Dr. Art Blume

Professor of Psychology
Phone: (360) 546-9414
Located in Classroom (VCLS) 208L
Office Hours: by appointment
Support Staff: Janet DeWitt

Dr. Blume is the author of the book, Treating Drug Problems, as well as over 70 scholastic articles and book chapters. He serves as Associate Editor of the international peer-reviewed journal, Addictive Behaviors, and is Outgoing Associate Editor of the American Psychology Association’s peer-reviewed journal, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, as well as Section Editor for the Elsevier Press, Encyclopedia of Addictive Behaviors. He is currently President-elect of the Society of (American) Indian Psychologists, a member of the American Psychological Association’s Working Group on Health Disparities among Boys and Men, and a past President of the Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group in the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. In 2003, he was awarded the Early Career Award for research in addictive behaviors by that same special interest group.

Research

My current research is conducted in the context of multicultural psychology, examining how microaggressions, prejudice, and discrimination impact substance use and mental health. Current studies are examining those relationships among college students of color, as well as collaborative research working American Indian and Alaska Native communities with other likeminded researchers. I also have experience in applied and clinically relevant etiological and intervention research with other populations at high risk for substance abuse such as college student drinkers, people with co-occurring mental disorders and cognitive dysfunction, military personnel, and incarcerated populations. If you would like to know more about my work, I invite you to review my CV.