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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

Tom Brewster, Jr., LCSW
         Tom Brewster, LCSW

Executive Director, Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS)

Recent Publications

 tom.brewster@ucdenver.edu

 

Tom Brewster, LCSW

Associate Professor


 
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS 

Positions and Employment:  

1967 - 1969   Psychiatric Social Worker, Alcoholism Treatment  Program, Mendocino State Hospital, Talmage, California.

1972 - 1974   Substance Abuse Treatment Coordinator,  Mendocino County Mental Health Center, Ukiah, California.

1974 - 1978   Chief, Drug Dependence Treatment Center, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Denver, Colorado.

1978 - 1982   Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Director, Addiction Research and Treatment Service, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

1982 - 1989   Senior Instructor Department of Psychiatry, Associate Director, Addiction Research and Treatment Service, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Substance Dependence, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

1989 - 1996   Assistant Professor, Associate Director, Addiction Research and Treatment Service, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Substance Dependence University of Colorado School of Medicine.

1996 - 1998   Associate Professor, Associate Director, Addiction Research and Treatment Service, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Substance Dependence, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

1997 - 1998   President, Signal Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

1998 -          Associate Professor, Executive Director, Addiction Research and Treatment Service, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Substance Dependence, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

2004 - 2006  Vice President, Signal Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

2006 - 2008  President, Signal Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

 

Honors:

Member, Denver Drug Strategy Commission; Health Services Research Review Group, (NIDA-F) 2000-2005; Reviewer: Child Abuse & Neglect, 1998-Present; Steering Committee, Clinical Trials Network (CTN), National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2000-Present; Director of Education, Rocky Mountain Institute for Alcohol and Drug Education; Board of Directors, Colorado Association of Alcohol and Drug Service Providers (July 2001-Present); College on Problems of Drug Dependence, 1997-Present; Chair, Peer Review Council, Colorado Association of Alcohol and Drug Service Providers (1996-2008); Chair, Victims Assistance and Law Enforcement Board of Denver; Consultant/Site Director, Ukraine Education Project, USAID/Counterpart International, Inc. 1999–2001; Denver Drug Court Advisory Board (1993-1997); Crime Advisory Commission, 2nd Judicial District (1982);Vice Chair, Drug and Alcohol Counselor Certification Committee, Colorado  Department of  Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, (1976-1992).Governor's Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (1976-1981); Board of Directors, Arapahoe House (1984-1987); Outstanding Citizen Award, Denver Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO (1990); President, Colorado Association of Professionals In Prevention, Intervention and Treatment (1990-1991); Advisory Board, Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, Children's Hospital (1992-1995); Board of Directors, Foundation for Better Alcohol Policies (1991-1993).

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES 

PGYIII Psychiatric Residents Seminar on Substance Abuse

Invited Presentations -

Brewster, JT,  Confrontation in the Therapeutic Community, Presentation at the National Conference on Therapeutic Communities, Denver, CO., September 2008 

Booth RE, Brewster JT, Lehman W, Dvoyak D, Sinitsyna L. Gender differences in sex risks among Ukrainian Injection  drug users. Poster, College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Quebec, Canada June 2007

Booth RE, BrewsterJT.  Stimulant injectors from three Ukraine cities. Presented at: The 2nd National Conference on Methamphetamine, HIV, and Hepatitis. Salt Lake City, UT., February, 2007

Booth RE, Corsi, KF, Brewster JT.  Predictors of treatment retention and its affects on injection drug use and HIV risk behaviors.  Presented at:  Addiction Health Services Research Conference. Little Rock, AK. October 2006

Booth RE, Kwiatkowski CF, Brewster JT, Dvoryak S, Sinitsyna.  Predictors of HIV Infection among Drug Injectors in Ukraine.  Presented at:  XVI International AIDS Conference.  Toronto, Canada.  August 2006. 

Booth RE, Kwiatkowski CF, Brewster, JT, Dvoryak S, Sinitsyna.  Injection Drug User Characteristics from Three Ukrainian Cities.  Presented at:  68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.  Scottsdale, AZ.  June 2006.

Booth,RE,Mikulich-Gilbertson,SK,Salomonsen-Sautel,S,BrewsterJT,SinitsynaL. Continued High Risk Behaviors Among IDU’s in Ukraine. Poster, Annual  Scientific Meeting: The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June, 2004

Booth R, Brewster T, Injection Drug Use in Odessa, Ukraine, Conference on Health Services Research Among Hard to Reach Populations, Key Largo, Florida, October 31, 2002.

Brewster, T., Stone E, Blending Substance Abuse Research and Clinical Practice, Ninth National TASC Conference on Drugs and Crime, Denver, CO, October 1, 2002.

Brewster, T., Effective Treatments for Substance Use Disorder, Best Practices in Addiction Treatment, Sixteenth Annual Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency, May 24, 2000.

