Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work
Dr. Conley received his B.A. in Liberal Arts from Williams College, where he majored in psychology, in 1985 and his Masters in Social Work from Syracuse University, with a concentration in occupational social work, in 1987. He has been a practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1990 and completed his Ph.D. in research on Social Work practice at Boston College in 2001. He was first certified as an addiction specialist by the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders in 1991 and has held that designation since. In 2003 Tim moved to Montana at the invitation of the University and taught graduate level courses in both clinical practice and research for 11 years, attaining the rank of Tenured Associate Professor before leaving to start his own company, Clinical and Research Consulting, PLLC. He has published 16 journal articles and contributed 22 technical papers (and over 20 conference presentations) to the professional literature, most concerning substance use disorders, including DUI. His current research and practice continues to focus on both substance and behavioral addictions and their underlying causes.
Substance Use Disorders
Social work program evaluation outcome research; establishing evidence base for practice models
Rapid Assessment Instrument validation
Treatment Court (DUI, Mental Health, Tribal family) evaluation
EDITORIAL BOARDS, INVITED GUEST REVIEWS, TASK FORCES AND MEMBERSHIPS
President, Board of Directors, “Express to Speak”, a new 501 c3 non-profit youth empowerment
organization. 2016 to present
Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. 2016 review of Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success RFP: Competition for Service Providers.
American Evaluation Association; member 2014 to 2018.
Member: American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (member since 1993). Served on task force reviewing standards, 2007-2009.
Guest Reviewer: The Journal of Sexual Aggression July 2015 “Factors Impacting Attitudes Toward Sex Offenders: The Role of Conservatism and Knowledge.”
State of Montana’s Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP) Implementation Team for Emphasis Area #2: "to Reduce Statewide Alcohol- and Drug-Impaired Fatal and Incapacitating Injury Crashes" (2013-2014).
Task Force: Management Information System task force, Montana Office of Court Administrator,
Drug Court Program (2012).
External tenure review for portfolio’s, Indiana University Northwest, College of Health and Human
Guest reviewer for article “Alcohol- and Drug-Involved Driving in the United States: Methodology
for the 2007 National Roadside Survey” Evaluation Review, (2011).
Review Board Member: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions 2005 to present
Member: Academy of Correctional Health Professionals 2008-2015.
Public member: State of Montana LAC Board for ethics complaints 2009-2015.
Guest reviewer for the article “Evaluation of alcohol and other drug use and the influence of social
desirability: direct and camouflaged measures” European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 2009.
Assistant Editor: Research on Social Work Practice, 2005-2008.
Assistant Editor: Journal of Evidence Based Social Work: Advances in Practice, Programming, Research and Policy 2005 – 2008.
Workshop: Building Partnerships in Rural Mental Health Workforce Development, a workshop in
Phoenix, AZ (March 4-5, 2005).
President, board of directors, Community Care underage substance abuse treatment program: 2004-2007.
Board of Directors, Western Montana Addiction Services (Turning Point), 2004-2008; president of
the board 2005-2008. Re-joined board as regular member, 2013 for one year.
Task Force: Governor’s methamphetamine task force, Billings, MT (Summer 2004; appointed)
Task Force: Missoula County DUI task force, Missoula, MT (2004 – 2008).
Member: Society for Social Work and Research (1998 to 2013; 2015).
Member: Council on Social Work Education (1998-2008). Reviewer for 2007 APM submissions.
Member: National Association of Social Workers (1987-2012).
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Dr. Conley resides in and teaches online from Missoula Montana.
125 Bank St. #310
Missoula, MT 59802