Aug 22, 2012

Dr. Douglas Marlowe Returning to San Francisco!

Dr. Douglas Marlowe is the Chief of Science, Policy & Law for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. His training presentations are highly rated, and we're bringing him back to San Francisco!

Dr. Marlowe will facilitate a full-day training session on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 (location to be determined). This training is open to our collaborative court partners, social service providers, and other interested individuals. We hope teams from Marin, Alameda, and other Bay Area courts can  also participate. CEUs will be available. 

Topics will include: 
Practical Guide to Incentives & Sanctions (morning)
This presentation will review the basic principles of behavior modification for improving outcomes among drug-involved offenders. Particular emphasis will be placed on identifying a specific range of sanctions and incentives that may be utilized to modify offender behavior, and describing the benefits and burdens of administering various types of reinforcers and punishers.

Developing an Evidence-based Criminal Justice System of Care and Supervision (afternoon)
With the War on Drugs coming to an end, we need a comprehensive plan of reconstruction that builds an evidence-based criminal justice system and incorporates successful programs from across the justice continuum. This presentation will address the critical questions of how to match offenders to the best programs that can meet their needs, protect public safety, and do so at the least cost to taxpayers.

For more information, please email Lisa Lightman, Director of San Francisco Collaborative Courts.  

Douglas B. Marlowe, J.D., Ph.D. is the Chief of Science, Policy & Law for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, a Senior Scientist at the Treatment Research Institute, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  A lawyer and clinical psychologist, Dr. Marlowe has received numerous state and federal research grants to study coercion in drug abuse treatment, the effects of drug courts and other diversion programs for drug abusers involved in the criminal justice system, and behavioral treatments for drug abusers and criminal offenders.  He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and has received proficiency certification in the treatment of psychoactive substance use disorders from the APA College of Professional Psychology.  Dr. Marlowe has published over 125 professional articles and chapters on the topics of crime and substance abuse.

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