Faculty: Margaret Giles, PhD

Margaret Giles

Margaret Giles, PhD

Coordinator, Alcohol and Drug Education and Psychology Training (ADEPT) Center

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling and Behavioral Health Department

Adjunct Faculty, MA in Psychology

Degree Major/Emphasis Institution Year
Master Theological Studies Weston School of Theology 1991
Master of Arts Counseling and Psychology Lesley University 1998
Master of Arts Social Policy Brandeis University 2014
Doctor of Philosophy Social Policy Brandeis University 2020


  • 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 and 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 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 and 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