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Jennifer Kasten PhD, MSW

Chief Strategy Officer

Dr. Kasten is a JBS vice president with nearly 25 years of experience with strong emphasis on behavioral health. She began her career as a clinician serving people with substance use and mental disorders. Since 2009 she has led the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Clinical TA Project including the 2014 assessment of Opioid Treatment Programs and Services for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW). Dr. Kasten is a co-author of “Methadone Maintenance Treatment in the United States: A Practical Question and Answer Guide.”

“What’s still lacking is the counseling wraparound services with behavioral health integrated into that primary care setting or the opioid treatment setting to go ahead and deal with some of the emotional aspects of regaining life. So while the cravings are under control with the medication [assisted treatment], there are still your triggers that you have when you walk through a neighborhood where you used to…buy your drugs or even [deal] with some of the fractured relationships because of your use.” — Jennifer Kasten
Jennifer Kasten: Integrating Behavioral Health & Primary Care

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