Mental Health Awareness Month- Featured Providers Kayla Clark & Andrea Hartman

May is Mental Health Awareness month!!! Clik would like to give a big thanks to all of our mental health providers for their outstanding service to our clients, agency and community. We will be highlighting our mental health providers this month to show our appreciation for all they do.

 

Kayla Clark, BA

Kayla Clark, BA

Kayla Clark is a Therapeutic Child Support worker through IMPACT plus. Kayla is currently working on obtaining her Masters in Counseling at Western Kentucky University. Kayla hopes to be a Therapist when she graduates next May, and is always seeking ways to learn and grow in this field. Kayla will be interning at Clik this summer for her practicum through the counseling program at WKU. Kayla enjoys hiking, camping, and all things outdoors. We are so excited for her to intern with us this summer and we also want to thank her for her hard work and dedication.

 

Andrea Hartman, BA

Andrea Hartman, BA

Andrea Hartman is the Impact Plus Therapeutic Case Manager supervisor. She has been working in the mental health field for 13 years; she has been doing Impact Plus case management for 7 years. Andrea enjoys working with children and adolescents with behavioral and developmental disabilities, as an advocate, to help them develop their full potential as productive members in the home, school and community. Andrea has a BA in Human Services from Lindsey Wilson College, and is currently pursuing a Master of Education in Counseling and Human Development at Lindsey Wilson College. Andrea is married and has a seven year old daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family doing outdoor activities.

 

To contact Kayla Clark or Andrea Hartman, please call our office at (270) 843-5300!



Mental Health Awareness Month- Featured Providers Leslie Birdwhistell & LaToya Stigall

May is Mental Health Awareness month!!! Clik would like to give a big thanks to all of our mental health providers for their outstanding service to our clients, agency and community. We will be highlighting our mental health providers this month to show our appreciation for all they do.

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Leslie Birdwhistell, MSW, CSW

Leslie Birdwhistell MSW, CSW is one of our mental health therapist who always goes above and beyond with the clients she serves in our community. Leslie is a graduate of Western Kentucky University where she obtained her Masters in Social Work. Leslie is currently working on her LCSW, in conjunction with continuing her education to obtain her BCBA. Leslie works with a wide range of mental health issues with children, adolescents and their families. Leslie provides mental health therapy services though Kentucky’s IMPACT Plus program. Leslie has held multiple human service roles in our community and is always looking for new ways to learn and grow in this field. Leslie has two children who she enjoys spending her free time with. Leslie is also currently training for her first half marathon next fall at Disney World!. Thanks Leslie for all your hard work!

 

LaToya Stigall

LaToya Stigall, MSW, BA

LaToya Stigall is a Therapeutic Case Manager through the IMPACT Plus program. LaToya is a graduate of Western Kentucky University where she obtained her Masters in Social Work. LaToya always strives to be an advocate for those who need it the most. Latoya is a strong leader with a big heart. She has worked in the human services profession for a total of 5 years, and has been providing case management services for 3 years. LaToya enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching classic movies, and reading. Thanks Latoya for all your hard work!

 

To contact Leslie Birdwhistell or LaToya Stigall, please call our office at (270)843-5300!



CLiK Featured Positive Behavior Support Specialists of the Month – May 2014

Every month CLiK will feature a Positive Behavior Support Specialist (or two!) to highlight and tell us a bit more about themselves, their specialities, what they enjoy about Positive Behavior Support Services, and more.

This month we will be featuring Positive Behavior Support Specialists Dr. Carrie Pritchard, BCBA & Tom Rockrohr, M.Ed, BCBA.

 

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Dr. Carrie Pritchard, BCBA

Dr. Carrie Pritchard, BCBA received her doctoral degree in 2005 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Psychology where she specialized in child adolescent development and math education.  She completed her Behavioral Intervention in Autism graduate certificate from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 2013 and was certified as a BCBA in 2014.

Carrie specializes in developing supports for individuals with developmental disabilities from the early-elementary years through adulthood.  She has expertise in IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) & NCLB (No Child Left Behind) legislation.  As such, she enjoys assisting with school-home collaboration and IEP (Individualized Education Plan) development.

Carrie’s post-graduate training includes SCERTS (Social Communication/Emotional Regulation/Transactional Support), VB-MAPP (Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program), and Houlton Institute’s transition planning courses.

She joined the CLiK family in 2012 as a Positive Behavior Support Specialist because she sought a locally-owned agency that put the Participant’s needs first and invested in the community.

Carrie looks forward to replacing coursework with horseback riding, focusing on a healthy lifestyle, training her greyhounds, and volunteering for area animal welfare groups.  She also envisions travel in the near future.

To contact Positive Behavior Support Specialist Dr. Carrie Pritchard, please call our office at (270)843-5300.

 

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Tom Rockrohr, M.Ed, BCBA

Tom Rockrohr, M.Ed, BCBA shares his story:

” I started this particular journey with a phone call to a college roommate whom I had not spoken to in forty years.  He prodded me to do something other than ‘just be retired’.

