Catherine F. Diana, LCSW

  • Masters in Social Work from Syracuse University, 1993. Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State. LIC # 074470-1
  • Acquired training in the last 25 years from many national experts including; Dr. Nicholas Groth, Robert Longo, Dr. Charleen Steen, Dr. Judith Becker, Dr. John Hunter, Peter Loss, Jonathan Ross, Susan Sgroi, Meg Kaplan, Gail Ryan, and many others.
  • In 1983 developed an on-campus residential treatment program at LaSalle School in Albany, NY for adolescents who have sexually offended.
  • From 1990 to 2003 was the Director of the Huntington Adolescent Safe Options Treatment Program (HASOTP) in Syracuse, NY.  HASOTP is the second oldest community based program in NY State.  In 1993 HASOTP serviced approximately 16 youth and families from Onondaga County.  In 2003 the program had grown to service over 100 youth from Onondaga and surrounding Counties.
  • Has trained and been a consultant both nationally and internationally on issues related to adolescent sexual offending behaviors and programming. Has provided over two hundred workshops and training seminars on topics such as sex offense specific risk assessment, supervision, treatment, and family reconciliation and or reunification.  Has developed curriculum and training workshops for Foster Parents and Group Home staff.
  • Has been a part time trainer on Sexual Abuse for Fordham University and Children First since 1998.
  • Has maintained a Private Practice working with adult sex offenders including securing a contract with the Federal Probation Department to provide comprehensive assessments and treatment.
  • Has been the recipient of several awards including the The “New York State Alliance of Sex Offender Service Providers and the New York State Chapter of ATSA. Marilyn Etcheverry Award of Clinical Excellence” in 2000 and the “Sex Abuse Study and Treatment Team: Dr. John R. Migenes Award” in 2002.
  • Has served on:
  1. McMahaon-Ryan Advocacy Center Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Committee
  2. CART- Child Abuse Response Team, Onondaga County District Attorneys Office
  3. SAST- Sex Abuse Study and Treatment Team Board
  4. McMahon-Ryan Advocacy Center Advisory Board
  5. Onondaga County Family Court Judge’s Committee
  • Currently works as the Clinical Director of Sexual Abuse Services for Elmcrest Children’s Center in Syracuse, N.Y..  Since beginning employment with Elmcrest in December of 2003, has developed clinical programming for a nine bed specialized supervision unit for adolescents who have sexually offended and are deemed to be at high risk.  Has written and been awarded a grant to service 60 community based adolescents and families were sexual abuse has occurred.  Has developed an on-campus treatment program for adolescents who have been victims of sexual abuse and or have sexually acted out.