Mary Rixford's Vitae & Credentials

Licenses & Certifications

2016 to present American Counseling Association
2015 to present Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association Approved Consultant
2008 to present Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)ia Certified
1992 to present Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), State of Texas
1992 and retired February 29, 2016 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), State of Texas
1992 to 2005 American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (AAMFT), Approved Supervisor
1987 to 2015 AAMFT Clinical Member

Experience

1981 to present Treatment and consulting in Single incident trauma/, Complex/developmental Trauma, Traumatic grief
1996 to 2000 Pastoral Counseling and Education Center - Dallas, Texas, Associate Director of Counseling and Education
1995 to 1996 Pastoral Counseling and Education Center - Dallas, Texas, Interim Director of Education
1985 to 2000 Pastoral Counseling and Education Center - Dallas, Texas, Staff Therapist
  • Staff Therapist - Marriage and Family, Individual and Group Psychotherapy.
  • Clinical Supervisor - Supervise up to 7 clinical interns and residents at one time and teach basic principles, ensure thoroughness of work, assist in treatment planning, evaluate student progress, and consult with outside therapists.
  • Faculty - Instruct courses, conduct new student orientations, deliver staff education presentations, and speak at community seminars.
  • Committee Member - Suicide Review Committee; Difficult Case Screening Committee; Staff Advisory Board; Building Committee; Search Committee for new director, 1993.
1983 to 2000 Suicide and Crisis Center of Dallas, Inc. - Dallas, Texas
  • Facilitator/Supervisor - Survivors of Suicide support group for families and friends of completed suicide victims.
1981 to 1993 Suicide and Crisis Center of Dallas, Inc. - Dallas, Texas
  • Clinical Advisory - Sat on board that assists counselors in making clinical judgments. Facilitator - Supervised, taught and facilitated counselor support group.
  • Phone Crisis Intervention Counselor - Assisted in providing and supervising crisis intervention support.
  • Crisis Intervention Counselor Trainer

Education

Undergraduate & Graduate Training

1980 Master of Arts, University of Texas Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas, Major field: Behavioral Sciences. Thesis Topic “A Clinical Investigation of Three Psychological Techniques' Effect on the Finger Dexterity of a Hemiparetic Adult Showing Signs of Spasticity”
1972 Bachelor of Arts, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N. M., Major field: English; Minor fields: Education and Spanish

Post-Graduate Training

1990 East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas; 3 hour graduate level course in Career Counseling.
1990 University of North Texas, Denton, Texas; 3 hour graduate level course in Group Psychotherapy; 3 hour graduate level course in Ethics
1983 to 1985 Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, Dallas, Texas; Advanced Clinical Residency; completion of course work, clinical experience and supervisory requirements for AAMFT Clinical Member certification
1982 to 1983 Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, Dallas, Texas; Internship through practicum I; Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy, began clinical practice under supervision of AAMFT approved supervisors
1981 Suicide and Crisis Center of Dallas, Inc., training in crisis counseling and suicidology toward certification and Crisis Intervention Counselor

Additional Training

2007 East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas; 3 hour graduate level course in Career Counseling.
2003 Level I & II EMDR Training
2000 Train the Trainers: Traumatic Grief conducted by the Anti-violence Partnership of Philadelphia through a grant from the Department of Justice, Victims of Crime Division

Prepare/Enrich Training for Pre-Marital & Marital inventories
1992 Beverly Stoy, Empowered Therapy, Introduction to Hypnotherapy
1987 to 1990 Supervision of Supervision by Anita Titone, AAMFT Approved Supervisor to complete requirements for certification of an AAMFT Approved Supervisor
1987 to 1988 Pia Mellody, Mellody Enterprises, Wickenberg, Arizona: Post induction therapy training to complete requirements for Level I status in this technique
1986 to 1987 Harvill Hendrix, Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy, Dallas, Texas: Level II training for completion of requirement for approval as Imago Relationship Therapy Workshop presenter
1984 to 1985 Harvill Hendrix, Imago Institute for Relationship Therapy, Dallas, Texas: Level I training in Imago Relationship Therapy to complete requirements for approved status in this technique