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
The role of the golden shadow vs. the
The role of the golden shadow vs. the dark shadow

This is one of the most iconic evocative photos I've ever seen. It provokes the shadow like nothing else in my recent history. Depending on your point of view, there's the golden shadow or the dark shadow. »

This is one of the most iconic evocative photos I've ever seen. It provokes the shadow like nothing else in my recent history. Depending on your point of view, there's the golden shadow or the dark shadow. The golden shadow is a way of referring to those beautiful golden aspects of ourselves that we deny and tend to admire in others. They may be parts of us that lie dormant or we simply have never..

Melanie McGhee · 6 days ago

Melanie McGhee · 6 days ago

Using Stress to Reveal A Greater Ease of
Using Stress to Reveal A Greater Ease of Being

All of us encounter stress and tension in life. It may be our relationships, work, unmet needs and defeated goals that contribute to tension. It may be circumstances far beyond our control demanding time »

All of us encounter stress and tension in life. It may be our relationships, work, unmet needs and defeated goals that contribute to tension. It may be circumstances far beyond our control demanding time and attention inhibiting inner steadiness and calm. These same stressors and goals can reveal a doorway to greater ease of being, an awareness of freedom. Freedom from being bound by pain, freedom..

Melanie McGhee · July 8th, 2019

Melanie McGhee · July 8th, 2019

Indifference as a form of relief
Indifference as a form of relief

OOF. I have the heart of a social worker. The desire for justice and autonomy for ALL run deep with me. It's no surprise that with laws threatening the rights of women, I have opinions and feelings. For »

OOF. I have the heart of a social worker. The desire for justice and autonomy for ALL run deep with me. It's no surprise that with laws threatening the rights of women, I have opinions and feelings. For several days last week, I swam in outrage. The waves abated somewhat with the personal work I was doing. Yet another reason I LOVE AAIT. We have, at our fingertips, the means to transform our state...

Melanie McGhee · July 1st, 2019

Melanie McGhee · July 1st, 2019

The Spiritual Nature of AAIT
The Spiritual Nature of AAIT

"People who are peace will surely make peace." - Paul F. Knitter "I am living a rhythm of spiritual growth. I am moving forward in a song of new understanding and still I hear a familiar love that I understand »

"People who are peace will surely make peace." - Paul F. Knitter "I am living a rhythm of spiritual growth. I am moving forward in a song of new understanding and still I hear a familiar love that I understand as God. I see now that my past hesitation towards meditation was because I didn't understand it as moving beyond myself. I had thoughts such as, "How would this promote justice and love to others?..

Melanie McGhee · June 28th, 2019

Melanie McGhee · June 28th, 2019