Rachel E. Roiblatt *
Rachel Ester Roiblatt
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
Ph.D., Social Work University of Minnesota, Twin Cities M.S.W. equivalency waiver to teach practice courses Council on Social Work Education, Alexandria, VA
Marshall Scholar Cambridge University and
The London School of Economics (England, UK)
M.A., Social History Yale University, New Haven, CT B.A., History summa cum laude Yale College, New Haven, CT Chemical Dependency Specialist Hazelden Foundation, Center City, MN FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
University of Stavanger and Kettil Bruun Society Travel Fellowship (12000 NOK), 2012. University of Nebraska at Omaha Information Technology Services E-Learning Course/Project Mini-grant award ($2500) for SOWK 8510, Supervision and Personnel Administration, online/hybrid delivery format, 2010-2011.
University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) Summer Curriculum Development Grant ($1000), University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2009. Investigator/Collaborator, Centro Portugués de Investigação em História e Trabalho Social, Portuguese Center for Research in History and Social Work (CPIHTS), University of Coimbra, Portugal, 2001-present.
Mary E. Pennock Fellowship, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, 2006-2007.
Instructorship, School of Social Work and Department of Family Social Science, University of Minnesota, 2001-2008.
Research Assistantship, Family Alternatives, Minneapolis, MN and the University of Minnesota, 1998-2000.
Diversity Resources, LLC
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Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1998.
Research Assistantship, Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA), University of Minnesota, 1997-1998.
Summer Fellowship, European School for Comparative Alcohol Research, Nordic Council for Alcohol and Drug Research, Nordic Academy (NAD), Helsinki, Finland and Hornbaek, Denmark, 1997.
First-year Graduate School Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 1996-1997. Special Honors in History, Yale University.
Phi Beta Kappa, Yale College.
F. Wilder Bellamy Memorial Prize, Yale College.
1991 – Ongoing Diversity Resources, LLC Minneapolis, MN Founder and Executive Director
Conceived and created an international consulting firm offering professional training and public education on addictions and mental health needs of special populations. Consultative projects and program evaluations provided for business and industry, with particular emphasis upon diversity training and multicultural competence. Workshops, in-services, and presentations furnished for government entities, private and public health care organizations, non-profit agencies and university groups. Grant writing, strategic planning, environmental forecasting, and needs assessments a specialty, Speaking appearances and projects spanning 20 countries in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and in 33 states within the USA. Private practice emphasizing chemical health recovery, professional supervision aftercare case management, individual and group therapy, and family interventions with substance misusers.
2008 - 2012 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE Assistant Professor
Full-time faculty member in the School of Social Work and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. Responsible for teaching SOWK 8510, Supervision and Personnel Administration, SOWK 8700, Social Work and Addictive Disorders, and SOWK 8090, Social Welfare Policy, in the Master of Social Work degree program. Academic adviser to M.S.W. students, Faculty Liaison for Practicum students, member of Advanced Generalist Task Force, Personnel, and Curriculum committees within the School of Social Work, curriculum planner for a new Addiction Studies online/hybrid certificate program, facilitator for a new interdisciplinary Research Triangle, and participant in a university-wide Teaching Circle and a Community Engagement Link. Rachel E. Roiblatt 3
2001 – 2008 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities St. Paul, MN Instructor / Community Faculty Member
• Substance Abuse (Twice, Distance to 2 and 3 sites)
• HBSE (Twice, Distance to 3 sites)
• Community Organization (Twice)
• Policy (Twice)
• Health and Mental Health
• Social Welfare History
Served as Instructor of Record in the School of Social Work and the Department of Family Social Science. Taught at both the BA and MSW levels covering the following content: Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Public Policy, Community Organization, Diversity and Ethno-cultural Concepts, Introduction to Social Welfare History and Community Services, Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, Substance Abuse and Social Work, and Family Psychology. Managed two- and three-site teaching loads in the Distance Education program, using Interactive Television and other leading-edge distance learning technologies. 2002 - 2006 Health Capital Management Hammond, WI and Rochester, MN Consultant
Designed and developed an experimental wellness protocol for use by the Mayo Clinic. Created a clinical training module for delivering complementary and integrative medical services to staff and patients, along with a follow-up study to monitor service effectiveness. 1995 - 1996 Center for AIDS Prevention Studies University of California-San Francisco Researcher
Analyst, interviewer, and coder for the San Francisco Qualitative Interview Study, funded by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and other advocacy groups to expand primary prevention among racially diverse client cohorts in the Bay Area (N=96). 1993 - 1995 Le Centre APTE (Aide et Prevention des Toxicodependances Par L’Entraide) Paris and Bucy-le-Long, FRANCE
Created the curriculum, recruited and trained staff, developed and translated clinical paperwork, liaised with medical professionals and government agencies, and served as Program Director for a new, publicly-funded 24-bed residential treatment center for substance abuse rehabilitation. Supervised an 18-member team that included physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, and support staff in the first Francophone version of the Minnesota model of chemical dependency treatment.
