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Erin Watson, PsyD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    San Francisco VA Health Care System/ University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAPostdoctoral Fellow2015Clinical Psychology, HIV/AIDS and Liver Diseases
    Portland VA Health Care System, Portland, ORDoctoral Intern2014Clinical Psychology, Generalist
    Adler University, Chicago, ILPsyD2014Clinical Psychology, Primary Care Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
    Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, ILMA2008Clinical Counseling
    College of Charleston, Charleston, SCBS2006Psychology
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    San Francisco VA Health Care System2019Special Contribution Award
    San Francisco Executive Board2018Federal Employee of the Year Nominee
    San Francisco VA Health Care System2016Outstanding Psychologist Award
    San Francisco Executive Board2016Federal Employee of the Year Recipient
    Adler University2013Alfed W. Adler Scholarship
    Adler University2012Professional Development Scholarship
    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology2008Distinguished Student Award

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    Erin C. Watson, Psy.D., is a Clinical Health Psychologist at the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) where she provides integrated care services and contributes to interprofessional education and practice. She is the Associate Director of Psychology for the Education for Patient Aligned Care Teams (EdPACT) program and Preceptor for the Integrated Care Psychology fellows. She serves as a consultant for the National VA Motivational Interviewing (MI) therapy initiative, and practices evidence-based cognitive behavioral and acceptance and commitment therapies. Dr. Watson also serves as a staff lead for the Psychology Diversity Committee (PDC) and is a Diversity Champion for UCSF’s Differences Matter initiative. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco (USF) and Assistant Clinical Professor of Health Sciences at the University of San Francisco, California (UCSF). Her clinical and research interests include the integration of behavioral health in medical specialty clinics and primary care, education for allied health professionals, socially responsible practice, health disparities, and program development and evaluation.

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    1. Seal KH, Borsari B, Tighe J, Cohen BE, Delucchi K, Morasco BJ, Li Y, Sachs E, Abadjian L, Watson EC, Manuel JK, Vella L, Trafton J, Midboe A. Optimizing pain treatment interventions (OPTI): A pilot randomized controlled trial of collaborative care to improve chronic pain management and opioid safety-Rationale, methods, and lessons learned. Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 02; 77:76-85. PMID: 30572163.
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    2. Watson EC, Cosio D, Lin EH. Mixed-method approach to veteran satisfaction with pain education. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014; 51(3):503-14. PMID: 25019671.
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