I live with my wife and three boys in Montpelier, Vermont where we are avid outdoor adventurers, back country skiers and mountain bikers. I am a national clinical instructor, supervisor and researcher in Youth and Family
Co-occurring Disorders treatment, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy as well as program and policy development. Currently, I consult and am a nationally certified trainer for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the National Drug Court Institute on projects concerning effective treatment for Co-occurring Disorders, Adolescents, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy & Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I am also a consultant on multiple science to service efforts for health departments as well as alcohol and drug treatment agencies across the country.
In the past, I participated on expert panels for Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the New York Times and Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) to develop educational and briefing documents concerning youth and substance abuse treatment and policy change. Along with Gayle Porter, PhD, I co-authored “Taking Charge” A Guide to Evidence Based Treatment for Youth in a System of Care; a document designed to empower and help inform families when making decisions regarding their treatment options and was the lead author on the Youth Treatment Guidelines for the State of Vermont.
This treatment guideline outlines the essential aspects of comprehensive treatment for youth and families. The guideline has been widely adopted by many states to help direct program and policy change.