112 Pleasant Romeo, Mi 48065

586-623-2717 help@basictools.com

Michael Maniscalco MA LPC CAADC RYT

Career Highlights

I have worked in substance abuse TX for 28 years. Twenty-one of those years have been at Sacred Heart Memphis. Other TX experiences include seven years working in adolescent and adult psychiatric care. My graduate degree is in Addictions Counseling. The focus of my approach to TX is based on Motivational Interviewing, CBT and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I am accomplished in a wide variety of stress reduction and mindfulness encouraging strategies, including yoga, which I regularly integrate into my work with clients.  I practice mindfulness meditation and encourage clients to adopt meditation practices as a part of their after care plan. I do not believe that clients are only viable when they are motivated to change. I enjoy working with clients who are resistant to the world’s interpretation of their problems. My life experience has provided me with contact with a great many different kinds of people from different cultural and religious backgrounds. In order to better serve the people I sit with, I have become a student of religion and culture and enjoy entering into the metaphorical world of the client. I am interested in opportunities in teaching and providing seminars. I am an accomplished public speaker and a published author.

Experience

2009-Present                Baker College                        Pt. Huron Campus                                    

College Instructor

§        Teach substance abuse and human services

 

1989 - 2010                 Sacred Heart Rehab Center                  Memphis, Mi

Therapist / Residential and Outpatient

§        Skilled in motivational interviewing, relapse prevention training, CBT

 

1987 - 1989                  Kingswood Psychiatric Hospital         Detroit, Mi

Mental Health Worker

§        Provided substance abuse and recovery related didactic support.

§        Patient care on adult and adolescent wards.

 

 

 

1969 – 1971                  US Army                                                        

§        Honorable Discharge

 

Education

1964 - 1969       Michigan State University         E. Lansing, MI

B.S., Psychology

2001-2005          University of Detroit-Mercy           Detroit, MI

M.A. Addiction Counseling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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