Kristy Eldredge

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Kristy Eldredge

Department Faculty

  • Roles:

  • Academic Development Plan Manager

  • CMHC-Online Curriculum Lead

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  • Campus:
  • TCS Online
Department
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Institution
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Biography

Dr. Kristy Eldredge is a faculty member in the online Master's of Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She has her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University and her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. She also holds a license as a Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado where she has a private practice specializing in trauma treatment and counselor education.

Dr. Eldredge is originally from Northern Michigan but has resided in Denver, Colorado since 2002. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Education History
Degree Institution Year
B.A., Psychology Miami University, Oxford, OH 2001
M.A., Counseling Psychology University of Denver, Denver, CO 2005
Ed.D., Counselor Education and Supervision Argosy University, Denver, CO 2012
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member American Counseling Association
Member Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Member International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
Member Colorado Counseling Association
Licenses
Licensed Professional Counselor, License #4798, State of Colorado
Nationally Certified Counselor, National
Approved Clinical Supervisor, National
EMDR Trained, Level I & II
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Conference Planning Committee Member Colorado Counseling Association
Volunteer Disaster Mental Health Counselor Red Cross
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Disaster Mental Health
Post-Traumatic Growth
Self-Injury
Stress/Coping
Trauma/PTSD
Diversity Cultural Issues
Diversity Issues
Multicultural Training
Social Justice and Advocacy
PTSD/Trauma Crisis Intervention
Post-Traumatic Growth
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Secondary Traumatic Stress
Vicarious Trauma
Violence Sexual Assault
Presentations
Title Location Date
The application of animal assisted therapy for complex trauma clients Denver, CO 2016
Human trafficking: What private practice counselors need to know Denver, CO 2016
I got my license, now what? Expanding on post-licensure supervision Denver, CO 2016
Supervision of complex trauma: The application of the trauma-sensitive supervision approach Long Beach, CA 2014
Post-traumatic growth: The positive side of treating trauma Denver, CO 2014
Supervising complex trauma cases: A multicultural case study Baltimore, MD 2013
Trauma Treatment, Curriculum, and Supervision: What Research Says Denver, CO 2013
Supervising complex trauma cases: A multicultural case study Denver, CO 2013
Trauma education: Meeting the 2009 CACREP standards and other key issues in counselor efficacy Park City, UT 2012
The impact of trauma-sensitive supervision on counselor self-efficacy and vicarious trauma for complex trauma cases Denver, CO 2012
Religious perspectives on the treatment of dissociative disorders Montreal, QB, Canada 2011
Publications
Chapters

Eldredge, K.E. & Stretch, L.A. (2017). Dissociative Disorders from a Systems Perspective. In DSM-5® and Family SystemsNew York: Springer Publishing.

Question and Answer
Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?

As with many mental health counselors, I was frequently told by family and friends that I was a good listener and people would turn to me in times of despair, fear, and trauma. Though this may sound simplistic, I found that I thoroughly enjoyed learning about people and what makes them think, feel, and act the way they do. More specifically, I focused my career on trauma counseling because I believe in the amazing resilience that is possible in all of us. I have felt honored to have my clients share their experiences of both trauma and resilience with me. Giving my clients a chance to be heard and experience compassion, often for the first time in their lives in incredibly rewarding.

What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?

My advice to incoming students is to document, either by journal or in a letter to yourself, the passion that is bringing you into this field. Graduate coursework is challenging, exhausting, and at times, will make you question if you can really endure the process. You can! This is an amazing, rewarding field where you can make a huge different in people's lives. Having a journal entry that you can return to in times of stress will help you stay connected with what has motivated you to come this far. Beyond this, there are few things that can be more helpful than establishing an effective time management / organization strategy!

Professional Skills
Curriculum Development, Counselor Supervision, Trauma and Dissociation, Grief and Loss