Ron Hamel, MA

Ron Hamel, MA

Lecturer , Psychology

Professor Hamel has been at SHU for 16 years, the last 9 years as a full time faculty member and the prior as an adjunct professor. Professor Hamel’s background is in health, mental health (psychopathology) and addiction. He worked at Yale Psychiatric Hospital for 6 years and then 3 years at Hill Health Care (South Central Rehabilitation Center) as a senior clinician heading the counseling group in 5 day detoxification center. Clients were addicted to opiates (heroin, oxycotin, and Percocet), alcohol and benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium and Klonopin).

In addition Professor Hamel is certified in auricular acupuncture used in treating addiction, especially heroin and other opiates.

Professor Hamel is currently a research assistant in the Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine. He is assisting in research of adolescent drinking behaviors; Project Choice. Reducing the drinking patterns by applying basic therapy and either a placebo or the drug naltraxone.

Degrees and Certifications

    • M.A., Southern Connecticut State University,
    • Certificate in Addiction Treatment
    • Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist

Teaching Responsibilities

    • Health Psychology
    • Drug Effects and Behavior
    • Abnormal and Personality

Research Interests and Grants

    • Substance Abuse
    • Psychopathology
    • Health Psychology
    • Biopsychology

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Humanities Center of Acad Bldg HC*219N2
    College of Arts and Sciences
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