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Grand Challenges Fall 2020

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Eric Garland GC - THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK PRESENTS
HEALING THE OPIOID CRISIS WITH
MINDFULNESS-ORIENTED RECOVERY ENHANCEMENT:
CLINICAL EFFICACY AND BIOBEHAVIORAL MECHANISMS
Dr. Eric Garland
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Online via Zoom
Successful treatment of opioid misuse and opioid use disorder (OUD)
among people with chronic pain has proven elusive. To meet this need,
Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) was developed and
optimized through a decade-long NIH-funded treatment development
process. MORE is a behavioral therapy grounded in affective neuroscience
that unites training in mindfulness, reappraisal, and savoring skills to
restructure brain reward mechanisms underpinning addiction. In this talk,
Dr. Garland will present late-breaking efficacy data from a newly completed,
NIDA R01-funded clinical trial (N=250) of MORE as a treatment for opioid misuse among people
with chronic pain, in which MORE reduced opioid misuse by 46% by the nine-month follow-up.
Dr. Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW, is distinguished endowed chair in research, professor, and associate
dean for research in the University of Utah College of Social Work, and director of the Center
on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C-MIIND). Dr. Garland
is the developer of MORE, an innovative mindfulness-based therapy founded on insights
derived from cognitive, affective, and neurobiological science. As principal investigator or coinvestigator, Dr. Garland has over 175 scientific publications and has received more than $50
million in research grants from the NIH, DOD, and PCORI to conduct translational research on
biopsychosocial mechanisms implicated in addiction, emotion dysregulation, and chronic pain,
including randomized controlled trials of MORE and other mindfulness-based interventions
as treatments for opioid misuse and addiction. Dr. Garland is a licensed psychotherapist with
more than 15 years of clinical experience providing mind-body therapies for persons suffering
from addictive behaviors, psychological disorders, and chronic pain.
Free and open to the public | Registration required: http://bit.ly/grandchallenges20-21
1.5 NASW-endorsed CEUs (anticipated) available after successful completion of a brief quiz.
Please direct questions about this event to: Lisa.Himonas@utah.edu



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Donation for CSW Student Support

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We are pleased to waive our standard CEU fees at this difficult time. We know it is challenging for many people right now, including our social work students. Thus, if you are able, we invite you to support an emergency student fund established by Dean Martell Teasley.