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Joseph Michael Amico

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Joseph M. Amico, M.Div., CAS, LISAC
Joe is a skilled therapist, presenter and talk show host. He has worked in the addictions field for over 25 years, presenting at international conferences, and training professionals on alcohol, drug and sex addiction. Joe is currently the National Marketing Coordinator for Sante Center for Healing in Argyle, TX. Previously, he was a consultant for Brattleboro Retreat in VT where he set up the first LGBT inpatient psych and detox unit in New England. He also served as Vice President for Program Development at Alternatives Inc., the nation’s only gay owned and operated treatment for GLBT mental health and addictions. He is the President of NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies. He also serves on the editorial board for Addiction Professional, the Clinical Issues Committee of NAADAC, and the Steering Committee for a National Summit on Crystal Meth. He has been a consultant for several national projects including CSAT/SAMHSA’s A Provider's Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals and the accompanying training curriculum.

For ten years, Joe served the Pride Institute, the first inpatient treatment facility for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clients. His work there as a Primary Counselor, Community Relations Representative, Senior Counselor and then Executive Director earned him a national reputation as a speaker on GLBT issues at conferences and for other professional staffs. Other professionals seek his advice on counseling and supervision techniques.
Presentations have included the Frank Boudewyns Memorial Lecture at the UK/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders in London, NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, National Conference on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, Ryan White Title 3B Grantees, General Synod of the United Church of Christ, National Association of Social Workers, the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association, and the National Summit on Crystal Meth.

As an ordained United Church of Christ minister, Joe has served churches in WI, MN, CA and VT. While serving as Associate for New Church Development in the Southwest, Joe worked with the UCC and the Congregational Christian Church of Mexico in forming a Church Without Borders in El Paso, TX and Ciadud Juarez, Mexico.

Joe is available for workshops, retreats, staff inservices, preaching, and private counseling and consultations.


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