Speaker

Dr. Nedeljko Golubovic

Dr. Nedeljko Golubovic

Bio and Qualifications:

Nedeljko Golubovic, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in the Department of Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy at the University of San Diego. The primary goal of Dr. Golubovic’s research is further exploration of substance use/addiction issues and trauma. More specifically, Dr. Golubovic is interested in assessing the intersection between addiction and trauma and examining the consequences of stigmatization and bias related to both areas. In the past, he was a part on the National Institute on Drug Abuse sponsored teams for monitoring drug trends in the United States (Community Epidemiology Work Group and National Drug Early Warning System). Regarding his teaching experiences, Dr. Golubovic has been dedicated to training master’s level professional counselors. He has experience teaching a variety of core counseling classes, but his primary focus has been on preparing future counselor to work with addiction and trauma related issues. In addition to general addiction counseling classes (e.g. Biopsychosocial Aspects of Addiction), Dr. Golubovic also have taught a Motivational Interviewing class as an evidence-based practice for addiction treatment. Finaly, Dr. Golubovic’s clinical expertise and involvement greatly mirrors his research and teaching foci. In the past, he has worked in inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment centers, college students who struggle with substance use, and an integrated health clinic that provided services for HIV positive clients with cooccurring addiction issues.