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December 2006 - Volume 3 - Issue 6

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NSUís Linda Carter Sobell to Receive Betty Ford Award

Linda Carter Sobell, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training at Nova Southeastern Universityís (NSU) Center for Psychological Studies, has been selected as the winner of the 2006 Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) Betty Ford Award.

"The Executive Board could not be more delighted to have such an outstanding recipient," said AMERSA President Dr. Richard Saitz of Dr. Sobell. "This award is given to an individual who has made a significant impact on the field of alcohol and drug abuse, particularly with regards to womenís issues, substance abuse education and recovery. We are very proud to be able to recognize her valuable and internationally renowned contributions to the substance abuse field."

Sobell, who also serves as Co-Director of NSUís Guided Self-Change clinic, had previously worked for 17 years as a Senior Scientist at the Addiction Research Foundation (Canada) and a Professor at the University of Toronto.

She is known nationally and internationally for her work on the assessment and treatment of addictions, particularly brief motivational interventions, the process of self-change, and assessment instruments. She is past President of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy and of the Society of Clinical Psychology, American Psychological Association, serves on the editorial board of seven professional journals, holds a Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association.

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