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Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has worked with families that struggle with a range of issues inclusive of family violence, foster-care transitions, and trauma. She has taught and provided clinical supervision to counseling students at the University of Florida. She currently works as an assistant professor in the Psychology, Counseling & Family Therapy Dept. at Valdosta State University and supervises therapists-in-training who provide services to military families. Kacy has been the recipient of honors such as the Chi Sigma Iota (counseling honor society) 2012-2013 Leadership Fellowship and has presented in various regional and national conferences. She has worked on several grants focused on children and families; most notably was the Safe Start project, a joint research endeavor by RAND Corporation and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), which funded treatment programs aimed at reducing negative impacts of violence on children. She has a range of publications and research endeavors currently focusing on low-income family resilience factors connected to children’s school and socio-emotional outcomes.Representatives from SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
Joan B. Gillece, Ph.D.
Director, SAMHSA National Center for Trauma Informed Care
Working across agencies, Dr. Gillece promotes the use of trauma informed care in multiple settings including mental health, substance abuse, adult and juvenile justice and homeless services. Prior to joining the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) seven years ago, Dr. Gillece served as Director of Special Populations for Maryland’s Mental Hygiene Administration where her responsibilities included all aspects of state mental health planning and delivery of services as well as development of collaboration across agencies serving individuals with psychiatric diagnosis. As project director for SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC), Dr. Gillece has championed the cause of full consumer integration and development of Culturally Competent programs. Utilizing survivors in all aspects of trauma work, Dr. Gillece has coordinated technical assistance, conference presentations, and consultations with experts in the field. Commitment to strength-based support by implementing trauma informed values with the overreaching theme of recovery has been her focus.
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