Personal Experience and Approach
- Child Protection Team, Team Coordinator for Lake and Sumter Counties.
- Jamie contracts with the Lake County Head Start preschool program to conduct play therapy service for Their children who are referred to play therapy. Jamie also provides classroom observation and Consultation services. Pre Service trainings are conducted with teachers and staff on Play Therapy, Experiential Sand Tray Experiences, Group Puppet work with staff and teachers, Play and Learning, and How to Manage the Angry Child.
- Jamie has been a Clinical Supervisor for a not for profit children’s agency. She supervised counselors Who were Interns as well as Licensed Practitioners who had counseling case loads. Jamie has supervised The Forensic Interviewing program and she developed the Play Therapy Program at the agency.
- Jamie is an approved Children’s Medical Services provider with the Department of Health.
- Jamie has been a Supervisor of Protective Services and Foster Care Units with the Department of Children and Families.
- Jamie has experience working as an ITOS (Intensive Therapist On Site) Therapist for The Lake County Boy’s Ranch. She conducted therapy services for children in foster care and relative caregiver homes in their school and homes.
- Jamie has also provided School Services as a School Support Therapist regulated by the State of MS. conducting Individual, Group, and Family Therapy. She arranged for medication re-evaluations and referred children for appropriate psychiatric or psychological services when necessary.
Jamie received her undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Mississippi. She became certified to teach K-8, Elementary Education, and also K-12, Talented and Gifted students in the State of Mississippi. She received her Masters of Science degree in Counseling from Mississippi State.
Jamie’s internship experience was located at the Choctaw American Indian Pearl River Reservation at their Social Services agency in Philadelphia, MS. She was offered the position of Handicap Coordinator during her internship and worked with the Choctaw Indians of all ages with mental health issues and physical handicaps. She worked with Adults and Adolescents with substance abuse issues. She also taught Parenting Classes to Parents who were ordered by the court system to attend.
Jamie has had Advanced Forensic Interview training from APSAC (American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children). She has extensive experience in interviewing children who are allegedly child abuse victims and has testified as an expert in the Criminal and DCF Dependency Courts in Lake County, Florida. Jamie attended the Play Therapy Training Institute in Hackensack, NJ to pursue credits to obtain Certification as a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor. Jamie can supervise interns interested in obtaining the RPT or RPT-S certification which is authorized and governed by The Association for Play Therapy, Inc. Jamie continues to receive continuing education in play therapy and supervision in order to keep this play therapy certification.
Jamie has extensive training and experience working with children and adult victims of sexual and physical abuse, parental neglect, and domestic violence with the Department of Children & Families, as well as with a local domestic violence shelter. She uses play therapy including puppets, role playing figurines and Sand Trays to help children overcome their hurts.