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Michael Carey '80 of Syracuse, NY, professor of psychology and director of the Center for Health and Behavior in The College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, had his recent study, originally published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, highlighted in the May issue of the APA Monitor, the premier news source for the American Psychological Association.

The APA Monitor article, "Interventions help reduce HIV risk," looks at Carey's recent study, which was an investigation of the efficacy of a 10-session, HIV-risk-reduction intervention with 221 women and 187 men receiving outpatient psychiatric care for a mental illness. As reported by the APA Monitor, the findings show that interventions that provide HIV-related information, motivational enhancement and skills training can help patients with mental illnesses, especially severe depression, reduce risky sexual behavior better than basic outpatient care alone.

Carey joined SU in 1986, and also serves an adjunct professor of medicine at the SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has been elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the American Psychological Society, and has served on the Board of Directors for the American Psychological Association and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Among his professional recognitions are two prestigious five-year Career Scientist Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH); The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Special Service Award; the President's New Researcher Award from the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy; a Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine; and the William Wasserstrom Prize for Outstanding Graduate Teaching at Syracuse University.

Carey received a bachelor's degree from St. Lawrence University in 1980; a master's degree and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University; and held a clinical internship at Brown University. At St. Lawrence, he was a elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa and the psychology honorary; participated in the program of study in Vienna; and was a memeber of the Outing Club, Big Brothers and the staff of The Hill News.

Read the St. Lawrence magazine story about Michael Carey and his wife, Kate Bergman Carey '80
Read more about Michael Carey's work at SU
Read the APA Monitor article

Posted: May 20, 2004