Ruth Lin Campbell
P.O. Box 1235
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 255-5022


Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Social Service 5/2011
  • LCSW 9/’04
  • R number 7/1/97
  • State Certification in Clinical Social Work 5/’92
  • MSW, University of Michigan, ‘90
  • BS Biochemistry, Michigan State University

Relevant Employment Experience

  • Managing Member: Connections Counseling Psychotherapy, LCSW, PLLC; P.O. Box 1235, New Paltz, N.Y. 12561; (845) 255-5022; part-and/or full-time private practice 11/’98 to present; individual and couples’ counseling with clientele who are self-referred.
  • Adjunct Instructor; Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service; 133 West 60th Street, New York, New York 10023; (212) 636-6628; part-time social work teaching position, 9/07 – 12/07, 9/08 – 12/08, 9/09 – 12/09; 9/10 – 12/10; 9/11 – 5/12; 9/12 – 12/12; 9/13-12/13; 9/14 – 12/14 –  this position involved instruction of Master’s level Social Work students in a class on Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis and a class on Human Behavior and the Social Environment I & II. It involved lecturing and facilitating discussions with clinical and non-clinical MSW students in order to assist them to meet learning goals. It also involved communicating with the University staff and technical personnel, with the administration concerning course organization and policies, and with publishing houses and the University bookstore concerning book orders. It involved the creation of class materials to allow students’ learning goals to be facilitated.
  • Secretary and co-founder; Best Practice Trainers, Inc.; 6 Duzine Road, New Paltz, NY 12561; 845-255-5046; part-time secretarial position for Non-profit organization with a research and training mission, 6/2010 – present. This position continues to invite creative input into the grant writing efforts and collaborations that have characterized the non-profit’s efforts to date. Position has created opportunities to keep minutes and notes of interactions and decision of the board. It has also invited input into several grant applications.
  • Research Associate; Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service; 133 West 60th Street, New York, New York 10023; (212) 636-6628; part-time social work research position, 8/’04 – 5/07; this position involved work with an Associate Professor at Fordham GSSS whose work centered on investigating modes of treatment of women with chemical dependency issues and problems with Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). It involved: researching and organizing articles concerning IPV; researching transcription services; helping develop placements in chemical dependency agencies appropriate for research focus groups; developing and helping to give training to staff in agencies concerning IPV; helping code the transcriptions of the focus groups for research themes.
  • Chemical Dependency Specialist; Ulster County Mental Health Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program; 239 Golden Hill Lane, Kingston, N.Y. 12401; (845) 340-4100; full-time social work position, 7/’98 – 5/’04; individual and group counseling with recovering populations; responsible for intakes, assessments, treatment planning and case management. Worked closely with the psychiatrist responsible for diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues. Supervised a Fordham MSW student during ’02 – ’03.


Workshops and Training

Trainer certified by OASAS for several workshops, continuous presentation since 1997. CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Integrated Treatment workshops qualified for CEUs from OASAS and NYSED for Social workers. Workshops presented at Fordham University in 2013, SUNY New Paltz in 2018.

NYSED qualified to present coursework in clinical methods (CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Co-occurring Disorders). Online presentation since 2012.

EMDR Level 1 and 2
-Eye-movement Desensitization and Reprocessing; method of healing effects of traumatic events
used successfully with PTSD victims.  Completed Level 1 training in 9/’97, Level 2 training in 9/98.
– Training and class work in Clinical Supervision through SUNY Albany, supervised by Karen Rich, completed in 2002.
-Seminar in Clinical Supervision through SUNY Albany, supervised by Bonita Sanchez, CSW, completed in March, 2003.



Fordham Faculty Development Grant  Kail /Campbell                         Date: 2004 – 2007
Name of Research (Research on Intimate Partner Violence)
Name of award: Fordham Faculty Development: purpose of award: to fund research by
Fordham faculty

Role: Research Associate



-Campbell, R. & Coleman, R. (May, 2010). The case of Shaquila and Joseph. Social Work Today @
-Campbell, R. (2012). Substance use disorder treatment:Best practice use and social work. Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.
-Campbell, R. & Dewan, S. (2015). Impact of motivation and knowledge on practice: Implementing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a substance use disorder context. Poster presentation at NASW conference 2015.
-Campbell, D., Campbell, R., Campbell, T., Ramos, G., and Sullivan, D. (2017). An evaluation of an e-learning intervention to update social work practice.  pending.