Delishia M. Pittman received her BA in psychology from Concordia University (Portland), her MA in counseling psychology from Lewis & Clark with a specialization in addiction treatment, and her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Georgia.
Dr. Pittman has honed her clinical skill as a generalist practitioner with clinical expertise in diagnosis, assessment, and intervention with dually diagnosed populations, the treatment of trauma and substance abuse/dependence histories, as well as working with African/African American populations. Additionally, her work focuses on areas of diversity (broadly defined) and cultural competence in clinical training and supervision.
Her research seeks to understand the unique barriers (e.g., cultural norms, socioeconomic disadvantage, medical distrust, and access) that play critical roles in health disparities facing African-descended people, broadly examining substance use behavior.
Current projects are exploring substance use behaviors and their relationship to coping processes associated with stress and traumatic life experiences in African American adult populations.