Jillian Gecewicz, LCSW
As director of the Sidney Albert Training and Research Institute (SATRI), Jillian Gecewicz oversees the provision of tens of thousands of units of training every year for both Northern Rivers staff and external training clients. She works with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to manage statewide training for the Bridges to Health (B2H) program and New York’s transition to managed care, with the New York State Office of Mental Health to manage statewide trainings, and with the Research Foundation for State University of New York to manage statewide training for professional staff. Jillian has developed and implemented curricula on Dignity for All Students (DASA) standards, trauma, assessment, engagement, person-centered care, diversity, and children’s mental health for internal and external audiences. She is also a certified coach in the Child and Adolescent Strengths and Needs Assessment (CANS-NY), a certified trainer in ASIST suicide intervention, peer mediation, Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma, Teen Intervene, and Supervision for Success. Jillian provides training on a wide variety of topics for Northern Rivers staff, including sophisticated instruction that allows students to expand their clinical scope and expertise. Jillian spent 15 years in the Residential area, working for Northern Rivers member organization Parsons Child & Family Center as a clinician, clinical supervisor, coordinator of mental health programs, director of community residences, and senior director of residential services. Throughout her career in Residential services, she worked with SATRI to provide clinical and supervisory trainings before joining the department full-time in 2015. Jillian earned both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in social work from the University at Albany.