Weighing my options, I decided to enter the field of services to those with autism.  I started with an entry level position as what is known in Kentucky, a CLS.  After becoming employed by the Barber National Institute, I learned of a national certification in Applied Behavior Analysis and decided to pursue that goal.

I earned an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology at Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania.  My post-graduate work was taken at University of Massachusetts at Lowell online.  I successfully passed the certifying exam in February of 2014.

I prefer working with non-verbal young children with autism because I have a grandson with autism who was completely non-verbal and was taught everything he learned as a child enrolled in a verbal behavior Early Intensive Behavior Intervention Program provided by the Barber National Institute.”

To contact Positive Behavior Support Specialist Tom Rockrohr, please call our office at (270)843-5300.



Social Skills Groups Summer 2014- Adolescent Group

SOCIAL SKILLS GROUPS- SUMMER 2014:
Adolescent Group (ages 12 – 20)
8 week Clinic on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Beginning May 20, 2014
$280.00 for 8-week clinic
Groups open to CLiK participants and community members
(Cash, check, and credit card accepted / Some insurances accepted)

Social Skills Groups for other ages will be coming soon!
Contact our office at 270-843-5300

Click the link below to see our Flyer for Summer 2014 Social Skills Groups:

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2014 Run/Walk for Autism Was a Success!

We had a great time this weekend at the 2014 LifeSkills Run/Walk for Autism at the Bowling Green Hot Rods Ballpark!  Thank you to all of the participants and sponsors that helped to make this year’s event such a success!  CLiK Mental Health Services Supervisor, Heather Dausman, and Executive Director Assistant, Kristin Pruitt, had fun meeting new people and getting the word out about what all Community Living in Kentucky has to offer!

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CLiK, LLC Table at 2014 LifeSkills Run/Walk for Autism

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Heather Dausman, LCSWMental Health Services Supervisor
Kristin Pruitt, BSExecutive Director Assistant

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BIG RED!

 

 



CLiK, LLC Physical Therapy Clinic Now Open!

CLiK, LLC is happy to announce that our new in-office PT CLINIC is now open for business! Most major insurances will be accepted. Doctor of Physical Therapy, Mike Kennedy, will be managing the Clinic. Please contact our office at (270)843-5300 for more information. We are excited to provide this new service to our participants and the community!

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FREE IPADS Now Available to Kentucky Residents Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Have a Speech Impairment!

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FREE IPADS are now available to individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing or have a Speech Impairment!!! MUST BE 13 YEARS OF AGE OR ABOVE TO QUALIFY!  This is a wonderful resource from The KY Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Cabinet for Health and Family Services! MUST BE A RESIDENT OF KENTUCKY TO QUALIFY!

“The iPad is perfect for individuals who are Deaf to access a Video Relay Service, FaceTime, email and iMessage so that communication access is always available.  The iPad is flexible in providing communication access to the Deaf, no matter the preferred mode of telecommunication.

The iPad is perfect for individuals who are Hard of Hearing.  Access IP Captioned Telephone Service, and read what they say; or speech read while chatting over FaceTime.  The iPad removes barriers to telecommunications for individuals with any degree of hearing loss.

The iPad is perfect for individuals who are Deaf-Blind or have combined hearing and vision loss.  From the large screen size, ability to increase font, apps that give access to telecommunications and Braille accessory support; the iPad is an all-around tool for communication access.

The iPad is perfect for individuals with low speech or a speech disability.  From communicating via text or email, to use of a speech generating app to share information, the iPad gives an individual the freedom to communicate over the phone or in person.”

Click the link to fill out an application!

http://www.kcdhh.org/docs/oea/iPad.pdf

Any questions may be directed to Michelle Niehaus at michelle.niehaus@ky.gov



Celebrating Autism Awareness Month & Recent News

We have been busy at CLiK celebrating Autism Awareness Month!! We have been wearing our “Light it Up Blue” Autism Speaks Ribbons, and participating in many of the great events taking place around our community!  Congratulations also go out to CLiK Positive Behavior Specialists Carrie Pritchard & Tom Rockrohr for passing their BCBA Exams! We would also like to say Congratulations to Jo-Beth Dixon & Tony Smith on the new additions to their families! It has been an exciting month so far at CLiK! Here are some photos from our most recent meeting:

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All cakes made courtesy of our Office Manager, Brittany Turner, and her business Sweet Candy Cakes!

 





Therapy Myths: 10 Common Misconceptions About Seeing A Therapist

“Just get a therapist — they get paid to listen to your problems.”

We’ve all heard this one before, right? The problem is, it’s just not true. Misconceptions about seeking therapy may stop someone who actually needs the help from finding it, says Noah Rubinstein, founder and CEO of therapist directory GoodTherapy.org. He adds that most common myths and fears of therapy and therapists stem from what we see on TV.

Click the link below to read more about misconceptions about seeing a Therapist:

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/20/10-common-therapy-myths_n_1900370.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

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