Patricia Thomas Becker, PhD, MN, FAAN, conducted research on the effects of the early caretaking environment on infant health and development that has contributed to improvements in the care of preterm infants in neonatal intensive care.
Patricia Becker is a licensed psychotherapist who has been treating individuals with substance abuse issues and co-occurring disorders for over 10 years. Patricia received her MSW degree from Simmons College in Boston, MA and worked as a therapist there for many years. In 2008, she relocated to the Los Angeles area when offered the position of Primary Therapist at the world renowned Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu. While at Promises, Patricia worked with the residents and their families through individual, family and group therapy to address their addiction problems and the often underlying emotional, relational and spiritual difficulties with which both the clients and families were struggling.