Harrison School of Pharmacy

Faculty and Staff Directory

Margaret Caruso head shot

Margaret Caruso

Graduate Psychology Clinician
Department: Academic Programs
Auburn University
Harrison School of Pharmacy
Auburn, AL 36849
Email: hsoppsc@auburn.edu


Margaret Caruso is a graduate student in the clinical psychology Ph.D. program at Auburn University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the College of Charleston. Afterwards, she pursued her interest in research at the Medical University of South Carolina where she coordinated NIH-funded clinical trials in the Addiction Sciences Division. Her research interests include posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders in Veteran and Active Duty Service Member populations.

In her clinical work, she recognizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship to effect beneficial change. By ensuring clients are met in a non-judgmental and supportive manner, collaboration can be fostered between client and clinician. To guide clients through treatment, Caruso uses evidenced-based techniques (i.e., motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy).

In addition, she incorporates training in skills meant to teach mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. She encourages clients that through collaboration, thoughtful reflection, and, most importantly, personal commitment they can cope with life’s challenges while finding enjoyment and fulfillment.

Caruso is located in the Auburn University Psychological Services Center (AUPSC) in Cary Hall and is available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (by appointment).

She can be reached via email (hsoppsc@auburn.edu).

Please note that this e-mail account may not be checked on weekends or university holidays. For urgent assistance please call Student Counseling Services at 334-844-5123 or 911.

Last Updated: May 8, 2020