In addition to his clinical work, Mike has been a consultant within and to several school systems, identifying and serving children with Special Needs, including development of Individualized Education Plans and accommodations. He evaluates and helps to develop functional behavior assessments and plans for children and adolescents who need extra support and understanding in order to make effective progress in their public school environment.
Mike currently researches and teaches about the interface between online technologies and clinical theory and practice. In particular he is focusing on the use of online gaming from a self-psychological and object relations perspective; as well as the impact of social networks on interpersonal relationships. He can bring some of his training to your setting, please contact him for information on inservices or upcoming workshops.
Mike serves as a resource for educators and families on Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender awareness and safety, as well as other issues of diversity, including race, cultural awareness, and non-traditional families. In 2006 Mike was appointed by the State of Massachusetts to the Massachusetts Commission for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth. He currently serves in an advisory capacity to the National Association of Social Workers on issues including youth suicide prevention.
Mike provides private supervision for psychotherapists as well. This includes psychodynamically-oriented clinical supervision, as well as mentoring individuals who are seeking to start, grow, and market their own private practice.