Mervin J. Langley, PhD

Dr. Langley completed his undergraduate education at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He subsequently earned Master’s and Doctoral degrees at the University of South Africa. In the course of his education Dr. Langley completed an internship at a psychiatric facility specializing in the treatment of addictive disorders. His doctoral research and dissertation explored the process of relapse in alcoholism, with particular emphasis on remediation of cognitive deficits in recovering alcoholics. After immigrating to the United States in 1988, Dr. Langley continued his clinical and research interest in the addictive behaviors as an addiction specialist in a brain injury rehabilitation program. Between 1992 and 1996 he was a principle investigator in research funded by the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research, to investigate new treatments for brain injury comorbid with substance abuse. As part of that research Dr. Langley developed the first treatment manual for behavioral treatment of addictions in brain injury, which also included the development and validation of a test to measure coping skills in substance abuse clients. In the course of his career Dr. Langley has authored or coauthored eight book chapters and professional journal articles. He is currently working on a manual for integrated treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse. Certified in Wisconsin as an Independent Clinical Social Worker, Dr. Langley specializes in treating substance abuse in adolescents and s, anxiety disorders and depression, and marriage/family problems. He has an interest in the integration of faith-based and psychotherapy treatments.