Professor Matthew Owen Howard completed his Ph.D. (with distinction) from Social Welfare, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1990. M.S.W., Social Work from University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1987. M.S., Psychology from Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, 1983 and B.A. (cum laude), Psychology, Minors: Philosophy, Economics from Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, 1978.
Clinical Interest: Neuropsychological Assessment of Adolescent Substance Abusers Consequences of MDMA ("ecstasy") Abuse Comorbid ADHD/Conduct Disorder and Juvenile Psychopathy Comorbid Antisocial Personality Disorder and Alcohol/Drug Dependence Research Interest: Neuropsychiatric Impairments of Adolescent MDMA and Inhalant Abusers Natural History of Inhalant Use Disorders and Comorbid Disorders Exercise Dependence Substance-Induced Mood and Anxiety Disorders Temperamental Precursors to Addiction Pharmacological Aversion Therapy