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Christine Powers, LICSW, MLADC

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cpowers8@uw.edu

Christine Powers is dually licensed as an independent clinical social worker (LICSW) and Master Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MLADC) whose focus is consultation and training for evidence-based practices (EBPs), such as Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). Christine is a National ACT Trainer for the SPIRIT Lab of University of Washington. Christine provides training and consultation for ACT teams across the US, which includes focus on related EBPs, such as Enhanced Illness Management & Recovery (E-IMR), Supported Employment’s Individual Placement and Support (IPS), Motivational Interviewing, and Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT / ITCOD). 

Christine earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern NH University in 2005 and her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of NH in 2009. Christine is a member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international organization committed to promoting quality MI practice and training, where acceptance is based upon a rigorous application process. Christine has years of national training and consultation experience related to ACT, motivational interviewing, E-IMR, CBTp, and IPS. Christine was the Director of EBPs for 7 years with Dartmouth Health for the State of NH prior to coming to the SPIRIT Lab. 

Christine has experience in inpatient, private and community mental health settings. Christine was a senior psychiatric social worker in the NH state hospital, as well as worked in a community mental health setting for several years. Christine has been an office-based therapist, as well as a community-based case manager and therapist on a children’s ACT team. Christine has also sustained her practice as a direct care clinician, providing family and individual counseling, as well as licensure supervision. In addition to the EBPs mentioned above, Christine is also trained in and utilizes CBT, EMDR, and TF-CBT.

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