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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology


       Susan Krill-Smith, LCSW

Director, Synergy Adolescent Treatment Services, Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS)

 

Susan Krill-Smith, LCSW

Senior Instructor


 
 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS
Professional Experience:
1974 - 1978 Social Worker II/Team Leader, Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS), University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO.
1978 - 1981 Clinical Coordinator/Social Worker II. Addictions Research and Treatment Services Self-Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO.
1982 - 1983 Consultant, Addiction Research and Treatment Services Cocaine Clinic, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO.
1983 - 1985 Clinical Coordinator, Addiction Research and Treatment Services Outpatient Services, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO.
1986 - 1988 Psychotherapist, part-time. Professional Counseling and Psychological Services, Denver, CO. (Private Practice)
1987 – 1988 Clinical Coordinator, part-time. Addiction Research and Treatment Services, Indian Youth Substance Abuse Treatment Program, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO.
1988 – 1991 Coordinator of Project Safe/Access and AIDS Prevention, Research and Education Coordinator.  Collaboration between the Addictions Research and Treatment Services, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and Denver Department of Health & Hospitals, Denver, CO.
1991 - 1993 Clinical Administrator, Synergy Springboard, Addiction Research and Treatment Services, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO
1991 - 1995 Coordinator, HIV/Communicable Disease Coordinator, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver CO.
1992-Present Director, Synergy Adolescent Treatment Services (a continuum of residential, outpatient and day treatment programs), Addiction Research and Treatment Service, Division of Substance Dependence, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Licensure:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Colorado License #982006.  License granted by the State of Colorado Board of Social Work Examiners, Department of Regulatory Agencies, Denver, CO.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor III (Senior Level), Colorado Certification #1432.  Certificate granted by the State of Colorado Department of Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division,
Denver, CO, now Department of Regulatory Agencies.

 
Honors/Appointments:
Steering Committee, for the Annual Rocky Mountain Conference on HIV 1991 through 1995.

Approved Field Instructor, University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work.

Statewide Senate Bill 94 Statewide Advisory Board (Division of Youth Corrections) 1996 (appointment)-2008

RTC State Workgroup 2001-2006, State Advisory Board for Residential Treatment Center (RTC) Research Grant, 2003

Mayors Drug Strategy Commission 1999.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division Adolescent Clinical Care Committee 1998-present, collaborated in the development of Colorado version of adolescent ASAM criteria.

Signal Behavioral Health Network Quality Improvement Committee-Chair 1998, member/ARTS representative through 2001

Rocky Mountain Children’s Network  (RocNet) Board of Directors, Vice-President 2002-2006

Denver Juvenile Court Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Advisory Committee 2005

Justice Assistance Grant Board, Governor Appointment 2007-present

Colorado Association of Family and Children’s Agencies (CAFCA), Board 2008-present

TEACHING ACTIVITIES
Faculty Tutor for “Big Six Substance Dependence Problems of Primary Care Medicine” 8001 elective course, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1994-present

Faculty Educator, Adolescent Medicine Rotation Residents, monthly seminar on site at Synergy, The Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO, 2000-present

ARTS Drug and Alcohol Problems Training for Counterpart Alliance (USAID funded project) in Kiev, Ukraine Member of a four person training team extensively (via translators) training a group of community leaders, 1999

Expert Consultant (for State Child Welfare) to County Protective Services Supervisors Regarding Difficult Cases Involving Substance Abuse, 2003-2005

Nicholson and Associates (twice yearly, two day) Training, “Adolescent Substance Use and Associated Disorders” for State Child Welfare Training, 2000-present

1st Annual National Conference on Therapeutic Communities, “Adolescent Modified TC” 2008 Supervision/Teaching of Students
 
Clinical Supervisor –Social Work Interns and Licensed Social Workers (LSWs)

CLINICAL ACTIVITIES

Director of Synergy Adolescent Treatment Services, Addiction Research and Treatment Services, Department of Psychiatry (Division of Substance Dependence), University of Colorado of School of Medicine, 1992-present.

SCHOLARSHIP AND PUBLICATIONS
Gurnee, C., Vigil, D., Krill-Smith, S., and Crowley, T.J.  Substance Abuse Among American Indians in an Urban Treatment Program The Journal of the National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, Spring, 1990.

Crowley, T.J., Krill-Smith, S., Atkinson, C., Selgestad, B. A treatment for cocaine abusing health care professionals. In:  Washton, A.M., Gold, M.S. (eds.) Cocaine: A Clinician’s Handbook, pp. 152-172.  Guilford Press:  New York, 1987.

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Current:
Justice Assistance Grant, “Enhancing Motivation, Retention, and Completion for Adolescents in Residential Drug Treatment”, Co-investigator, (PI:  John T. Brewster), Period: 10/109-9/30/09, Period:  10/1/09-current

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), grant,  “Synergy Assertive Continuing Care: Using ACC/ACRA as an Aftercare Model” Co-investigator (PI: Elizabeth Whitmore, Ph.D.). Period: 9/30/07-9/30/10.

Previous:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA)/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) grant,  “Multisystemic Therapy as a Residential Aftercare Model” Co-investigator, (PI: Elizabeth Whitmore, Ph.D.). Period: 10/1/02-9/30/05.

Justice Assistance Grant/Drug Control and System Improvement grant, DJ-05-33-3 “Marijuana Treatment Program for Adolescent Probationers”, Co-investigator, (PI:  John T. Brewster). Period: 10/2003-9/2007

Drug Control and System Improvement Project (DSCIP) grant, 97-DB-13-78-4, “Developing Competent Families,” Co-investigator, (PI: Elizabeth Whitmore, Ph.D.), Period: 7/1/1998-6/30/2002.

 

CLINICAL ACTIVITIES 

Director of Synergy Adolescent Treatment Services, Addiction Research and Treatment Services, Department of Psychiatry (Division of Substance Dependence), University of Colorado of School of Medicine, 1992-present.

 

SCHOLARSHIP AND PUBLICATIONS

Gurnee, C., Vigil, D., Krill-Smith, S., and Crowley, T.J.  Substance Abuse Among American Indians in an Urban Treatment Program The Journal of the National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, Spring, 1990.

Crowley, T.J., Krill-Smith, S., Atkinson, C., Selgestad, B. A treatment for cocaine abusing health care professionals. In:  Washton, A.M., Gold, M.S. (eds.) Cocaine: A Clinician’s Handbook, pp. 152-172.  Guilford Press:  New York, 1987.

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Current:

Justice Assistance Grant, “Enhancing Motivation, Retention, and Completion for Adolescents in Residential Drug Treatment”, Co-investigator, (PI:  John T. Brewster), Period: 10/109-9/30/09, Period:  10/1/09-current

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), grant,  “Synergy Assertive Continuing Care: Using ACC/ACRA as an Aftercare Model” Co-investigator (PI: Elizabeth Whitmore, Ph.D.). Period: 9/30/07-9/30/10.

Previous:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) grant,  “Multisystemic Therapy as a Residential Aftercare Model” Co-investigator, (PI: Elizabeth Whitmore, Ph.D.). Period: 10/1/02-9/30/05.

Justice Assistance Grant/Drug Control and System Improvement grant, DJ-05-33-3 “Marijuana Treatment Program for Adolescent     

Probationers”, Co-investigator, (PI:  John T. Brewster). Period: 10/2003-9/2007

Drug Control and System Improvement Project (DSCIP) grant, 97-DB-13-78-4, “Developing Competent

Families,” Co-investigator, (PI: Elizabeth Whitmore, Ph.D.), Period: 7/1/1998-6/30/2002.