Marcia Baker | Springfield College

Marcia Baker

Marcia Baker


Contact Info

Marcia Baker is faculty at Springfield College Houston campus teaching Mental Health Counseling

Marcia Baker is currently the business owner of Advanced Training Third Coast, which provides substance abuse prevention training and consultation/evaluation. She is a PhD candidate in Health Psychology with a projected graduation of Aug 2016. Marcia has extensive experience supervising programs in substance abuse treatment, prevention, and the behavioral health field. She is a trainer for Strengthening Families Training Certification and Towards No Drug Abuse Certification program for substance abuse prevention professionals. Marcia teaches and trains adjuncts in the field of substance abuse, prevention, and mental health for numerous colleges and educational institutions.

Research Interests
  • Cancer psychosocial research
  • Addictions prevention research


Courses Taught
  • Counseling in Community Settings
  •  Practicum I, II, III and IV
  •  Research and Evaluation
  •  Counseling Theories
  •  Yoga
  • Fitness/Wellness
Professional Certifications and Memberships
  • Licensed Bachelors Social Work in Texas, 1994-present
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Texas, 1994-present
  • Certified Professional Counselor in Arizona, 1991-1994
  • Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist in Texas, 2006-present
  • Masters Addiction Counselor, NAADAC, March 2016-present
  • American Counseling Association
  • NAADAC member
  • American Psychological Association


Community Service and Volunteer Work
  • Provides self-help presentation trainings for meetings and conferences
  • Vice President of Texas Association of Addiction Professionals Houston Chapter, 2008
  • Appointed by the mayor of Houston to Drug Policy Task Force for Prevention, 2009
  • 2007, Hope Award in Houston from Sierra Tucson
  • 2008, Addiction Professional of the Year, Houston
  • 2013, Nominated for White House Champion of Change for Public Health and Prevention


Selected Works


  • 2015 Presenter TAAP Houston Conference, Self help and Yoga
  • 2015 Presenter TAAP Summer Conference, Yoga
  • 2015 Presenter Texas Behavioral Health Institute, Self Help and Neuroscience it’s application to prevention.
  • 2013 Presenter Arizona Summer Institute, “Can we prevent substance abuse?”
  • 2012 Presenter After school Centers of Education, Family Engagement
  • 2008-2009 Presenter Spectrum conference, Clinical Supervision
  • 2004-present Trainer of Trainers for Project Towards No Drug Abuse, Model Program for Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, developer, Dr. Steve Sussman, University of Southern California
  • 2004 Presenter, University of North Texas National Conference/ Parent Education
  • 2002-present Trainer of Trainers for Strengthening Families, Model Program for Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, developer, Dr. Karol Kumpher, University of Utah