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Dr. Adriatik Likcani

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Associate Professor
Child and Family Development
HC 117
likcani@ucmo.edu
660-543-4244

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Marriage and Family Therapy) Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, May, 2013.
  • Master of Social Work, University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO, August, 2011.
  • Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, December, 2004.
  • Post-Degree Certificate in Medical Family Therapy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, August, 2003.
  • Bachelor of Science, Teacher of English as a Second Language, University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania, June, 1995.

Dr. Adriatik Likcani, Associate Professor of Child and Family Development, earned his Ph.D. from Kansas State University, Manhattan. Dr. Likcani holds two master's degrees: MFT from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and MSW from University of Missouri Kansas City, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Family Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Likcani is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Missouri. He has served as President of the Missouri Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and Co-Chair of Family TEAM for Missouri organized by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

Dr. Likcani is a Clinical Fellow with AAMFT and Alumni of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), where he also served for two years as member and one year as chair of the MFP Advisory Committee. He has extensive experience in residential and outpatient treatment and recovery support programs for substance use disorders. Dr. Likcani is invested in bridging academia with practice in order to provide his students the best training and networking possible. His goal is for students to leave UCM with a culture of service, and the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed and lead in the region, state, nation and the world.

Dr. Likcani has extensive experience with nonprofit community-based programs focused on treatment, prevention and recovery support; grant writing; program design, implementation, and evaluation; advocacy and policy; leadership and management. His research interests include: treatment for individuals with substance use disorders and their families; recovery courts; collegiate recovery programs; offender reentry; domestic violence; use of telehealth; diversity and cultural awareness; policy and advocacy. Some of Dr. Likcani’s work has been funded by state and federal grants, including grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which has funded his research to develop and pilot test a family therapy program for substance use disorders in response to the opioid crisis.

 

Refereed Journal Articles

Likcani, A., Stith, S., Spencer, C., Webb, F. & Peterson, F. R. (2017). Differentiation and intimate partner violence. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 45(5), 235-249.

Peterson, F. R., Simons, L. G., Likcani, A. & Hickey, K. (2017). The moderating effect of sibling delinquency on risky behavior during emerging adulthood. Journal of Social Sciences, 13(3), 151-165.

Bischoff, R., Springer, P., Reisbig, A., Schultz, S., & Likcani, A. (2012). Training for collaboration: Collaborative practice skills for mental health professionals. Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, 38, 1, 199-210.

Schumm, W. R., Crock, R. J., Likcani, A., Akagi, C. G., & Bosch, K. (2008). Reliability and validity of the kansas marital satisfaction scale with different response formats in a sample of U.S. army personnel. Individual Differences Research, 6, 1, 26-37.

Faja, S., & Likcani, A. (2006). E-Health: An exploratory study of trust building elements in behavioral health websites. Journal of Information Science and Technology, 3, 1, 9-21.

 

Other Publications

Rogers, A., Likcani, A. (2015). Challenges and resiliencies of female college students from divorced families. The McNair Journal.  University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO.

 

Refereed Conference Presentations

Peterson, F. R., Gantz, T., Hartenstein, J., Likcani, A., & Chang, J. (2017, November). Coming  out: Sibling impact on disclosure of sexual identity. Annual Meeting of the National  Council on Family Relations. Orlando, FL.

Likcani, A., Scheibe, N., Peterson, F. R. (2015, November). A model to develop collegiate recovery programs on campus. National Conrference on Family Relationships. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Peterson, F. R., Likcani, A., Anderson, J. (2015, October). Chinese sibling influence: The impact of conflict and warmth on risky behavior. Semi-annual meeting for the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood. Miami, Florida.

Amanor-Boadu, Y., Garret, K. C., Hagey, D. W., Likcani, A., & Baptist, J. (2007). Conceptualization of trauma: A review of research in the last two decades. National Council on Family Relations 69th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA: November, 2007.

Schumm, W. R., Crock, R. J., Likcani, A., Crow, J. R., Akagi, C. G., & Bosch, K. (2007). Estimation of marital instability rates among military families since 9/11. National Council on Family Relations 69th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA: November, 2007.

 

Conference Presentations and Workshops

Likcani, A. Hageman, K., Peterson F.R., & Travis, D. (2017). Family Therapy Interventions for Reentry. 2017 Missouri Reentry Conference, Missouri Department of Corrections. Osage Beach, MO, November 1 - 3, 2017.

Likcani, A. & Burk. L. (2017). Counselors and Probation Officers: Dancing or Wrestling? Tips for collaborative practice. 2017  Missouri Reentry Conference, Missouri Department of Corrections. Osage Beach, MO, November 1 - 3, 2017.

Likcani, A. (2017). Matrix Intensive Outpatient Model. 2017 Training Institute of the Minority Fellowship Program, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Research and Education Foundation. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 22 & 23, 2017.

Likcani, A. & Peterson F.R. (2017). Family Therapy for Substance Abuse Disorders. Spring Training Institute, Missouri Department  of Mental Health. Osage Beach, Missouri. June 1 - 2, 2017.

Likcani, A. & Burk. L. (2017). Counselors and Probation Officers: Dancing or Wrestling? Tips for collaborative practice. Spring Training Institute, Missouri Department of Mental Health. Osage Beach, Missouri. June 1 - 2, 2017.

Likcani, A. (2017). Solution Focused Therapy for Substance Use Disorders. 2017 MFP-Y Online Training Webinar, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Research and Education Foundation. Online Webinar.  (March 8, 2017).

Likcani, A. (2016, April). Panel Discussion on Diversity - Dr. Adriatik Likcani & Minority Fellowship Recipients. Annual Conference of the Missouri Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. St. Louis, MO.

Likcani, A., Fisch, A., Reed, B. J., Johnston, J. (November, 2016). The Role of Recovery Housing on Homelessness. Gover's Symposium on Homelessness. Columbia, MO.

Likcani, A., Peterson, F. R. (2015). Family therapy considerations for reentry. Family Reunion: 2015 Missouri Reentry Conference. Missouri Department of Corrections. Osage Beach, MO, November 18 – 20, 2015.

Likcani, A., Peterson, F. R., Burk, L. (2015). Women’s family roles and needs for reentry: Views of women and professionals. Family Reunion: 2015 Missouri Reentry Conference.  Department of Corrections, Osage Beach, MO, November 18 – 20, 2015.

Likcani A. & Peterson, F. R. (2014). Solution-focused therapy: Co-creating solutions for reentry. Strengthening Families and Building Stronger Communities Conference. University of  Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO. September 12, 2014.

Likcani, A. (2014). Making a difference: Keys to successful engagement and leadership. Minority Fellowship Program, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Washington, D.C., February 5, 2014.

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