Professional Development Committee
Purpose: Oversee professional development activities offered by IARTC.
a. Seek and obtain CEU approval through NBCC (and other CEU providers).
b. Maintain all records associated with professional development offerings, in accordance with requirements of continuing education provider agreements.
c. Develop and organize the IARTC webinar series.
d. Promote all continuing education offerings.
e. Manage registration and issuance of certificates for all continuing education offerings.
f. Issue Calls for Proposals.
g. Evaluate Proposals.
h. Send Notifications of Approval/Denials.
i. Schedule Webinars.
j. Facilitate Webinars.
Denisa Millette, PhD, LPC, CPCS
Dr. Denisa Millette is an Atlanta-based Psychologist, a Licensed Psychotherapist, and an Adjunct Psychology Professor at Yorkville University, Canada. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Certified Professional Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Millette obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in her country of origin, the Czech Republic. She obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology and Research at Capella University in the United Sates where she currently resides.
Dr. Millette has been actively engaged in various fields of psychology, including clinical, forensic, counseling, and peak performance psychology for over 20 years. Her practical experience includes conducting psychological and forensic evaluations and trauma assessments and providing targeted trauma-focused psychotherapy to clients of all ages in treatment centers as well as private psychological practice in the Czech Republic, United Kingdom, and the United States. In addition, she has been recognized as an expert witness in child abuse and trauma cases in juvenile and superior courts across Georgia, USA. Dr. Millette’s research efforts are focused on emotional intelligence, self-care practices, and vicarious trauma prevention in helping professionals. Dr. Millette is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, and Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology.
Dr. Millette is currently serving as a clinical director of a non-profit organization providing therapeutic services to single mothers involved in child welfare services. In this capacity, Dr. Millette has developed a three-phase bio-psycho-social model of trauma intervention specific to this population needs. She is responsible for creating and evaluating all aspects of the program interventions, overseeing research efforts, and providing training and supervision in trauma-informed care to therapists obtaining a license to practice independently in the United States. In addition, she is working with diverse and international populations of clients in her private practice, focusing mainly on trauma recovery, using a variety of evidence-based modalities, including CBT, DBT, Narrative Exposure Therapy, Expressive Art Therapy, Mindfulness, and Trauma-Focused Yoga as well as other body-based practices.
Kelly Gentry, Ph.D., LPC
Kelly earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Montclair State University. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Denver in their CACREP Accredited online School Counseling Program. She has a private mental health counseling practice working with teens and adults, as well as facilitating groups for women who have experienced trauma. She has worked in various roles in higher education over the past 15 years including academic advisor, women’s center coordinator, and manager of career services. Kelly’s research interests include gender-based violence, gender issues in career development, and mental health issues among women. She is active in professional organizations such as Counselors for Social Justice and the American College Counseling Association, and is Past-President of the New Jersey Career Development Association.
Nina Nechay, MA, LPC, NCC
Nina Nechay is a Licensed Professional Counselor who runs a trauma-informed community-based non-profit group practice in Princeton, NJ. Along with a group of clinicians, my practice provides insurance-covered and pro bono counseling services, community education, and internship experiences for counseling students.
At this time, Nina is pursuing her P.hD. in Counseling Education and Supervision and is a Teaching and Research Assistant at Regent University. Nina is also an adjunct professor and a clinical supervisor at the Ukrainian Psychological Institute. Nina was born and raised in Belarus before moving to the United States to begin her undergrad studies. At this time, Nina’s research interests include trauma-informed counseling, cross-cultural supervision, somatically based psychotherapy interventions, and cultural competencies. Nina’s experience in the field ranges from crisis counseling, hospital, jail, and in-home treatment, PHP/IOP, and private practice with the community and overseas clients. Nina’s passion for trauma-informed and culturally aware practices stems from her family’s Holocaust and beyond experience, immigration to the United States, and working through her journey as an English as a second language therapist and aspiring Ph.D. student.
Angelica Bennett, MA, MAC, MEd, LCPC - MT, LPC - AZ
Angelica Bennett, MA, MAC, MEd, LCPC - MT, LPC - AZ has been in the behavioral health field for 21 years. She has experience working with children, young adults, families, in substance abuse, among other populations. Angelica has two Master of Arts degrees in Counseling, and a Master of Education in Elementary Education. She is independently licensed as a Professional Counselor in the state of Montana and in Arizona, and owns her own private practice called Cowboy Up Counseling, LLC. Angelica has advanced training in trauma informed care, as well as formal training in EMDR and DBT. Angelica has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, community behavioral health, and with Native American populations. Angelica has experience as a therapist, clinical supervisor, clinical director, and clinical trainer, developing and administering clinical trainings for staff and stakeholders. Angelica also enjoys creating clinical programs to promote clinical growth for staff and professionals in the behavioral health field seeking to expand their knowledge. She is fluent in Spanish and enjoys all things that have to do with nature. When she is not working on helping others be their best self, she can be found hanging out with her husband Mike, their children, and their dog Socks doing something outdoors.