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1991 - 1993 Counseling Center for Women (Mercaz Y’Utz L’Isha) and Bridge to Life (Gesher L’Chaim) Treatment Center Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan, ISRAEL Chemical Dependency Consultant
Conducted individual and group counseling on substance abuse and eating disorders, performed clinical evaluations and led professional in-services and community workshops at a women’s therapy collective. Organized public outreach and in-house programming; trained and supervised staff for the first family treatment program at Israel’s first 12-Step-based substance abuse rehabilitation center.
1987 - 1991 Pride Institute/Addiction Recovery Corporation (ARC) Eden Prairie, MN and Rockville, MD
Director of Public Education
Began as the evaluation counselor, then promoted to primary therapist. In that role (1987- 89), served as primary case manager in the first residential substance abuse treatment center serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans-gendered (GLBT) persons. Gave bibliotherapy lectures, facilitated group therapy, conducted individual and conjoint sessions, and developed patient treatment plans. Served as Lead Researcher for a seven-site outcome study conducted by the Addiction Recovery Foundation. As Director (1989-91), held responsibility for referral development, educational outreach, reviewing service relationships, and representing Pride Institute at national conferences and other public forums. Co-authored the first longitudinal study of the GLBT community in recovery (Ratner, Kosten, McLellan, Roiblatt, Kay, & Magnan, 1991).
1987 Hazelden Foundation Center City, MN
Completed case management training for certification as a Chemical Dependency Specialist at Minnesota’s premier inpatient residential rehabilitation center for substance use disorders. Case manager on Dia Linn hall, Hazelden’s original women-specific treatment service. 1983 – 1986 Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) Minneapolis, MN Legislative Director
Devised and directed the legislative agenda for a non-profit organization representing twelve Minnesota state colleges and universities. Supervised 7 student interns and 20-25 legislative
“session monitors.” Responsible for public speaking and testimony preparation for State Capitol hearings as well as policy workshops at constituent schools. Drafted and lobbied to passage legislation providing solar tax credits and energy assistance, mandating soil loss limits and prairie restoration, regulating nuclear waste shipments and storage, and granting consumers right-to-know about toxins produced and stored in their communities. Rachel E. Roiblatt 5
1981 – 1983 New Mexico State Legislature Santa Fe, NM Bill Analyst
Researched, analyzed, and drafted legislation for Senate committees dealing with social security, health policy, and child welfare. Wrote speeches and position papers, handled statewide public service and media campaigns.
1978 – 1980 Women’s Lobby, Inc. Washington, DC
Public Interest Lobbyist
Wrote, researched, and lobbied issues of domestic violence, pay equity, and women’s health care in the United States Congress. Coordinated publicity efforts and supervised 9 interns. 1975 – 1976 Morse College, Yale University New Haven, CT Master’s Assistant for Women
Served as residential counselor for undergraduate women, conducted seminars, and planned social and cultural events for a population of 430 students and resident faculty. 1974 – 1975 Office of the Hon. Donald Fraser, US House of Representatives Washington, DC Legislative Assistant
Wrote committee testimony, prepared speeches for public appearances and the Congressional Record, researched and compiled legislative summaries and policy papers. Provided constituent services. Areas of responsibility included social security reform, maternal and child welfare, and national health policy. 1973 – 1974 Office of the Public Defender Hennepin County, MN Administrative Intern
Conceived, developed, and wrote a grant which funded a pre-trial diversion program for adolescent offenders and established the first social work unit within the Juvenile Defender’s office. Authored a 150-page program handbook detailing Minnesota’s residential resources for youth offenders. Project has since been expanded into an entire social service division within the Office of the Public Defender of Hennepin County. PUBLICATIONS
Roiblatt, R.E. (2013). Review of Philip Brownell, Gestalt Therapy for Addictive and Self- Medicating Behaviors. Invited book review. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 13(2), 200-201.
