Wayne Crooks is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 35 years of experience in the field of mental health and social services. His tenure in the field includes work with children and adolescents, adults and couples. His experience includes working in correctional institutions, outpatient clinics, inpatient hospital, school based health programs, therapeutic foster care, residential treatment and the corporate setting. In his role as a health educator Mr. Crooks was instrumental in shaping the efficient delivery of health care services to students in the Dallas public school system. As a therapist Mr. Crooks has focused primarily on treating depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders and ADD/ADHD.
Mr. Crooks’ experience is supported by a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. He also completed a clinical internship through the nationally recognized Dallas Child and Family Guidance Center. As a graduate student Mr. Crooks was a recipient of the Advanced Opportunity Fellowship.
Currently Mr. Crooks is a facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project, a member of the Board of Directors for the Chico Peace & Justice Center and an activist living in Chico, California.
Max uses he/they pronouns and has been a CPJC volunteer since January 2018. They grew up in Chico, CA, and goes to school at Chico State where they are majoring in mechatronic engineering. Max is passionate about animal rights as well as other social justice issues.