Our professional faculty, are highly qualified through their professional education and experiences and will bring to you best practice standards for knowledge, skills and critical thinking.
Lula Morton-Drewes, Ph.D. completed her doctorate in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University with graduate studies at the University of Erlangen in Erlangen, Germany; and, post-graduate studies at Wiesbadener Continuing Education Program for Psychotherapy in Berlin, Germany.She has eighteen (18) years of clinical practice experience and continues to serve in this capacity along with a lecturer position at Alice Solomon University in Berlin, Germany.She has extensive clinical, consulting, teaching and research experiences, with specialties in stress, crisis management, women and multicultural issues.Her teaching and research experiences are in both undergraduate and graduate courses in general and clinical psychology.She has presented a variety of workshops, and has designed and implemented research projects.Additionally, Dr. Morton-Drewes is fluent in French and German.
Carol Everhart, RN/BA is presently employed with Curaspan, Inc. as, the Clinical Account Manager, Mid-Atlantic Region.In this position, she is responsible for the clinical application of a web-enabled discharge planning tool that is used by nurses in acute care.This includes educating nurses on the process of discharge planning and on the application of information technology.Shehas been involved with Case Management and Discharge Planning for over 10 years.Past experiences include serving as the Director of Medical Management at Sinai Care, Inc. where she was responsible for the administration and care management of over 45, 000 covered lives.She served as the Director of Product Management and Implementation Services at Softmed, Inc. Clinical Data management Division with clinical software including Case Management and Quality Management.This included working with more than 80 hospitals, nursing and health information technology departments.In both of these positions, she has been responsible for the planning and delivering of in-service and continuing education courses for new and advanced practice nurses.The foundation of Ms. Everhartís educational programs is based on the adult learning principles, standards of practice and competency based practice.
George B. Haarman, Psy.D./LMFT with over 30 years of professional experience and currently in private practice as a licensed clinical psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Louisville, KY. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from SpaldingUniversity in Louisville, KY and is a member of the American and Kentucky Psychological Associations. He is an adjunct professor at SpaldingUniversity and has been a part-time instructor at BellarmineUniversity and JeffersonCommunity College. Dr. Haarman is a consultant to several school systems regarding the assessment of children. His prior experience includes working with your detention center, group homes, and juvenile probation. Dr. Haarman has presented numerous workshops in the area of diagnosis and treatment planning and consistently receives outstanding evaluations for his presentation.
Denise Kilburn, RN/MSN/SANE/LNC has a Master's Degree in Nursing and is presently the Nurse Executive for the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, a nursing facility, in Hazard, KY. She supervises 104 nursing personnel, who are employed in direct care for 120 veterans. As the Nurse Executive, she manages a budget of $3 (three) million dollars and provides continuing education course work for 30 licensed staff. She has served as a Legal Nurse Consultant by performing expert witness testimony, medical record review and organized records for forensic evidence. She served as the Director of Nursing and the Manager of the Emergency Department with Mary Breckinridge Hospital in Hyden, KY. Her nursing career began as a staff nurse with the Kentucky River Medical Center in Jackson, KY. She completed her Associates Degree at Hazard Community College in Hazard, KY and, Lee's College in Jackson, KY. Ms. Kilburn completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. Her Master's of Science Degree in Nursing was completed at Kaplan College in Boca Raton, FL. She holds certifications as an Emergency Medical Technician, CPR Instructor, ACLS Instructor, First Aid Instructor and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. She has made numerous presentations over the years. She has served on the Nurse Practice Cabinet with the Kentucky Nurses Association, National Councils of State Boards of Nursing to write NCLEX-RN questions. She has also served as Co-Chair of the Sexual Assault Response Team at KY River Community Care. She currently serves as an advisory board member to Hazard Community & Technical College Nursing Advisory Board of the RN/LPN Programs and, is a member of the Kentucky River Aging and Mental Health Council.
Sylvia L. Lovely, JD is the Executive Director/ CEO, Kentucky League of Cities and the President, NewCities Institute has been actively involved with the cities since 1988, when she started as a staff attorney with the Kentucky League of the Cities (KLC), a membership organization of more than 380 cities across the commonwealth. Since 1990, Lovely has been the Executive Director and CEO of KLC. Her commitment to the wellbeing and safety of our cities and the people that call them home was also shown in her work as interim Executive Director of Kentucky's Office of Drug Control Policy. She also currently serves on the board of the National League of Cities. The NewCities Institute is a national nonprofit organization that encourages citizens to get involved in helping their communities thrive in the rapid technological change and global challenges of the 21st century.
