Rebecca Schacht, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Contact Information:


Office:        Psychology Training, Research, and Services Center,

                   UMBC Research & Technology Park South, Room 4025

Phone:       410.455.5626

Fax:           410.455.1055

Lab:           Psychology Training, Research, and Services Center,

                  UMBC Research & Technology Park South, Suite 3011

Phone:     410.455.5530 (Psychology Training Clinic)


Ph.D. – University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Area of Study:

Addiction, Violence Exposure and PTSD, Health Behavior

Research Interests:

Dr. Schacht’s research interests fall broadly into three overlapping areas:

1) Addictive behavior

2) Violence exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder

3) Maternal and reproductive health

Courses Taught:

Dr. Schacht’s current teaching responsibilities relate to clinical supervision and mentoring of doctoral students.

Graduate Research and Training Opportunities:

YES:  Accepting graduate students for Fall of 2021

Current UMBC doctoral students who are interested in working in the Psychology Training Clinic should email me.

Undergraduate Research and Training Opportunities:

MAYBE:  Undergraduate opportunities available

Graduate Program Affiliation(s):

Human Services Psychology; Clinical

Leadership Roles in the Department / College / University:

Director, Psychology Training Clinic

Selected Publications:

Peirce JM, Schacht RL, Brooner RK, King VL, Kidorf MS (2014). Prospective risk factors for traumatic event reexposure in community syringe exchange participants.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Rass O, Schacht RL, Marvel CL, Mintzer MZ. (in press). Opioids. In L.S. Miller (Ed.), Neuropsychological Aspects of Substance Use Disorders: Evidence-Based Perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press.

Schacht RL. (2013). Prenatal exposure to alcohol and illicit substances. In P. Miller (Ed.), Principles of Addiction. London: Elsevier.

Schacht RL, George WH, Davis KC, Heiman JR, Norris J, Stoner SA, Kajumulo KF. (2010). Sexual abuse history, alcohol intoxication, and women’s sexual risk behavior. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39, 898-906.

Schacht RL, Dimidjian S, Berns SB, George WH. (2009). Domestic violence assessment procedures among couple therapists. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 35, 556-568.