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Patti Swope, RN, LMFT

Professional Affiliations/Activities/Presentations
Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Clinical Member, International Centre for Emotionally Focused Therapy
Clinical Member, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute
Recipient of the Colorado Association for Marriage & Family Therapy Supervisor of the Year 2017 award
Cofounder Boulder Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy
Annual Colorado Association for Marriage & Family Therapy Conference 2013 presentation on treating couple distress with EFT via videotape of my own sessions with a couple and reflective summary.
Naropa University 2012 taught EFT via didactic instruction, discussion, video, and experiential exercises. Challenged students to view relational distress through the lens of attachment.

R.N. Diploma, Bronson Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, 1984 Kalamazoo, MI
B.S. Home Economics Montana State University-emphasis in family science, 1994 Bozeman MT
M.A. in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy, University of Colorado 1998 Denver CO

24 years providing therapy to individuals, relationships, and families
R.N. with 14 years of nursing in Critical Care, ER, Psychiatric
Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (2010)
Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist Supervisor (2011)
American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy Approved Supervisor (2013)
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Level III

Private Practice October 2004-Present
Flatirons Psychotherapy LLC - Boulder, Colorado

Providing mental health treatment to families, couples, and individuals who are struggling with marital discord, parent child conflict, physical illness, mood instability and trauma. Providing individual and group supervision to therapists learning the EFT model of therapy.

PRN Assessment Specialist November 2004-November 2005
Centennial Peaks Hospital – Louisville, Colorado

Performed emergency mental health assessments on adults and children for possible hospitalization.

Leave From Practicing October 2003-October 2004
Left Clinical Supervisor position on good terms. Relocated to Boulder to open a private practice.

Clinical Supervisor October 2000-October 2003
Kids Crossing, Inc. – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Supervised therapists for child placement agency that licenses, and monitors foster and adoptive homes, provides case management, and mental health services for children. Ensured that clinical services were appropriate to meet the needs of children who had been removed from the home because of abuse and neglect.

Sex Offender Treatment Provider June 1999-October 2003
The Family Center – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Provided group, individual and family therapy to convicted adult sex offenders as per the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board’s Standards and Guidelines. Wrote reports, testified, and assisted in medication management. Part-time.

Clinical therapist April 1998-October 2000
Kids Crossing, Inc. – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Provided individual, family and group therapy services for agency clients. Developed appropriate treatment interventions. Specialized in the treatment of physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect, trauma, medically fragile, and insecure attachment. Supervised visitations. Testified in court.

Registered Nurse October 1984 – April 1998
Fourteen years as R.N. in psychiatric, geriatric, chemically dependent, ER, ICU, cardiac surgical, medical, and cardiac care. Functioned as patient and family advocate. Wrote patient care plans and evaluated various treatment modalities. Referred patients and families to appropriate service providers. Performed lifesaving emergency interventions. Supervised nursing staff. 

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Address: 1750 30th Street, #150, Boulder, CO 80301
Email: pattiswope1@gmail.com
Phone: 303-247-0121

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