Staff

 
 

Administration & Faculty

 

All faculty at the 

ACADEMY FOR ADDICTIVE DISORDERS, 

are State of Florida; Chapter 397 - Qualified Clinical Supervisors and leaders in their field who share a passion for teaching and creating a supportive learning environment that is challenging, collaborative and engaging.

 

Our modern classrooms make it possible to explore the world around us in a safe, encouraging environment.

 

We offer a wide range of diverse courses that are very applicable in today's rapidly changing world of substance abuse counseling. Our faculty are professionals in the field and have multiple years of experience to share with you. They come from a diverse back ground of education and clinical training.

Owner, Director & Faculty Professor

 

 

 

 

 

Julian Frank Rodriguez, EDS, MED, BA, LMHCI, ICADC, CCJAP, CMHP, MCAP, NCAC-II, CRRA, CBHCMS.

 

State of Florida Laws; Chapter 397 - Qualified Clinical Supervisor

 

    

 

 

Owner, Director of Operations, Director of Education, Adjunct Faculty Professor - State of Florida: Licensed Mental Health Counselor Intern, Florida Board Certified Mental Health Therapist & Master's Level Addictions Professional, Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional, Certified Preventions Specialist. Certified Recovery Residence Administrator,

Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager Supervisor

Direct Line: (561) 617-3437

Email: JRodriguez@MyAFAD.org

561-617-3437 

 

 

Director-Professor Rodriguez is a proud member of NAADAC © - National Association for Addictions Professionals, American Psychological Association APA ©, he is also trusted and verified by Psychology Today ©. Today, Professor Rodriguez has over 20 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, co-occurring disorders, criminal offenders, and families in treatment facilities thru-out Florida and the Northeast.  Professor Rodriguez specializes in addictions and mental health disorders; in particular, psychosis, mood, trauma, sexuality, and family of origin issues.  Professor Rodriguez is Board Certified & Licensed in Florida as a Master's Level Addictions Professional, Mental Health Professional, Criminal Justice Counselor, Addictions Professional, and Preventions Specialist. 

 

Professor Rodriguez holds an Education Specialist in Clinical Mental Health, he holds a Master's and Bachelor's degrees from Union Institute & University in Clinical Addictions & Mental Health, with a focus on Human & Psychological Development, his graduate studies included Educational Psychology & Social Justice.

 

He has continued to enhance his clinical skills in areas of couples counseling, neuroscience, biological psychology, human development, criminology, human sexuality, and behavioral analysis. Professor Rodriguez provides individual, group therapy and, relationship & couple's therapy in private practice.

 

As a therapist, he loves helping individuals with addictions, and/or mental health issues to identify a well-balanced happy life. "I am excited to teach, mentor, and prepare a new generation of addictions professionals."

 

The Faculty

 

 

 

 

Mary Nelms,  MS, CAP. ICADC

Board Certified Clinical Addictions Therapist & Mental Health Professional

State of Florida; Chapter 397 - Qualified Clinical Supervisor

 

 

Adjunct Faculty Professor @ Online Campus

 

Professor Nelms has over 10 yrs. of experience working in all aspects of the treatment field, she has extensive knowledge in areas of human psychopathology, addictions counseling, and human development.

 

Prof. Nelms has a great passion for teaching future professionals the tools to be successful in their endeavors. She also brings a wealth of clinical experience to our curriculum. 

 

 

 

Linden Cheney,  BA, BS, CAP. CMHP, ICADC

Board Certified Clinical Addictions Therapist & Mental Health Professional

State of Florida; Chapter 397 - Qualified Clinical Supervisor

 

 

 

Adjunct Faculty Professor @ Online Campus

 

 

Professor Cheney has over 30 yrs. of experience working in all aspects of the treatment field, she has extensive knowledge in areas of human psychopathology, addictions counseling, and human development.

 

 

 

Randi Frank, LMHC, MCAP

Board Certified Clinical Addictions Therapist & Mental Health Professional

State of Florida; Chapter 397 - Qualified Clinical Supervisor

 

 

Adjunct Faculty Professor @ Online Campus

 

 

Professor Frank has over 20 yrs. of experience working in all aspects of the treatment field, she has extensive knowledge in areas of human psychopathology, addictions counseling, and human development.

If you have any issues and need to take a “leave of absence” due to medical, bereavement, and/or financial hardship of any kind. Please contact the school registrar via email. Please explain via email your situation. A decision will be made and you will receive an answer within 24 hours. Supporting documentation may be needed to support legitimacy.

 

REGISTRAR@MYAFAD.ORG

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"Excellence in Education"

 

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Fax: (954) 533-3834

 

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The Academy for Addictive Disorders works together with the State Board of Addictions Professionals to keep our educational curriculum to its highest standards, and our faculty continue working in their chosen fields so they can deliver innovative & relevant education to the student body.

 

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