Elaine O'Reilly, MS, LPC - Counseling & Divorce Services


RESUME

Elaine O’Reilly has a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Alaska where she specialized in family systems work and is a Licensed Professional Counselor within the Sate of Colorado.  She is director and owner of New Perspectives for Business, Family and Personal Growth, Inc., a psychotherapy, personal growth and conflict resolution agency in Evergreen, Colorado.  Ms. O’Reilly is an experienced psychotherapist who specializes in counseling, divorce mediation, child and family evaluations, and shared-parenting consultation.  Her overall orientation reflects a family systems perspective.  She has studied the works of and attended workshops with such renowned family therapists as Murray Bowen, Carl Whittaker, Jay Haley, Cloe Manages, Robert MacGregor, Stephen DeShazer and Salvador Minuchin.  Elaine has also completed EMDR training with Francine Shapiro and is a Level II EMDR practitioner.
 
Elaine O’Reilly has been doing child and family evaluations (formerly custody evaluations) for the past nineteen years and has completed over 150 evaluations.  She has been appointed as a Special Advocate/Parenting Coordinator on fifty plus cases and has testified as an expert witness on numerous occasions.  She has successfully completed over 250 divorce mediations, specializing in cases where there is high conflict and emotional problems.  She is a practitioner member of the Academy of Family Mediators and a Guidelines member of the Colorado Council of Mediators and Mediator Organizations.  She also has over 200 hours of mediation training and has completed a one-year mediation internship.  In addition, Ms. O’Reilly has over thirty years experience in counseling, assessment and administration.  Her career also includes establishing and directing two counseling programs, being Director of Outpatient Services for Adams Mental Health Center, and being a consultant to Social Services and Headstart. 
 

Education
 
1972–1975 
University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska
Master of Science degree, August 1975
Major:  Counseling Psychology
Bachelor of Arts Degree, December 1974
Major:  Psychology
 
1969-1971
Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania
60 credits completed
Major: Art Education
Minor: Psychology


Memberships

Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee
Academy of Family Mediators – Practitioner Member
Colorado Council of Mediators – Guidelines Member
EMDR International Association - Level II EMDR Practitioner

Experience
 
10/10-Present
Regis University
Denver and Broomfield, Colorado
Adjunct Faculty teaching graduate courses in Marriage and Family Therapy
 
10/99 – Present
New Perspectives for Business, Family & Personal Growth (NPI)
1524 Belford Court, Evergreen, CO, 80439   (303) 430-9550
Elaine is owner and director of NPI, a counseling and conflict management agency in Evergreen, Colorado.  She does psychotherapy, divorce mediation, parental responsibility evaluations, co-parenting consultations, expert witness testimony, assessments, and training.
 
9/98-10/99
Colorado Counseling Professionals, Inc.
8703 Yates Drive, Suite 105, Westminster, Co  80031   
(303) 430-4010
Part owner & director of CCP, a counseling and conflict management agency. 
 
11/82-9/98
Adams Community Mental Health Center, Systems, Inc.
4371 East 72 Avenue, Commerce City, Colorado  (303) 287-8001
Supervisor:        Youlon Savage, Executive Director
11/82-11/85 Outpatient Clinician and Custody Evaluator
11/85-11/87 Outpatient Branch Supervisor
11/87-1/94 Director of Outpatient Services
1/94-9/98 Director of Colorado Counseling Associates, a Corporate Subsidiary of ACMHC
 
2/82-11/83
Attention Homes, Inc. Boulder, Colorado
Residential Counselor of group home for six emotionally disturbed adolescents.
 
2/80-10/81
Mental Health, Mental Retardation Center, Wichita Falls,TX. 
Outpatient therapist: counseling, psychological testing, interactional evaluations, custody evaluations, court testimony, consultation and training of Social Services staff.
 
11/76-12/79
Children and Youth Services, Dept of HRS., Ft Walton Beach, Fla.
Juvenile Probation Counselor and director of the Okaloosa-Walton Team-Family Counseling Program.
 
6/76-7/76
Okaloosa-Walton Junior College, Ft Walton Beach, Fla.
Certified College level instructor: taught Human Growth and Development, and General Psychology.
 
Summer 1975
Family Institute, Anchorage, Alaska
Internship in Family Counseling.
 

References, record of court appointments, and expert
witness testimony are available upon request.


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