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Mike Handwerk, Ph.D

Mike Handwerk

Dr. Handwerk is currently the Coordinator of Outpatient Behavioral Health at Eldorado Primary Care, a Division of Harrisburg Medical Center. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and has been a licensed psychologist for more than fifteen years. Prior to moving back to southern Illinois 6 years ago, he ran the psychology department at Boys Town, a large childcare organization with multiple levels of service, where he helped develop and oversaw an APA-approved internship program, a research division, an assessment center, and an outpatient substance abuse program.

He has published more than 35 articles and chapters on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. Currently, he is a full-time clinician at EPC, supervising several practitioners in a growing outpatient behavioral practice. He also helped develop and is the current president of Mentors 4 Kids, an organization that matches children in need with adult volunteers.