Steven Tierney, EdD, CAS, is the program chair of CIIS’s graduate counseling psychology concentration in Community Mental Health. He holds an MA in Counseling and Social Psychology from Wayne State University and an EdD from Northeastern University.
Steven also has a postgraduate certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy from Boston University. He is a certified addiction specialist who has worked in community-based organizations in Boston and San Francisco for three decades, creating and providing innovative mental health and medical service models for adolescents and transition-aged youth.
Steven’s areas of interest include mental health and HIV, adolescent addiction issues, new community therapeutic models, and access to care/poverty issues in mental health. He has been the principal investigator on several Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS), examining models of adolescent HIV, mental health, and substance abuse services.
Steven will continue research in these areas and looks forward to working with others in the CIIS community who share these interests. Steven is a member of the Health Commission for the City and County of San Francisco. He has taught at a number of universities and has a lifelong interest in experimental education, begun in his days as a student leader at Monteith College (a university without walls program in Detroit).