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 Dr. Kathy Goggin

     Dr. Kathy Goggin is an Associate Professor the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She completed PhD in Clinical Psychology at the San Diego State University and University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in 1994. Dr. Goggin’s graduate advisors were Drs. Vanessa Malcarne and James Sallis. Her primary research interest revolve around HIV/AIDS, adjustment to chronic/terminal illness, antiretroviral medication adherence, primary and secondary prevention in HIV and substance abuse, health promotion in communities of color, and protective factors in health decision making.            

     Dr. Goggin has multiple research projects which include Project MOTIV8 (http://cas.umkc.edu/psyc/motiv8/), Multi-Site Collaborative Study for Adherence (MCSA), and The International Center for Indigenous Phytotherapy Studies (TICIPS). MOTIV8 is an NIMH funded 3-arm randomized control trial to test the efficacy of novel behavioral ART adherence interventions. The multi-site collaborative study integrates medication adherence data with patient demographic, psychosocial characteristics and behavioral, virologic and clinical outcomes data collected from 2,830 individuals across 15 studies from 13 major institutions. TCIPS is part of Dr. Goggin’s international work conducted in South Africa. The purpose of this project is to create a collaborative environment to support scientifically rigorous and ethical studies of African phytotherapies and healthcare systems; b) train scientists to conduct high caliber research in complementary and alternative medical practices (CAM); c) communicate evidence for the safety and efficacy of indigenous phytotherapies and CAM to healthcare providers and the public; d) advance the health and well-being of the African and American peoples. Dr. Goggin is Co-Leader of Research Project I which is a randomized double blind placebo controlled study to investigate the safety and efficacy of Lessertia frutescens in HIV-infected South Africans.

     Dr. Goggin currently teaches graduate level courses in the Psychology Department at UMKC. These courses include Theoretical Foundations of Health Psychology, Supervision and Consultation, and Facilitating Patient Behavior Change: Models, Methods and Motivational Interviewing. Courses that she has taught in the past include Theoretical and Ethical Issues in Professional Psychology and some undergraduate level courses.           

     Dr. Goggin’s primary line work revolves around HIV/AIDS research and some clinical work. However, Dr. Goggin, along with her colleague Dr. Delwyn Catley, train and practice Motivational Interviewing (MI). MI has been defined as a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence (Miller, & Rollnick, 1991).

Miller, W.R., & Rollnick, S. (1991). Motivational Interviewing: preparing people to change addictive behavior. New York: Guilford Press.