Randolph D. Muck, M.Ed.
CHIEF, TARGETED POPULATIONS BRANCH, SAMHSA - CSAT
Randy Muck is the Chief of the Targeted Populations Branch at SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). As part of his duties, he is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of national programs for the treatment of adolescent substance use disorders. His portfolio has included numerous grant programs, such as the Adolescent Treatment Models study, the Adolescent Residential Treatment and Continuing Care program, Strengthening Communities for Youth, Effective Adolescent Treatment, State Adolescent Treatment Coordination, and Assertive Adolescent and Family Treatment.
Randy came to SAMHSA from the Department of the Army, where he served as a clinician, clinical consultant and administrator for mental health and substance abuse treatment programs for soldiers, family members and civilians. During his 16 years with the Department of the Army, he developed the first overseas military outpatient treatment program to receive accreditation by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). During this time, he also assisted in the development and implementation of the first treatment program for adolescents who were accompanying their parents on overseas tours, mitigating the cost to the military and families by keeping the families intact during the treatment process.
Randy has served as a faculty member at the 7th Army Training Command’s school for counselors, clinical supervisors and administrators; as an instructor for the University of Maryland and Central Texas College; and as a practicum site supervisor for Boston University and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
His publications on substance abuse treatment systems and adolescent treatment have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and books. He earned his B.A. in Psychology and his M.Ed. in Counseling with a focus on family therapy from Boston University.
Randy and his wife Bonnie currently live in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and they have 7 children (5 adopted).
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Updated: December 18 2008