Conversations with an Expert, Ep 4: Dr. Anne Fernandez

Today's episode is a continuation of the theme of alcohol use disorder and alcohol-related liver disease. This time, I speak with Dr. Anne Fernandez, a licensed clinical psychologist at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Fernandez teaches us excellent pearls on motivational interviewing, the various options for behavioral and psychotherapy for alcohol use disorder, and how telehealth has been a boon in the management of this patient population.

I hope you enjoy!

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Links to select publications by Dr. Fernandez

Confronting the Crisis of Comorbid Alcohol Use Disorder and Alcohol-Related Liver Disease With a Novel Multidisciplinary Clinic

Measuring Mindfulness and Examining its Relationship With Alcohol Use and Negative Consequences

A systematic review of behavioural interventions to reduce preoperative alcohol use

Other related links I found helpful

Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers - disclaimer, I do not know much about this website, but I found it searching online and there are some videos/documents that are quite helpful to learn concepts of MI

NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator - I found this to be a super useful resource for patients and providers alike to understand various treatment options and for help in navigating the search for appropriate treatment