Ms. Lovely's passion for cities and civic engagement has taken shape as she mapped out the NewCities 12 Principles of Community Building in her first book, "New Cities in America: The Little Blue Book of Big Ideas," published by Minerva Publishing and Butler Books. In her second book, "New Cities in America: The Little Red Book of Everyday Heroes" published by Clark Publishing, Lovely writes about ordinary people who become community patriots through their efforts to improve their communities.
Her passion for civic engagement began long before she graduated from law school. Now Ms. Lovely speaks across the country, encouraging citizens to take similar action in building the kind of world and future they seek. She is a regular contributor to newspapers and publications and a featured commentator on various television and radio programs. She has appeared on the "Lou Dobbs Tonight" show on CNN, offering solutions to increase voter participation. Ms. Lovely is also publisher of City magazine, a community issues publication.
Lawrence C. Maguire, M.D. completed his medial degree from the University of Vermont and is certified by the National Board of Examiners to practice medicine in Kentucky and Ohio.His practice has consisted of hematology and oncology, general internal medicine, and has a specialization in sexual medicine.He is the founder of the Sexual Wellness Group, LLC.He is professionally affiliated with numerous professional organization/associations including the AmericanCollege of Physicians and the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists.His areas of interest is in the assessment and treatment of middle aged and older adults to optimize reasonable sexual function, clinical research and drug trials in the treatment of adult sexual function, developed a model for the evaluation and treatment of adult sexual problems. He has served as chairman of numerous inpatient hospital committees and is presently the Chief, Department of Internal Medicine at CentralBaptistHospital.He has authored and co-authored many abstracts and articles which have been published in numerous publications, such as JAMA, Am. Journal Med. Science, etc.
Janet Nelson, MSW/ACSW/LCSW, 3rd Degree Black, has over 30 years of training and teaching in the martial arts and has developed a unique approach to personal safety awareness that stresses mind-body training, professional and psychosocial issues.A third degree black belt in Cuong Nhu (kung new) Oriental Martial Arts, Sensei (sen-say) Nelson is an experienced instructor of women, men, youth, the aged, and the physically challenged. Janet began her martial arts training in Gainesville, Florida in 1974, training under Founder, the late Dong Ngo (1937 Ė 2000) for over ten years. Originally from Oak Park, Illinois, Janet is a 1977 graduate of the University of Florida. After beginning her social work career in 1978, she attained her MSW from Florida State University in 1994. After 2000, Janet was credentialed nationally as an ACSW by the National Association of Social Workers, and attained Florida Licensure in Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Since 1980, she had conducted seminars and short courses on personal safety to many throughout the state of Florida, as well as nationally. Currently, she divides her time between personal safety instruction and direct social work practice
Kenneth Minkoff, M.D., is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is recognized as one the nationís leading experts on integrated treatment of individuals with co-occurring psychiatric and substance disorders (ICOPSD). Dr. Minkoff has lectured widely on this topic since 1985, giving several hundred presentations throughout the United States and Canada. In 1991, Dr. Minkoff co-edited, with Robert Drake, M.D., Dual Diagnosis of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Disorders (Jossey-Bass). In addition he has developed considerable expertise in public and private managed care. From 1990 to 1997 he was Medical Director of Choate Integrated behavioral Care. Dr. Minkoffís major professional activity is the provision of training and consultation on clinical services and systems design for individuals with co=occurring disorders, and is engaged in numerous ongoing projects for implementing CCISC at state and regional levels in both the United Stated and Canada.Dr. Minkoff views community psychiatry as an avocation and passion. He has been director of a community mental health center, and chief of psychiatry in a community general hospital, prior to his current position. His major areas of expertise are dual diagnosis and public sector managed care. He has recently co-edited (with David Pollack managed Mental Health Care in the Public Sector: A Survival Manual (1997). Dr. Minkoff is a long-standing member of the Committee on Community Psychiatry of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry and was Committee Chair for the publication of A Residentís Guide to the Treatment of People with Chronic Mental Illness (1993). He is also a certified addiction psychiatrist, a member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrists, and a representative to the Substance Abuse Advisory Committee of the National Council of Community Behavioral Health Providers.
