Dr. Stephen Auerbach
PhD (1971), Florida State University
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Virginia
Fellow, American Psychological Association, Divisions 12, 38
Charter Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
My research work focuses on stress, coping and control with particular emphasis on the role of perceived control and manipulations designed to influence perceived control on adjustment to stress associated with medical and surgical treatment, and chronic disease. Emphasis also is on the role of perceptions of interpersonal impacts in physician-patient relationships on patient outcomes. Current research projects include: (a) assessment of physician-patient behaviors and interpersonal appraisals during primary care consultations, and effects on patient outcomes; (b) development and evaluation of brief pain management interventions in primary care medicine; and (c) peer-based interventions in substance abuse recovery and the role of provider-client interpersonal relationship in client outcome.