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John Finneran

Associate Professor
Health Science
Joslin House 214 • M-2903

“Teaching at KSC,” says John Finneran, “provides an opportunity to contribute to academic and professional development of students who will one day be employed as substance abuse, mental health, and allied health clinicians Students at KSC in the main are hardworking and determined to succeed in their studies.”

Dr. Finneran recounts one of him most affirming moments teaching at KSC: “One of our students attended a conference last year on issues related to high risk drinking on college campuses. I was able to introduce her to the CEO of one of the sponsoring treatment organizations. She engaged the CEO in a conversation about the psychological and physical risks associated with alcohol misuse by college students in a mature, thoughtful and informed way.”

He hopes that students will come away from his classes with a familiarity of the subject matter of the course, the ability to reason and write in a scholarly manner, and the capacity to present their research in small group and classroom settings.

BA Psychology, Suffolk University
EdM Counseling, Suffolk University

PhD Psychology, Union Institute and University
LADC-1, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
LSW, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Professional Interests:
High-risk drinking among college students, suicidality and related issues among college students, non-prescription medication abuse, co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders, models of recovery

Professional Background:
Clinical experience working with persons in various mental health and substance abuse treatment settings
“High risk drinking among unaffiliated college students” – Poster presentation ACHA Annual Meeting, 2013, and co-authored article submitted for publication.

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