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Joan Railey Beale

Joan Railey Beale, American psychotherapist.


Beale, Joan Railey was born on July 23, 1951 in Franklin, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Richard Edward and Hazel Joyner (Bradshaw) Railey.


Bachelor, University North Carolina, 1973. Master of Education in Emotional Distubrance, University Virginia, 1976. Master of Education in Agency Counseling, College William and Mary, 1992.


Graduate student, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1974-1976;instrumental supervisor, Idlewood Schools, Franklin, Virginia, 1976-1978;psychoeducational therapist, Franklin Public Schools, 1978-1979;counselor James Camp,, Young Men’s Christian Association, Franklin, 1979-1980;youth community advisor, Episcopal Diocese Southern Virginia, Norfolk, 1980-1987;coordinator outreach services, crisis counselor, Young Women’s Christian Association of South Hampton Roads, Norfolk, 1988-1991;pride in parenting facilitator, Child Abuse Prevention Superior vena cava syndrome, Norfolk, 1990-1992;coordinator sexual assault services, CONTACT Peninsula, Inc., Newport News, Virginia, 1992-1996;president, Child Abuse Task Force, since 1996. Freelance liturgical clown and counselor, 1985-1989.


Board directors Virginia Against Domestic Violence, Richmond, 1989-1991, Virginia Aligned Against Sexual Assault, since 1993. Member Hampton Roads Committee for Prevention Chil Abuse, Norfolk, since 1989, Child Sexual Abuse Task Force, Newport News, since 1993. Member American Counseling Association, National Organization of Women, American Professional Society Child Abuse, Virginia Association for Clinical Counselors, Virginia Association for Counselors, Foundation for Shamanic Studies.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, writing, drumming, walking, bicycling.


Married John Milton Beale, November 26, 1976 (divorced September 1991). 1 child, Juliette Faircloth.