Joined: Dec 12 2000 Certifications: CCAC, ICADC Student: No Retired: No
Highly developed skills at treating males who are diagnosed with Substance Use Disorders and/or Severe Mental Health Issues. My skill set also extends to those with multiple medical complexities and past or current Criminal Justice matters. My unique training provides me with a perspective on recovery that does not involve the concept of success, rather I am highly attuned at assessing and understanding the different stages of recovery clients present at.
Multiple positions over the past 27 + years from Paraprofessional to Advanced Counseling, Relapse Prevention and Discharge Planning. Served on multiple boards and committees i.e. Client Admission & Review Board; Program Development & Planning Board; Staff Wellness etc. From 1994 to 2010 trained and supervised by a Mental Health and Addiction Specialist Team comprised of a Mental Health and Addiction Psychiatrist; several Mental Health and Addictions GP's; several Mental Health and Addictions RN's and a Registered Nurse Practitioner. Groomed and trained to develop advanced knowledge, advanced skills and specific Certifications to treat clients severely impacted by Addictions/Mental Health/Medical Complexities/Correctional Involvement and chronically under-housed. Also highly trained and experienced to develop and implement program changes and leading teams.