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
How Goals Slip Away
How Goals Slip Away

Such a good holiday. Leaves, Family, Laughter. Now it's back to it. There are some things I want to tie up before the end of the year. One loose end is having clarity on where my 2018 goals fit into my »

Such a good holiday. Leaves, Family, Laughter. Now it's back to it. There are some things I want to tie up before the end of the year. One loose end is having clarity on where my 2018 goals fit into my calendar and begin chopping away at any of the ways I might get in my own way. I'm not alone in this, right? Am I the only one who sets a goal to find it slips between my fingers? That experience can..

Melanie McGhee · December 2nd, 2017

Melanie McGhee · December 2nd, 2017

2017, It’s Almost a Wrap
2017, It’s Almost a Wrap

After a weekend of rest, reflection and time with family, I'm ready to get back to it—- these last few weeks before the holidays always feel like a sweet wind-down to me. This year, celebrating the graduation »

After a weekend of rest, reflection and time with family, I'm ready to get back to it—- these last few weeks before the holidays always feel like a sweet wind-down to me. This year, celebrating the graduation of the 2017 AAIT Fellowship Training Group and I'm a bit ahead of the curve in planning my next year's calendar. I had a great year last year, though I was BUSY! I spoke at a national conference,..

Melanie McGhee · November 25th, 2017

Melanie McGhee · November 25th, 2017

A Heart Full of Appreciation
A Heart Full of Appreciation

Phew! What a ride! For the past ten months, a stalwart group of practitioners has met, studied and diligently practiced Acceptance and Integration Training. Working to learn new skills and shift paradigms »

Phew! What a ride! For the past ten months, a stalwart group of practitioners has met, studied and diligently practiced Acceptance and Integration Training. Working to learn new skills and shift paradigms from the clunky searching for insight and trying to make behavioral changes to helping clients untangle from the fundamental polarized energetic charge that drives pain and dysfunction, takes time...

Melanie McGhee · November 18th, 2017

Melanie McGhee · November 18th, 2017

Still lighthousing
Still lighthousing

Lately I've come to think of lighthousing as a verb...kind of the opposite of gaslighting. I've shared a bit about how I use this concept of the lighthouse in my practice. I also think that shining the »

Lately I've come to think of lighthousing as a verb...kind of the opposite of gaslighting. I've shared a bit about how I use this concept of the lighthouse in my practice. I also think that shining the light on others is a kind of lighthousing as well. As we are heading into the home stretch with the 2017 cohort of the Fellowship Training Group (coaching and psychotherapy training), more and more I..

Melanie McGhee · October 15th, 2017

Melanie McGhee · October 15th, 2017