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Brenda Frye, Ph.D., L.P.

"We are what we are because we have been what we have been, and what is needed for solving the problems of human life and motives is not moral estimates but more knowledge." - Sigmund Freud


Brenda Frye, Ph.D., L.P

Research Experience

My passion for research started when I worked in the Gunnar Lab at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities as an undergraduate.  I was an Undergraduate research assistant working on projects related to attachment and stress.  

As a graduate student, I worked at Stanford University as an RA on a project comparing group psychotherapy protocols for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.


Finally, once back in the Twin Cities, I spent a great deal of effort on a project at the U of MN, TC working on a hybrid cognitive behavioral program for individuals suffering from co-occurring anxiety and alcohol use disorders.  I was able to be a PI on this, later on, to disseminate the protocol to clients at Hazelden as well.  

Currently, my research interests bridge those earlier experiences along with studying aggression, interpersonal violence, and sexual assault and variables that appear to be associated.

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