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CURRICULUM VITAE

Dr. Angela Beers, Psy.D.

(Lic: Doctoral Educ Ltd – MI ; PSYC – CO)


EDUCATION

Michigan School of Professional Psychology – Farmington Hills, MI                                                       

Doctor of Clinical Psychology [PsyD 4.10.2015]

Emphasis: Humanistic Clinical Development

Dissertation: The Experience of Sacred Breathwork™: Healing Through Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness

Internship –  American Indian Health and Family Services  

Detroit, MI 09.2012 – 08.2014

    • Outpatient therapy in an urban American Indian community clinic. Intake assessment, group therapy, forensic evaluations, and blending of traditional healing practices with psychotherapy.
  • Abigail Eiler, LMSW and Dr. St. John, PhD, LP

Michigan School of Professional Psychology – Farmington Hills, MI

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology [M.A. 8.01.2008]

Emphasis: Humanistic Clinical Development

Thesis: The Experience of Surviving Substance Abuse: A Family Cycle

Psychology – Oakwood Family Clinic – Westland, MI [09.2011 – 06.2012]

  • Outpatient therapy in a family medical clinic.
  • Intake, assessment, case conferences, and individual therapy.
  • Dr. L. Fischetti, PhD, LP

Practica Psychology – Vista Maria – Residential Mental Health Substance Abuse Unit – Dearborn Heights, MI [09.2007 – 06.2008]

  • Conducted both individual, family and group therapy. Psychological testing, diagnosis, and case presentation. Provided crisis intervention, substance abuse psycho-education and counseling. Developed basic therapeutic skills in establishing a healthy therapeutic alliance (Adolescent Inpatient setting).
  • Carolynn Metz, LMSW

Madonna University – Livonia, MI

B.S., Family and Consumer Science/English Minor 

Emphasis: Secondary Education [B.S. 7.2008] 

Practica Education – Lathers Middle School Garden City, MI [05.2006 – 6.2006]

  • Assisted with individual math instruction, spelling and vocabulary comprehension. Special Education class-room of six students in the 5th and 6th grades. Class made up of six students (four boys and two girls) with various disabilities; LD, EI, CI, Autistic and Gifted.
  • Ann Tiuri-Cesarz

Practica Education – Moraine Elementary Northville, MI [10.2005 – 10.2005]

  • First grade classroom ran in a hybrid Montessori fashion. Assisted with basic math, spelling and vocabulary comprehension. Student interaction was primarily average contending students, and some work with autistic and ADHD students.

Practica Education – All Saints Middle School Canton, MI 03.2005 – 03.2005

  • Supervised testing assisted in instructing sixth and seventh grade students in Social Studies, Art and English courses. Rotated between sixth and seventh grade students during the entire practicum experience.

Crestwood High School – Dearborn Heights, MI                                                                                                   

Diploma – General Ed Requirements  6.1999                                                                  


TEACHING EXPERIENCE (Employment Included)

Adjunct Faculty – Macomb Community College Contractual – Warren, MI [08/2012 – 1/2014]

  • Adjunct faculty, teaching community college students. Taught Introduction to Psychology and Child Growth and Development courses.

Guest Teacher/Lecturer – Oakland Community College – Royal Oak, Introduction to Psychology [10.18.2011]

  • Taught and Lectured undergraduate students on Hypnosis, Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness.

Guest Teacher/Lecturer – ITT Technical Institute – Troy, MI Introduction to Psychology [01.09.2012]

  • Taught and Lectured undergraduate students. Hypnosis, Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness.

Assistant Grader/Tutor Kumon Math and Reading Center, Southfield, MI [06/2008 – 08/2008]

  • Assist in tutoring children in reading and math. Taught a classroom of 4 – 6 pre-school/kindergarten children at scheduled times in reading and math.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • Student Liaison/Member at Large for Michigan Women Psychologists MWP Fall 2010 – Fall 2012
  • Kappa Delta Pi former member and chair representative 03/07- 10/07 [Developed fund-raising programs to motivate individuals to donate to Kappa Delta Pi’s Educational Foundation; Promote Foundation scholarships; the liaison between the chapter and the Kappa Delta Pi Educational Foundation. Kappa Delta Pi – International Honor Society.

