Linda Carter Sobell, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Linda Carter Sobell is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Excellence at Nova Southeastern University in South Florida. She is nationally and internationally known for her research in the addictions field, particularly for her application of Motivational Interviewing and Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology in group therapy, as well as her development of the Timeline Followback method for assessing alcohol and other drugs.
She is a fellow in 7 divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She has presented over 200 invited talks. She is a MINT Certified Motivational Interviewing (MI) Trainer and has presented over 190 workshops on Motivational Interviewing and Group Psychotherapy. She has published 300+ articles, 50+ book chapters, and 8 books and serves on 7 peer-reviewed editorial boards. She is past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive and Therapies (ABCT) and past president of two APA Divisions: 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) and Division 50 (Society of Addiction Society). Lastly, she has received several awards including: the Betty Ford Award, the Norman Zinberg Award–Harvard Medical School; the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Lifetime Achievement Award; and the Jellinek Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to the alcohol field.