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Paola Pedrelli, PhD

  • Director Of Dual Diagnoses Studies


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Clinical Interests
  • Dual diagnoses
  • Psychosocial treatment development
Medical Education
  • PhD, San Diego State University
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH
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Dr. Pedrelli is an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and an Assistant in Psychology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pedrelli received a B.A and a M.A. in Psychology from the University of Bologna, earned a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from the Joint Doctoral Program at University of California San Diego and San Diego State University, and she completed her clinical internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her program of research focuses on investigating the etiology, assessment, and treatment of comorbid Affective Disorders and Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs). In July 2008 she received the Zinberg Fellowship Award from HMS to study psychosocial interventions for college students with binge drinking and depressive symptoms. She is the principal investigator of a study examining neural substrates of binge drinking in young adults and a study on reward processes among young adults with dual diagnoses. In 2009 she was appointed director of the DCRP dual diagnoses studies. She has been actively involved at a local and national level in disseminating awareness of the negative consequences of the co-occurrence of depressive symptoms and AUDs among college students by presenting at national conferences and conducting in service presentations in college campuses. She is the Co- Investigator of a NIH funded study investigating innovative technologies for the assessment of depressive symptoms. She is an Affiliate Assistant Professor at Clark University where she provides clinical supervision on treatments for dual diagnoses patients to students in the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Program.

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