“Addiction Recovery” Research Colloquia on November 4

All are invited to attend the research colloquia, Addiction Recovery, at 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 4, in room #115 of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center at 11402 Bellflower Road on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. There will be a reception following this free event.

Two CEUs are available ($10 alumni; $25 non-alumni).

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Sponsored by the Mandel School’s Office of Research Administration and the Doctoral Program, this year’s Research & Training Colloquia are part of the Centennial Speaker Series and are “Featuring Our Own,” spotlighting speakers from the school’s doctoral and master’s alumni.

For “Addiction Recovery” on November 4, the topics and speakers are:

“Three Good Things: Mixed-Methods Research, Gratitude, and Addiction Recovery” presented by Amy R. Krentzman, MSW, PhD 2008, who is an Assistant Professor at University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work and an Adjunct Research Investigator in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School. Krentzman will address how the scientific study of wellness, well-being, and flourishing is different from the study of pathology. It requires examination of different interventions, outcome variables, and hypotheses of different mechanisms of change. Results of a test of a gratitude intervention using a randomized control research design among individuals in outpatient treatment for alcohol use disorders will be presented, along with the methodological challenges and benefits of mixed methods research. She received her Masters of Social Work from New York University and her PhD from the Mandel School.

“Three More Good Things: Protective Factors, the Recovery Model, and Knowing How To Interpret Research” presented by Lou LaMarca, MSSA 2012, LISW, who is the Clinical Director at Community Assessment & Treatment Services and is on the adjunct faculty at the joint MSW program at Cleveland State University and the University of Akron. LaMarca will take a look at the current state of addiction treatment, which has evolved from a confrontational, peer support model to one rooted in evidence-based practices. Protective factors are addressed by using outcome data as measured by the Brief Addiction Monitor. How research interpretation effects everyday practice will be a focus. He received his MSSA from the Mandel School in 2012.

Mandel School students receive two professional development hours for attending (online students who watch via livestream can receive 2 PD hours by submitting a brief summary to their field adviser). On-campus students can also visit with the speakers at 1:00 p.m. prior the colloquia for “Advice From Mandel School Alumni,” an informal session in the Mandel Center Lounge.

This event will be live streamed. If you’d like to attend via live stream, click the remote access option when registering and you will be provided a link as the date approaches. No CEUs are available for people who attend via live stream.