Mary Merrigan

Mary Merrigan

Lecturer

ADDICTION STUDIES

Julian Hall

Phone: (605) 658-5948

Email: Mary.OConnor-Merrigan@usd.edu

Bio:

I am a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in the Addiction Studies Department with over 28 years of experience working as a Licensed Addiction counselor and a Licensed mental health counselor specializing in trauma, addictions, mental health, and co-occurring disorders.


Teaching Interests:

Individual Counseling Helping Skills Practicum, Group Counseling Helping Skills Practicum, Study of Alcohol Use and Abuse, Alcohol and Drug individual Helping Skills, Alcohol and Drug Group Interaction, Alcohol and Drug Use in Diverse Populations, Working with Families on Alcohol and Drug Issues, Trauma and Addiction, and Psychopathology.


Education:

  • Ed.D, Educational Administration, The University of South Dakota, 2013
  • MA, Counseling and Educational Psychology, The University of South Dakota, 1988
  • BA, Mass Communications, The University of South Dakota, 1979

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Master Addiction Cousnelor (MAC), NAADAC The Association for Addiction Professionals
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional , International Association of Trauma Professionals
  • Licensed Addiction Counselor , the South Dakota Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, , South Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners

Grants:

  • South Dakota Department of Health and the Opioid Abuse Task Force, South Dakota Department of Health. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2017 - 2017)
  • Prescription Drug Overdosing: Data -Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI), Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Grant Role: Supporting. (2017 - Present)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Korkow, John, Sevening, Diane, Zavadil, Francis, and Merrigan, Mary. Addiction Education: The Benefits of NASAC Accreditation The Department of Addiction Studies at the University of South Dakota. Edited by Jessica Gleason, 5. Vol. 5, Iss. 2. Washington, D.C.: NASAC Accreditation Website, 2018.
  • Norris, Debra, Korkow, John, Johnson, Marni, Williams, Mandy, and Merrigan, Mary. Pat; the Veteran Case..

Presentations:

  • Cerny, Shana, Merrigan, Mary. ACEs and Resiliency.
  • O'Connor-Merrigan, Mary L., . Cognitive, Emotional, and Developmental Impact of Family Substance Abuse and Addiction on Children. Presented at the School of Health Sciences Research Day , USD Medical school. (April 22, 2016)
  • Merrigan, Mary L.. FACULTY ATTITUDES TOWARD ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS. Presented at the NAADAC Annual Confernce , Washington, D.C.. (October 9, 2015)
  • Merrigan, Mary. Protocol for Handling a Sexual Assault on Campus. Presented at the USD Student Services/ Residential life and Greek Life , Vermillion, SD. (September 2008)
  • Merrigan, Mary. Recognizing and Responding to Students with Affective and Anxiety Disorders. Presented at the USD Student Services/ Residential life and Greek Life , Vermillion, SD. (September 2008)
  • Merrigan, Mary. Respomding to an Acute Alcohol intoxication and Safety Measure DUring Dakota Day. Presented at the USD Freshman Health Class, Vermillion, SD. (September 2007)
  • Merrigan, Mary. Protocol for Handling a Sexual Assault on Campus. Presented at the USD Student Services/ Residential life and Greek Life , Vermillion, SD. (September 2007)
  • Merrigan, Mary. Protocol for Handling a Sexual Assault on Campus. Presented at the USD Student Services/ Residential life and Greek Life , Vermillion, SD. (September 2006)
  • Merrigan, Mary. Protocol for Handling a Sexual Assault on Campus. Presented at the USD Student Services/ Residential life and Greek Life , Vermillion, SD. (September 2005)
  • Merrigan, Mary. Cannabis Abuse. Presented at the Vermillion High School, Vermillion, SD. (November 2004)
  • Merrigan, Mary. Protocol for Handling a Sexual Assault on Campus. Presented at the USD Student Services/ Residential life and Greek Life , Vermillion, SD. (September 2004)
  • Merrigan, Mary. Recognizing and Responding to Suicidal Ideation in Student. Presented at the USD Student Services/ Residential life and Greek Life , Vermillion, SD. (September 2004)
  • Merrigan, Mary. Protocol for Handling a Sexual Assault on Campus. Presented at the USD Student Services/ Residential life and Greek Life , Vermillion, SD. (September 2003)
  • Merrigan, Mary. Protocol for Handling a Sexual Assault on Campus. Presented at the USD Student Services/ Residential life and Greek Life , Vermillion, SD. (September 2002)
  • Merrigan, Mary. Recognizing and Responding to Suicidal Ideation in Student. Presented at the USD Student Services/ Residential life and Greek Life , Vermillion, SD. (September 2002)
  • Merrigan, Mary. Protocol for Handling a Sexual Assault on Campus. Presented at the USD Student Services/ Residential life and Greek Life , Vermillion, SD. (September 2000)
  • Merrigan, Mary. Recognizing and Responding to Students with Affective and Anxiety Disorders. Presented at the USD Student Services/ Residential life and Greek Life , Vermillion, SD. (September 2000)
  • Merrigan, Mary. Protocol for Handling a Sexual Assault on Campus. Presented at the USD Student Services/ Residential life and Greek Life , Vermillion, SD. (September 1998)