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Freida Herron


Freida Herron

Entered DSW Program in January 2014.

Program Completion: July 14, 2014 (date of successful Capstone II defense)

Previous Degrees

MBA, Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, June, 1997

MSSW, UT Knoxville, May, 2005

Capstone Title

Evidence-based Suicide Prevention in Small Communities: Does QPR Training Improve Suicide Prevention Knowledge and Intervention Intentions?

Current News and Plans

Freida Herron Receives AwardIn late July of 2014 the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) honored my DSW research by presenting me with the East Tennessee Suicide Prevention Award.  I have been asked to present my DSW research at the annual statewide TSPN conference in Nashville on September 10.

In August I moved my private practice, BalancePoint Counseling in Maryville, TN, to more spacious quarters in order to expand the services that I offer.  I will now be able to conduct family therapy, group therapy, training and meetings in a multi-purpose conference room.

In August I'm beginning a nine month clinical training program led by Melanie McGhee that will develop my skills in a cutting edge psychotherapy technique


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