Catherine Paquette Successfully Defends her Master’s Thesis

Catherine Paquette successfully defended her master’s Thesis this spring, earning her Master of Arts in Psychology. Her thesis, entitled Treatment Engagement in Smartphone-Enhanced vs. Standard Behavioral Activation for Substance Use, compares multiple indicators of treatment engagement between a smartphone-enhanced behavioral activation treatment for substance use and a standard treatment using paper materials. Catherine presented this original research for scrutiny to a group of UNC faculty, and her successful defense represents hard work and comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. The BRANE lab is lucky to have Catherine on the team for the next few years as she works on her doctoral research, which will test behavioral activation treatment among people who inject drugs. Congrats, Catherine!