Darrin M. Aase, Ph.D.

  Assistant Professor
  708-235-2806 ext. 2806
  Office Location: G 108
  Office Hours: Tues, 12 - 3 p.m. - Thurs, 9 - 11 a.m.
  College: CHHS
  Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health
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The most exciting part of my position at GSU is the opportunity to integrate innovative research projects and clinical experiences into teaching and mentoring activities, and helping students to grow into capable professionals.

Advancing our knowledge of and ability to treat individuals who have complex problems involving addiction, mental health, and medical complications has never been more critical. Working at GSU allows me to make an impact through ongoing scholarship, collaboration with talented colleagues from a variety of academic disciplines, and most importantly, the opportunity to build relationships with students who will pave the way for the future of the field. 

I am a clinical neuropsychologist with a background in clinical-community psychology. My primary areas of expertise are dual-diagnosis, community-based addictions treatment methods, neuropsychological sequelae of medical/psychiatric conditions, and clinical assessment practices. Presently, my research program evaluates neurocognitive and psychiatric functioning among individuals undergoing treatment for alcohol use disorders.

I am also exploring how group processes (e.g., participating in AA or NA) interact with individual characteristics, such as cognitive functions, psychiatric conditions, and health behaviors, and hope to determine how we might better individualize our treatment strategies. My goal is to help our field to improve treatment outcomes through more informed assessment practices and better recognition of critical mechanisms of treatment and recovery. I believe that a commitment to ongoing scholarship is critical in order to promote evidence-based treatment practices, to help our students become capable practitioners and scholars themselves, and to ultimately serve those who are suffering due to alcohol/drug use and associated problems. Moreover, these activities inform my own clinical practice, and allow me to share my experiences integrating research and practice with our students as they prepare for their own careers. 

Working at GSU allows me the opportunity to provide service to the University and larger community. I have enjoyed serving on a number of committees within the University focused on enhancing student learning experiences, and also am involved in several professional organizations wherein I provide service to the field. One of the most rewarding parts of my position is the opportunity to collaborate with our community partners in mutually beneficial ways, and to make myself available to help them meet their own needs.

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Hahn-Ketter, A., Aase, D.M., Paxton, J., Fink, J.W., Kelley, K.M., Lee, R.C., & Pliskin, N.H. (in press). Functional outcome over a decade after electrical injury: Psychosocial adjustment and return-to-work status. Journal of Burn Care and Research.

 Aase, D.M., Fink, J.W., Lee, R.C., Kelley, K.M., & Pliskin, N.H. (in press). Mood and cognition after electrical injury: A follow-up study. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 29, 125-130.

Aase, D.M., Jason, L.A., Ferrari, J.R., Li, Y., & Scott, G. (2014). Comorbid mental health and substance abuse issues among individuals in recovery homes: Prospective environmental mediators. Mental Health & Substance Use,7, 170-183.

Majer, J.M., Jason, L.A., Aase, D.M., Droege, J.R., & Ferrari, J.R. (2013). Categorical twelve-step involvement and continuous abstinence at two-years. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 44, 46-51.

Harvey, R., Mortensen, J., Aase, D.M., Jason, L.A., & Ferrari, J.R. (2013). Factors affecting the sustainability of self-run recovery homes in the United States. International Journal of Self Help & Self Care, 7, 99-109.

Czarlinski, J.A., Aase, D.M., & Jason, L.A. (2012). Eating disorders, normative eating self-efficacy and body image self-efficacy: Women in recovery homes. European Eating Disorders Review, 20, 190-195.

Millar, J., Aase, D.M., Jason, L.A. & Ferrari, J.R. (2011). Veterans residing in self-governed recovery homes for substance abuse: Sociodemographic and psychiatric characteristics. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 35, 141-144.

Jason, L.A., Mileviciute, I., Aase, D.M., Stevens, E., DiGangi, J., Contreras, R., & Ferrari, J.R. (2011). How type of treatment and presence of PTSD affect employment, self-regulation, and abstinence. North American Journal of Psychology, 13, 175-186.

Majer, J.M., Angulo, R.S., Aase, D.M., & Jason, L.A. (2011). Gambling behaviors among Oxford House residents: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Social Service Research, 37, 422-427.

Jason, L.A., Aase, D.M., Mueller, D.G., & Ferrari, J.R. (2009). Current and previous residents of self-governed recovery homes: Characteristics of long-term recovery. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 27, 442-452.

