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Professor Evan Senreich

Evan Senreich has been an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Lehman College since September 2008. He previously received his doctorate from New York University Silver School of Social Work in 2007. Dr. Senreich worked as a social worker in New York City in the fields of mental health and substance abuse at numerous agencies for over two decades. He completed training as a Gestalt therapist in 1994 and has been a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York since 1999. Prior to coming to Lehman College, he was an adjunct faculty member at Iona College for two years and New York University for 10 years.

Over the past decade, Evan Senreich has had eight research articles published regarding the treatment experiences of LGBT clients in substance abuse programs and has had three research articles published regarding the education of social work students to work effectively with alcohol and drug using clients. He has also performed research regarding the substance abuse issues of different cultural groups such as the Puerto Rican and West African populations in the New York City area. A research study he co-performed regarding the deficits in comprehensive care for adults with sickle cell disease is currently scheduled for publication. Dr. Senreich has also had an article published in which he proposed a new strengths-based definition of spirituality for social work practice and an article published conceptualizing an overarching Gestalt therapy approach to the field of social work.

Dr. Senreich is currently the Principal Investigator at Lehman College of a three-year grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to train approximately 250 social work students and medical residents annually in an evidence-based protocol called SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for substance using clients). He is also the Project Evaluator of two other three-year training grants from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in Lehman College’s Department of Social Work.

At Lehman College, Evan Senreich has been the primary evaluator for educational assessments in the Department of Social Work. He was also the department’s facilitator of having both the MSW and BA social work programs at Lehman College certified by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) as educational providers for social work students to become Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors.