A longtime criminal justice/mental health/substance abuse treatment professional with over 36 years of experience has been named the new director of Western Michigan University’s Behavioral Health Services in the Unified Clinics. Joseph Kuchenbuch, MA, LLP, CAADC, CCS-M assumed his post as Faculty Specialist I Clinical Specialist on June 15.
Behavioral Health Services new leader brings a wealth of experience to his new role, including over 36 years of experience in criminal justice/mental health/substance abuse treatment fields. Most recently Kuchenbuch was employed as the Program Director at Psychological Consultants of Michigan for the past fourteen years and served as Adult and Adolescent Services Coordinator, and therapist for several years prior to assuming the Program Director's position. His professional history includes positions with Calhoun County Juvenile/Probate courts, and working with kids in detention at the Calhoun County Juvenile Home.
In addition to his administrative duties, Kuchenbuch has been an adjunct professor at Kellogg Community College since 2004. He teaches Introduction to Substance Abuse and Substance Abuse, Codependency and the Family within the Human Services Department.