Sue Clifford, LPC-S
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Curriculum Vitae

Sue Clifford, LPC-S

1122 West Blanco Street

San Antonio, TX 78232

(210) 887-2122

suecliffordlpc@aol.com

 

 

I. EDUCATION

 

2006 - Present         Ph.D. Candidate, Counselor Education and Supervision, College of Education, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas,

 

1998                         M.A., Educational Psychology: Counseling and Guidance, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

 

1993                           B.S., Political Science, Towson University, Towson, Maryland

 

II. PROFESSIONAL LICENSES and CERTIFICATIONS

 

2002 – Present         Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Texas (# 17818)

 

2002 – Present         Approved Continuing Education Provider, Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (# 2146)

 

2004 – Present         Approved Clinical Supervisor, Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (# 17818)

 

2005 – Present         Approved Clinical Supervisor Trainer, Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

 

2005 - Present         EMDR I Training Level Certification

 

III. PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2007 – Present         Owner and Instructor: The Wellspring Review and Wellspring Therapy Associates, PLLC, San Antonio, Texas

 

                                 Developed test taking strategies, materials, and workshops to help prepare counseling students for the National Counselor Exam. Developed course and curricula for Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselor's Approved Supervisor Training Course. Teach multiple eight-hour workshops monthly. Manage business accounts and marketing for the company. Created and manage a web site, including a secured shopping site, for professional information and products.

 

2007 – 2009             Co-Founder and Site Supervisor: The Fermin Sarabia Community Family Life Center, San Antonio, Texas

 

Developed a unique new community counseling program at the Guadalupe Community Center along with fellow first year doctoral students enrolled in the Counselor  Education  and Supervision Program at UTSA,  Efraim Padilla, Margaret Costantino, Maritza  Lebron-Striker, and Gabriel Vallejo. Worked collaboratively with Fermin Sarabia, MD, and Ms. Elvia Gonzalez, Director of GCC, to provide free counseling services to clients in the inner city neighborhoods who did not have access to mental health services.  Conducted limited outreach to the community resulting in immediate requests from individuals desiring mental health counseling. Officially partnered with Catholic Charities and The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Adult & Higher Education in the summer of 2007. During 2007, counseling and referral services were provided to 83 individuals and families. Designed and constructed a separate counseling wing along with a local area Eagle Scout project, which opened to the community in January 2008.

 

2006 – 2008            Editorial Assistant: Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, The University of Texas at San Antonio


Edit for APA style and reference accuracy articles submitted to The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, the official refereed journal of The Association for Creativity in Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association. 

 2006 – 2009           Graduate Assistant: Thelma Duffey, Ph.D., and Robert Gee, Ed.D., The 
                                 University of Texas at San Antonio

                                 Developed collaborative relationship with the Counseling Program and Clinical Directors. Assisted faculty in teaching, research, professional writing, and service to the profession and public.

 

2000 – Present         Co-Founder and Director: The Postpartum Depression Center of San Antonio and Seasons of Life Counseling & Training Center (DBA)

 

Designed the first outpatient mental health program in South Texas especially for women with pregnancy and postpartum-related issues and their families. Lobbied Texas congress to provide mandatory postpartum disorders education and specialized counseling referrals to all pregnant and new mothers (effort resulted in passage of Texas House Bill 341 September 2003). Provide psychoeducational public speaking engagements to businesses, other professionals, and community groups. Developed a curriculum to educate other professionals and lay persons about postpartum mood disorders. Designed and produced advertising literature and three web sites for the center. Marketed practice and services to area physician specialists to initiate a collaborative continuity of care program. Directed all business activities of the Center. Provide individual, group, and family counseling to patients and their families.

 

2002 – Present      Private Practice Counselor: Seasons of Life Counseling Center (DBA)

 

Developed a business plan and marketing strategy for a new counseling center. Work with specialized clientele in office and over the telephone (crisis care) providing counseling and referrals, especially to minorities and women. Provide community psychoeducation and outreach. Manage four full-time therapists and four LPC-Interns.

