Advocacy Hero: Dr. Joe Jordan
Profiled by Dr. Jane E. Myers, Upsilon Nu Chi Chapter, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Dr. Jordan currently serves as Clinical Director of the North Carolina Physicians Health Program. This program was established to identify and assist physicians and physicians assistants whose health and effectiveness has been significantly impaired by alcohol, chemical dependency, and/or mental illness. Alan Schneider, an attorney with Cheshire, Parker, Schneider, Bryan, and Vitale, wrote in a letter of support for the CSI Outstanding Practitioner Award that "Throughout his tenure as Clinical Director, Dr. Jordan has displayed tremendous insight, knowledge, and understanding of substance abuse, addiction, and mental illness. He has continuously impressed me with his tireless dedication to his work. His competence, compassion, and ethics are exemplary and his unyielding commitment to helping those in need is second to none....As a result of his passion for his work and his desire and commitment to help impaired physicians, he has touched and saved more lives, families, and careers than can be mentioned in a single letter."
Dr. Jordan is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, National Certified Counselor, Masters Addictions Counselor, and Certified Clinical Supervisor. He received his MS in Community Counseling and Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a member of the Upsilon Nu Chi Chapter. He serves as an editorial board member for The Professional Counselor: Research and Practice and is a member of the Ad-hoc Committee for Addiction Professionals of North Carolina.
Originally posted December 12, 2013 at csi-net.org.