M.S.W., (Masters in Social Work) 1990 - 1991 

Graduated from Columbia University 


(Concentration: Clinical‑Advanced Standing) with my M.S.W., Master's in Social Work. 

I was accepted into the Clinical-Advanced Standing Program of Columbia University's School of Social Work where I was one of 25 students that was accepted out of 700-800 applicants. As a part of this program I was able to graduate this Master's program in three semesters verses two years.


C.S.W. (Certified Social Worker), 1990 (This credential was later changed to L.C.S.W. for Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

Past the state test to become a N.Y.S. Certified Social Worker in July of 1990.


B.S.S.W., 1989 

Graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Social Work from Mercy College in Peekskill, New York branch (Concentration: Social Work).

Graduated Summa Cumme Laude with a 4.0 G.P.A. in Social Work. 

Listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges ‑ 1989.



S.U.N.Y. Purchase (Concentration: Psychology)


Came within one semester of graduating with Bachelor's in Psychology prior to changing major to Social Work at Mercy College.

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Post-Graduate Certifications/Training:


06 -11-19 thru 6-18-19 - C.B.T. (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) Foundation Class


4-01/13 - Certified in Brainspotting 

02/10 -4/10 - Supervision with Ms. Lisa Scwarz - Brainspotting

01/10 - Bio-Reprogramming II

12/09 - Brainspotting course with Lisa Schwarz, "Dissociation, PTSD, and Attachment Issues in Brainspotting"

10/09 - 
Bio-Reprogramming I

08/10-10/10 - Integrated Energy Therapy (a variation of E.F.T. - Emotional Freedom Technique)

11/22/08 and 12/14/08 - Brainspotting sessions with Dr. David Grande himself, the discoverer of Brainspotting

09/08 - Omega course, "How to Develop a Treatment Center".


03/08 - Total Biology - Part III

11/07 - Total Biology - Part II

04/07 - Total Biology - Part I

10/06 - Completed the Mastership Program of Reiki in the Usui System of Natural Healing


11/04 - Completed the second degree of Reiki in the Usui System of Natural Healing


05/04 - Completed the first degree of Reiki in the Usui System of Natural Healing


12/02 - Became a Certified Hypnotherapist by the American Board of Hypnotherapists


08/02 - Completed the Advanced level training for Hypnosis at the NLP (Neuro-LinguisticProgramming Center in New York City.


08/01 - Completed the Level 1 training for Hypnosis at the NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Center in New York City.


10/00 - Completed the Training for Integrated Meridian Therapy, a variation of E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Techniques) given by the creator of this method, Dr. Arnold Morgan.


08/00 - Completed the training for Level 1 and Level 2 for E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy, to effectively treat trauma victims (verbal, physical or sexual abuse, rape, trauma experienced from the World Trade Disaster, car accidents, life transitions, excessive anxiety or grief, fears, phobias, and other traumas in life, etc.).


01/00 - Became a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist to effectively treat Couples and Families.


01/97 - Became a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (C.A.S.A.C.) for the state of New York (began the training for this credential in 1991). Let it be known I stopped updating this credential a couple of years ago but it was a big part of my learning and experience for 15 years of my professional life. And, I still have the knowledge necessary to treat those with abuse and addictions issues.

07/96 - Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, Bronx, N.Y.


Completed the Lincoln Acupuncture Training Program to use acupuncture as an adjunct treatment for substance abuse - graduated as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist.


09/94 ‑12/94 - Hunter College, New York, New York


Completed a post‑master's administrative course entitled, "Supervision."

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Dave Dodge, L.C.S.W.
Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
(914) 242-3484
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I am a therapist with over 40 years of experience working with people to help them resolve the issues that are creating problems in their life. I am Certified and trained in a number of alternative therapies that are quicker, easier and much more effective than talk therapy in releasing one's issues.

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