International Center for Clinical Excellence Associates and Trainers

Associates are top tier member of the ICCE community who are among the world's most effective practitioners. They have demonstrated superior outcomes over several years and are committed to tracking their outcomes and working with their clients using client directed and outcome informed (CDOI) principles.

Associates contribute to the work of the ICCE in many important ways. Firstly they are leading contributors to the many features on the community including blogs, forums and discussions. They are also contributors to the ICCE TV video facilities on the community. Once registered you will be able to see many of them in action in the community and be able to watch informative videos uploaded by them.

Many of the ICCE Associates are also trainers and consultants for the ICCE in the area of clinical excellence in therapy practice and specifically in client directed and outcome informed practice and have completed a rigorous course of instruction that includes:

All trainers have used CDOI in their own work and have extensive experience with systems change projects. They receive ongoing support and supervision from the director of ICCE, Scott D. Miller Ph.D., and participate on an ongoing basis in a electronic forum for ICCE trainers.

ICCE trainers have access to and are familiar with specially designed course content, powerpoint presentations, and mastery exercises approved by the ICCE in teaching CDOI.

Certified Trainers are now available to present keynotes, conduct workshops, and provide agency training tailored to your needs. For more information about bringing an ICCE Certified Trainer to your agency, send an email to info@centerforclinicalexcellence.com for a Certified Trainer pack.

Susanne Bargmann

Specialization Areas: CDOI in eating disorder treatment and family work with speciality areas including women, children and youth. Agency implementation projects.

Susanne Bargmann, licensed psychologist and specialist in psychotherapy, has over 8 years of experience working with CDOI with various populations. She has specialized in treating eating disorder problems, and is part of organizing and teaching a national education for professionals in Denmark working with eating disorder problems. She had written several articles about CDOI in Danish and has recently published an article discussing the idea of Evidence Based Practice, and how CDOI can contribute to another way of understanding this concept. Susanne works with clinical practice, supervision, training and agency implementation of CDOI and formalized client feedback is an integrated part of her practice. Besides CDOI she does trainings on a variety of topics, among other narrative therapy, eating disorder treatment and understanding teen-agers. Susanne is dedicated to influencing the way professionals think about therapy and diagnosis.

 
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Bob Bertolino

Specialization Areas: CDOI couples and family therapy, counseling theories, substance abuse.

Bob Bertolino is an associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counselling in the School of Health Professions at Marysville University in St Louis County Missouri where he teaches courses in couples and family therapy, counseling theories, substance abuse and internship. Bob also provides consulting, training and clinical oversight services at Youth in Need (YIN) Inc. in St Charles Missouri which he has done for many years. His research and academic interest are in effective processes and practices that are collaborative, strengths-based and improve outcomes. His primary focus is on issues that affect children, adolescents and families. He has authored and co-authored a large number of books. His latest books include Strengths-Based Engagement and Practice: Creating Effective Helping Relationships. Boston, MA Allyn & Bacon/Pearson Education, The Therapist's Notebook on Strengths and Solution-Based Therapies (2009) with Michael Kierner and Ryan Patterson and Change-Oriented Therapy with Adolescents and Young Adults (2003). He has co-authored numerous therapy books with Bill O‘Hanlon their most recent being Collaborative, Competency-Based Counseling and Therapy (2002). An internationally known speaker and presenter he presents at conferences and gives workshops in the US and around the world.

 
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Kathy Levenston

Specialization Areas: CDOI and Program Development, CDOI in Homebased Practice, CDOI and Marketing, Child and Family Services, Wraparound Service Planning, Multi-System Involvement, Foster and Adoptive Families.

Kathy Levenston, LCSW is the creator and Director of "Home for Good," an innovative mental health program in Richmond, VA founded on Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed principles. Kathy has a strong commitment to empowering the customers of mental health services. She believes in raising the bar for all providers, by encouraging a system-wide culture of sharing expertise, and transparency in outcomes reporting. Kathy has over 15 years in the field of mental health and social services, working with children, adults, and families, in both supervisory and direct service roles.

 
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Kaye Frankcom

Specialization Areas: CDOI in private practice settings, with workers compensation and transport accident patients, pain management and chronic illness.

