W. MICHAEL HUNT, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Naval Medical Center San Diego

William Michael Hunt, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD). Dr. Hunt received his Ph.D. from the University of South Florida where he engaged in research investigating the role of cognitive processes in alcohol use and where he provided smoke cessation treatment. He also evaluated strategies for fostering the implementation of evidence-based practice in community substance abuse treatment settings and co-authored a manual and workbook for the treatment of co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. After graduate school, he completed his psychology internship at the University of California, San Diego/Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, treating veterans with substance use problems and with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Following his internship, Dr. Hunt spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow for the University of California, San Diego/San Diego State University Research Foundation funded by a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Training Grant to study health behaviors (e.g. tobacco and alcohol use) in minority populations. Following his postdoc, Dr. Hunt took a position at NMCSD as a staff psychologist. Shortly after coming to NMCSD, he accepted a temporary appointment as assistant department head of the Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation Program where he helped transform their treatment model from addictions only to co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. He currently serves as faculty for NMCSD’s American Psychological Association accredited doctoral internship program.