Dr. Amanda Graham

Amanda Graham, EdD, LPC, CASC, MAC, NCC

Professor of Psychology
Rehabilitation Counseling Specialist
Missions Experience: USA

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Education

  • Doctor of Education, Counseling Psychology, Argosy University, Sarasota, FL
  • Master of Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN

Doctoral Dissertation 

  • Correctional Officers’ Stress in the Workplace

Certifications / Continuing Education

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Virginia
  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), Virginia
  • Masters Addiction Counselor (MAC), National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), Alexandria, VA 
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board for Certified Counselors, Greensboro, NC
  • Fellow, Advanced Credentialing Academy of Substance Abuse Counselors (ACASAC), Miami, FL 
  • Continuing Education
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Treating PTSD: Empirically Based Treatment Techniques, June 2013
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Where Counseling and Neuroscience Meet January 2013
  • Understanding Personality Disorders November 2011
  • Brief CBT for Suicidality Completed July 2011, Columbia, KY
  • Student Threat Assessment Training Completed September, 2008, Wise, VA
  • Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognizing, Reporting, and Responding for Educators Completed August, 2008, Jonesville, VA
  • Relaxation through Mindfulness Training Completed fall 2007, Roanoke, VA
  • Moral Reconation Training (MRT) Completed April 2004, St. Paul, VA
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills training (ASIST) Completed, August 2003 Big Stone Gap, VA

Academic Experiences

  • Adjunct Professor & Curriculum Writer, Kaplan University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Adjunct Professor, Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Doctoral Mentor, Minority Fellowship Program, National Board for Certified Counselors, Greensboro, NC
  • Assistant Professor, School of Professional Counseling, Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY  

Teaching Specializations

  • Psychological Issues in Corrections & Criminal Justice
  • Psychological Assessment & Forensics in Corrections & Criminal Justice
  • Psychopathology: Addictions & Substance Abuse Issues
  • Psychological Research and Statistics
  • Rehabilitation Counseling

Professional Experiences

  • Online Counselor, TalkSpace, New York, NY
  • Youth Career Counselor, Appalachian Community Action and Development Agency, Jonesville, VA
  • Psycho-educational Specialist, Lee County School Board, Jonesville, VA
  • Psychology Associate I, Wallens Ridge State Prison, Big Stone Gap, VA
  • Rehab Counselor, Wallens Ridge State Prison, Big Stone Gap, VA
  • Substance Abuse Counselor, Frontier Health, Jonesville, VA
  • Counseling Intern, Lee County Federal Prison, Jonesville, VA
  • Counseling Intern, Indian Path Pavilion, Kingsport, TN

Presentations

  • Graham, A. (July, 2016). Dual Diagnosis in Women: Diagnosis, Self-harm, and Treatment. Presented with NADAAC. Webinar
  • Graham, A. (May, 2016). Overview of the Effects of Stress. Presented at Kaplan University. Webinar.
  • Graham, A. (September, 2015). Substance Abuse Education: Drug Take Program. Presented at Food City Pharmacy. Pennington Gap, VA.
  • Graham, A. (May, 2014). Managing Job Stress. Presented at East Tennessee State University. Johnson City, TN.
  • Graham, A. (September, 2013). What is Autism? Presented at Norton Head start Building, Norton, VA.
  • Graham, A. (April, 2013). Substance Abuse Education: Drug Take Program. Presented at Food City Pharmacy. Pennington Gap, VA.
  • Doan, M. and Graham, A. (June, 2012). State licenses: What counseling students need to know. Presented at Lindsey Wilson College SPC Day, Columbia, KY.
  • Graham, A. and Schmudlt. (June, 2012). Dialectal Behavioral Therapy. Presented at Southwest Virginia Community College. Cedar Bluff, VA.
  • Graham, A. and Schmudlt. (March, 2012). Dialectal Behavioral Therapy. Presented at Family Preservation Services. Abington, VA.
  • Graham, A. (February, 2012). Managing Job Stress and Difficult Populations. Presented at Powell Valley Electric Company, Jonesville, VA.
  • Brooks, A., Graham, A. & Schmuldt, L. (June, 2011).  State licenses: What counseling students need to know.  Presented at Lindsey Wilson College SPC Day, Columbia, KY.
  • Graham, A. (April, 2008).  Mental Health in Corrections.  Presented at Wallens Ridge State Prison, Big Stone Gap, VA.
  • Graham, A. (October, 2007). Mental Health in Corrections.  Presented at Wallens Ridge State Prison, Big Stone Gap, VA.
  • Graham, A. (May, 2007).  Mental Health in Corrections.  Presented at Wallens Ridge State Prison, Big Stone Gap, VA.
  • Graham, A. (February, 2007).  Mental Health in Corrections.  Presented at Wallens Ridge State Prison, Big Stone Gap, VA.
  • Graham, A. (December, 2006).  Mental Health in Corrections.  Presented at Wallens Ridge State Prison, Big Stone Gap, VA.
  • Graham, A. (July, 2006). FSOP: Facilitating Staff and Offender Programs. Presented at Virginia Department of Corrections, Academy for Staff Development, Richmond, VA.

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • American Counseling Association
    • American College Counseling Association Division
    • International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors 
  • American Psychological Association
  • Virginia Counseling Association
  • American Counseling College Association