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The Community House Counseling Center is unique among mental health clinics because we invest heavily in the ongoing professional development of our therapists. Each clinician is provided with regular, ongoing study, supervision, and consultation in order to keep on the cutting edge of mental healthcare research and practice.  Supporting the clinical growth and professional development of our therapists is an investment in the betterment of our clients’ lives.

Robert Agnoli, LCSW, CPAIP, Clinical Director

 

Bob graduated with his MSW in 1992 from Loyola University of Chicago with his Masters of Social Work degree with a concentration in clinical social work. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Partner Abuse Intervention Professional with 25 years of experience in providing individual and family counseling and program administration at The Salvation Army Family and Community Services in Chicago.

His professional career has primarily focused on helping men address issues of healthy masculinity, productive relationships, and fatherhood.  In 1998, he was a co-developer of the Partner Abuse Intervention Program (PAIP), an Illinois approved program that addresses men’s use of violence towards their female partners.  Because of his commitment to the domestic violence community he has served as a member of several local and national committees that address domestic violence services delivery and public policy. He served on the Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professionals Board for six years and helped develop the professional credentialing exam for partner abuse intervention professionals.   He served as the boards president for two years.  He is currently a member of the Illinois Department of Human Services Partner Abuse Services Sub-Committee which is an advisory group for IDHS on the development and implementation of state standards for domestic violence programs and evaluates new program applications.  In 2015 he helped develop the Fatherhood In Action Program, a federally funded program to help father’s in understanding their roles as fathers and helping to stabilize families through improving the relationship between the co-parents and assisting in improved economic stability through employment services.  The Fatherhood Program runs in several community locations in Chicago including at Cook County Jail.

He is recognized as a leader in the field of batter intervention and has trained both locally and nationally on a variety of topics including domestic violence and religion, healthy masculinity, violence risk assessments, and ethical decision making.