Mark Lacava currently serves as Chief Clinical Officer (CCO), Pre and Post Adoption Services at Spence-Chapin. Mark manages the counseling staff, oversees Spence-Chapin’s counseling, support services, community programming, and professional trainings. Mark has over 20 years of experience working with children and families as a licensed clinical social worker. Mark uses his extensive experience to provide families not only with counseling, but with practical skills and tools to improve their daily lives. Mark trained at the prestigious Ackerman Institute for Families. He is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. His work in Child Welfare and at Spence-Chapin is based on how trauma affects brain development and behavior. At Spence-Chapin, Mark continues his personal mission to promote the needs of children, families, and LGBTQ individuals.
Mark received a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Theater at Kutztown University and a master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University.