Steven Gordon, LCSW-R, received his master's degree in social work from Stony Brook University. He has experience as a senior social worker at a trauma-focused behavioral health center, and as a supervisor at a community mental health clinic. He continues in on-going clinical supervision and professional education. His specialty is children and adolescent therapy, with an emphasis on projective play, constructive communication, and using a therapeutic rapport as a healing tool. He emphasizes a treatment approach that encourages patients to verbalize feelings, impulses, and desires, constructively as well as therapeutically.
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
A community mental health center, providing psychotherapy to an eclectic clientele in the greater Queens area. Supervise clinicians. Treat small caseloads. 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 the 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 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 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 the clinic and managed care companies in the most timely manner. Served as a 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
The outcome of acute adolescent psychiatric hospitalization
Principles of brief therapy
Death, dying and loss
Elements of domestic violence
How to devise effective treatment plans
Managing high-risk clients
Principles of managed health care
How to make appropriate referrals
DSM-IV and differential diagnoses
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.
Children of Divorce
Object Relations Theory Regarding Attachment
The Effects of Stress on Memory and Cognition
Child Abuse Reporting
Dialectic Behavior Therapy
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
Budding Thought Disorders in Adolescents
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Highly motivated, with abilities to provide quick, accurate assessments, and interrelate effectively with a team. Formidable skill at developing rapport with clients, and assessing diagnostic criteria. Extensively trained and experienced.