Southern Charm Healing Therapy
May 2019 - Present
Private Practice - Southern Charm Healing Therapy
Southern Charm Healing provides a humanistic treatment approach that is empathetic and intuitive. You are invited to be curious about your treatment objectives by possibly identifying important values in your life while building a strong and collaborative therapeutic relationship.
Southern Charm Healing combines the recovery model with embodied interventions based in neuroscience. In your collaborative sessions, you are welcome to look at the past, be in the present, and plan for the future while practicing techniques that support calm, serene, and peaceful internal state of being.
You are also invited to make the choice not to participate. You are free to practice something that has been healthy and helpful for you.
September 2019 - March 2020
Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F)
TCTSY, a program of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI, is an evidence-based, adjunctive treatment for complex trauma and complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Developed in the United States, TCTSY is shared with children, youth, and adults around the world. TCTSY is equally accessible to all people regardless of age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, body type and physical ability. The annual flagship program is the 300-hour Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Certification Program for Yoga Teachers, Mental Health Career Professionals, and Professionals working with individuals and communities who have experienced trauma.
August 2019 - October 2019
Emergency Department Social Worker
Crisis Intervention Contract
October 2018 - May 2019
Director of Behavioral Health
I provided daily operational and clinical supervision to a total of twenty-five (25) direct report employees consisting of LMFT, LMFT-A, LMHC, LMHCA, LSWAA, graduate practicum students, front office staff, and direct service staff. The agency implemented an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system on October 1, 2018. I provided support and training to staff members through this technological transition. I was responsible for quality improvement and quality assurance (QI/QA). I updated the behavioral health polices for the agency based in the behavioral health changes from Washington Administrative Code (WAC) as of April 1, 2018 as all behavioral health agencies were to be in compliance as of July 1, 2018. I also worked with our EHR administrators to ensure billing compliance with Managed Care and Private Insurance. I maintained adherence to county, state, and federal regulations. I monitored clinical charts to assist practicum students and agency therapists with case management/care coordination duties. I worked in collaboration with agency clinical supervisors to develop treatment plan training curriculum, group curriculum, and other clinical development. I facilitated weekly clinical team meetings and supervisors' meetings. I developed and maintained a budget with the executive director and fiscal office.
November 20, 2017
Mindfulness and Stress Reduction
October 23-24, 2017
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Conference - 2 Day Intensive
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically validated approach for working with mental health, chemical dependency, and complex co-morbidity. Designed to empower clients to establish mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, DBT assists clinicians in treating clients with emotional problems, suicidal, self-harm, and self-sabotaging urges and behaviors, and challenging interpersonal styles. Facilitator, Jean Eich, PsyD, LP, is a licensed psychologist and has experience working in hospital, school, private practice, and community mental health settings. She has provided DBT services for 8+ years at the largest DBT clinic in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Dr. Eich has developed, facilitated, and coordinated DBT programming for adolescents and their parents. Additionally, she has written curriculum and facilitated programming for adults with mental illness and developmental delays and has helped to design and maintain studies examining clinical outcomes of DBT programs. Dr. Eich is an adjunct professor in the Masters of Counseling and Psychological Services program at St. Mary’s University. She serves clients at her private practice, Maplewood Psychology, where she continues to assist adults and adolescents with a variety of mental health concerns.
October 20, 2017
Rewire the Anxious Brain: Using Neuroscience to end Anxiety, Panic, and Worry
Facilitator, Jamie Craig, PhD, is a licensed psychologist with over 13 years of experience in the mental health care field. As a clinician, Jamie has worked with children, adolescents and adults in outpatient, inpatient hospital and forensic settings. Throughout her career, Jamie has been passionate about staff education for non-clinical individuals involved in the system of care. Jamie is a former student and post-graduate collaborator of Dr. Catherine Pittman, the author of PESI’s Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry. Jamie has provided book critiques and served as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. She is a fulltime mom, clinical psychology consultant, and national speaker.
