Melanie McGhee LCSW

Clinical Social Worker
Melanie McGhee

Credentials: License

Institution: University of Utah

Certification: Master's Degree, Clinical Social Work

Certification Year: 1984

Institution: University of Utah

Graduated: 1984

In practice since: 1984

Melanie McGhee, L.C.S.W. is the founder of Acceptance and Integration Training (AAIT). AAIT helps clients alleviate psychological suffering while contributing to their spiritual wellbeing, helping them become established in steadier states of being. McGhee has maintained a private psychotherapy practice since 1984. She developed AAIT based on her years of practice, study and training with master therapists, especially Dick Olney, Zivorad Slavinski and Bob and Mary Goulding.

In addition to the training and supervision she provides to counselors, coaches and clergy, Ms. McGhee provides psychotherapy to people experiencing depression, anxiety and/or relationship problems. She has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Tennessee and Maryville College. An award-winning author, she and her husband are currently collaborating on a book about Acceptance and Integration Training.

Articles Melanie has Published
Why Integrating Identities Matters
Why Integrating Identities Matters

Recently, the AAIT Fellowship Training Group explored the ins and outs of creating identities to achieve conscious goals. This is such an exciting and liberating way of moving towards goal achievement. »

Recently, the AAIT Fellowship Training Group explored the ins and outs of creating identities to achieve conscious goals. This is such an exciting and liberating way of moving towards goal achievement. Each goal requires the activation of an identity who can achieve that goal. Most of the time this is going on at an unconscious level. When you are driving, you are in the driver identity. When you are..

Melanie McGhee · April 19th, 2019

Melanie McGhee · April 19th, 2019

The meaning of acceptance when dealing with grief
The meaning of acceptance when dealing with grief

Anniversaries can sneak up on us, leaving a feeling of loss, a sense of something really not right, sorrow or maybe irritation. My father took his next assignment on March 31, 2013. For days I've been »

Anniversaries can sneak up on us, leaving a feeling of loss, a sense of something really not right, sorrow or maybe irritation. My father took his next assignment on March 31, 2013. For days I've been thinking of him, reviewing the long days of his last days, remembering the sound of his laughter which is no longer easy. Rummaging through papers and military records, remembering his love of adventure..

Melanie McGhee · April 6th, 2019

Melanie McGhee · April 6th, 2019

Reclaiming and restoring your state through embodiment practice
Reclaiming and restoring your state through embodiment practice

I got schooled recently on EMBODIMENT. LOVE LOVE LOVE how smart and committed my clients are to waking up from the bad dream of who they think they are. Mired in complex trauma, treatment-resistant depression, »

I got schooled recently on EMBODIMENT. LOVE LOVE LOVE how smart and committed my clients are to waking up from the bad dream of who they think they are. Mired in complex trauma, treatment-resistant depression, relationship discord or any number of the wounds and challenges that bring people to our office, the bottom line is they want to feel better. This particular client is no different. She takes..

Melanie McGhee · March 29th, 2019

Melanie McGhee · March 29th, 2019

How to Escape Stress Through Embodiment Practice
How to Escape Stress Through Embodiment Practice

More on EMBODIMENT. Between my first and second years of graduate school, I spent the summer teaching juggling and yoga for Supercamp. This was an innovative camp aimed at helping students discover joy »

More on EMBODIMENT. Between my first and second years of graduate school, I spent the summer teaching juggling and yoga for Supercamp. This was an innovative camp aimed at helping students discover joy in learning along with tools to enhance their education. As for my own education, I was overwhelmed and felt out of my league. I was dreading going back to school with the endless requirements of reading..

Melanie McGhee · March 8th, 2019

Melanie McGhee · March 8th, 2019