John A. Conahan, PhD, LCSW, ACSW, CAC

Social Work Department

John A. Conahan, PhD, LCSW, ACSW, CAC

Contact Information

Office: Old Main 27, Kutztown University
Phone: 610-683-1560
Fax: 610-683-4383

Marywood University, Ph.D.; Marywood University, MSW; Belknap College, BS

Dr. Conahan is an Assistant Professor at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania, and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. He holds a doctorate in Human Development with a specialization in social work. Dr. Conahan is also Certified Addictions Counselor in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Conahan’s 30 years of experience as a generalist practitioner has included the provision of services to individuals, groups and families, community and organizational development, clinical management and administrative management positions in the field of substance abuse treatment. Dr. Conahan is a board member of Gatehouse a long-term residential drug and alcohol treatment program for men and women. Dr. Conahan is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the National Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselors. Dr. Conahan is President of the Board of Directors for The Gate House, a long term gender-specific residential drug and alcohol treatment program. He is board member of Fairview Counseling and Play Therapy Center and Berks Advocates Against Violence.

Recent Scholarship, Publication and Presentations:

Conahan, J. (2014, November). Transformational Learning: The Social Welfare Club as a Field Placement Tool in Promoting Not- for-Profit Leadership and Social Justice. National Association of Christian Social Work Conference, Annapolis Maryland, November 2014.

Conahan, J. (2014, July). Entrepreneurial Social Work: Strategies in Promoting Not- for-Profit Leadership and Social Justice. NASW Natioanl Conference, Washington, DC. July, 2014

Conahan, J. (2014, June). Community Readiness: Responding to the Needs of Human Trafficking Victims. The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 2014

Conahan, J. (2014, April). Social Work Leadership through a Social Business Model: Organizational and clinical outcomes in providing housing services to homeless and residentially unstable substance abusers. Southwestern Social Science Conference, San Antonio, Texas. April 2014.

Conahan, J., (2013). Transformational Learning: Teaching strategies that promote advocacy in social justice and not-for profit leadership. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies.Vol. 7 (2).

Conahan, J. (2013, October). 2013 NASW-PA Annual Conference entitled: Social Work: Connecting Communities, October 10-12, 2013.

Conahan, J. (2013, July). National Conference: The 38th Annual Rural Social Work Caucus National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas Conference, July 17-20, 2013.

Conahan, J. & MacIntyre, D. (2012). Addressing the Needs of Homeless Substance Abusers: A Social Business Model. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Vol. 6 (8).