Maxwell Guttman is the owner of Recovery Now in New York and teaches social work at Fordham University in New York. Max provides psychotherapy, complex case management, community consultation, and self-management skill-building groups. His approach is based on evidence-based practices (EBP).
Max is also a correspondent for Psychreg – he regularly writes articles relating to his lived experience of schizophrenia.
Max earned a master’s degree in Social Work from Binghamton University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a field instructor for both postgraduate and undergraduate students at Lehman College. He is also a social work supervisor and psychotherapist at Courtlandt Avenue Clinic in the South Bronx where he teaches students social work praxis in New York City. In addition to these responsibilities, he runs his own practice in New York, Mental Health Affairs.
Max’s battle with Schizophrenia began at New London University in his last semester of college. Max was discharged from Greater Liberty State Hospital Center in July 2008, after spending six months there. His recovery was swift, but not painless, and certainly difficult.
Today, Max teaches Family Oriented Therapy to social work students at Fordham University. He has published several journal articles on recovery and mental health, and three books: University on Watch, Small Fingernails, and Wales High School. He is also a board member of the newspaper City Voices.
Max currently sits on the CAB committee (Consumer Advisory Board) for the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene in NYC. He also participates regularly with the RAC (Regional Advisory Committee) for the Office of Mental Health (OMH) as a peer advocate.
You can connect with him on Twitter @maxwellguttman