OmiSadé Ali, M.A., LADC, CCS

OmiSadé Ali, MA, CAC, CCS, is the Deputy Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services. She is a credentialed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. She consults with SAMHSA as one of the reader/authors for the new curriculum being published soon on Person-directed Care and has created a clinical instrument that will be published in that curriculum. The instrument focuses not on areas of disease and dysfunction but on strengths-based aspects related to culture and capacity. Ms. Ali has traveled the US and Canada extensively providing culturally-appropriate recovery management training. For the past fourteen years, Ms. Ali has been on the faculty of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies. She is also a member of the faculty of Brown University’s Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC-NE) where she provides education on Culturally-appropriate Recovery Planning and Working with Indigenous Healers in some African-origin, Native American and Latino Communities. Ms. Ali has been a member of the faculty of the Rutgers Summer School of Addiction Studies and the Austin, Texas (TCADA) Summer Institute. She has published her thesis and other scholarly articles on culturally appropriate recovery services and their efficacy in the field. Ms. Ali has planned and developed peer services that have drawn national recognition and she has been in the field of Behavioral Health Services for over 38 years. Ms. Ali holds a Bachelor of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with a concentration on the African schools of thought and will be returning to her work in a doctoral program for a PhD in Health Psychology. Additionally, she holds a certificate of Clinical Pastoral Counseling and is a Chaplain.

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