at Houston VA/Baylor College of Medicine!
Undergraduate Student News:
Congratulations to undergraduate RA Jeanette Rimmer, who was accepted into Xavier University’s Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program in New Orleans!
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