Elizabeth D’Amico

lizElizabeth D’Amico is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and a licensed clinical psychologist. She also teaches at UCLA and is part of the UCLA/RAND Center for Adolescent Health Promotion. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and is one of the leaders in the field in developing group and individual motivational interviewing interventions for adolescents. She currently has several grants that focus on developing and evaluating MI interventions for at-risk youth in teen court, middle schools, homeless shelters, and primary care. She will soon start work on development of an intervention that integrates traditional healing and MI for Native American youth in urban settings.

Liz has two beautiful children, Seth and Veronica, who keep her super busy. She and her husband, Patrick, are often seen walking the neighborhood with the kids and their brindle Great Dane, Kona. For more information on what Liz is up to, you can visit the RAND website at www.rand.org