Dr. Elizabeth A. Corby

Dr. Corby limits her practice to the evaluation and treatment of individuals who present with substance abuse or dependence disorders, including those individuals charged with drinking-related traffic offenses.

Dr. Corby completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships in the area of substance abuse at Wayne State University under the tutelage of the former Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Dr. Charles R. Schuster. She has published and presented research at scientific conferences on the topics of reducing substance abuse risk factors and on increasing drug abstinence rates via treatment. Dr. Corby is also among a small group of practitioners certified by the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy. Accordingly, her office provides thorough and empirically-based evaluations and treatment.

Dr. Corby was previously on faculty in the Department of Behavioral Neurosciences within the School of Medicine at Wayne State University where she performed research on addictive pathologies. Additionally, she was a Senior Staff Psychologist and supervisor at the Maplegrove Treatment Center for Chemical Dependency, within the Henry Ford Health System.

Contact Information:  Appointments may be scheduled with Dr. Corby in her Birmingham Michigan office by calling (248) 594-3883.

Here is an introductory video about Dr. Corby and how a therapist can help a person accused for drunk driving:


 What follows is another video from Dr. Corby discussing cognative therapy and how it can be used to help you after a drunk driving arrest.  Dr. Corby is one of the few clinical phychologists in Michigan that are certified by the Beck Institute.  This is from their web page:

Q: What is cognitive therapy?

A: Cognitive therapy is one of the few forms of psychotherapy that has been scientifically tested and found to be effective in over four hundred clinical trials for many different disorders. In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. Indeed, much of what the patient does is solve current problems. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors.

BIO -Brief


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology: University of Michigan, with Distinction: December, 1985
  • Master’s Degree: Clinical Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, 1986
  • Doctorate: Clinical Psychology: University of Detroit: August 1995


  •  Master’s practicum: Mercywood Hospital, Outpatient Psychiatry and Chemical Dependency Treatment: September 1986-May 1987
  •  Predoctoral Internship: Wayne State University Department of Medicine, Detroit Medical Center. September 1994-August 1995
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Wayne State University Department of Medicine, Detroit Medical Center; Clinical Research Division on Substance Abuse. Developed Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program for Adolescents with Chemical Dependency and Psychiatric Disorders. September 1995-February 1997.

Professional History Including Academic Appointments:

  • Assistant Professor:  Wayne State University Department of Medicine, Detroit Medical Center; Clinical Research Division on Substance Abuse February 1997- August 1999.
  • Senior Staff Psychologist: Henry Ford Maplegrove Chemical Dependency Treatment Program. September 1999-August 2001.
  • Private Practice: Specialty in Dual Diagnosed Disorders Evaluation and Treatment: 1986-present.

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