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Stephen R. Wiland, LMSW, ICADC
Licensed Master’s Social Worker
Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Steve has over 28 years experience working with numerous clinically complex populations, including individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, individuals with personality disorders, trauma survivors, juvenile offenders, and County jail inmates. Currently serving as the Clinical Director of Personalized Nursing LIGHT House, a full-spectrum addictions treatment provider with facilities in Wayne and Oakland counties, Steve previously worked for over 20 years in Michigan’s Community Mental Health system, as well as serving as Director of a cutting-edge outpatient dual disorders treatment clinic in Royal Oak. He currently teaches in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan, and is a popular conference speaker and trainer. Steve’s own lived experience of dual disorders and dual recovery has been a core element informing his clinical practice and teaching work.
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Steve has developed the following resources for professionals:

Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Treatment Competencies –  Ten interactive web-based learning modules for effectvely supporting recovery from dual disorders

“What Happened to You?”  Addressing Trauma with Community Mental Health Populations: A Toolkit for Providers –  a trauma recovery treatment manual

and co-developed

Integrating Multiple Evidence-Based Practices in a Public Mental Health Organization: An Implementation Field Guide for Project Managers and Clinical Supervisorsa manual for implementing multiple evidence-based practices.

Steve has also authored/co-authored the following publications:

Implementing evidence-based practices in mental health.(2008. National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.)


Testimonials from Steve’s presentations and training:

  • “Steve was the most useful trainer in this summer’s series!! A wealth of information and easy to follow . . . “
  • “Steve is very knowledgeable and has great command of the various modalities, trends and real life challenges to the application of IDDT.”
  • “Thanks Steve! I thought your class was definitely the best CEU offering that I have taken in the last three years. Well organized and professional.”

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