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Rutgers (English and history)
Frank G., MPAP, LCSW, LCADC, ICADC, ACSW, CJC, CCS, is a clinical social worker who specializes in addiction & recovery treatment. He is licensed in NJ, NY, and PA. He is a 4th generation English teacher and an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work and an instructor at the Center of Alcohol Studies. He conducts tranings and delivers keynote speeches around the country. He completed a Master in Public Affairs and Politics in 2015. He is on the Board of Directors for Hazelden-Betty Ford NYC.
Frank takes on a few students each year in private tutoring between the ages of 13 and 22.
Frank worked as the Recovery Counselor at both Rutgers New Brunswick & Newark for five years, where he oversaw recovery housing and coordinated student & alumni activities. Rutgers is considered by many to have the strongest recovery college program in the world. Frank served in the United States Army while studying history and English at Rutgers. He studied Shakespeare at the University of Cambridge in England, and taught English in Japan in 2003. Frank graduated with his MSW from Rutgers in 2006. He spent three years teaching English at Elizabeth High School, and six years working as an outpatient counselor at Hunterdon Drug Awareness. He has served on the NJ Governor’s Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse (GCADA) since 2011and was the Chairman of the NJ Heroin & Other Opiates Task Force. In 2014, 10 years after he was granted an honorable discharge, Frank was directly commissioned into the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as a First Lieutenant. He helps soldiers that have experienced PTSD, substance abuse issues and tries to point them all in a positive direction.
Frank is a passionate sports fan who follows the Minnesota Vikings. He is also an avid traveler, having been to 22 countries, 46 states and every major league baseball stadium (41 total). Frank has run two marathons. A true Anglophile, he’s played croquet since childhood. He has visited every major Civil War battlefield. In his free time, he likes to hike, garden, go to plays, read comics and review stuff on Amazon.
Frank taught high school English for 3 years in Elizabeth, and before that he taught English in Tokyo in 2003. He has an English degree from Rutgers, took classes in Shakespeare at Cambridge in England and have the highest quality English teaching certification possible. He also scored a 192/200 on the English teacher subject test (Praxis II), which is in the top 1% of scores.
Frank has taught college classes since 2009. He also worked as a therapist at Rutgers from 2009 to 2014. He has helped a number of my high school students get into highly competitive colleges (some of them were the first members of their families ever to go to college). Frank has also assisted over 100 college students into finding and getting into graduate and professional schools.
Frank has a history degree from Rutgers, as well as a masters in politics and public affairs. He has served in the military and in the state government, so he has a strong understanding of both of those institutions. Frank earned the highest quality social studies teaching certification possible.
Frank possesses a deep and abiding love of teaching. He enjoys that moment where the student gets it. He tries very hard to make the concepts relatable and entertaining, and strives to make young people into lifelong learners who live well, rather than just regurgitate information for a test. Frank G., MPAP, LCSW, LCADC, ICADC, ACSW, CJC, CCS, is a clinical social worker who specializes in addiction & recovery treatment. He is licensed in NJ, NY, and PA. He is a 4th generation English teacher and an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work and an instructor at the
I have taught college classes since 2009. I also worked as a therapist at Rutgers from 2009 to 2014. I have helped a number of my high school students get into highly competitive colleges (some of them were the first members of their families ever to go to college). I have also assisted over 100 of my college students into finding and getting into graduate and professional schools.
In addition to having a LCSW in three different states and a LCADC in NJ, I have a CJC (certified criminal justice counselor). I earned the CJC after having taken a 30 hours course on the criminal justice system and passing a national test.
I have counseled people in jail and prison for over many years and at one point had a clinical caseload that had an over 50% involvement in the criminal justice system.
I have given paid national lectures (and in NJ) on the criminal justice system. I have advised the NJ legislature on criminal justice issues.
I have a masters in politics and public affairs from Rutgers.
I have served on the NJ Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse since 2011 and I chaired a statewide task force in 2012. I have advised many state and federal legislators on public policy.
I am a professional public speaker. I have keynoted many private and public conferences. This summer alone, I keynoted the NJ NASW (National Association of Social Workers) conference in Atlantic City and the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies Summer School.
I have appeared on television (MSNBC in August of 2015) and numerous radio broadcasts (NPR, WOR, 101.5).