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Social Worker Expert Witness

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Social Worker, Crisis intervention, treatment planning, mediator, life transition, counseling, mediation, divorce, dispute resolution,

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New York

SUMMARY

 Accomplished in program design and administration.  Effective in utilizing a hands-on approach to the day to day operation of a non-profit organization.  Extensive experience in managing multiple programs, with significant budgets.  Skilled in the hiring, supervision, training, and evaluation of staff and
volunteers.  Experienced in overseeing funding and development. Effective in analyzing and preparing research reports and articles for publication. Experienced public speaker.  Institute trained and experienced in individual, couples, group, and family counseling.  Seminar and workshop
leader.  Specialist in work related issues.  Carries Professional Liability Insurance.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

NEW CASTLE CONSULTING SERVICES, Westchester, NY
Director, 1995-Present

  • Directs and provides counseling services and divorce mediation
  • Designs and administers workshops focusing on life transition issues
  • Provides supervision and training for professionals
  • Consults to corporations, providing programs in coaching, dispute resolution, and a variety of
  • Counseling services. Conducts workshops focused on career issues

CAREER TRANSITION PROGRAM (CTP) New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA

  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, 1990 – 1995 (Union sponsored organization)
  • Managed and designed aspects of this program that provided psychological, vocational,rehabilitation, and financial services
  • Reported to the Board of Directors
  • Supervised 15 clinical, administrative, and staff members, as well as volunteers
  • Designed and conducted specialty workshops and seminars
  • Maintained a caseload of 10 psychotherapy clients, under PhD supervision
  • Directed fundraising and promoted the program through public speaking engagements
  • Maintained fiscal accountability, including the implementation, monitoring, and modification of the operating budget
  • Gave presentations at national conferences and radio broadcasts

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, 1988-1990
Performed managerial and administrative tasks
Coordinated treatment and discharge planning

SOCIAL WORK COUNSELOR, 1986-1988
Provided assessment, contracting, treatment planning, and crisis intervention

LG CORPORATION, New York, NY
Advertising/Marketing Manager, 1978-1986

NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY
Advertising/Marketing Manager, 1971-1978
Newspaper Guild of New York, NY Substance Abuse Counselor, 1976-1978

EDUCATION

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK,
New York, NY
MSW Degree in Clinical Social Work, 1986
CCNY-HUNTER COLLEGE,

CCNY-HUNTER COLLEGE,
New York, NY
BA Degree (Honors in Sociology) 1978

POST-GRADUATE TRAINING

TRAINING INSTITUTE FOR MENTAL HEALTH,
New York, NY
Advanced clinical training in individual, couples, group, and family counseling, 1997-2000
CENTER FOR FAMILY AND DIVORCE MEDIATION,
New York, NY
(INSTITUTE FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION OF THE SETON HALL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL)
Training in Dispute Resolution and Divorce Mediation, 1995-1996
ACKERMAN INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY THERAPY,
New York, NY
Clinical training in family therapy approaches, 1992-1995
HUNTER COLLEGE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK,
New York, NY
Post Masters Program in Administration and Management, 1989-1991
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK,
New York, NY
Post Masters Program in Supervision, 1988-1989

CERTIFICATIONS

CENTER FOR FAMILY AND DIVORCE MEDIATION,
New York, NY
(INSTITUTE FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION OF THE SETON HALL UNIVERSITY LAWSCHOOL)
Certified Divorce Mediator, 1996
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK,
New York, NY
Certified as Supervisor, 1989
NEW YORK STATE CERTIFICATION IN SOCIAL WORK
Licensed CSW, 1986
CENTAL LABOR REHABILITATION COUNCIL OF NEW YORK
Certification in Occupational Alcoholism/Drug Abuse, 1976

PUBLIC SERVICE EXPERIENCE

NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR ETHICAL CULTURE, NY, NY
SOCIAL SERVICE BOARD PRESIDENT, 1981-1984
SOCIAL SERVICE BOARD MEMBER, 1978-1984
INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES, FAMILY COUNSELOR, 1976-1983
(Under MSW Supervision)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEMALE EXECUTIVES

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