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About the Author
Dr. Lala Straussner, LCSW, DSW, CEAP, BCD, CAS is a Professor of Social Work and Chair of the Practice area at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. She directs the School's Post-Master Certificate Program in The Clinical Approaches to Addictions. She is the Founding Editor of the Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. She is also on faculty at the annual Summer Institute on Addictions Studies, International School for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Christine Huff Fewell, PhD, LCSW, CASAC is Adjunct Associate Professor at Silver School of Social Work at New York University where she teaches in the areas of clinical practice and substance abuse and in the Post Master's Certificate Program in The Clinical Approaches to Addictions. She is co-director of the Specialized Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders Field Placement and Seminar. Dr. Fewell is Associate Editor of the Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions and a peer reviewer for the Clinical Social Work Journal. Recent publications include Impact of Substance Abuse on Children and Families: Research and Practice Implications (co-edited with S. Lala Ashenberg Straussner, Haworth Press, 2006), 12-step groups as a treatment modality ( In S.L.A. Straussner (Ed.), Clinical Work with Substance Abusing Clients, 2nd Ed, co-edited with Betsey R. Spiegel, Guilford Press, 2004), and The Mental Health Needs of Children of Alcohol and Substance Abusers ( In Update, Newsletter of New York State Chapter, NASW, September 2005). Dr. Fewell is a graduate and member of the Institute of Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) and maintains a private practice providing psychotherapy and supervision. In June, 2008 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the NYC NASW for her contributions to the field of addictions.