Contact Information

Monica Skewes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Montana State University
P.O. Box 173440
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440 USA

Tel: (406) 994-3814
Fax: (406) 994-3804
Location: 309 Traphagen Hall


Fall 2017 Office Hours:

TR 3:00 - 4:00 and by appointment

Curriculum Vita


Research Interests

  • Health Psychology
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Minority Health Disparities
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Harm Reduction


  • Ph.D. (2006). Health Psychology, University of Texas at El Paso
  • M.A. (2002). Clinical Psychology, University of Texas at El Paso
  • B.A. (1996). Psychology and Dramatic Art, University of California, Davis

Recent Publications

  • Greenfield, B., Skewes, M.C., Dionne, R., Davis, B., Cwik, M., Venner, K., & Belcourt-Dittloff, A. (2013). Treatment for American Indians and Alaska Natives: Considering cultural adaptations. The Behavior Therapist, 36, 146-151.
  • Skewes, M.C.,& Gonzalez, V.M. (2013). Attitudes toward harm reduction vs. abstinence-only approaches for college student alcohol misuse. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 72, 182-186.
  • Skewes, M.C., & DeCou, C.R., & Gonzalez, V.M. (2013). Energy drink use, problem drinking, and drinking motives in a diverse sample of Alaskan college students. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 72, 194-199.
  • DeCou, C.R., Skewes, M.C., & Lopez, E.D.S. (2013). Traditional living and cultural ways as protective factors against suicide: Perceptions of Alaska Native university students. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 72, 142-146. 
  • Gonzalez, V.M., Skewes, M.C. (2013). Solitary heavy drinking, social relationships, and negative mood regulation in college drinkers.Addiction Research & Theory, 21, 285-294.
  • DeCou, C.R., Skewes, M.C., Skanis, M.L., & Lopez, E.D.S. (2013). The effects of discussing suicide with Alaska Native college students: Qualitative insights from semi-structured interviews. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 19, 67-75.
  • Skewes, M.C. & Gonzalez, V.M. (2013). Biopsychosocial model of addiction. In: Principles of Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. Elsevier Inc., San Diego: Academic Press, pp. 61-70.

Recent Courses

  • Health Psychology
  • Drugs and Behavior
  • Substance Abuse Assessment & Treatment
  • Planning Clinical Intervention in Substance Abuse
  • Advanced Research Design & Analysis