Maine Behavioral Healthcare Clinicians Achieve Accreditation to Expand Services to Western Maine Families
December 07, 2021
PORTLAND, MAINE – Kristie Worster, director of Maine Behavioral Healthcare’s clinical services in Norway, announced today that licensed clinical social workers Alyssa Morrison and Nina Williams have achieved Positive Parenting Program accreditation, an advanced-level training for practitioners focused on the prevention and treatment of behavioral and emotional disorders in children and teens.
Also known as Triple P accreditation, the training Morrison and Williams completed is grounded in an international evidence-based program designed to promote positive parenting practices in the community and prevent a range of social and behavioral problems in children.
To become accredited, Morrison and Williams passed two exams and completed four competencies demonstrating, through role-play, the ability to administer the principles and techniques of Triple P. As accredited providers, Morrison and Williams can now accept and treat parents and families who are experiencing difficult behaviors.“We at Maine Behavioral Healthcare are deeply grateful to Alyssa and Nina for undertaking this training to expand the level of support we can provide Maine families who may be struggling to manage behaviors at home,” Worster said. “Especially now, because of the pandemic, children may be experiencing difficulties that magnify the effects of behavioral and emotional disorders. As the only Triple P- accredited clinicians in our Norway branch, Alyssa and Nina are uniquely positioned to serve Maine children and families facing these challenges.”
Morrison, whose recent social work experience has focused on children and families within the child protective system and school-based settings, earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology at the University of Southern Maine and her Master’s in Social Work at Syracuse University.
Williams is a generalist clinician whose experience includes treating adults with PTSD using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She earned a Bachelor’s in Art History at the University of Maryland and her Master’s in Social Work at the University of New England.
Morrison and Williams provide therapy and tele-mental health services from the Norway branch of Maine Behavioral Healthcare, located at 181 Main Street. Families seeking their services may call 1-844-292-0111 Ext. 2.
About Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Maine Behavioral Healthcare is a leading provider of mental health services, with over 30 outpatient locations throughout southern, western and mid-coast Maine, as well as Spring Harbor Hospital, providing an integrated continuum of comprehensive, coordinated behavioral healthcare for Maine residents of all ages. Learn more at MaineBehavioralHealthcare.org.
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,700 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With close to 22,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., Mid Coast-Parkview Health in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health Care in Norway. MaineHealth Affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. It is also a significant stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.