National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism funded Post-Doctoral
Fellowship in alcohol research at Prevention Research Center, in affiliation
with the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 1998 - 1999
American Association of University Women Dissertation Year Fellowship, 1996-97.
Vice-Chancellor for Research Fund Award, 1997.
Oral Examination for Advancement to Candidacy: Passed with Distinction.
Department of Veterans Affairs: Funded Extended Education Leave, 1991-92.
Principle Investigator, Spirituality and Substance Abuse Recovery,
Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT), 2005-2006.
Principle Co-Investigator with Denise Montcalm, Senior Law Project Evaluation Study, 2004-2005.
Research Assistant, The Stepfamily Project, Mary Ann Mason, Principle Investigator, 1996-1999.
Principle Investigator, A Mail Survey of the Health Needs of Women Veterans, Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D), 1988-1989.
Mason, M.A., Harrison-Jay, S., Svare, G.M., & Wolfinger, N. (2002).
Stepparents or Legal Strangers, Journal of Family Issues, 23(4), 507- 522.
Freisthler, B., Svare, G.M., & Harrison-Jay, S., (2003). It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times: Young Adult Stepchildren Talk About Growing Up in a Stepfamily, Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 38(3/4), 83-102.
Svare, G.M., Bruce, E., Harrison-Jay, S., & Owens-Kane, S. (2003). Going Below the Tip of the Iceberg: Social Work, Religion, and Spirituality, Social Thought: Journal of Religion in the Social Sciences, 22(4), 19-36.
Svare, G.M., Ames, G., & Miller, L. Social Climate and Workplace Drinking Among Women in a Male-Dominated Occupation. (2004). Addictive Behaviors, 29(8), 1691-1698.
Svare, G.M., Jay, S., & Mason, M.A. (2004). Stepparents on Stepparenting: An Exploratory Study of Stepparenting Approaches. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 41(3/4), 81-97.
Jay, S., Freisthler, B., & Svare, G.M. Drinking in Young Adulthood: Is the Stepparent a Risk Factor? (2004). Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 41(3/4), 99-114. Articles in Press
Svare, G.M., Jay, S., Bruce, E.J., Freisthler, B., & Miller, L.S. (2007-8). Introducing simultaneous equation modeling: A theoretical approach to examining complex social problems. Journal of Social Service Research.
Articles in Review
Svare, G.M, Hylton, M., & Albers, E. On Our Own: Social workers talk about spiritually sensitive practice. Social Thought: Journal of Religion in the Social Services.
Clinical Social Work Experience
Founding Director, Psychiatric Outpatient Services Women’s Program, Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Francisco, 1985-1995.
Professional social worker in multiple psychiatric settings: Mental Hygiene Clinic, Psychiatric Emergency Service, Day Treatment Center, and Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Francisco, CA (1980-1994); Martinez, CA (1974-1980); Brentwood, CA (1971-1974).