By Mary McPhail Gray Board Chair
“As a student of human behavior, I am fascinated to learn about the experiences that have contributed to people’s actions today,” states Linda Sanders, Clinical Supervisor at Taos Behavioral Health. In her 28- year career as a clinical social worker, Sanders has enhanced her learning and understanding of people in a rich variety of contrasting roles—from work with veterans, to heading an adoption agency, to directorships at large social service agencies, to mitigation investigations in murder cases. She relates a deep understanding of the emotions involved in all these situations.
Sanders joined TBH in 2018—after working at Tri-County and provides clinical supervision for all clinicians who are completing independent licensure and masters level interns who are completing their field work. The fact that she has worked in so many different settings—that presented intense challenges– gives her a broad core of skills that guide her supervision.
Working for ten years as the director of a 100-year-old adoption agency gave Sanders a deep understanding of grief and loss that is often not understood by others. The birth parents experience the loss of their child, the adopting couple is often in grief over their infertility failures and the adopted child loses the experience of being raised by her biological family. These feelings of grief have to be dealt with to complete a successful adoption. [Read more…] about Bringing Rich Skills to You