Research

Carter Caregiving Symposium, American Society of Aging, Chicago 2013
Carly McCord Dissertation Defense 2013
Project FOCUS team, UAB 1998
Presentation, Las Vegas AASCIPSW 2003
Stuttgart 2007
Meredith at APA
Meredith Williamson Presenting at APA Convention 2012
World Congress of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Boston 2010
World Congress of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Boston 2010
At CCPTP Austin 2013
At CCPTP Austin 2013

 

My scholarly career began during my master’s program at Auburn University and continued during my doctoral training at the University of Missouri.  From that time to the present I have pursued my scholarly and clinical interests in the adjustment and well-being of persons with chronic and disabling health conditions. Theoretical models of social problem-solving abilities, hope, and personality guide much of this work.  These lines of research converged in several randomized clinical trials of problem-solving training for family caregivers of persons with severe disabilities.   In my current activities, I collaborate with other colleagues to examine mental health issues and services in rural Texas, the assessment of children in the Medical Personal Care Services program, and in developing contextual and prospective models to understand the adjustment of persons with traumatic disabilities.   Students are involved in most of these projects.