The Institute for Clinical Social Work


Military/Veterans Specialization Seats Advisory Committee


An Advisory Committee for Military/Veteran’s Specialization has been created to guide the development of the M/V specialization; support students enrolled in the program, and identify additional ways to expand services to this population. The Committee will begin meeting this spring.  Jim Lampe, PhD, the new M/V Specialization Coordinator, will chair the Committee.  Committee members include:
Bob Adams, LCSW, clinical social worker/psychodynamic therapist, Vietnam combat veteran, and organizer and founder of a shelter program for homeless veterans in DuPage County, Illinois.

  • Amy Groessl, LCSW, onsite PhD student, child and adolescent therapist, has worked clinically with veterans, plus she brings expertise in helping children, adolescents and families, which constitute an important segment of the M/V population.
  • Mike Miller, LCSW, distance PhD student, who is enrolled in the M/V specialization, is on staff at the Southern Oregon Veteran’s Administration, and will co-teach a year-long course on war trauma beginning Fall 2013-2014.
  • Paul Roldan, President of the Hispanic Housing Development corporation in Chicago, Vietnam combat veteran, is an expert in program development with regard to Latino and other underserved communities, particular interest in developing services for veterans within their own communities.
  • LTC Jeffrey Yarvis, PhD, U.S. Army, clinical social worker currently stationed at Fort Belvoir, VA, with clinical and administrative responsibilities in the Amy’s behavioral health program. Prior to his clinical training, served as a tank commander.