Michelle Evans

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Course

  • 63700 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Job experience

  • Hospital Administrator, Elgin Mental Health Center, Illinois Department of Human Services

  •  Assistant Dean for Health Professions and Public Service, Waubonsee Community College

  • Therapist, Nickerson and Associates, P.C.

  • Research Assistant and Adjunct Faculty, School of Social Work, Aurora University

  • Social Worker II, Forensic Unit, Elgin Mental Health Center, Illinois Department of Human Services

  • Advanced Child Welfare Specialist, Illinois Department of Child and Family Services

Fields of Special Interest

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Substance, sex, and process addictions

  • Treatment of individuals that have committed sexual offense

  • Exploitation of clients by professionals

  • Title IX compliance within higher education

  • Management of non-profit organizations and higher education

  • Culturally responsive treatment with Latinx populations

Publications or presentations

  • Peterson Dealey, R. and Evans, M. (Eds.). (2020). Discovering theory in clinical practice: A casebook for clinical counseling and social work practice. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

  • Evans, M. (2019, November.) Professional Exploitation: When the Therapist Becomes the Offender. 38th Annual Research and Treatment Conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.  Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Evans, M. (2019, November.) Understanding Sexual Addiction.  Illinois National Association of Social Workers.  Itasca, Illinois.

  • Evans, M. (2018). Professional Exploitation.  In Merrill D. Smith (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Rape. (pp.153-174).  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. 

  • Evans, M. (2017). Clinical application of cultural elements for Hispanic and Latino populations curriculum. [Training Manual] National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center.  Puerto Rico.

  • Evans, M. (2017). Clinical application of cultural elements for Hispanic and Latino populations. [Brochure] National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center.  Puerto Rico.

  • Evans, M. (2017, March). Integrating a Cultural Awareness into Sex Offender Treatment. Illinois Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.  Sugar Grove, Illinois.

  • Evans, M. (2017, October). Cross Cultural Supervision.  Elgin Mental Health Center.  Grand Rounds. Elgin, IL.

  • Evans, M. (2017, August).  Patient Engagement Workshop: Building a Healthy Aurora Community. Panelist. Center for Healthcare Innovation, Aurora, IL.

  • Evans, M. (2017, June). Clinical Application of Cultural Elements for Hispanic and Latino Populations Train the Trainer. National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center.  Train the Trainer Event.  San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • Evans, M. (2016, May). Developing Culturally Centered Interventions for Hispanic and Latino Populations. Webinar for the National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center.

  • Evans, M. (2016). The impact of ethnocultural empathy on the culturally competent social worker. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.