Elizabeth A. Corby, Ph.D.,C.P., P.A.T.

Dr. Elizabeth A. Corby

Dr. Elizabeth A. Corby is a Clinical Psychologist who provides evaluation and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, families and groups. She became a Board-Certified practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy in 2016. Soon thereafter she reached the next level of certification as a Practitioner Applicant for Trainer (P.A.T.) and is currently a 2019 candidate for certification as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner (T.E.P.) of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. Dr. Corby also completed certification at and is a Diplomate of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia (1999)

Dr. Corby also maintains a private practice in Birmingham and Royal Oak
Michigan where she helps her clients through the transformative processes of psychotherapy.  She works holistically with her clients; utilizing a variety of scientifically supportive neuro-behavioral, relational and action methods, including CBT, and psychodrama and various other forms of psychoanalysis and treatment, such as dialectical behavioral, DMDR and mindfulness therapies. In both individual and group settings, Dr. Corby helps her clients integrate mind, body, and spirit thereby providing healing from a variety of challenges including anxiety, depressive disorders, and alcohol and substance use and dependence disorders.

Dr. Corby is also the co-founder of the Michigan Psychodrama Center, where she leads psychodrama workshops for therapists, clients, lay people, lawyers and other professionals. She and Mr. Barone are the only psychodrama trainers in Michigan, offering psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy training groups for therapists and others.

Dr. Corby has an extensive formal and practice-based background in addiction.  Dr. Corby’s Ph.D. research involved contingency management of teen substance abuse. This research was ultimately published under the title: Contingency Management Interventions for Treating the Substance Abuse of Adolescents: A Feasibility Study. Another of Dr. Corby’s published studies related to this issue is entitled: Substance abuse risk reduction: Verbal mediational training for children by parental and nonparental models.

As a post-doctoral fellow Dr. Corby continued her research under the title of assistant professor at the WSU medical school’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. This research was under the direction of former NIDA director Dr. Charles Schuster and involved the use of buprenorphine to curb addiction to heroin. This research contributed to its now widespread use. Dr. Corby also developed an adolescent dual diagnosis treatment program while so employed.

Dr. Corby left academia to begin work in the private sector as a clinical director at Henry Ford Maplegrove, a well-known Michigan in-patient chemical dependency treatment center. Since leaving that position, Dr. Corby has been in private practice private practice focusing on the treatment of dual diagnoses and the family system for three decades.