Joe Marinello has extensive experience both as a practitioner and as an academician.
He is active in his home community of Charlotte, NC and North Carolina and also in many professional organizations,
especially those relating to domestic violence.
- Earned a Master of Arts Degree in Community Counseling from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
- Attended and earned undergraduate degrees from other higher education institutions: Belmont Abbey College, Wagner College, St. John’s University
- Earned Clinical Certification as a Clinically Certified Domestic Violence Counselor from the American College of Forensic Counselors.
- Named a “Fellow” of the American Board of Forensic Counselor Examiners.
- Earned Lifetime “Diplomat” status with the National Association of Forensic Counselors.
- Professional member of the American Counseling Association.
- Member of Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society.
- Annual guest presenter to the National Association of Forensic Counselors National Conferences since 2001.
- Facilitated Men’s Batterer Intervention Groups since 1992.
- Former Counselor/Educator and Program Development Coordinator for the N.C. Department of Correction, Bureau of Prison’s Stop & Change Direction Program.
- Created the S.H.O.P. (Stop Hurting Our Partners) Program for the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office,
- Developed a Violent Offender Workbook for Institutional Outpatient or Inpatient clients.
- Adjunct Professor for the Department of Criminal Justice, University of NC Charlotte.
- Radio Personality on “Charlotte Talks” with Mike Collins.
- Case Coordinator, Assertive Community Treatment Team, Mecklenburg County Area Mental Health -- treating clients who suffer from dual diagnosis with "full wrap around service" and open group forums three times a week.
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