Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health – Carrboro
Education and Training:
BA, Psychology & Sociology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
MSW, Social Work, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
IPS Consultant and Trainer with the Institute for Best Practices. Melissa has more than ten years’ experience in NC community mental health services, providing services to adults diagnosed with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders. She has experience in providing technical assistance and training to IPS providers as an Evidence-Based Practice Specialist with the Division of Mental Health. Currently she is an IPS trainer for the Institute for Best Practices. She passionately believes in the possibilities and hope for people experiencing life challenges and that all working age people should have the opportunity for employment. She remains a dedicated advocate for the importance of creating a recovery-oriented system, emphasizing the inclusion of employment for people’s recovery efforts.