Astudillo, M., Connor, J., Roiblatt, R.E., Ibanga, A., & Gmel, G. (Submitted to Addictive Behaviours). Pressures from friends to drink more or drink less: A cross-national comparison.
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Latchaw, J., & Roiblatt, R.E. (Submitted to Journal of Teaching in Social Work). Negotiating teaching presence and social presence in the online/hybrid classroom: Comparing experiences of M.S.W. students with graduate students in the humanities. Sorensen, J. & Roiblatt, R.E. (Eds.) (Under Contract). Edith Abbott Memoirs, Volume One: A Prairie Childhood. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Roiblatt, R.E. (Under Review). The downside of empowerment: Client risk factors for relapse in women’s self-governing social model programs.
Roiblatt, R.E. (Under Review). Inside the “black box” of women’s substance abuse treatment: Gender effects and the role of therapeutic alliances in processes and outcomes. Roiblatt, R.E. & Beldin, K. (In Progress). Presentation and progress through the stages of change in three cohorts of residential substance abuse treatment recipients: A mixed-methods analysis.
Gmel, G., & Roiblatt, R.E. (In Progress). Drinking alcohol with meals as a protective factor: Results from the GENACIS survey.
Ferris, J., Kuntsche, S., Rahav, G., & Roiblatt, R.E. (In Progress). Women’s social networks as protective factors against alcohol-related harm: Results from the GENACIS survey. Rolf, K. & Roiblatt, R.E. (In Progress). Mental health, substance dependence, and occupational fit: Challenges and opportunities for social work in the workplace. Roiblatt, R.E. (2008). Review of Shannon Speed, R. Aida Hernandez Castillo, and Lynn M. Stephen (Eds.), Dissident women: Gender and cultural politics in Chiapas. Invited book review. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 23(2), 200-201. Roiblatt, R.E., & Dinis, M. (2006). The lost link [excerpted into Portuguese]. Centro Portugués de Investigação em História e Trabalho Social [Portuguese Center for Research in History and Social Work] Annual Newsletter. Coimbra, Portugal: University of Coimbra Press. Roiblatt, R.E., & Dinis, M. (2004). The lost link: Social work in early twentieth-century alcohol policy. Social Service Review, 78(4), 652-674.
Roiblatt, R.E. & Dinis, M. (2004). Social work models for treating substance abuse. In Proceedings of the Third Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences (pp. 18-28). Honolulu, HI: East-West Council for Education.
Roiblatt, R.E., & Poisson, F. (1995). Le centre APTE: Une approche pour toute la famille. Monograph presented at the French National Prevention Association (ANPA) Congress. In J. Barrias (Ed.), Alcool et Ville (pp.38-53). Toulouse, France: ANPA. Roiblatt, R.E. (1994). Multi-cultural issues in Israeli drug- and alcohol-dependent populations. In M. Glatt & T. Millington-Drake (Eds.), Working Papers of the Eurocad Conference. London, UK: SHARP Psress.
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Roiblatt, R.E., & Agassi, T. (1993). AIDS is avoidable. [English with Amharic translation]. Tel Aviv, Israel: Joseph Srebek Publishing House.
Roiblatt, R.E. & Jaros, T. (1992). YOU can stop smoking. Public Health Newsletter, Tel Aviv, Israel: Tel Aviv University Press.
