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Mental Health Substance Abuse

New York, NY, 10025
August 09, 2012

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Joseph Roccosalvo, R-LCSW, MSWAC, CASAC, NCAC *, CFAE, ICADC

Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work

Psychotherapist / Addictions Specialist /Consultant

*** **** ***** ******, ***. 8 G, New York, NY 10025

Phone/ Fax 212-***-**** Cell - 646-***-****



Over 20 years of exceptional professional relations and associations with the Medical and Psychiatric communities. Skillful in sales and negotiations with decision makers at many levels. Clinically proficient in pharmacology . Outstanding relations building, training and presentation skills. Intelligent, articulated and driven. In-depth knowledge of “APG” billing mandates and able to train staff in compliance with APG format.

Work Experience

1/12 – 4/1/12

FAIR Program: Metropolitan Center for Mental Health; Clinical Program Director; 822-4 Substance Abuse/Mental Health Out-Patient Program. Responsible for all clinical supervision of 5 staff (CASAC’s and LMSW’s); monthly reports to OASAS and OMH; QA; Trainings and daily program activities

8/11 – 12/11

Lower East Side Family Union (FT/R Program); Clinical Supervisor of Mental Health/Substance Abuse Team for treatment of families referred by CPS/ACS; responsible for program development and implementation; clinical supervision of (5) LMSW's/CASAC's; UR and QA

1/94 – present

Private Practice – Specializing in Addictions, Individual, Family, Couples’, Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, Anger/ Stress Management, Interventions and Program Development

11/10 - 5/11

Village Care Adult Day Treatment Program / Clinical Mental Health Supervisor / HIV/AIDS / Substance Abuse and Mental Health; Supervise and provide weekly clinical supervision for six staff; coordinate daily program activities; program scheduling; facilitate clinical staff meetings

4/01 – 12/01

Local 32B-J, EAP / Consultant, Psychiatric / Mental Health, Substance Abuse Services,

Crisis Intervention, Trauma / Grief / Disaster Counseling – Red / Green Cross Colleagues

3/96 – 10/98

Stuyvesant Square : 28-day inpatient chemical dependency unit – Beth Israel Hospital:

Clinical Evaluation Supervisor

- provided clinical supervision for 12 staff

- evaluated clients for modality of treatment

- coordinated all treatment disciplines

- implemented special “mica” treatment track

- implemented and coordinated special modality for “victimization and abuse”

- responsible for all rehab administrative tasks: schedules, QA, UR,staff upgrade, education series,

interdisciplinary meetings

3/94 - 3/96 Counselor 2 - Stuyvesant Square Rehab - facilitator of ’Copad’ Mica/ Dual Focus / Outpatient

Psychiatry Program

3/92 – 3/94 Counselor 1 - Aftercare – Stuyvesant Square Rehab

1/90 - 1/92 Internship - Stuyvesant Square – Growth Group Facilitator

5/89 - 12/91 Internship - L.I.C.H. Men’s Evening OP Program


1/95 – 5/97 NYU School of Social Work – MSW 1997

12/92-12/94 Empire State College – BS in Human Development w / Concentration in

Substance Abuse

12/90- 12/92 CAC Program @ Central Labor Rehab Council of N.Y.

Current Credentials

BCD Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work - # 29541

R-LCSW Registered Licensed Certified Social Worker - # r-055692

MSWAC Master of Social Work Addictions Counselor - # 5337

CASAC Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor - # 6489

NCAC 1 National Certified Addictions Counselor - # 012253

CFAE Certified Forensic Addictions Examiner - # 05337

ICADC International Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor - # 104952

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers - New York City Chapter

National Board of Addiction Examiners

National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors

Alcoholism Council of New York

Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare

International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs

National Association of Forensic Counselors

American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work

Teaching Experience (see attached Self-Study)

1999 – Present Intercare, Ltd. - faculty training program for professionals

(CASAC) courses

1998 – Present Faculty Alcoholism Council of New York – CASAC Education and

Training Services – variety of topics: (see attached Self-Study)

1 / 02 - 5 / 06 Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, Adjunct -

Professor Human Behavior I & II

Publications – Nyfac Headliner

Women and Addiction: Critical Issues

Methadone: One stop on the road to recovery

Meeting the demands of managed care


Mary Harrington, LCSW Private Practice - 914 - 589 – 3293

Jill Abramson, LCSW, CASAC, Clinical Supervisor Stuyvesant Square SA Rehab; 917-***-****

Kevin MacColl, Director Chemical Dependency Services, @ Beth Israel Hospital, - 212 – 420 – 4279

