Carrie Wilkens, Ph.D., is a psychologist with over 25 years of experience in the practice and dissemination of evidence-based treatments for substance use and Post-Traumatic Stress. She is the Co-Founder and Clinical Director of the Center for Motivation and Change (CMC), a large private group practice of clinicians serving all ages in New York City, Long Island, Washington, D.C., San Diego, CA, and CMC: Berkshires, a private, residential program for adults. Dr. Wilkens is the co-author of the award-winning book, Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change — a practical guide for families dealing with substance problems in a loved one, and The Beyond Addiction Workbook for Family and Friends: Evidence-Based Skills to Help a Loved-One Make Positive Change. She is also Co-President and CEO of the CMC: Foundation for Change, a non-profit with the mission of improving the dissemination of evidence-based ideas and strategies to professionals and loved ones of individuals struggling with substance use. Prior to CMC, Dr. Wilkens was a Project Director on a large federally funded Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant in addition to working as an executive consultant with WJM Associates. She is regularly sought out by the media to discuss issues related to substance use disorders and has been on the CBS Morning Show, Fox News, the Katie Couric Show, frequent NPR segments, and a guest on over 30 podcasts, including “Ten Percent Happier” with Dan Harris. She also appeared in the HBO documentary “Risky Drinking.” Dr. Wilkens is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the American Association of Addiction Psychiatry.
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