Ph.D. North Carolina State University, ABD
Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development
Concentration: Counselor Education
Dissertation Title: End-of-Life Counseling
M.A. Regent University, 2012
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
B.S. Regent University, 2010
Psychology (with honors)
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
North Carolina Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC) License #11315, 2014-present. Expires 2020.
National Certified Counselor (NCC) License #311437, 2013-present. Expires 2019.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Thanatology (End-of-Life Counseling)
Counselor Education (Clinical Mental Health Counseling)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Loss/Hardship Theoretical Orientations
Interdisciplinary Research on the End of Life
2019-present. Licensed Professional Counselor/LPC Supervisor/Owner. Serenity Place Counseling Services. Williamsburg, VA.
Provides professional counseling services using evidence-based approaches to children, adolescents, adults and couples. Conducts assessments, creates treatment plans, manages billing, website and business development. Provides pro bono services for those who qualify. Develops and provides educational resources/presentations on grief, loss, death, dying and bereavement for the surrounding community. Provides individual and group licensure supervision.
2015-2019. Mental Health Counselor/Owner. Sea Change Therapy, PLLC and Live UP Groups. Raleigh, NC. Provides mental health counseling using evidence-based approaches to children, adolescents, adults and couples. Client base primarily consists of individuals with low income. Conducts assessments, creates treatment plans, manages billing, website and business development. Provides pro bono services for those who qualify. Develops and provides educational resources/presentations on grief, loss, death, dying and bereavement for the surrounding community. Provides group counseling to children, adolescents and adults. Group counseling topics include navigating divorce, aging, troubled teens, children of divorced parents and career transition.
2015-2019. Licensed Professional Counselor. Triangle Counseling Agency. Provides mental health counseling to children, adolescents, adults and couples. Conducts assessments, creates treatment plans, and provides counseling sessions.
2016-2017. Graduate Assistant. North Carolina State University Counselor Education Program. Directly participated in the mission of the counselor education program. Provided general support to the program director, collected program data, and prepared reports for faculty meetings. Responsibilities included CACREP research, completing necessary forms and the collection of data required for reaccreditation. Additionally, assisted in the collection and review of applicants to the counselor education program. Provided direct support to the clinical coordinator and assisted with annual practicum/internship student and supervisor training program. Promoted counseling study abroad programs through study abroad fairs and disseminating information to interested students.
2012-2015. End of Life Counselor/Bereavement Program Manager. Heartland Hospice. Developed and managed a Bereavement Care Program serving a caseload of 500 individuals/families experiencing profound grief and loss. Provided innovative end of life counseling for patients and grief counseling for family members. Actively Participated in the hospice interdisciplinary team and coordinated care for patients. Provided training for staff about grief/loss, crisis response/management and how to better serve these populations. Facilitated an 8-week grief and loss counseling group to meet the needs of individuals participating in the bereavement care program along with the surrounding community. Planned and facilitated memorial services for hospice staff and the families of patients. Organized and facilitated grief and loss camps for children, adolescents and adults.
2012-2015. First Responder/Counselor Volunteer. Virginia Beach Police Department. Responded to requests from VBPD to offer emotional support and counseling immediately after the report of a tragic death. Comforted and offered ongoing support to families who experienced the loss of loved ones in automobile accidents, suicides, accidental suicides and homicides.
2012-2013. In-Home Individual and Family Counselor. Compass Youth & Family Services. Worked part-time providing individual and family counseling within the home for children, adolescents and adults in crisis. Worked collaboratively with community-based services and treatment teams to facilitate positive change.
2011-2012. Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center; Center for Intensive Evaluation (CIE). Provided Individual/family counseling and acute treatment for patients with psychiatric illnesses in a 100-bed inpatient facility. Provided group therapy for patients focusing on enhancing self-esteem, educating about mental illness and chemical dependency, improving coping skills, improving social interaction, addressing grief and loss, encouraging emotional expression and more.
2011-2012. Internship in School Counseling. Moyock Elementary School. Worked under the supervision of the School Counselor providing individual and group counseling to students with mild to moderate emotional and behavioral disorders.