Kaye Frankcom is a clinical and counseling psychologist living and working in suburban Melbourne, Australia. Her interest in CDOI goes back to 2001 when she first trained with Scott in Chicago and she has continued to look at ways of influencing other practitioners to implement client feedback practices in their clinical settings, in particular in private practice where the issues of maintaining standards of care and competence have become acute since the advent of government-funded assistance to access mental health services in Australia in 2006.

 
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Dee-Dee Stout

Specialization Areas: CDOI in alcohol and other drug (AOD) misuse/dependency with speciality areas including women, LGBTQI adults, and trauma.

Dee-Dee Stout, MA (Health Counseling) has over 22 years of experience in the helping professions including youth work, program & curriculum development, family and couples counseling, group and individual practice, trauma, and clinical coaching & supervision. She has specialized in substance abuse counseling since 1988 and is currently the Director of Responsible Recovery, a training, coaching, and supervising practice focused on client-centered skills, including CDOI, in the Bay Area. Dee-Dee is also Faculty at City College of San Francisco teaching several courses in their AOD certification program (Health Education). Dee-Dee also conducts trainings on a variety of topics for the State Department of Alcohol and Other Drugs (ADP) under various grants. She recently became a published author (twice!) and spends much of her time working to change the dominant culture in AOD services in the US.

 
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Mark Crouzen

Specialization Areas: CDOI in psychotherapy, training, coaching and supervision. Support on implementation in mental health, medical settings and hospitals.

Mark Crouzen is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience. He is presently working in a hospital in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is always in search for feedback and improvements and has been using monitoring for over 20 years. Mark is interested in what the client wants, his or her resources, theories and strengths. He started as behaviour therapist, works as a solution focused therapist and is particularly interested in implementing CDOI in several forms of psychotherapy. He invented a special ruler to quickly calculate the total scores and, together with two colleagues, re-translated the ORS into Dutch. Mark provides training, supervision and consultation in CDOI practices.

 
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Robbie Babins-Wagner

Specialization Areas: Individual, Couple and Family Therapy, Intimate Partner Violence, Supervision, Mandated Clients, Child Welfare, Trauma, Integration of CDOI into practice.

Robbie Babins-Wagner, MSW, PhD (C) is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor with over 31 years experience as a therapist and clinical supervisor having worked in the Health, Mental Health and Nonprofit sectors in Canada. Robbie has taught in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary since 1982. She is currently the CEO of Calgary Counselling Centre, the largest community based provider of counselling services in Calgary, where she implemented CDOI practice. Robbie has spearheaded the development of the Calgary Centre for Counselling Research in partnership with the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, which will explore and develop ways to encourage a closer integration of counselling education, research and practice. With a passion for training clinicians, Robbie has presented at conferences and workshops, locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. In 2006, the Calgary Herald named Robbie as one of Calgary's new pioneers who “will shape our future”.

 
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Alan Sheuermann, Ph.D.

Specialization Areas: Military Behavioral Health, School Based Mental Health, Adult and Adolescent therapy, tilization of CDOI principles in consultation with collaterals, integration of CDOI principles in assessment

With 18 years of experience in a wide variety of settings and the last 10 years working directly with military members and their families, Alan has developed a fierce advocacy for the central role of the client's voice in decisions regarding ongoing clinical work. He has utilized client-directed, outcome informed processes to enhance outcomes and meet clients' needs in challenging settings. Specific work has focused on introducing and expanding the practice of priviledging the client's voice in treatment decisions in schools and in military behavioral health systems. Alan has presented at international conferences regarding the use of client ratings of outcome and alliance feedback to inform therapist decision-making while being grounded in APA's definition of evidenced-based practice.

 
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Louise Munro

Specialization Areas: Working with Deaf and hard of hearing people, counselling, supervision, reflecting teams.

Louise has worked in the health settings for over 20 years. Beginning her working life as a registered nurse specialising in intensive care settings, she later moved into mental health areas and qualified as a psychologist in Brisbane Australia. Louise has worked in drug and alcohol centres, domestic violence programs, a specialist Deafness and mental health service and more recently in a university teaching clinic. In 2007 Louise went to Chicago and completed the CDOI Training of Trainers program.

 
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Frank Asmus

Specialization Areas: Implementation of CDOI-principles in psychiatric institutes; adults and youth. Family / system oriented practice.

