CREDENTIALS

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

 

1982      Master of Social Work - MSW
              State University of New York at Buffalo

              New York State Certified (CSW-R)
              License No. 027964-1R
              Eligible for insurance reimbursement under New York State Law

              Included Internships at:
              Deaconess Family Medicine Center
              under supervision of James W. MacKenzie CSW, Ph.D.

               Erie County Forensic Mental Health Service
               under supervision of Lydia Keitner, ACSW, Adv. Dipl.

 

1979      Master of Science - MS
              Counselor Education - Canisius College, Buffalo, New York

              Included Internship at:
              Hamburg Counseling Service
              under supervision of Susan Piper, M.S.

1975      Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - BA
              State University of New York at Buffalo

EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND

04/82 -
09/02      Erie County Forensic Mental Health Service
               Position:  Forensic Mental Health Specialist II

01/83 -    Independent Psychotherapy Practice
Present   Individual, Couple, Family and Group Therapy.,
                Law Enforcement/Emergency Personnel Specialist, Forensic Social Work

03/88 -    Alcoholism Services of Erie County (Alcohol & Drug Dependency Services)
09/92      Position: Consultant

07/90 -    Erie Niagara Counseling Associates, Inc. Amherst, New York
12/92      (Private Alcoholism Practice)
                Position: Consultant

01/86 -    Better Business Bureau - Stop Shoplifting School
12/04      Position: Instructor/Consultant

01/83 -    New York State Department of Social Services - Office of Disability Determinations
Present   Position: Consultant

02/77 -    Hamburg Counseling Service, Hamburg, New York
12/84      Position:  Crisis Counselor II (full-time) - five years,
                               Senior Outcare Counselor (part-time) - two years.

03/80 -    South Buffalo Counseling Center, Buffalo, New York
03/81      Position: Consultant (part-time)

08/73 -    Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo, New York
02/77      Position: Mental Hygiene Therapy Aide (full-time)

 

1985       15 years  Area Clinician- Drug Enforcement Administration EAP

                                                      Department of Homeland Security EAP


TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS

(Attended)

National Organization of Forensic Social Work, Three-day meeting, (annually for ten years)

Gestalt Counseling - Michael Kriegsfeld, Ph.D., 64 hours

Pastoral Counseling Group - peer supervision, biweekly, two years.

Psychotherapy Supervision Group - Edward Hyman, Ph.D., Judith Kallett, CSW,
Jim James, Ed.D., biweekly over one year.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy, 56 hours

Traumatic Incident Debriefing, - Grady Bray, Ph.D., 30 hours

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation - Jeff Mitchell, Ph.D.  et al., 76 hours

Numerous other professional workshops and trainings on various Behavioral Health topics and issues

(Presented/Conducted) on various topics at worksites, agencies and offices including:
Stress Management, Achieving Work & Family Balance, Substance Abuse,
Traumatic Incidents, and Grief. Workplace Violence.
Critical Incident Debriefing Training (2 days)
presented to Staff of Inpatient State Psychiatric Facilities of Western New York



CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS, and AWARDS

1980     National Association of Social Workers (current member)

1983     National Organization of Forensic Social Work (Founding Member)
            Treasurer (Four Terms), Membership Committee Chairperson (Two Terms)
            Education Committee, Program Committee, Nominating Committee

1984     Diplomate - Academy of Forensic Social Work

1984     Field Instruction Faculty SUNY at Buffalo School of Social Work (1984 - 2002)
             (Adjunct Associate Professor 09/93 - 09/02).

1986     New York State Society of Clinical Social Work, Western New York Chapter - Treasurer

             (Three Terms) Legislative Committee Chairperson, Program Committee, Nominations       

             Committee.


1987     National Register of Clinical Social Workers (current member)

1989     Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work -
             American Board of  Examiners in Clinical Social Work (current member)

1989     Interdisciplinary Committee on Mental Health / Family Law (Three years), Buffalo, NY

1993     Diplomat in Clinical Social Work - National Association of Social Workers (current member)

1994     Member 15 years- Western New York Stress Reduction Program, Inc.
             (Multi-County CISM Program, Debriefer's Debriefer).

1997    International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (current member)

           C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) (current member)

2000    Field Educator of the Year - SUNY Graduate School of Social Work

2002    Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to the Community regarding services
            in response to the Terrorist Attacks on New York City 9/11/01
            (Amherst Republican Committee)


 

 

 

Michael A. Evola, MS, LCSW-R

OFFICES
 

Linwood Psychotherapy Associates  406 Linwood Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14209

 

Williamsville Executive Center

5500 Main St., Suite 349

Williamsville, NY 14221

 

Phone: 716-886-7304
Fax: 716-886-7398
Email: michael@michaelevola.com

Individual, Couple, and Family Psychotherapy

 

Law Enforcement and Emergency Personnel Services

 

Behavioral Health Evaluations

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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