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                             CARL W. CHRISTENSEN, L.C.S.W.-R, LMFT
                                        North Coast Counseling
                                      277 Alexander St., Suite 306
                                      Rochester, New York 14607
                               email: carlc@northcoastcounselingny.com


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011 – Present
    NORTH COAST COUNSELING

  Owner and principle therapist.
  Provide psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. Design and deliver supervision,
  consultation and training services to a wide variety of individuals and organizations in the human services.
  Treatment and training emphasizes systems thinking, family therapies, resource mobilization and creative
  models for change. Specialized sexual offender evaluations and treatment.
  Organizational services include planning and proposal development, management and
  supervision training, and organizational development.



1990 - 2011
   LINDEN OAKS THERAPY OFFICES
   LINDEN OAKS FAMILY THERAPY INSTITUTE
   LINDEN OAKS SEXUAL ABUSE TREATMENT SERVICES

  THERAPIST
  PARTNER – LINDEN OAKS SEXUAL ABUSE TREATMENT SERVICES

  Provide psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. Design and deliver supervision,
  consultation and training services to a wide variety of individuals and organizations in the human services.
  Treatment and training emphasizes systems thinking, family therapies, resource mobilization and creative
  models for change. Specialized sexual offender evaluations and treatment.
  Organizational services include planning and proposal development, management and
  supervision training, and organizational development.

2007 – 2009
   PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT
   ST. JOHN FISHER COLLEGE

   Adjunct Professor

   Teach Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy to undergraduate students.

2001 – 2007
   SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENT
   ROSHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

   Visiting Assistant Professor
   Director of Field Education

   Teach and direct field education program for Bachelor of Social Work in the College of Liberal Arts.



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  Courses taught include: Statistics for Social Workers; Social Work Research I, II & III; The Social Work
  Role; Social Policy Analysis; Structure and Function of Social Welfare; Cultural Immersion I; History of
  Social Welfare; and Field Education Seminar I & II.

1989 - 1998
   SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

  Adjunct Faculty

  Teach foundation social work practice courses to MSW students.
  Past Faculty Liaison for Rochester students.

1993 - 1999
  MONROE PLAN FOR MEDICAL CARE - BLUE CHOICE OPTION

  Mental Health & Chemical Dependency Consultant

  Provide consultation on cases and policy for regional HMO covering
  Medicaid patients.

1987 - 1990
  FAMILY SERVICE OF ROCHESTER

  Team Manager, Preventive - Outreach Team
  Manage, coordinate and supervise treatment services in programs serving families at risk of having children
  placed in substitute care, pregnant and parenting teens and staffing a neighborhood office. Services emphasize
  family therapy, outreach and home visiting. Consult with a variety of other programs related to mental
  health issues, brief treatment models, assessing dangerous clients and multi-problem clients. Provide
  clinical services for sexual abusing behavior to clients in central office Mental Health Clinic. Authored
  training proposal to train Monroe County Juvenile Diversion providers and led the majority of the training
  sessions in family systems psychotherapy. Authored grants for services to developmentally disabled clients,
  juvenile sexual abuse perpetrators, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and adolescent pregnancy
  prevention.

  Team Manager - Livingston County Team (1987-88).
  Supervise rural program providing school based substance abuse prevention and assessment services to youth
  and school staff on grant from NYS Department of Substance Abuse Services. Provide direct services in rural
  middle school.

1983 - 1987
   SOUTHWESTERN OREGON COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE

  Clinical Director
  Administer, supervise and provide treatment services in outpatient mental health unit of multi-service
  agency. Perform alcohol and drug evaluations and outpatient drug treatment as a state licensed outpatient
  drug clinic. Through contract with the state Corrections Division, provide evaluation and treatment of felons,
  with specialized evaluation and treatment for sex offenders and families experiencing incest. Wrote grant
  and worked with nurse practitioner in agency's Community Prenatal Clinic to prevent child abuse and neglect.
  Act as clinical consultant to Head Start Program. Co-authored grants for alcohol treatment program, prenatal
  medical care (successfully funded by HHS) and family sexual abuse intervention.

1983 - 1987
   COASTAL CENTER FOR COUNSELING & RESEARCH

  Clinical Partner
  Provide outpatient mental health treatment services as partner in a group private practice. Major emphasis


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  of the Center is the practice and investigation of systemic, brief, interactional treatment approaches with
  families. Operate the Strategic Team Project using the Milan systemic team approach, one-way mirror and
  video recording facilities to treat families. Provide Viet Nam Veteran Readjustment Services. Internship
  training program provides in-service learning experiences for graduate level clinicians in family treatment
  approaches.

