Bert Rahl, MSSA, LISW-S
Director of Mental Health Services
Areas of Expertise: Mental Health Case Management, Personality Disorders, Depression, Hoarding, Adult Protective Services, Probate and Guardianship Processes
Norbert S. Rahl, MSSA, LISW-S, is Director of the Mental Health Program at Eldercare Services Institute, LLC. Mr. Rahl has been employed at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging for the last 35 years. For the first 30 years, Mr. Rahl worked as a Social Worker and then became a Mental Health Case Manager. He assumed the position of Assistant Director of Mental Health Services in 2004 and was promoted to Director in 2006.
Mr. Rahl obtained his Bachelor's Degree from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Individual and Family Studies with an emphasis in Gerontology. He obtained his Master of Science in Social Administration with an emphasis in Mental Health from Case Western Reserve University in 1994.
Mr. Rahl has had extensive clinical experience working with mentally ill clients in both individual and group settings. Primarily using evidenced based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Illness Management Recovery, he has worked with individuals suffering from severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders and personality disorders. As director of the Mental Health program, he is responsible for program evaluation and technical expertise of the program staff. Mr. Rahl was also a key representative in assisting the agency to become certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Mr. Rahl serves on several committees including The Council of Agency Directors, The Suicide Prevention Committee of the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County, The Hoarding Connection of the ADAMHS Board, The Adult Protective Services Steering Committee and the Mental Health Advocacy Committee. Mr. Rahl also sits on the Board of the Supplemental Care Services Association.