Relationally-focused, strategically-minded, collaborative licensed psychologist with proven expertise in direct therapy and clinical assessment services, clinical supervision, and didactic and consultative training to health personnel regarding maximization of wellness for patients. Effectively assesses client, trainee, health care personnel and departmental strengths and needs in order to provide services and change-focused recommendations to maximize patient care and professional effectiveness within integrative health care training and service settings. Successfully builds relationships with patients, trainees, and relevant health care team stakeholders on which to base and carry out successful intervention and consultation methods.
Clinical Supervision Consultant 2012 – 2013 Kaiser Permanente Northwest (Portland, OR) Â· Consulted with and advise licensed mental health clinicians, primary care and psychiatric physicians and other health care personnel regarding implementation of effective mental health practice in an outpatient primary care setting. Â· Researched and recommend appropriate interventions for child/family track evidence-based practice pilot program. Â· Triaged crises with therapists and other collaborating providers to maintain patient safety and wellness. Â· Participated in complex case review and triage planning as well as committee work on maximizing treatment benefits for patients in this health care setting ranging in age from 3 – 73 years of age.
Contracted Psychologist 2009 – 2012 Artz Center for Developmental Health and Audiology (Portland, OR)
Â· Facilitated multidisciplinary collaboration for patient care between pediatrics, psychology, occupational therapy, speech/language pathology providers. Â· Developed and maintained caseload of 20+ children and families. Â· Created and delivered in-service group trainings and individual consultation meetings for multidisciplinary staff regarding psychological principles and interventions to enhance collaborative efforts and client success. Â· Designed and implemented all-staff seminar regarding enhancement of interpersonal effectiveness and team collaboration: audience included physicians, OT, SLP, LPC and affiliated service personnel.
Â§ Developed referral pool through relational outreach to physicians, other mental health providers, attorneys to build caseload within scope and particular expertise. Â§ Conducted intake interviews and ongoing therapy with families, couples and adolescents referred publicly to private practice; particular emphasis on blended families with complex relational issues. Â§ Coordinated client care with school personnel, medical professionals, parents and other providers. Â§ Supervised Master’s and Doctoral level graduates in psychology as part of their process toward licensure: Designed and implemented supervisee development curriculum for structured training.
Director, Master’s in Counseling Psychology Program 2011 – 2012 Associate Professor 2011 – 2012 Associate Director of Psychological Services Center 2008 – 2010 Co-Director of Clinical Training 2006 – 2012 Assistant Professor2005 – 2011 Pacific University-Oregon, College of Health Professions (Hillsboro, OR)
Â· Provided supportive and corrective oversight for programmatic processes including faculty teaching assignments, student progress and evaluation, hiring of new faculty and adjunct instructors. Â· Directed problem-solving efforts for student-, collaborating site-, or faculty-raised issues in clinical training and program administration. Â· Chaired faculty meetings, planned for program development in accordance with State and Federal requirements for professional practice in counseling. Â· Created and delivered graduate level curriculum via teaching and supervision to Master’s and Doctoral students in subject areas including but not limited to: Research Methods, Human Growth and Development, Change Process, Interviewing and Counseling Skills, Professional Communication, Practicum in Psychology. Â· Developed consultation model for clinical development of doctoral student clinicians regarding intake triage. Â· Managed crises and critical clinical training via on-call consultation at training clinic. Â· Designed and conducted clinical trainings on a variety of topics for 40+ doctoral level clinicians and interns at the Psychological Service Center. Â· Provided group and individual supervision to doctoral level trainees in their first practicum placement at training clinic serving mental health needs of children and adults. Â· Evaluated student clinical skills and delivered specific clinical feedback to students regarding relevant competencies. Â· Maintained relationships with 40+ external clinical training sites in order to place 2nd year MA students with these agencies to gather their clinical hours in preparation for graduation and licensure as counselors. Â· Led case consultation, trained students in clinical report-writing, and provided supervisory feedback and case conceptualization training regarding student case presentations. Â· Annually organized and hosted Clinical Training Fair for off-site clinical trainers to showcase their agencies to potential student interns. Â· Served on multiple departmental and University committees including but not limited to: APA Internship Oversight, Institutional Review Board, Clinical Training Committee, Standards and Appeals Committee.
National Trainer/Consultant 2003 – 2006 Therapist 2001 – 2004 Functional Family Therapy, Inc. (Nationwide, United States)
Â· Facilitated the community-based implementation of family-based Surgeon General-supported treatment via live initial and continuing educational trainings (i.e. series of several 2- and 3-day workshops) Â· Partnered with community stakeholders to maximize potential for long term implementation success of Functional Family Therapy (FFT) locally Â· Provided intensive supplemental clinical training and regular case-staffing guidance on an organizational level. Â· Directly supervised new FFT therapists during live therapy sessions at an externship clinical training. Â· Initiated and guided engagement, problem-solving, collaboration and skill-building with juvenile delinquents and their families as therapist.
Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern 2003 – 2004 Morrison Child and Family Services (Portland, OR)
Â· Facilitated individual and family therapy sessions for children and adolescents aged 4 through 19 in an outpatient community mental health clinic. Â· Upon specific request, consulted with outpatient program directors regarding enhancement of evidence-based family therapy service delivery/program development. Â· Directed counseling program for teen parents and other at-risk students housed within an alternative, inner-city high school. Â· Designed and implemented group activities regarding relapse prevention for incarcerated adolescent boys in a youth correctional facility. Â· Administered, scored and completed full psychological evaluations using various psychosocial, personality and cognitive assessments for adolescents in an outpatient setting. Â· Screened children and adolescents aged 3 through 20 years for danger to self and others and overall mental health status in outpatient and correctional facilities.
School-based Consultant and Interventionist 2002 Institute for Child Study (Bloomington, IN)
Â· Offered behavioral consultation and intervention for a kindergarten teacher in a public school as part of a pre-doctoral practicum rotation. Â· Facilitated and guided the teacher in managing a student with behavior problems and in improving class-wide social skills and civility. Â· Developed an individual and classroom level social skills program. Â· Modeled effective implementation of the program as an interventionist to complete consultation duties with the goal of increasing teacher self-sufficiency in managing classroom behaviors.
Clinical Supervisor 2001 – 2002 Indiana University-Bloomington School of Education (Bloomington, IN)
Â· Evaluated and worked collaboratively to improve the clinical competencies of Master’s level counseling students through weekly individual and dyadic supervision sessions as pre-doctoral trainee.
Â· Consistently implemented audio and video tape review and critique of counseling sessions while maintaining relationships with supervisees.
Assistant to the Director 2000 – 2002 Center for Adolescent and Family Studies (Bloomington, IN) Â· Managed four research teams examining mechanisms in family therapy, practice-research networks, and the implementation of Functional Family Therapy (FFT). Â· Mentored junior graduate students in research methods under supervision of doctoral advisor. Â· Directed the creation of a protocol for national dissemination of FFT. Â· Supervised an undergraduate center coordinator. Â· Developed the center’s web page.
Pre-doctoral Psychology Practicum Student Counseling and Psychological Services (Bloomington, IN) 2000 – 2001 Â· Served graduate, undergraduate and professional students at Indiana University as an individual therapist and as a member of an interdisciplinary care team. Â· Performed intake assessments and treated clients through talk therapy for problems including anxiety, depression and disorders of personality. Â· Administered, scored and interpreted the WAIS-IIIR to inform clinical treatment.
Center for Human Growth (Bloomington, IN) 1999
Â· Provided individual, couple and family counseling services to children and adults regarding issues including career development, personal growth and relationships. Â· Participated in outreach services in the community including the administration of depression and anxiety screenings.
Pre-Master’s Counseling Psychology Intern 1998 – 1999 Fuller Middle School (Framingham, MA) Â· Facilitated individual and group counseling sessions to boys and girls grades six through eight. Â· Utilized Spanish fluency to provideindividual and group counseling services in Spanish. Â· Held membership on a crisis intervention team. Â· Collaborated with faculty, social services, students and parents to foster and maintain therapeutic change.
Milieu Counselor: Adult and Child Psychiatric Units 1998 – 1999 Cambridge Hospital (Cambridge, MA) Â· Provided mental health support to patients on the Child Assessment Unit aged three to fifteen years and the adult Secure Assessment Unit aged eighteen and above. Â· Specifically assessed for mental status and level of functioning regarding safety and self-care within integrated, multidisciplinary care team.
Child Specialist 1997 Harriet Tubman Shelter for Battered Women (Minneapolis, MN)
Â· Interviewed and provided referrals and life skills assistance to battered women of all ages and their children aged one month to seventeen years. Â· Conducted intake assessments, counseling sessions, and play therapy with children. Â· Taught safe and self-protective behavior and assisted children in the development of positive coping skills .
Volunteer Crisis Line and Family Intake Counselor 1996 – 1997 Briarpatch (Madison, WI)
Â· Completed eighty hours of clinical training to conduct phone, individual, and family crisis counseling for youth aged 12 to 18 years and their families. Â· Collaborated with schools, social services, juvenile court personnel to provided counseling to individuals from a wide range of socioeconomic, educational, racial and sexual orientation groups.