Ratner, E.F., Kosten, T., McLellan, A.T., Roiblatt, R.E., Kay, D., & Magnan, R.A. (1991). Treatment outcome of Pride Institute patients. Rockville, MD: ARC Research Foundation. Roiblatt, R.E. (1991). Chemical dependency among older lesbians and gay men. Salt Lake City, UT: National Prevention Network, Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP). PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS (selected)
2014 Workshop presentation, “Addiction and Recovery Processes among GLBTQ populations: A European Update.” 20th Annual Europride Conference, Oslo, Norway. 2012 Plenary presentation, “Change Processes in Women Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Recipients: A Mixed-Methods Analysis.” 38th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium, Stavanger, Norway.
2011 Seminar, “Inside the ‘Black Box’ of Substance Abuse Treatment: A Mixed- Methods Analysis of Gender Effects and Therapeutic Relationships Across Three Practice Settings” presented to the Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
2011 Paper presentation, “Drinking With Meals: Is it Protective for Individuals or Just an Indicator...Across Countries?” 37th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium, Melbourne, Australia.
2011 Workshop Presenter, “Applications Across the Campus: Using the Newspaper in Course Assignments.” University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE, USA. 2010 Workshop Discussant, “Qualitative Research on Brief Interventions.” 36th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium, Lausanne, Switzerland. 2010 Oral paper, “Presentation and Progress through the Stages of Change in Three Cohorts of Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Recipients: A Mixed-methods Analysis,” Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 14th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
2007 Paper presentation, “Inside the ‘Black Box’ of Women’s Substance Abuse Treatment: An Ethnographic Content Analysis.” Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 11th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
2007 Workshop Leader, “Not OUR Kids, Not OUR Families.” Conference sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis, MN. 2006 Workshop Leader, “Not OUR Kids.” Conference sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health, St. Louis Park, MN. Rachel E. Roiblatt 8
2005 Introduction of Keynote Speaker William Cope Moyers and Workshop presentation, “The Other Side of the Jewish Family,” at “Addiction, Hope, and Recovery” Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
2003 Paper presentation, “Service Providers’ Treatment Model Choices for Cocaine-Using Clients.” Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 7th Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
2003 Workshop Leader, “Multi-cultural Social Work with Substance Abusers: Itinerant Models and Emerging Themes.” National Association of Social Workers
(NASW) 13th Annual Minnesota Chapter Conference, St. Paul, MN. 2002 Paper presentation, “The Election of 1928: A Watershed for Social Work’s Involvement in U.S. Alcohol Policy.” 28th Annual Symposium on Alcohol Research and Social Epidemiology, Paris, France.
2001 Poster presentation, “Grief and Bereavement Education for MSW Students: A Curriculum Study with Action-Oriented Revisions.” Social Work and End-of-Life Care Symposium, Department of Oncology Social Work, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
2001 Paper presentation, “The Lost Link” [early iteration]. 27th Annual Symposium on Alcohol Research and Social Epidemiology, Toronto, Canada. 2001 Keynote Speaker, Jewish Recovery Network Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
2000 Workshop Leader, Jewish Recovery Network Annual Retreat, Wilder Forest, MN.
1999 Paper presentation, “Alcohol and Drug Curriculum Modules for Social Work Educators.” Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
1999 Workshop Leader, JACS Retreat (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons, and Significant Others), Denver, CO. 1998 Colloquium Chair, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, FL.
1996 Co-presenter, with Ronald Stahl and Michael Crosby, “Preliminary Findings from the San Francisco Qualitative Interview Study.” International AIDS Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1995 Poster Session, International Congress on Alcoholism and the Addictions
(ICAA), University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA. 1995 Paper presentation, “Across Borders and Boundaries: Training Cross- Cultural Alcohol Counselors.” 21st Annual Symposium on Alcohol Research and Social Epidemiology, Oporto, Portugal.
1991 – 1992 Faculty, Mid-South Summer School of Drug and Alcohol Studies, University of Arkansas School of Social Work, Fayetteville and Little Rock, AR. Rachel E. Roiblatt 9
1990 Co-presenter, with Harriet and Stephen Lerner, “Anger in GLBT couples therapy.” Missouri Marriage and Family Therapy Association, Columbia, MO. 1990 Co-presenter, with Donald Wert, “Follow-up Research on Post-inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment.” 12th National/3rd International Lesbian and Gay Health Conference (ILGHC), Washington, DC.
