–Joan Sheehan, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and Certified Clinical Supervisor With expertise in community-based substance abuse and mental health treatment. Joan served as the Clinical Supervisor for Idaho Department of Corrections and for over ten years was a treatment provider for early onset, long term methamphetamine addiction. In this role, Joan has coordinated community wide events in support of National Recovery month for SAMHSA, and been recognized by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) for the management and services provided to the community by the City of Boise’s methamphetamine clinic (2001-2004). Joan has served as planning committee member, and as the Chair for the annual Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency (ICADD). In this capacity she assisted the committee in selecting nationally recognized speakers to present state of the art best practice or evidence-based workshops for behavioral healthcare providers.
In 1999 and 2001, Josephine Jones was selected to present at ICADD, providing a workshop for over 250 of the 600 participants. Her evaluation results were excellent. Josephine is one of those rare individuals who can meet people where they are, and with clarity and insight, teach them skills needed for re-viewing perceptions of significant life events.
I was also fortunate to participate in “The Heroine’s Journey,” a 12 session transformational workshop for women in transition with Josephine. All of the women who participated in this workshop experienced a process of healing transformation that was of great benefit in their daily lives and relationships with others — and we published an anthology of our work!