1983 - 1985
   SOUTHWESTERN OREGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

  Instructor
  Teach community college students majoring in Social Work the core courses required for major.
  Courses: Introduction To Social Work Practice; The Field of Social Welfare; Introduction to Interviewing &
  Counseling

1982 - 1983
   CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY

  Family Therapist Intern
  Performed individual, family and group therapy with emphasis on problems of abuse, behavior, school
  problems, and parenting difficulties. Researched client characteristics of the Early Intervention Program.
  Advised foster care program of research literature and methods of program evaluation.

1981 - 1982
   COLUMBIA COUNTY FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER

  Psychiatric Social Work Intern
  Performed psychiatric assessments, provided psychotherapy and co-led group for chronically mentally ill.
  Clients represented a broad range of psychiatric disorders and treatment emphasized coordinated eval-
  uation and therapy with psychiatrist and psychologist.


  Summer 1981
  PACIFIC CHILD TREATMENT CENTER

  Family Therapist
  Helped design and implement Intensive Family Therapy Program, a diversion project for pre-delinquent and
  delinquent youth using structural family therapy.

1973 - 1981
  COOS COUNTY JUVENILE COURT

  1977-1981 Supervisor Family Intervention Team & Minor Offender Program;
  Helped design family crisis intervention unit and performed family therapy and crisis intervention.
  Supervised five staff and provided in-service training.

  Implemented a public works restitution program for juveniles. Recruited community work sites, screened
  participants, supervised placements and compiled program activity reports.

  1973-1977 Intake & Field Counselor
  Performed intake evaluations, wrote court recommendations and provided probation counseling for youth
  referred to the court. Identified community resources, developed out of home placements and designed
  treatment plans for clients.

1971 - 1973
   SOUTHWESTERN OREGON COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE




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 Community Organization Specialist
 Administered neighborhood center and supervised staff. Organized low income citizen groups for self-help
  and social action. Performed program planning and authored funded legal aid grant.

1969 - 1971
   U.S. PEACE CORPS, JAMAICA, WEST INDIES

  Peace Corps Volunteer
  Taught elementary school teachers methods in language arts. Trained the national lifeguard corps in water
  safety and lifesaving. Taught swimming and first aid to members of YMCA.


TRAINING & CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED:

1977-78 Structural Family Therapy Instructor, Coos County Juvenile Court Staff.

1978    Workshop: Understanding Your Family.

1980    Workshop: Improving Family Communication.

1985    Workshop: Understanding the MMPI; presented to the staff of Coos County Sheriff's Office.

1985-87 Consultant to Head start staff in family dynamics and therapeutic intervention.

1988   Workshop Series: Family Systems Assessment and Intervention; a 17 session series for Rochester
       Monroe County Youth Bureau diversion contractor staff.

1989   Living With Your Adult Child: a community presentation with Dr. Kayla Bernheim sponsored
       by East House.

1989   Parental Coaching & Therapeutic Home Visits: a workshop at Monroe Community College for youth
       diversion workers sponsored by the Rochester Monroe Youth Bureau.

1988-90 Family Therapy Consultation to Mental Health Clinic: twice monthly live case supervision in
      Family Service of Rochester's Mental Health Clinic.

1988-92 Family Therapy Training & Consultation: twice monthly to social work staff of Hillside
      Children's Center, Rochester, N.Y. Specialized workshops on supervision for supervisors.

1989.90 Family Therapy Training Program: monthly in-service training of staff Family Service of Rochester
        in family therapy.

1990    Case Management Workshop: 2-session training presented to Rochester Urban League clinical staff.

1990   "The Management of Safe & Effective Home-Visits" and "Home-based Family Counseling,"
       workshops presented at Monroe County Preventive Coalition annual conference.

1990   "Therapeutic Home Visiting," a workshop series sponsored by the Rochester Monroe County Youth
       Bureau and the Rochester Area Foundation at Monroe Community College.

1990   "Case Conferencing," a workshop presented to to the staff of the School Age Parent Program
       of the YWCA.

1990   "Foster Care: A Family Affair," a presentation to participants at the Regional Foster Parent
       Conference. Sponsored by the New York State Department of Social Services and NYS Child
       Welfare Training Institute.


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1990-92 Family Systems Intervention Consultation, a monthly consultation with the BOCES 1 social
      work staff.

1991    Professional Skills Development Workshop Series: Individual Counseling, a 7 session
       training program presented through Monroe Community College and the Rochester Monroe
       County Youth Bureau.

1991   Supervising Social Workers, a one day workshop for faculty and field instructors of the
       Graduate School of Social Work, Syracuse University, April 1991.

