2010-2011 Raft Fellow
Lindsey Atkins, MSW, P-LCSW
In May 2010, Lindsey Atkins received her Master’s in Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she concentrated in child mental health clinical practice. Prior to her admittance into her graduate program, Ms. Atkins worked in a residential home for adolescents with autism. As a graduate student, she completed her internships at H.O.P.E. Foundations, a community-based mental health provider, and at the Dorothea Dix Child Outpatient Clinic, both in Raleigh, NC. While at Dorothea Dix, she was trained among a community of seasoned psychoanalytic social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists. There she provided diagnostic assessments, individual outpatient therapy, and parent-supportive therapy using an analytic understanding of children, parents, and the family unit to inform her treatment.
Ms. Atkins is currently employed at Carolina Behavioral Care, PA, providing outpatient therapy for individuals across the lifespan. Her clinical interests continue to be working with children and adolescents using psychoanalytic theory and practice in conjunction with play, art, and sandtray therapy interventions. Ms. Atkins also serves as the Secretary on the Board of Directors for Rock The Spectrum, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to using music and community to raise autism awareness and support other community organizations committed to autism research and services.
Ms. Atkins first became involved with PECC during her final year as a graduate student, taking the Introduction to Psychodynamic Assessment course as an independent study to supplement her clinical internship. She was thrilled to find an institute dedicated to the continuing education of clinicians interested in and committed to psychoanalytic tenets. She believes that her continual involvement in the PECC coursework will deepen her clinical work, stimulate her professional growth, and broaden her understanding of the complexities and intricacies of children and adults.