Kelley Dougherty Eubanks has her Pennsylvania State License for Marriage and Family Therapy. She completed 60 credit hours at a COAMFTE approved university, completed 3,000 post-graduate supervised hours of work, and passed the National Examination for Marriage and Family Therapists.
She has her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from La Salle University in their Marriage and Family Therapy program. She also received her Bachelor of Arts from La Salle University in Communication with a specialization in communications management, public relations, and a minor in Marketing.
Kelley most recently worked as an Outpatient Clinician where she provided individual and family therapy including case management services to designated children ages 2-13 and their caregivers. Kelley was responsible for creating client specific ways of interacting given the challenges each family presents. Kelley practiced play therapy techniques to help the younger children open up more and go deeper into their traumas. Art therapy is also very useful in working with the very young children as a way of opening their thoughts and creating space for them to discuss their feelings. In addition, she conducted intake assessments and followed through with appropriate recommendations and referrals as needed.
Previous to her last job, Kelley worked as a Family-Based Clinician where she worked with a partner and provided in home therapy and crisis management to families of children who are at risk of hurting themselves or others and are at risk of out of home placement. Kelley and her partner developed and implemented behaviorally measurable and trauma sensitive treatment plans for each client and family, conducted psychosocial assessments of each family, and provided on-call crisis intervention on a 24/7 basis.
Kelley and her partner became trainers at the company and trained agency interns on paperwork, enhancing soft skills, and modeling appropriate communication as well as crisis management techniques. Both therapeutic jobs that Kelley held followed the Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy model, in which Kelley has been trained by the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center, Inc.
In addition to being an active member of AAMFT, Kelley has a certificate for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy for children after completing a 16 hour course online. She is a published co-author and researcher of the article, “When is it over?: Marital partners’ perceptions of effective repair” which was published in the Qualitative Research Reports in Communication. Her co-author and professor, K. Neary Dunleavy, supported her as she presented their research at the ECA Convention in the Spring of 2011. Kelley also co-authored an instructional manual for teachers of communication titled, “Instructor’s site for: Applying communication theory for professional life: A practical introduction (2nd ed).”