Frank Asmus, psychiatrist and family therapist, is head of an agency of MoleMann Mental Health Clinics in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It provides treatment for adults, youth and families with psychological / psychiatric problems and substance abuse. Most workers are family therapists.Frank enthusiastically implemented CDOI principles from the start of the agency in 2007. He is also giving training to other agencies / institutes on implementing CDOI practice.

 
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Wendy Amey

Specialization Areas: CDOI practice in the treatment of psychological trauma.

Wendy is a therapist and founding director of a UK Psychological Services company operating in the personal injury field. The business has been built on a successful foundation of being demonstrably outcome informed. She also works pro bono, providing trauma therapy, with a War Veterans Outreach Support service based in Portsmouth. Wendy is an advocate of positive psychology and is a founding member of the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Warwick, UK. Her current MSc dissertation is in the facilitation of posttraumatic growth in the treatment of PTSD.

 
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Flip van Oenen

Flip van Oenen (1957) works as a physician and familytherapist at the Rapid Intervention Team and the Centre for Relational Therapy of Mentrum Mental Health in Amsterdam. He is supervisor of the Dutch Association of Family Therapists. He is author of several articles and chapters in handbooks and (co) author of ‘Praktijkboek Crisisinterventie', a practical handbook on crisisintervention in psychiatry and psychotherapy.‘The art of allying' has a central place in his therapeutic work and publications. Since 2006 he has integrated CDOI in his work. He recently started a researchproject to study the effect of CDOI in a naturalistic setting.

 
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Jason Seidel

Specialization Areas: Explaining complicated outcome measurement issues in an understandable way; solving real-world implementation problems; effective marketing of services; statistical and ethical issues in outcome measurement; mentoring through modeling.

Jason Seidel is a Denver psychologist in private practice, and has worked in psychological and counseling services for over 20 years. Jason is one of the first psychotherapists to ever report his outcomes in rigorous detail on the Internet. He has demonstrated best-in-class psychotherapy outcomes for adults since he began formally tracking client progress in 2004. Clinically, he specializes in the integration of intolerable emotions and healing the impact of extreme experiences, having deliberately practiced helping others in the “deep end of the pool” since he was a teenager. He has also worked in the fields of biopsychiatry, business development, and mythopoetic initiation and mentoring. In addition to practicing what he preaches with his own therapy clients, Jason brings his open heart, brutal honesty, and quick sense of humor to consultations with individuals and organizations, helping them massively improve outcomes and service quality.

 
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Gun-Eva Andersson Långdahl

Specialization Areas: Certified Psychologist specialized in clinical and pedagogic psychology. Experience from therapy, supervision, training and methodological development for many years. Met staff from different organizations and different levels of organizations. Working with evaluation and feedback from clients for many years now with ORS/SRS and CDOI approach.

Working in the field of social work since early 1980, before as school psychologist and as a clinical psychologist. Have had a special interest in finding ways to meet clients, both when they have themselves chosen to seek help but maybe most of all when they have to come to social service. The way that clients come is different but the challenge is to find ways to work together with them regardless. Co author in a Swedish book “Kvinnor I Lösningstagen” and a Norwegian book “Clienten den glemte terapeut”. Have also been writing a Swedish book “Oro, anmälan, utredning ett nytt sätt att samarbeta om lösningar”.

 
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Amanda Pardue

Amanda received her BS in biology and MS in Counseling and Counselor Education from Indiana University- Bloomington. She has been with Centerstone of Indiana since 2000. Centerstone is a merged organization of 4 legacy community mental health centers spanning Southern Indiana and MiddleTennessee. Presently, she is a clinic Services Coordinator in Monroe County, supervising clinicians, helping to manage day to day operations inoutpatient services, and maintain a caseload of adults, adolescents, children and families. Early August 2009 Amanda attended the Training for Trainers. Since then we have had several opportunities and continue to provide many trainings and consultations throughout the organization. We have trained supervisors and clinicians in use of feedback in clinical work and clinical supervision. The training of supervisors isparticularly exciting and imperative to integrating CDOI work and changing the culture on an organizational scale.

 
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Melissa V Newland, M.S., L.M.H.C.

