Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC

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Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC


February 28, 2014

Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC


Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC is the current director of the School of Social Work Continuing Education and Professional Development at Adelphi University, and the director of the University’s Postgraduate Certificate Program in Addictions. She has nearly 30 years of clinical experience in conducting interventions, diagnostic assessment and treatment of adolescents, adults and families coping with issues of substance use and abuse. She maintains a private practice in Rockville Centre, New York.

Prior to Adelphi, she was the associate director of Tempo Group, a New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASAS) agency located on Long Island, New York.

Since its inception in 1999, Dr. Freshman has served as the assistant editor of the Journal of Practice of Social Work in the Addictions. She has published extensively on the subjects of adolescence, trauma and addiction. Her most recent chapter on “Assessment and Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders” was published in Clinical Work with Substance-Abusing Clients, Third Edition (2014) (Guilford Substance Abuse Series). Her research and work has been highlighted in professional journals as well as Newsday, New York Magazine, and Jewish Week, among others.

Dr. Freshman earned her doctorate in social work from New York University. She received her master’s in social work from Columbia University and her bachelor’s (cum laude) in psychology from New York University.

Follow Dr. Freshman on Twitter: @afresh314

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