Over the last year, we've learned just how important mental health is. As we and our staff have balanced life in a pandemic with meeting work obligations, we've all felt stretched thin at times. But we may not always be as supportive of our staff as we think we are, or as mindful of the impact of our mental health on our own lives. In this presentation to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month, MaryBeth will talk about ways we can support mental health in the workplace, and work in a little mindfulness practice while she's at it.
MaryBeth Goodman is the Clinic Director at the Cohen Clinic at Alaska Behavioral Health, a role she took on in January 2020. Previously, she was a Clinical Director and Therapist working with military families and veterans her entire clinical career. She is responsible for providing oversight and inspiration to her entire dedicated staff of clinicians, caregivers and warriors. Other responsibilities include developing and monitoring measurable goals for staff, providing oversight of clinical cases, assuring quality of care and maintaining strong relationships with staff, clients, and external referral sources.
MaryBeth has a background in administrative and clinical leadership and has worked collaboratively with others to achieve program goals in previous employment. She is dedicated to the Cohen Veterans Network philosophical approach and to supporting the clinical team in her role as clinic director. Her passion for direct work with veterans and military families over the years enhances her ability to be connected to the needs of clients and families and to the staff. She has over 20 years of experience as a clinician working directly with active duty military, veterans, and military family members. She is certified and/or trained in CBT, CPT, EMDR, and PE. MaryBeth received her undergraduate degrees in mathematics, physics, philosophy, and education from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. She continued her graduate studies in counseling and psychology at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, VA. MaryBeth has been fortunate to have worked to help individuals who struggled with PTSD, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, divorce, addiction, and sensory integration issues. She works with adults, children and families.
MaryBeth has worked in the mental health arena for 24 years and has yet to find a corner where hope does not exist. Her message to you is simple, “Be proud of the decision you made to seek treatment and to be proud of the courage it took to desire change. You are AWESOME. I look forward to meeting you.”
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