Douglas Cary Smith

20052019
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Research Interests

Since 1996, Dr. Smith’s practice and research experience has focused on treating and preventing substance use disorders.  He has practice experience with varied substance misusing populations including: adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system, adults addicted to crack cocaine, and addicted mothers involved with child welfare.  Dr. Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has experience implementing numerous empirically-supported treatments, including: Motivational Interviewing, the Community Reinforcement Approach, The Seven Challenges®, and Strengths Oriented Family Therapy (SOFT). His research currently focuses on what treatments work best for adolescents and young adults with substance use disorders.  For example, with generous support from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), he is developing a peer-enhanced treatment for use with young adults with alcohol problems.  Additionally, he is interesting in studying the effects of Motivational Interviewing among adolescents with alcohol and other substance use disorders.  Because of his productivity in these two areas, he was awarded the Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award in 2012 from the Society for Social Work and Research.

Education

BS, Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1996

MSW, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 2000

PhD, Social Work, University of Iowa, 2006

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Research Output 2005 2019

Self-rated health among multiracial young adults in the United States: findings from the add health study

Dina, K. M-T., Gavin, A. R., Smith, D. C. & Huang, H., Jul 4 2019, In : Ethnicity and Health. 24, 5, p. 495-511 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
young adult
Young Adult
Health
health
family structure
medication
ethnicity
Depression
adolescent

Field Supervision Training for a Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Implementation Project

Egizio, L. L., Smith, D. C., Bennett, K., Campbell, C. & Windsor, L., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Clinical Social Work Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motivational Interviewing
supervision
Referral and Consultation
Social Work
Students

Optimizing a community-engaged multi-level group intervention to reduce substance use: An application of the multiphase optimization strategy

Windsor, L., Benoit, E., Smith, D. C., Pinto, R. M. & Kugler, K. C., Apr 27 2018, In : Trials. 19, 1, 255.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Street Drugs
Community-Based Participatory Research
Alcohols
Substance-Related Disorders
Consciousness

Peer victimization and substance use among African American adolescents and emerging adults on Chicago's Southside

Hong, J. S., Voisin, D. R., Cho, S., Smith, D. C. & Resko, S. M., Jan 1 2018, In : American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 88, 4, p. 431-440 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crime Victims
African Americans
Bullying
Social Work
Social Class