Current Credentials 

2004

Bachelor of Science: Sociology/Criminology
2009

Master of Science: Mental Health Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) -Kansas
Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor-(LCAC)-Kansas
2016

Master Addictions Counselor (MAC)

2018

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)-Colorado

Licensed Addictions Counselor-(LAC)-Colorado

2019

Certified CAC Classes Instructor

2021

Certified First Responder Counselor

Specialities

Amy Welker has provided treatment services to persons suffering with addiction and/or mental illness, since May of 2004. She graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science: Sociology/Criminology and went on to get a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling.

 

She is licensed in Colorado and Kansas as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), Licensed Addiction Counselor (ACD)-Colorado) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC Kansas)

Amy has been very fortunate in her education and occupational experiences to have worked in every level of treatment including: evaluation to admission, detoxification, residential, reintegration, intensive outpatient, general outpatient and aftercare. 

 

She has worked with diverse populations from court ordered to self-admitted. Amy maintains an open line of communication with referral sources and works with the community to establish the best, Evidenced Based-standards of care.


Areas of Specialties Include but are not limited to:

Amy has a strong drive to help persons that have served in the military, police officers, EMS and other public service positions.

 

Specializations:

Addictions

Drug Abuse

Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism

Adult Child of Alcoholic Syndrome (ACOA)

Anger

Anti-Social Personality Disorder

Anxiety

Bipolar Disorder

Brain-Body connection

Codependency

Coping with Chronic Illness

Depression

Divorce

Effective Communication

Emotional De-escalation

First Responders

Grief

How to Give Up the Criminal Lifestyle

Life Stress

Marriage

Medication Assisted Treatment

Mindfulness

Meditation

Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Abuse

PTSD

Relationships

Sexuality

Trauma, Stages of Life Adjustments

Amy has had extensive training in her career and is passionate about helping others learn life skills.

In therapy, she uses an eclectic approach combining unconditional positive regard with CBT/DBT/Motivational interviewing, EFTT and other therapeutic techniques.

(See General tab for more therapies used)

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Trained in:
This is by no means and exhaustive list

*National Conference of Addictive Disorders Speaker 2019

 

Addicted Disorders, Behavioral Health and Mental Health

Addiction Severity Index

Advanced KCPC Theory and Practice

Advanced Leadership Training

Advanced Motivational Interviewing

Alcohol and Drug Confidentiality Regulations

Anger Management

ASAM Criteria

Brain Change Therapy-New Strategies for Anxiety, Depression and Trauma

Brief Family Therapy for Adolescents

Clinical Supervision 1

Clinical Supervision 2

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Common Mental Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment

Competency to Stand Trial

Complicated Grief

Confidentiality and Ethics

Crisis Intervention

Cultural Competence

Cultural Diversity

Designer Drugs

Diagnosis and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Diagnostic Criteria of Gambling Disorder

Effective Discharge Planning

Elements of Inpatient and Outpatient Gambling Treatment

Emergency and Safety Preparedness

Emotional Freedom Tapping Techniques

Emotional Manipulation-Understanding Manipulators and Helping their victims

Emotional Overeating-Practical Methods to Gain Control

Ethics, Confidentiality, privacy and patient rights

Experiential Therapy

Hepatitis C

HIPPA

Infectious Disease in Addiction Treatment

Law Enforcement Ethics

Treatment for First Responders

Marriage and Family

Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)-including Suboxone

Meditation Practices

Methamphetamine-Best Practices

Mindful Exploration of Identify, Culture and Therapeutic Alliance

Mindfulness

Multiculturalism

Neuroscience of Addiction

Person Centered Case Management and Motivational Interviewing

Personality Disorders: The Challenge of the Hidden Agenda

Pharmacology 1&2

Preventing Burnout

Principles of Addiction Treatment

Professional Ethics

Psychiatric Emergencies

Psychodynamic Therapy 

Psychological Testing

Psychopharmacy: What You Need to Know About Psychiatric Behaviors

Psychosis

PTSD

Recovery from the Inside out: Personal stories from a Peer Counselor, a Clinician and Community Resources

Residential, Intensive and General Outpatient Treatment

Restoration for Competence

Revolutionizing Diagnosis and Treatment-Using the New DSM

Screenings: SASSI, MAST, Dast-10, Phq-9, Columbia Suicide Index, Wong Pain Scale, Ace, Mood Disorder, GAD-7

Suicide Prevention and Helping Patients Experiencing

Suicide Prevention and Psychotic Behavior

Supervisor and Management Training

Ten Best Anxiety Treatments

The Addictive System Focusing on Sexual Acting Out

The New DSM

Therapy and Substance Dependent Patients

Trauma Informed Care

Treatment of Adolescents

Treatment with Geriatrics

Understanding ASAM Criteria

Understanding Craving-Managing the Physiology of Compulsive Behavior

Winter Symposium-Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health and Mental Health

Work Safety, Universal Precautions, Infection Control, Seizures and HIV

Working with Veterans and their families with Combat Stress 

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