Dr. Frankie L. Preston, Psy. D., Inc.

Licensed Psychologist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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CURRICULUM VITAE:

 

 

Licensure:

 

       Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Alabama {#921, 1997 until present}, Kentucky {#686,

                                                      1993 until present} and Tennessee {#1698, 1993 until present})

 

       Licensed Professional Counselor (Alabama #496, 1985 until present)

 

     

Education and Degrees:

 

       1977: Associate of Science Degree (A.S.) in Mental Health Technology

                          from: John C. Calhoun Community College

                                               

       1978: Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) double major: Psychology & Sociology

                          from: Athens State College

                                                   

       1981: Master of Science Degree (M.S.) in Clinical Psychology

                             from: Alabama A & M University

                                                    

       1990: Doctor of Psychology Degree (Psy.D.)

                             from: Forest Institute of Professional Psychology

       

  1993-1996: Post-Doctoral Forensic Supervision (~1,000 hours Lawrence Maier, Ph.D.)

                                                    

       2001: Certification in Mental Disability Law

                             from: New York Law School – Juris Alliance

                                         

NOTE: A more detailed document of Continuing Education Credits and Workshop Presentation

  activities can be made available upon request (>500 hr. via American Academy of Forensic Psychology) 

          

Mental Health Work History (full-time employment):

 

              08/76 until 12-80: Department of Psychiatry, Huntsville Hospital

Positions: Psychiatric Technician & Group Psychotherapist

 

              12/80 until 09/86: Huntsville-Madison County /Mental Health Center

                                       (HMC-MHC)

                                Positions: Child & Family Therapist and Evaluator-Diagnostician

 

              09/86 until 02/88: Outpatient Satellite Clinic of HMC-MHC

                                  Positions: Employee Assistance Specialist and Psychotherapist,

                                               Psychological Test Evaluator & Consultant

02/88 until 12/95: Private Practice at the Key Pastoral Counseling Center, Inc.

                             Positions: Vice-President, Board of Directors (clinical staff of 12)

                                               Forensic Evaluator & Marriage & Family Therapist

                            Programs: North Alabama Sex Offender Group Treatment Program

                                                  (established 03-1989 until present {two to four groups per week})

 

02/95 until 01/99: Private Practice at 120 Holmes Ave. Huntsville, AL

                             Positions:  Psychologist, Marriage & Family Therapist, and Consultant

                            Programs: North Alabama Sex Offender Group Treatment Program

                                                Domestic Violence Intervention Program (1995-1996)

                                                North Alabama Sex Re-offense Prevention Program    

                                                  (established in 06-1998 until 01-03 {grant completed})

                                                Forensic Psychology Evaluation Services of Huntsville

 

01/99 until 10-03: Private Practice at 111 Longwood Dr. Huntsville, AL

                             Positions:  Psychologist, Consultant, and Marriage & Family Therapist

                            Programs: Forensic Psychology Evaluation Services of Huntsville

                                                North Alabama Sex Offender Group Therapy Program

                                                North Alabama Sex Re-offense Prevention Program

 

10-03 until 09-08: Solo Private Practice at 525 Fountain Row, Huntsville, AL

                              Positions: Psychologist, Consultant, and Marriage & Family Therapist

                            Programs: Forensic Psychology Evaluation Services of Huntsville

                                                North Alabama Sex Offender Group Therapy Program

 

09-08 until 03-13: Solo Private Practice at 805 Madison St. Huntsville, AL

                            Positions: Psychologist, Consultant, and Marriage & Family Therapist

                          Programs: Forensic Psychology Evaluation Service of Huntsville

                                             North Alabama Sex Offender Group Therapy Program

                                  Juvenile Sex Re-offense Prevention Group (discontinued 2011)

 

03-13 until present: Solo Private Practice at 7734 Madison Blvd. 124-A Huntsville, AL

                               Positions: Psychologist, Consultant, and Marriage & Family Therapist

 

 NOTE: More detailed documents about Mental Health Work Experience and Practicum & Internship

              Placements can be made available upon request.

 

Mental Health & Psychology Work Experiences (part-time work):

 

             12/86 until 12/88: Instructor of General Psychology

                          Employer: John C. Calhoun Community College

                   

         06/93 until 01/95: Psychologist at Southern Tennessee Psychology Associates      

                          Independent Private Practice: office in Fayetteville, Tennessee     

 

State and National Mental Health Certifications:

      

·        Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (#18054)

·        National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc., Certified Mental Health Counselor (#16677)

·        Approval by the Alabama Department of Youth Services to evaluate and treat Juvenile Sex Offenders (2003 until 2013 {renewal in process})

·        Completed training toward certification in AL as a Forensic Examiner

(AL: test & work sample are pending due to Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility scheduling)         

 

Professional Affiliations & Memberships:

 

·         American Psychological Association (APA #6894-0024) and affiliation in:

                            Division 12: Society of Clinical Psychology

                            Division 17: Society of Counseling Psychology

                            Division 23: Society of Consumer Psychology

  Division 29: Psychotherapy

                            Division 30: Society of Psychological Hypnosis

                            Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women

                            Division 37: Society for Child, Family Policy & Practice

                            Division 41: American Psychology - Law Society

                            Division 43: Society for Family Psychology

 

·        Alabama Psychological Association (aPA)

·        Association of Licensed Psychologist in Alabama (ALPA)

·        American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)

·        North Alabama Association for Licensed Psychologists (NAALP)

·        Society for Personality Assessment (SPA)

·        Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)

 

Awards, Honors, and Board Membership:

 

     1986: Distinguished Service Award: Huntsville-Madison County Mental Health Center

     1990: National Distinguished Service Registry: Counseling and Development

     1991: Professional Service Award: American Mental Health Counselor’s Association

     1995: Certificate of Commendation: Madison County District Attorney’s Office

     1998, 1999 & 2001: Certificate of Appreciation: National Children’s Advocacy Center

     2002: Certificate of Appreciation: Crisis Services of Madison County   

     1998-2004: Board of Directors for National Children’s Advocacy Center  

 

Clinical Interests & Private Practice Description:

 

Forensic (legal and mental health matters) psychology and marriage and family therapy are the primary areas of Dr. Preston’s education and clinical experience. Social service agents, District, Circuit, and Federal Courts, prosecution and defense attorneys, law enforcement, private businesses, former clients, physicians, ministers, and mental health colleagues are his primary referral resources. He often works with individuals, couples, families, collateral sources, and groups as an evaluator, therapist, and consultant for a range of psychological and legally involved matters.       

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