Senior Research Scientist
Department of Family Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Substance abuse clinician training, substance use and the elderly.
Dr. Barrick's research interests focus on two broad areas: looking at effective ways to disseminate evidence-based interventions into broad clinical practice and using technology to facilitate clinical substance abuse research. He has developed an alternate form of the telephone-based clinical skill assessment tool (T-CAT), with an interactive voice recording (IVR)-based approach to assessment. This has promise as a method to allow for improved clinical skill assessment for a variety of training methods in the alcohol and drug abuse treatment fields. Dr. Barrick plans to continue to develop the T-CAT measure and compare its usefulness to traditional role play assessment. In addition, he is looking at ways to better integrate computer and interactive voice recording (IVR)-based technologies into broader dissemination and intervention efforts.
He has also been involved in adapting face-to-face Coping Skills Training (CST) for women with alcoholic partners to a Skills Training program designed to be accessed by individuals at a stand-alone website, and has used computer and web-based technologies to disseminate new models of therapies to community clinicians.