Yearly Archives 2016

Peer Recovery Centers (2016–2017)

Research and Needs Assessment In 2016, the Maine State Legislature passed LD 1537, “An Act to Combat Drug Addiction through Enforcement, Prevention, Treatment and Recovery” (Public Law 378), which provides funding for the establishment and expansion of peer support recovery centers, among other initiatives. As a result of this legislation,...
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Teresa Valliere, LCSW, LADC, CCS

Teresa Valliere is an individual therapist, group facilitator, clinical supervisor and trainer with 19 years of experience in a variety of settings. She was director of inpatient services for a women’s substance abuse and co-occurring disorders residential programs; led an Assertive Community Treatment team; supervised a large detoxification and rehabilitation...
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Bodhi Simpson, LCPC, ATR

Bodhi Simpson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maine and a Registered Art Therapist with the Art Therapy Credentialing Board. She earned her graduate degree in Clinical Art Therapy at Springfield College. She currently serves as the President of the Maine Mental Health Counselors Association. She...
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Kate Beever, MA, MT-BC

Kate Beever, originally from Gorham, Maine, studied at the USM School of Music and then worked for Frank Glazer before moving to New York City. She is now a Board Certified Music Therapist with a Master’s degree in Music Psychotherapy from New York University. While in New York, she interned at Beth...
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Stephen R. Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP

Stephen Andrew is a storyteller, trainer, and the Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education Training Institute. He maintains a compassion-focused private practice in Portland, Maine, USA where he also facilitates a variety of young person, men’s, co-ed, couples, and caregiver groups. Stephen has been a member of the International Motivational...
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Patricia A. Burke, MSW, LCSW, BCD

Patricia Burke is a Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work, a Certified Clinical Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Supervisor with over 30 of clinical and teaching experience. Patricia is a nationally recognized trainer and currently on the faculty of Union Institute & University...
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Rachel Henderson

Rachel Henderson has 40+ years of experience in the field of addictions and mental health in Ohio and Maine. She holds a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and has completed a major portion of the course work for a Ph.D. She developed a program for services to off-shore islands that...
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Jeri W. Stevens, PhD, LCPC, CCS

Jeri Stevens, owner of Chandler Bay Resources, is a psychotherapist practicing mental health for nearly 40 years. In addition to her private practice, Jeri is an assistant professor at Husson University, provides clinical supervision to both school and clinical counselors, facilitates stress resilience training and coaching and delivers on-going ethics...
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Project Reentry (2014–2017)

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is partnering through a Bureau of Justice Assistance, Second Change Co-Occurring Reentry grant, Project Reentry, with CCSME, Maine Pretrial Services, Inc., Catholic Charities of Maine, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, My Sister’s Keeper, University of New England, Department of Corrections Probation and Parole, and...
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NIMH Outreach Partnership (2011–2016)

The Outreach Partnership Program is a nationwide initiative of the National Institute of Mental Health. As partners in this program, CCSME and NAMI Maine conducted statewide mental health outreach and education programs to deliver up-to-date, science-based information to the public, a broad range of health professionals, and traditionally under-served populations....
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