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AMHCA Election: Candidate for President-Elect
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AMHCA ELECTION: Candidate for President-Elect

Stephen Brady, PhD

Professional Experience

Stephen Brady received his MA and PhD degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is an associate professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. Brady is currently the director of the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program, a master’s Counseling Program. He teaches Counseling Techniques, Psychopathology, Group Psychotherapy, Career Counseling, and Clinical Supervision. 

His principal areas of interest include HIV prevention, interventions for people with serious mental disorders, trauma, and gay/lesbian identity formation. He has received a number of HIV-related grants from the National Institutes of Health, including the National Institute of Mental Health. He is the current Principal Investigator for an NIMH study, “HIV Prevention for the Mentally Ill: Motivation-Skills. Brady is a frequent guest lecturer on HIV prevention and has numerous publications relevant to his areas of interest. 

Association Experience

He first became involved with AMHCA in 2000 when he was asked to create the first mental health counseling program in the United States located in a medical school—Boston University School of Medicine. For the past 10 years, he has been actively involved in a number of professional organizations that are involved in the training of counselors. For the past year, he has been a member of the AMHCA 
Ad-Hoc Standards Committee and was named the chair in September 2010.

  1. Develop a plan for mentoring junior members of the organization with a particular emphasis on mentoring counselors in academic settings who are junior faculty.
  2. Identify and ensure that annual conferences include empirically validated treatments in their workshops and symposia.
  3. Continue advocacy to ensure that AMHCA is a full partner in the implementation of healthcare reform.
Recent Presentations, 2008–2010
  • Invited Speaker: Baystate Health’s Annual HIV Update: Motivational Interviewing and HIV, Springfield, MA (12–10–10)
  • Invited Speaker: 6th Annual Conference: HIV Over 50: Mental Health and HIV; New England AIDS Education and Training Center, Boston, MA (09–17–10) 
  • Invited Speaker: Trauma and HIV/AIDS; New England AIDS Education and Training Center, Martha’s Vineyard Island (03–31–10)
  • Grand Rounds: HIV Prevention and Serious Mental Illness: Pilot Study Data. Division of Psychiatry, Boston Medical Center, Boston MA (11–19–09)
  • Invited Speaker: 5th Annual Conference: HIV Over 50: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and HIV; New England AIDS Education and Training Center, Boston, MA (09–11–09) 
  • Symposium Speaker: Personality Disorders in HIV: Research and Clinical Perspectives, APA Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada (08–06–09)
  • Grand Rounds: HIV Prevention and Serious Mental Illness: Preliminary Study Results. Center for HIV/AIDS Care and Research, Boston Medical Center, Boston MA (10–16–08)
  • Symposium Speaker: Consumer Perspectives in HIV Mental Health Research and Clinical Practice, Boston, MA (08–17–08)
  • Symposium Speaker: Gay Men and Trauma: Implications for Intervention and Prevention, APA Annual Conference, Boston, MA (08–15–08)
  • Invited Workshop: Motivational Interviewing in the Healthcare Setting, Eastport Health Center, Eastport, Maine (04–01–08)
  • Invited Speaker: Mentoring Students in Research, Eastern Psychological Association 79th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (03–14–08)
Selected Publications, 2008–2010
  • Berger–Greenstein, J.; Burnham, K.; Rollason–Reese, C.; Brady, S. “Gender-Specific Approaches to HIV Risk Reductions,” manuscript in preparation.
  • Brady, S., Berger–Greenstein, J., Devine, E., Richardson, M., Skolnik, P., Keane, T., Desena, T., Maskulka, M., Levy–Bell, R. “Skill Building + Motivational Interviewing for HIV Primary and Secondary Prevention in the Seriously Mentally Ill,” manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Brady, S.M. (in press). “The Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on Sexual Identity Formation in Gay Men. In R. McMackin, T. Keane, and P. Kline, Understanding the Impact of Clergy Sexual Abuse. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.  
  • Applebaum, A., Richardson, M., Brady, S., Brief, D., Keane, T. (2009) “Gender and Other Psychosocial Factors as Predictors of Adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in Adults with Comorbid HIV/AIDS, Psychiatric and Substance-Related Disorder,” AIDS and Behavior 13 (1) 60–65. 
  • Brady, S.M. (2008). “The Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on Sexual Identity Formation in Gay Men. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. 17 (3–4) 359–376.