Faculty & Staff Presentations

Shafer, M.S., Prendergast, M.L., Duffee, D., Peters, R., & Tracy, S.J. (November 22, 2013). The role of facilitation in organizational change in correctional settings: A mixed-methods analysis. Panel paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.

Roberto, A., Shafer, M.S., Marmo, J. (November 20, 2013). Predicting substance-abuse treatment providers’ communication with clients about medication assisted treatment: A test of the theories of reasoned action and planned behavior. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Washington, D.C. 

Stratton, H.J., Shafer, M.S., Wu, J. (November 9, 2013). The role of cannabinoid receptor 2 in mediating the theta oscillation between the amygdala and ventral hippocampus of the mouse. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Shafer, M.S., Legander, S., Rivera, R., Radatz, M.A., Staples, V., & Rorke, J. (November 5, 2013). Best practices in consumer operated services and programs (COSP): A descriptive study of program participants and impacts. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA. 

Fike, D.C., Shafer, M.S., Bonifas, R.P., Gustavson, K., Jarrell, K., Vissicaro, P., & Sun, F. (November 4, 2013). Leveraging our place to transform a community: The westward ho initiative. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA. 

Prendergast, M.L., Rivera, R., Abdel-Salam, S., Janich, N., Kilmer, A., Peters, R. Shafer, M.S. (October 25, 2013). Effectiveness of an organizational process improvement intervention (OPII) for improving the assessment, case planning and referral processes for offenders. Panel presentation at the Addiction Health Services Research Conference, Portland, OR. 

Litwicki, T., Mikkelsen, E., & Rivera, R., (July 19, 2013). Facilitating the treatment of incarcerated adults utilizing the collaboration between state agencies and contracted provider. Presentation at the annual National Conference on Problem Gambling, Seattle, WA. 

Shafer, M.S., Staples, V., & Lindsey, A. (July 17, 2013).  Patients with a serious mental illness and metabolic syndrome: Lifesaving information and strategies for the behavioral health professional. Panel presentation at CABHP’s 14th Annual Summer Institute, Sedona, AZ.

Shafer, M.S., Rivera, R., & Legander, S. (July 16, 2013). Utility and benefits of gathering data for funders, clients, and clinic or consumer operated programs.  Panel presentation at CABHP’s 14th Annual Summer Institute, Sedona, AZ. 

Prendergast, M.L., Welsh, W., Shafer, M.S., Melnick, G., Stein, L., & Duvall, J. (June 19, 2013). Influence of organizational and staff characteristics on success in implementing process improvement goals in correctional treatment settings. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of College on Problems of Drug Dependence, San Diego, CA. 

Ryan, O., Summers, K., Shafer, M.S., Gotham, H.J., & Cruz, M. (June 19, 2013). Vital signs: A national study of the addiction treatment profession. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of College on Problems of Drug Dependence, San Diego, CA. 

Shafer, M.S., Lindsey, A., & Urbine, T. (May 14, 2013). Interagency collaboration between specialty courts and substance abuse treatment agencies - It looks like a painting by Matisse. Panel presentation at Arizona Problem Solving Courts Conference, Prescott, AZ. 

Malvini Redden, S., Tracy, S.J., & Shafer, M.S. (November 2012).  A metaphor analysis of recovering substance abusers’ sensemaking of medicated-assisted treatment.  National Communication Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Recognized as one of the top four papers in health communications.   

Belitsos, A. (July 24, 2012). Managing Chronic Illness: The Behavioral Health Provider's Role. Presentation at 9th Annual Phoenix Area Integrated Behavioral Health Conference, Phoenix, AZ. 

Litwicki, T. (July 24, 2012). Ethics. Presentation at 9th Annual Phoenix Area Integrated Behavioral Health Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Shafer, M.S., Prendergast, M.L., Duffee, D., Lehman, L., Stein, P.D., & Noble-Desy, P. (November 17, 2011).  Implementing evidence supported drug treatment in corrections-provider networks: Comparing three models of inter-organizational change.  Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC.

Prendergast, M.L., & Shafer, M.S., (November 6, 2011). Improving best practices for assessment and service planning for offenders: The organizational process improvement intervention (OPII). Panel paper presentation at the annual meeting of The American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC.

Shafer, M.S., Prendergast, M.L., Duffee, D., Lehman, L., Stein, P.D., & Noble-Desy, P. (June 23, 2011). Implementing Evidence Supported Drug Treatment in Corrections-Provider Networks: Comparing Three Models of Inter-organizational Change. Poster presentation at the 73rd annual meeting of College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Hollywood, FL.  

Shafer, M.S., Sauvageot, J., Staples, V., Rivera, R., & Davis, C. (July 23, 2010). Mommas, Babies, and Drugs:  Outcomes, Processes, and Implications from Partnerships of Child Welfare and Substance Abuse Treatment Services.  Panel presentation at CABHP’s 11th Annual Summer Institute, Sedona, AZ.

Shafer, M.S., Williams, L., Carlson, B., Davis, C., & Rivera, R. (June 17, 2010).  Predictors of Family Reunification and Child Maltreatment Recurrence Among Substance Abusing Families. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Scottsdale, AZ.

Pande, A., Mulvey, P., Shafer, M.S., Staples, V., & Rivera, R. (June 15, 2010). Re-Entry Programming for Offenders with Co-Occurring Disorders: Process and Outcome Findings from a Pilot Study. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Scottsdale, AZ.

Choate, D., Shafer, M.S., & Katz, C. (June 15, 2010). Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders among Recently Booked Arrestees. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Scottsdale, AZ.

Shafer, M.S. (October 16, 2008). Women, Children, and Drug Abuse Treatment: Putting Families First.   Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the European Association of Addiction Treatment. Florence, Italy.

Beauchamp, W., Shafer, M.S., Rhode, R., Jones, N., Arthur, B., & Litwicki, T.  (June 19, 2008). Implementing Evidence Based Practices in a Transitional Housing Program.  Poster presentation at the annual meeting of College on Problems of Drug Dependence, San Juan, PR.

Shafer, M.S., Arthur, B., & Mellacheruvu, M. (June 19, 2008). Evaluating Substance Abuse Treatment for Child Welfare Systems Involved Families.  Poster presentation at the annual meeting of College on Problems of Drug Dependence, San Juan, PR.