As the Education Resource Director for Caron’s Education Alliance Department, Eric Rodriguez oversees education, training, development, and learning initiatives, focusing primarily on corporate and organizational education.
With an enthusiasm for education, extensive experience in clinical, substance use treatment, mental health, and a background in the corporate sector, Eric brings a passion for helping organizations in their health initiatives.
Prior to accepting the education role in 2021, Eric worked as a behavioral health therapist for the Grand View Program, providing individual and family therapy to patients and their families, facilitating groups, offering educational lectures, and helping to set up aftercare plans. He has advanced education in co-occurring disorders, specifically related to anxiety, and is trained in cognitive processing therapy for trauma. He began working at Caron in 2017 as a therapist for the Men’s Program and moved to Grand View in 2019.
Before joining Caron, he worked with heart and vascular transplant patients and their families, providing social and family evaluations and post-transplant discharge planning. Prior to his career in health care, Eric worked in sales and marketing within the telecommunications industry. Coupled with his expertise in substance use disorders, interdisciplinary care, and business knowledge, Eric offers compassion, empathy, and knowledge to provide much-needed help.
Eric is a licensed social worker in the state of Pennsylvania and has a certification in advanced addiction and drug counseling. He has a bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology and a master’s degree in clinical social work from Millersville University.