Gabrielle N. Clayton
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ClaytonWorks - 1996 - present
More than 30 years’ experience in graphic arts & writing. Services consist of web & graphic design, editing & layout services, graphic design of newsletters, brochures, business cards, posters, & logos. Co-owned with Alec Clayton. http://www.claytonworks.com
ClaytonWorks Publishing - 2000 - present
Book publishing, editing & layout services, graphic design of cover art and inside art. Co-owned with Alec Clayton. http://www.claytonworkspublishing.com
Safe Schools Coalition - 1996 - present
Contracted as the Coalition's web designer & listserv manager. Also intervention team dispatcher & consultant, and member of the law and policy committee. Membership chair 12/08 to 12/2011. Field supervisor for an Evergreen State College intern working with Coalition during Winter quarter 2009.
Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, working to help schools - at home and all over the world - become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org
Mental Health Counselor in private practice; Olympia, WA - 4/1996 to present
Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Washington #
I work with individuals, couples, families, & small groups on issues including situation-based depression, grief & loss, life transitions, work related stress & stress management, activist trauma & compassion fatigue, relationship/communication issues, parenting & adolescent development, healing from trauma for crime victims, family of origin issues, self-esteem, personal growth. http://www.gabiclayton-lmhc.com/
I'm a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Assoc. http://www.amhca.org 11/2005 to present
I'm a member of the Washington Mental Health Counselors Assoc. http://wmhca.org 11/2005 to present
I'm proud that I have been listed in The Activist Trauma Database http://www.activist-trauma.net since 3/2007
I was member of the Thurston County HIV CARE Consortium. 1998- 4/2008
OTHER COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Families United Against Hate (FUAH), co-founder, president and web designer - 2001 to present - http://www.fuah.org/
Grassroots organization created by and for families and survivors of hate motivated violence, in collaboration with other individuals and organizations. FUAH provides support, guidance and assistance to individuals, families and communities dealing with incidents based on bias; and to the people, organizations and agencies who serve and support them. http://www.fuah.org
Washington State Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Work Group - 9/2011 - present
The Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Office of the Education Ombudsman are called on by The Washington State Legislature to convene a Work Group on school bullying and harassment prevention to develop, recommend, and implement strategies to improve school climate and create respectful learning environments in all public schools in Washington. I'm a member of the Work Group as a parent and representing Safe Schools Coalition. http://www.k12.wa.us/safetycenter/BullyingHarassment/WorkGroup.aspx
Olympia Friends Meeting's Peace and Social Justice Committee - 4/2012 - present
Co-clerk of this committee charged with helping Friends (Quakers) respond to the spiritual leadings for peace and justice experienced by individuals as well as by Meeting as a whole. http://olyfriends.homestead.com/justice.html
Youth Guardian Services, Board member 1998 - present; Board chair 11/2007 - present
Youth-run organization providing support services on the Internet to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and straight supportive youth. http://www.youth-guard.org
PFLAG-Olympia (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), 1995 - present
Family-based organization that promotes the health, well-being and civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. http://www.pflag-olympia.org
PFLAG-Olympia – website designer 1997 - 2001 and 2003 - present
PFLAG-Olympia – newsletter co-editor 1998 - present
PFLAG-Olympia – board member 2000 - 2002, 2003 - 2006, and 2008 - 2012
PFLAG National – on the advisory committee for “Our House to the School House” campaign 2000
PFLAG-Talk and PFLAG-Discuss – email list assistant 1997 - 2002
PFLAG National, member of the national advisory committee for the "Our House to the School House" safe schools campaign (3/2000 to 2/2003) - http://www.pflag.org/
Olympia Unity in the Community - member / web designer 2006 - present
Dedicated to organizing positive and pro-diversity educational events and appropriate community responses to the presence of hate groups in the Olympia area. Unity builds working relationships with a broad range of ethnic and cultural organizations, faith groups, progressive organizations, government entities and individuals who support diversity as an essential basis for a strong community. http://www.olympiaunityinthecommunity.org
SAGE-Olympia - film committee member / web designer & announcement list manager 1/2011 - present
Net affiliate of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) USA, the premier GLBT elder care organization which is based in New York. The SAGE Olympia mission is to promote the wellness of GLBT elders in the Thurston County area with a range of referrals, services and other activities. http://www.sageolympia.org
Stonewall Youth, web designer (2002 to mid-2009) - http://www.stonewallyouth.org/
Northwest Coalition for Human Dignity, designed and maintained website (2001-2003) - (no longer in operation)
Thurston County HIV CARE Consortium, member (1998 to present)
PFLAG-Talk and PFLAG-Discuss e-mail list, list assistant (1997 to 8/2002)
Thurston County Public Health and Safety Community Network, board member (1/1996-12/1998)
PAST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Behavioral Health Resources, Olympia, WA - 6/2000 to 10/2002, then 3/2004 to 8/2005 - http://www.bhr.org
6/00 to 10/02 – Part-time staff for BHR’s program Tumwater Cove, working with adult mentally ill clients who were in this residential program as they transitioned from the hospital to the community.
