With more than 30 years’ experience in the field of substance use counseling and recovery management, Phillip Barbour coordinates training for the Center for Health and Justice at TASC. Since joining TASC in 1991, Phil has worked in a number of the agency’s criminal justice programs, including several years as an administrator with TASC’s corrections and reentry programs. He also served as internal staff development and training coordinator, providing training for TASC’s 320+ staff across Illinois.
Phil has provided training throughout the United States and internationally, including weeklong training programs in South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines, covering topics such as clinical supervision, reentry management, criminal thinking, motivational interviewing, and related subjects. He was an integral contributor to Texas Christian University’s screening tools for drug use and criminal thinking. Phil became part of the national Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Training and Technical Assistance faculty in August 2010, and also is a registered trainer with the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center, which is part of a national network of centers sponsored by the federal Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.