CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 19, 2002
Spring Colloquium focuses on substance abuse April 26
"Substance Abuse: Disease, Disability, or Disaster?" is the theme
of the University of Iowa College of Education's Spring Colloquium from 3
to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 26.
The event, sponsored by the College of Education's Counseling, Rehabilitation
and Student Development division, will be in Room N105 of the Lindquist Center.
The event is intended for faculty, staff and students in the College of Education
but is open to the wider UI and Iowa City community as well.
The featured speaker will be John J. Benshoff, Ph.D., professor and coordinator
of the Rehabilitation Counselor Training Program at Southern Illinois University
at Carbondale and director of Studies in Substance Abuse. Benshoff's presentation
will focus on substance abuse from the disability perspective, examining the
functional capacities and limitations associated with substance abuse, and
suggesting possible intervention strategies for the practicing rehabilitation
Benshoff is the author of nearly 40 refereed articles focusing on a wide
range of rehabilitation issues. He and Timothy Janikowski, Ph.D., are the
co-authors of the "Rehabilitation Model of Substance Abuse Counseling,"
the only substance abuse counseling text to approach substance abuse from
a rehabilitation perspective.
Benshoff's presentation will be available via the Iowa Communications Network
at various locations throughout the state of Iowa. For further information,
call (319) 335-5275.
Visit the Counseling, Rehabilitation and Student Development Division online
Founded in 1872, the University of Iowa College of Education was the nation's
first permanent college-level department of education. Since then the college
has gained an international reputation of excellence in fields as diverse
as rehabilitation counseling, testing and measurement, and language and literacy.
It is home to the Iowa Testing Programs, developer of the widely used Iowa
Tests of Basic Skills; to the Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International
Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development; and to such top-ranked
programs as Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Educational
Psychology, Elementary Teacher Education, Secondary Teacher Education, and
English Education and Literacy.