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Elizabeth R. Hollingsworth, M.A.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH 9099

Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate in Play therapy

Certificate in Sexual Trauma Recovery Canine Assisted Therapy

236 Pasadena Place Orlando Florida 32803 (407) 312-8295  Fax (407) 704-7999

Education: Graduate

August 2001-Dec. 2004 University of Central Florida/ Orlando, FL Western Michigan University Grand Rapids, MI Master of Arts, Mental Health Counseling

Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate in Play Therapy


June 2001 Certification Grand Rapids, MI

Critical Incident Stress Management Certification

August 1998- June 2001 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI Bachelor of Science, Major: Psychology, Minor: Social Work, Cum Laude September 1997-June 1998 University of Judaism Israel

Young Judaea Year Course Occupation:

February, 2008- Present Hope Can Heal

Counseling Center, LLC Orlando, FL Duties: Provide therapy to children, families, adults, couples, and groups utilizing Canine Assisted Therapy. Facilitate crisis debriefings to companies in the community following a traumatic incident. Facilitate the Coming Out support group at the Center. Conduct immigration evaluations.

May 29, 2007 – January, 2008 Orlando Counseling Center for Children, Orlando, FL Families, and Adults P.A.


Therapeutic Approach

Utilize an Imago Therapy approach with specific techniques in cognitive behavioral, experiential therapy, brief therapy, play therapy, family therapy, and expressive arts to meet the needs of each client based on their specific needs. This approach has been successful in working with survivors of trauma, chronic mental illness, anxiety, depression, and behavioral problems in children and adults.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

- Duties: Provide individual and family counseling to children, adolescents, and their families to assist in mood stabilization, trauma recovery, relationship enhancement, coming out, women’s issues, and behavior modification.

- Assist in the development of sexual, physical, and emotional recovery groups among trauma survivors.

- Implement programs working with children and adolescents who are defiant and oppositional.

- Trained to provide individual, family, couples, and group counseling across the lifespan. - Facilitate Critical Incident Stress Debriefings to assist individuals in stabilizing mood, re-establish safety, implementing adaptive coping skills, and psychoeducation on the effects of trauma following a crisis.

- Assist in the development and implementation of “Transitions” a program available to returning soldiers and their families by providing individual, family, and group therapy in collaboration with i.e., The Veteran Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American

Disabled Veterans

Supervisor: Frank Fine, LMHC

January 2007 – Present Social Bridges Orlando, FL Co-Facilitator

- Duties: Provide skills to assist children in learning and implementing social skills. - Supervisor: Judy Levin, EdD., Carol Miller, LCSW

January 2005- May 26, 2007 Lakeside Behavioral HealthCare Orlando, FL Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

- Duties: Provided crisis counseling to children and families on the inpatient unit. Co-Facilitated groups for the children and adolescents on the unit.

- Counseled women and teenagers during their pregnancy and/or provided post partum services through a Healthy Start Grant. In addition, conducted trainings for the Healthy Start Workers.

- Counseled children, teenagers, and families who have severe and chronic mental illness, substance abuse, Dual Diagnosis, and who have been traumatized with the Outpatient Department. In addition, set up the Play Therapy Room.

- Clinical Supervisor: Thomas Greenman, LMHC

May 2004-Dec.2004 The Healing Tree/Sexual Orlando, FL Trauma Recovery Center


- Duties: Counseled children, non offending caregivers, and adult survivors of sexual trauma.

- Co-Facilitated adolescent groups - Conducted initial assessments

- Conducted mental health screenings for Hug Me - HIV/AIDS Program

- Provided sexual abuse and rape education to local schools, and The Orlando Library - Conducted crisis counseling via the Crisis Hotline

- Supervisor: Debi Terry, LMHC

August 2003 – April 2004 UCF Community Counseling Center Orlando, FL Practicum Therapist

- Duties: Counseled individuals, children, families, and couples from diverse backgrounds through an outpatient facility

- Supervised and led two therapeutic groups for adolescent girls and adolescent boys through Continuing Education Partners school system.

- Supervisors: Karen Dale Jones, Ph.D., Shannon Ray, Ph.D. Candidate

August 2000 - December 2000 The Ark, Youth Kalamazoo, MI Runaway Shelter

Psychology Undergraduate Practicum

- Duties: Observed client assessment sessions, Led daily therapeutic support group for 10 clients.

- Answered crisis calls of adolescents ages 10-17 and completed follow up assessments.

- Supervisor: Lester Wright, Ph.D. Volunteer Experience

Graduate Student Volunteer

Central Florida Association for Play Therapy (2004) Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida

December 1999 - August 2000 YWCA Domestic Assault Shelter Kalamazoo, MI

Volunteer, Domestic Assault Program

- Duties: Observed intake sessions, provided emotional support to women and children.

- Supervisor: Laurie Palanca

December 2000 – May 2000 Abnormal Psychology Kalamazoo, MI Western Michigan University

Teachers Assistant

- Duties: Assisted professor in grading papers, taking minutes during lectures, available for students in conjunction with the professor during office hours for questions

- Supervisor: Linda LeBlanc, Ph.D.

Graduate Assistantship:

August 2002 – April 2004 Read First Professional Orlando, FL Development


Duties: Compiled reading research, prepared academy materials used in professional development trainings, and assisted in many aspects of implementing state wide reading grant.

