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W. Lawrence Travers

W. Lawrence Travers, American healthcare executive. Diplomate in clinical social work New York; certified addictions counselor. Recipient Science Achievement award Chemical Rubber Company, 1965.


  • Travers, W. Lawrence was born on November 1, 1943 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of Walter Roy and Elizabeth Laurene (Hicks) Travers.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, College of Emporia, Kansas, 1965. Master of Social Work, Syracuse University, 1972.


    • Consultant alcoholism treatment Hutchings Psychiatric Center New York State, Office of Mental Health, Syracuse, 1972-1973, program director alcoholism rehabilitation unit, 1973-1976, program director psychogeriatric day treatment/outpatient services, 19976-80, mental health outpatient service, 1980-1986, program director mentally ill chemical abuse senior advisory panel, 1986-1991. Rehabilitation coordinator Capital District Psychiatric Center, Albany, New York, 1991-1994. Education and training consultant, 1994-1997.

      Consultant to medical director managed care New York State/Office of Mental Health, Albany, 1997-1998, director co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders, 1998-2000, director health systems transition, since 2000. Consultant New York City Office of Mental Health, since 2000. Private practice Albany, New York.

      Director Health Systems Transition, Albany,New York, board directors Franklin Medical Laboratory School, Westbury, New York, 1980.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate in clinical social work New York. Certified addictions counselor.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Democratic Party official, 1974-1976. Fellow American Orthophychiat. Association; member National Association of Social Workers (clinical register), Academy Certified Social Workers (diplomate), American College Addiction Treatment Administrators, American Board Examiners in Clinical Social Work, National Association Drug Abuse and Alcoholism Commission (master addiction counselor), American College Health Care Executives.


    • father: Walter Roy Travers
    • mother: Elizabeth Laurene (Hicks) Travers
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    Born November 1, 1943
    (age 74)