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Steven Gordon

646 Commack Road

Commack, N.Y. 11725



Six Year Clinical "R" Credential

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) N.Y. State

Master of Social Work- State University of New York Stony Brook 1994

Internship at F*E*G*S Behavioral Health 1993

Internship at Brentwood School District 1992

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology- State University of New York Albany 1992


Commack Consultation Center- Commack, N.Y. 10/01 - Current : Private Practice Psychotherapist

This is a for-profit psychotherapy firm. On board as a seasoned psychotherapist providing treatment to families, couples, children, adolescents, adults. Liaison with managed care companies to expedite payments, and procure the proper authorizations. Receive clinical supervision regarding treatment destructive resistance, leading to meeting client's needs effectively.

New Horizon Counseling Center- So. Ozone Park, N.Y. 11/07- 04/10 Clinical Supervisor.

A community mental health center, providing psychotherapy to an eclectic clientele in the greater Queens area. Supervise clinicians. Treat small caseload. Hire therapists to provide mental health services. Coordinate all tasks to meet OMH guidelines.

Safe Horizon Counseling- Brooklyn, N.Y. 11/01 - 7/07 Senior Social Worker.

The clinic specializes in meeting the complex needs of individuals and their families who have been the victims of trauma and abuse. Vital team member on therapy team, specializing in child, adolescent, and family services. Conduct intake assessments. Provide seminars on childhood disorders. Supervise graduate students.

Pederson-Krag Mental Health Center- Smithtown, NY 9/99-3/01 Senior Level Staff Psychotherapist. Children, Adolescent and Family Services Department.

In this large outpatient therapy facility, teamwork was essential. A large and diverse caseload was carried with the most effective clinical modalities implemented. Devised cognitive-behavioral strategies in order to meet the clinical needs of foster children. Demonstrated creative skills in treatment planning as well as in crisis intervention. Developed well-planned and structured groups.

F*E*G*S/J.C.S.L.I. Behavioral Health Center- Smithtown, NY 6/94-9/99 Masters Prepared Psychotherapist

Not-for- profit community therapy clinic. Organized all facets of treatment practices for adults, families, and children. Involved in many didactic seminars, and prepared case studies and presentations to staff. Utilized clinical supervision in a dynamic fashion in order to provide the most sound treatment. Operated singularly and as a crucial team player with psychiatrists and other colleagues. Managed all phases of communication between clinic and managed care companies in the most timely manner. Served as child and adolescent specialist at two work locations.


Family systems approach

Solution focused oriented therapy

Parental training and effectiveness

Dynamics of child abuse and neglect

Treating disruptive childhood disorders

Outcome of acute adolescent psychiatric hospitalization

Principles of brief therapy

Death, dying and loss

Elements of domestic violence

How to devise effective treatment plans

Psychotropic medications

Managing high risk clients

Principles of managed health care

How to make appropriate referrals


DSM-IV and differential diagnoses

Parenting dynamics

Adolescent support groups

Anxiety disorder group

Latency age male socialization group

Anger management components and techniques

Social anxiety support group MICA group- Lake Grove Treatment Center, Lake Grove, N.Y.

Relapse Prevention

Children of Divorce

Object Relations Theory Regarding Attachment

The Effects of Stress on Memory and Cognition

Child Abuse Reporting

Dialectic Behavior Therapy

Self-Object Transference


Object Relations Approach to Narcissistic Defenses in Children

Here and Now Transferential Responsibility

Effective Discipline with Your Child

Action-Language Facilitates Change

What is Luck?


What is Object Relations?

How to Treat Children in a Clinical Setting

Narcissistic Transference/Countertransference

Budding Thought Disorders in Adolescents


Highly motivated, with abilities to provide quick, accurate assessments, and interrelate effectively with team. Formidable skill at developing rapport with clients,and assessing diagnostic criteria. Extensively trained and experienced.


National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)

SIFI Certified

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