City: Bismarck ND
Position on board: Government Affairs
Title/ Workplace: Advanced Clinical Specialist, West Central Human Service Center
Specialties: Crisis intervention, individual/group therapy with people with intellectual disabilities, CBT, skills development
Degree and School: Master of Arts in Counseling - University of North Dakota; Bachelor of Science in Psychology - University of North Dakota
Interests/Hobbies: My faith, spending time with family, gardening, reading – especially mysteries
What I like about NDMHCA: I appreciate the relationships I have formed with other professionals across the state through my involvement with NDMHCA. The networking is useful in order to bounce ideas and thoughts off others who work in different areas of the state and with different populations using different techniques. It is also useful for referral purposes – I have utilized the contacts I have made through the association numerous times to refer clients, family and friends to people who I know and with skills that I trust. Being a leader in NDMHCA has allowed me to grow and learn to face challenges. I am not an extrovert and without the opportunities presented to me as a leader in our organization I would have missed out on wonderful experiences.
North Dakota Heart Gallery
The North Dakota Heart Gallery helps children and youth that are waiting for adoptive families to see themselves as they never have before. The North Dakota Heart Gallery features children from throughout the state. The Heart Gallery will travel to events and exhibitions in communities across North Dakota to recruit forever families.