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Expert on alcoholism and families is guest speaker for UI program's
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- One of the country's leading experts on how alcoholism
affects families will be the guest speaker for sessions to mark the 25th
anniversary of the Substance Abuse Counseling Program at the University
of Iowa College of Education Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10.
Barbara McCrady, clinical director for the Center of Alcohol Studies
at Rutgers University, will present "Til Death Do Us Part: Working
with Couples with Substance Abuse" as part of a training session for
counselors from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Oct. 9 in room 301 of the Lindquist
Center on the UI campus.
McCrady's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on "Working
Smarter, Not Harder, in a Managed Care Environment" from 3 p.m. to
4 p.m. Panelists include Kermit Dahlen of the Gordon Recovery Centers in
Sioux City; Chad Jensen of NCARF in Fort Dodge; Vickie Lewis of SATUCI
in Marshalltown; and Arthur Schut of the Mid-East Council on Chemical Abuse
(MECCA) in Iowa City.
The Substance Abuse Counseling Program will also be the host for a banquet
for alumni and friends beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 in the R.
Wayne Richey Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.
The training session and the banquet are open to the public but require
advance registration. Fees are $25 a person for the training session and
$25 a person for the banquet. (The cost is $45 to attend both sessions.)
McCrady has done extensive research in the area of alcoholism and its
effects on the family. She is the author of nine books, more than 35 book
chapters and several journal articles.
She has been a professor in the Rutgers University School of Applied
and Professional Psychology since 1983.
One of the first such programs of its kind in the country, the Substance
Abuse Counseling Program was founded in 1973 and trains graduate students
to be counselors who work with people who have substance abuse problems.
About 30 students annually enroll in the program and about 100 students
from throughout the UI annually take classes through the program.
For more information contact the Substance Abuse Counseling Program,
N351 Lindquist Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1529;
phone: 800-553-IOWA; or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org