Michael Lavetsky, MA, LPC, LPCMH, NCC

Michael Lavetsky
Cloverly, 101A
Sutherland Building
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001

Certifications and Professional Licenses

  • Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Delaware Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH)
  • Pennsylvania Certified Secondary School Guidance Counselor
  • New Jersey Certified School Counselor
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Areas of Expertise

Treatment of children and adolescents; Forensic evaluations and treatment; Evaluation and treatment of juveniles and adults who have committed sexual offense;  Risk assessment of sexual offenders and forensic population; Substance abuse evaluation and treatment; Treatment of co-occurring disorders; Trauma-focused treatment; REBT and cognitive-behavioral treatment; Motivational Interviewing; Clinical consultation and training; Secondary school guidance; Career and college planning; Working with English-Learner (EL) students

Courses Taught

  • Client Assessment in Rehabilitation and Human Services
  • Community Mental Health Practice and Services
  • Introduction to Internship
  • Internship
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Individual Differences in Education
  • Counseling Adolescents
  • Development of English Learners

Research Interests

  • Efficacy of Telehealth counseling;
  • Co-occurring disorders and children and adolescents;
  • Forensic mental health;
  • Forensic risk assessment;
  • Rehabilitation and management of individuals with sexual behavior problems;
  • Public stigma, legislation, and youthful offenders;
  • Efficacy and legality of civil commitment programs for offenders

Education

B.S. Criminal Justice, West Chester University - West Chester, PA

M.A. Counselor Education, University of South Florida - Tampa, FL