Nancy Sander – Author Biographical Sketch

Nancy Sander – Author Biographical Sketch

Nancy Sander - Author

Nancy Sander, MS, LCPC, CADC, CCFC, was a Clinical Supervisor in one of the Youth Care Programs of the Gateway Foundation for adolescents since 1998.  She began her career treating substance abuse issues in 1990.  Her clinical experience includes hospital, residential, outpatient based programming, private practice, women’s programming, Vietnam Veterans’ trauma group, Clinical Co-ordination of methadone and drug free services, Liaison services for Federal parole/probation departments, family intervention, couples counseling, parent’s education, individual parenting counseling, post treatment groups for youth on school campuses, drug and alcohol evaluations, DUI services, and program development for a satellite office.  She presented ‘Self-Parenting’ at ACOA conference to enhance individual self reliance and resiliency in recovery from traumatic family and life experiences.  She has developed a protective nurturing approach when working with trauma survivors (ritual sexual abuse, war, death, physical child abuse) around such issues as anxiety, dissociation, self-injury and relationship difficulties.  Her Master’s degree, completed in 1990, specializes in substance abuse counseling, and employee assistance counseling, including Certification as a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor.  Her undergraduate degree, received in 1984, was Applied Behavioral Science focusing on management and coaching.  She has received training related to foster care and associated trauma related issues.  She has been honored by the Alpha Delta Omega Honor Society for human services education.  She further served organizations through developing departmental procedure manuals, participating in Quality Circle Improvement Teams and Task Force for Management Information Systems.

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