David M. Dodge, L.C.S.W., C.B.S.P.
128 Radio Circle
Mt. Kisco, N.Y. 10549
Phone (914) 242-3484
L.C.S.W., N.Y.S. License/Certification #R044095
Currently located at 128 Radio Circle in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
While in Private Practice, I have treated adults, both individually and in Couples Therapy. During that time I have developed expertise working with clients who have anxiety, worry, fear, phobias, panic, depression, anger, P.T.S.D., and pain issues, etc. These clients also had accompanying problems which included drug/alcohol problems, food-related problems, marital issues, problems with their families and social networks, etc.
In my practice I use Alternative therapeutic methods such as E.M.D.R., Brainspotting, Parts Therapy, W.H.E.E. Therapy, Ask and Receive, and other effective Release techniques, to help people release the disturbing memories that create their negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors. These methods are relatively easy, quick and very effective in resolving and releasing one's issues. As I have worked with these methods over the years, it has been my experience that once the disturbing memories (along with any “extra-charge” of emotion connected to the memories) are released, so too are the issue(s) that the client initially came in with to work on. Length of treatment depends on the level of intensity and duration of the disturbing event/events the client initially experienced.
Senior Clinical Social Worker
Fordham-Tremont Community Mental Health Clinic,
Started and developed this new outpatient program, created to serve the higher functioning portion of the MICA (Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted) population in the Bronx that need treatment but are not appropriate for the more intensive day treatment programs. Duties included: intake, assessment, and ongoing treatment in whatever forms assessed to be appropriate (including individual, group, couples, and/or family therapy) for clients suffering from mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, drug/alcohol, and food-related disorders.
Clinical Social Worker/Case Manager/Discharge Planner
Phelp's Hospital's M.I.C.A. Behavioral Rehabilitation Unit,
Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
Social Worker as part of the hospital's Case Management/Physician Support Dept., responsible for 10 to 20 patients on a 21-day inpatient M.I.C.A. (Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted) rehab unit. Duties included: working closely with a multidisciplinary team to insure optimal patient care and individualized treatment, discharge planning, family and couples therapy, and/or interventions, utilization review, negotiating with managed care companies, group leader for men's group and discharge planning group on a weekly basis, as well as the general case management and support of those patients assigned to me. I also had the pleasure of supervising a social work student in the group setting.
Union Hospital, Detoxification Unit,
Bronx, New York
Clinical Supervisor of a 44‑bed drug/alcohol detoxification unit in an inpatient hospital setting. Duties included: utilizing both individual and group modalities of supervision to educate and augment the counseling and documentation skills of twelve drug/alcohol counselors, reviewing and signing off of all patient charting to insure that all documentation met the professional requirements of OASIS, JCAH, and Article 28, and assisted in initiating new systems and policies and procedures that were necessary to ensure that the patients received the appropriate and prompt services that they needed.
Clinic Manager/Clinical Supervisor/Social Worker (Part‑time)
University Consultation and Treatment Center for Mental Hygiene,
Bronx, New York
As Clinic Manager, I assisted in the reorganization of office/clinic systems and initiated implementation of new policies and procedures to meet OMH requirements. I also worked closely with the Medical and Executive Directors in relation to hiring and firing of professional staff, assigning new patients to prospective therapists, as well as overall quality assurance procedures of clinic operations. I also provided supervision for those social workers in the clinic that did not yet have the appropriate certification to practice are required by OMH. As Social worker, I provided individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with a wide variety of diagnoses. Other responsibilities included: intakes and consultations with all collateral and/or ancillary contacts necessary to effectively implement treatment plan goals and objectives.
Lincoln Hall Residential Treatment Center,
Lincolndale, New York
Functioned as Treatment Team Coordinator for a cottage of 24 court‑adjudicated juveniles, aged 13 to 17 years. Directly responsible for the individual treatment of 19 of these residents which included: weekly individual and group therapy sessions, goals and objectives formulation with periodic treatment team reviews of same, ongoing family work, and coordination of services with Community and Child‑Care Workers, as well as on‑campus school, infirmary, and psychiatric clinic
Served as Chairperson for the Behavior Program Committee to help research, design, and implement a new behavioral management program for Lincoln Hall. Also served on the Employee Recognition Committee to help boost employee morale and better integrate the employees from various departments of Lincoln Hall.
Mental Health Worker
Four Winds Hospital,
Katonah, New York
Worked with a multidisciplinary team on a 15‑patient short‑term evaluation unit for 13 to 16 year olds. Responsible for providing consistent structure, disciplinary action and emotional support for the patients in this therapeutic milieu.
Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.
Worked with latency aged boys (7-11) as a childcare worker.
Mental Health Worker
New York Hospital,
White Plains, New York
Worked with a multidisciplinary team on an long‑term, impatient treatment unit for acting-out adolescents. Responsible for providing consistent structure, disciplinary action and emotional support for the patients in this therapeutic milieu.
Worked as a childcare worker working with four to twelve year old children.