Aase, D.M., Jason, L.A., Olson, B.D., Majer, J.M., Ferrari, J.R., Davis, M.I. & Virtue, S.M. (2009). A longitudinal analysis of criminal and aggressive behaviors among a national sample of adults in mutual-help recovery homes. Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery, 4, 82-91.

Ferrari, J.R., Aase, D.M., Mueller, D.G., & Jason, L.A. (2009). Landlords of self-governed recovery homes: An initial exploration of attitudes, opinions, and motivation to serve others. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 41, 349-354.

Deaner, J., Jason, L.A., Aase, D.M., & Mueller, D.G. (2009). The relationship between neighborhood criminal behavior and recovery homes. Therapeutic Communities, 30, 89-93.

Aase, D.M., Jason, L.A., & Robinson, W.L. (2008). 12-Step participation among dually-diagnosed individuals: A review of individual and contextual factors. Clinical Psychology Review, 28, 1235-1248.

Majer, J.M., Jason, L. A., North, C.S., Ferrari, J.R., Porter, N.S., Olson, B.D., Davis, M.I., Aase, D.M. & Molloy, J.P. (2008). A longitudinal analysis of psychiatric severity among substance abusers residing in self-help settings. American Journal of Community Psychology, 42, 145-153.

Jason, L.A., Groh, D.R., Durocher, M., Alvarez, J., Aase, D.M., & Ferrari, J.R. (2008). Counteracting “Not in My Backyard”: The positive effects of greater occupancy within mutual-help recovery homes. Journal of Community Psychology, 36, 947-958.

Aase, D.M., Jason, L.A., Ferrari, J.R., Groh, D.R., Alvarez, J., Olson, B.D., & Davis, M.I. (2005-2006). Anxiety symptoms and alcohol use: A longitudinal analysis of length-of-time in mutual help recovery homes. International Journal of Self Help & Self Care, 4, 19-33.

Harris, A.C., Atkinson, D.M., Aase, D.M., & Gewirtz, J.C. (2006). Double dissociation in the neural substrates of acute opiate dependence as measured by withdrawal-potentiated startle. Neuroscience, 139(4), 1201-1210.

Manuscripts in Preparation (at least partially written):

Aase, D.M. & Pliskin, N.H. (in preparation). Social perception among individuals receiving treatment for alcohol use disorders.

Other Publications:

Jason, L.A. & Aase, D.M. (in press). Community-clinical psychology. In M.M.D. Rodriguez (Ed.). APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology. Volume 1. Clinical Psychology: Roots and Branches. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Griauzde, J., Khaldi, A., Melian, E., Manera, R., Primeau, M., Aase, D.M., & Prabhu, V.C. (2011). Pilocytic astrocytoma: A comprehensive review. Part 3: Recurrent tumor, adjuvant treatment, and prognosis. Contemporary Neurosurgery, 33, 1-6.

Jason, L.A., Olson, B.D., Mueller, D.G., Walt, L., & Aase, D.M. (2011). Residential recovery homes/Oxford Houses. In J.F. Kelly & W. White (Eds.), Addiction Recovery Management: Theory, Research & Practice (pp. 143-161). New York: Humana Press.

Mueller, D.G., Mortensen, J., Aase, D.M., & Jason, L.A. (2009). Project, organization, and environment factors in sustaining Oxford House. In M.F. Hindsworth & T.B. Lang (Eds.), Community Participation and Empowerment. New York: Nova.

Belyaev-Glantsman, O., Aase, D.M., Adams, M., & Jason, L.A. (2007). The need for transformative change. The Community Psychologist, 40, 91-92.

Published Abstracts:

Aase, D.M., Primeau, M., Raiman, C., Melian, E., Barton, K., Lee, J., & Prabhu, V. (2012). Preoperative and early postoperative cognitive functioning in patients with primary brain tumors [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18(S1), 90.   

Aase, D.M., Mintz, R.J., Chwalisz, B., Bityou, L., Fink, J.F., & Pliskin, N.H. (2010). Longitudinal neuropsychological symptom changes following electrical injury: An exploratory study [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 16(S1), 45-46.   

Manuscripts in Preparation:  

Aase, D.M. & Pliskin, N.H. (in preparation). Social Perception and Alcohol Use Disorders: Findings from Pilot Data.

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