Tom Lytle

EDUCATION

Western Seminary, Master of Counseling
Portland, Oregon
1993-1996

Multnomah Bible College, Bachelor of Science
Portland, Oregon
1989-1993

CERTIFICATION

Approved Counselor Supervisor
State of Alaska
Board of Professional Counselors
P. O. Box 110806
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0806

License Professional Counselor
License Number: AA 330
State of Alaska
Board of Professional Counselors
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0806

Master Addiction Counselor
Certification Number: 507116
NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-1552

National Certified Counselor
Certification Number: 60352
National Board of Certified Counselors, Inc
3 Terrace Way
Greensboro, NC 27403-3660

EMDR Certification
EMDR International Association
5806 Mesa Drive, Suite 330
Austin, Texas 78731-3785

NCAC II (National Certified Addiction Counselor II)
NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-1552

WORK EXPERIENCE

License Professional Counselor, President, August 9, 2010 to Present
Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
Alaska Counseling Excellence, Inc.
865 N. Seward Meridian PKWY, Ste. 104
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
(907) 373-5331

Responsibilities:

  • Perform administrative responsibilities to start, manage and expand professional counseling practice,
  • Manage employee(s),
  • Develop hiring contracts, employee policy and procedures, HIPAA and HITECH policy and procedures,
  • Network potential referring agencies,
  • Provide community seminars,
  • Provide individual, couple, family or group therapy,
  • Perform counselor responsibilities.

License Professional Counselor, March 1, 2007 to July 31, 2010
Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
Providence Behavioral Medicine Group-Wasilla
1700 E. Bogard Rd. Ste 201
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
(907) 373-8080

Responsibilities:

  • Assess and diagnose patients using acceptable clinical standards in accordance with Providence Policies and Procedures, Federal and State guidelines and JACHO,
  • Develop individualized treatment plans and objectives based upon client’s needs and assessment in accordance with Providence Policies and Procedures and JACHO standards,
  • Clinical documentation of sessions (individual, family or group therapy),
  • Facilitate therapy groups,
  • To perform individual, couple, and/or family counseling,
  • Collaborate with referral agencies,
  • Provide coordination of care with outside agencies to meet physical, mental, and emotional needs of the client.
  • Developed clinical documentation for Providence Behavioral Medicine Group,
  • Developed financial salary plan for Providence Mental Health Systems-Alaska.

Mental Health Therapist-OPCD,December 12, 2004 to February 28, 2007
Outpatient Chemical Dependence
Providence Breakthrough
3802 Lake Otis PKWY, Ste. 200
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
(907) 212-6900

Responsibilities:

  • Assess and determine placement into treatment program according to JACHO and ASAM requirements,
  • Develop individualized treatment plans and objectives based upon client’s needs and assessment in accordance with Providence Policies and Procedures and JACHO standards,
  • Documentation of client’s needs and progress in treatment,
  • Facilitate therapy groups (process, sober living skills, relapse prevention and family),
  • To perform individual, couple, and/or family counseling,
  • Collaborate with referral agencies,
  • Provide coordination of care with outside agencies to meet physical, mental, and emotional needs of the client.

Program Manager, March 7, 2003 to December 12, 2004
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Hiland Mountain Women’s Correctional Center
Akeela, Inc.
4111 Minnesota BLVD.
Anchorage, Alaska 99503-6448
(907) 565-1200

Responsibilities:

  • Collaboration of treatment concerns within various Department of Correction departments (Mental Health, Medical, Institutional Probation Officers, and Administration Officials),
  • Supervising employees (primary counselors, assessment/transition counselor, and floor counselor) and evaluating performance in regards to job functions and clinical standards,
  • Networking with community resources for inmates being released back into the community,
  • Evaluating and implementing program changes based upon the needs of inmate population, requirements of home agency, State Department of Behavioral Health, Federal Government RSAT guidelines and/or CARF,
  • Writing reports to aforementioned agencies,
  • Analyzing and assessing budgetary needs.

Clinical Coordinator, February 2002 to March 1, 2003
Outpatient Chemical Dependence
Mat-Su Recovery Center, Inc.
291 E. Swanson
Wasilla, Alaska 99654

Responsibilities:

  • Assume responsibilities for clinical director in his/her absence,
  • Supervise treatment programs at MSRC (Adolescent Program, Women’s Program, Adult Evening Program, Dual Diagnosis Program, Strengthening Families Program, and Juvenile Assessment Counselor),
  • Evaluate programs and employees for compliance to MSRC policies and procedures, State Department of Behavioral Health, and CARF,
  • Facilitate educational and process groups,
  • Perform individual counseling sessions,
  • Development of treatment plans,
  • Report writing.

