Joe Rosenfeld, PsyD, CRADC, HS-BCP, professor of human services, was recently featured in the Fall 2021 publication of Advances in Addiction and Recovery, the official publication of the NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals for his article “Neuroscience Informed Interventions.” Rosenfeld’s article is also spotlighted on the cover of the magazine.
“I was thrilled to be published and featured in this magazine,” said Rosenfeld. “I have it framed in my office already. It also meant that the publication’s Editorial Board found it significant, and that was very rewarding.” Rosenfeld’s article deals with how substances of abuse (alcohol and other drugs) can cause distinct neurological impairments. “Although these impairments largely are reversible over time, they have significant implications for clients, their families, and the clinicians providing care,” said Rosenfeld.
Rosenfeld’s passion for the subject began with his work before coming to ECC in 2004. As a Trainer for the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center, located within the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois Chicago, one of his tasks was to translate the research language of neuroscientists into language that the average person could understand. He then disseminated that information to clinicians, court personnel, and others who work with people recovering from Substance Use Disorders. It was also the topic of his doctoral dissertation completed in 1990, proving the longtime interest and experience Rosenfeld has on the subject.
According to Rosenfeld, research on this topic is relatively new and continues to evolve, making keeping up a slight challenge but one he has proudly taken on. “This is a very important topic for people in recovery and their families,” said Rosenfeld. “It also has significance for the treatment professionals regarding evidence-supported care strategies.”