Steve Monte is an adjunct lecturer with experience teaching field placement courses. Previously, he was a program director for the Behavioral Health Department in Santa Clara County, California, where he designed, launched and managed numerous innovative programs during more than seven years in Silicon Valley. He specializes in the treatment of trauma and co-occurring substance use disorders, as well as social work within the criminal justice system.
Monte has provided training at national and state conferences related to trauma-informed care and juvenile justice issues, respectively. He has also received formal training in trauma-specific interventions, including Seeking Safety and Trauma-Focused CBT, from leading authorities on these topics.
As a clinical leader, Monte provided supervision to pre- and post-license professionals and co-authored a training manual for behavioral health staff in Santa Clara County. In 2015, his team received White House press coverage for its innovative work serving homeless individuals with substance and/or mental health disorders. A year later, he graduated from California's statewide behavioral leadership program run by the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions.
Monte received his master's degree in social work from Indiana University in 2004, where he focused on non-profit management and organizational leadership. He is currently licensed as a clinical social worker with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and provides counseling and career coaching services in addition to his teaching responsibilities.