Sunday, May 13, 2007

Meet Dr. Karen Mosher

Karen Mosher, Ph.D., Kennebec Behavioral Health's Clinical Director
What is a Clinical Director? Kennebec Behavioral Health is a large behavioral health agency that provides different services for people who have various, and sometimes complicated needs. It is the job of the Clinical Director to support and maintain overall quality of care. That involves making sure that clinical staff and supervisors have the support, supervision, materials, and training that they need, are looking at treatment outcomes, staying current with new ideas and research about assessment and treatment, reviewing problems if they occur, answering questions about clinical issues and services, and making sure that different services are working together as well as possible.

What are your qualifications?
I earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University in 1979 and have been licensed as a psychologist in Maine since 1980. I have worked at Kennebec Behavioral Health since 1979. During this time I have done a lot of different things at the agency. This includes doing individual therapy, assessment and consultation, training new psychologists, and managing or supervising many of the the programs offered by the agency. This has given me the opportunity to learn about providing mental health services that are helpful to people with all sorts of different issues.