Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is a member of the faculty of the Addictions Studies Program at Governors State University in Illinois, and received his master's degree in social work from Loyola University. He is an international speaker in the behavioral science field whose presentations have reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands. A partial list of clients includes Youth Outreach; Wisconsin Department of Corrections; the public school system in Nashville, Tennessee; Northwestern Hospital's Institute of Psychiatry; Hazelden Foundation; and United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. Mark has spoken to these varied organizations on such subjects as mental health, diversity, stress management, empowering the homeless, clinical supervision, and treatment for adolescents, substance abuse, and criminal justice. The author of four books and numerous articles and manuals, Mark is also a contributor in two books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and has published twelve CDs on clinical strategies for working with adolescents. The recipient of the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the social work profession as a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago's School of Social Work, Mark is also the recipient of the Professional of the Year Award granted by the Illinois Addictions Counselor Certification Board for his work as a trainer and consultant. Learn more at

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