Primary Counselor, July 2, 2001 to February 2002
Outpatient Chemical Dependence
Mat-Su Recovery Center, Inc.
291 E. Swanson
Wasilla, Alaska 99654

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate therapy groups (drug and alcohol education, process, sober living skills, relapse prevention and family),
  • Perform individual, couple, and/or family counseling,
  • Network with community providers (mental health, medical, judicial, and OCS),
  • Documentation of client’s needs and progress in treatment,
  • Develop individualized treatment plans and objectives based upon client’s needs and assessment.

License Professional Counselor,January 1997 t0 June 2001
Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
Northwest Christian Counseling Services, PC
Gresham, Oregon 97030

Responsibilities:

  • Perform assessments and develop treatment plans based upon assessment and client needs,
  • Perform individual, couple, and/or family counseling,
  • Network community resources to meet client needs,
  • Maintain professional relationships with community resources and referral organizations.

MASTER DEGREE

Course Work:

  • Career and Lifestyle Issues
  • Counseling the Grieving
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Group Counseling
  • Helping Relationships
  • Human Development
  • Integrative Issues
  • Internships I – V
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Marital Relationships
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Marriage Issues
  • Prepare/Enrich
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychotherapeutic Systems
  • Research Evaluation
  • Social and Cultural Foundation
  • Test and Measures
  • TJTA Training

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Course Work:

