Judith A. Harrington, Ph.D., LPC-S #550 and Supervisor #37, LMFT #141
University of Montevallo, Associate Professor of Counselor Education and Coordinator of the Couples & Family Counseling specialization. Full time on the faculty since 8/2013 to present. At Montevallo, I teach graduate students in the following courses:
Grief and Loss Counseling, Crisis Intervention and Trauma Informed Counseling, Group Counseling, Couples and Family Counseling, Counseling Suicidal Clients and their Families, Intimacy & Sexuality, Addicted Families, Interpersonal Skills Pre-Practicum, Family Life Skills and Consultation. Additionally, I have taught many other courses over the last 20 years at area university graduate counseling departments.
Part time Counseling & Consulting practice, 2330 Highland Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205. After 28 years in full time private practice, I currently arrange my time to teach full time at the University of Montevallo in the Graduate Counseling and Leadership Department. I spend about 5-8 hours with clients per week at my private practice.
Counseling and clinical supervision services may be centered around depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family-of-origin issues, trauma, grief and loss, legal trauma, work/life difficulties, and group counseling. For twenty years, I have been the facilitator of the Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group at St. Vincent's Hospital, and for fourteen years, up until 2013, I facilitated the Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Group a the Crisis Center. I formerly co-led a Men's Therapy group with men who have sexual addiction histories, along with narratives of grief, loss, trauma, and overachieving.
Suicide Prevention Grant, Additionally, I am collaborating with the Alabama Suicide Prevention and Resources Coalition (ASPARC) and the Alabama Department of Public Health on the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention grant, managed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). ASPARC provides three grant initiatives:
· QPR Gatekeeper Training for persons 18 and older to learn to recognize suicide warning signs and how to intervene. QPR is an evidence-based model and stands for Question, Persuade and Refer.
· The Suicide Prevention Resources Directory. You may go to this site in two ways:
· http://www.asparc.org and click on Resource Directory or Resources. This directory is a collection of many resources for mental health professionals, for persons concerned about someone who may be suicidal, and for persons who are seeking help. The site does not provide direct care or direct response, but rather offers numerous resources for additional help.
· The "Lay My Burdens Down" initiative which is a curriculum/presentation about stigma related to suicide, the best practices for integrating faith-based resources with suicide prevention, and postvention care. This presentation is suitable for faith-based communities, lay and clergy leaders, congregants, and other concerned persons who seek bridge-building between faith-based service and mental health care.
For more information about any of my work areas mentioned above, please contact me. You might be interested in the admissions process at the University of Montevallo Graduate Counseling Program or its community counseling clinic, or you could be seeking confidential and private counseling, therapy, or consultative services at my private practice (part time), or you are looking for suicide prevention services provided by the grant. The best links to those will be:
For Counseling, therapy or consultative services with Judith Harrington, please read the following pages and contact me through this website.
University of Montevallo
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