Research Participant Opportunities
Are you interested in participating in a research study at CASAA? Click here to see studies that are currently recruiting.

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12th Annual Satellite Session - Research on Mechanisms of Behavior Change
Saturday June 25th, 2016
39th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism Scientific Meeting,
New Orleans, LA
Please click here for more information.

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NIH Grant Writing Seminar at CASAA: March 24 through May 19, 2016 - please click here for more information.

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Outstanding Training Opportunity Available
Announcement of Postdoctoral Positions: Alcohol Research Training Grant, "Alcohol Research Training: Change Methods & Mechanisms"

The Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) announces one new postdoctoral position on our NIAAA Institutional Research Training grant. The goal of the grant is to prepare future NIH scientists to conduct research to (1) elucidate the processes of change in drinking behavior, (2) develop and test effective methods to effect change through self-change, treatment and indicated prevention, and (3) develop and test models to disseminate knowledge of effective interventions to diverse populations. The grant supports four predoctoral fellows in the Department of Psychology and three postdoctoral fellows who may come from any discipline relevant to the goals of the training program. Fellows work with one of the core training faculty: Barbara S. McCrady (PI and training program director), Eric Claus, Tim Condon, Jon Houck, Theresa Moyers, Matthew Pearson, J. Scott Tonigan, Kamilla Venner, Katie Witkiewitz, or W. Gill Woodall. Additional information and application instructions can be found here.

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CASAA researcher, Dr. Witkiewitz, featured in Newsweek story about mindfulness meditation as a treatment for addiction.
The work of Dr. Katie Witkiewitz and her colleagues was recently cited in the Newsweek magazine story: The Neuroscience of Meditation, and the Virtues of Shutting Up. Building on this prior research, CASAA also recently received funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (R21 AA023661, Dr. Matthew Pearson, PI) to conduct a research study of the psychological and neurobiological mechanisms of mindfulness meditation as an intervention for alcohol use disorder.

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CASAA Celebrates 25th Anniversary
The Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) was founded in 1989 to conduct research, provide service to the community, and train practitioners and students to improve the lives of those affected by alcohol and drug use. Click here for presentations, posters, and photos from the 25th anniversary celebration.

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Motivational Interviewing Professional Training DVD Series 1998 is now available for order online. This series of videotapes, produced at the University of New Mexico, provides an introduction to motivational interviewing by the psychologists who developed it. The tapes are intended to be used as a resource in professional training, offering six hours of clear explanation and practical modeling of component skills. Because it is helpful to see how a method is practiced in various contexts, the tapes include clinical demonstrations of the skills of motivational interviewing, showing ten different therapists working with twelve clients who bring a variety of problems.

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CASAA is pleased to announce an internal "grants to get grants program."

Grants of up to $25,000 are available to qualified UNM and UNM-affiliated investigators to support pilot studies and grant writing efforts for addictions-related research. You may download more information here.

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