NDRI Seminar: Alcohol and young adults

Tuesday 8 May 2018 @ 1pm-2pm
Technology Park, Building 603, Level 2 Seminar Room (Room 213), Sarich Way, Bentley, WA (map)

Presentation 1: An examination of alcohol and substance related problems among young adults: A 4-year longitudinal study
Dr Kimberly Mallett, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Penn State University

Dr Mallett’s research focuses on the application of brief, motivationally enhanced behavioural interventions to prevent harms resulting from high risk drinking. Dr Mallett received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Washington in 2005 and has extensive training in motivational interviewing techniques. While in Seattle, her research and clinical work focused on reducing risky health behaviours in a variety of populations and settings. Over the past decade, she has conducted a range of etiological and intervention studies as PI or CI on research grants totaling over $15m for her alcohol, substance and cancer prevention work. Dr Mallett has also conducted training for students and clinicians in treating and intervening with substance use problems.

Presentation 2: Talking with your emerging adult student about alcohol
Dr Rob Turrisi, Dept of Biobehavioral Health and Prevention Research, Penn State University

Dr Turrisi’s research focus is the application of behavioral decision-making to prevent underage drinking and drink driving. From 1988-2004, he was a Director of the Prevention of Adolescent Drinking Program at University at Albany and later a professor at Boise State, where he was PI or Co-PI on prevention research grants on parenting and adolescent health in drinking and cancer prevention. Since coming to Penn State in 2004, Dr Turrisi has been a PI or Co-PI on over $20m in research funds for his alcohol and cancer prevention work. He has also authored information booklets for parents on how to talk with their adolescent and emerging adult sons and daughters about alcohol. The booklets are in use at numerous cites around the US, Canada and Europe.

RSVP to ndri@curtin.edu.au

Posted on: 13 Apr 2018

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