Gary S. Stofle


614 506-2802


Professional Experience


Current          Columbus State Community College

550 East Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio

Faculty liaison

Faculty Liaison for practicum students.


12/09 to 8/21  Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center

420 N. James Road, Columbus, Ohio

Division Director, Recovery Services

Responsible for the functioning of all Substance Use Disorder (SUD) related services on an outpatient basis at the clinic.  Program planning, supervision and training for all staff in the Division including Motivational Interviewing.


6/05 to 12/09   Southeast, Inc.

16 W. Long Street, Columbus, Ohio

Team Leader, SOS Team

Responsible for the start up of the new Specialized Outreach Services (SOS) Team that served a population of homeless dually diagnosed (SMD/SUD) offenders.  Supervised all aspects of the program in accordance with Evidence Based Practice models including ACT, IDDT and Supported Employment.  Served as IDDT Coordinator and IDDT/MI trainer for the agency. 

Team Leader, Genesis Team,

Responsible for supervision and management of a team providing community services to clients who are SMD and are on probation.


11/02 to 2/05  Columbus Area, Inc.

1515 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio

Program Manager, Recovery Team

Responsible for 12 staff delivering services to approximately 500 Severely Mentally Disabled (SMD) adults in a community mental health setting.  Provide supervision to staff; CARF Prep; program development and oversight; staff training and limited direct service.  Developing a Substance Abusing Mentally Ill (SAMI) Specialty Team using the Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT) Model.  Working with staff to provide caring, competent services while meeting funding and oversight objectives.

8/99 to 11/02  North Central Mental Health Service

1301 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio

Team Leader - Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team

Responsible for oversight of eight Case Managers working with Dual Diagnosis clients (SMD/AOD).  Provide supervision to staff; provide in service training on various topics including Motivational Interviewing.  Conduct Quality Assurance/Utilization Review audits.  Complete all reporting requirements.  Assist in preparation for CARF accreditation.  Coordinate services with other departments.


1/96 to 8/99   Saint Vincents Hospital Outpatient Alcohol Services

                    275 North Street, Harrison, New York 10528

                    Program Coordinator

Responsible for the clinical supervision of all direct care staff and program administration for an outpatient alcoholism treatment program including a Day Treatment Program for homeless, dually diagnosed clients.  Provide Quality Assurance and Utilization Review monitoring for the unit. Screen in hospital referrals for appropriateness of admission.  Responsible for in service training for all Substance Abuse Service Line personnel.  Served as Field Instructor for MSW students.  Complete administrative projects as assigned.  Provide direct services to individuals, groups and families.


1997 to          MAXTRAIN, The Maxwell Institute

1999             92 Yonkers Avenue, Tuckahoe, New York

Lecturer in CASAC Training Program

Wrote and presented lectures on various topics for Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor training program including:  Brain Chemistry in Substance Abuse; Teaching Feelings Awareness Skills to Clients; Stages of an Alcoholic Relationship; Lecture Development; The Tao of Alcoholism Counseling; Teaching Spirituality as a part of Recovery and other topics.


7/92 to          Outreach Development Corporation

12/95            89-15 Woodhaven Blvd., Woodhaven, New York 11421

Outreach Family Services


Responsible for the overall operation and administration of an outpatient alcoholism and codependency treatment program serving over 100 clients with a staff of seven clinicians.  Duties include direct service to individuals, groups, families and couples; supervision of clinical and support staff; program administration and development and client/staff education and training.  Lectured.  Active in legislative advocacy on local and state levels.


4/88 to 6/92   89-15 Woodhaven Blvd., Woodhaven, New York 11421

                    Outreach Family Services

                    Assistant Director

Assisted Director in the overall operation of an outpatient alcoholism and codependency treatment program.  Provided direct services; supervision; program development and administration.


3/87 to          Meridian Council, Inc.

9/94              521 Post Road, Cos Cob, Connecticut  06807

                    The Education Center

                    DWI Program Administrator/DWI Group facilitator

Coordinate the provision of services to DWI offenders including supervision of consultants; interaction with courts and DMV'S; case and chart review; evaluations and assistance in managing resistant participants.  Prior to directorship, facilitated DWI groups in accordance with state regulations and guidelines.


12/84 to        Good Samaritan Medical Center

6/86              800 Forest Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio  43701

Social Worker

Duties included assessment and intake; referral; individual, group and family therapy; patient and family education and Aftercare treatment on an Adult Inpatient Alcoholism Treatment Program.  Also served as Social Worker on the Chronic Pain Management Program.  Developed a Feelings Awareness Program for patients and facilitated a bimonthly Family Program.  Discharge Planner for the general medical population of the hospital.



Columbia University,  New York, New York

M.S.S.W. in Social Work, 10/87.

G.P.A. 4.0     Dean's Award; Field Placement at St. Vincent's

Hospital in Harrison, New York working with MICA and chronically

                    mentally ill patients on an outpatient basis.


Ohio University,  Athens, Ohio

A.B. in Social Work, 6/84.

G.P.A. 3.9     Dean's List; Graduated with great distinction; Field Placement at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Zanesville, Ohio on an inpatient alcoholism treatment program.


Muskingum Area Technical College, Zanesville, Ohio

A.A.S. in Mental Health, 6/82.

G.P.A. 3.7      Dean's List; Phi Theta Kappa; Graduated with great distinction; Field Placement at various agencies with adult and adolescent substance abusers.


Professional Credentials/Affiliations

                    *  Licensed Independent Social Worker - Supervisor - Ohio

*  Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor – Ohio

*  Board Certified Diplomat (BCD)

*  Member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)



Stofle, G.S., Hamilton, S. (1998).  Online Supervision for Social Workers. The New Social Worker, 5:4, 13–14.  Available:


Stofle, G.S. (1999).  The Morality of Alcoholism. [Online]. Perspectives.  Available:  [1999, April 13].


Stofle, G. (2001) Choosing an online therapist; A step by step guide to finding professional help on the web.  Harrisburg, PA:  White Hat Communications.


Stofle, G. (2002) Chat room therapy. In R. Hsiung, (Ed.) e-Therapy: Case studies, guiding principles, and the clinical potential of the Internet  (pp 92-135).  New York:  W. W. Norton and Company.


Stofle, G., Harrington, S., (2002) Treating addictions on the Internet: Can it be done?  A dialogue.  Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. Volume 2, pp 85-92.


Chechele, P., Stofle, G. (2003) Individual therapy online via email and Internet Relay Chat.  In S. Goss and K. Anthony (Eds.) Technology in counselling and psychotherapy: A practitioners’ guide  (pp 39-58).  New York:  Palgrave Macmillan.


Stofle, G., Chechele, P., (2004) Online counseling skills part II: In-session skills.  In R. Kraus, J. Zack and G. Stricker (Eds.) Online counseling: A handbook for mental health professionals. (pp 182-195).  New York:  Elsevier.



                    Dean’s Award, Columbia University, May 1988


                    “Knock your socks off” Award, Southeast, Inc., 2007


Provider of the Year, Franklin County Mental Health Court     Program Docket, 2009.


Consultant/Trainer Experience


ü  Ohio Health – T.O.P.P. Program

ü  SAMHSA – JBS International Inc.

ü  Center for Evidenced Based Practice

ü  Nationwide Children’s Hospital

ü  City of Columbus Health Department

ü  Lifeline Youth and Family Services - Indiana

ü  Veterans Administration Motivational Interviewing Mentor/National Trainer

ü  Columbus Public Library – Ready to Read Staff