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Michael  Goldman

Michael Goldman has been a trainer and certified addictions counselor (CRADC) for the past 28 years and certified employee assistance program (CEAP) counselor the past 22 years.  He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a certified Problem and Compulsive Gambling Counselor (PCGC). As a trainer, he has developed and implemented over 4,300 hours of wellness programs.  This includes stress management, conflict resolution, nutrition/fitness, time management, financial management, chemical dependency awareness, anger management, sexual harassment, smoking cessation, compulsive gambling, bullying in the workplace, mindfulness based stress reduction and cultural diversity. 

As an EAP counselor for Cook County Government, he is responsible for assessment of employees’ personal problems, securing resources for those problems, coordinating insurance benefits, and providing case management.  In addition, he also consults with management and unions concerning impaired employees. He has provided training to Cook County employees, to treatment professionals, at conferences and to community groups.  He is currently a member of the Northern Illinois Employee Assistance Professionals Association. He has also served on their Board of Directors, as their Treasurer and annual conference chairman. In addition, he belongs to the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling and serves on the board of directors.

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