Thomas E. Broffman, PhD, LICSW, CAADAC, CCS, CEAP was an assistant professor in the MSW program at St. Joseph’s University and was the coordinator of the Veterans Sequence. He previously was an assistant professor and field coordinator for the BSW Program at Eastern CT State University. He has a BSW and a MSW from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work and a Ph.D. from Boston College, Graduate School of Social Work. His doctoral dissertation was Gender Differences in MH & SA Disorders as Predictors of Gambling Disorders. He was the Chemical Dependency Consultant at the RI Dept. of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, Eleanor Slater Hospital in Cranston, RI for 20 years. He has operated Broffman Training & Consultation Services for the past 25 years and is a regionally known trainer and consultant. He has been a Motivational Interviewing trainer, consultant and practitioner for over 25 years. He has been involved in MI implementation projects in medication assisted treatment programs, both adult and adolescent residential care, homeless and housing programs, domestic violence, co-occurring disorders, gambling treatment programs, and day treatment/IOP. In 2006, he was awarded the Social Worker of the Year in Addictions Award by the RI Chapter of National Association of Social Workers. He is the Vice President and a member of the Board of NASW/CT. In 2015, he was awarded the Social Work Educator of the Year Award by CT-NASW. He is the vice president of the CT-NASW. Dr. Broffman is embarking on his 3rd career, as he in the process of completing training as a Viniyoga Teacher.