Dennis Iadarola MA, CCTP
**** ** *** **., #***, North Miami Beach, FL 33162 US
Dedicated results-oriented Psychology Professional with a proven track record of clinical and administrative leadership working with culturally diverse adult, family and youth populations including individuals, groups, and families. Significant background of experience in substance abuse, mental health, trauma addiction programs with in-depth knowledge of available governmental, community and private programs and resources. Possess a high degree of ethics and integrity.
Licenses, Certifications, Education
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology, Antioch Graduate School
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Minor, Business and Philosophy, Suffolk University
LCSW, State of Massachusetts
Certifications: CCTP (Certified Clinical Trauma Professional), Mental Health First Aid (Adult and Adolescent), MET(MI), Seeking Safety (Trauma), Level II DCF Clearance (Mental Health and Substance Abuse), Currently pursuing (M)CAP, and Licensure, Florida
Program & Service Development
Staff Management & Development
Teacher Trainer: Sexuality and LGBTQ Issues
Substance Abuse/Addiction & Co-occurring disorders
Regulatory Compliance/Quality Assurance
PTSD/ Depression/Anxiety Disorders
HIV/AIDS and Public Health
Performance Improvement/Best Practices
Ryan White Administration
Knowledge of Psychopharmacology
Advanced Clinical and Counseling Skills
Program Director, Adult Residential Treatment Program
Concept Health Systems
June 2016 August 2018
Responsible for the administration, operation and supervision of a Residential Adult Treatment Program As Director I ensured that the goals of this residential treatment program serving patients with mental health and substance abuse issues and contractual commitments are met
Co-authored and co-edited Agency Policies and Procedures for compliance of grants and CARF accreditation
Established and maintained positive working relationships with the patients, staff and other community behavioral health and support service providers involved in adult and adolescent treatment to optimize patient satisfaction, and community relations
Implementation of a variety of Evidence-Based Practices that are used in the treatment of this population
I researched and Developed a curriculum of Evidence-Based Practices and treatment modules for application throughout inpatient and outpatient Adult and Adolescent agency programs including MAT (Medicine Assisted Treatment)
Ensured that treatment-related activities and contractual goals are understood and supported by staff
Ensured that all staff is properly trained, experienced with providing culturally competent services to the patients and meet performance standards and outcomes as outlined by the contracts
Trained staff in Clinical Treatment Modalities and CEU credits needed for compliance.
Supervised staff to implement programs with compliance to standards of care and operational standards to meet grant requirements.
Full Partnership Board, Miami-Dade HIV/AIDS Partnership/Health Department
January 2010 Present
Develop and implement care and treatment planning
Conduct an annual comprehensive needs assessment
Determine Ryan White Program (Part A/MAI) service priorities and allocate Ryan White Program (Part A/MAI) funds each fiscal year
Develop directives based on identified access issues to underserved populations and areas of greatest need
Evaluate service cost and utilization of Partnership programs
Identify funding and provider resources within Miami-Dade County
Make recommended appointments to the Florida Comprehensive Planning Network's (FCNP) Patient Care and Planning Group (PCGP
Quality Management, Continuous Quality Improvement Program, Dade County
Develop an annual report for the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, describing the Partnership s activities and the state of the epidemic HIV/AIDS, Miami-Dade County
Develop an annual administrative assessment
Draft recommendations and react to legislative and regulatory issues regarding funding, policies and rule changes related to HIV/AIDS and Ryan White Program
Review, analyze and make recommendations to the county to implement grants, awards, and contracts of public health programs
Member/Past Chair: Strategic Planning Committee, current Chair Care and Treatment Committee. Ryan White Miami-Dade HIV/AIDS/Health Department
January 2010 Present
Guide and oversee the implementation of the Miami-Dade County Comprehensive Plan for HIV/AIDS objectives including periodic progress reports to the community and the Partnership.
Develop an annual report for the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, describing the Partnership s activities and the state of the epidemic in Miami-Dade County.
Develop an annual administrative assessment.
Draft recommendations and react to legislative and regulatory issues regarding funding, policies and rule changes related to HIV/AIDS and Ryan White Program.
Review, analyze and make recommendations to the county to implement grants, awards, and contracts of public health programs.
Supervise staff to implement programs with compliance to standards of care and operational standards to meet grant requirements.
Ryan White Program Coordinator, Supervisor Ryan White Medical Case Management, Outreach, Outpatient treatment
Village South/Westcare Corp.
January 2009 June 2016
Supervised adult programs including Ryan White for HIV/AIDS patients and participated in several other organizational programs for adults and children for the general population.
Promoted to Coordinator to take on additional responsibility for coordinating several Ryan White programs at the Village South/Westcare Corp
Supervised and coordinated Ryan White Medical Case Management, Ryan White Outreach Program, Ryan White Adult Residential Treatment Program, Ryan White HIV education, Ryan White Outpatient Program, Ryan White Peer Education and Support
Interacted with Miami Dade-County auditors and grant coordinators ensuring Ryan White Programs adhere to contract grants
Developed monthly reports submitted to the County Department of Human Services evaluating and meeting grant objectives to policy standards, and functional improvement of patients
Reviewed, supervised, and evaluated the work of staff to assure state and federal policy standards of care and grant objectives are implemented.
Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Trauma Therapist
Village South/Westcare Corp.
June 2006 June 2016
Provided quality ongoing individual, group, couples and family psychotherapy for clients in this residential drug treatment and mental health facility experiencing a wide range of co-occurring mental health issues and disorders
Conducted bio-psychosocial evaluations, stabilize clients, design and provide treatment plans, and maintain documentation
Conducted individual and group therapy sessions for survivors of sexual abuse
Provided psychoeducation groups for anger management, relapse prevention, human sexuality, and HIV
Acted as Mental Health and Addiction Therapist for Adult Inpatient Services
Actively utilized Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for treatment of a wide range of co-occurring illnesses
Empowered individuals by providing them with the information and skills necessary to promote positive change
Supported clients with the development of their individual plans and help maximize their participation in the process.
Represented clients in court as a clinical liaison of treatment agency.
January 2002 January 2006
Provided quality ongoing individual and group counseling and psychotherapy for clients in this residential substance abuse detoxify facility experiencing a wide range of emotional, psychological and medical issues
Conducted bio-psycho social evaluations, stabilized clients, designed and provided treatment plans, and maintained documentation
Completed diagnostic interview and evaluation of clients, and devised treatment strategies
Provided counseling in areas including abuse, crisis intervention, and teaching relapse skills to individuals, groups, families, and couples
Facilitated creative group therapy sessions including art therapy groups
Managed client relations and developed rapport and trusting relationships to facilitate progress
Provided community referral services and resources to clients and families to ensure successful step-down
Worked closely with the clinical team in the administration of medications, and alert to any other signs of potential medical problems that may be contributing to behavioral problems.
Instructor of Counseling, Antioch Graduate School New England, Keene, NH.
The subject of television interviews and radio talk shows including WCAS FM, WBCN TV, Channel 36, The Tom Cottle show, The Jane Whitney show, and more.
Consulting, Training, Sensitivity Groups (Various areas), workshops, Human Sexuality Lectures, and Hypnosis Training.
Boston’s Other Voice: WROR FM, Host and Producer of a weekly radio program and radio magazine focusing on sexuality and community issues.