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Expert Witness No.2700 Virginia EDUCATION: The American Academy of Clinical Sexologists Doctorate, Clinical Sexology, 2007 Clinical Social Work Institute, Washington, D. C. PhD Program, Clinical Social Work, 2003-‘04 Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia DSW Program, Social Work, 1995 Norfolk State University Masters, Social Work, 1992 Combined Army Training Center United States Army, Europe &7th Army, […]

Expert Witness No.2700

Virginia

EDUCATION:

  • The American Academy of Clinical Sexologists
    Doctorate, Clinical Sexology, 2007
  • Clinical Social Work Institute, Washington, D. C.
    PhD Program, Clinical Social Work, 2003-‘04
  • Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia
    DSW Program, Social Work, 1995
  • Norfolk State University
    Masters, Social Work, 1992
  • Combined Army Training Center
    United States Army, Europe &7th Army, 1987-88
  • Albany State University, Albany Georgia
    BA, Sociology, 1982

LICENSE / CREDENTIALS / CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Adjunct Professor, NSU Doctoral Degree Program – Social Work
  • Adjunct Professor, NSU Master’s Degree Program – Social Work
  • Member, American Academy of Clinical Sexologists
  • Member, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapist
  • Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • American Board of Sexology (ABS) Certified Diplomate Clinical Sexology
  • ABS Certified Sex Therapist
  • Certified Supervisor for Clinical Social Work Licensure (LCSW), Virginia
  • Mediator, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Hampton, Virginia
  • Certified, Military Sexual Trauma Provider
  • Professional Clinical Certification, Substance Abuse
  • Advanced Family-Counseling Skills D/A, Certificate
  • Advanced Counseling Skills D/A, Certificate
  • Advanced Individual Counseling Skills D/A, Certificate

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Chief Operating Officer, DQS Healthcare Group
  • Clinical Director, Family & Youth Foundations Counseling Services-Intensive In-Home
  • Instructor, Virginia Summer Alcohol Institute- “Family Healing /Substance Abuse
  • Instructor, Morehouse Medical College, Atlanta Ga. – Ph.D. level Internship in Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Director, Coordinator, Supervisor, largest Veterans Substance Abuse program in VISN 6.; Rated #1 in the nation in Substance abuse follow-up/aftercare
  • Clinical Director, Therapeutic Options – Legal Forensics & Training Consultants, Intensive In-Home
  • Provide direct and lateral supervision in substance abuse, two (2) Psychiatrist, two (2) Social Workers, one (1) Nurse Practitioner, one (1)
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant, twelve (12) Addiction Therapists, Medical, Doctoral and Master Level Student Interns.
  • Coordinator of the Substance Abuse Continuum of Care Monitor for Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences in Psychiatry
  • Primary Provider, Military Sexual Trauma (psycho-education, group counseling, individual and family counseling)
  • Plan, develop, implement ongoing administrative and clinical management of all psychiatry substance abuse programs hospital wide (In all segments of Substance Abuse Treatment, intensive, residential, vocational, aftercare and buprenorphine)
  • Provide counseling services to both sexual offenders and victims of Domestic Violence
  • Assist Director of Psychiatry Service in special projects and development of new product lines
  • Assess, Identify and develop training for substance abuse personnel and conduct staff education; supervise all addiction therapists, rehabilitation technicians and clinical staff
  • Provide substance abuse services to specialized populations: spinal cord injury and other physical disabilities, elderly, family members, severe and chronic mental illness and post-traumatic stress disorder-combat related or sexual trauma
  • Oversee the development and implementation of treatment plans specific to the identified needs of the individual patients within substance Abuse
  • Treatment Programs and Substance Abuse Vocational Employment Program; furnish direct care, when necessary, with difficult or problematic patients
  • Responsible for all leadership, organization and management of psychotherapeutic components of assigned rehabilitative programs
  • Responsible for all day to day operations of Substance Abuse Treatment Program in Mental Health
  • Coordinate and direct all SA services provided by STAP to all services within the VAMC medical center
  • Director and Chair, Professional Development Committee for Addiction Therapist
  • Provide daily individual, group, and family counseling
  • Facilitate specialized groups for women in substance abuse and primary provider for sexual trauma groups for female veterans, VAMC
  • Advisory member, Sexual Trauma Taskforce, VAMC
  • Primary provider, Sexual Trauma Treatment Team, VAMC
  • Provide crisis intervention, supportive counseling, and daily psychotherapy and psychological evaluations, VAMC

RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  • Available on full CV

PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS:

  • Available on full CV

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Chairperson, National Association of Social Work, Virginia
  • Regional Representative National Association of Social Work, Hampton Roads, Virginia
  • Member, Virginia Association of Social Workers
  • Member, American Board of Clinical Sexologist (ABS)
  • Member, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
  • Member, National Association of Social Work (NASW)
  • Member, National Black Counselors Association (NBAC)
  • Member, Professional Counselors Association
  • Member, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
  • Member, 820th Air force/Army Spouse Club
  • President, Social Work Class, 1992
  • Member, National Recovery Committee for “My Healthy Vet”
  • Member, VISN Sub-council Committee for SUD monitor
  • Member, Military Sexual Trauma Team
  • Narcotic Inspector, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Hampton, Virginia
  • Chair, National Alcohol and Drug Recovery, MHBH 2005
  • Field Supervisor, Graduate and Under-Graduate Social Work Students: Norfolk State University, St. Leo College, Old Dominion University,
  • Christopher Newport University, Thomas Nelson Community College & Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Member, Entertainment Industry Council ‘First Draft’

COMMUNITY/ VAMC INVOLVEMENT:

  • Elected Chairman, Mental Health Advisory Council Board, City of Portsmouth, Virginia
  • NASW- Hampton Rods Regional Representative (7 cities) elected Member State Board of Directors (2009)
  • Chairman Virginia Legislative Committee: NASW, Virginia (2009)
  • Chairman (facility, VAMC Hampton) Social Work Professional Standards Board (2009)
  • Nominated for Hampton VAMC Woman of the Year Award (2009)
  • Selected Team Leader for VAMC Customer Service Monitoring Team/VISN Presentation (2009)
  • National Chaplain Training Planning Committee (2008)
  • Customer Service Monitor (Team Leader) Administrative Board (2008)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for QM Administrative Board of Investigation (2008)
  • Nominated for Hampton VAMC Woman of the Year Award (2008)
  • Acknowledgement from National Buprenorphine Committee for excellence in leadership in development of Buprenorphine Program; recognized as model in the nation (12/2007)
  • Served as a subject matter expert on the National Recovery Committee for “MY Healthy Vet” a website for Veterans and their families
  • Director and Chairman Professional Development Committee for Substance Abuse
  • Nominated for National Social Work Leadership Award ( 2007)
  • Member (MADD, SADD and DARE)
  • Served as a member of the City of Newport News, Virginia City Community Task force on Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse.
  • Nominated and selected to serve as a member on the National Learning Recovery Task Force for Military Veterans with Dual diagnosis.
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