Wilma J. Peeples, MSSW/LCSW/LMFT/BCD is in private practice, Thomas-Peeples and Associates, P.S.C and the Center for Professional Development and Continuing Education. She completed her graduation education from the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work and, undergraduate education from the University of Kentucky.Mrs. Peeples holds licenses in Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).She holds certification from the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work at the Diplomate Status.Additionally, she has post-graduate certifications in Bereavement Facilitation, Eriksonian Hypnotherapy, Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapy, Qualified Administrator in Myers-Briggs Type Indicators (MBTI), and Prime For Life instructor. Mrs. Peeples has over 28 years of post--graduate experience as a clinician, administrator, supervisor, and educator. She has planned, directed, provided, and evaluated social work and mental health services in hospitals, nursing homes, and home health settings. Mrs. Peeples taught undergraduate social work courses in policy, human development and behavior, and practice at Eastern Kentucky University.She has maintained a generalist clinical practice for over 15 years and brings a great deal of expertise to operate and maintain an active private practice.For over 10 years, she has prepared social workers for the national social work examination.She has supervised social workers in direct practice throughout her career and, has provided individual and group clinical supervision to social workers, marriage and family therapists and fee-based pastoral counselors.She is very energetic and creative in her approach to counseling/therapy, supervision, consultation, and as a lecturer/educator.Additionally, she has served over the years on numerous boards in the community and Past President of the National Association of Social Workers, KY Chapter.
Timothy Sheehan, Ph.D./L.P. Presently serves as a professor and academic advisor to the Hazelden Foundation President. Throughout his 35 year career, he has demonstrated executive, academic and clinical expertise in addiction treatment, evidence based practice and higher education. Dr. Sheehan has been an instrumental leader with Hazelden for several years. He established the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies and, developed a centralized process for continuing education with accreditation for counselors, psychologists, social workers and marriage and family therapists.
Dr. Sheehan administered training for over 250 physicians and residents and, was able to achieve APA approval for pre-doctoral internships in clinical psychology as a training co-director. He provided oversight to approximately 12 annual clinical studies of treatment effectiveness and multi-site treatment outcomes that reported an annual budget of 900k.
Prior to his employment with Hazelden, Dr. Sheehan was the Vice-President of Minnesota Recovery Services, the Executive Director of the Center City Recovery Services and was an adjunct professor at St. Mary's University of Minnesota. Additionally, he has held clinical practice positions in varied practice settings. Dr. Sheehan holds a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and a nursing degree (RN). He has published numerous articles and made may presentations over the years. Dr. Sheehan comes highly recommended to teach the interactive 3-day co-occurring course.
Raymond H. Smith B.S. he is the Vice President and Director of Retail & Small Business Banking at Community Trust Bank, Inc. in Lexington, KY.He served as the Director for Minority Business Development and the Coordinator of the Access Loan Program with the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce.The Access Loan Programís mission provides easier access to financing and provide helpful business advice to start or grow a business. The program is committed to fostering economic growth for minorities, women and small businesses.He is presently serving on the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.Mr. Smith is very active in the Lexington community and has years of experience working in the banking industry. He has served on many civic, government, financial and social service boards in the area.Mr. Smith has an excellent knowledgebase in the financial aspects of business ownership.He brings to this workshop information on how to enhance your ability to prepare your financial business plan and to make sound financial decisions for your business.He is an exceptional presenter.
Wendy Ramey, BS has a Pharmacy Degree from the University of Kentucky. She is presently employed as the staff Pharmacist with Option Care, in Lexington, KY. In this position, she provides daily provision of home infusion services, kinetic dosing, care planning and patient counseling. She has eighteen (18) years of service as a staff and Chief pharmacist that includes the above experiences, as well as, operations management, billing, staff supervision, continuing education training, policy development and implementation.
Lane J. Veltkamp, MSW/LCSW/BCD is a Tenured Full Professor in the Child Psychiatry Division, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, and University of Kentucky Medical Center. He did his undergraduate work at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and his graduate work at Michigan State University. Mr. Veltkamp is board certified. His interests over the last 35 years have focused on family violence and forensic issues. He has published over 60 papers, chapters, and books and has given hundreds of workshops and testified in court in six states over 300 times. For 25 years, Mr. Veltkamp served as the Director of the Child Forensic Clinic and the Child Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic at University of Kentucky.He is very versatile and knowledgeable and brings a great deal ofknowledgeand authority in his programs.
Richard Welsh, MSW/LCSW is a tenured professor at the University Of Kentucky Department Of Psychiatry and the College of Social Work. He is also a clinician in the UK Outpatient Psychiatry department in Lexington, KY.Professor Welsh has over 36 years of post-Masterís experience. His areas of specialization are in ADHD, impulsive and disruptive disorders, and human sexuality.Mr. Welsh career has given him the opportunity to develop a clinical approach to effectively work with children, adolescents and adults. Over the years, he has presented numerous workshops, provided consultation to school personnel, and contributed in the publication of numerous articles.He has served and is presently on the Kentucky Board of Social Work, and has taught several courses in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky.He provides Clinical supervision to social workers seeking a clinical license to practice independently.
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