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Richard Pulice, Field Coordinator

Dr. Richard Pulice has had over 25 years of experience in mental health, working for state and local governments, not-for-profit agencies, and in private practice. He holds graduate degrees in Psychology (Marist College), Public Health (Columbia University) and Social Welfare (Brandeis University). Dr. Pulice began his career in mental health in the early 1970’s working as a direct service provider, clinician, and as an administrator of a large comprehensive mental health center. Following his doctoral work in Social Welfare at Brandeis University, Dr. Pulice began a research and academic career, first as a researcher with the New York State Office of Mental Health and later as a Post Doctoral Fellow and Professor of Social Welfare at the University at Albany.

He has published many articles regarding services for the seriously mentally ill in both the popular press and in professional journals such as Psychiatric Services and Orthopsychiatry and Administration in Social Work. In addition, he has authored numerous monographs on mental health and substance abuse program development, services for homeless women and children, as well as the management of public and not-for-profit organizations.

Dr. Pulice has been a consultant to many state and not-for-profit organizations in the Northeast and has consulted in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. He is also a consultant locally for the Community Living Associates’ Program, a consumer operated program on mental health. He has also served on the Boards of Homeless and Travelers Aid and the Salvation Army, and he is a past President of the Albany County Consumer Advocacy Board for Mental Health. Moreover, Dr. Pulice serves as president of the Mental Health Association of the Capitol Region, an advocacy group.

Most recently, Dr. Pulice has been conducting training and research in the area of job development for persons recovering from a mental illness. He is also a founder of Research on Advancing Recovery a consumer operated, not-for-profit organization which focuses on research which assures the input of those who are receiving or who have received mental health services. In this capacity he has completed research on the Winds of Change, an initiative of the NYS Office of Mental Health, to re-shape the delivery of public mental health services. Currently, this project is in the dissemination phase of their results. Finally, in November 2002, Dr. Pulice was appointed to a three-year term as an at-large Trustee of CARF (The Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), representing those concerned with Behavioral Health Services. He regularly attends meetings for CARF in Arizona.

No stranger to the College of Saint Rose, Dr. Pulice has served as a Field Instructor in Social Work and has assisted as a mentor in the Policy course and working with the senior class on the development of a community based research project. He joined the Faculty in September 2003, teaching a variety of Social Work offerings, and is also the Field Coordinator. Since his arrival at Saint Rose, Dr. Pulice has been accepted for special training in teaching by the CSWE Gero-Ed Curriculum Institute. And in Fall 2005, he will have begun a post-doctoral fellowship on mental health at Columbia University.

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