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Kristin Dempsey, MFT

Kristin Dempsey, M.S., MFT
Adjunct Faculty in Psychology

 

Professional Licenses and Memberships

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC 33809
  • Clinical Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

Professional Certifications or Registrations

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training-Full Trainer
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan-Facilitator
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming-Phase 1 and Phase 2 trained
  • Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics-Phase 1 trained, currently training as NMT trainer

Educational Background

  • M.S., Marriage and Family Counseling, San Francisco State University, San Francisco
  • B.A., Womens Studies, San Francisco State University, San Francisco

Areas of Expertise and Professional Practice

  • Addiction Treatment - Including Chemical Dependency and Process Addictions
  • Severe Mental Illness
  • Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions
  • Treatment of Trauma/Trauma Informed Care
  • Child and Adolescent Treatment
  • Integrated Treatment
  • Program Management
  • Behavioral Health Care Workforce Development
  • Women's Health Care and Family Planning
  • Strength-Based Case Management
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Acceptance-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
  • Senior Associate/Program Manager for the  Bay Area Mental Health and Education Workforce Collaborative
  • Private Therapy and Consultation Practice, San Mateo and San Francisco Counties
  • Counseling Lecturer, San Francisco State University

Publications

  • Evolving Practice Means Evolving Supervision: Keeping Supervision Current With Ongoing Curriculum, California Therapist, September 2010
  • "Wellness and Recovery: The Evolution and Integration of Hope in Behavioral Health Care (chapter), The Praeger Handbook of Community Mental Health Practice. Praeger: Santa Barbara, CA, 2013.
  • Frequent contributor to monthly newsletter Wellness Matters, published by San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Workshop and Symposia Presentations

  • Practice is Progress: Second Annual Trauma Conference. May 12, 2010, South San Francisco. Motivational Interviewing as a Trauma-Informed Treatment Approach.
  • California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth (CMHACY) Annual Conference, May 6, 2010, Asilomar, CA (co-presented). Implementing Effective Co-Occurring Youth Services.
  • Second Annual Change Agent Un-convention, October 16, 2009, San Diego (Co-presented). Rolling with Resistance: Using Motivational Interviewing Working with Mandated Clients.
  • Second Annual Change Agent Un-convention, October 16, 2009, San Diego (Co-presented). Motivational Interviewing Strategies for Clients with Co-Occurring Issues, Including Trauma.
  • 8th annual World Conference of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), June 21, 2010, Reno, NV. An Engaging Partnership: Integration of ACT and the Motivational Interviewing Model.
  • Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers Annual Forum, October 7, 2010. Mi and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Connecting and Working with Kindred Spirits.
  • Can We Talk? A Greater Bay Area Conference to Address Consumer and Family Member Employment in the Public Mental Health System, October 20, 2010, Burlingame, CA
  • (Co-presented). Coming Out as Consumers and Family Members: Practitioners Stepping Forward to Combat Stigma.
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist Though Leaders Workshop Series, November 7, 2010 and January 23, 2011, Burlingame and Los Angeles. Taking the Next Steps
  • Forward Toward Progressive Clinical Practice: Supervision Skills to Address the New Mental Health Services Act Learning Priorities for Mental Health Professionals
  • California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies, Spring Conference, April 28, 2011, San Mateo. It Takes a Village; Community Connections that Support Recovery
  • California Community College Mental Health and Wellness Association, Two Day Conference, April 29, 2011. Suicide on Campus; Creating and Effective, Compassionate Response.
  • California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth (CMHACY) Annual Conference, May 12, 2011, Asilomar, CA (co-presented) Trauma 101 for Youth Mental Health Providers.
  • Third Annual Change Agent Un-convention, October 24, 2011, Pacific Grove, CA (Co-presented). Motivational Interviewing Strategies for Clients with Co-Occurring Issues
  • Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers Annual Forum, September 14, 2012. , Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mindfulness and Motivation
  • Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers Annual Forum, September 14, 2012. , Fort Wayne, Indiana, (Co-presented) Motivational Interviewing and Creating a Comprehensive, Continuous, Integrated System of Care.
  • California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies, Spring Conference, April 3, 2013, San Mateo. Trauma-Informed Assessment.

Courses in 2013-2014

  • CP 5203 Advanced Counseling Techniques:  Behavioral/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • CP 5209Advanced Counseling Techniques:  Client Advocacy and Collaborative Care

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