Jessica Glass, LCSW is an experienced clinician with more than 17 years of clinical and managerial experience. She holds her Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI certified) and continues to provide quality clinical supervision with staff which can include peers, case managers, MSW interns, and seasoned clinicians.
Her career has focused on working with those diagnosed as Severely Mentally Ill (SMI) population and dual diagnosed, including conducting crisis intervention and de-escalation skills. Her treatment approaches include using a modified approach of cognitive behavioral treatment, dialectical behavioral therapy, strength-based therapy, the use of motivation and empowerment, group therapy; including the design of an effective and unique curriculum. She has a history of working with the formerly incarcerated and with those as an alternative to incarceration and remains dedicated to ending mass incarceration.
Her personal social work philosophy directly correlates to serving people affected by the criminal justice system, working with individuals (and their families) to aid in recovery from the trauma of incarceration and to re-engage in their community. Her professional experience includes working extensively with people that have experienced complex trauma to create pathways for having their basic concrete needs met and then using modified cognitive behavioral treatment to process trauma to develop effective coping strategies and effective relational patterns and support systems.
In October 2018, she was given an Award of dedication from Howie the Harp for her commitment to working with peers. She is dedicated to collaborative treatment; working with clients engaged as active participants in their treatment including participation in the documentation of sessions which she believes helps individuals rediscover themselves and builds empowerment. Ms. Glass helps clients rediscover their potential, experience integration in their communities, and work toward recovery. Ms. Glass is dedicated to the academic environment and continue to teach in the Social Work graduate program at Fordham University. She also works as a Clinician in an out-patient setting and as a consultant providing clinical supervision to staff.