Finding the time and funds to attend conferences or to earn continuing education contact hours isn't always possible. ""The Hazelden Clinical Innovators Series"" makes it easier for you.By the year 2020, SAMHSA expects over a 60 per cent increase in people aged 50 and over needing substance abuse treatment. Compared to adults whose drug use began in the 1960s, this future audience faces an increased risk of comorbid diseases and mental health consequences. Perhaps the nation's leading authorities on this client population, Frederic Blow and David Oslin present evidence-based strategies found in SAMHSA's promising practices. This program is essential for treatment centers, nursing homes, and community service centers.
Frederic C. Blow, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Senior Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan and is Director of the National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center (SMITREC) for the Department of Veteran Affairs, Ann Arbor, MI. His areas of research expertise including alcohol screening and diagnosis for older adults, serious mental illness and concurrent substance abuse, alcohol brief interventions in healthcare settings and mental health services research. Dr. Blow has been the principal investigator on numerous federal, state, and foundation grants and has published extensively in the areas of substance abuse screening/treatment and mental health. From 1996-98, Dr. Blow was Panel Chair for CSAT (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment) TIP (Treatment Improvement Protocol) on Substance Abuse Among Older Adults. Dr. Blow maintains an active role in both graduate and undergraduate teaching and the mentoring of pre- and post-doctoral students and junior faculty.