Gerard J. Connors, PhD

Gerard J. Connors, PhD.

Senior Research Scientist

Clinical Psychology

Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2563
Email: connors@ria.buffalo.edu

Primary Research Areas

Alcoholism treatment outcome evaluation; relapse prevention; secondary prevention of alcohol problems.

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Research Agenda

Dr. Connors’ research agenda broadly revolves around the assessment and treatment of alcohol use disorders. The specific aims of his current research include (1) assessment and intervention on treatment process variables, particularly therapeutic alliances, (2) identification of factors associated with posttreatment relapse and the maintenance of treatment gains, (3) the application of mindfulness interventions in alcohol use disorder treatment, and (4) the matching of patients to treatment as a function of patient characteristics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Assessment of alcohol and other substance use disorders
  • Treatment outcome evaluation
  • Relapse prevention
  • Treatment process, particularly therapeutic alliances
  • Mindfulness-based interventions
  • Patient-Treatment matching