photo: LemieuxCatherine M. Lemieux
PhD, ACSW, LCSW-BACS

Professor
Margaret Champagne Womack Professor in Addictive Disorders

218 Huey P. Long Field House
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-1018
clemieu@lsu.edu

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Education

PhD, Social Welfare, Florida International University, 1995
MSW, Social Work, Barry University, 1987
BSW, Social Work Anna, Maria College, 1984

Brief Biography

Catherine M. Lemieux, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW, BACS, serves as the Margaret Champagne Womack Professor in Addictive Disorders at the LSU School of Social Work, where she teaches research and practice courses and electives in the areas of addiction and co-occurring disorders. Originally from New England, Dr. Lemieux migrated to south Florida, where she earned a PhD in Social Welfare from Florida International University before coming to LSU in 1995.

For over 18 years Dr. Lemieux served as a clinician and supervisor in a variety of outpatient and institutional settings with individuals and families affected by substance abuse.  Her practice experience includes extensive work with persons with substance use disorders and with children and adults affected by sexual assault and domestic violence.

Dr. Lemieux’s research area is in addictions, with specific emphasis on the role of social support in recovery. In addition to presenting her research at national conferences, she facilitates numerous workshops across the state each year on empirically-based interventions with substance use and co-occurring disorders and on topics around professional ethics and clinical supervision. Her publications appear in top-ranking social work journals. In 2009 she published a book with the American Correctional Association entitled Offenders and Substance Abuse: Bringing the Family into Focus.  Dr. Lemieux’s current research, undertaken in partnership with Capital Area Human Services District, examines the integration of primary and behavioral health care for persons with mental illness and co-occurring disorders. This multi-year project is supported by $2,000,000 in funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Dr. Lemieux is an editorial review board member for Journal of Offender Rehabilitation and Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.

In terms of her service to the University, Dr. Lemieux has represented the LSU School of Social Work on Faculty Senate, Graduate Council, and University Review Assessment Council. Dr. Lemieux served as the Interim Dean of the LSU School of Social Work from May of 2002 through August of 2003. She served as the MSW Program Director from 2006-2009, and currently serves as the Director of the PhD program.

Selected Publications

Chen, Z., & Lemieux, C. M. (2016). Financial literacy and behaviors among Chinese rural migrant workers: An international perspective on a financially vulnerable population. Journal of Community Practice, 24, 1-25.

Prost, S. G., Lemieux, C. M., Ai, A. L. (2016). Social work students in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Correlates of post-disaster substance use as a negative coping mechanism. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 34, 825-844

Lemieux, C. M. (2015). Integrated primary and behavioral healthcare in social work: Introduction to the special collection. Journal of Social Service Research, 41, 557-560.

Lemieux, C. M., Richards, K., Hunter, D., & Kasofsky, J. (2015). Interrelationships among social support, level of functioning, family history, and health status: Characteristics of persons with SMI receiving integrated primary and behavioral health care services. Journal of Social Service Research. 41, 561-583.

Dinecola, C. M., & Lemieux, C. M., (2015). Practice with persons with autism spectrum disorders: Predictors of self-efficacy among students.  Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 14(1), 1-18.

Ai, A., Lemieux, C. M., Tice, T., Richardson, R., & Plummer, C., Huang, B., & Ellison, C. (2013).  Character strengths and deep connections following H-KR: Spiritual and secular pathways to resilience among volunteers. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 52(3), 537-556.

Lemieux, C. M. (2013). Family treatment of individuals with substance use disorders. In S. L. A. Straussner (Ed.) Clinical work with substance-abusing clients (3rd ed., pp 303-325).  Berkeley, CA: Guilford.

Lemieux, C. M., Schroeder, J., Barthelemy, J., & Thomas, J. (2012). Therapeutic communities for youth housed in secure treatment facilities: Predictors of treatment and post-release performance. Journal of Social Service Research, 48, 1-17.

Ai, A. L., Tice, T. N., Lemieux, C. M, Huang, B. (2011). Modeling the post-9/11 meaning-laden paradox: From deep connection and deep struggle to posttraumatic stress and growth. Archive for Psychology of Religion, 33, 173-204.

Ai, A. L., Plummer, C. A., Lemieux, C. M, Heo, G., Simon, C., Taylor, P., & Copeland, V. (2011). Identity related differential attributions of inadequate responses to Hurricane Katrina: A social identity perspective.  Race and Social Problems 3, 13-24.
 

Selected Presentations

Chen, Z., & Lemieux, C. M. (2016). Financial literacy and behaviors among Chinese rural migrant workers: An international perspective on a financially vulnerable population. Journal of Community Practice, 24, 1-25.

 Prost, S. G., Lemieux, C. M., Ai, A. L. (2016). Social work students in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Correlates of post-disaster substance use as a negative coping mechanism. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 34, 825-844

 Lemieux, C. M. (2015). Integrated primary and behavioral healthcare in social work: Introduction to the special collection. Journal of Social Service Research, 41, 557-560.

 Lemieux, C. M., Richards, K., Hunter, D., & Kasofsky, J. (2015). Interrelationships among social support, level of functioning, family history, and health status: Characteristics of persons with SMI receiving integrated primary and behavioral health care services. Journal of Social Service Research. 41, 561-583.