September 27, 2017
September 20, 2017
The Safety Planning Intervention for Reducing Suicide Risk
September 11-12, 2017
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Facilitator, Timothy Gordon, MSW, RSW, is a social worker, ACT trainer, international presenter, and author. Tim has a mission to offer evidence-based psychotherapy to help others live full and abundant lives. He specializes in working with attachment and trauma issues, including children and adolescents who have suffered abuse. He is the co-author of The ACT Approach: A Comprehensive Guide for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (PESI, 2017) and The ACT Deck: 55 Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Practices to Build Connection, Find Focus and Reduce Stress (PESI, 2017). He has also authored a self-help book integrating ACT with attachment-based therapeutic practices into his work. He was an instructor of the Clinical Behavioral Sciences program, where he taught ACT at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. As Tim presents ACT workshops around the world, he is renowned for his passion and his experiential approach to training professionals.
May 31 - June 2, 2017
30th Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders
Exploring the Depths of Loss and Grief
Amelia M.J. Carroll MS, CT, LMHC - Facilitator
Explore the many aspects and experiences of loss and grief from various perspectives. That exploration, in turn, will lead towards deeper self-awareness, increased attentiveness toward others who are grieving, and greater skillfulness in helping those who are dealing with issues of loss and grief. This workshop offers solutions that you can begin using the very next day to engage and empower your clients.
Changing Unhealthy Habits Through Mindfulness: Skills Building in Clinical Practice
Facilitator, Hugh Byrne, PhD., is a guiding meditation teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. He has practiced meditation for 30 years and been teaching mindfulness meditation since 2000. He completed a four-year meditation teacher training program led by Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein at the two major insight meditation centers in the U.S. Hugh is trained in and teaches mindfulness-based stress reduction and completed a three-year training in Somatic Experiencing, a mind-body approach to healing trauma. He has a law degree from London University and a Ph.D. from UCLA. He teaches retreats and workshops in the United States and internationally and is the author of The Here-and-Now Habit: How Mindfulness Can Help You Break Unhealthy Habits Once and for All.
July 2016 - September 2018
Program Manager: Co-Occurring Disorders and Supported Employment
I managed three (3) contracts and five (5) employees: four (4) dually credentialed MHPs and one (1) supported employment specialist. Two (2) of the contracts funded the co-occurring disorders program and the third contract funded the supported employment program. I reviewed all intakes, bio-psychosocial assessments, diagnostic formulations, billing authorizations, reauthorizations, and all other program documentation. I added evidenced based measures to quantify the intensity of the program participants’ experience, such as symptoms and emotional regulation, through pre and post test scores. I introduced quarterly program evaluations completed by participants to capture the client voice for future program development. I redesigned the intensive outpatient program (IOP) to include both mental health and chemical dependency components now referred to as intensive outpatient psychotherapy (IOP). I participated in three (3) audits. Two (2) of those audits resulted in no findings and the program scored higher than previous years in the third audit. I assisted in the development and facilitation of trauma informed care and growth mindset staff training agency wide. I assisted in development of the supported employment program pre-contract through present day. I updated the behavioral health outpatient manuals in relation to the Washington Annotated Code (WAC) then provided changes to staff members. The co-occurring team provided suicide assessments and other services to many programs at MDC while integrating with other teams throughout the agency to move toward the strategic goal of agency integration and care coordination. I volunteered on many committees such as the wellness group, management training program, and institute for healthcare improvement project. I offered weekly clinic hours for program participants in need of therapeutic intervention.
July 2015 - May 2016
Clinical Social Work Intern
During graduate school, I was assigned to the VA Puget Sound Health Care System at American Lake in the Veterans Intensive PTSD Clinic (VIP), Mental Health Outpatient Clinic (MHO), and the Intensive Outpatient Clinic (IOP). There I completed comprehensive psychosocial assessments, clinical evaluations, facilitated group therapy, conducted individual therapy sessions, formulated and implemented patient treatment plans, and collaborated with an interdisciplinary treatment team. The population I served included people experiencing complex mental health including personality disorders, bipolar, psychotic disorders, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other trauma related disorders. My clinical practice is evidence based treatment(s) by assessing symptoms using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5).