Since 1993, CASAT has provided culturally appropriate, state-of-the-art, research-based training and technology transfer activities, academic courses, and managed large multi-state, multi-organizational projects. As a Center within the School of Public Health at the University of Nevada, Reno, CASAT’s primary mission is to improve prevention and treatment services for individuals with addictive behaviors by helping states, organizations, students, and the existing workforce apply research-based practices. This mission is achieved through university-based coursework; online courses and trainings; conferences and institutes; continuing education workshops; product development; web-based and electronic products and databases; and consultation and technical assistance. Of particular note is CASAT’s familiarity with successful technology transfer strategies. Housing three federally-funded training and technical assistance projects, CASAT understands how to accelerate the dissemination of research using the most up-to-date technology transfer methods, thereby bridging the gap between science and practice.
To help states, organizations, students, and the existing workforce apply research-based practices to improve prevention, treatment, and recovery services for individuals with addictive behaviors. This mission is achieved through university-based coursework; clearinghouses and libraries; continuing education workshops; product development and dissemination; conferences; and consultation and technical assistance activities.
CASAT Executive Director
Nancy Roget, MS, MFT, LADC has served as CASAT Executive Director since 2006 and oversees a staff of more than 50 individuals. She has worked at CASAT since 1993 as an instructor, grant writer, curriculum developer, and principal investigator/project director of numerous federal and state grants/contracts. She is a contributing author to several industry publications, including being co-editor on the Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery (2009). Prior to coming to UNR, Ms. Roget was executive director of a large adolescent treatment program and provided counseling services in Reno.