 

2001 – 2004            Brighter Pathway International, PLLC – Independent Contractor: Counselor at PCI Head Start Centers, San Antonio, Texas

 

Provided individual, family, and group counseling to low socioeconomic status children ages three to six years and their families in a preschool setting. Conducted assessments to diagnosis emotional and behavioral disorders. Conducted staff and center administration training. Provided crisis intervention strategies and training.

 

2001 – 2002           Laurel Ridge Hospital – Therapist (Internship), San Antonio, Texas

 

Conducted psychosocial assessments and developed treatment plans for acute care patients at an inpatient setting. Provided individual, family, and group therapy.

 

1998 – 2002          Therapy Associates – Curriculum Director, San Antonio, Texas

 

Devised methodologies for depression prevention and intervention. Taught psychoeducational seminars on range of life skill topics. Established Community Outreach Program to educate local physician practices about mental illness and specifically, Postpartum Depression. Counseled individuals and groups. Assessed, diagnosed, and developed treatment plans for clients.

 

1998                         Family Support Center - Counselor Practicum and Internship, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas

 

Developed a curriculum for psychoeducational workshops for military families. Established community liaison network for families. Conducted individual, family and group counseling. Initiated counseling programs for blended families.

 

IV. PROFESSIONAL and ACADEMIC HONORS and AWARDS

 

2000                         Lifetime Chapter Membership Award: Chi Sigma Iota (The International Academic and Professional Honor Society in Counseling), Sigma Alpha Chi Chapter

 

1999                        Chi Sigma Iota, Sigma Alpha Chi Chapter Member of the Year

 

1998                         Graduated with Chi Sigma Iota Honors: 4.0 Grade Point Average in all graduate level coursework, University of Texas at San Antonio

 

V. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

2000 – Present           How to Start Your Own Private Practice

 

Created and developed a six-hour course for licensed mental health professionals interested in private practice.  The course was submitted to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and approved as a six hour continuing education course, including three hours in counseling ethics. The course is taught quarterly with 20-person sections.

 

2005 – Present           Texas Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor Training Course

 

                                  Created a 40-hour Texas LPC Supervisor training course. The course was submitted to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and approved as an official training course, including twelve hours in counseling ethics. The course is taught in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio three times a year to ten-person sections.

 

VI. PUBLICATIONS

 

Duffey, T., Somody, C. & Clifford, S. (2008). Conversations with my father: Adapting a musical chronology and the emerging life song. Journal of Creativity in Counseling, 2(4), 45-63.

 

Clifford, S. (2008). A review of Proof. Journal of Creativity in Counseling, 2(3), 99-101.

 

Clifford, S., & Davis-Thomas, S. (2006). How to start your own private practice: A step-by-step workbook for mental health clinicians. San Antonio, Texas: Author.

 

Clifford, S., & Davis-Thomas, S. (2006). Counselor training and supervision: A workbook for Texas Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor certification. San Antonio, Texas: Author.

 

VII. CURRENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS

 

2000 – Present         American Counseling Association

 

2005 – Present         Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

 

2006 – Present         Association for Creativity in Counseling

 

1997 - Present          Chi Sigma Iota (The International Academic and Professional Honor Society in Counseling)

 

2007 – 2010            Chi Sigma Iota, Sigma Alpha Chi, Chapter President

 

2005 – 2010             EMDR International Association

2006 - 2010              Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA)
 

1998 – Present         Postpartum Support International

 

2005 – 2010            South Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

 

2005 – 2010             South Texas Counseling Association

 

2005 – Present         Texas Counseling Association

 

2005 – Present         Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

 

VIII. SELECTED SPECIALTY TRAINING AND CONFERENCES (PRESENTER)

2008 - Present         Workshop (40 hours each): “Texas LPC Supervisor Training.” San Antonio, Texas, January, May, and July, 2008

2008                            Presentation (1 hour): "Prenatal and Postpartum Disorders." San Antonio
                                     Birth Doulas Quarterly Training, San Antonio, Texas, November, 2008