1991-92 The Assessment and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse, a workshop series for St. Joseph's
      Villa Child Treatment Programs, Rochester.

1991    The Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse, a workshop presented at the Adam Walsh Resource Center
       conference "Long Term Effects of Child Sexual Abuse," October 1991, Rochester.

1992   Ethnicity in Practice: Emphasizing Differences as a Strength; workshop presented at N.Y.S.
       Social Workers Association Conference, February 1992, Rochester.

1992   Supervising Social Workers; workshop presented through Oregon Chapter, National Association
       of Social Workers, March 1992, Roseburg, Oregon.

1992   Gender Issues in Family Therapy; presented at panel before the Genesee Valley Chapter, New
       York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, May 1992, Rochester.

1992   Juvenile Sex Offenders; a presentation before the Rochester Area Family Life
       Education (RAFLE) group, emphasizing assessment and treatment planning. December
       1992, Rochester.

1993   Treating Offenders; a presentation on treatment of developmentally disabled sex offenders at
       An Integrative Approach to Sexual Abuse Issues for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
       Workshop sponsored by The Adam Walsh Center. March 1993, Rochester.

1993   Counseling Difficult Families; a workshop series sponsored by the Rochester Monroe Youth
       Bureau for staff of youth serving agencies. June - December 1993, Rochester.

1993-94 Group Work; a workshop series in group dynamics for the school staff, St. Joseph's Villa.
      September - February 1994.

1993    Consultant for child & family mental health, BOCES I, Volmer School. Provide case based
       consulting to teachers and social workers in pre-school & primary grades.

1993-94 Supervision Group in Clinical Social Work. Group supervision of cases twice monthly.

1994 Understanding Sexual Abuse, a training for the staff of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester.

1994 Presentation on Network Approach to Sexual Abuse Treatment, with members of Linden Oaks Sexual
     Abuse Treatment Services at the annual Preventive Coalition Workshop series.

1994 Sexual Abuse of Children, a workshop for the St. Paul's Episcopal Church School staff.

1994 Presentation on Child Molesters for Penfield Presbyterian Church series "Child Molestation - A
     Christian Response."

1994 Organizational Consultation/Team Building Workshop, BOCES I Preschool program.


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1994-5 Sexual Abuse Treatment, a workshop series with direct supervision for BOCES I therapists in the
       Family Life Education & Counseling program.

1995 Understanding the DSM IV, a workshop for the staff of Catholic Family Services, Rochester.

1995 Understanding Sexual Abusers: a presentation to the Rape Crisis Center of Ontario County, Geneva,
     New York.

1995 Rochester Institute of Technology: The Structure & Function of Social Welfare. Undergraduate course
     in Social Work, emphasizing the organizational theory of Yeheskel Hasenfeld. Fall Quarter.

1996 Sexual Abuse: Treatment Issues with Victims & Perpetrators. Workshop given to staff of Genesee
     Mental Health Clinic Day Treatment Program.

1995 Co-coordinator, Sexual Abuse Trauma & Recovery: Solving the Puzzle Conference sponsored by Safe
     Space, Inc. October.

1995 Leadership for Organizational Teambuilding, a workshop for the management of Agape Counseling, Inc.

1995 Working With Kids and Families in Turbulent Times; workshop for Superintendent's Conference Day,
     Gates Chili Central School District, October.

1996 Clinical Interventions with Resistant Chemically Dependent Clients,
      in-service training workshop for staff of Discovery Huther-Doyle, March.

1997 Family, Cultural and Systems Dynamics in working with MICA Clients, a workshop and Managing
     Professional/Client Boundaries, a workshop for MICA CROSS TRAINING, Sponsored by Monroe
     County Office of Mental Health and the Greater Rochester Area MICA Consortium, March.

1998 Rochester Institute of Technology, Social Welfare Policy and Planning, an undergraduate social work
     course. Spring.

1999 Authored successful grant proposal to purchase Abel Assessment of Sexual Interest, an objective
     assessment tool for evaluating offenders.

 1999 Presented preliminary assessment results of Abel Assessment used With offenders to Monroe County
      Sexual Abuse Treatment Providers.

2000 Provided Supervision of Supervision of family therapy interns at BOCES I Family Life Education and
     Counseling Service (FLECS) and conducted seminars for supervisors working on their AAMFT
     Approved Supervisor credential.

2000 Workshop: Supervising Therapists. A 15 hour interactional workshop on supervision.

2000 Workshop: Resolving Interpersonal Conflict. A 2 day workshop for the members of the Coquille
     Indian Tribe, Oregon, followed by consultations with the Tribal Counsel.

