New York, (February 20, 2019) – Edward Ross, LSCW-R BCD has been named the director to lead Lighthouse Guild’s Behavioral Health Program. Mr. Ross has been with the program since 2013 and has played a significant role in developing its treatment services. He has over 36 years of experience in the mental health field, specializing in chemical dependence and rehabilitation and social services with an emphasis on coexisting disabilities.

The Behavioral Health Program at Lighthouse Guild is the only program of its kind in the United States designed for people dealing with the effects of vision loss on their emotional health. Behavioral health services are also available for people who do not have vision loss. Staff is trained to help people with depression, trauma, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety due to a chronic illness, multiple medical issues and family crises related to work, children, or housing.

Mr. Ross’ training and certifications include: MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work; Post Master’s Certificate in Advanced Training Program in Child Psychotherapy from the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services Educational Institute; Certificate in Psychoanalysis from the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis and a BA from Bennington College.

Mr. Ross lectures frequently with presentations at the Adult Abuse Training Institute of the NY State Adult Day Services Association, Brain Injury Association of New York State Annual Conference, New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Coordinating Council, Annual Co-Occurring Disorders Conference: Partners for Recovery, NY State DOH Traumatic Brain Injury Program Annual Training Symposiums and the Manhattan Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, as well as the American Association of Clinical Social Work in Psychoanalysis. He has served as Co-Chair for NYS Office of Alcohol Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council, Board Member for Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, Advisory Board for Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery and Board Member and Faculty at New York Institute for Self Psychology. He is a former recipient of the Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies Member Services Award, (June 2011).

About Lighthouse GuildLighthouse Guild is the leading organization dedicated to addressing and preventing vision loss. For more information, visit Lighthouseguild.org.

Contact: Bryan Dotson, Manners Dotson Group

917.796.8632, bdotson@mannersdotson.com