Kathryn Ellis LCSW, BCD, CRAADC, CETIII

professional credentials

I am a Certified Experiential Therapist III, a certfication from the American Society of Experiential Therapists(asetonline.com).  I facilitate training in experiential therapy, psychodrama, and sociometry.  Workshops are held regularly for professionals wishing to enhance their skills.  I am also a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, a Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

 
Education
Masters of Social Work
The Brown School of Social Work, Washington University (December 1978)
Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice
(Concentration: Treatment of Offenders/Etiology and Prevention), Summa Cum Laude-University of Missouri St. Louis (May 1977)

Professional Experience
2012:
Consultant to companies regarding mental health issues and the workplace
1984-present:
Psychotherapist in private practice specializing in substance abuse/addiction recovery issues, sexual abuse and trauma utilizing psychodrama and other experiential therapies (groups, individuals and couples)
1984-present:
Presenter/Facilitator on topics including sexual addiction, emotional sobriety, trauma and addictions, financial issues and emotional health, and experiential therapy with trauma survivors
1986-1988
Consultant and trainer on Domestic Violence and Codependency for University of Missouri-Kansas City Extension

1984-1985
Family therapist and Chief Chemical Dependency Counselor, CareUnit Hospital of St. Louis. Counselor for adult and adolescent chemical dependency units, intervention coordinator, case management, group/individual counseling, family education

1982-1984
Residence Director- Magdala Foundation. Directed facility for 25 female residents (including drug/alcohol, mental illness, probation/parole and developmentally disabled) and supervised eight staff members

1981
Coordinator of Child Welfare Specialization Grants-Brown School of Social Work Advisor to graduate practicum students, faculty-agency liaison, grant writing, committee and teaching assignments

1979-1981
Director, Missouri Council on Criminal Justice, Service Area G- Liaison between state and local agencies, grant writing and evaluation of juvenile facilities, police training, volunteer training, crime prevention and court services, supervised budget for three county area

1979
Director, Community Improvement Program, Northwest County YMCA-Directed program for low-income teens, providing counseling and job training, life skills instruction, work ethics, crisis-intervention and fund-raising
Licenses & Certifications
Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD)

Certified Experiential Therapist III (CET)

Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW)

Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)

Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (CRAADC)
Professional Organizations
National Association of Social Workers

Academy of Certified Social Workers

American Society of Experiential Therapists

Missouri Society for Clinical Social Work

American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama

Professional Activities
 

2016: Trainer for "Relational Trauma Repair" (RTR) model developed by Dr. Tian Dayton, Ph.D., TEP

February 2011: Partcipated in panel discussion with Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and other mental health representatives on mental health care in the Greater St. Louis Area at Wahington University - Brown School of Social Work

October 2011: Participated in “invitation only” 27th Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia

1995: Consultant, Zolo Foundation, Phoenix, Arizona

1994-1996: Inside Recovery newspaper book reviewer

Volunteer Activities
 

2016: Vice-Chairperson of Comtrea Board
2016: Secretary of "A Safe Place" Foundation

2012: Board Member, Recovery Central St. Louis

2010-present: Board Member, Comtrea of Jefferson County, Missouri

Development Chair, Secretary of the Corporate Board (2011)

Facilitated Comtrea’s “A Safe Place” Domestic Abuse Shelter fundraiser featuring Meredith Baxter and the premiere of an original play entitled “A Safe Place”, December 2011

Assisted in bringing Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter to Comtrea, February 2011

2009: Professional Advisory Board Member to International Service Organization of a 12 Step Group

2000-present: Facilitated workshops for 12 Step Groups on various topics

1984: Brown School Alumni Board