- Thursday April 23
- 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Please join us for a panel discussion examining how to meet the needs among women and families impacted by opioid use disorders and substance use disorders. Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Dean, will give the opening remarks followed by panelists who will discuss topics related to substance use treatment and services, families, and trauma-informed care.
Christine Grella, PhD, is a professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP), Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, and director of ISAP. Her research focuses on the intersection of multiple service delivery systems, including substance abuse treatment, mental health, child welfare, health services, HIV services and criminal justice. Grella will be presenting on substance use treatment services among women and their families.
Rikki Patton, PhD, MFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, is an associate professor at the University of Akron. Patton is the program director and clinical training director for the Doctoral Program and has provided service to the profession through advocacy and engagement at the state and national levels. Her research interests include the systemic understanding, prevention and intervention of substance abuse, especially among marginalized populations. Patton will be presenting on family therapy among women and their children impacted by substance use.
Heather Katafiasz PhD, IMFT-S, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, is an assistant Professor at the University of Akron. Her research is focused on further the systemic understanding of Intimate Partner Violence and its intersection with Substance Use. She provides service to the program as the program director and clinical training director for the master’s program. Katafiasz will be presenting on principles of trauma-informed care among families impacted by substance use.
The presentation will conclude with a Q&A.