Maria Ferguson, LMSW, CASAC, Senior Counselor BI MMTP Program; 917-***-****

Dr. Mitchell Newmark Psychiatrist - 212 - 337 – 0788

Eric Losada, CASAC, Interim Clinical Director FAIR Program 212-***-****

Self-Study - Joseph Roccosalvo, BCD, LCSW-R, MSWAC, CASAC, CFAE, NCAC1, ICADC

Education Information

M.S.W., Graduate School of Social Work, New York University, 1997

B.S., Human Development and Substance Abuse, Empire State College, 1994

CASAC, Central Labor Rehab Council of New York, 1992

Academic Appointments

Faculty Alcoholism Council of New York, 1997 – present

Instructor Beth Israel Medical Center, Psychiatric/Mica Services, 1996 – present

Private Instructor CASAC Training for Chemical Dependency Professionals, Bureau of

Workforce Development Training Unit, #0543, 1996 - present

Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, Adjunct Professor, 2002 – 2006

Professional post-master’s social work experience

• Private Practice/Program Development/Consultant/Addiction Specialist, 1998 – present

• Lower East Side Family Union; FTR Program; Clinical supervisor MH/SA program; supervise (4)

LMSW's / CASAC's, 8/11-present

• Clinical Family Services, Intercare Ltd. Outpatient Services, 1999 – present Addictions Specialist

• Official Department of Motor Vehicles Driver Improvement Program, Evaluator and Treatment

Provider, 1996 – present

• Consultant/Psychiatric/Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services, EAP Local 32BJ, 2000-2001

• Clinical Evaluation Supervisor, 28-day In-patient Rehab Center, BI Medical Center, 1995 -1998

Current professional, academic, and scientific memberships

National Association of Social Workers

National Board of Addiction Examiners

National Association of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors

Breaking the Chain Counseling

National Association of Forensic Examiners

American Board of Addiction Examiners in Clinical Social Work

Alcoholism Council of New York City

Community and professional service responsibilities and activities for the last 10 years

Ramas Schools, Effects of Substance Abuse on Society

Marymount School for Girls, Effects of Alcohol and Drugs on Society

Marymount College, Treating the Difficult/Resistant Drug Abuser

Crossroads Treatment Centre, Antigua, Substance Abuse / The Courage to Change

Professional presentations during the last 10 years

-Being The Good Object: A Psychoanalytic/Object Relations View of Addictions to Engage the Resistant

Client in Recovery, NYC NASW Addictions Institute @ Fordham University, Lincoln Center, May 2005

-Ethics, Confidentiality and Misconduct in Chemical Dependency Treatment, Alcoholism Council of New

York City, September 2011

-Stages of Recovery From Addiction, Alcoholism Council Of New York City, August 2005

-The Hazards of Marijuana: Implications for Treatment and Recovery, Alcoholism Council of New York

City, June 2011

-Addictions and the Elderly: The ‘Forgotten’ Population, Alcoholism Council of New York City, June 2005

-Addiction and Personality Disorders: Implications for Treatment Alcoholism Council of New York City,

May 2005

-Gender and Addictions: Exploring the Differences in Men and Women in Treatment and Recovery,

Alcoholism Council of New York City, May 2005

-12 Steps and the Relation to Ego Functioning, Alcoholism Council of New York City, May 2005

-Suicide Prevention and the Substance Abuse Connection, Alcoholism Council of New York City, April 2011

-Crack Cocaine: Implications for Treatment and Recovery, Phase Piggy Back Mica Program, March 2005

-Addiction and Personality Disorders, Holland House, The Manhattan MICA Committee and NYC

Department of Health & Mental Health Services, January 2005

-Treating the Resistant, Difficult, Borderline Client, NYC NASW Addictions Institute @ Fordham University,

Lincoln Center, May 2000

Psychoanalytic View of Addiction: An Object Relations Perspective

Treating The Resistant Client: Parts I and II

Ethics/Confidentiality/Misconduct in Social Work Practice

Motivational Interviewing

Family Systems Theory in Treating Substance Abusing Clients

Anger, Alcoholism and Addictions

Stress Management in Recovery: Applications and Techniques

An Introduction to Psychopharmacology in the Treatment of Addictions

PTSD and Chemical Dependency: Implications for Treatment

Treating Substance Abuse in the Gay and Lesbian Populations

Countertransference and Supervision

Alcoholism Council of New York City, Various Programs and Institutions in NYC, 1999 – ongoing

Co-Occurring Disorders: Assessment and Treatment, MCMH, March, 2012

Domestic Violence and the Chemical Dependency Connection

Professional publications

Women and Addiction: Critical Issues, in AAPNY Communicator (formally NYFAC Headliner), Fall 2000

Methadone: One Stop on the Road to Recovery, in NYFAC Headliner, Spring 1999

Other relevant information

Disaster / Trauma / Grief / Crisis Counseling with Red/Green Cross Projects, 9/11/01 – 2/2/02.

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