What: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, announces that Carlo C. DiClemente, Ph.D., will deliver the 11th Annual Jack Mendelson Honorary Lecture. The title of his presentation is “Is Relapse and Recycling Necessary for Recovery from Alcohol Use Disorder?”  

To watch the video recording, visit https://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=33218&bhcp=1Photo of Dr. Carlo DiClemente

 
Who: Carlo C. DiClemente, Ph.D., is an internationally distinguished scientist whose research has revolutionized the behavioral treatment and prevention of addiction and other health-related disorders. He has made groundbreaking contributions to understanding the process of human intentional behavior change. Dr. DiClemente is the co-developer of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change (TTM), a model which had its beginnings in the field of smoking and addictive behaviors. The TTM is now used by researchers across multiple disciplines around the world, including alcohol treatment research, cancer prevention, HIV risk reduction, dietary change, exercise, occupational safety, and rehabilitation of health and addictive behaviors.
 
Dr. DiClemente is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and Director of the MDQuit Resource Center, the Center for Community Collaboration, and the Home Visiting Training Center at UMBC. Much of his most recent work has been training treatment providers in using the best practices from the TTM and in motivational communication in working with prevention, early interventions, and treatment. TTM has significant implications for these three areas based on the process of intentional behavior change and how that process involves biological, psychological, and social dimensions of functioning.
 
When: Thursday, July 11, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
 
Where: Masur Auditorium, NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, Md.
 
                   
Background: NIAAA established the lecture series as a tribute to Dr. Jack Mendelson, who made remarkable contributions to the field of clinical alcohol research. Each year, the series features a lecture by an outstanding alcohol investigator whose clinical research makes a substantial contribution toward increasing our understanding of the adverse effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and improving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems.
 
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The Mendelson Honorary Lecture is free and open to the public. Sign language interpreters will be provided. For other reasonable accommodations or further information call Joanna Mayo, 301-443-3860, or visit www.niaaa.nih.gov. For TTY callers, please call the above number through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.