Supervisor: Mary Little, Ph.D.

August 2001 – April 2002 Community Counseling and Grand Rapids, MI Psychological Services

Graduate Assistant

Duties: Participated in start- up of counseling center, and assisted with quality assurance.

Supervisor: Eric Sauer, Ph.D.

Research Assistant

December 1999- June 2001 Anxiety Disorders Lab Kalamazoo, MI Western Michigan University

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Duties: Completed and entered surveys identifying the effects of vicarious trauma among child abuse counselors via phone and mail using SPSS and Excel

 Attended and presented at conferences

 Assisted the doctoral student and the professor, the principal investigator with their research and additional tasks.

Supervisor: C. Richard Spates, Ph.D. Professional Presentations

Hollingsworth, E. & Fardella, J. (2007). Preventing Compassion Fatigue and Burn- Out Amongst Healthcare Providers. Presentation at the Semi Annual Healthy Start Conference. Orlando, FL.

Hollingsworth, E. (2007). Maternal Depression. Presentation at the Semi Annual Healthy Start Conference. Orlando, FL.

Tregerman, E. & Sauer, E. M. (2002). Run Your Blues Away: Using Aerobic Exercise to Reduce Depression. Poster Presentation at the Annual Division 17 Great Lakes Conference. Lansing, MI.

Tregerman, E., Hawkins, S., Couture, A., Minor. K., & Spates, C. R. (2001). An examination of vicarious traumatization among child abuse counselors. Poster Presentation at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. New Orleans, LA.

Waller, S. A., Spates, C. R., Hawkings, S., & Tregerman, E. (2000). Vicarious Traumatization: Factors Associated with Symptomatology Among Child Abuse Counselors. Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. New Orleans, LA.


Waller, S. A., & Spates, C. R., Contribution Formally Acknowledged in Professional Presentations: Elizabeth Tregerman & Shawn Hawkins (2000). Interventions for PTSD: A Meta-Analysis and Quantitative Review. Poster Presented at the 3rd World Conference for the International Society for Trauma Stress Studies. Melbourne, Australia.

Waller, S. A., & Spates, C. R., Contribution Formally Acknowledged in Professional Presentations: Elizabeth Tregerman & Shawn Hawkins (2000). An Examination of Vicarious Traumatization Among Child Abuse Counselors. Poster Presented at the 3rd World Conference for the International Society for Trauma Stress Studies. Melbourne, Australia.

Research Proposal

Tregerman, E. R. (2003) An Examination of the Effects of Physical Exercise on Adolescents Manifesting a Depressive Mood. A Research Proposal Submitted to the Faculty of The Graduate College in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Science. Department of Counseling Education Counseling Psychology. Grand Rapids, MI. (Not Published).

Seminars Attended

Counseling Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth in the Community and Dependency Settings (April 13, 2007). Eric E. Muenks, Ph.D., LMHC.

Treating Adolescents with Gender Identity Disorders and Transgender Feelings (March 16, 2007). William Crew, M.A.

Living with ADHD (October 25, 2007). Patricia Dobargonas, MSW

Are We Still A Family (August 18, 2006). Deedra Hunter, LMHC & Linda Riley, LMFT

The Deep Cut of Depression Adolescence Self Injurious Behaviors (June 16, 2006). Charles Stevens, Psy.D., P.A.

Children Who Molest Children (April 12, 2006). Bill Crew, M. A. Disaster Play Therapy (September 22, 2005). Susan M. Sikes, M.A.

Floor Time Principles and Intervention Strategies (September 2, 2005). Ruby Natale, Ph.D. Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT): The Healing Power of The Four-Footed Co-Therapist (January

27, 2004). Sponsored by MEDS-PDN.

Experience Psychodrama Workshop (January 13, 2004). Adam Blatner, M.D. Gottman’s Discoveries About Marriage (April 2, 2003). Gordon Hatcher, Ed.D.


Staying on the Straight & Narrow: Changes in the Code of Professional Ethics for Marriage and Family Therapists (February 6, 2003). Gordon Hatcher, Ed.D.

The Brief Therapy Conference (December 12-15, 2002). Sponsored by The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc.

Why Do They Do It? Part One- Understanding Sexual Offenders/A story of a Preferential Sexual Offender. Part Two- When Victims Take it Back: Understanding Recants (September 19, 2002). Jennifer Welch, Ph.D. The Children’s Assessment Center. Sponsored by Kids House of Seminole County, Florida.

Certificates/Interests/Awards Laws and Rules (2007)

Ethics and the Prevention of Medical Errors (2007)

Evidence-Based Treatment Models for Co-Occurring Disorders (February 17, 2006) HIV/AIDS (October, 2007)

Functional Assessment Rating Scale (December 16, 2005) Children’s Functional Assessment Rating Scale (May 13, 2004)

Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Award (April 6, 2001)

Certificate of Appreciation – Volunteering at The YWCA Domestic Assault Shelter (April 10, 2000)

Certificate of Appreciation – Orange County Healthy Start (2006) Professional Affiliation-

Florida Association for Play Therapy

Central Florida Association for Play Therapy-Past Vice President Central Florida Marriage and Family Therapy Association





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