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
Got Empathy?
Got Empathy?

Empathy has long been recognized as an essential element to providing proper service to our clients. To make sure we are on the same page, let's start with this basic definition of empathy: the ability »

Empathy has long been recognized as an essential element to providing proper service to our clients. To make sure we are on the same page, let's start with this basic definition of empathy: the ability to share and understand the feelings of another. A young and talented psychotherapist recently asked me about the role of empathy in AAIT. In watching me work, she noticed that I seemed to stay "pretty..

Melanie McGhee · one day ago

Melanie McGhee · one day ago

Freedom Hidden in Embodiment
Freedom Hidden in Embodiment

Ahbyasa – consistently taking deliberate steps in the direction of your goals. We are all consistently taking steps. Are these steps in the direction of our goals? All the little steps, all the little »

Ahbyasa – consistently taking deliberate steps in the direction of your goals. We are all consistently taking steps. Are these steps in the direction of our goals? All the little steps, all the little habits add up to routines. Do these routines support your goals? Let's just look at this professionally. What are your professional goals? Me? I want to be masterful in how I serve. WHY? It's part of..

Melanie McGhee · February 10th, 2018

Melanie McGhee · February 10th, 2018

Boldness
Boldness

Last year was my first year going to Isla Mujeres, Mexico. I was invited to join this group of amazing seasoned psychotherapists from around the world. Mary Goulding (one of my teachers) started this group »

Last year was my first year going to Isla Mujeres, Mexico. I was invited to join this group of amazing seasoned psychotherapists from around the world. Mary Goulding (one of my teachers) started this group more than 25 years ago. The warmth and care that has gone into keeping this group going is inspiring. And, it took boldness, as several people told me. My traveling companion faced a family crisis..

Melanie McGhee · January 30th, 2018

Melanie McGhee · January 30th, 2018

Noticing ~ Deliberate Embodiment in the Present
Noticing ~ Deliberate Embodiment in the Present

It's not generally easy for us human beings to adopt new habits. One thing that helps is to make them easy. Noticing is a habit made easy by my seventh grade teacher and Dick Olney. Living in Turkey, it »

It's not generally easy for us human beings to adopt new habits. One thing that helps is to make them easy. Noticing is a habit made easy by my seventh grade teacher and Dick Olney. Living in Turkey, it was natural to hear the call to worship several times a day. A teacher at the time invited our class to pause whenever we heard it, be quiet, still our bodies and notice. That stuck. When I moved back..

Melanie McGhee · January 9th, 2018

Melanie McGhee · January 9th, 2018