Louise  Stanger Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Louise Stanger

Founder
AllaboutInterventions

Louise Stanger EdD, LCSW, CDWF, CIP is a preeminent interventionist and thought leader in the addiction treatments industry. She has performed thousands of family interventions in the US and abroad, gives presentations around the country on mental health and addiction, process disorders and chronic pain, and has received prestigious awards f for her dedication to intervention and recovery. In addition to her work with clients and families, she is former University faculty at San Diego State Un

Biography

  LOUISE A. STANGER, ED.D,LCSW, CDWF ,CIP
75425 Montecito Drive Indian Wells, Ca 92210  • 619-507-1699• [email protected]


Summary of Qualifications

• Highly successful grant writing, marketing and fundraising experience, which resulted in excess of over $4.3 million. Recipient of numerous national, state and local awards and grants.
• President Sydney D Holland Foundation www.sydneydhollandfoundation
•       Consultant and evaluator for: University of Virginia’s Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Committee, California.  , Driftwood Recovery Family Program, Paradigm Malibu and San Francisco, New Found Life
• Frequent speaker at international, national conferences and local conferences (complete listing available on request).  Presented over 150 (referred or invited presentations and posters) at such places as Research Society of America, NASPA, Betty Ford, International Conference of Black Public Administrators, Annual Meeting on Alcohol, Other Drugs and Violence Prevention, Washington State Conference, Vitas Hospice, Imperial County Behavioral Mental Health.
• Educator/Educational Administrator with a strong background in program implementation and administration. Over 20 years of developing curriculum on both the undergraduate, graduate, paraprofessional and professional level in human services.
• A clinical specialist in chemical dependency specializing in families and intervention services (www.allaboutinterventions.com) and grief counseling.  Experienced trainer in Chemical Dependency (taught at The Betty Ford Center, San Diego City College Chemical Dependency Program and San Diego State University School of Social Work). Developed specialized curriculum in grief and loss for paraprofessionals (Salvation Army and Imperial County Behavioral Health) University of Nevada, Las Vegas and consultant to The Link-New York Fire Department publication (www.widowsource.com). MINT Trainer Of Trainers


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TRAINING CONSULTANT

SIRONA RECOVERY                                                                                                                                2018
PARADIGM MALIBU                                                                                                                               2017- PRESENT
PARADIGM SAN RAFAEL                                                                                                                     2017- PRESENT
DRIFTWOOD RECOVERY                                                                                                                     2017-2018
NEW FOUND LIFE                                                                                                                                   2015- PRESENT

Private Practice-
DIRECTOR ALLABOUTINTERVENTIONS                                                                                                 1980-PRESENT
                                                                        
PRESIDENT SYDNEY D. HOLLAND FOUNDATION                                                                                           2013- PRESENT

SDSU  INTERWORK INSTITUTE
TEACH AND DEVELOP ONLINE CURRICULUM FOR LPCC LICENSURE-HUMAN BEHAVIOR,      2009- PRESENT
THEOR IES OF COUNSELING  , MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING AND SOLUTION FOCUSED                                                                                                                        

OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM  - BOSTON, MASS                                                                                                2006-2008                                
WESTERN DIRECTOR PARTNER DEVELOPMENT
CONSULTANT  TOINSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION HIGH-RISK DRINKING AND RELATED EPIDEMIC – LEVEL HEALTH ISSUES MET AND

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO, CA                                                              2004 -2007
Director, Alcohol and Other Drug Services
Established a service providing primary, secondary and tertiary programs and services to approximately 7,000
Undergraduate and graduate students.  Oversee and manage budgets and staff.  Serve as Coordinator, Special
Projects Wellness, providing consultation to student affairs professionals regarding funding opportunities.  
• generate grants, which totaled $930K not  including  a partnerships with Starbucks  valued at $250,00
• As Principal Investigator, developed an $826,000+ award—the USD Freshman-Parent Research Initiative Award; created, developed, organized and implemented all facets of the program.(NIH-NIAAA funded)
• Consultant to CSU Chico, AVP Student Affairs, evaluating Substance Abuse programs and services basis. NASPA  AODS Knowledge Chair
• Principal Investigator/Project Director of numerous grants and contracts (National Institute of Health-National Institute of Alcoholism, Fieldstone Foundation, Starbucks  Special project
• Recruited, hired, trained and managed a staff of 20 professional and ancillary personnel



