About Steve

Steve has over 30 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 in private practice, and serving as the Director of the University of Michigan's online Addiction Certificate Program, Steve was previously employed for over 20 years in Michigan's Community Mental Health system specializing in working with dually diagnosed populations, then served as Director of a cutting-edge outpatient dual disorders treatment clinic in Royal Oak.

Licensed as a Master's Social Worker and credentialed as an Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor and Certified Clinical Supervisor, Steve also serves as adjunct faculty in U-M's Graduate School of Social Work, 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, consultation, teaching and training work.


"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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Contemporary Addictions Treatment: Cutting-edge knowledge, practice and skills

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Publications & other resources for professionals

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

"What Happened to You?"  Addressing Trauma with Community Mental Health Populations: A Toolkit for Providers -  A trauma treatment & recovery manual

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

An elephant-sized challenge: Implementing integrated services requires a "one bite at a time" mentality - An article in the January 2008 edition of Behavioral Healthcare magazine