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
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 disorder.
I am also exploring
characteristics, such as cognitive functions, psychiatric conditions, and
health behaviors, interact with treatment processes. 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 also collaborate with the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center on a project exploring neuropsychological functioning, neuroimaging, PTSD, and substance use among OEF/OIF/OND veterans. 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 and community. 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.
Gorka, S.M., MacNamara, A., Aase, D.M., Proescher, E., Greenstein, J., Walters, R., Passi, H., Babione, J.M., Levy, D.M., Kennedy, A.E., DiGangi, J.A., Rabinak, C., Schroth, C., Afshar, K., Fitzgerald, J., Hajcak, G., & Phan, K.L. (2016). Impact of alcohol use disorder comorbidity on defensive reactivity to errors in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30, 733-742.
Aase, D.M. & Pliskin, N.H. (2015). Social perception and alcohol use disorder: Preliminary findings. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 33, 395-404.
Hahn-Ketter, A., Aase, D.M., Paxton, J., Fink, J.W., Kelley, K.M., Lee, R.C., & Pliskin, N.H. (2015). Functional outcome over a decade after electrical injury: Psychosocial adjustment and return-to-work status. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 36, 509-512.
Aase, D.M., Fink, J.W., Lee, R.C., Kelley, K.M., & Pliskin, N.H. (2014). 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,
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
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,
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,
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,
Aase, D.M., Jason, L.A., & Robinson, W.L. (2008). 12-Step participation
among dually-diagnosed individuals: A review of individual and contextual
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,
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,
Manuscripts Under Review:
Aase, D.M., Babione, J.M., Maucieri, L., Miller, S., Jason, L.A., & Phan, K.L. (under review). Facial Emotion Recognition and Psychiatric Functioning among Individuals in Treatment for AUD: Differences based on Trauma History.
Aase, D.M., DiGangi, J.A., Babione, J.M., Schroth, C., Levy, D.M., Kennedy, A.E., Proescher, E., Greenstein, J.E., Walters, R., Passi, H., Langenecker, S.A., & Phan, K.L. (under review). PTSD Symptoms Are Associated with Visual Retrieval and Working Memory Performance in OEF/OIF/OND Veterans.
Aase, D.M., Engel, K., Timko, A., Rog, L., Greenstein, J.E., Pliskin, N.H., & Phan, K.L. (under review). An Item-Level Analysis of Facial Emotion Recognition Errors Made by Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder.
DiGangi, J., Kujawa, A., Aase, D.M., Babione, J., Schroth, C., Levy, D., Greenstein, J., Walters, R., Passi, H., Kennedy, A., Langenecker, S., & Phan, K.L. (under review). Affective and Cognitive Biomarkers of PTSD: Electrocortical Processing of Threat and Perseverative Errors on the WCST in PTSD.
Jason, L.A. & Aase, D.M. (2016). 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.
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
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.
Aase, D.M. & Pliskin, N.H. (2016). Affect recognition performance in alcohol users: An item-level analysis [Abstract]. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 30, 760-761.
Aase, D.M., Engel, K., & Pliskin, N.H (2015). Social perception and alcohol use disorders: Psychiatric and interpersonal problems. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 29, 409.
Maucieri, L.P., Timko, A., & Aase, D.M. (2015). The relationship between social perception and crystallized intelligence in individuals with alcohol use disorders. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 29, 369-370.
Aase, D.M. & Pliskin, N.H. (2015). Alcohol use history is associated with social perception task performance. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21(S1), 105.
Aase, D.M. & Pliskin, N.H. (2014). Social perception and alcohol use disorders [Abstract]. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 28, 695-696.
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.
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