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Rebecca M. Ametrano, Ph.D.
Rebecca M. Ametrano, Ph.D. earned her doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and Health Behavior Coordinator at VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS), as well as the Training Director for the VABHS Psychology Practicum Program. Dr. Ametrano holds an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, and is a past Executive Board member of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29). She also has a strong commitment to education and mentorship, and provides supervision to psychology trainees in the Behavioral Medicine and Primary Care clinics. Much of Dr. Ametrano’s current work focuses on the national VA Whole Health Initiative. She facilitates nationally-accredited trainings that support interdisciplinary staff in their use of patient‐centered care strategies, motivational interviewing skills, and the practice of whole health care, and she provides ongoing consultation to leadership and frontline staff on their implementation of these approaches. Dr. Ametrano’s research has focused primarily on common factors in psychotherapy, such as patient expectations and the therapeutic alliance. She has particular interest in how these factors influence behavior change in integrated medical settings.
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