 Dinecola, C. M., & Lemieux, C. M., (2015). Practice with persons with autism spectrum disorders: Predictors of self-efficacy among students.  Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 14(1), 1-18.

 Ai, A., Lemieux, C. M., Tice, T., Richardson, R., & Plummer, C., Huang, B., & Ellison, C. (2013).  Character strengths and deep connections following H-KR: Spiritual and secular pathways to resilience among volunteers. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 52(3), 537-556.

 Lemieux, C. M. (2013). Family treatment of individuals with substance use disorders. In S. L. A. Straussner (Ed.) Clinical work with substance-abusing clients (3rd ed., pp 303-325).  Berkeley, CA: Guilford.

 Lemieux, C. M., Schroeder, J., Barthelemy, J., & Thomas, J. (2012). Therapeutic communities for youth housed in secure treatment facilities: Predictors of treatment and post-release performance. Journal of Social Service Research, 48, 1-17.

Ai, A. L., Tice, T. N., Lemieux, C. M, Huang, B. (2011). Modeling the post-9/11 meaning-laden paradox: From deep connection and deep struggle to posttraumatic stress and growth. Archive for Psychology of Religion, 33, 173-204.

 Ai, A. L., Plummer, C. A., Lemieux, C. M, Heo, G., Simon, C., Taylor, P., & Copeland, V. (2011). Identity related differential attributions of inadequate responses to Hurricane Katrina: A social identity perspective.  Race and Social Problems 3, 13-24.

C. M. Lemieux. The integrated (health) dataset: Population management using SPSS. Oral paper presented at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Primary and Behavioral Healthcare Integration Program, 2017 National Grantee Meeting, Austin, TX, June 6, 2017.

 B. Masinter, & C. M. Lemieux. Characteristics of persons with major depressive disorder receiving integrated             primary and behavioral health care services: Interrelationships among psychosocial characteristics,      cardiometabolic indicators, and health status. E-Poster presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the        Society for Social Work & Research, New Orleans, LA, January 14, 2017.

S. G. Prost, C. M. Lemieux, & A. L. Ai. Post-disaster substance use among social work students: Implications for training & supervision. Oral paper presented at the 61st Annual program meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO, October 16, 2015.

C. M. Lemieux, K. Allison, & J. Kasofsky. Characteristics of persons receiving integrated care: A case for contextualized practice interactive poster presented at the 61st annual program meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO, October 17, 2015.

 C. M. Lemieux, K. Richards, D. Hunter, & J. Kasofsky. Characteristics of persons with SMI receiving integrated primary and behavioral health care services: Interrelationships among social support, level of functioning, and health status. E-Poster presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work & Research, New Orleans, LA, January 17, 2015.

C. M. Lemieux, A. L. Ai, M. Nevitt, & E. Nicdao,  Post-Disaster Resilience:  Racially different predictors of depression among hurricane volunteers.  E-Poster presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work & Research, New Orleans, LA, January 16, 2015.

 Z. Chen, & C. M. Lemieux. Financial literacy and behaviors among Chinese rural migrant workers: An international perspective on a financially vulnerable population. Oral paper presented at the “A Convening on Financial Capability and Asset Building: Advancing Education, Research and Practice in Social Work,” Center for Social Development, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, April 9, 2015.

 C. M. Lemieux, J. Roques, J. Kasofsky, & K. Allison. Characteristics of persons with SMI receiving integrated PBHC services: Interrelationships among social support, psychological distress, and health status. Oral Paper presented at the 142nd Annual Meeting & Expo of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA, November 18, 2014.

 J. Roques, C. M. Lemieux J.  Kasofsky. A Project to Reduce Barriers to Oral Health Care: Client Follow Up, Satisfaction, and Perceived Benefits. Oral Paper presented at the 142nd   Annual Meeting & Expo of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA, November 18, 2014.

 X. Guan, J. L. F. Rhodes, & C. M. Lemieux. Adolescence-limited versus life-course persistent: Individual, academic, and school-related predictors of offending. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, TX, January 16, 2014.

Selected Grants/Funded Projects

C. M. Lemieux. Primary Author & Principal Investigator. Total Award Amount: $2,000,000.
Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration Collaborative Project of Greater Baton Rouge. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Primary and Behavioral Healthcare Integration Award made in collaboration with Capital Area Human Services District, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at $100,000 per year from 2011-2015.

C. M. Lemieux. Primary Author & Principal Investigator. Total Award Amount: $20,000.
Restoring Families and Workforce Development. O’Brien House subcontract award for project funded by the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation, Baton Rouge, LA from November 2011-November 2012.

C. M. Lemieux. Primary Author & Principal Investigator. Total Award Amount: $20,000.
Evaluation of the Law Enforcement-Based Division Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) Project. LSU Health Sciences Center subcontract award for Policy Research Inc. from January 2010-July 2010.

C. M. Lemieux. Primary Author & Principal Investigator. Total Award Amount: $20,085.
Evaluation of the Coping Skills Program. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Building Evaluation Capacity for Evidence-Based Interventions Mini-Subcontract Award made in collaboration with Iberville Parish Substance Abuse Center, Plaquemine, Louisiana, 2007-2008.