Kenneth L Hanna, Jr., MSW, LICSW, MBA
Kenneth L. Hanna Jr. MSW, LICSW, MBA earned a BSW in Social work from St Cloud State, and a Certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling in 1994. Hanna graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1997 with a Master’s in Social Work. Hanna is Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW; 2002) and earned a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) St Thomas University 2011.
Hanna has the following training: Certified ACEs Interface Presenter; Circle of Security; Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resiliency (STAR); Brains are Built through Wilder’s African American Babies Coalition; Darla Henry’s 3-5-7 Permanency model; William Bridges Model of Transition; and Motivational Interviewing.
His work experience includes:
- St. Cloud Hospital’s Recovery Plus Program with adolescents and adults with Alcohol and Other Drug addiction issues.
- Line staff and therapist for the Sheriff’s Youth Programs, St. Cloud Group Home, and Isanti Boy’s Ranch a Residential Treatment Center
- Child Foster Care and Adoption for 14 years as a direct care social worker and Statewide Operations Manager
- State of Minnesota Direct Care & Treatment Deputy Director Northern Region
- Founder and owner of Lion Youth & Community Services, LLC individual counselling service, November 2012
- Founder & CEO LION Community Enrichment Programs, Inc., 2013
- Behavioral Access Staff St. Cloud Hospital Emergency Trauma Center
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Circle of Security
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Educational Consulting (IEP/504 Assistance)
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Juvenile Justice Involvement
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Substance Use Disorder
Systems of Care Navigation
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Young Adult (19-25)
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