M.S.W. - University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia -1982 Thesis: Drug Compliance in the Hypertensive Elderly
B.S. - Secondary Education, Jacksonville State University -1975
Certified Social Worker, State of Alabama -1992 - Present
Private Independent Practitioner -1996 - Present
Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, American Academy of Experts of Traumatic Stress -1996 - Present
Instructor - Jacksonville State University -1998 - Present
Bachelor of Social Work Program Courses Taught:
SW 330 - Introduction to Social Work
SW 333 - Child Welfare I
SW 336 - Crisis Intervention
SW 339 - Mental Health and Social Work
SW 380 - Human Behavior and Social Environment I
SW 381 - Human Behavior and Social Environment II
SW 390 - Social Work Practice I
Independent Practitioner -1996 - Present
Provided individual, family, couples counseling for adults, adolescents and children. Areas of expertise included victimization, trauma, violence, anger, disorders, stress management, anxiety disorders, divorce and grief.
Director, Family Advocacy Law Enforcement Training: Ft. McClellan - 1994 - 1996
Responsible for worldwide training of military police and criminal investigators in the total aspects of child, spouse and elder abuse.
Group Facilitator -1992 - Present
Developed and implemented court-ordered treatment for domestic violence offenders.
Social Worker, Northeastern Alabama Regional Medical Center -1992 - 1994 Psychiatric Services - Anniston
Prepared psychosocial assessments, as well as treatment and discharge plans.
Manager, Family Advocacy Program, Fort McClellan -1987 - 1994
Responsibilities included overall management of child and spouse abuse prevention and education programs for installation as well as social work case management. Served as assistant to the Army Community Service Director overseeing 60 employees.
Director, Women's Shelter of the Salvation Army - Anniston -1985 - 1987
Responsible for all aspects of comprehensive program for battered women.
Social Worker I and III, Alabama Dept. of Human Resources, Anniston -1982-1985
Increasing responsibilities working with protective services, foster children, and institutionalized children.
Medical Social Worker, St. Mary's Hospital, Athens, Georgia--1981 - 1982
Nine month graduate school placement. General medical social work including home health care visitation program.
Social Worker I, Department of Human Resources, Anniston -1977 - 1980
Entry level social work involving Aid to Dependent Children, Food Stamps, Medicaid and child support.
Teacher / Therapist, Calhoun County Mental Health Center -1975 - 1977
Assisted in the development and implementation of pilot program for mentally challenged adults.
Sex Offender Treatment; Trauma and Children; Trauma Counseling Certification Program; University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (60 hours) - -1996
Family Violence: Community Solutions / the Duluth ModelWalson Air Force Hospital, Ft. Dix, NJ - 1996
San Diego Conference - Responding to Child Maltreatment Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA - 1995
Leadership, Education and Development Advanced Course for Supervisors, Ft. McClellan, AL - 1995
Building Strong Families for America's Army, Louisville, KY, - 1994