Brewster, T., Adolescent Substance Use Disorder, Best Practices in Addiction Treatment, Sixteenth Annual  Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency, May 23, 2000.

K. Fortuin, C. Kwiatkowski, T. Brewster, E. Ennis, T. Crowley, R. Booth, Can you ever get enough treatment? Poster, 62nd Annual  Scientific Meeting: The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June, 2000.

 

CLINICAL ACTIVITIES

Executive Director of the Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS), providing comprehensive residential and outpatient clinical care for over 1,500 enrolled patients specializing in substance abuse and co-occurring treatments for adolescents, women, post partum women and their infant/toddlers, injecting opiate dependence, criminal justice populations, stimulant abuse/dependence, and homeless co-occurring populations.

 

SCHOLARSHIP AND PUBLICATIONS

a.  Journal Articles

Booth RE, Lehman WE, Latkin, CS, Dvoryak S, Brewster JT, Royer MS, Sinitsyna L.  Individual and network interventions with injection drug users in five Ukraine cities.  American Journal of Public Health.  In press. 

­Booth RE, Lehman WE, Dvoryak S, Brewster JT, Sinitsyna L.  Interventions with injection drug users in Ukraine.  Addiction.  2009;104:1864-1873.

Booth RE, Lehman WE, Latkin CA, Brewster JT, Sinitsyna, Dvoryak S.  Use of a peer leader intervention model to reduce needle-related risk behaviors among drug injectors in Ukraine.  Journal of Drug Issues.  2009; Spring: 1945-1062.

Booth RE, Lehman WE, Kwiatkowski CF, Brewster JT, Sinitsyna, Dvoryak S.  Stimulant injectors in Ukraine:  the next wave of the epidemic?  AIDS and Behavior.  2008;12:652-661.

Booth RE, Lehman WE, Brewster JT, Sinitsyana L, Dvoryak S.  Gender differences in sex risk behaviors among Ukraine injection drug users.  Journal of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  2007;46:112-117. 

Booth RE, Kwiatkowski CF, Brewster JT, Sinitsyna L, Dvoryak S.  Predictors of HIV sero-status among    drug injectors at three Ukraine sites.  AIDS.  2006;20:2217-2223. 

Booth RE, Kwiatkowski CF, Mikulich-Gilbertson, Brewster JT, Salomsonsen-Sautel S, Corsi KF, Sinitsyna L.      Predictors of risky needle use following interventions with drug injectors in Ukraine.  Drug and Alcohol           Dependence.  2006; S49-S57. 

Booth RE, Mikulich-Gilbertson SK, Brewster JT, Salomonson-Sautel S, Semerik O. Predictors of self-reported HIV infection among drug injectors in Ukraine. Journal of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2004;35:82-88.

Booth RE, Kennedy JK, Brewster JT, Semerik O.  Drug injectors and dealers in Odessa, Ukraine.  Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.  2003;35:419-426

Granfield R, Eby C, Brewster T. An examination of the Denver Drug Court: The impact of a treatment-  oriented drug offender system, Law and Policy, Vol.2,No.2. April, 1998.

Booth RE, Koester S, Reichardt CS, Brewster T. Quantitative and qualitative methods to assess behavioral change among injection drug users. Drugs and Society. 7:161-183, 1993.

Booth R, Koester S, Brewster J. Wiebel,W., Fritz,R., Intravenous drug users and AIDS: Risk behaviors, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol  Abuse. 17(3), pp. 337-353, 1991.

Brewster JT,  Garrigues C. The Mendocino Game - rules, policies, modes and techniques. Drug Forum. 4(1):       15-29, 1974.

 

b.  Books and Reviews

Crowley,TJ, Brewster, JT.  Cocaine Legalization: Designing the Experiments. In: Higgins ST,Katz JL (eds.), Cocaine abuse research: Pharmacology, Behavior, and Clinical Applications.  Academic Press: 1998

 

c.  Other publications 

Brewster, T, Panel Review, Science Practice and Perspectives, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Vol.1,No.1, July, 2002

 

d.  Abstracts

Booth RE, Asdigian N, Brewster JT, Corsi KF.  Treatment entry and retention with street recruited drug injectors.  Publication Abstracts for the 16th Annual International Conference on the Reduction of Drug-Related Harm, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 261, 2005.

Booth RE, Mikulich-Gilbertson SK, Brewster JT, Salomonsen-Sautel S, Semerik O.  Predictors of risky needle use following intervention efforts.  Publication Abstracts for the XV International AIDS Conference. Bangkok, Thailand. TuOrC 1110, 2004. 

K. Fortuin, C. Kwiatkowski, T. Brewster, E. Ennis, T. Crowley, R. Booth, Can you ever get enough treatment? 62nd Annual  Scientific Meeting: San Juan, Puerto Rico, June, 2000. Proceedings of the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting: The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc., National Institute on Drug Abuse Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Monograph Series, 71, 2001.

