Director

Noah Emery, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

Colorado State University

My name is Noah Emery. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University, licensed psychologist, and Director of ARC. I completed my undergraduate studies at Arizona State University, and I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Dakota. Prior to joining the Department of Psychology at CSU, I completed my clinical psychology residency at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a NIDA-funded T32 postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies.

My research seeks to identify mechanisms of behavior change that underlie substance use vulnerability and that impact treatment success in youth. The express intent of this work is to develop interventions to target these mechanisms and improve treatment outcomes.

Prospective students, I will be reviewing applications for the 2022-2023 application cycle to the Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology at Colorado State University.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Email: noah.emery@colostate.edu

Graduate Students

Sara Mei, BS

Graduate Student

Counseling Psychology 

Colorado State University

My name is Sara Mei and I am a first-year graduate student in the Counseling Psychology PhD program. I received my Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and continued my training as a post-baccalaureate clinical research coordinator at McLean Hospital. I am primarily interested in using novel technologies to understand individual differences within the cognitive, affective, and behavioral mechanisms underlying substance use in order to develop individualized treatment for a wide range of populations.

Maggie Mataczynski, BA

Graduate Student

Counseling Psychology 

Colorado State University

My name is Maggie Mataczynski. I am a second-year graduate student in the Counseling Psychology PhD program, working with Dr. Noah Emery. I completed my undergraduate training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I worked at the Addiction Research Center. After my time at Wisconsin, completed a 2-year post-baccalaureate position at Emory University studying adolescent and young adult substance use. My research interests center on using intensive longitudinal designs to better understanding how the interplay of interpersonal and emotional processes contribute to substance use among young people and the ways in which this information can help improve treatment efforts.

Angelina Sung, MA

Graduate Student

Counseling Psychology 

Colorado State University

My name is Angelina Sung and I’m a third-year graduate student in the Counseling Psychology PhD program. I completed my undergraduate training at Carnegie Mellon University. I also received a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology (Marriage & Family Therapy track) at Santa Clara University. Broadly speaking, my research interests are the roles of positive emotions and mindfulness-based practices in stress and coping processes.

Susi Baumgardner, BA

Graduate Student

Counseling Psychology

Colorado State University

My name is Susi Baumgardner and I am a third-year graduate student in the doctorate program in counseling psychology at Colorado State. I completed my undergraduate training at the University of New Mexico. I am interested in mechanisms of mindfulness treatment for substance use; the role of boredom in the progression, maintenance, and treatment of addiction; and the use of real-time data capture to characterize these relationships to better our understanding of substance use disorder recovery and treatment.

Collaborators

Russell Marks, PhD

Staff Psychologist

Rhode Island Hospital 

Alpert Medical School of Brown University

My name is Russ Marks and I am a staff psychologist within the ACT partial hospitalization program Rhode Island Hospital and clinical faculty at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. I am also an ARC collaborator. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and completed my Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of South Dakota. Prior to graduating, I completed an APA-accredited internship at the VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS)/ University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Psychology Internship Consortium.

My graduate research examined personality and related etiologic vulnerabilities that confer risk for problematic alcohol use. I am currently working on projects examining the effectiveness of ACT for PTSD, the factor structure and measurement invariance of process-based treatment measures, and associations between personality and changes in ACT-based processes.