Professional Spotlight: Dr. Mary Gay


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Meet Dr. Mary Gay, a Licensed Professional Counselor of GA, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, and consultant who has been in private clinical practice since 1995, where her specialties include developmental trauma and substance use disorders. She has presented at numerous conferences and workshops on a variety of topics including attachment and trauma, workaholism, understanding addiction as an attachment disorder, countertransference, supervising “wounded healers,” and the ethics of treating trauma. She recently co-founded the Southeastern Counselor Training Institute to present and host quality continuing education workshops on the practice of counseling and psychotherapy. In her spare time, she is the Evening IOP Coordinator for The Summit Wellness Group, a drug and alcohol treatment program in Roswell, GA. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Licensed Professional Counselor’s Association of GA, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association.

We are proud to have Dr. Gay presenting an upcoming CE offered to mental health professionals on Healing Broken Bonds, where they will be learning how Healing Developmental Trauma Through an Attachment Lens can have a profound effect on client outcome. This workshop will consist of an overview of Bowlby’s attachment theory and the current neurobiological research (just the basics!) on the impact of developmental trauma on attachment processes. Participants will learn how to identify attachment disruption and trauma symptomology in adult clients. An introduction to research-based interventions from an attachment-informed theoretical model will be reviewed. This workshop has an experiential component that will stimulate the counselor to reflect on his/her own attachment experiences.

At Ridgeview, we are committed to providing the education necessary to promote positive outcomes for the community and people we serve. Join us on May 20th at 9am via zoom for this informative CE and earn 5 core hours.

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May 10, 2022


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