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Bernard Showers, LCSW

Adjunct Professor

Phone: 717-477-1717


MSW - Social Work, Shippensburg University (2010)

Bernard Showers



Bernard Showers, LCSW, CAADC is a 2010 graduate of Shippensburg University's MSW Program.  He has been practicing as a Social Worker since 2012 with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Baltimore, MD, working in a number of different roles within his specialty of substance use disorders.

In addition to his clinical roles, Bernard is a national consultant for the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Initiatives in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders, Motivational Interviewing, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy.  He is a certified VA provider for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression, having received his training from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia, PA.  As a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Bernard has provided a number of local, regional, and national trainings.

Professional Interests

Substance Use Disorders

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Contact the Social Work and Gerontology Department

382 Shippen Hall 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1717 Fax: (717) 477-4051