Ross Manning, MSW, LCSW
Ross completed his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, with Psy Chi Honors, in 2002 at Indiana State University with a major in psychology and a minor in philosophy. Following completion of his undergraduate degree, he began graduate coursework in the School of Education, School Counselors Program, where he studied counseling theory and practice, systems theory, and human developmental processes through the lifespan. Ross continued his graduate coursework and completed his Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, with Phi Alpha Honors, in 2007 at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis in the IU School of Social Work with a dual concentration in mental health and child welfare. He completed graduate level clinical practicum experiences in school social work at Binford Elementary School in Bloomington, IN in 2006 and in community mental health at Hamilton Center, Inc. in Spencer, IN in 2006-07. During his clinical therapy practicum, Ross was also employed full-time with HCI as a family specialist where he provided case management and skills training services for children, adolescents, and adults. Ross was accepted to IU School of Social Work PhD program in 2007 where he completed doctoral-level coursework in social work research, theory, practice, and policy and completed research on the impacts of mental health and substance abuse on poverty and homelessness. Ross became a full-time clinical therapist at the Hamilton Center in Bloomfield, IN in June 2010 where he maintains a full clinical caseload providing individual, family, and group therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults including addictions group services for both adolescents and adults. Further, Ross provides school-based therapy services for children at all grade levels in both Bloomfield and Eastern Greene School corporations. Ross spends his free time coaching soccer with the Bloomington Cutters, playing chess, and spending time with his children and family.