2000 Workshop Series on Assessing and Treating Sex Offenders. A series of workshops and case
     consultations with Noyes Mental Health Center, a branch of Livingston County Mental Health
     Services.

2001 Consultation in organizational dynamics and negotiation skills. Provided to Coquille Indian Tribe,
     North Bend, Oregon.

2002 Presenter, North American Association of Christians in Social Work, 52 nd Convention and Training


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       Conference, Rochester, New York. “Child Sexual Abusers: Can We Live With Them?”

 2005 Workshop for staff of Lakeside Mental Health Services, Inc., Geneva, New York on assessment and
      treatment of adult sex offenders.

 2006 Workshop on using polygraphs with Sex Offenders. Presented to Livingston County Probation
             Department with staff from Monroe County Probation Department.

 2007 Presentation “Deception, Denial, Avoidance & Minimization: What’s a Therapist To Do?”
                   New York State Alliance for Sex Offender Treatment and Association for the Treatment of
                   Sexual Abusers, Poughkeepsie, New York, May 2007.

  2010 Workshop “Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment Using the Risk-Needs-Responsivity Model,”
                 New York Center for Addiction Treatment Services, September 20 & 21, New York City.
                 Followed up with 2 days training in Novemvber in Rochester New York.



PUBLICATIONS

  "A Case of Sibling Incest: A Balancing Act,"
  Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapy, V.9, #4,
  Winter 1990.

  "Therapeutic Home Visits: A Model for Effective Home-
  Based Interventions," unpublished manuscript, 1990.

   "Responding to Sexual Abuse," Western New York Mental Health
           World, V. 3, #2, Summer 1995.

  Hilarski, C., & Christensen, C. (2006) Adult Male Sex Offenders Assessment. In C. Hilarski & J. Wodarski
  (Ed.), Comprehensive Mental Health Practice With Sex Offenders and Their Families (pp.47-69). New York:
  Haworth Press.

  “Deception, Denial, Avoidance and Minimization: What’s a Therapist To Do?” Unpublished Manuscript,
  2007.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  Member, Academy of Certified Social Workers & National
  Association of Social Workers.

  Past Chair, South Coast District, Oregon Chapter,
  National Association of Social Workers.

  Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, NASW Registry of
  Clinical Social Workers.

  Past Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor,
  American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

  Clinical Member, The Association for the Treatment of Sexual
  Abusers.

  Fellow, American Orthopsychiatric Association.


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  Past Oregon Alcohol and Drug Evaluation Specialist.

  Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of New York, R036366-1 (R).

   Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of New York, License #000279.

   Certified in First Aid and CPR, American Red Cross.


SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
  I have supervised experience with the following psychological instruments:
           Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
           Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI)
           Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale - Revised (WAIS-R)
           Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test
           Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT)
           Bender Gestalt Visual Motor Test
           Clinical Measurement Package (Hudson Scales)
           A variety of chemical dependency measures (MAST, ASI, etc.)
           Thorne Sex Inventory
           Clarke Sex History Questionnaire
           Multiphasic Sex Inventory (Adult and Juvenile)
           Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest
           Multidimensional Index of Development, Sex and Aggression (MIDSA)

EDUCATION

  B.A., Antioch College, 1969. Major: Education; Minor: Psychology. Chief, Antioch College Fire
  Department. Certified Water Safety Instructor and First Aid Instructor, American Red Cross.

  M.S.W., Portland State University, 1983.

OTHER SKILLS AND INTERESTS
  Computer applications, including word processing, data base and spreadsheet use - including LOTUS 1-2-3,
  EXCEL, modem communications including Internet applications); maintenance and repair of audio-visual
  equipment(cameras, slide and film projectors, video systems); grant preparation; developing community based
  organizations and programs.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:

   2001 World Library Partnership; volunteer in Greybow, South Africa developing a bookmobile for use of
   rural schools.

   2006 Volunteers for Peace International Workcamps; volunteer in Veihle, Denmark restoring an Iron Age
   Village, including construction of buildings using Iron Age technology.

   2008 Volunteer, National Trust of the United Kingdom. Work in landscape gardens maintained by the
   National Trust in England and Wales.

   2007 American Red Cross, volunteer Disaster Mental Health Team and Disaster Action Team Leader.
   Provide services to participants in disasters. First Aid and CPR Instructor.

   2008 Volunteer Mechanic, Rochester Community Bikes. Repair and service donated bikes for low-income
   adults and children.




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2011 Volunteer Counselor, SCORE small business consulting service. Specialty in not-for-profit
organizations.

2011 Volunteer for Global Volunteers in Cisternino, Italy. Two weeks tutoring high school students and
teachers in conversational English in a small community in southern Italy.



REFERENCES:
On request




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