Event Description: This presentation will provide critical information about stigma surrounding substance use and addiction and the ways in which stigma impacts treatment-seeking and recovery for people who have substance use disorders. Successful efforts to reduce stigma will also be explored.
By the end of the presentation, the learner will be able to:
Dr. Tricia Witte is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Alabama. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arkansas and completed her predoctoral internship on the Trauma Track at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Witte’s clinical and research clinical interests include substance use and addiction, trauma, dating violence, and sexual assault. She directs the Prevention of Violence and Substance Use Research Lab, and is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Substance Use Research and Related Conditions as well as the Center for Youth Development and Intervention. She is also the Coordinator for the Addiction and Recovery Studies program, which is an undergraduate degree program that she developed. She has been awarded a number of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants to support the training of clinical psychology doctoral students in substance and opioid use assessment and treatment.
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