Michael has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years, primarily focused on addiction, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. Prior to cofounding VL and DCC, Mr. Dinneen served hundreds of patients at CeDAR for over a decade and was responsible for designing and implementing key parts of the clinical programming, including the 30 day Primary Program, the 60 day Extended Care Program, the 71 day Professionals Program, and the Intimacy Disorder track. Mr. Dinneen is an author, an international trainer and mentor for substance abuse counselors, and regularly presents at industry conferences across the U.S. Mr. Dinneen earned a B.A. in education at Boston College, and a Masters of Social Work at the University of Denver. Michael is married to Jill for 20 years, and a father of two high school aged children. He loves outdoor adventure, travel, and spiritual development. Licenses and Certifications: Formation Program for Spiritual Directors, Vincentian Spirituality Institute, 1998LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker #992263), 1999CACIII (Certified Addictions Counselor, State of CO), 1997CSAT (Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist) #2009C-0850, 2011CMAT (Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist) Work and Financial Disorders #2009C-8050, 2014EFT trained, IFS Level III trained.