Specialization Areas: Client Directed Outcome Informed Associate Trainer; Family and Christian Counseling, Child and Adolescent Concerns, Child Sexual Abuse, Divorce issues, Family & Parenting

Melissa Newland is a licensed mental health counselor and has worked for the Legacy Quinco Behavior Healthcare known now as Centerstone of Indiana for approximately 10 years. Centerstone is the largest non-for-profit Community Mental Health Center in the US serving 75,000 people a year covering 17 counties in IN and 25 counties in TN. Centerstone's Mission is to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction. Melissa currently is the Coordinator of Clinic Outpatient Services w/Centerstone in Columbus IN which is Centrally located in IN. Melissa provides individual, family and group psychotherapy, oversees a walk-in mental health clinic, provides group and individual supervision to colleagues…and coordinates services with partners in the community and internally with a multidisciplinary team. Melissa's goal is to help lead the way at Centerstone in promoting clinical excellence of Indiana by implementing Scott Miller's Client-Directed Outcome Informed Qaulity Assurance Model-CDOI. CDOI is a proven approach to help clinicians improve outcomes and achieve superior results with their clients in a collaborative manner. CDOI helps to ensure integrity and transparency in every session with the people we are partnering with.

 
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Bill Andrews

Specialization Areas: Development of Practice Research Networks, consultation on the integration of CDOI practice into therapy, service evaluation, on-line mentoring.

Bill Andrews is a Human Givens therapist and the director of Effective Therapy, which is a private practice in Sheffield, UK. As a consumer of services himself he is passionate about the need to privilege the client’s voice and, as such, enthusiastically promotes outcome informed practice. He represents services users as a governor on the Sheffield Care Trust and works as an advocate within the Trust, promoting the use of outcome measurement. He is research champion with the Human Givens Foundation and provides training and consultancy internationally on outcome informed practice.

 
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Rob Axsen

Specialization Areas: Addictions and Mental Health, adult and youth, mandated clients, methadone programs, marginalized populations, programs with group-delivery formats, supervision of clinical teams.

Spanning nearly 30 years in the helping field, Rob has worked in corrections, youth, mental health and addictions programs. Rob has over 25 years experience as a clinical supervisor and consultant, and is also an accomplished addictions trainer in private practice and at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. He currently works half-time as an Adult Addiction Counsellor for Vancouver Coastal Health, at an inner-city Primary Care clinic, and is the Clinical Lead for implementation of CDOI practice. Rob is known for his ability to offer practice-oriented information in an experiential format, encouraging training participants to quickly integrate new material into their current practice.

 
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Michael D Clark

Specialization Areas: CDOI in Criminal Justice/Juvenile Justice/Child Welfare, those working with court mandated clients.

Michael D. Clark (MSW, LMSW) is a therapist, consultant and trainer who has over 25 years of direct practice experience with mandated clients. Michael has served as one of the first consultants to bring change-focused strategies and the client-directed, outcome-informed approach to the field of criminal justice, juvenile justice as well as treatment agencies working with court-mandated clients and their families. He has published a number of essays that were first-of-its-kind for several disciplines working with mandated client. Michael has provided contractual training for: • US Department of Justice (DOJ) • US Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) • US Department of State • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) • Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). Mr. Clark has presented throughout the United States, as well as Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and Micronesia/Pacific. With over 30 book chapters, articles and monographs to his credit, Michael has important information to share about motivation and human behavior change.

 
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Reg Fleming

Specialization Areas: Adolescent and family therapy. Post-modern approaches to clinical work. Teaching and clinical supervision regarding drug misuse and family issues. Interest in systems thinking and change management.

Reg Fleming has a background in residential treatment, community-based settings, and has worked with adolescents and their families for over 20 years. He holds a bachelor degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. He is a clinical supervisor in Victoria, British Columbia, and is involved in various organizational projects including the lead on the implementation of CDOI for youth addiction services. Reg has been using CDOI in practice with adolescents and families since 1999. He is an instructor, supervisor and teacher for graduate students. He specializes in family therapy with adolescents, and working with drug misuse issues. Reg enjoys training and presenting to a variety of audiences, and is very passionate about improving his and others clinical skills with a CDOI focus.

 
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David Green

Specialization Areas: Mental Health, Couple and Family Therapy, Clinical Supervision, applying CDOI to work with mandated clients Use of CDOI in the professional training of clinical psychologists; incorporation of CDOI measures in the practice of clinical supervision; the application of CDOI principles in healthcare consultancy

David is Clinical Director of the Doctor of Clinical Psychology training programme at the University of Leeds, UK. He has an established interest in the professional development of applied psychologists throughout their careers. His doctoral research was undertaken in the field of clinical supervision. He is co-author (along with Richard Butler) of “The Child Within: Taking the Young Person's Perspective by Applying Personal Construct Psychology” (2007). He is a qualified systemic therapist with >30 years experience of working with young people and their families in a range of clinical settings. He currently contributes to the paediatric oncology service at St James' Hospital in Leeds.

