Melanie McGhee LCSW

Clinical Social Worker
Melanie McGhee

Credentials: License

Institution: University of Utah

Certification: Master's Degree, Clinical Social Work

Certification Year: 1984

Institution: University of Utah

Graduated: 1984

In practice since: 1984

Melanie McGhee, L.C.S.W. is the founder of Acceptance and Integration Training (AAIT). AAIT helps clients alleviate psychological suffering while contributing to their spiritual wellbeing, helping them become established in steadier states of being. McGhee has maintained a private psychotherapy practice since 1984. She developed AAIT based on her years of practice, study and training with master therapists, especially Dick Olney, Zivorad Slavinski and Bob and Mary Goulding.

In addition to the training and supervision she provides to counselors, coaches and clergy, Ms. McGhee provides psychotherapy to people experiencing depression, anxiety and/or relationship problems. She has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Tennessee and Maryville College. An award-winning author, she and her husband are currently collaborating on a book about Acceptance and Integration Training.

Articles Melanie has Published
The Point of View of CONSCIOUSNESS
The Point of View of CONSCIOUSNESS

Understanding the role holistic or gestalt principles play in the practice of AAIT will help us explore what we mean by consciousness in "Resolving reactivity reveals higher states of CONSCIOUSNESS." Processing »

Understanding the role holistic or gestalt principles play in the practice of AAIT will help us explore what we mean by consciousness in "Resolving reactivity reveals higher states of CONSCIOUSNESS." Processing the cognitive and emotional effect of challenging situations and elusive goals WITHOUT considering the multiple points of view associated with the situation leads to an incomplete resolution...

Melanie McGhee · November 2nd, 2018

Melanie McGhee · November 2nd, 2018

What do you want to change?
What do you want to change?

"What do you want to change?" That was the first thing out of Mary Goulding's mouth when I sat to work in front of a group of my fellow students. The question came with a gaze that held a kind of assuredness, »

"What do you want to change?" That was the first thing out of Mary Goulding's mouth when I sat to work in front of a group of my fellow students. The question came with a gaze that held a kind of assuredness, that I could change what I wanted to change. I just needed to be clear about what that was. Bob and Mary Goulding, the founders of Redecision Therapy, called this the contract for change. At the..

Melanie McGhee · October 12th, 2018

Melanie McGhee · October 12th, 2018

The Triggers of Sexual Assault in the News
The Triggers of Sexual Assault in the News

With sexual assault so much a part of the news, you may notice clients being a tad more twitchy. You may even notice yourself being a tad more twitchy. Things may feel a bit foggier. Sexual assault has »

With sexual assault so much a part of the news, you may notice clients being a tad more twitchy. You may even notice yourself being a tad more twitchy. Things may feel a bit foggier. Sexual assault has influenced the lives of every woman I know. Even for those who have "dealt" with the initial layers of trauma, they may find themselves being a tad more sensitive these days. Have you noticed that? With..

Melanie McGhee · October 3rd, 2018

Melanie McGhee · October 3rd, 2018

Kindness is love made manifest
Kindness is love made manifest

Kindness is love made manifest. I believe that with all my heart. I believe it more the older I get. It can't be the sticky, put on kindness. It has to be connected to the HEART to be love made manifest. »

Kindness is love made manifest. I believe that with all my heart. I believe it more the older I get. It can't be the sticky, put on kindness. It has to be connected to the HEART to be love made manifest. Sounds right, doesn't it? Kindness is love made manifest. Consistently EASY? Not generally for many of our clients. All kinds of things get in the way. Physical pain, cognitive distortions and all..

Melanie McGhee · September 17th, 2018

Melanie McGhee · September 17th, 2018