Robert C. Lambert has over thirty years of experience in the field of substance abuse and mental health providing clinical, supervision, educational, management, and consultation services. He is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has extensive experience in all aspects of the provision of behavioral healthcare services. In January of 2015 he was appointed President and Executive Director of Connecticut Counseling Centers, Inc. Prior to this, he was the Program Director at Connecticut Counseling Centers, Inc., Norwalk Clinic where he supervised the daily operations of eight outpatient programs and excelled at strategic planning and successful program development. Since 1996, he has held the positions of Instructor and Director of Academic Affairs for the Connecticut Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training Program where he designed the training program, created the curriculum, and developed several training initiatives for behavioral healthcare providers. He is an Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Psychology at Albertus Magnus College since 1993 where he teaches various undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology and has helped design a graduate certificate in addictions counseling. He is a sought after speaker who has given numerous presentations on topics relating to behavioral health care at numerous national and international conferences. He has also written a number of articles and text chapters on addiction treatment and behavioral health care, which have appeared in various publications. He has also authored and published research in peer reviewed journals. He has been a field reviewer for numerous grants, text books, and journal articles. He has served on a number of federal and state planning committees and on non-profit boards. In 2012 he authored a nationally recognized innovative peer mentoring based program which received the prestigious Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration “Science and Service” award. In May 2016, by invitation, Mr. Lambert gave a presentation at the Europad (European Opiate Addiction Treatment Association) Conference in The Netherlands. In October 2016, Mr. Lambert received the prestigious industry award, The Dole-Nyswander (Marie) Award at the AATOD (American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction) Conference.
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