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Andrew J. Finch, PhD

Dr. Andy Finch is Assistant Professor of the Practice of Human & Organizational Development and School Counseling Coordinator for the Human Development Counseling Program at Vanderbilt University. He is a co-founder of the Association of Recovery Schools. Dr. Finch has numerous publications on the topic of recovery schools, including, Starting a Recovery School: A How-To Manual, and Approaches to Substance Abuse and Addiction in Educational Communities: A Guide to Practices that Support Recovery in Adolescents and Young Adults, on which he was a co-editor. For nine years, Dr. Finch worked for Community High School in Nashville, a school for teens recovering from alcohol and other drug addictions that he helped form. Dr. Finch is a National Certified Counselor and a licensed professional school counselor in Tennessee. Dr. Finch teamed with Dr. Paul Moberg from the University of Wisconsin to conduct the first ever federally funded multi-site study of recovery high schools, and he is currently the principal investigator on the first study to compare outcomes of recovery high schools to those of traditional schools.     [ Click for More ]