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Matthew Kendra

Clinical Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University
United States of America


Dr. Matthew Kendra is a clinical psychologist in the Addiction Medicine and Dual Diagnosis Clinic, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of mental disorders and substance use disorders. He has been practicing as a licensed psychologist for nearly 3 years, and received graduate, internship, and fellowship training prior to licensure for about 7 years. Dr. Kendra has a special interest in Substance Use Disorders, Addiction, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Smoking Cessation. He is currently Program Director for the Stanford Tobacco Cessation Program, and provides group and individual psychotherapy for substance use, addictive behavior, and dual diagnosis.

Research Interest

Stigma, help-seeking, access to mental health services, and substance use


  • Facilitating treatment access and engagement for justice-involved Veterans with substance use disorders Criminal Justice Policy Review Glynn, L. H., Kendra, M. S., Timko, C., Finlay, A. K., Blodgett, J. C., Maisel, N. C., Midboe, A. M., McGuire, J. F., Blonigen, D. M. 2014

  • The Stigma of Having Psychological Problems: Relations With Engagement, Working Alliance, and Depression in Psychotherapy PSYCHOTHERAPY Kendra, M. S., Mohr, J. J., Pollard, J. W. 2014; 51 (4): 563-573

  • Satisfaction with substance use treatment and 12-step groups predicts outcomes ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS Kendra, M. S., Weingardt, K. R., Cucciare, M. A., Timko, C. 2015; 40: 27-32

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