Bret Blackmon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Bret Blackmon received his Ph.D. from the School of Social Work at Louisiana State University (LSU).  His research has primarily involved juvenile justice issues and early intervention strategies for vulnerable youth.   Blackmon received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from LSU in 2004 and a master’s degree in community counseling from LSU in 2009. 

Blackmon’s work history includes several years of employment in social services.  He has provided multi systemic therapy (MST) to at-risk children and families as well as conducted outpatient mental health counseling for children, adolescents, college students, couples, and families.  Blackmon also possesses experience in substance abuse counseling that has involved group and individual therapy for adolescents and adults with substance related diagnoses.  Furthermore, Blackmon has worked with individuals with severe disabilities to assist them in maintaining their independence in the community.  

Currently, Blackmon serves as the Associate Director for the Louisiana Center Addressing Substance Use in Collegiate Communities (LaCASU) where he leads a statewide coalition of higher education institutions in addressing the negative consequences of substance abuse on college campuses.   In his role, Blackmon partners with colleges across the state of Louisiana to provide research and professional development opportunities to combat problems related to substance abuse among college students.