I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of
Pennsylvania. I have a
postgraduate certificate in cognitive behavioral therapy as well as specific
training in family therapy, trauma focused cbt and mindful schools curriculum.
Through a substantial period of soul searching in my early 20's that included training in naturalist and wilderness living skills at the Wilderness Awareness School and extended residential study and practice in mindfulness meditation, I eventually found my way to clinical training as a social worker at the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Additional training and experience that informs my work includes my course work at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, supervision with Dr. David Wohlsifer in cognitive behavioral therapy, my work as a family therapist, guided by the model taught at the Center for Family Based Training, and research in emotional closeness in mens friendships with my father, Dr. Robert Garfield.
In addition to my clinical work, I have lead workshops and presentations on men and mindfulness and internet/video game addictions for conferences and clinical training institutions. I was one of the organizers and on the faculty of the Deepening Men’s Relationship Conference at Widener University and more recently I developed a wilderness therapy program at a local partial-hospital addiction treatment facility.