In addition he is certified as an Addiction Professional
(CAP), Criminal Justice Specialist, Domestic Violence
Counselor, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Exceptional
Student Educator. He is Internationally Certified as an
||Dr. Hughes has been
directing and managing mental health and addiction
programs from New Jersey to Florida for over 15
years. He is state licensed as a Mental Health Counselor.
Dr. Hughes has specialized in treating dual diagnosis
adolescents for over 25 years. In Florida public
schools, Dr. Hughes is certified in Exceptional
In 1983, he was certified in Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.
In 1985, he earned a CAC (Certified Addiction Professional
certificate) in New Jersey. In 1986, he attended intensive
training in Psychodrama and Psychotherapy at the Moreno
Institute in New York City. In 1987, he completed a
Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from
New York University. In 1989, he received specialized
training in Biofeedback, in New Jersey. In 1993, he
completed his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology
with a specialization in employee assistance counseling.
Dr. Hughes has been a consultant for dozens of mental
health and substance abuse programs on the east coast
and as far west as Texas. He has written grants through
various extensive RFP processes for both private agencies
and large chain hospitals. Dr. Hughes was presented
on the Dr. Phil Show in March of 2010 on “Dangerous
Behaviors.” Dr. Hughes has lectured at many different
universities ranging from New Jersey to Florida. He
has lectured in the following subject areas: psychology,
substance abuse, education and sociology.