Dr. Robert Youdin is an independent scholar at the Princeton Research Forum. He is the author of Psychology of Aging 101, Clinical Gerontological Social Work Practice, and co-author with Dr. Tina Maschi of Social Worker as Researcher: Integrating Research with Advocacy. Oxford University Press will be publishing his new book on psychotropic substance use, abuse, and misuse coming in January. For twenty years, Dr.  Youdin was an adjunct associate professor at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service in New York City. In 2007-2008, he was a Project Director for a Gero Innovations Grant for the Master's Advanced Curriculum Project funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and Council on Social Work Education. In 2005-2007 Dr. Youdin was a participant in the Curriculum Development Institute (Gero-Ed) sponsored by John A. Hartford Foundation and Council on Social Work Education. He is a past assistant research scientist of the Biometrics Unit of the New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York City. In 1977, he was elected as member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society of North America - SUNY-Downstate Medical Center Chapter. During the past 35 years, Dr. Youdin practiced  in New York City for 15 years, and is currently practicing in Princeton, New Jersey. He has an existential  orientation and is trained in Eriksonian hypnosis. In addition, he has appeared on numerous public service radio programs discussing psychotropic substance abuse problems.