Eric Meyer, PhD, is professor and chair of the Counseling and Behavioral Health Department. He is a licensed clinician, clinical supervisor, and educator. The goal of his research is to improve long-term functioning and quality of life in people living with complex combinations of trauma-related mental and physical health conditions including posttraumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, substance use disorders, depression and traumatic brain injury. Through his research, he seeks to understand the influence of modifiable psychosocial factors on the functional recovery process in trauma-exposed populations, including military personnel and emergency responders. He translates findings from observational research to adapt, refine and test behavioral interventions that target these modifiable factors. He is particularly interested in the potential of mindfulness-based behavioral interventions to improve long-term functional outcomes in people living with psychiatric and physical disabilities. Most recently, he has been pivoted toward investigating interventions to prevent the development of trauma-related symptoms and functional impairment. He previously served as a clinical trainer for a national training program in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. His work has been funded by the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs and the State of Texas. Dr. Meyer earned masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Binghamton University (State University of New York at Binghamton), completed his clinical internship at VA Boston and the National Center for PTSD and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Department of Counseling and Behavioral Health
Clinical Mental Health Counseling