Brewster JT, Booth R., Hiller M., Moore A. Factors associated with addiction severity and criminality among female offenders. Problems of Drug Dependence, 1996: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting: The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc., National Institute on Drug Abuse Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Monograph Series, 68, 1997.              

Wiebel WW, Booth R, Brewster JT, Koester S. Risk reduction through indigenous outreach to intravenous drug users. Problems of Drug Dependence 1991: Proceedings of the 53rd Annual scientific Meeting, The Committee on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc. National Institute on Drug Abuse Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service. Monograph Series, 119:299, 1992.

Booth RE, Brewster, JT. Risk Behaviors relationships among heterosexual drug users. Problems of Drug Dependence 1991: Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting, The Committee on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc. National Institute on Drug Abuse Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service. Monograph Series, 119:436, 1992.

Booth RE, Brewster T, Koester S, Wiebel W. Risk reduction and HIV seropositivity: An evaluation of the Chicago model among intravenous drug users. Publication Abstracts for the 6th International Conference on AIDS.  San Francisco, California. 1990.

 

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Fee for Service Contracts:

PN: 0807-312             Signal BHO Contract                                                    11/1/00-6/30/10               $2,759,041.00  All Clinical Programs

Multiple                    Div of Criminal Justice/Community Corrections      7/1/06-6/30/10                 $3,725,187.00  Peer I/Haven/OTC

08-IHM-00080          ADAD/Enhanced Community Corrections Rate     7/1/06-6/30/10                 $275,706.00                     Peer I/Haven

CAA08-00087           Colo. Dept. of Corrections - Peer I/Haven OTC       7/1/07-6/30/10                 $100,000.00                     OTC

PN: 091998                CDJ-TC: Crossroads Turning Point                           1/1/09-6/30/10                 $100,000.00                     Peer I

Multiple                    County Social Services-Synergy TRCCF                 6/1/06-5/31/10                 $1,126,447.00  Synergy

Multiple                    County Social Services-Synergy Day Tx/MST       6/1/06-5/31/10                 $1,113,292.00  Synergy Outpatient

PN: 0711-163             Jefferson Co Dept of Human Services                      1/1/06-12/31/09               $200,000.00                     Synergy OP/Outpatient

08-IKH-00034           CDHS-Division of Youth Corrections                       7/1/99-6/30/10                 $384,300.00                     Synergy

PN: 0810-268             Colo. Dept. of Education                                             7/1/01-6/30/10                 $350,000.00                     Synergy

Multiple                    Probation/Drug Court/TASC                                      7/1/06-6/30/10                 $81,245.00                       All Clinical Programs

PN: 0806-146             18th JD Adult Probation (CAP)                                  8/1/06-6/30/10                 $34,380.00                       Haven/Peer I

PN: 0807-296             1st JD Probation DOT                                                  7/1/07-6/30/10                 $123,240.00                     Haven/Peer I

PN: 0807-316             18th JD Probation DOT                                               9/25/07-6/30/09               $29,280.00                       Haven/Peer I

Client fees and other non-contracted funding                                            Client Paid                      $1,410,388.00  All Clinical Programs

09-IHM-00144          CDHS ADAD Medicaid (Special Connections)      7/1/06-6/30/10                 $500,000.00                     OWTS/Haven

PN: 0810-269             Medicaid Synergy TRCCF                                          7/1/06-6/30/10                 $200,000.00                     Synergy

PN: 0810-269             Medicaid Outpatient Substance Abuse Benefit      7/1/07-6/30/10                 $50,000.00                       Synergy/OP/OTC

PN: 0804-077             ATR - Mines & Assoc                                                4/15/08-9/30/10               $78,000.00                       All Clinical Programs

PN: 0804-008             ATR - Connect Care                                                     4/15/08-9/30/10               $41,600.00                       All Clinical Programs

 

Other Grants & Contracts:

06-FHA-00225          CDPHE Health Relationships                                     1/2/06-12/31/09               $42,567.00                       Special Services HIV

PN: 0809-248             Council for Substance Abuse & Mental Health      6/7/07-6/30/10                 $32,468.00                       Special Services HIV PN: 0709-025             Ryan White Act HIV Support                                    3/1/98-2/28/10                 $148,154.00                     Special Services HIV 27-DJ-05-36-2           CDPS/JAG Gender-Specific TX Women Offenders      10/1/07-9/30/10               $80,134.00                       Outpatient

CAA06-00013           DOC DWCF                                                                   9/15/98-6/30/10               $510,005.00                     Haven/Peer I/OTC

PN: 0801-080             DDHS - Denver EFFECTS                                           10/1/07-9/30/10               $350,245.00                     Haven/Outpatient

PN: 0806-236          Denver Office of Workforce Development TANF    9/1/05-6/30/10               $675,000.00                  Haven/OP/OTC

CU Fund 222178   Colorado Health Foundation                             1/1/09-12/31/11     $150,413.00                            Synergy Outpatient