 
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Michael Hutchinson

Specialization Areas: ubstance Abuse treatment, program development, and clinical supervision. Moving large systems and agencies to CDOI practice. “EBP” therapists becoming “PBE” therapists. Using CDOI and client outcomes data in CQI development and practices.

Michael Hutchinson is a masters level psychotherapist (LMFT – Calif.) with over twenty years of private practice experience. In addition, he has many years of experience working as a clinical administrator in chemical dependency treatment settings (profit, non-profit, governmental) bringing clinically informed services to addictions treatment. Currently he is the Clinical Director of the Department of Alcohol and Drug Services (DADS) for the County of Santa Clara in Calif. DADS averages approx. 10,000 treatment cases per year. After three years of work, the entire adult system of care in DADS is actively engaging in CDOI practice using the ORS/SRS as well as contributing to ongoing research projects using client outcomes data for clinical CQI use and linking traditional SUD outcomes data to client outcomes data.

 
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Magnus Johansson

Specialization Areas: Using CDOI with mandated clients and as a part of internet self help. Specialization includes social services and child welfare.

Magnus Johansson lives in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a socialworker who has worked with both adults, adolecents and families. He is currently at the Swedish National Institute of Public Health, developing selfhelp services on the internet. He also does training and supervision with socialworkers, treatment- and medicalstaff. He used to live and work for several years at a collective, Älgeredskollektivet, with young people who where mandated to treatment. Magnus wants to help people achive exellence in their counsellingwork by finding feasible ways of getting good feedback. He would like to spread CDOI in Swedish socialwork practice, to build knowledge from the client's perspective that could compete with the current view. He also works as a trainer in Motivational Interviewing and would like to inspire others working with MI to try ORS and SRS.

 
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Cynthia Maeschalck

Specialization Areas: CDOI in substance misuse, adults, implementation in agencies, supervision.

Cynthia Maeschalck, MA (Counselling Psychology) has over 28 years of experience in the helping profession including youth work, child welfare, family and couples counselling and clinical supervision. She has specialized in substance abuse counselling since 1988 and has worked as a clinical supervisor of Addiction Services since 1997 in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. Cynthia supervises an urban addiction counselling team in Vancouver and is currently co-leading an initiative implementing CDOI as part of the outcome measurement system for Addiction Services programs in Vancouver. She has a particular interest in implementing CDOI practice in agencies, developing a “CDOI culture” in the workplace and clinical supervision of CDOI practice. Cynthia provides supervision, consultation and training in CDOI practices and has presented at both national and international conferences.

 
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Stephen Michael

Specialization Areas: Clinical Aspects of Tobacco Cessation, Integration of CDOI in Organizational Settings, Service/Program Evaluation.

Stephen Michael is currently the director of the ASHLine, Arizona's tobacco cessation quitline. The ASHLine is the first tobacco quitline to formally implement CDOI measures into programming. Stephen is a Licensed Substance Abuse Therapist having received his Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Arizona. During his 20+ years in the behavioral health field, Stephen has always focused on quality programming through outcomes measurement and monitoring. Stephen has managed clinical teams in public and private settings with populations across the full spectrum of life. He recently finished his tenure as President of the Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare in the U.S., and co-authored the Standards and Guidelines for Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs. His passion remains high for clinical programming that helps individuals find the strength and skills within themselves to make their lives more of what they'd like it be.

 
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Gary Latchford

Specialization Areas: Use of CDOI in the professional training of clinical psychologists; the application of CDOI measures to clinical health psychology; the concept of therapeutic alliance and client feedback in medical consultations.

Gary is Research Director of the Doctor of Clinical Psychology training programme at the University of Leeds, UK and joint head of Adult Clinical Psychology at the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at St James's' University Hospital in Leeds. He is a chartered clinical and health psychologist, with clinical and research interests around coping with chronic illness and communication in health settings. He is an experienced trainer in Motivational Interviewing, and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. He is also an active researcher, publishing and presenting in the field of psychological interventions in health.

