The International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Gary Beaulieu, M.S., LPC, LADC, CADC, CCS, CAA, R.H.

While working in both the addictions and mental health field for over fourteen years, Gary Beaulieu has had a wide range of experiences as a clinician, supervisor, trainer and consultant. Currently, he is the Director of Mental Health Services for the Saint Vincent DePaul Society of Waterbury, Connecticut and is responsible for one of the largest mental health residential support programs in the northeast. Given his experiences, he has worked extensively with individuals with co-occuring disorders and has developed several programs to foster their growth and recovery.

In addition to earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and a Master's degree in Mental Health and Clinical Services from Southern Connecticut State University, he is currently a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology at the Fielding Institute. Gary Beaulieu is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor in the state of Connecticut. He is also certified as a clinical supervisor, and alcohol and drug abuse counselor through the Connecticut Certification Board for Substance Abuse Counselors and Prevention Professionals where he is presently the chairman of the clinical supervision committee. In order to enhance his skills as a chemical dependency clinician, he became certified as an acupuncture detoxification specialist and is now a member of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. In addition to his accomplishments in the addictions field, he has also trained as a clinical hypnotherapist through the American Institute of Hypnotherapy and Biofeedback and is registered with the American Guild of Hypnotherapists.

His publications include:

The Little Words that Grew: A Guide to Using Proverbs in the Therapeutic Process, Idyll Arbor, Inc., Ravensdale, WA, Sept. 1998.

"Little Words that Get Big Results," Professional Counselor, April 1999.

"Creative Self-Mothering," Journal of Hypnotherapy, American Guild of Hypnotherapists, (Fall-Winter 1990-91), 5-7.

"A Call for Peace from High-Tech Phones," Amici Magazine, August 1999.

"The Wisdom of Italian Proverbs," Amici Magazine, August 1999.

"The Doctor Will See You Now," Amici Magazine, (To be published April 2000)

The Logic of Absurdity: Understanding the Madness of Addiction in a Modern World Book in progress with completed chapters ready for publication consideration).

Thomas Flanders, BA, DNAD

has worked in addictions for over twenty-one years and in mental health for over five years. He currently is heading a co-occurring disorders support team for the Center for Human Development in the Waterbury Connecticut area and also facilitates a co-occurring disorders support for Saint Vincent DePaul's Society of Waterbury Connecticut.

In addition to receiving his BA in English from Lowell State College and graduate work in Comprehensive Health Care Education, Thomas has also been trained in Spiritual Counseling and is able to perform Native American ceremonies. A co-founder of the Longhouse Foundation, a Native American specific substance abuse treatment program, he continues to pursue his interests in helping individuals on their path to recovery and is currently training to become a certified co-occurring disorders practitioner and alcohol and drug counselor. Thomas utilizes his background in Education to encourage sobriety as a means to achieving a better life. Additionally, he has been a consultant to the state of Connecticut Dept. of Archeology and Connecticut State Universities on Native American Culture and Religious Practices.

His publications include:
 

"Social Conservatism: An Indian Perspective," Eagle Wing Press, October 1979.

"Seven Levels of Life," Eagle Wing Press (series of nine essays from 1979 to 1981)

"The Way of The Real People," Eagle Wing Press (series of fourteen essays from 1981-1985)

"On Sweats," Rooted Like the Ash Trees, Richard G. Carlson (editor), Eagle Wing Press, Naugatuck CT 1987.





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