3/04 to 8/05 – Intake interviews and initial diagnosis and evaluation of adult consumers.
11/04 to 8/05 – Adjunct mental health counselor for clients who also had a case manager in the agency.
Therapist; Center for Individual and Family Counseling; Olympia, WA - 8/1993 to 6/1996
Designed forms, brochures and flyers used to gather information or to promote programs and services. Wrote treatment plans and reports to outside agencies. Provided individual, family, couples and group therapy. Trained and supervised graduate interns in therapy groups and individual case consultations. Collaborated with other therapists in designing group therapy programs.
Residential Youth Counselor; Haven House, Olympia, WA - 3/1990 to 10/1993
Worked to create a safe, nurturing environment at this shelter for adolescents run by Community Youth Services, while providing consistent structure to minimize crisis behavior. Facilitated therapeutic groups. Educated adolescent residents in problem solving and social skills. Acted as crisis liaison for the public by providing telephone counseling, assessment and referral to other community resources as needed. Trained and supervised new staff and college interns.
Media Loan Assistant; The Evergreen State College; Olympia, WA - 9/1988 to 6/1989
Taught and tested students, faculty and staff on media equipment operations. Did computerized scheduling and documentation of circulation transactions.
Office Manager, Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Hattiesburg, MS - 6/1984 to 1/1986
Performed general office duties, including editing a weekly newsletter.
Co-owner and Editor; Persons Publishing; Hattiesburg, MS - 11/1977 to 8/1985
Published a weekly newspaper (5 years), a monthly general interest magazine (1+ years), and a statewide quarterly arts and literary magazine (2 years). Responsibilities included: writing, copy editing, design, layout, photography, illustration, bookkeeping, business correspondence, advertising sales, promotion, training and supervising a small staff.
Co-Director; Persons Service; Hattiesburg, MS - 11/1977 to 12/1981
Co-founded and directed a non-profit service organization that provided crisis counseling, referral services, emergency housing, free meals and clothing to people in need. Organized a food co-op, and helped to establish a statewide coalition of battered women's shelters. Trained and supervised volunteers.
Staff Member; Everything for Everybody; New York, NY - 10/1973 to 8/1977
Provided 24 hour a day crisis counseling and referral services to the public. Helped staff an emergency shelter, soup line, food co-op, free school, and day care center. Writing and editing for a community-based alternative weekly newspaper.
Licensed Practical Nurse; Medical Center Hospital; Burlington, VT - 1/1972 to 11/1972
Performed general nursing duties on surgical floor.
M.A., Counseling Psychology;
Saint Martin's College,
Lacey, WA - May 1993 (now
Saint Martin's University)
(now Saint Martin's University)
Coursework: Marriage and Family Therapy, Child
and Adolescent Counseling, Abusive Relationships, Treatment of Gender and
Ethnicity Issues, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Crisis
Intervention, Assessment and Treatment Planning, Psychopathology, Mental
Health Consultation, Community Psychology
A 600 hour internship at the
Center for Individual and Family Counseling.
Provided individual and family therapy with a variety of clients for
sexual abuse, parenting, family of origin, anger management, children's
divorce issues. Co-facilitated
group therapy for sexually abused children and adolescents, adult survivors of
sexual abuse, and parents of sexually abused children.
Did administrative work and special projects, including the planning
and promotion of a series of professional workshops held in several regional
B.A., Liberal Arts;
The Evergreen State
Olympia, WA - June 1989
Emphasis in Art and Film/Video Production
Galileo Vocational Nursing Program; San Francisco, CA
Mission High School, San Francisco, CA - graduated 1970
See this partial list on my counsling practice website