Lead Therapist 1995 – 1997 Wisconsin Early Autism Project (Madison, WI) Â· Provided individual behavior therapy and team directorship for ABA treatment of two boys with autism. Â· Organized intervention data records and adjusted programs to better the course of treatment. Â· Acquired a range of clinical approaches to problem solving for client’s benefit through weekly training and supervision with senior therapist. Â· Collaborated with parents, teachers, and additional service providersregarding clinical interventions and practical implications.
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Indiana University: Bloomington, IN (2004); GPA: 3.9
M.A., Counseling, Boston College: Chestnut Hill, MA (1999); GPA: 3.8
B.A., Psychology and Spanish, University of Wisconsin: Madison, WI (1996); GPA: 3.6
Professional Affiliations and Special Skills/Awards
Â· Member, American Psychological Association (2000 – present)
Â· Member, Oregon Psychological Association (2006 – 2013) Â· Teacher of the Year, Pacific University CPSY, School of Professional Psychology (2012) Â· Teacher of the Year, Pacific University CPSY, School of Professional Psychology (2011) Â· Conversational in Spanish (previously conducted therapy in Spanish) Â· Paul F. Munger award for excellence in teaching, research and community-building, Indiana University Â· Chancellor’s Fellowship for Academic Excellence, Indiana University Â· Dean’s Award Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Boston College Â· Graduate of distinction, University of Wisconsin
Recent Publications, Presentations and Funding Acquired
Waltman, S. H., Williams, A., & Christiansen, L. (in press). Comparing student clinician and licensed psychologist clinical judgment. Training and Education in Professional Psychology.
Waltman, S. H., Rex, K. H., & Williams, A. (2011). Naturalistic examination of a training clinic: Is there a relationship between therapist perception and client self-report of treatment outcome? Graduate Student Journal of Psychology, 13, 17-24.
Miller, C.A., & Williams, A. (2011). Ethical guidelines in research. In J. Thomas & M. Hersen (Eds.), Understanding research in clinical and counseling psychology: A textbook. Second Edition. New York: Routledge. (ISBN: 978-0-415-99221-3)
Williams, A. & Bolton, J. (2010). Family issues. In J. Thomas and M. Hersen (Eds.). Handbook of Clinical Psychology Competencies, Vol III. New York: Springer.
Presentations Williams, A. M., Christopher, M., Mancuso, M., Carlile, J. & Waltman, S. (August, 2010). Understanding client treatment and student training in a community clinic. Presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, California.
Waltman, S., Rex, K., Dolan, C., & Williams, A. (February, 2010). The science of psychology in a psychological training clinic. Presented at the meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Portland, Oregon.
Rex, K., Waltman, S., Dolan, C., & Williams, A. (February, 2010). Examining client demographics in a psychological training clinic. Presented at the meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Portland, Oregon.
Williams, A. & Sexton, T. H. (2008, August). Differential effectiveness of divergent family therapies: What recent meta-analysis results reveal. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association’s annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts.
Williams, A., Rudick, M., Sheppard, S., Snyder, J. & Hirsch, M. (2007, May). Meta-analysis of family therapy research. Panel discussion at the Oregon Psychological Association annual conference, Eugene, Oregon.
New Program Development Funds, Pacific University 2011
Â· Granted $6000 for developing a Master’s in School Counseling program and $5000 to design doctoral program in clinical psychology. Proposals included development of a Program Guide/Policies, budgeting programmatic expenses, planning curriculum consistent with accrediting bodies, and consulting with experts regarding program parameters. Gained permission to launch the new Ph.D. program, which is currently hiring faculty and accepting applicants.
Faith Gabelnick Endowment Fund, Pacific University 2007 – 2008
Â· Received $700 to supervise graduate psychology students in implementing group psychoeducational and/or psychotherapeutic services in a Portland public school for the 2007 – 2008 academic year. Program continued post-funding for 3 years as pro-bono work utilizing resources initially acquired.
Contractor/Recipient, United States Department of Education Grant 2006 – 2008 Â· Contracted for $20,000+ for Pacific University as Contractor to US Department of Education-funded project of Washington County’s Partnership for Student Success. Â· Total grant monies awarded for the project: $350,000. Â· Assisted in acquiring these Federal grant monies for Pacific’s involvement in creating new infrastructure for school-based mental health services across all public schools in Washington County. Â· Designed needs assessments to gather teacher, parent and school personnel perspective regarding mental health needs of students and barriers to accessing mental health services. Â· Supervised Pacific students assisting in creation and distribution of needs assessments and in-services for teachers/school personnel (student and faculty activities funded through grant money).
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