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Kathleen J. Farkas, PhD

Associate Professor


PhD, Case Western Reserve University
AM, University of Chicago
BA, Case Western Reserve University
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel
School of Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7164
kathleen.farkas@case.edu

216-368-2276

About

Kathleen Farkas is an associate professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University. She has extensive clinical and research expertise in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders. She has been the recipient of a National Research Training Award from the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), a Faculty Development Award from NIAAA/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)/Center on Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), as well as research grants from NIDA. Her current projects, funded by the Department of Justice and the Ohio Department of Mental Health, include a randomized control intervention using a jail-based Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment and an enhanced case management model and an adaptation of a cognitive behavior change curriculum for use with persons who have a serious mental illness and are involved in the justice system.
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Course List


MSASS Master’s Program Courses

  • SASS 477 Direct Practice Foundation Methods and Skills
  • SASS 547 Problem Identification, Screening and Assessment/Diagnosis (Fall 2011 and Spring 2012)
  • SASS 564 Interventions with Alcohol and Drug Abusing Populations
  • SASS 574 Integrative Seminar in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment

MSASS Doctoral Program Courses

  • SASS 617 Specialization Seminar (Spring 2012)
  • SASS 608 Philosophy of Science and Theory Development
  • SASS 613 Advanced Research Design
  • SASS 610 Micro and Macro Dimensions on Human Behavior Theory (Fall 2011)

Recent Publications

Farkas, K. (In press) Substance abuse problems among older adults. In L.Straussner (Ed.), Clinical Work with Substance Abusing Clients (3rd Edition). New York: Guilford Press.

Liepman, M., Gross, K., Lagos, M., Parran, T. & Farkas, K. (In press). Family involvement in addiction, treatment and recovery. In R. Ries, D. Fiellin, S. Miller and R. Saitz (Eds.), Principles of Addiction Medicine (5th Edition). Chevy Chase, MD: American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Wilson, A.B., Brown, S., Breen Wood, Z. & Farkas, K. (In press) Teaching direct practice skills using web-based simulations: Home visiting in the virtual world. Journal of Teaching in Social Work.



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Professional Practice

  • Task Force on Advanced Social Work Practice in Trauma, Council on Social Work Education and the National Center for Social Work Trauma Education and Workforce Development, 2011
  • Substance Use and Older Adults, National Advisory Panel, Chair, Council on Social Work Education, 2007-2009
  • Resource Review, Substance Use and Older Adults, The John A Hartford Foundation and the Council on Social Work Education. Curriculum Development in Alcohol and other Drug Abuse and Mental Health, 2007-2009

Research Projects

  • Project RESTORE. U.S. Department of Justice. Second Chance Act. Cuyahoga County Sheriffs Department. 2011-2012
  • Master’s Advanced Curriculum Project, Gero Innovations Grant. The John A Hartford Foundation and the Council on Social Work Education. Curriculum Development in Alcohol and other Drug Abuse and Mental Health. 2007-2009
  • Facilitators/ Barriers to Dual Diagnoses Treatment, Social Work Research Development Program. National Institute on Drug Abuse, R24Da13944; M. Singer, PI, The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2002-2007
  • Living with Loss. Ohio Board of Regents Research Initiation Award. The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2006-2007

Why I Chose This Profession

My research focus is on the overlap of mental health disorders, substance abuse disorders especially with people involved in the criminal justice system. I am interested in substance abusing women who are diagnosed with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and or generalized anxiety disorders. I am collaborating with Dr. Amy Blank Wilson on a randomized control intervention to examine the impact of enhanced reentry services for young adults with severe mental illness in the criminal justice system. I am active in clinical work with Women’s Re-Entry Network and Citizen Circles and continue to have an interest in the assessment and treatment of substance related disorders among older adults. I am licensed as an independent social worker in Ohio with supervisory designation.

 

 

 


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