LOUISE A. STANGER     2


Lecturer, School of Social Work
As PI, received $4 million in grants for substance abuse and mental health needs.  Concurrently, served as Advisor to SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY, San Diego, CA 1998 – 2003
graduate and undergraduate students.  Developed a continuing education program for human service professionals on behalf of the School of Social Work and taught courses to graduate and undergraduate students.
• Director of Student to Student, Center on Substance Abuse; Created and developed a substance abuse prevention leadership program for students incorporating diversity training, outdoor challenge education and academic instruction
• Disseminated curriculum to health educators, countywide
• Generated annual local foundation grants in excess of $135K
• Taught courses to graduate and undergraduate students: Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Graduate Field Faculty; Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare (Micro)/Seminar on Basic Skills in Social Practice/Seminar on Basic Skills in Social Work Practice (Macro); Human Behavior and the Social Environment; Leadership, Student to Student Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Leadership Group and Field Liaison

MEDIA CONSULTANT: THE SOCIAL POLICY INSTITUTE, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK 2001 – 2002
• Created Curriculum for Paraprofessionals who engage in teaching Child Care practices.  Curriculum delivered statewide and used in over 300 trainings as well as part of a Community College Curriculum in Child Care

DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK 1997 – 2002
• Implemented and developed a self-supporting and profitable continuing education program for social workers, marriage and family therapists, nurses, alcohol and other drug counselors, rehabilitation specialists, as well as other human service professionals
• Obtained accreditation from outside licensing agencies; created Advisory Board
• Provided excellent customer service with other 1200 participants

PROJECT DIRECTOR, SALVATION ARMY GRIEF COUNSELING AND
SPIRITUALITY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 2000 – 2003
Designed, created and implemented the first outside training course paid for by the Serra Del Mar Division of The Salvation Army which focused on developing paraprofessional skills ($92,000 contract).
• Designed a three year, 72 hour certificate program in Grief Counseling and Spirituality.  
• Trained and hired four professional staff and one program administrator

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT DIRECTOR, SAN  DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY 1991 – 2003
US Department Of Education and NIH-NIAA
Successful in the completion and receipt of five major US Department of Education grants in excess of $2 million, and one NIH-NIAAA grant for services in alcohol and other drug related issues relating to college aged students. Grants were done in collaboration with other academic units, community organizations and produced programs; authored or co-authored technical reports and scientific publications.
-Grants focused on developing programs with Athletics, Student Affairs, and Faculty
-Community Wide Grants developed Consortium for Colleges and Universities in San Diego Area
-Community Wide Grant Focused on developing alliances with relevant public and private stakeholders (College-Community Alcohol Prevention Partnership)Modeled after Community Trails
-Community Wide Grant Focused on Law Enforcement(C-COP Project)
-Recipient of the US Department of Educations Model Program Award

UNDERGRADUATE ADVISOR, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK 1993 – 2000
Developed undergraduate academic advising system for 300 pre-majors and 150 majors.  Created peer monitoring program and Student Association.
• Designed and implemented faculty reporting standards and procedures; worked closely with University and Community College officials. Successfully obtained multi-year external funding for student leadership programs.
• Recipient, “Outstanding Advisor of the Year” Award.




