Margaret Giles Margaret Giles, MTS, MA


  • Coordinator, ADEPT (Alcohol and Drug Education and Psychology Training) Center
  • Adjunct Faculty, Counseling and Behavioral Health Department
  • Adjunct Faculty, MA in Psychology Program


  • Master of Theological Studies,¬†Weston School of Theology, 1991
  • Master of Arts in Counseling & Psychology, Lesley University, 1998
  • Master of Arts in Social Policy, Brandeis University, 2014
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Social Policy, Brandeis University, 2020 anticipated


  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Substance Use and Addiction Evaluation and Treatment
  • Substance Abuse and Addictive Behaviors (Bachelor's program)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Assessment, Intervention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders & Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Healh, Substance Use Disorders, Trauma
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Recovery Supports
  • Recovery High Schools
  • Behavioral Health Workforce Development
  • Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change
  • Social Policy
  • Systems Consultation
  • Social Network Theory

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Systems consultant working with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, the Department of Mental Health, the Institute for Health & Recovery, the Center for Social Innovation, the City of Springfield, and the City of Boston, to evaluate and improve programming for youth and young adults with mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and trauma.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association
  • American Mental Health Counseling Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • American Public Health Association proposal reviewer and a peer reviewer for the Substance Abuse Journal