James McNinch, ACSW
James McNinch earned his master’s degree in social work from Arizona State University. There he researched the origins of traumatic stress related to childhood attachment style as a Fulbright Scholar Candidate. James holds an associate clinical license, is trained in evidence-based treatment modalities by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and has received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trauma therapy.
James brings extensive experience in the field of addiction and mental health in his role as a Program Manager at our Malibu Intensive Outpatient Program IOP.
James began his career working for a recovery-based publications company and by serving as a peer counselor for two well-known treatment facilities in Arizona. He later worked as a crisis interventionist and social worker at the University of Arizona Medical Center. His clinical skills include substance abuse intervention, psychoanalysis, ACT, CBT, trauma exposure, narrative therapy, family sculpting, regressive therapies and facilitation of DBT groups, and working with clients on issues related to dual diagnosis, process and chemical addictions, and family systems therapy.