To honor those who have made tremendous strides in the field of alcohol studies, and in memory of Dr. E. M. Jellinek, the Jellinek Memorial Fund was established. This year, Nova Southeastern University’s own Linda Carter Sobell, Ph.D., a professor and associate director of clinical training at the Center for Psychological Studies, received this honor.
The 2014 award was presented in the area of Behavioral (clinical and experimental) studies to Sobell, Ph.D., ABPP for her outstanding behavioral research on alcoholism, including development of empirically-based tools for the study of drinking behavior. The award will be conferred November 21st at the 48th annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Philadelphia, PA.
Sobell is also Co-Director of the Guided Self-Change Clinic at NSU. Before arriving at NSU, she was a senior scientist at the Addiction Research Foundation (Canada) and a professor at the University of Toronto. She is nationally and internationally known for her research in the addictions field, particularly brief motivational interventions, the process of self-change, and the Timeline Followback.
In recognition of her research accomplishments, she has received several awards, including the Betty Ford Award from the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, the Norman E. Zinberg Memorial Award from Harvard University, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Addictions Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Brady/Schuster Award for outstanding behavioral science research in psychopharmacology and substance abuse from Division 28 of the American Psychological Association, and the 2008 Charles C. Shepard Science Award for the most outstanding peer-reviewed research paper on prevention and control published by Centers for Disease Control/ATSDR scientists.