Valerie Anderson, Psy.D.

Clinical Director, SupportNet Project

Director, Veteran Trauma Health Clinic

Clinical Experience

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Trauma Health and Hazards Center, SupportNet Project (October 2011 – present) – Clinical Director: Developing research-informed and theoretically-based interventions to assist military mental health providers address secondary traumatic stress and job burnout. Designing the intervention which includes an internet-based system for social support and building self-efficacy.

Catalyst Partners (Clinical Services) (January 2011 – present) – President & Licensed Psychologist: Providing mental health services to active duty soldiers, retired service members, and their families. This private practice group is a leader in “technology-assisted treatment” to reduce treatment time for healing from psychological trauma. Treatment is provided for combat-related trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, mood disorders, anger management problems, and domestic violence perpetrators. Using online system to supplement outpatient treatment that focuses on self-efficacy and trauma/disaster recovery.

Adjunct Professor, University of the Rockies – currently teaching doctoral-level courses in family systems and assessment. Provide clinical supervision for Rockies Counseling Center practicum students.

Warrior Support Center (July 2009 – April 2011) – Chief Clinical Psychologist: Part of the founding management team for this start-up, psychological trauma center focused on military personnel and their families. Provided program development and mental health services to active duty soldiers, mental health providers, retired service members, children, and families. Treated combat- and non-combat related trauma treatment using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), provided clinical supervision for pre- and post-doctoral clinicians, psychological testing and assessment and coordination of care with military on-post providers, case managers, and medication providers primarily with the US Army at Ft. Carson. 

First Choice Counseling Center, Aspen Pointe (formerly Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group) (August 2008 – September 2009) – Provided evidence-based mental health services to soldiers and civilian adults, families, and children. Experience includes individual and couples therapy, trauma treatment, treatment planning, case management, and crisis intervention. Provided clinical supervision to pre- and post-doctoral clinicians. Developed and implemented program for peer support for EMDR practitioners.

Colorado West Regional Mental Health (September 2006 – August 2008) – Pre and Post-doc positions. Provided mental health services for the child & family outpatient division. Clients represent a culturally diverse population. Experience includes therapy, treatment planning, case management, and crisis intervention as well as individual and group outpatient therapy for adolescents, families, couples, parents, trauma treatment using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), psychoeducation programs for parents with conduct disordered children and for improving communication between parents and their adolescent children using Adolescent Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), and testing and assessment including intelligence, personality, family functioning, and marital satisfaction assessments.

Switzer Counseling Center (April 2004 – July 2005) – Worked in this clinic as part of the practicum for the PsyD program. This clinic provides mental health services to uninsured adults, couples, and families who would not otherwise be able to obtain services.  Experience includes direct services to adults, families, couples, and adolescents

Business Experience

Warrior Support Center (July 2009 - April 2011)  Chief Clinical PsychologistPart of the founding management team for this start-up, psychological trauma center focused on military personnel and their families. Developed and implemented center-wide policies and procedures for outpatient and partial hospitalization programs, provided leadership and coaching for Directors of Operations, Adult Services, Alternative Therapies, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), and Child & Family Services. Developed and implemented programs for clinical outcomes, program assessment, employee and client satisfaction measures, including program assessments for Anger Management program, Yoga-based Trauma Regulation program, and PHP. Made briefings to Army personnel at Ft Carson regarding outcomes measures and treatment models. Developed and facilitated a team-building exercise with mental health clinicians to develop the company's vision and mission.

Catalyst Partners (1994 to 2006) - President and Co-Founder: Provided consultative services to start-up and emerging software, information technology and venture capital companies.  Developed and delivered strategic planning workshops for executive teams to help them develop an executable market and product strategy.  Provided interim operational management and coaching to CEOs and Vice Presidents of venture backed software start-ups.   A sample of projects include: Interim CEO at Mobilize, Inc., a Colorado-based software company in the mobility applications market; Chairman and Chief Operating Officer for SHC Ambeo, a Colorado-based software company in the privacy and performance management market; Interim VP of Services for Documentum, a California-based software company in the document management market.

Aurum Software (1992 to 1994) - Vice President, Chief Technical Officer, Engineering, Consulting and Customer Support: Responsible for software engineering, consulting and customer support operational business units.   Responsible for re-engineering the organization and products of this application software vendor in the Customer Relationship Management and Sales Force Automation marketplace.  Involved in technology selection for next generation, object oriented product design and implementation of the first mobile sales force automation solution in the marketplace.

Sybase (1987 to 1992) - Vice President, Customer Service and Support:  Direct responsibility for worldwide service and support organization that includes Corporate Technical Service Center, Customer Service, Education Division, Corporate Technical Services and European Technical Services groups for this software company. Fiscal responsibility for combined maintenance and education service revenues of approximately $25M and operating expense budgets of approximately $12M. Other Technical and Management positions in the software industry since 1973

Education and Licensure Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Colorado School of Professional Psychology, 2007 Dual concentration in Organizational Development and Marriage and Family Therapy.  Colorado Licensed Psychologist License #3286 Master of Arts in Psychology, Colorado School of Professional Psychology, Colorado, 9/2004 Bachelor of Science in Business; Computer Based Information Systems, University of Colorado, Denver, 1984  

Professional Experience and Membership

Member, American Psychological Association Member, American Psychological Association, Divisions 19 (Military Psychology) and 56 (Trauma Psychology)

To Contact Dr. Anderson: vanderso@uccs.edu or 719/255-3763