  • Treatment Planning and Records Management 1997
  • NAADAC General Education 2001
  • Ethics 2001
  • Business Management 2001
  • Cultural Considerations in Providing Services to Alaska Native People 2001
  • Heroin and Oxycontin 2001
  • Relapse Prevention 2002
  • Methamphetamines and Club Drugs 2002
  • Basics of Addiction Counseling 2002
  • CARF 2002
  • Medical Record Documentation 2002
  • ACA Ethics and standards 2003
  • Counseling Inupiat Eskimo 2003
  • Issues in Supervisions 2003
  • Ethics in Actions 2003
  • Neurofeedback 2003
  • PSY 304 Fundamentals of Research Methodology 2003
  • LS 610 Information Research Strategies 2004 (graduate class, 4 semester credits, 60 hours)
  • PSY 540 Applied Statistics 2005 (graduate class, 4 semester credits, 60 hours)
  • Methamphetamines and Best Practice 2005
  • Treating Marijuana Dependence 2005
  • Ethics Training 2005
  • Working with Incarcerated Individuals 2006
  • PSY 511 Clinical Survey of Substance Abuse and Dependence 2006 (graduate class, 4 semester credits, 60 hours)
  • PSY 534 Co-Occurring Disorders 2006 (graduate class, 4 semester credits, 60 hour class)
  • Effective Interventions for Oppositional and Defiant Children and Adolescents 2007
  • HBM 609 Pain Management 2007 (graduate class, 4 semester credits, 60 hours)
  • Childhood Bipolar 2007
  • DBT for Adolescents and Families 2007
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy 2007
  • Legal Issues for Mental Health Professional 2007
  • Empowering Children and Adolescents 2007
  • ACA 2009 Conference: Completion of “Counseling Ethics and Legal Issues Academy”
  • ACA 2009 Conference: Completion of “Child and Adolescent Counseling Academy”
  • ACA 2009 Conference: Completion of “Using Interpersonal Forgiveness to Bring Healing to Relational Hurt and Pain”
  • ACA 2009 Conference: Completion of “Critical Issues in Working With Parents of Young Children in Counseling”
  • ACA 2009 Conference: Completion of “Extending the Basics: Advanced Skills and Issues in Counseling Young Children”
  • ACA 2009 Conference: Completion of “Exposition and Education Session”
  • Attachment Workshop 201 and 202
  • Attachment Workshop: Defusing Strategies 2009
  • ACA 2011 Conference: The Nature of Attachment for the Children of Returning U.S. Military Veterans
  • ACA 2011 Conference: Counseling as Social Neuroscience
  • ACA 2011 Conference: Counseling as Social Neuroscience
  • ACA 2011 Conference: Counseling Children: A Core Issues Approach
  • ACA 2011 Conference: Counseling Traumatized Children with Creativity
  • ACA 2011 Conference: Cultural Competence and Ethical Practice
  • ACA 2011 Conference: The DMS V Counselor Education
  • ACA 2011 Conference: Working with Minors: Ethical and Legal Concerns
  • ACA 2011 Conference: Ethics and Technology
  • ACA 2011 Conference: Forgiveness: A Healthy Choice
  • ACA 2011 Conference: The Power of Gratitude to Heal, Energize and Change Our Lives
  • ACA 2011 Conference: HIPAA: Update on Confidentiality, Privilege and Privacy
  • ACA 2011 Conference: Keynote Address 1
  • ACA 2011 Conference: Keynote Address 2
  • ACA 2011 Conference: Cultivating Positive Emotions Through Loving-Kindness Meditation
  • ACA 2011 Conference: Nonmedical Prescription Drug Use
  • ACA 2011 Conference: Nurturing Connection: Using Attachment Theory to Foster More Satisfying Couple and Family Relationships
  • ACA 2011 Conference: Playing Through Trauma: Using Play Therapy to Help Children Work Through Their Trauma
  • ACA 2011 Conference: Incorporating Mindfulness to Improve Parent-child Attachment
  • ACA 2011 Conference: The Dilemmas of Diagnosis
  • ACA 2011 Conference: What Counselors Must Know Now About Law and Ethics
  • ACA 2011 Conference: Introduction to Post-traumatic Growth: The Transformative Side of Trauma
  • ACA March 23, 2011: Starting and Maintaining and Expanding a Successful Private Practice
  • ACA March 23 2011: Social Media for the Professional Counselor
  • ACA March 24, 2011: Counselors Working in Family Court as Custody Evaluators, Family Mediators and Parent Coordinators
  • ACA March 24, 2011: Evidence Based Methods for PTSD and Depression
  • August 27, 2011: Attachment: Revised Defusing Strategies
  • April 23, 2011 Revised Attachment Disorder 201 Workshop
  • August 27 2011 Attachment disorder Workshop: Revised Defusing Strategies
  • May 12, 2012 Rebuilding the Broken Bond
  • May 18, 2012 Forgiveness in Recovery
  • February 21, 2013 Alaska Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians
  • February 22, 2013 Revolutionizing Diagnosis & Treatment Using the DSM-5
  • ACA Pre-Conference March 21, 2013 Skype and Email, Legal and Ethical Considerations for Best Practices Online
  • ACA Pre-Conference March 20, 2013 Essentials of Disaster Mental Health and Crisis Counseling
  • ACA Pre-Conference March 20, 2013 P:ost-Divorce Counseling and Forensic Family Intervention: The Professional Counselor Working With High-Conflict Divorce
  • ACA Pre-Conference March 21, 2013 Neurology and Psychopharmacology: Current Medications, How They Work, and the Counselor’s Supportive Role
  • ACA Conference March 24, 2013 ACA Conference in its Entirety (17 hours)
  • May 17-19, 2013 EMDR Basic Training (Part I – Anchorage, AK – Barbara Parrett, 20 hours)
  • November 8-10, 2013 EMDR Basic Training (Part II – Denver, CO – Gerald Puk , 20 hours)
  • March 7, 2014 EMDR: Making EMDR Developmentally Appropriate For Children and Adolescents (12 hours)
  • April 4, 2014 Attachment Focused EMDR: Healing Developmental Deficits and Adults Abused as Children (12 hours)
  • April 23, 2014 EMDR: Complex PTSD, Attachment and Dissociative Symptoms: Treating Children with Pervasive Emotion Dysregulation Using EMDR Therapy (12 hours)
  • June 14, 2014 EMDR Summit: Healing the Wounded Self (12 hours)
  • October 28, 2014 EMDR: Integrating EMDR into Treatment Team for Attachment Trauma in Children (9.5 hours)
  • December 3, 2014 EMDR: EMDR Therapy and Somatic Interventions for Children (12 hours)
  • March 20, 2015 EMDR: Acute, Chronic, Complex PTSD: Exploring Their Neuroendocrinology to Medically Unexplained Symptoms and EMDR Therapy (12 hours)
  • April 25, 2015 EMDR: When There are no Words; (14 Hours)
  • July 13 – 17, 2015; EMDR: Intensive Retreat in EMDR Therapy with Children Level 1; (31 Hours)
  • July 31, August 1, 7 & 8, 2015: EMDR: A Master Class On The EMDR Interweave: Providing the Fibers for the Integration of the Self; (12 Hours)
  • September 20, 2015; #7772 Ethics For Counselors (4 Hours)
  • February 29 to March 4, 2014; EMDR-Sandtray Specialist: The World of Stories and Symbols (35 hours)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Membership:

  • American Counseling Association (ACA), 5999 Stevenson Ave. Alexandria, Virginia 22304: Telephone: 800-347-6647
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) 675 N. Washington St., Suite 470, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Telephone: (800) 326-2642
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) 3 Terrace Way, Greensboro, North Carolina 27403; Telephone (336) 547-0607
  • NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals, 44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301 Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Telephone: (800) 548-0497; Fax (800) 377-1136
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) 111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100 Deerfield, IL, 60015; Telephone 847-480-9028; Fax 847-480-9282
  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) 8400 Westpark Drive, Second Floor, McLean, VA 22102; Telephone: 703-610-9037; Fax: 703-610-0234
  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) 5806 Mesa Drive Suite 360 Austin, Texas 78731 Telephone: (866) 451-5200; Fax (512) 451-5256
  • EMDR Institute, Inc. P.O. Box 750; Watsonville, CA 95077; Telephone: 831-761-1040; Fax: 831-761-1204