This Fall, we welcomed a new faculty member and Field Placement Coordinator: Alexander Katopis, LCPC, CADC, NCC, MHRT-C. With a faculty member dedicated to coordinating internship placements, we are able to ensure a smooth pathway for students planning to enter the field.
About Alexander Katopis
Alexander Katopis is an LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor) and CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) who has studied, trained and specialized in working with individuals (adults & children), couples, and families who experience a range of mental health, substance use and other life issues that impact their functioning of daily living as well as other aspects of life.
Alexander has been exposed to various settings and roles within the mental health arena, working as a clinician, clinical supervisor, regional director, and clinical director. His professional counseling experience includes working and collaborating with academic institutions to train, supervise, and integrate counseling students into the profession, as well as work in for-profit and non-profit agency settings that support adults, children, and families that have co-occurring disorders which impact individual and family system growth and development.
Alexander has been trained in — and utilizes in his practice — various evidenced-based techniques such as CBT, TF-CBT, expressive arts, person-centered, SFBT, MI, narrative, reality, and other therapeutic approaches. Alexander has also worked on the administrative executive side of the social services industry in which he gained experience and expertise in program management and development and established various lines of clinical mental health counseling, case management, substance use and in-home support services for a myriad of populations.
Through his experience, Alex has been able to network with multiple providers and DHHS departments to continue to advance the counseling and mental health field and profession. Throughout his career Alexander received as well as rendered clinical supervision, and strongly believes that clinical supervision is an essential component of counseling ethics, professional development, and skill refinement.