Cheryl Knepper provides administrative and clinical operational oversight of Caron’s core residential treatment programs in Pennsylvania, including those for teens, young adults, men, women, first responders, and healthcare professionals. She also oversees Breakthrough programming and recreational services.
She has worked extensively in the field of behavioral health for the past 34 years. She is a master’s level licensed professional counselor (LPC), a board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC), a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor (CAADC), a certified sex addiction therapist/supervisor (CSAT-S), and a certified multiple addictions therapist/supervisor (CMAT-S). Cheryl is professionally trained in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and 12-step facilitation.
Cheryl has presented at numerous national and international conferences. Her presentation topics include women and addiction; sexual addiction and the chemically dependent population; adolescent self-injury; understanding co-occurring disorders; benefits of art therapy when working with a substance abuse population; the importance of a continuum of care; family systems approach to addiction treatment; and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) with adults, teens, and families. She has also co-authored peer-reviewed research and has been published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, The Journal of Treatment and Prevention: Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, and numerous articles for trade magazines.
In addition, she has had academic appointments as adjunct faculty at Marywood University and Kutztown University. Cheryl has proctored clinical internships affiliated with Penn State University, Drexel/Hahnemann University, Alvernia University, Villanova University, and George Washington University.