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Evan Steele, LCSW

Experienced, motivated, and creative Mental Health Professional possessing both advanced clinical and administrative skills. Extensive training and experience in the most current trends in mental health treatment, including evidence-based practice and recovery-oriented models.  Published writer and Adjunct Professor.  Problem solver, with interest and experience in health care reform, data analysis and quality improvement.

Work experience

Sept 2015Present

Adjunct Professor, Masters Social Work Department

Long Island University

Professor in the Social Work graduate department.  Currently teaching Human Behavior in the Social Environment and Field Work.

Aug 2015Present

Clinic Director

Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

Direct and manage all aspects of Article 31 outpatient mental health clinic.

Apr 2014Aug 2015

Clinical Supervisor/Quality Assurance Specialist

Interborough developmental consultation center

Provide clinical supervision to numerous LMSWs and LMHCs in outpatient mental health clinic.

Audit, review, and implement best practices for high risk and other clients to ensure quality care and regulatory compliance.

Train staff and help manage transition to electronic medical record.

Aug 2012Aug 2013

Mental Health Program Specialist II

New york state office of mental health

Performed licensing duties for all OMH licensed programs, including Article 31 and Article 28 clinics, inpatient psychiatric units, PROS, congregate treatment, and ACT.

Served as assistant to coordinator of AOT monitoring

Provided technical assistance to providers in the community

Promoted the use of evidence-based treatment, recovery-oriented practice, stage-wise treatment, and trauma informed treatment for providers in the community.

Feb 2006Aug 2012

Administrative Supervisor

Jewish board of family and children's services

Provided clinical supervision to LMSW therapists and social work interns.

Project leader on all OMH/DMH CQI initiatives, including the use of PSYCKES

Conducted utilization reviews

Managed caseload of individuals and families

Developed and delivered parenting, substance abuse prevention, and other community based workshops

Jan 2004Dec 2005

Clinical Coordinator

Ohel Adult mental health services

Managed community residence of 40 adult SMI in the Orthodox Jewish community.

Supervised full staff of counselors, social workers, maintenance, and fiscal staff.

Implemented OMH initiatives, and prepared for periodic audits.

Provided round the clock emergency coverage for crisis intervention.

Sep 2001Jan 2004

Clinical Social Worker

Tikvah at ohel

Provided therapeutic services to a wide range of ages and pathologies in outpatient mental health clinic setting.



Certificate, Advanced Clinical Institute

Jewish board of family and children's services

Masters in Social Work, MSW

Wurzweiler school of social work, yeshiva university

Rabbinic Ordination

rabbi isaac elchonon theological seminary, yeshiva university

Bachelor of Arts, Geography

University of california, berkeley


Disaster Mental Health

Advanced Motivational Interviewing

Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), including supervision of individual cases

ASSIST and SafeTalk suicide prevention

Integrated Mental Health/Addictions Treatment Training Certificate

OMH/oasas/center for practice innovations

LCSW Awarded 1/06 #073439

Article publication

Rethinking "Treatment" at Community Residences
Evan Steele
Social Work 2014;
doi: 10.1093/sw/swu034