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES/ORGANIZATION BOARDS

Board member of Vista Maria’s Program Evaluation and Planning Committee from the fall of 2008 to February 2013. Committee was responsible for:

  • Periodically conduct meetings to evaluate the organization’s treatment programs and determine the needs of the population.
  • The committee reviews, plans and implements sources and potential events for fundraising.
  • The committee communicates with the organization’s executive staff, administration and management teams, to articulate its findings including suggested solutions, policy statements, and recommended courses of action.
  • Working under the committee and organization’s policy, the committee is responsible for seeking those improvements to the service delivery system necessary to meet the program and service needs of the population most effectively.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • Crows Nest Center for Shamanic Studies, Dowagiac, MI 2.2014 Certification: Facilitator in Shamanic Practice and Sacred Breathwork™.
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis phase one workshop in January 2011, Completed workshop I: Certification in process.

PROFESSIONAL LECTURES/PANELS – AUTHOR/CO-AUTHOR PAPER PRESENTATIONS

    • Hope and Recovery (Speech) @ 21st Annual George Blaha High Hopes Golf Invitational at Forest Lake Country Club (Vista Maria) 7/14/2008.
    • Hope and Recovery (Speech) Vista Maria’s 125th Anniversary Open House 10/04/2008.
    • The Underprivileged and The Cycle of Poverty (Speech) @ Our Lady of Sorrows, A Warm Winter Evening with flutist, Dr. Sarah Frisof & Friends Charity Event for Vista Maria. Sponsored by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home. February 2010.
    • The Underprivileged and The Cycle of Poverty (Speech) @ 19th Annual George Blaha High Hopes Golf Invitational at Forest Lake Country Club (Vista Maria) 7/19/2010.
    • Hope and Recovery (Speech) Women FORE! Women Golf Outing @ Plymouth Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center. Sponsored by Ford Motor Company, Comerica Bank, FOX 2, Hour Media, etc. 8/12/10.
    • Represented and recruited for Michigan Women Psychologist MWP as the student liaison at the University of Michigan’s undergraduate psychology students 10.19.2011.
    • Programming and Treatment Care Need (Speech) – Good Shepherd Society and Board Networking Event 9/23/10 @ the Dearborn Country Club.
    • Multi-cultural Issues Facing Students [Psycho-educational PowerPoint slides]. Crestwood High School. A. (2011).
    • MedMob Organization led a 71 minute long public meditation and sound bath in Detroit Grand Circus Park 10.9.11, 10.28.11, and Hart Plaza 11.11.11.
    • Panel Presentation at The Society for Humanistic Psychology Conference: American Psychological Association Division 32 2/2013: The Selves of the Earth: Diverse Lenses of Ecopsychology – The Benefits and Complexities of Blending Indigenous Traditional and Modern Spiritual Practices with Humanistic Psychology. A. (2013)
    • Panel Presentation at The Society for Humanistic Psychology Conference: American Psychological Association Division 32 3/2015: The experiences of students of color in predominantly white graduate programs. Beers. A. (2015)
    • Finding Dawn Panel Speaker: Epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. University of Michigan Student Life Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs. School of Social Work. Beers. A. (2018).

