College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Degree ProgramDoctor of Social Work (DSW)
Michael D. Gatson, PhD., ACSW, is an expert in military social work and psychology with issues related to military mental health. He is a licensed clinical psychotherapist. Michael currently serves as the Annapolis Vet Center Director.
Michael also provides clinical supervision to counselors and social workers to help improve their clinical abilities. He also serves as an officer in the United States Army Medical Reserve and is a certified volunteer trainer for the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE).
Michael has dedicated his career to improving the lives of active military personnel and war veterans faced with combat trauma and hardships which that are evidenced in his clinical work with military service members, veterans and family members. He has published in several professional journals on PTSD, suicide prevention, and LGBTQ military families and provides numerous training focusing on PTSD, suicide prevention, and HIV/AIDS at the local, state, and national level and has presented more than a 100 workshops on PTSD, suicide prevention, and HIV/AIDS.
Michael is also the founder of G&E Associates, LLC, a motivational and consulting firm; providing clinical consultation, workshops, and training to other behavioral health-care providers.