Mary Merrigan

Mary Merrigan

Lecturer

ADDICTION STUDIES

Julian Hall

Phone: (605) 658-5948

Email: Mary.OConnor-Merrigan@usd.edu

Bio:

Mary Merrigan, Ed.D, LAC, MAC, LPC, is an Assistant Professor in the Addiction Counseling and Prevention Department. Dr. Merrigan's clinical experience included working as a provider with adults, children, adolescents, and young adults specializing in trauma, addictions, mental health, and co-occurring disorders.


Teaching Interests:

Trauma and Addiction, Psychopathology and Addiction, Addictive Family Systems/Counseling, Individual Counseling Practicum, Group Counseling Practicum, Study of Alcohol Use and Abuse, Alcohol and Drug individual Helping Skills, Group Counseling skills for Addiction , Addiction in Diverse Populations,


Research Interests:

Trauma and Addiction Psychopathology and Addiction Addictive Family Systems Adverse Childhood Experiences


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)