Shad Duplessis, LCSW, BACS will be presenting on
Friday, March 27th at 11:00 am
“The AT Ways of Handling Emotions: An Acceptance Commitment Approach”
Shad Duplessis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (BACS) at Sage Rehabilitation Hospital &
Outpatient Services in Baton Rouge. For five years, he has worked in this setting using empirical based interventions with traumatic brain
injury, spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions. He provides a comfortable therapeutic atmosphere for safe self-exploration
and discovery. He has also had tremendous success by blending cognitive behavioral and mindfulness therapies for a 13-week program to address
clients with chronic pain management and eating disorders.
Prior to Sage, Shad has 14 years of clinical and supervisory experiences at all levels of behavioral health care. He has worked in both long
term and acute care inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings in the Baton Rouge area. Shad has a strong passion for improving
the lives of clients experiencing mental health challenges.
Shad is also dedicated to developing the social work profession by providing in person coaching to new social workers for LCSW licensure. He
conducts individual and group supervision sessions while implementing diverse learning exercises to promote ethical, competent social work
Shad obtained his bachelor’s degree (BA) from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1999 and master’s degree (MSW) from LSU School of
Social Work in 2002. At UL, he won the UL Scholar Award for his research on gender differences and the AmeriCorps Director’s Award. While
at LSU, Shad studied the social medicine system abroad in London, England and at the National Suicide Institute in Cork, Ireland. For his
work as the President of the Student Association, he was awarded the LSU Leadership Award and the National Association of Social Workers
(NASW) Student of the Year. Shad also learned anti-racism perspectives at the regional and national levels and is committed to anti-racism
principles in his practice today.