William C. Gilbert, PhD, MSW, LCSW, AADC, has been a social worker for over 25 years as a clinician, administrator, and educator. He received his MSW from Boston College and his PhD in Social Work from UConn. He is currently Assistant Professor of Social Work at Elms College in Chicopee, MA where he teaches BSW students. He is also an adjunct professor at Eastern Connecticut State University and for the MSW program of Saint Louis University. Dr. Gilbert has previously held adjunct positions at UConn School of Social Work and University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. He has worked at several social service agencies in Connecticut serving in both administrative and clinical positions including fifteen years in the addictions field. He is also currently working at Griffin Counseling, LLC as a private practice therapist. Dr. Gilbert’s dissertation was entitled “Correlates of Recovery from Substance Use Disorders.” His primary research interest is the investigation of factors affecting recovery from substance use disorders. Dr. Gilbert is married with three adult children and three dogs.