Steve Martino PhD

Professor of Psychiatry; Chief of Psychology, VA CT Healthcare System

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student Research

DAHRSPsychiatry: Division of Substance Abuse; Psychotherapy Development Center; Adult Psychiatry; Psychology Section; Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center; Addictions, Division of

Research Interests

Motivation interviewing (MI); Clinician training strategies; Implementation science; Technology-based treatment approaches; Curriculum evaluation more...


  • Ph.D., Depaul University, 1990

Selected Publications

  • Decker, S.E., & Martino, S. (2013). Unintended effects of training on clinicians’ interest, confidence, and commitment in using motivational interviewing. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 132, 681-687.
  • Decker, S.E., Carroll, K.M., Nich, C., Canning-Ball, M., & Martino, S. (2013). Correspondence of motivational interviewing adherence and competence ratings in real and role-played sessions. Psychological Assessment, 25, 306-312.
  • Olmstead, T., Canning-Ball, M., Carroll, K.M., & Martino, S. (2011). Cost and cost-effectiveness of three strategies for training clinicians in motivational interviewing. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 116, 195–202.



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