Sally A. Caldwell, LPC, MAC, CDCS, CHP
Behavioral Health, Clinician
Licensed Professional Counselor (national license), Masters in Addiction Counseling (national credential) and Chemical Dependency Counselor Supervisor (State of Alaska)
Sally earned a Masters of Education degree in guidance and counseling from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she completed internships in mental health inpatient treatment for youth, substance abuse inpatient for women with children and in outpatient trauma-informed therapy with child victims of sexual abuse. She did graduate study in special education at the University of Oklahoma, specializing in learning disabilities and emotional disturbance exceptionalities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in professional writing from the University of Oklahoma. Sally is also an experienced mediator with over 100 hours of training and has provided medication for cases with the State of Alaska Child Custody Investigator’s Office.
Sally is a resource for the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Washington, DC. and has provided multiple trainings on Interventions for Adolescents and Children with FASD, including for the Fairbanks North Start Borough School District, the North Slope Borough, Fairbanks Native Association, Alaska Department of Education and University of Alaska and for school districts in Alaska urban and rural communities. Sally is past Mental Health Consultant for the Juneau Multidisciplinary Team, serving the SAFE Child Advocacy Center. In addition to her clinical background, She has been an Adjunct Instructor for the College of Rural Alaska, University of Alaska Fairbanks and a Trainer for the Overcoming Racism: Embracing Diversity curriculum.
Awards & Honors
Sally was the first recipient of the Strength Through Diversity scholarship from the Fairbanks North-Star Borough School District for her advocacy in addressing the issues of racial prejudice and discrimination in the school system. She was a nominee for The Arc Distinguished Research Award for her work with FASD and she is a published author who has written on topics related to FASD (including a chapter in the book Fantastic Antone Succeeds and the introduction for Fantastic Antone Grows Up, University of Alaska, Fairbanks Press).
Sally specializes in somatic psychotherapy and trauma-informed addiction counseling in her clinical work with the SEARHC Behavioral Health Clinic in Juneau. She works with adults, youth and children and has training and experience specific to working with people who have FASD.
Sally enjoys landscaping and gardening and sailing in inland waters. She enjoys being a community volunteer, and teaches a family-based children's class and facilitates human enrichment study groups.
While working for SEARHC Sally commented “I was honored to be hired by SEARHC in 2009. Not only does SEARHC Behavioral Health hold a high respect among clinical providers in Juneau, but I feel privileged to work in partnership with Alaska native peoples. I appreciate the high-minded values and the cultural traditions, customs and stories that have held a people up for so many, many generations.”