LOUISE A. STANGER     3


THE HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER FOR ALCOHOL AND
OTHER DRUG PREVENTION, Boston, MA 1997 – 2005
Center Associate
Selected as Center Associate (one of 25 people nationwide), providing technical assistance to IHE’s in alcohol and other drug prevention programs.
• Served as consultant via telephone and web to IHE’s on how to set up prevention program
• Primary author on Training Guide distributed to 150 schools nationwide on How to Start a Campus-Wide Prevention Program
• Presented in-services at National and regional trainings to IHE’s on behalf of the US Department of Education

IMPERIAL COUNTY BEHAVIORAL MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING AND
NEEDS ASSESSMENT CONTRACT, IMPERIAL COUNTY, CA 2001
Project Director
training contract for professional and paraprofessional staff Law and Ethics and Substance Abuse ($28,500), Needs Assessment ($12,500), and current continuing education contract for support and professional staff ($52,000)

MEMBERSHIPS


• American Public Health Association
• National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
• National Association of Social Workers
• American Academy of Bereavement
• MINT
• Research Society on Alcoholism
• Network of Independent Interventionists
Past Membership Chair
• Association of Intervention Specialist
• Daring Way University

EDUCATION, LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

• Ed.D, Leadership Studies/Higher Education Administration,  (Honors) University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
• MSW, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA ( Phi Kappa Phi Honors)
• BA, English/Sociology, Dean’s List, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
• LCSW, State of California, BBS#4581  
• Certified Daring Way Facilitator   2016                                                                                          
• Certified Professional Interventionist  004 (CPI) State of Penna 2013
• Board Registered Interventionist, BRI II State of Illinois certification 2009
• MI Trainer, Motivational Interviewing/Trainer of Trainers 2003-Present
• Intervention Specialist—Chemical Dependency                                   1980- Present
• Betty Ford Center PIR                                                                           2003-2005
• ARISE Training                                   2012
• Lifestyle Intervention Training- LAMM 2012           
• Appreciative Audiences , Selected Keynotes Trainings 2011-2018
• World Drug Day 2018 London
• Milestones Ranch 2017-2018
• Driftwood Recovery2016-present
• Paradigm Malibu- San Francisco 2016-present
• Iris Healing Center 2018
• Magnolia Landing For Woman , 2016
• Kemah Palms, 2016
• Innovations in Recovery, 2016, 2017, 2018
• Vendome Summit for Clinical Excellence, 2016, 2017, 2018
• WCSAD 2016, 2017
• CORE 2016
• BRC Recovery 2015, 2016
• LifeStyle Intervention 2015
• Breakthroughh Intervention Trainings 2015-2016
• Northnound 2015
• Beit Shuvah, 2016
• Moment of Change _Oct.2012, 2014,2015
• Casa Palmera –Del Mar, Ca 2011-2012
• Reunion- San Diego , Ca.2012
• New Found Life- Long Beach, Ca2011-2016
• Betty Ford Center , Rancho Mirage, Ca
• Auroura Behavioral Health – San Diego, Ca2012-2013
• LifestlyeIntervention- Las Vegas , Nevada2012-2013,2015
• TwinTown Treatment Treatment2012
• Soverign Health   2013
• VIVE Parent Group  2013
• WAAT Annual Conference2013
• Northbound Treatment Center  2013
• His House 2013
• Klean Radio 2013

• Association of Intervention Specialists 2013
• Kids In The House 2014
• Foundations Recovery NetworkWebinar 2014
• West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders  2013and 2014 and 2015
• Innovations in Recovery,Foundations Recovery Network, Del Mar, Ca 2014
• Alta Mira Treatment Center, August 2014
• Moments of Change 2014- Selected as the best speaker of the entire conference, Palm Beach , California
• Addiction Theraputic Services Holiday Luncheon-Palm Springs hosted by Milestones Ranch
• Recovery Inn, Dallas Texas  Heart of Women Annual FundRaising Luncheon, 2015
• West Coast Symposuim Of Addictive Disorders, May 2015 La Quinta, Ca
• Admissions and Marketing Symposium –Sept. 2,3,2015 , 2016 Los Angeles , Ca
• New Found Life- 2015-  Feb, 27 and 28, April 24, 26, August 28, August 29, Nov. 27 and 29 2015 -2018



