Social Work LIVE: Jeffrey Diaz and Substance Abuse

April 2, 2019 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join our Facebook LIVE series every Tuesday at noon, with host Michael Friedman.

In this week’s episode of Social Work LIVE, Professor Michael Friedman (bio) talks to Professor Jeffrey Díaz (bio) about alcohol and substance use in the workplace, including his thoughts on the recent opioid crisis.

When: Tuesday, April 2, 2019; 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Tune in remotely on Facebook.*

About the Guest

An assistant adjunct professor at the Columbia School of Social Work, Jeffrey Díaz has had long experience as an executive coach and consultant for CEOs and their teams. He has worked in a wide range of institutional settings, from corporate, media, banking, finance and manufacturing, to not-for-profit, academic and cultural organizations. His clients have included Major League Baseball, Unicef, Columbia University, and the Whitney Museum. He often works in the areas of diversity and inclusion as well as sexual harassment.

One of his chief specializations is alcohol and substance use. He was a senior advisor on the PBS five-part series Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home, which took a look at the science, treatment, prevention and politics of addiction long before the opioid crisis reared its head.

Mr. Díaz holds a master’s degree from the Columbia School of Social Work University (1981). He was the first CSSW student to be selected for the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship, which places students and recent graduates in salaried positions with government agencies.

About the Host

Michael Friedman is a social worker with over fifty years of experience in mental health and public policy. He has chaired, founded, or directed numerous city and state agencies and published approximately 200 articles, chapters, and essays, including a parody, The Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas. Since retiring he has continued to teach at the Columbia School of Social Work and to write about mental health, aging, and other topics at and in a column for MedPageToday. He is also a semi-professional photographer and jazz pianist.

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