Caitlyn Hood, M.S.

Caitlyn Hood, M.S., is a clinical extern at the Clinic for Emotional Health where she provides supervised evidence-based cognitive-behavioral interventions for individuals experiencing emotional, trauma-related, and substance use disorders.  Caitlyn is currently a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Kentucky (UK). Previously, Caitlyn worked as the behavioral medicine resident at UK’s Orofacial Pain Clinic, where she provided brief, behavioral interventions to individuals with chronic pain conditions. Caitlyn also has strong experience in the delivery of group and individual Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to clients at The Harris Center. She is currently serving as the clinical psychology resident at UK’s Supportive Medication Assisted Treatment and Recovery (SMART) clinic and is providing individual and group CBT to patients receiving medication-assisted treatment for opioid use. Caitlyn’s research is a synthesis of her clinical training, as she is focused on evaluating the long-term mental and physical health consequences of trauma-related symptoms and substance use.