Education and Training
Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology (expected 2010)
University of Memphis
Bachelor of Science, Summa cum Laude, 2002
Excelsior College, Albany NY
University of Maryland, European Division
Professional Affiliations and Memberships
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (Student Affiliate)
American Psychological Association (Student Affiliate)
Born and raised in Germany, attended the European Division of the University of Maryland
and graduated in 2002 from Excelsior College, Albany, New York with a Bachelor of
Science degree. Prior to receiving her undergraduate degree, Ms. McCausland had worked
in various administrative settings, to include the Department of Defense, U.S. Army
in Europe. Currently, Ms. McCausland is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology.
Her research interests include addictions, social support and posttraumatic stress.
She has received training in motivational interviewing for the treatment of problem
and pathological gamblers and has served as a student therapist in the Gambling Clinic
at the University of Memphis for 3 years. Ms. McCausland has been a student therapist
in the Psychological Services Center at the University since 2006. In addition, Ms.
McCausland is currently on placement at Memphis Job Corps Center where she provides
psychological services to student employees and facilitates group work in substance
abuse intervention and anger management. Ms. McCausland's thesis research examines
the role of marital distress and responsibility attributions in spousal support for
a gambler in recovery. She joined the Health Behavior Research Lab as a third-year
clinical student to pursue her research interest in substance abuse. She is particularly
interested in exploring the co-morbidity between alcohol use and posttraumatic stress
She completed her internship at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little
Rock, Arkansas and recently received her Ph.D. Claudia recently began a postdoctoral
fellowship at the Memphis VA Medical Center in Memphis, TN.