EMPLOYMENT

Doctoral Ed – Limited License Psychologist – Psychologist Candidate – Life Coaching 11/2016 – Present

Private Practice – Lakewood, CO Metro-Detroit, MI

    • Private practice in Mental Health and Life Coaching, office location and online appointments (No longer at Lakewood, CO Location).
    • Primary approaches to psychotherapy implemented: Humanistic, Transpersonal, Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, and Existential
    • Assessment and diagnosis
    • When appropriate, integration of spirituality and ritual
    • Specializing in women’s complexities, mysteries, spirituality, consciousness and rites of passage. Minority and diversity issues.
  • Conditions treated: Anxiety Disorders, Life Transitions, Familial Discord, PTSD and Trauma, Depression, Grief and Loss, Mood Disturbances/Disorders, Women’s Issues, Spirituality, and Somatic issues.

Dr. Angela Beers works with clients motivated to make change in their life and desire to transform their consciousness. She uses a transpersonal and integrated approach to treatment by taking into account the emotional, physical, intellectual, creative and spiritual aspects of human beings.

She specializes in working with adults who are going through a process of change & growth, and those navigating difficult life transitions and traumas. Her ever growing work is through using psychotherapy to empower and support healing for marginalized people. She facilitates healing opportunities that assist clients with moving forward in the direction they desire.


Doctoral Ed – Limited License Psychologist – Post Doctoral Fellow 10/2015 – 9/2016

Private Practice C. Michael Smith, PhD Psychological Associates – Niles, MI

    • Private practice consisting of three colleagues
    • Primary approaches to psychotherapy implemented: Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal, and Existential
    • Assessment and diagnosis
    • When appropriate, integration of spirituality and ritual
    • Specializing in women and female adolescent complexities, mysteries, and rites of passage
  • Conditions treated: Anxiety Disorders, Life Transitions, Familial Discord, PTSD and Trauma, Depression, Grief and Loss, Mood Disturbances/Disorders, Women’s Issues, Spirituality, Unemployment-disability and Somatic issues.

Master’s Level Psychologist 12/2011 – 08/2012

Catholic Social Services Oakland County Contractual – Royal Oak, MI

  • Outpatient intake, assessment, substance abuse treatment, couples, family and individual therapy. Humanistic, Existential, Transpersonal, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Mind-Body and Mindfulness approaches used.

Master’s Level Psychologist (State Employee – Classified – P11) 06/2010 – 01/2012

State of Michigan – Department of Corrections, Ypsilanti, MI

  • Provide comprehensive psychological services to prisoners in the custody of the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) primarily at the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility (WHV). In addition, on occasion travel to other facilities within the region to provide clinical services. Services include but not limited to crisis interventions, individual and group psychotherapy, psychological screenings, diagnosis, testing and evaluations for segregation, parole board, and Reception Center. Mental health referrals, treatment planning, consultative services, training and case management meetings. Humanistic, Existential, Transpersonal, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Mind-Body and Mindfulness approaches used. Facilitated Assaultive Offender and Sexual Offender Programming – Groups.

Volunteer Coordinator and Manager – Movement Festival 2/2010 – 6/2014

Paxahau Event Production – Detroit, MI

  • Promote volunteer positions; seek out, interview and select volunteers for various festival positions. Direct, inform and train volunteers in their respective roles. Schedule volunteers for positions to fill. Supervised 140 volunteers and 25 interns during the weekend festival to ensure flow of volunteer and intern work. This position used to be strictly voluntary work but I was moved into a paid role in 2010.

Master’s Level Therapist 01/2009 – 03/2010

Vista Maria – Beata Hall Mental Health/Substance Abuse Unit – Rose Hall – Stabilization Unit, Dearborn Heights, MI

  • Conduct family, individual and group adolescent therapy. Psychological assessment, intake, diagnosis, and mental health case presentation. Provide crisis intervention, and substance abuse, psychoeducation therapy. Case management, reports, documentation and develop therapeutic person centered treatment plans. Utilize treatment methods such as Humanistic, Behavioral, Gentle Teaching and Mindfulness. Maintain knowledge of related referral networks and refer when appropriate. Implement and assess progress of treatment plans and therapeutic techniques in concurrence with treatment team; nurse, psychiatrist, client’s family, staff, Clara B. Ford School faculty, assigned DHS social worker and medical doctor. Conduct and train psychoeducational groups for non-clinical and clinical staff. Court hearing attendance and testimony.

