Keynote Speaking – I speak at conferences on issues regarding substance abuse, recovery, treatment, military issues, criminal justice policy, college programs and a host of other areas. Contact me if you have special needs. If I don’t have the expertise, I’ll direct you to someone who does.
Professional Training – I conduct trainings for medical professionals, psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, alcohol & drug counselors and teachers. I have been certified by many different licensing boards and professional organizations, so it is very possible to get CEU credits attached to my trainings.
Supervision – I can supervise clinicians in a group session on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. I can also supervise the supervisors, CEOs or owners of programs as well. We can set up a unique program to help you meet (and exceed) the requirements dictated by your state (NJ, NY or PA) and/or insurance companies. Too many programs skimp on supervision. A lack of supervision is often a cause of treatment failures, poor staff morale, professional burnout, staff turnover problems, and other embarrassing (or criminal) incidents.
Curriculum Writing – I can design treatment and/or training programs according to your need. I have designed courses for training supervisors. I would very much like to design a certificate program for recovery counselors or specialists, since so many are untrained and unsupervised. I can also assist writing curriculum for high schools to educated students in health class throughout the year.
High School Assemblies – I’ve presented at dozens of high schools around the East Coast. I’ve spoken to classes as small as 20 kids and to full schools ranging up to 850 students. I can present at urban schools or prep schools and everything in between. When discussing prescription drugs, marijuana or other substance problems, I usually bring a college student in recovery that can tell his/her story for 10 minutes and answer questions. I have a group of young professionals that I’ve trained that can conduct these trainings as well.
Middle School Assemblies – These are very similar to the high school assemblies, but the content is less sophisticated. I prefer to have my young professionals perform these trainings/outreach events, as I believe that 6th-7th-8th graders respond better to people between the ages of 22 and 27.
Recovery School Consultation – I can help create a Recovery High School or transition a current high school towards becoming one. I can do the same thing at the University level as well.
Policy Formation – I can help schools, universities, municipalities, counties and states develop (or improve) policies around education, substance prevention, substance treatment, recovery support, criminal justice and veterans affairs.
Program Development/Evaluation – I can improve your existing program. I like to examine programs to determine what they are doing and how they are measuring it. For example, within a month of being admitted to an inpatient program (or program with housing), clients should have had a medical screen, dental appointment and ob-gyn check-up. By the end of the third month, clients should have enrolled in a GED program (if needed), and worked on their resume and interviewing skills. I like to examine data on completions and discharges, and search for commonalities that happened that predict treatment success and failures. I also believe in observing staff when they do individual sessions, engage in group work, staff meetings and particularly, staff supervision.
Substance Abuse Evaluations – I write evaluations for 3rd parties, such as schools, universities, employers and the courts. I can write these within 24 hours of seeing the client. Drug screens are a mandatory part of my evaluations. I make careful recommendations for appropriate treatment.