 
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David Nylund

Specialization Areas: CDOI IN GLBT issues, social justice, gender and power issues, masculinity, using media/popular culture as a clinical tool, working with children—particularly ADHD.

David Nylund, PhD, MSW is an associate professor of social work at California State University, Sacramento and a clinical supervisor at La Familia Counseling Services and the Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center. David is the co-editor (with Craig Smith) of Narrative Therapies with Children and Adolescent and the author of Treating Huckleberry Finn: A New Narrative Approach with Kids Diagnosed ADD/ADHD. His latest book is Beer, Babes, and Balls: Masculinity and Sports Talk Radio and is published by SUNY Press. In addition to publishing various articles and book chapters on narrative therapy, media and cultural studies, David presents his work throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.

 
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William Plum

Specialization Areas: Substance abuse, offender populations (especially violent and sexual offenders), large system transformation, development of agency policy and procedures.

William Plum, LADC has worked in the field of addictions for thirty years with many different populations. He has a special interest in working with violent offenders, impaired professionals, and organizational change. Also how to group work using the ors/srs. His agency was the first to integrate all levels the feedback tools. He has trained around the world, including prison reform work in Russia, Bulgaria, and Romania.

 
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Bill Robinson

Specialization Areas: Mental Health, Couple and Family Therapy, Clinical Supervision, applying CDOI to work with mandated clients.

Bill Robinson is based in Mandurah Western Australia and is an accredited counselor with twenty five years experience. He is a senior supervisor with Relationships Australia, a nationwide organization specializing in counseling, mediation and education services. He provides training and consultancy in Client Directed Outcome Informed practice and has published articles on the subject in professional journals. Bill is committed to exploring how CDOI can be applied more widely in the Australian context to make services more effective and to enhance accountability to clients and funding bodies.

 
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Jenna Schieffer

Specialization Areas: CDOI consulting and mentoring for school mental health professionals in implementing CDOI framework and tools in therapy, interventions, progress monitoring, and problem solving consultation.

Jenna Schieffer is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist living in Milwaukee, WI. She served for five years on the board of the Wisconsin School Psychologists Association. She has provided professional development at state conferences, school district events, and at individual schools. She has facilitated schools in applying the Response to Intervention framework, data-driven decision making, progress monitoring, and ecological analysis. She sees the CDOI framework and tools as powerful for school based mental health professionals. She works in an urban setting and uses the Client Directed Outcome Informed framework with primary and secondary students. She is an avid believer in privileging the student voice in developing interventions and playing to the strengths of the parties involved in problem solving in order to build momentum for change rather than becoming stuck in admiring the problem and inert to action.

 
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Jim Walt

Specialization Areas: Helping implement CDOI in agencies, university settings, in supervision processes, and on-line Web-Conferencing training and case consultation.

Jim Walt lives in Santa Cruz, California, and was first licensed as a California Marriage and Family Therapist in 1982. He is Past President of the 30,000 member California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Jim retired as a full Professor from John F. Kennedy University Graduate School of Professional Psychology in 2007, having taught there since 1990. With on-site and web-conferencing technologies, Jim trains and supervises psychotherapists and other service professionals, specializing in Professional Outcomes and Accountabilities, Ethics and the Law, and Brief Therapies. Jim is a seasoned, accomplished, humorous, and entertaining presenter who highlights current research and technologies that enable private practice and agency setting practitioners to improve their effectiveness while also reducing professional burnout.

 
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Julie Tilsen

Julie Tilsen provides training and consultation to a variety of programs and teaches graduate MFT students. Highly regarded for her creative and interactive teaching style, Julie is known for her ability to integrate theory and practice in accessible, meaningful ways. Since 1985, she has worked in settings ranging from psychiatric hospitals to community health clinics, private practice to residential treatment, university counseling centers to youth shelters. Julie publishes and presents on a variety of topics and is particularly interested in the application of queer theory and cultural studies methodologies to practice. Julie is a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota and holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology. She is completing her PhD in Social Science from Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Specialization:

  • Narrative and constructionist therapies
  • Clinical supervision & consultation
  • Family therapy with children and youth
  • Socially just and anti-oppressive practices
  • Work with queer and trans people
  • Youthwork, youth leadership programming, and youth-adult partnerships


 
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