Cory Halpern is the Senior Program Director for Caron Ocean Drive and Caron Renaissance, and provides a wealth of knowledge and guidance for Caron.
His experience encompasses a variety of roles, including counselor assistant, therapist, primary therapist, family therapist, and case specialist, which allowed him to develop a solid foundation of Caron operations and the ability to support staff.
Serving in a director role since 2010, Corey oversees the community living/residential part of the program, which includes supervising counselor assistants and maintenance and housekeeping staff. He trains and mentors his staff, providing support for them to do their best in their roles and take on new positions when they are ready. He also provides backup for the clinical team when necessary and offers supervision to clinical staff. Prior to joining Caron in 2001, Cory worked for eight years in a psychiatric lockdown unit for a county program.
Cory is certified in a series of aggression control training and has instructed hundreds of direct care staff to increase their confidence and sense of team when challenged with working with aggressive individuals. He is also a certified addictions counselor.
I am passionate about this work. When I pull up to my parking space every morning, I’m excited to be here and committed to doing my best.”