Cindy M. Gordon, LICSW is the current Clinical Director for the Adult Behavioral Health Department and the Psychiatric Emergency Services Program. Ms. Gordon is a 1993 graduate of the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Ms. Gordon possesses extensive supervisory, administrative, clinical, training and teaching experience. Ms. Gordon enjoys working with multicultural populations with a variety of clinical presentations. Her areas of clinical expertise includes crisis intervention, trauma, addictions and work with forensic populations.
Ms. Gordon’s practice is client centered and utilizes an eclectic therapy approach which includes a variety of therapy modalities including; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Narrative therapy. Ms. Ms. Gordon is currently on faculty at the following graduate schools of social work; Boston College, Simmons, Boston University and Bridgewater State University. Courses include: Psychosocial Pathology, Introduction to Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups, Clinical Practice with Groups, Violence: A Systemic Approach to Assessment and Intervention and Realities of Racism and Oppression.
Gordon, C., Ryder, J. and Bulger, J. Contextualizing Girls’ Violence: Assessment and Treatment Decisions, in J. Andrade (Ed.) Handbook of Violence –Risk Assessment and Treatment for Forensic Mental Health Practitioners, Springer Press. 2009
Gordon, C. and Guillette, T. “Aggression Replacement Training,” Two-day training provided at the New Haven Youth Risk Reduction Center. (July and August 2007)
Gordon, C. “Cultural Competence” presentation at the Massachusetts’ Treatment Center to Forensic Health Services’ clinical staff. (June 2005)
Gordon, C. “Cultural Diversity,” and working with the “Grieving Adolescent” training provided at the New Haven Juvenile Risk Reduction Center. (March 2005)
Gordon, C. “Professional Conduct and Ethics,” and “Mental Health in Corrections,” Four-day training provided to the Bermuda Department of Corrections. Hamilton, Bermuda. (October 2004)
Gordon, C. “Cultural Sensitivity, Cultural Influence and Delinquency,” presentation to the Mental Health Program at NYC Department of Juvenile Justice. New York, NY. (August 2004)
Member of Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work Field Education Advisory Board, 2012-Present
Member of Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Field Education Advisory Board, May 2009-Present
Member of the National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Chapter, Ethics Committee Hotline, January 2007- December 2016.
Member of the National Association of Social Workers, June 1998-Present
2018 - 2018, Adjunct Lecturer, Simmons School of Social Work, Boston, MA.
2016 - Present, Weekend Emergency Response Clinician, Boston College University Counseling Services
2010 - Present, Clinical Director of Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health and the Psychiatric Emergency Services Program, Boston Medical Center
2002 - Present, Faculty Advisor, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA