Bartow, Florida (PRWEB) November 05, 2015
Hope Now today announced a recent addition to the Hope Now Transition Centers team. Dr. Melody Kipp is now serving as the Clinical Director for both the Men and Women’s Transition Centers, a role that is responsible for complete oversight of professional staff and treatment methods for both IOP and Outpatient Treatment.
Dr. Melody Kipp holds an earned Doctorate in Psychology with a specialization in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Applied Psychology with a Clinical-Counseling emphasis. Dr. Kipp has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH5137) in the State of Florida since 1999 and is a State of Florida Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counselor Interns and Marriage & Family Therapy Interns. She is an approved Continuing Education Provider for the State of Florida, Department of Medical Quality Assurance, Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Licensees. Dr. Kipp is also a Mental Health Targeted Case Manager and Supervisor.
Dr. Kipp also has a great love for teaching. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate students for more than 20 years. Most recently she served as the Florida Statewide Counseling Coordinator and Orlando Counseling Coordinator for Webster University where she oversaw the faculty and students in the graduate counseling programs for mental health, marriage and family, school guidance, and community counseling tracks.
“Transition may be difficult when there is a change in senior leadership within an organization, but Dr. Melody Kipp is the perfect fit for our team now, and more importantly, going forward,” says Dr. Joseph Cox, Executive Director of NAYFS, Inc. “She has the credentials, the values, and the professionalism to move us forward and mirror current direction for our programs. Under her leadership we will be able to serve more clients and add more clinical services in an efficient model that will keep us strong for years to come.”
ABOUT HOPE NOW
Hope Now exists to assist individuals with life controlling issues and help them transition back into community. The Hope Now organization includes both the Men’s and Women’s Transition Centers, the Hope Now Store, and Hope Springs Preserve and Vocational Farm. Hope Now is a division of the North American Youth Foundation Services, Inc. (NAYFS).