Harry Francis Kuhn III
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY, August 21, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Harry F. Kuhn III, Ph.D. (candidate), MSW, LCSW, BCD is an American Board Certified Diplomate Emeritus in clinical social work, a New Jersey State licensed clinical social worker, a New Jersey State certified school social worker, and an expert consultant on school social work practice and student mental health evaluation and treatment. Mr. Kuhn has been recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for his six continuous decades of dedication to the profession of social work, including cultural and ethical competence and compassion as a clinical social work psychotherapist, consistent adherence to social work ethics, values, principles, advanced clinical skills, and the depth of knowledge about human behavior in the social environment. With his 33-year social work career in public education and current 10-year private practice as a consulting school and forensic social worker, Mr. Kuhn excels in conducting biopsychosocial diagnostic assessments and delivering effective social work interventions, all of which earned him the distinctions of being both the Worldwide Who's Who "Social Worker of the Year" in 2010-11 and the first of 101 experts featured in the 2012 Worldwide Who's Who publication, "The 101 Industry Experts: Insights and Ideas to Inspire You".

Mr. Kuhn's Ph.D. dissertation entitled, "The effect of student mental health services delivered by licensed clinical school social workers in the fourth grade classroom, in collaborative partnership with the classroom teacher and parents, on student grade-level reading proficiency as measured on annual State-standardized testing". This topic is relevant for its originality in utilizing the clinical capabilities of school social workers and very timely as school districts are being held accountable for student academic achievement. Mr. Kuhn anticipates being awarded his doctoral degree from the International University of Graduate Studies at St. Kitts & Nevis in July 2013 and thereafter having "The Helping Experience: Kuhn's Insight Development System" (THE KIDS) piloted in public schools nationwide.

Given the cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic issues challenging immigrants and refugees, Mr. Kuhn considers himself fortunate to have majored in the Spanish language as an undergraduate student at Montclair State College that allowed him to become a bilingual social worker, first for the Cuban Refugee Program under the auspices of the Essex County Welfare Board in Newark, NJ and then for his 30-year career on the child study team in the Rahway (NJ) public school system. As a school social worker, Mr. Kuhn became known for his expertise in working with cases involving adoption, foster care, parenting and teaching effectiveness, student mental health crisis intervention, case management of individualized education programs (IEP) in special education, and monitoring the effectiveness of implemented IEPs consistent with the standards set forth in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the New Jersey State Administrative Code for Special Education.

In reflecting on his professional achievements, Mr. Kuhn attributes them to the depth of his professional knowledge and range of clinical social work skills, his acceptance of personal accountability for his professional performance, his command of the Spanish language, and his willingness to continue learning about human behavior in the social environment. The most gratifying aspect of his career has been making meaningful contributions to the lives of students, parents, families and colleagues in education to achieve greater self- resiliency and personal satisfaction. His most humble moment in his distinguished career came as a trained volunteer in assisting the victims and witnesses of the terrorism inflicted upon the New York City World Trade Center on 9/11 to access all available resources organized by FEMA at its WTC Family Assistance Center, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ. Mr. Kuhn, along with other licensed clinical social workers and licensed clinical psychologists, were pro-bono members of the New Jersey State Crisis Response Team, under the auspices of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.

Mr. Kuhn earned a Master of Arts in General Psychology at Montclair State College which was a secondary degree to his primary graduate degree in social work from the Graduate School of Social Work at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick. Mr. Kuhn has published professional articles under social work peer review, holds certifications as a New Jersey State certified school social worker, a New Jersey State licensed clinical social worker, a nationally board-certified diplomate emeritus in clinical social work, and as a disaster relief mental health specialist and as a Board Certified Diplomate Emeritus in Clinical Social Work.

Mr. Kuhn is a member of the Fall River Historical Society, Fall River, Massachusetts, the Illinois State Association of School Social Workers, the National Association of Social Workers, the School Social Workers Association of America, the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work, and the American Orthopsychiatric Association.

Mr. Kuhn has garnered a reputation of distinction throughout his life for his contributions to his academic, civic, and professional communities. He was inducted into Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities in 1968-69 as President of his graduating class who lead a student movement to overturn a 60-year old housing policy of gender segregation to one of gender integration at Montclair State College and having the first Roman Catholic Mass celebrated on a New Jersey State college campus. He received the prestigious Editor of the Year Award from the New Jersey Education Association in 1979 and the Outstanding Member of the Year Award, as granted by the Plainfield Lions Club in 1982. In 1989, Mr. Kuhn was elected to the South Plainfield Board of Education, serving as its parliamentarian and policy committee chairman for his three year term. In 1993, Mr. Kuhn organized a bilateral diplomatic memorial wreath-laying ceremony at the American Somme Military Cemetery in Bony, France for which one of the participating dignitaries, the mayor of Summit, NJ, presented him with the Key to the City of Summit. Mr. Kuhn was appointed in 1994 by the mayor of South Plainfield to chair its German-American Celebration Committee to mark the contributions of German immigrants to American society.

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