Philip Hemphill, PhD, LCSW
Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Hemphill is considered a thought leader in the behavioral health and addictive service industry. During the past two years, he served as a full-time Professor of Practice in the Tulane School of Social Work teaching and supervising research for the next generation of professional social workers. He has taught courses on Program Evaluation, Evidence-based Research, Human Behavior in the Social Environment II, Advanced Clinical-Community Practice, Advanced Research Methods, Psychopatholgy and DSM-5, Intro to Social Work Practice, and Sex Therapy. He has continued to write and publish academic research. He’s currently completing his second book entitled Coordinated Care in Addiction Treatment with Routledge Press which is due 2021.
From 2015-2018, Dr. Hemphill served as the Chief Clinical Officer of a premier addiction treatment facility where he was responsible for the planning, organizing, implementing and directing of all the company’s behavioral health and addictive services. He utilized cost effective methodologies while ensuring the clinical quality of those services. As a member of the Executive Leadership, he worked collaboratively with medical staff leaders in decision making structures and processes. He was the lead person for developing and implementing plans for provision of patient care services, policies, and procedures that delineate how needs were assessed and delivered by the company. He worked collaboratively with the business development team to write and present at local, regional and national workshops/conferences and with client services to act as a liaison for new and returning referral sources. He managed the development/implementation of peer review systems and a quality assurance program to assure certification and contractual compliance. He assisted leadership with the review of credentialing and privileging for the company’s professional staff, recruitment of new professional staff, and development of new clinical programs and affiliations.
Previously (2003-2015), Dr. Hemphill was a consultant and the Director of the Professional Enhancement Program (PEP) at Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services where he was responsible for the management and clinical supervision of professional patients in an intensive outpatient/residential setting struggling with addictive and personality disorders. The PEP program celebrated 12 years of success under his leadership which included: 2,000 individuals assessed/treated from 48 states, 4 Canadian Provence, and 2 foreign countries, providing over 50 on-site workplace re-entry visits across the country, providing multi-source workplace monitoring to over 100 professionals ranging from 1 to 4 years, provided over 70 professional paper, poster, or workshop presentations at regional, national, and international conferences, provided educational and supportive services to over 1,000 legal, mental health, and medical professionals in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and 2006, collected and published data utilizing the World Health Organization’s mental health survey following these disasters, pioneered the assessment and treatment of professionals with ‘Disruptive’ behavior which includes validating a monitoring instrument (DBI) and co-authored a book (2013) Taming Disruptive Behavior published by American College of Physician Executives (ACPE.)
Throughout those 12 years, Dr. Hemphill moved throughout the system of care as consultant, manager, leadership coach, and strategic planner. He developed and executed program deliverables such as program design, 360 degree monitoring, professional evaluation, fitness for duty recommendations, staff training and supervision, vocational and professional reintegration, workplace monitoring, staff development, coaching, and administrative management of the program.
He has presented papers and workshops at national conferences and published articles in the field of trauma, personality disorders, and addictions during the past 27 years.
Currently, he is an Assistant Clinical Lecturer at LSU Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry (2000-2020). He has had faculty appointments at Jacksonville University and Loyola University as well. He received his master and doctoral degrees from Tulane University.