Summer 2017. North Carolina State University, Department of Counselor Education
Orientation to Professional Counseling, Identity and Ethics (ECD 510) (hybrid)
Spring 2018. North Carolina State University, Department of Counselor Education
Practicum in Counseling (ECD 642) (on campus)
2019-present. VA LPC Supervisor. Serenity Place Counseling Services. Williamsburg, VA. Provides direct, individual and group supervision to masters/doctoral level individuals during VA licensure process.
Spring 2018. Doctoral Clinical Supervisor. North Carolina State University. ECD 642: Practicum in Counseling- Provided direct, clinical, individual and group supervision to master’s students enrolled in the clinical mental health, school and career counseling programs at North Carolina State University. Provided weekly individual and group supervision to students. Reviewed students’ individual and group counseling sessions and tendered both written and verbal feedback.
Fall 2017. Doctoral Clinical Supervisor. North Carolina State University. ECD 562: Techniques in Counseling- Provided direct, clinical, individual and group supervision to master’s students enrolled in the clinical mental health, school and career counseling programs at North Carolina State University. Supervised student’s skill demonstration and provided both individual and group feedback about the mastery of micro skills.
2012-2015. Bereavement Internship Site Manager. Heartland Hospice. Collaborated with Old Dominion University on internship placement of psychology/human resource students at Heartland Hospice. Created daily assignments and conducted lesson plans in order to provide students with hands on experience in hospice grief and loss services.
RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP
MANUSCRIPTS IN REVIEW
Overman-Goldsmith, A.Culturally competent end-of-life counseling. Conditionally accepted for publication by Counseling Today (American Counseling Association).
PROFESSIONAL PAPERS, WORKSHOPS, AND POSTERS (Peer-Reviewed)
Overman-Goldsmith, A. A Good death: Dignity Therapy for dying patients. Concurrent session presented at the Association for Death Education and Counseling Conference. Pittsburgh, PA, April 2018.
Gay, A., Overman-Goldsmith, A. & Nguyen, H. Experiences of queer and trans people of color (QTPOC) at North Carolina State University. Video presented at North Carolina State University, November 2017.
Overman-Goldsmith, A. End-of-life counseling. Session presented at the First International Applied Psychology Conference, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, May 2017.
Overman-Goldsmith, A. LGBTQ workplace discrimination and North Carolina. Presented at North Carolina State University, November 2016.
Overman-Goldsmith, A. Heartland Hospice End-of-life counseling program: Interdisciplinary communication about services. Workshop presented to staff and community, May 2014.
Overman-Goldsmith, A. Adult and children’s grief camp. Workshop presented at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach, VA to staff and community, July 2014.
Overman-Goldsmith, A. Hospice support for the grieving family. Workshop presented to staff and community, August 2014.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND SERVICE
2016-present. Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
Student and New Professionals Committee (SANP)
SANP Co-Chair (2019-2020)
SANP Liaison to the Scholarship Committee of the governing Advisory Board (2018-2019)
Technology Taskforce (2018-2019)
Additional Leadership Role (assists the co-chairs in decision making and conference planning) (2018-2019)
2011-present. American Counseling Association (ACA)
2010-present. Chi Sigma Iota International Honors and Professional Society for Counseling
Alpha Omega Lambda (2010-2016)
Nu Sigma Chapter (2016-present)
Professional Development Committee Chair (2017-2018)
Peer Collaboration Committee Chair (2017-2018)
2016-present. LGBTQ Leadership and Virtual Community Program (LVCP)
2018-present. Phi Kappa Phi (PKP)
SELECTED TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
Course Management: Blackboard Collaborate, Moodle and Canvas
Instructional Tools: Prezi, Padlet, iMovie and Powtoon
Administration/Management: Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Pages, Boomerang and GoToMeeting
Counseling: VSee, Powerschool, Simplicity and Zoom
Data Visualization: Piktochart and Tableau
Website Development: Wordpress, Weebly, and Wix
Research & Data Analysis: Qualtrics, Stata and SPSS