Aida Cajdric-Vrhovac, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Aida Cajdric-Vrhovac

Biography

I specialize in working with adults (18+) who are experiencing issues related to substance use, trauma and PTSD, stress management, depression, anxiety, life transitions and grief. Often people seek treatment when they notice that they are living life that is not consistent with their personal values. My mission is to help you find ways to work through some of the struggles you are experiencing so that you start living life according to those personal values and in turn to feel more positive about yourself. I will work with you to form a treatment plan that best suits your personal values and life goals.
I am trained in several evidence based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Seeking Safety, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivation Interviewing (MI).
I easily establish a strong working relationship with my clients, and truly care about each person with whom I work. I am passionate about assisting people work on the changes they want to make in their lives.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System - Brockton

Education

  • Saint Louis University, PhD
  • Saint Louis University, MS
  • Northeastern University, BS

Publications

  • Published on 1/1/2009

    Cajdric-Vrhovac A, Weaver TL. Exploring the meaning of cigarette smoking in a sample of resettled Bosnian refugees. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2009; 8(1):1-14. PMID: 19266371.

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  • Published on 10/1/2008

    Weaver TL, Cajdric A, Jackson ER. Smoking patterns within a primary care sample of resettled Bosnian refugees. J Immigr Minor Health. 2008 Oct; 10(5):407-14. PMID: 18071902.

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  • Published on 5/1/2004

    DeSteno D, Dasgupta N, Bartlett MY, Cajdric A. Prejudice from thin air: The effect of emotion on automatic intergroup attitudes. Psychol Sci. 2004 May; 15(5):319-24. PMID: 15102141.

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  • Published on 7/1/2001

    Naarendorp F, Sato Y, Cajdric A, Hubbard NP. Absolute and relative sensitivity of the scotopic system of rat: electroretinography and behavior. Vis Neurosci. 2001 Jul-Aug; 18(4):641-56. PMID: 11829310.

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