Christopher Rocchio, Ph.D., LCSW, CSAC, ICSAC
Dr. Christopher Rocchio is an assistant professor for the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program at Chamberlain University. He brings more than 15 years of experience in a variety of healthcare and social service settings and has served as an administrator, counselor, educator and therapist.
Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Rocchio served as a technology transfer and clinical specialist for the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also taught graduate level social work practice and research courses at the University of Hawaii.
Dr. Rocchio’s work has led him to facilitate initiatives to implement and evaluate evidence-based practices and treatments for homeless individuals and families and for adults with co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders. He has also coordinated and provided technical assistance and trainings to health care and social service organizations in Hawaii, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Guam to prevent substance misuse and treat substance use disorders.
In 2015, Dr. Rocchio was awarded the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s inaugural Excellence in Online Teaching Award. In 2017, he was awarded the Sages of Clinical Services Award from UnitedHealth Group’s Center for Clinician Advancement.
Dr. Rocchio earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Hawaii Pacific University. He also earned a Master of Social Work degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Social Welfare from the University of Hawaii. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and Internationally Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (ICSAC).