CREDENTIALS

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

 

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.

 

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

Included Internship at:
Hamburg Counseling Service

under supervision of Susan Piper, M.S.

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

EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND


Erie County Forensic Mental Health Service
Position:  Forensic Mental Health Specialist II

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

Alcoholism Services of Erie County (Alcohol & Drug Dependency Services)
Position: Consultant

Erie Niagara Counseling Associates, Inc. Amherst, New York
Private Alcoholism Practice
Position: Consultant


Better Business Bureau - Stop Shoplifting School
Position: Instructor/Consultant

New York State Department of Social Services - Office of Disability Determinations
Position: Consultant

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

South Buffalo Counseling Center, Buffalo, New York
Position: Consultant (part-time)

Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo, New York
Position: Mental Hygiene Therapy Aide (full-time)

 

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

National Association of Social Workers (current member)

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

Diplomate - Academy of Forensic Social Work

Field Instruction Faculty SUNY at Buffalo School of Social Work
Adjunct Associate Professor

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

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


National Register of Clinical Social Workers (current member)

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

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

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

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

1International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (current member)

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

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

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)

© 2015 Michael A. Evola, MS, LCSW-R