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Karen Michelle Zimmerman

Karen Michelle Zimmerman, American psychotherapist. Diplomate American College Forensic Examiners; certified marriage family therapist, clinical counselor, forensic examiner, rational marriage and family therapist, cognitive-behavioral therapist, alcoholism and drug abuse counselor, master addictions counselor, disability analyst, family mediator; licensed therapist, independent social worker.

Background

  • Zimmerman, Karen Michelle was born on January 5, 1957 in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University South Carolina, 1979. Bachelor, St. Leo College, 1979. Postgraduate, University South Carolina, 1982.

      Master of Social Work, University South Carolina, 1982.

    Career

    • Computer operator, programmer United States Air Force, 1975-1979. Teacher Furman High School, Sumter, South Carolina, 1975-1980, Sumter School Dist #2, 1979-1982, 84-85. Psychiatric social worker Crafts Farrow State Hospital, Columbia, 1983-1984, C.M. Tucker Human Resource Center, Columbia, 1983-1984.

      Teacher Sumter School Dist #2, 1979-1982, 84-85. Director clinical operations Psychiatric Health Services, Columbia, 1984-1987. Principal, director Associated Psychotherapists, Sumter, 1987-1991, Sumter Therapy Center, since 1991.

      Owner, therapist Vocational Transfer Services East, Sumter, since 1982. Consultant Sumter County Housing Authority, 1985-1986, Head Start Program, Sumter, since 1991, Wateree Community Actions-Minority Male Partnership, Sumter, since 1994, Wateree Community Actions-Migrant Head Start Program, Sumter, since 1994, Head Start On-Site Review Team, Atlanta, 1994-1996. Instructor Sumter Area Tech, 1980-1982.

      Extensible Authentication Protocol Counselor, Sumter, since 1984. Adjunct assistant professor University South Carolina, since 1987. Special lecturer Coker College, since 1989.

      Adjunct professor Western Carolina University, since 1991. Lecturer, presenter in field.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American College Forensic Examiners. Certified marriage family therapist, clinical counselor, forensic examiner, rational marriage and family therapist, cognitive-behavioral therapist, alcoholism and drug abuse counselor, master addictions counselor, disability analyst, family mediator. Licensed therapist, independent social worker.

    Works

    • Contributing author: Family Services Skills (W. Hayden), 3d edition, 1996. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Board directors Young Women’s Christian Association, Sumter, 1984-1987, chair juvenile justice program, 1985-1987, chair adult programs, 1987-1990. Board directors Drug and Alcohol Commission Sumter County, since 1986. Campaign worker local political entities, Sumter, Pinewood, South Carolina, since 1983.

    Area coordinator Cystic Fibrosis, Pinewood, 1984, 85. Chair, board directors Drug and Alcohol Commission Chamer Community Wellness, South Carolina Commission for Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Sumter, 1986-1994. Graduate Leadership Sumter, 1990-1991, Leadership South Carolina, 1996-1997.

    Member South Carolina Task Force Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1986-1994, Infant Mortality Task Force, 1990, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Task Force, 1992, Amb.'s Committee, 1987-1992, Governor's Community Youth Council 3d Judicial Circuit, Sumter, 1997, Sumter County chapter Unity Program, since 1997. Member health services advisory committee Wateree Head Start Program, Sumter, since 1992. Member American Association of University Women, National Association of Social Workers (chair chapter private practice steering committee South Carolina chapter since 1997), National Association of Female Executives, Academy Certified Social Workers, American Business Womens Association (president since 1986), American Association Family Counselors and Mediators, American Association Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, Society Clinical Social Workers, National Association Social Workers (certified), National Association Rehabilitation Counselors, National Rehabilitation Counseling Association, National Association Family Mediators, National Association Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists, National Association Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, National Academy Expert Witnesses, National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, South Carolina Society Clinical Social Work, Public Health Association, Altrusa Club (vice president 1989-1992, president 1992-1994), Civitan (twin honoree 1987), Kiwanis (chair public relations committee since 1995).
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    Born January 5, 1957
    (age 60)
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