Constance Quinn is the Clinical Coordinator of the Inpatient Psychiatry Program at the Veterans Administration Hospital (FDR Campus in Montrose, NY). At the Columbia School of Social Work, she teaches Direct Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups. She has spent most of her career in public service, with a focus on mental health and human rights.
Early in her career, Dr. Quinn was the clinical director of the Sex Offender Treatment Program for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services at the Highland Residential Center. She went on to develop an OASAS Drug Free Residential Center at the Brookwood Secure Center in Claverack, NY. She moved next to the New York State Office of Mental Health at the Capital District Psychiatric Center, where she worked in the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic. In this role, she provided clinical services for clients ages 3-8, and became involved in CSE advocacy.
Dr. Quinn developed the Dutchess County Probation and Community Correction PINS Diversion program, a mental health screening and assessment practice model. She served as the clinical liaison for the V-DISC sponsored by Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. She has served as a field supervisor for SUNY Albany and Adelphi University, served on the adjunct faculty at Adelphi University School of Social Work, and held various consultation positions. She is currently working a book chapter exploring issues, challenges, and barriers to mental health advocacy among the veteran population.
Dr. Quinn received her Bachelor’s degree from Bard College in 1993, her MSW from Adelphi University in 1996, and her DSW from Adelphi in 2004.