2008                            Presentation (1 hour): "Community Outreach: The Sarabia Community 
                                     Family Life Center." PCI Head Start Family Service, San Antonio, Texas, 
                                     October, 2008

2008                           Workshop (7 hours): “How to Start Your Own Private Practice: A Guide
                                    for LPCs.” San Antonio, Texas, April, 2008

2008                           Presentation (2 hours): "Pregnancy and Postpartum Disorders: A Call for 
                                    Action." The South Texas Postpartum Consortium, San Antonio, Texas, 
                                    May, 2008

 

2007                         Presentation (3 hours):  “Postpartum Depression: Suffering in Silence.” The 2007 Child Abuse Conference, San Antonio, Texas, December, 2007

 

2007                         Presentation (3 hours): “The Family Suffering in Silence.” The Rape Crisis Center, San Antonio, Texas, August, 2007

 

2007                         Presentation (90 minutes):  “The Silence of New Motherhood.” MOPS Club, Community Bible Church, San Antonio, Texas, August, 2007

 

2007                         Presentation (1 hour):  “The Silence of Postpartum Depression.” MOPS Club, Shearer Hills Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas, April, 2007

 

2007                         Workshop (7 hours): “How to Start Your Own Private Practice: What Every Texas LPC Needs to Know.” Dallas, Texas, April, 2007

 

2007                         Workshop (40 hours): “Texas LPC Supervisor Training.” The Woodlands, Texas, February, 2007

 

2007                         Workshop (40 hours): “Texas LPC Supervisor Training.” San Antonio, Texas, January, May, July, August, & October, 2007

 

2006                         Workshop (7 hours): “How to Start Your Own Private Practice: What Every Texas LPC Should Do First.” Austin, Texas, November, 2006

 

2006                         Workshop (40 hours): “Texas LPC Supervisor Training.” Katy, Texas, July, 2006

 

2006                         Presentation (90 minutes): “Prenatal and Postpartum Symptoms.” Postpartum Support International Texas Symposium, Austin, Texas, May, 2006

 

2006                         Presentation (2 hours): “Recognizing Postpartum Depression.” MOPS Club, University United Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas, April, 2006

 

2006                         Workshop (40 hours): “Texas LPC Supervisor Training.” San Antonio, Texas, January, May, & June, 2006

 

2005                         Presentation (3 hours): “Postpartum Depression and the Family.” The 2005 Child Abuse Conference, San Antonio, Texas, December, 2005

 

2005                         Presentation (2 hours): “What Is Postpartum Depression?” MOPS Club, University United Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas, November, 2005

 

2005                         Presentation (90 minutes): “Recognizing Postpartum Depression in New Mothers.” Parents as Teachers Incorporated Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, January, 2005

 

2004                         Presentation (2 hours): “When Is It More Than the Baby Blues: Identifying Postpartum Depression.” Postpartum Support International Texas Symposium, Austin, Texas, October, 2004

 

2004                         Presentation (90 minutes): “Prenatal and Postpartum Concerns: What to Look for and What to Do.” Parents as Teachers Incorporated Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, February, 2004

 

2004                         Presentation (90 minutes): “What About Private Practice?” South Texas Counseling Association Winter Workshop, San Antonio, Texas, January, 2004

 

2003                         Presentation (2 hours): “Postpartum Mood Disorders: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Interventions.” Postpartum Support International Texas Symposium, San Antonio, Texas, October, 2003

 

2002                         Presentation (1 hour): “Who Has Postpartum Depression?” University United Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas, November, 2002

 

2001                         Presentation (90 minutes): “Private Practice and Ethics.” South Texas Counseling Association Winter Workshop, San Antonio, Texas, January 2001

 

2001                         Presentation (90 minutes): “Private Practice for Licensed Professional Counselors.” Chi Sigma Iota, Sigma Alpha Chi Professional Development Workshop, UTSA, San Antonio, Texas, Spring, 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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