Eastern Michigan University
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Claudia Drossel

Assistant Professor

. 301B Science Complex

734-487-0134

cdrossel@emich.edu

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowships:
University of Michigan Health System, Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, South Central MIRECC


Ph.D. University of Nevada, Reno -- Clinical Psychology
Ph.D. Temple University, Philadelphia -- Experimental Psychology

Interests and Expertise

  • Behavioral assessment and interventions ("third-wave" behavior therapies) at the intersection of chronic medical conditions and psychological problems
  • Application of behavior analysis to assess cognitive losses and to develop interventions
  • Prevention and reduction of emotional and behavioral changes commonly associated with neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body’s disease, stroke, brain tumors, and other diseases that lead to problems with thinking, attending, reasoning, remembering, or problem-solving
  • Care partner education and support (e.g., dialectical behavioral therapy skills group)

Dr. Drossel teaches PSY 627, Behavioral and Other Evidence-based Therapies with prepracticum (PSY 671), and PSY 723, Psychopharmacology.

Selected Publications

Drossel, C., Forchheimer, M., & Meade, M. (2016). Characteristics of individuals with spinal cord injury who use cannabis for therapeutic purposes. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury, 22(1), 3-12.

Drossel, C. , & Trahan, M. (2015). Behavioral interventions are first-line treatments for managing changes associated with cognitive decline. The Behavior Therapist, 38(5), 126-131.

Drossel, C.
, & McCausland, C. (2015). Akzeptanz und Commitment Therapie in der Betreuung Angehöriger von Menschen mit Neurokognitiven Störungen. In J. Martz, A. Gloster, & M. Waadt (Eds.), Arbeiten mit der Akzeptanz- und Commitment-Therapie: Ein Fallbuch (pp. 97-129). Bern, Switzerland: Verlag Hans Huber.

Drossel, C.
, McCausland, C., Schneider, N., & Cattavelli, R. (2014). Functional adaptation of acceptance and mindfulness-based therapies: An ethical imperative. In Masuda, A. (Ed.), Mindfulness and acceptance in multicultural competency: A contextual approach to sociocultural diversity in theory and practice (pp. 129-146). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Drossel, C.
, Fisher, J. E., & Mercer, V. (2011). A DBT skills training group for caregivers of persons with dementia. Behavior Therapy, 42(1), 109-119.

McCurry, S., & Drossel. C. (2011). Treating dementia in context: A step-by-step guide to working with individuals and families. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.