Description - Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery by Gary L. Fisher
Substance abuse is one of the most frequent and serious problems encountered by human service workers, criminal justice professionals, and clinicians. Unfortunately, many professionals in these fields receive little, if any, formal training about this problem. Our planned encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications in A-to-Z format. Rather than create a compendium of specific drugs and drug effects, for which there are any number of fine titles already available, the focus will be upon practical knowledge and skills for pre-service and in-service human service professionals, including substance abuse counselors and prevention specialists.
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Author Biography - Gary L. Fisher
Gary L. Fisher received his Ph.D. in Applied Educational Psychology (Neuropsychological Assessment) from the University of Washington. He is Professor of Health and Human Services at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the former Director of the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies. He has been a Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, since 1983, and has also worked as a school psychologist in school districts within the state of Washington. He has published articles, book chapters, and books and given national presentations on learning disabilities and on substance abuse, including (with T.C. Harrison) Substance Abuse: Information for School Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, and Counselors, Third Edition (Pearson, 2005) and his forthcoming Rethinking Our War on Drugs: Candid Talk about Controversial Issues (Praeger, in press). He is a Nevada Licensed Psychologist and Drug and Alcohol Counselor and received the 1999 "Author of the Year Award" from the National Board of Addiction Examiners. Nancy A. Roget is the current Director of the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she serves as administrator for more than 50 staff involved with state and federal grants in the alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment, and recovery field. She has been the Principal Investigator on five federal grants. Prior to coming to the university in 1994, Ms. Roget was the Executive Director of the largest adolescent substance abuse treatment program in Nevada. She is a licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist.