Jennifer L. Rogers, Dennis D. Gilbride, and Brian J. Dew

Jennifer L. Rogers, Dennis D. Gilbride, and Brian J. Dew received the 2018 Outstanding Scholar Award for Concept/Theory for their article, “Utilizing an Ecological Framework to Enhance Counselors’ Understanding of the U.S. Opioid Epidemic.”

Jennifer L. Rogers, PhD, NCC, is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University. She received her doctorate in counseling and counselor education from Syracuse University, where she was a doctoral fellow. Her clinical and research interests include brief counseling interventions, clinical supervision, and relational approaches to counseling and counselor preparation across ecologically diverse practice contexts. Her current research focuses upon how attachment and cognitive patterns among beginning counselors influence their experiences during clinical supervision.

Dennis D. Gilbride, PhD, is currently a professor in the Counseling and Psychological Services Department at Georgia State University. He has published numerous articles along with book chapters related to disability, ethical decision-making, attachment, and supervision, as well as other counselor education issues. He received the James F. Garrett Award for Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Research in 2013, and the Outstanding Faculty Research Award from the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University in 2015.

Brian J. Dew, PhD, has served as Chair of the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University since 2011. His research has been focused on substance use—primarily on the topics of methamphetamine use and treatment, ecstasy use, and more recently, the spread of opiate consumption. Prior to his academic position at GSU, Dr. Dew worked as a substance abuse counselor in a hospital-based setting, where he developed and directed an intensive family program geared toward educating the non-addict on aspects of recovery. Over the past 12 years, Dr. Dew has served as Atlanta’s primary representative to the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) Community Epidemiological Work Group, where he is responsible for reporting Atlanta drug trends to federal officials. Dr. Dew has been awarded the Outstanding Faculty Research Award from GSU’s College of Education and Human Development, and the Outstanding Addictions and Offender Professional Award by the Association of Addictions and Offender Counseling. Dr. Dew has made over 200 professional presentations, including keynote addresses and international trainings.

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