March Ask the Expert Jesse B. Milby, Ph.D, ABPP
Jesse Milby is Director of the Medical/Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program and Professor in Psychology, Medicine, Psychiatry, and Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Milby has expertise in methadone maintenance treatment outcome, especially long term outcome, and the role of detoxification phobia in methadone maintenance outcome. His recent research has focused on the development and evaluation of an effective community clinic intervention for cocaine dependence in non-psychotic, dually diagnosed homeless persons. The goals of his research are to further the development of this effective intervention, reduce its cost while maintaining effectiveness, publication of the effective treatment’s manual for community adoption, and assist in the intervention’s transfer to local community substance abuse treatment programs which serve homeless persons. Dr. Milby also devotes much of his time in the training of young clinical psychologists at the graduate, internship and post-doctoral fellowship levels, and to the development of indices of professional competence and the assessment of competence of psychologists in training.