TRAININGS, KEY NOTES AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS ARE ALL CUSTOMIIZED CURRICULUM
• TRIPLE THREAT-BEYOND DUAL DIAGNOSIS
• ETHICS IN A DIGITAL AGE
• BABY BOOMER BLUES- THE SILVER TUSAMI AND AGING
• FAMILY MAPPING
• FAMILY
• CIS- COLLECTIVE INTERVENTION STRATEGIES
• LETS TALK PAIN- CHRONIC PAIN AND ADDICTION (SERIES OF 3 DISTINCT TALKS0
• PAIN IS STRANGE
• FAILURE TO LAUNCH- FROM 17-77
• COURAGE, LOVE AND COMPASSION – A SOLUTION FOCUSED APPROACH TO FAMILY
• ETHICS AND THE ADDITION PROFESSIONAL
• GOING HOLLYWOOD-ITS NOT SO EASY
• MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING FOR THE ADDICTION/MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL;
• THE CLINICIANS GUIDE TO 12 STEP
• YING VERUS YANG __PRACTICIAL RECOVERY, 12 STEP AND OTHER EVIDENCED BASED MODALITIES TO INSPIRE CHANGE
• FAILURE TO LAUNCH FROM 16-88
• WEALTH, POWER AND ABUNDANCE
• PAIN RECOVERY VERUS PAIN MANAGEMENT
• GROWING OLDER-THE DILEMNAS OF AGING FOR MENTAL HEATH PRACTITIONERS
• WHEN OUT PATIENT FAILS- NEXT STEPS
• SOLUTION FOCUSED COACHING
• WOMEN – A SPECIAL GIFT
• THE CLINICIANS GUIDE TO 12 STEP
• FIVING THE GIFT OF RECOVERY-INTERVENTION-WHAT DOES THAT MEAN
• THE BUSINESS OF INTERVENTION
• WHO’S YOUR FAMILY- FAMILY MAPPING AND THE IMPORTANCE IN UNDERSTANDING FAMILY SYSTEMS
• THE ART OF INTERVIEWING STRANGERS- PORTRAITURE A COLLABORATIVE INTERVIEW
• EXTERNAL MOTIVATORS WITH INTERNAL CHANGE-WITH JEFFREY MERRICK ESQ WHIH DISCUSSED HOW BES T TO MOVE SOMEONE TO CHANGE WHEN THE LEGAL SYSTEM IS INVOLVED

PLEASE NOTE I ALWAYS TRY AND CIUSTOMIZED CURRICULUM TO THE GROUP AND TALK AT LENGTH WITH GROUP ASKING ME TO SPEAK I DO A PRESENTATION WHICH MEETS AUDIENCE SELECTED.

       BOOKS

FALLING UP A MEMOIR OF RENEWAL – 2016 LOUISE A. STANGER

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO ADDICTION INTERVENTIONS- A COLLECTIVE STRATEGY - 2018  LOUISE A STANGER& LEE WEBER



REFERENCES AND AWARDS

References as well as lists of Awards/Honors, Presentations, Boards and Committees, Projects, Reports and Publications (handbooks, training materials, peer reviewed and technical) available upon request

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Recipient of over 4 million NIH-NIAAA, Depot of Education grants on alcohol prevention
    Areas of interest:

    Addiction, alcohol and other drug disorders; process addictions, Gambling, sex , shopping, disordered eating,, hoarding, digital,

    Mental Health Disorders- Anxiety, Depression, Bi-polar, Mania  Personality etc

    Failure to Launch across the lifespan, Families, Aging

Personal Interests

    Soul Cycle- Spinning
    Swimming
    Walking
    Adventure Travel
    Family

Websites

Books

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