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
Can your problems hold you against your will?
Can your problems hold you against your will?

"Is it possible that this problem can impose itself on you in the future AGAINST YOUR WILL?" How many therapists, coaches or spiritual directors are confident enough in their work to ask that question? »

"Is it possible that this problem can impose itself on you in the future AGAINST YOUR WILL?" How many therapists, coaches or spiritual directors are confident enough in their work to ask that question? Not only do AAIT practitioners ask that question. But they ask it ALMOST every session as problems fall away and new goals emerge. This question is one of the ways we stabilize an integration. Asking..

Melanie McGhee · September 6th, 2019

Melanie McGhee · September 6th, 2019

Moving through the deep waters of collaborative agreement
Moving through the deep waters of collaborative agreement

Embedded in the AAIT model is a strong client practitioner collaboration. This is especially important when we move in deep waters. This collaboration begins with a clear understanding of what the client »

Embedded in the AAIT model is a strong client practitioner collaboration. This is especially important when we move in deep waters. This collaboration begins with a clear understanding of what the client would like to focus on during our time together. Pausing about five or so minutes in to ask the client, "Is this what you would like to focus on?" can reveal surprising answers. Clients often will..

Melanie McGhee · August 31st, 2019

Melanie McGhee · August 31st, 2019

The Common Thread of Spirituality
The Common Thread of Spirituality

"I called to the LORD in distress; the LORD answered me and put me in a spacious place." ~ Psalm 118:5 I live in the bible belt. I used to live in the heart of the LDS Church in Salt Lake. I spent years »

"I called to the LORD in distress; the LORD answered me and put me in a spacious place." ~ Psalm 118:5 I live in the bible belt. I used to live in the heart of the LDS Church in Salt Lake. I spent years visiting an ashram for weeks at a time. Before that, I lived surrounded by Muslims in Izmir, Turkey. And now, I live in the Bible belt. Having this experience and my own inclinations have given me a..

Melanie McGhee · August 23rd, 2019

Melanie McGhee · August 23rd, 2019

Aait™ use in the field
Aait™ use in the field

I've helped my clients experience results with AAIT™ for years and it's always a great sense of fulfillment when they are happy to be released from the emotional charge associated with different life »

I've helped my clients experience results with AAIT™ for years and it's always a great sense of fulfillment when they are happy to be released from the emotional charge associated with different life experiences. When I began teaching this model of therapy to other therapists, counselors, and spiritual guides, I did so with the intention of helping even more people indirectly. So it is an honor when..

Melanie McGhee · August 16th, 2019

Melanie McGhee · August 16th, 2019