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Joseph Patrick Callan, MSW, LCSW, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Callan has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the mental health industry

    TAMPA, FL, February 06, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Joseph Patrick Callan, MSW, LCSW, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Callan celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Callan is profoundly dedicated to his career. Since 2011, he has been maintaining his own private practice as a clinical social worker and psychotherapist in New Port Richey, FL. He has also been a lead mental health faculty member and evaluator for the Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning Certification Program for Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International for nearly 10 years, having also served on the organization's standards committee and board of trustees. PATH International is a federally-registered, non-profit organization that was formed in 1969 as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association to promote equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs. Mr. Callan is also the co-founder and clinical director of Trauma Resolution and Victims' Essential Recovery Services (TRAVERSE) Inc., an organization he established in 1992. Located in the Tampa area, TRAVERSE is a program of experiential group therapy that works with an equestrian theme to assist children in the healing process from trauma or loss. The program is specifically designed to meet the needs of children who have been physically, sexually, or emotionally abused, as well as children that have lost family to death or divorce. The horsemanship works by providing the context and motivation for group treatment to integrate relationship, developmental, cognitive, behavioral, trauma, and group theories.

For the past 25 years, Mr. Callan has also been teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida (USF). He has taught every practice or methods course at both the graduate and undergraduate level, has taught the progression of field classes and seminars, and continues to teach an annual elective course on cognitive therapy.

The founder and director of the University Psychotherapy Group, a group social work practice that Mr. Callan maintained for 20 years providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy, employee assistance programs, and was home to the Hillsborough Homicide Survivors Support Group, he has also been known for his service on the board of directors for the Equine Facilitated Mental Health Association. An elected fellow of The American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, he is also a longtime member of the Clinical Social Work Association, the National Association of Social Workers, the School of Social Work, the University of South Florida Alumni Association, and several fraternities.

The author of "The Bridge Between Trauma & Trust," which was published through PATH International in 2008, Mr. Callan has authored several other articles over the years as well. He was the recipient of a Susan Trujillo Memorial Award by the City of Tampa in 1999, received a Hillsborough County Victims' Assistance Award in 1991, and an Outstanding Alumnus Award by the school of social work at USF in 1991.

Mr. Callan served as a sergeant in the 11th Special Forces Group with the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1973. He then earned a BA in Psychology and Master of Social Work at the University of South Florida, and an MS at Nova Southeastern University with a specialization in group child care and residential treatment. He is a diplomate in Clinical Social Work by the National Association of Social Workers, certified clinical sexologist by The American Board of Sexology, licensed clinical social worker in the State of Florida, certified therapeutic riding instructor and certified equine specialist in mental health and learning through PATH International, and is certified by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. Married to Judith Marie Bell since 1980 with two children, Mr. Callan has been highlighted in several editions of Who's Who in America and nearly every edition of Who's Who in the South and Southwest since 1988. For more information about Mr. Callan and TRAVERSE, Inc., please visit

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Joseph Patrick Callan, MSW, LCSW, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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