Averi Gaines, M.S., Ph.D. candidate
Averi N. Gaines received her M.S. in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). Prior to beginning graduate school, she worked as a clinical research coordinator in the Center for Psychotherapy Research of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Gaines is currently completing her doctoral training at UMass in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, where she works in the Psychotherapy Research Lab. Her research interests include patient, therapist, dyadic and contextual factors that influence psychotherapy processes and outcomes; mental health care disparities, measurement-based care and psychotherapy integration. Her work has been disseminated at professional conferences and in peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.