Dr. Metzger provides clinical supervision for unlicensed professionals delivering evidence-based services focused on reducing anxiety and mood symptoms, racial stress, substance use, risky sexual behaviors, post-traumatic stress, and various mental health concerns. In addition, Dr. Metzger conducts supervision to enhance therapists’ competency in culturally sensitive assessment and treatment of trauma-related symptoms with a specific focus on ethnic minority children and young adults. To that end, supervision provides trainees with up-to-date information related to rates of trauma exposure and trauma symptoms across youth age, gender, ethnic/racial group, and socio-economic status, and also focuses on mandated reporting and related cultural considerations.
Child and Family Therapy
As a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Metzger provides evidence-based treatment (e.g., Trauma - Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Contingency Management) to diverse children and families. Assessment and therapy focuses on addressing issues related to anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, drug and alcohol use, and self-harm.
Workshops and Training
Dr. Metzger conducts vibrant and informative clinical workshops and training designed to build competence in culturally sensitive assessment and treatment of trauma-related symptoms in diverse children and young adults. In her clinical workshops and trainings, Dr. Metzger discusses the interconnections among trauma exposure, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcohol use, and risky sexual behavior, and participants have the opportunity to build practical skills and gain unique strategies for effectively delivering evidence-based treatments for diverse assessment and therapy clients through discussion, role-plays, and feedback.
2019. Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques for Multidisciplinary School Practitioners. Youth Mental Health Summit. Advantage Behavioral Health Systems. Athens, GA.
2018. Culturally Sensitive Assessment and Treatment of Trauma-Related Symptoms in Children and Young Adults. Georgia Psychological Association Annual Meeting. Athens, GA.
2015. Culturally Sensitive, Trauma Informed, Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Interventions. South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy Summer Institute. Columbia, SC.
Dr. Metzger is a featured trainer for an online course for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. TF-CBT Web 2.0 was built following the principles outlined in "Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents, 2nd Edition," the most recent, gold standard treatment manual for Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. Clinicians in training can access this course through the Medical University of South Carolina for training on each of the P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E. components (Psychoeducation, Relaxation, Affect Identification & Regulation, Cognitive Coping, Trauma Narration & Processing, In Vivo Mastery, Conjoint Sessions, and Enhancing Safety).