Project Manager – Research Development Management 08/2008 – 12/2008

Vista Maria – Rose Hall – Stabilization Unit, Dearborn Heights, MI

  • Identified, strategically planned and advised the treatment progress of two different clinical programs Cognitive Impaired and Complex Trauma, as well as the advancement of Vista Maria’s campus wide Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST) interventions. Duties consisted of treatment techniques observation, assessment, research, supplementary training, and implementation of evidence-based techniques to improve treatment quality.

Project Assistant – Marketing Research 02/2007 – 08/2007

Imyst, Inc., Farmington, MI

  • Manage client projects and deadlines, project research, data entry, mystery shopping project review, report audits, researching prospective clients, cold calls, maintaining product and client services.

Customer Service Representative 09/2005 – 6/2006

Advance Services Knowledge, Inc., Canton, MI

  • Data entry, customer service, compiling reports, title retrieval and clerical multi-tasking.

Administrative Assistant/Sales Research 07/2004 – 08/2005

Aerotek, Livonia, MI Temporary assignment for client Franklin Fastener (Redford, MI).

  • Clerical administrative support. multi-task, data entry, customer service, sales research, and quote set-up.

Team Assistant/Administrative Assistant 02/2003 – 01/2004

QuickenLoans, Livonia, MI

  • Assistant to the closing team and closing team manager, data entry, cold calls, reports, loan research and work function event organizing.

Post closing New York CEM File Reviewer 08/2001 – 02/2003

ABN Amro/Interfirst Mortgage, Ann Arbor/Troy, MI

  • Special collection liaison within the company and externally with clients. Advised closing attorneys, and brokers on procedures for loan reconciliation.

Store Manager 02/2001 – 08/2001

Claire’s Boutique, Dearborn, MI

  • Complete store operations. Scheduling and supervise employees. Staff recruiting, orienting, and train employees. Achieve financial objectives by preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions. Market merchandising, sales promotion, and display plans; analyzing operating and financial statements for profitability ratios. Ear piercing, sales and cashier duties.

Assistant Store Manager 08/2000 – 01/2001

Contempo Casuals, Dearborn, MI

  • Assist store manager with store operations. Scheduling and supervise employees. Staff training. Achieve financial objectives by following the annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions. Market merchandising, sales, and cashier duties.

MUSIC FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER WORK

  • 2008 Assistant to the Coordinator of Volunteers. 
  • 2009 Co-Coordinator of Volunteers – Movement.
  • 2003 – 2007 Detroit Electronic Music Festival: Movement – Fuse-In Volunteer various administrative and promotional roles.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • Psychological testing for the WRAT4, WISC, WAIS, CRS-R, MMPI-2RF, Human Figure Drawing, PDS, RISB, SDMT, URICA, CAFAS, SASSI, TEMAS and the Bender.
    • Proficient with MAC/Microsoft Office programs, NextGen, OMNI and the JAIS/JAC systems.Managerial, leadership, public speaking, event organizing and human resources experience.
    • Experienced in forensic psychology and the criminal justice system.
    • Non-dogmatic spiritually incorporated psychotherapy. Skilled in Humanistic, Existential, Transpersonal, Psychodynamic, Mind-Body and Mindfulness approaches. Aware and capable of integrating indigenous perspectives with conventional psychology respectfully.

ACTIVITIES

  • Competed in various triathlons and long distance running events since 2006, raising funds for variety of charities.

PROFESSIONAL STATE LICENSURE

Licensed Psychologist Candidate (Expires 8.2020) 

PSYC.00013717 |State of Colorado – DORA   

Psychologist – Doctoral Educational Limited (Expires 8.2019) 

6301016513  | State of Michigan – LARA

Fundamental of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems (FAODP) 

No Cert Number | State of Michigan


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