Honoring 100 for the 100th: Larry Gross


Larry Gross received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma. From the late 1980s, Larry has been a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a member of NASW, and the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Throughout the 1970s and into the 1980s, he worked in social services in city, county, family service and tribal settings.

Beginning with his social work graduate practicums in the mid-1980s, he worked as a clinical social worker in community mental health, 17 years at North Care in Oklahoma City and 11 years as director of Central Oklahoma Community Mental Health Center in Norman. From 1987 until 2003, he worked part time at Bethesda, Inc. in Norman as a group therapist.

In the community mental health center and family service settings, Larry provided supervision of social work graduate students and individuals seeking post graduate clinical licensure. Beginning with the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, Larry provided post disaster mental health services on several occasions with the American Red Cross or the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

He was also director at Griffin Memorial Hospital for four years until his retirement in the spring of 2015. During this most recent legislative session, Larry was appointed to the Oklahoma Forensic Review Board.

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