Edward Ballo, MSW, MBA
Ed entered the field of psychotherapy and clinical social work after a 20-year career in business operations. Ed then became a second career social worker, obtaining his Master’s in Social Work (MSW) in 2016 from NYU. Post MSW, he provided psychotherapy in a New York City agency, and then a New Jersey Center for Counseling & Psychological Services. Ed is currently a candidate for his Doctorate in Clinical Social Work (DSW) at University of Pennsylvania. Ed previously taught MSW classes at Daemen College. Ed’s doctoral research in the DSW program is an interpretative phenomenological analysis exploring the perspectives of parentified 18–24-year-old emerging adults on their experiences growing up. The research will also include exploration of sense of self and consequence management by the parentified emerging adults.
As a social work practitioner, Ed focuses on both psychodynamic and behavioral modalities, and is influenced by Relational-Cultural Theory, Attachment Theory, and CBT/DBT approaches. He is a passionate proponent of evidence-based practices and dual case conceptualizations with experience in mental health, and co-occurring substance use disorder counseling settings. Ed is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), served as a member of the board of trustees of The Hyacinth AIDS Foundation for six years, and has served as a Hospice volunteer for the MJHS Institute for Innovation and Palliative Care.
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