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Dr. Angela Beers, Psy.D., LP

Licensed Psychologist | LP –  MI & 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

Dr. Beers’ research approach is humanistic and transpersonal. Concentrated on individual, community, and ancestral decolonizing and unsettling aspects to healing via Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness. Advocate for ethical and accessible psychedelic – entheogenic reclamation. Spirituality is significant to the psychological for rematriation in a patriarchal world. Her dissertation and thesis research explored human intersections of dependency, detachment and communal exploration of NOSC. Her dissertation can be downloaded here.

Internship –  American Indian Health and Family Services  

Detroit, MI 09.2012 – 08.2014

  • Outpatient therapy in an urban American Indian community clinic. Intake assessment, substance abuse – harm reduction, 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)

Visiting Instructor 8/2021 – Present

Adjunct Faculty 01/2021 – 8/2021

Naropa University

Boulder, CO

Adjunct faculty, teaching Transpersonal Psychology and Human Growth and Development.

Transpersonal Psychology Course: An introduction and examination of central concepts, theories, practices, and applications of transpersonal psychology. Designed for students in the transpersonal counseling programs. The online section of this course explores foundations of transpersonal psychology and its applications to meditation, ritual, ecopsychology, psychological research, multicultural diversity, and other areas.

Human Growth and Development. An overview of the major theories of psychological development across the life span. Information from a broad range of perspectives covered, including biological, psychoanalytic/dynamic, cognitive, social learning, and cross-cultural. Somatic Counseling students.

Visiting Instructor, Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Graduate Program (Aug 2021 – Present)

Adjunct Faculty, Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Graduate Program (Jan 2021 – Aug 2021)

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

  • Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), MAPS & Naropa University MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Training Fall 2020 for expanded access. Training curriculum developed by MAPS PBC (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Public Benefit Corporation), together with training in contemplative psychotherapy from Naropa faculty in the Graduate School of Counseling Psychology.MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC) catalyzes healing and well-being through psychedelic drug development, therapist training programs, and sales of prescription psychedelics prioritizing public benefit above profit. Founded in 2014, MAPS PBC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.This course is offered by MAPS ​PBC Trainers Marcela Ot’alora G. and Bruce Poulter with Sara Lewis and Lauren Casalino, Naropa University faculty in the Graduate School of Counseling Psychology. Initial training completed for course Parts A and B for expanded access (Sept 2020 – Nov 2020). Awaiting enrollment for remaining course parts (C,D,E).
  • 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).

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


Licensed Psychologist (LP) – MI & CO | Life Coaching 11/2016 – Present

Private Practice – Colorado Springs, CO Metro-Detroit, MI (telehealth)

  • Private practice in Mental Health, Psychospiritual, and Life Coaching, office location and online appointments (Currently offering telehealth as result of covid-19).
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Psychedelic Integration
  • Primary approaches to psychotherapy implemented: Humanistic, Transpersonal, Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, and Existential
  • When appropriate, integration of spirituality and ritual
  • Specializing in women’s complexities, spirituality, consciousness and rites of passage.
  • Minority, diversity and mixed heritage experiences with decolonizing and unsettling lens.
  • Supervision for clinicians honoring BIPOC needs, psychedelic integration interest/framework.
  • Conditions treated: Anxiety Disorders, Life Transitions, Familial Discord & Attachment Irregularities, PTSD and Trauma, Depression, Grief and Loss, Mood Disturbances/Disorders, Issues of Marginalization, Racism and Oppression, Spiritual Emergence, and Somatic Distress.

Dr. Angela Beers works with those who are 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 being human.

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 and the psychospiritual to empower and support healing for people marginalized. She co-facilitates with clients healing opportunities that assist with moving forward in the direction they desire. Dr. Beers also provides consciousness expanding workshops (will resume in-person when we can get a better handle on Covid-19).

Additional Websites: Psychology Today Webpage

Group Practice Website: Crescent Roots Psychological Services, PLLC

Psychedelic Integration Pages: Psychedelic Support & MAPS Integration List


Doctoral Ed – Limited License Psychologist – Post Doctoral Fellow 10/2015 – 11/2016

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

  • Private practice consisting of three colleagues (Supervisor/Supervisees)
  • 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 on average 140 volunteers and 25 interns during the weekend (and preparation process leading up to the festival) festival to ensure flow of volunteer and intern work. This position used to be strictly voluntary but moved into a paid position 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.

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.

The Society for Psychedelic Outreach, Reform, and Education (TheSpore). Healers & Therapists Workgroup. 

  • Monthly meetings discussing and exploring healing initiatives and community actions within the Colorado psychedelic healing movement (May 2021 – present unpaid/volunteer).

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.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) & Naropa University MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Training Fall 2020 for expanded access. Training In Process. Training curriculum developed by MAPS PBC (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Public Benefit Corporation), together with training in contemplative psychotherapy from Naropa faculty in the Graduate School of Counseling Psychology.MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC) catalyzes healing and well-being through psychedelic drug development, therapist training programs, and sales of prescription psychedelics prioritizing public benefit above profit. Founded in 2014, MAPS PBC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.This course is offered by MAPS ​PBC Trainers Marcela Ot’alora G. and Bruce Poulter with Sara Lewis and Lauren Casalino, Naropa University faculty in the Graduate School of Counseling Psychology. Initial training completed for course Parts A and B for expanded access (Sept 2020 – Nov 2020). Awaiting enrollment for remaining course parts (C,D,E).
  • Crows Nest Center for Shamanic Studies, Dowagiac, MI (start: 8.2011 completion: 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.                                                                         

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.

  • 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.
    • 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.
    • Represented and recruited for Michigan Women Psychologist MWP as the student liaison at the University of Michigan’s undergraduate psychology students 10.19.2011.
    • 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).
    • Panel presenter The Society for Psychedelic Outreach, Reform, and Education (Spore). Sacred Sovereignty: Reclaiming Our Right to Heal. A free online event that celebrated the 2 year anniversary of the historic Denver Psilocybin Initiative, calling for community sovereignty in determining our futures with how psychedelics are socially integrated. It included an intersectional dialogue exploring visions for healing in our communities. Dr. Beers discussed the complexity and need to honor the Indigenous, reciprocity, the sacred and rematriation (2021).
    • Psyched 21 an Exploration of the Psychedelic Ecosystem (Free Conference on Social Club TV Platform). Dr. Beers’ presentation: The Psychedelic Prism: The Sacred Responsibility of Developing an Interconnected and Reciprocal Future (2021).

ACTIVITIES

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

PROFESSIONAL STATE LICENSURE

Licensed Psychologist, LP (Expires 8.2021) 

PSY.0005403 |State of Colorado – DORA   

Licensed Psychologist, LP – (Expires 10.2022) 

6301018764  | State of Michigan – LARA

Fundamental of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems (FAODP) 

No Cert Number | State of Michigan


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