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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 Alcohol, Substance use, And Addictions (CASAA)
at the University of New Mexico has one opening for a post-doctoral fellow on our pre- and postdoctoral 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 for diverse populations. Post-doctoral fellows may come from any discipline relevant to the goals of the training program. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Additional information about the training program can be found at: https://casaa.unm.edu/traininggrant.html. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a 1-2 page cover letter that addresses their qualifications for and interest in the training program to Barbara S. McCrady, Ph.D., bmccrady@unm.edu. Applications received by January 15, 2021 will be given best consideration. Additional information and application instructions can be found here.

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CASAA Researcher finds emotion regulation can help with PTSD and substance abuse
Patterns of emotion regulation strategies can affect posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use behavior according to Dr. Pilar Sanjuan, a UNM research assistant professor for the Center on Alcohol, Substance use And Addictions and the Psychology Department, who explained her research during her TEDxABQ talk Sept. 29, 2018.

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The Seixas Award for Distinguished Service from the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) was awarded to our own Dr. Barbara McCrady at the RSA conference in Denver recently. This award is named after Frank Seixas, MD, who campaigned for the treatment of alcohol use disorder as a major health problem, conducted research on the diagnosis and treatment of alcohol use disorders, was a founder of the Research Society on Alcoholism, and was the first editor of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Selected recipients for this award must be strong advocates of alcohol research and have provided selfless service to the field.

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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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