List of Instructors, Contributors, and Reviewer

The Healthcare Training Institute (HTI) has offered quality education since 1979. You get timely information from experts in their field! Course contributors and reviewers have backgrounds in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling.

Tracy Catherine Appleton, LCSW, MEd, CE Program Administrator, Course Development Coordinator, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Masters Degree in Education. Ms. Appleton has had experience in developing, providing, and presenting adult education programs since 1979.

Mary Lou Frank, Ph.D., Gainsville State College, Academic Affairs; expertise in eating disorders, counseling psychotherapy, research and test construction, addictions, couples, cultural diversity, group counseling, codependence, sexual harassment, physical and emotional health, anxiety, diversity and family systems; author or co-author of 14 books & 7 articles, and given over 60  presentations.

Nadine Nehls, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; expertise in mental health problems, severe and persistent mental illness, physical and/or sexual abuse, substance abuse, borderline personality disorder, joint custody of children, and trauma.

Sharon Calvert, Ph.D., Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Clinical Psychologist; Dr. Calvert has clinical experience with the following:  psychotherapy services to outpatient behavioral health clients to include, but not limited to acute/posttraumatic stress disorders, psychological and risk assessments, mood and anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, borderline personality disorders, adjustment disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar, partner relational problems, anger management, and treatment plans for sexual offenders.

Sharon Chandler, LMFT, LCSW, RN, served as educational coordinator for registered nurses in a variety of hospital settings. Ms. Chandler is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Catherine King, RNC-E, MSN, NNP, Dean of Nursing and Health Technology, ER, Community Health, Associate with Staff, PA & Nurse Practicioner.

Wendy Hillman, MSN, RN, served as Critical Care nurse, clincial instructor for Level II Med-Surg with nursing students during acute care clinical rotation.

Dr. Christopher Thurber, BA Harvard, Ph.D. UCLA, Exeter, New Hampshire, currently works as a psychologist for Phillips Exeter Academy School. Treating anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and rehabilitation issues.

Dr. James E. Galezewski, Ph.D., MFT, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Doctor of Psychology, Post-Master’s Program in Marriage and Family Therapy, Genesis Therapy Center, Training in objective, projective, and neuropsychological assessment and diagnosis, psychological research, professional ethics, and risk management. Ethnic and cultural awareness, human life span and cognitive, behavioral, systems, physiological and psychoanalytic theory and technique. Administered clinical interviews andintelligence/personality test batteries to children, adolescents, and adults. Provided outpatient and group therapy.

Dr. June Parnell, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, Ph.D., Psychotherapy in Private Practice Counseling, adoption studies, Clinical Counselor for the University of Wyoming at the Counseling and Career Development Center.

Carol Fizer, LCSW, Weston, Massachusetts, worked with rescue workers at the World Trade Center following the September 11th attacks. She is an Independent Clinical Social Worker in the greater Boston area. Carol trained with the International Critical Incident Stress foundation and Smith College School for Social Work.

Dr. Robert G. Urie, Ph.D. North Kansas City, Missouri, Psychology Licenses in Missouri and Kansas, Postdoctoral training Menninger Foundation Family Therapy Training, Experience in private practice, Mental Health Center, Coordinator of Youth Services, and Outpatient Psychologist for a hospital. Co-dependence and male issues.

Danielle J. Balletto. A licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a licensed behavioral practitioner (LBP) in the State of Oklahoma. A graduate of The University of Tulsa. Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors’ in 1996 and graduated with a Masters’ in Clinical Psychology in 1998. Batterer’s counselor working with offenders and severely mentally ill for eleven years. Miss Balletto is currently working on a Doctorate in Criminal Justice through Capella University.

Janel Jean Brush, LISW, Jefferson, Iowa, with experience in domestic violence, Licensed Independent Social Worker currently working at an area education agency as a school social worker, work history as youth counselor for shelters and group homes, department of human service worker, and psychiatric technician.

Jill Daniels, LSCSW, Salina, Kansas, Jill has experince in residential youth care, community mental health, special education, general public education, and a group worker in a wilderness treatment program.

Dr. Winfred Scott, MA, Ph.D, St. Paul, Minnesota, Major Area of Study – Clinical Psychology, Minor Area of Study – Learning Disabilities. Treatment of disorders of childhood including autism, child abuse, and learning difficulties.