Trauma-Informed Supervision: Evidence-Based Strategies for Developing Ethical and Competent Supervisees

Melinda Paige, PhD, LPC, CPCS, NCC, is a licensed professional counselor supervisor and a national certified counselor who specializes in resilience and trauma. Dr. Paige earned a PhD in counselor education and supervision and has spent the last twenty years serving as a trauma-competent clinician and clinical supervisor.

Dr. Paige is also a clinical mental health counseling and supervision professor and subject matter expert for trauma impact and counseling curricula. She is the founder of the Institute for Trauma Competency and developed her Trauma Competent Clinician® model based on her qualitative research. She is the recipient of the American Counseling Association Professional Development Award, the Chi Sigma lota International Outstanding Practitioner Award, and the Chi Sigma lota International Outstanding Faculty Award. Dr. Paige has published and presented nationally on resilience and trauma-competent counseling and clinical supervision.

Known for her engaging teaching style, Dr. Paige offers both live and online training and consultation to mental health professionals in competency-based trauma mental health and resilience. Her professional expertise has also made her a sought-after media guest, and she has appeared on NPR affiliates and other national media outlets. She is the founding secretary of the International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Melinda Paige is the Founding Director of the Institute for Trauma Competency, LLC. She has employment relationships with Atlanta Relationship Institute. Capella University and Georgia State University. Dr. Paige receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Melinda Paige is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, the International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling, the Military and Government Counseling Association, and the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia.