Professor of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut
Dr. Yifrah Kaminer’s main clinical interests and research lie in the spectrum of adolescent high-risk behaviors. In particular, the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders, psychiatric comorbidity, and suicidal behavior. In his role as senior investigator at the Injury Prevention Center of the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Dr. Kaminer has been involved in research on adolescent risky driving behavior and youth suicide prevention at the emergency department.
He has authored/edited 5 books and 150 articles and book chapters. Some of his more recent projects include Brief Telephone Continuing Care Therapy for Adolescents and Clinical Manual of Adolescent Substance Abuse. Dr. Kaminer has been consulting and training nationally and internationally on youth high-risk behaviors, program development, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI/MET) for youth.