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 use of holistic processing in AAIT™
The use of holistic processing in AAIT™

There are several aspects of AAIT that set it apart from more traditional talk therapies. One is the use of holistic processing. This means that we seek out and address ANY charged tension that is held »

There are several aspects of AAIT that set it apart from more traditional talk therapies. One is the use of holistic processing. This means that we seek out and address ANY charged tension that is held in another point of view (POV). This idea is familiar to many of us. We know the value of considering other POVs from the great work of Fritz Perls with Gestalt therapy and others, including Hal and..

Melanie McGhee · 5 days ago

Melanie McGhee · 5 days ago

Acceptance And Integration Training (AAIT) finds success outside
Acceptance And Integration Training (AAIT) finds success outside the traditional psychotherapy frame

Recently I was featured on the Cornerstone of Recovery blog where I was able to share more about AAIT™. Check it out below: On the surface, Acceptance And Integration Training® — known by its acronym, »

Recently I was featured on the Cornerstone of Recovery blog where I was able to share more about AAIT™. Check it out below: On the surface, Acceptance And Integration Training® — known by its acronym, AAIT™ — sounds complex and perhaps even arcane. This new approach to psychotherapy was developed in recent years by Melanie McGhee, a licensed clinical social worker who began her practice in..

Melanie McGhee · November 1st, 2019

Melanie McGhee · November 1st, 2019

AAIT & EMDR - what’s the difference?
AAIT & EMDR - what’s the difference?

Last Thursday I presented on treating trauma with AAIT at the Psychiatric Symposium in Knoxville, TN. In addition to demonstrating using the Fingertip Method along with aspect retrieval, I shared a few »

Last Thursday I presented on treating trauma with AAIT at the Psychiatric Symposium in Knoxville, TN. In addition to demonstrating using the Fingertip Method along with aspect retrieval, I shared a few tips on how to help clients return to NOW. The participants asked great questions. Like many people who are first exposed to AAIT, they saw similarities between AAIT and EMDR. As I'm not trained in EMDR,..

Melanie McGhee · October 25th, 2019

Melanie McGhee · October 25th, 2019

The Sphere of Influence
The Sphere of Influence

"I JUST want him to LISTEN to me!" "I want her to RESPECT me!" Who among us has not heard some version of this when we ask our clients what they would like to address in their session? These wants point »

"I JUST want him to LISTEN to me!" "I want her to RESPECT me!" Who among us has not heard some version of this when we ask our clients what they would like to address in their session? These wants point to very real human needs and the underlying pain we feel when those needs are not met. Even as we empathetically relate to this pain, we can invite our clients to step into a richer relationship with..

Melanie McGhee · October 18th, 2019

Melanie McGhee · October 18th, 2019