I was trying to remember that quote about Fall bringing us change and after a quick Pinterest search found “The autumn trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go.” So, in the interest of noting the change, I wanted to update you on a few role changes at One80:
If you were at the staff meeting last week, you heard me announce that Sequoia Miller will be our new Community Service Leader. Our goal as a company is to engage in a community service outreach project each quarter. Sequoia and I agree that this is a great role for her as she is already so passionate about serving her local community. Sequoia always has wonderful ideas about outreach and how to partner with our community to help meet folks’ everyday needs. It makes me think of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. It surely is nice to give kids toys at Christmas, but when people are unable to get their everyday needs met- the bottom of the hierarchy- we know their mental health suffers at an even greater rate. So, thank you to Sequoia for her willingness and especially her heart and passion for serving people!!
Another role change this autumn brings is for Michael Garner as Director of Internships & Clinical Development. Michael’s new role will focus on directing the internship program and clinical development. In my opinion, Michael’s greatest skill set is supervision and helping train and grow novice clinicians to become excellent.
I have tasked him with the goal of helping us develop clinical supervisors within the practice as well. These interns we host, upon graduation, are immediately seeking clinical supervisors. And again, in my opinion, there are only a handful of great ones in the triangle. We need more clinical supervisors in mental health! So as Michael continues to oversee the internship program and serve as Clinical Director for Marriage & Family Therapy, he will also be developing clinical supervision guidance & development as well. Be on the lookout for more regarding this! In conclusion, as we embrace the temperature changes and new season upon us, may we embrace letting go of the old and ushering in the new. Change can be scary and sometimes difficult, but just as you guide your clients through their own life changes, I’m sure you agree that in the end, most change is … very good.