All Kinds of News for November 07, 2018
HopeWay welcomed its second class of interns in August of this year. The internship begins with a month of shadowing the admissions department, integrative therapy groups, CBT and DBT group sessions, private & family sessions, and discharge appointments. Interns essentially get a bird's eye view of a client's experience at HopeWay from beginning to end. After the observation period, interns co-lead group sessions and manage a small case-load of clients with strong supervision.
Victoria Brewer earned her Bachelors in Psychology from Clemson University, and is working towards her Masters in Clinical Mental Health from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). Last spring she completed a practicum at the Veteran Center at CPCC, where she focused on grief, loss and crisis work. Victoria is HopeWay's first LPC Counseling intern - others have focused on social work.
Anna Malles received her Bachelors in Biology from Birmingham Southern College, and is pursuing a Masters in Social Work from UNCC. She completed her practicum at the Salvation Army last year, where she realized that an added mental health component would address many of the population's issues in a lasting way. She views her internship as a chance to build experience in integrated care.
Amy Seitlin is a second-year graduate student in the department of Creative Arts Therapy at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Educational Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill, and her MEd in Early Childhood Education from Towson University. Amy is currently working towards her Masters in Art Therapy & Creativity Development. Since Art Therapy is still a relatively rare practice in North Carolina, Amy plans to continue her work in Charlotte after graduation, hoping to provide increased opportunities for people in the community to participate in this unique therapy.
HopeWay is an accredited non-profit residential mental health facility for adults, 18 years and older. Located in Charlotte, NC, HopeWay is a physician-led treatment center with The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation and certification as a Behavioral Health Home. The center offers a continuum of care that includes residential and day treatment programs within a holistic model of medical, psychological and emotional wellness and education. Each client receives an individualized treatment plan with a clinically structured schedule based on specific therapeutic goals.