Marcy Jivery, a senior BSW student, will be presenting her research “Gender-Specific Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use” at the ninth annual “Posters in the Rotunda” event on Wednesday, March 7 in Madison. State leaders will view poster presentations of research projects such as Marcy’s, and learn more about how this work enriches their college experience. Academic research on campuses such as UW-Green Bay is said to have major effects on Wisconsin’s economy, and it better prepares students for the 21st century workforce. Marcy is part of a group of 200 undergraduate students and faculty advisors that will fill the Capital Rotunda to share their original research.

BSW student Marcy Jivery examines best-practice interventions for co-occurring post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use in women. Research supports that cognitive behavioral, harm reduction, and strength-based techniques are applicable and effective. Additionally, trauma-informed care is highlighted as necessary for competency and awareness within social work practice.

Congratulations to Marcy and her faculty advisor, Social Work’s Dr. Jolanda Sallmann.

For more detailed information, visit http://www.wisconsin.edu/news/2012/r120301.htm