Credentials for Christie Engelfried


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Social Work, M.S.W., 1968
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., Sociology, 1965
  • St. John Fisher College, Certificate in Gerontology, 1990
  • Dementia Specific Caregiving-Train the Trainer Certificate, Learning Institute Alzheimer’s Association, 2004

Professional Status

  • L.C.S.W., New York State, retired
  • New York State Certified School Social Worker (permanent form), 1995
  • A.C.S.W., Academy of Certified Social Workers
  • Diplomat in Clinical Social Work, NASW

Professional Development

  • New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman training, Lifespan, 2004
  • Memories in the Making Program training, Alzheimer’s Association, 2005
  • Participated in multiple courses, conferences, workshops,and trainings related to geriatrics, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease since the 1980’s in New York State and in the state of North Carolina.

Community Service

  • Dementia Specific Caregiver Education/Support Groups, facilitator, 1/2013-present
  • Dementia Educational Series, 2015-present
  • First Health Hospital Clown, 2010
  • Alzheimer’s Association, volunteer group facilitator, Early Stage Support Groups for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, 2004-2008
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Volunteer Speaker’s Bureau, 2008
  • Care Line Program volunteer, 2007
  • New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman, 2004-2005
  • Early Childhood Intervention Council of Monroe County, co-chair membership committee
  • Caregiver support and bereavement group facilitator, 1990’s

Career History

  • Writer, Author, Illustrator and Speaker
  • Private Practice, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, evaluation, counseling and consultation, contracts with Monroe County Health Department and local school districts for Early Intervention, 1996-2002
  • Stepping Stones Learning Center, Social Work Department Head, Senior Social Worker, CPSE evaluation team coordinator, evaluation and counseling of children ages 3 to 5 with emotional, behavioral, and social problems, parent counseling and trainings, staff consultation, program development, supervision of social work staff, program coordination
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, under graduate social work field supervisor
  • Rochester Hearing and Speech Center, social work expertise to speech and audiology departments, provided consultation regarding behavior management, familial issues and community resources
  • Rochester Mental Health Center, Children and Youth Division, Child and Adolescent Day Treatment, psychiatric social worker
  • Strong Memorial Hospital, Social Services Department, Medical Social Worker
  • Buffalo Chapter, American Red Cross, Service to Military Families, Foreign Inquiries, Intake caseworker
  • Onondaga County Welfare Department, Project Headstart, Case aide