My Approach to Helping
Chris Dorval holds the position of Clinical Director at Northeast Addiction Treatment Center and is currently the Project Coordinator for Rhode Island College School of Social Work SBIRT Training and Resource Center. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC), and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor (LCDCS), Chris graduated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW). Chris has been a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and clinical consultant in the areas of in addiction, trauma, and men’s health, as well as, having worked as a clinician and clinical supervisor in various levels of care in addiction treatment. Chris has been a guest lecturer on addiction, trauma and men’s health at Rhode Island College in the School of Social Work, Political Science department and Psychology department, as well as, Brown University in both Warren Alpert Medical School and School of Public Health. Chris has extensive training in trauma informed care, treating co-occurring trauma and addiction, and is committed to helping others in their own personal journeys in recovery. Chris has specialty training in multiple trauma focused therapies Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technique, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). In 2018, Chris was the recipient of the Social Worker of the Year Award in Addictions from the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. As a person in long term recovery himself, Chris is passionate about working with those affected by addiction and trauma and has dedicated his practice to this focus. As a father, husband, son, and friend Chris believes in developing healthy family and interpersonal relationships and addressing the underlying issues driving a person’s symptoms are essential to sustained recovery.