MICHAEL C. ROUBICEK, PHD, LCSW
Dr. Michael Roubicek began his career by achieving a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 1981. This was the precursor to pursuing two Master’s degrees, one in Social Work, the other in Marriage and Family Therapy. After several years of working in the clinic setting, providing individual, marital and family therapy for a variety of diagnoses and psychosocial issues, he returned to education to achieve a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1996. During the years of training he has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings and with both adolescent and adult populations. He has trained in specialty settings in the treatment of anxiety disorders and substance abuse/addiction related conditions; he trained in a milieu setting treating more severe disorders without psychotropic medications. He has been a faculty member in the university setting and also served as a department chair in Psychology; in that experience he has taught core coursework as well as specialty training in addictions and eating disorders. He has trained numerous therapists in the classroom as well as in on site, direct service environments. Training of therapists has been done both during their educational program as well as during their post-graduate internships while gaining experience for licensure. He has been a Subject Matter Expert for the state licensing board. He has worked as a multidisciplinary team member in the area of behavioral health, in a hospital setting. Much of that endeavor has focused on the bariatric surgery patient; he has spearheaded program development and supportive services for the patient both before and after the surgery; he has provided staff training modules and facilitated peer support. He has developed psychoeducational materials, provided training and support for both staff and patient as well as providing direct services through individual, couples, family and group treatment. He has been a speaker and presenter in numerous settings and forums, both among colleagues and professionals as the lay community. He and his business partner created and developed a treatment program for food addiction. He currently provides services in a hospital setting to patients as well as being a team member in a surgical practice; he treats people in a private practice setting with a focus on facing and dealing with adversity, challenge and struggle while working toward acceptance, connection and healing.