Social Worker

Transforming People, Programs and Systems

Areas of Interest

Recovery Support
Engaging and empowering individuals to support wellness
Program Development
Innovative use of resources to deliver outstanding outcomes
Nonprofit Administration
Leadership ensuring value for stakeholders as well as service recipients

Curriculum Vitae

Coordinator, Recovery Support Services

The Council of Southeast PA

Member, Board of Directors

Kacie's Cause

Counselor Assistant 2015-2016

Gaudenzia, Inc.

Clinical Aide 2014-2016

Malvern Institute

Class of 2018, MSW, Certificate Nonprofit Administration, Phi Alpha Honor Society

West Chester University of PA

Founding Intern

Ram Recovery at West Chester University of PA

Member

Certified Recovery Specialist, Certified Family Recovery Specialist

Recent Posts

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People in Recovery as an Oppressed Population

People in recovery are an oppressed population who are stigmatized, denied access to quality services, and objectified. Furthermore, this population contains microcosmic elements of privilege and dominance. As a person who has
By : Adam | Dec 8, 2015
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Release the Hostage

I was listening to a client the other day, and his story went something like this: “I was in The Program for a year, then I stopped going to meetings for two
By : Adam | Oct 21, 2015
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I Want to Be a Harm Reduction Counselor

Once again, The Fix has published one of my articles; this one in the Pro Voices section, which is very flattering and humbling. My work appeared alongside distinguished authors and clinicians, all
By : Adam | Jul 29, 2015
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The Times They Are A-Changing

I was talking this evening with my distinguished friend and former Delaware News Journal reporter, Adam Taylor. I work as a counselor in an abstinence-based outpatient treatment facility; Adam now works in PR
By : Adam | Jul 23, 2015
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A Disease by Any Other Name (Keep it Simple, Stupid)

Neuroscientist Marc Lewis has written a new book, “The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease.” In it, he asserts that addiction is better explained by learning/developmental changes to the
By : Adam | Jun 28, 2015
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I Drive an Automatic Now

For years, I insisted on driving a stick shift. I loved the control, the driving experience; the very idea of driving a stick was cool. I called automatics “golf carts”. If you
By : Adam | May 28, 2015
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Recovery In Vivo

As we push the boundaries of the recovery bubble further and further outward, encompassing increasing swaths of our natural habitat; as recovery space expands, engulfing businesses and service structures and public spaces;
By : Adam | Apr 23, 2015

About Adam

During his undergraduate work in Special Education, Adam was introduced to issues of social justice and the power of advocacy. After finding his way to his personal recovery, Adam began working in the treatment and recovery field. In the furtherance of his professional contribution, Adam earned a Master's degree in Social Work and a certificate in Nonprofit Administration in 2018. While a student at West Chester University, Adam helped to start a collegiate recovery community that continues to grow.,
Adam currently manages a peer support program in the nonprofit sector and trains peer recovery specialists, as well as volunteering on the board of directors for a local grassroots organization. Adam enjoys advocating for the empowerment of peers with lived experience, not only to recover but to serve in every aspect of service delivery, from direct service to program development and policy.,
Adam is always seeking personal and professional growth. He is particularly interested in innovative program development and leadership, and hopes to build a career leading organizations into the exciting future of recovery and wellness.,

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