Dr. Capone is a licensed clinical psychologist whose primary research interests are in the treatment of co-occurring substance use disorders (SUD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Capone received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 2007. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, she accepted a position as PTSD-SUD Specialist at the Providence VA. Her work involves providing direct patient care and supervision to trainees, as well as continuing to develop her program of research. Currently, Dr. Capone is co-investigator on a NIDA-funded trial of an integrated cognitive behavioral intervention for comorbid PTSD and SUD in veterans. Dr. Capone is also interested in further developing and testing an intervention to address combat-related guilt and shame in Veterans.
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Integrated CBT for Co-Occurring PTSD and Substance use Disorders
The main hypotheses being tested are that an integrated cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders can be implemented in a VA setting, and can improve outcomes for both posttraumatic stress and substance use disorders in OEF-OIF-OND veterans.