Psychology Clinic Faculty Supervisors
Dr. Littlefield's clinical interests include behavioral activation for depression, motivational interviewing for substance use disorders, and prolonged exposure for post-traumatic stress disorder. His research interests are broad but primarily focus on the development and course of substance use disorders.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), parent management training, child physical abuse interventions, Spanish-speaking populations, clinical behavior analysis, behavioral assessment and treatment, community prevention-interventions.
Treatment of mood disorders, self-injury and suicidal behavior; anxiety disorders; older individuals. Primarily cognitive behavior therapy and other empirically based treatments.
Psychological, behavioral, emotional, and educational assessment of children and adolescents; treatment of children's behavioral and emotional problems; individual and group parent-training on child-management skills; and family therapy.
Clinical specialties: Sex therapy, partner/marital therapy, sexuality issues, addiction, general psychotherapy. Research interests: Sexual behavior, sexual temptation bias, medical patient/partner health and test development.
Clinical interests include criminal behavior, forensic and psychological assessment, and group psychotherapy.
Cognitive-behavioral and cognitive-interpersonal assessment and treatment of adults, especially with depression and anxiety. Use of individualized measures to inform treatment decisions.
Mike Parent, Ph.D., has experience working with adults across a range of presenting concerns, including anxiety and depression, military combat and sexual trauma, sexuality concerns, and management of chronic illnesses and injuries, using a range of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral and rational emotive therapy, motivational interviewing, and multicultural approaches.
Brandy Piña-Watson received her Ph.D. from the Counseling Psychology Program at Texas A&M University. Her approach to therapy comes from an integrative perspective drawing heavily from interpersonal, humanistic-existential, mindfulness and multicultural perspectives. Brandy's primary clinical interests involve crisis intervention and treatment of adolescent and adult populations with concerns such as depression, suicidality, anxiety, trauma, gender and sexuality issues, identity exploration as well as familial and relational difficulties. Brandy's primary research interests are in the areas of Latina/o adolescent and emerging adult depression, suicidality, and well-being (e.g., self-esteem, life satisfaction, quality of life and positive academic outcomes).
Clinical interests include depression, health promotion, and brief therapies.
Address:Texas Tech University, Department of Psychological Sciences, Box 42051 Lubbock, TX 79409-2051