A new session of the University of Washington online certificate program Advanced Research in Addiction and the Brain will start in January 2008. Applications are being accepted now.
This distance-learning program brings the latest in addiction science to counselors, chemical dependency specialists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, educators, members of the judiciary, law makers, and other professionals who deal with the issues of substance abuse.
Courses in this program meet Washington State's continuing education requirements for 50 hours/course in ethics and law for social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and psychologists. The courses also meet the requirement for 50 hours/course continuing certification for work in public schools (ESA certification).
Join a group of colleagues this winter to learn more and enhance your professional skills in addressing the problems of substance abuse. The program will continue with a related course in Spring 2008. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail 206-685-6514; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert J. McMahon, Ph.D. has been named as the new editor of Prevention Science, the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research. Dr. McMahon is a Professor in the UW Department of Psychology and the Director of the Child Clinical Psychology Program.
Prevention Science is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal designed to disseminate new developments in the theory, research, and practice of prevention. The journal publishes articles related to the prevention sciences encompassing etiology, epidemiology, and intervention on a variety of health and social problems, including but not limited to substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, violence, accidents, teenage pregnancy, suicide, delinquency, STDs, obesity, diet/nutrition, exercise, and chronic illness.
Dan Barry's weekly "This Land" column in the New York Times takes readers beneath news stories and into obscure and well-known corners of the country. This week, Barry writes about Seattle's 1811 Eastlake Project, which provides supportive housing for 75 formerly homeless men and women living with chronic alcohol addiction. 1811 Eastlake is the first housing program of its kind in Washington to use this innovative housing model for addressing the needs of chronic homeless alcoholics. Alan Marlatt and Mary Larimer of the UW Addictive Behaviors Research Center are evaluating the effectiveness of the program, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.