Craig Nussbaum is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has worked in human services for over 20 years. He began his career working with children with special needs and severe challenging behaviors. He worked in various residential facilities in numerous capacities such as Quality Management, Case Manager, Group Home Manager for 14 years. Craig then worked at Gloucester County Special Services School District for 6 years providing clinical support to students with various developmental disabilities. He also covered a maternity leave school social worker role in Delran School District for 1 year. In addition, to better understand the educational environment, Craig completed a Supervisory Certificate through Rowan University. Craig is very passionate about working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and other special needs. Craig also worked concurrently for the past 5 years at Apple Counseling Services providing outpatient therapy to a wide variety of clients from children and adolescents to adults. Craig has done with couples and family therapy as well. During the past 10 years, Craig has provided in-home therapeutic services through PerformCare/CSOC and has completed the
Biopsychosocial Needs Assessments for the past 4 years. Recently, Craig completed his Certificate to supervise LSW’s looking to attain their Clinical Licensure.
Craig likes to combine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy when working with clients. Craig also has a strong background in Applied Behavioral Analysis and will utilize those skills in working with children. Craig believes strongly in Systems Theory, meaning that individuals are part of a family system. So, working with one person in a family unit requires understanding of the entire unit or system. So, helping people understand their patterns of behavior in relation to the dynamics of their system is key to helping people make real change. Helping people recognize those patterns and providing some new methods is a major focus.
The definition of insanity is repeating the same action and expecting a different outcome. - Albert Einstein