Eric Scott Klein, MSS, LSW, is a current doctoral student at GSSWSR where he earned his MSS (Clinical Concentration) in 2015. Concurrently, Eric is the Coordinator of the Northampton Community College Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP). As a clinically-trained social worker working towards his LCSW, Eric has experience in multiple therapeutic modalities which consider meaningful change with the client. He is comfortable working across varied environments - personal, systemic and community-based to facilitate support and agency for clients. He has experience teaching Psychology and Social Work classes for undergraduates. Eric has experience advocating within diverse communities, underrepresented populations, low income students, the LGBTQ community and other diverse collegiate settings. He is hoping to build a more inclusive CRP experience for students and continue to be part of the national dialogue on recovery systems.
Eric recently presented research on Spirituality and Intersectional Biases inside Recovery Systems at the ARHE National Conference.
Eric prefers the pronouns: he, him and his.
Eric is married and has one child.
He is also a former opera major at Carnegie-Mellon University, and still sings professionally every weekend. Eric identifies as a grateful person in long-term recovery from SUD.
Research and Scholarly Interests
- Collegiate Recovery Programs and Communities
- Intersectional Bias in Recovery Systems
- Building Recovery Capital in individuals and institutions
- Development of Recovery High Schools and CRPs in every community with a clinical focus on life stage and demographically-appropriate integration
- MAT and HRT options
- LGBTQ self-harm and suicide interventions