SERVICE – UNIVERSITY (selected)
2011 Awards Panel Judge, 2nd Annual Social Work Research and Service Fair, Grace Abbott School of Social Work, University of Nebraska at Omaha. 2010 – Ongoing Selection Committee Member, Kolasa Graduate Scholarship Awards, American Association of University Professors University of Nebraska at Omaha Chapter. 2009 – Ongoing Assistant Professor Representative and Membership Chair, Executive Committee of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), University of Nebraska at Omaha Chapter (thrice-elected as rep and appointed as membership chair). 2008 – Ongoing Newspapers in Curriculum Faculty Member, Service Learning Academy of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the American Democracy Project. 2008 – Ongoing Member, Personnel and Curriculum Committees, School of Social Work, University of Nebraska at Omaha.
2008 – Ongoing Advanced Generalist Task Force, School of Social Work, University of Nebraska at Omaha.
2004 - 2007 School of Social Work Alumni Advisory Board, Doctoral Student Representative, University of Minnesota.
1999 - 2002 School of Social Work Governing Council, Doctoral Student Representative, University of Minnesota.
1999- 2003 Distance Education Committee Member, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota.
SERVICE – PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY (selected)
2011 – Ongoing National Steering Committee Representative, Campaign for the Future of Higher Education (CFHE), Los Angeles, CA, and Boston, MA. 2011 Conference Coordinator, Nebraska State Assembly and Fall Conference of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS), University of Nebraska at Omaha. 2011 Conference Coordinator, “Protecting Babies’ Brains: A Review of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.” Thompson Alumni Center, University of Nebraska at Omaha. 2011 – 2013 National Governing Council Representative, District 2 (representing 14 states), American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Washington, DC. Rachel E. Roiblatt 10
2010 – Ongoing Qualitative Research Consultant, the International GENACIS Project
(Gender, Alcohol, and Culture: An International Study) and the GENACIS R01 Consortium. 2010 – Ongoing Member, Advisory Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression (CSOGE), Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Alexandria, VA
(appointed to a three-year term).
2010 – Ongoing Research Consultant, Heartland Family Service of Nebraska and Iowa, Family Works Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for Women with Children, Dual Diagnosis Addiction Services, and Youth and Adult Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment, Omaha, NE, and Council Bluffs, IA.
2009 - Ongoing Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.
2009 – Ongoing Nebraska Team Member, Midwest Regional Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Training Center, Omaha, NE, and St. Louis, MO.
2008 - Ongoing Abstracts Reviewer, Addictions Track, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting.
2006 - Ongoing Yale College Admissions Interviewer, Yale Alumni Schools Committee, New Haven, CT, St. Paul, MN, and Omaha, NE. 2005 -2006 Consultant, Verdun House Recovery Centre, St. Michael’s Parish, Barbados.
2004 – 2007 Grant writer and adviser, Jewish Recovery Network, Minneapolis, MN. Successfully sought funding ($150,000) from the MN Department of Health for a series of community-based educational outreach conferences, conducted over a three-year period. 2001 Board of Directors, Interfaith Center for Judaism and the Environment, Minneapolis, MN.
2000 - 2002 Board of Directors, Deva House children’s hospice, St. Paul, MN. 1999 - 2001 Professional Inservice, Alternative Therapies for Detoxification and Recovery, Conscious Bodywork, Minneapolis, MN.
1998 Consultant, La Maison Jean LaPointe, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 1996 - 1998 Advisory Board Member, AIDS and Substance Abuse Partnership, Minneapolis, MN.
1995 - 1996 Women’s STD Prevention Task Force Member, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
1992 - 1995 Dialogue Leader, Re-evaluation Co-counseling Peace NOW project, Gaza, Palestine, and Nazareth, Israel.
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Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol (KBS) International Alliance for Sustainability (IAS)
• Fluent in French
• Competent in Hebrew
• Competent in Portuguese
• Learning Spanish
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