Anita L. Giovannucci, MA, LMHC


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Individual & Group Clinical Supervision

On site or off site Group and Individual Supervision for students and seasoned clinicians. 

So that I can be an effective supervisor you have to share cases.  So that your client's rights are honored and respected, you need to fully inform the client of the purpose of this release of information and request that a RELEASE OF INFORMATION FORM be signed prior to providing me with any information.  If you are a student working with an agency, the agency must be informed of your intentions and the agencies necessary paperwork completed.  In general, the agency could hire me as a contractual employee to provide supervision.  

There are some strict guidelines for becoming licensed as a Mental Health Therapist in New York.  New York State Department of Education Office of Professions requires that applicants for licensure as Mental Health Counselor document 1 hour of supervision for every 20 hours of clinical service.  

For more information about New York State's Regulations for Mental Health Counseling, Licensure, and Supervision contact the Office of Professions.

Credentials

I am licensed as a New York Mental Health Counselor (LMHC, 2005: Active).  In addition, I hold a Professional Clinical Counselor license (LPCC) from the State of Ohio (LPCC, 2001: Inactive) and a Mental Health Counselor license in Massachusetts (LMHC, 2002: Inactive).  I have over 13 years of experience as a clinical counselor.  Several of these years were working with a variety of cases in non for profit and for profit agencies in New York, Massachusetts and Ohio, and working with a variety of mental health issues, life issues, and serious mental disorders.  My licenses can be verified through the following links:

New York: New York Office of Professions

Ohio:  Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board

Massachusetts: Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure

Experience

**Mental Health Counselor: Individual, Group & Couples Therapy

I have studied under and have been supervised by many very wise clinicians with many years of experience in various areas of expertise.   One clinician, Mary Bratton, LPC from Toledo, Ohio, supervised my work in an independent study with Women Trauma Survivors, was instrumental in helping me understand how art as an option for communication with Dissociative patients was effective for treatment.  She also taught me various techniques in assisting patients with Borderline Personality Disorder.  Mary Bratton was well known in the Toledo area for her work with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), the DSM revision of Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) and Borderline Personality Disorders (BPD). 

Beginning in 1997, under the supervision of Dr. Joyce Wagoner, Ph.D., Clinical Director of Harbor Behavioral Healthcare, I provided diagnostic/psychosocial assessments, individual and group therapy in the outpatient program and Behavioral Management to Adolescent Male Sex offenders in their residential facility.   In 1998, I provided suicide risk and diagnostic/psychosocial assessments at the Lucas County Jail in Toledo, Ohio, individual and group therapy with men and women of the forensic population, and co facilitated Borderline Personality Disorder Groups and Anger Management Groups.  In addition, I developed a suicide risk assessment tool to determine the level of suicide watch for inmates.

Dr. Wagoner was not only well known for managing Harbor Behavioral Healthcare's Jail Project, she was also instrumental in the development of the Men's Anger Management and Women's Borderline Personality Disorder groups at Harbor.  She is an extraordinary mentor and teacher and an inspiration in my work as a clinician.  She is also the inspiration behind The Aggression Free Relationships Group, a Men Only group I developed to help men with managing ANGER and relationship violence (a Power Point preview of this group is available). In this group, we explore, from a psycho - educational/cognitive behavioral approach, anger, physical and emotional abuse, aggressive behavior, power/control, feelings of powerlessness, and how to be in a healthy relationship.   

In addition, I have had the opportunity to learn from a variety of different supervisors and other colleagues, including, Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, LCSW, and Mental Health Counselors in Ohio, in my clinical peer supervision groups in Massachusetts and with the many most talented clinical nurses, nurse practitioners and clinicians that I have worked with over the past 13 years including those at Four Winds Partial Hospital Program in  Saratoga Springs, New York.

I also attribute much of my success as a clinician to so many of my clients.  They have taught me so much.   I  have worked with men and women survivors of trauma, men and women with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety and various other mental health disorders and issues.  I have also worked with men and women in the forensic population and even some suffering Acute Stress Disorders/PTSD as a result of cult exposure. I have worked with men and women struggling with every day issues, spiritual development, alcohol disorders to the most severe of adult mental disorders identified in the DSM-IV TR.  I have worked in residential facilities, adult detention facilities, non-for profit and for profit mental health agencies and am currently in private practice. 

Presenter

I am a presenter, providing education for a variety of topics including the following:

National Clinical Mental Health Counselors Exam (NCMHCE)

Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse, Maltreatment/Neglect (Mandated Reporter Course required by NYSED for licensed Professionals

DSM IV TR

Schizophrenia

Mental Status

Psychopathology

Adjunct Professor of Psychology

Currently, I am teaching psychology courses at the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York (www.hvcc.edu).  In the past, I taught a course on Family Violence at Southern Vermont College and provided the College of St. Rose (www.strose.edu) with a service to their mental health counseling students as an intern liaison.

***Note Clinical Supervision is provided at 3 Cemetery Road, in Clifton Park, New York by appointment only or at the agency contracting this service. 



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