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James L.  Sorensen

James L. Sorensen, PhD, is a professor of psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco, where he focuses on research and training in substance abuse treatment. He is also codirector of the Western States Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network. In addition to his work at the University of California, San Francisco, he is a licensed clinical psychologist and teaches at the University of California Extension in the certificate program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies.