Assistant Professor of Practice, Master of Social Work
Jonathan P. Kessler, LICSW, is a clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience. He has provided clinical services in a variety of settings, including criminal justice work, in and out, patient treatment, addictions and trauma. He is the former Clinical Director of Camp Amesbury, a residential facility for incarcerated adolescent women and, for the last seven years, has been the lead social worker for North Shore Educational Consortium’s Transitions Program working with young adults on the autism spectrum. He has advanced clinical skill training in hypnosis, trauma, motivational interviewing as well as individual, group and family therapy. He has been teaching at Salem State University, School of Social Work for the last eight years.
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