Jim Helling, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.

Position at CCPH: Clinical Social Worker, Athletic Counseling

Year joined UMass: 2004

Clinical Interests: Psychological Trauma, Dissociation, Embodied Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Treatment, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Performance Enhancement, Substance Abuse

Education: Georgetown University, BA Philosophy, 1981; Smith College School for Social Work, MSW, 2005; The Trauma Center at JRI, Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies, 2006

Professional Experience: International Consultant, Traumaterapiakeskus - Center for Post-Trauma Therapy and Education, Helsinki Finland, 2006-08; Suicide Prevention Specialist, UMass Amherst, 2008-09; Private Practice, Amherst, MA 2009-Present

Certifications/Licenses: LICSW, EMDR Level I & Level II Qualification, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I & II Qualification, ASCH Clinical Hypnosis Certification

Memberships: International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies; International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation; New England Society for Treatment of Trauma & Dissociation; EMDR International Association; Western Mass EMDRIA Steering Committee & Regional Coordinator; Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Training Assistant & Western Mass Coordinator; American Society for Clinical Hypnosis; National Association of Social Workers

More about me: Working with NCAA intercollegiate athletes through the Athletic Counseling office at UMass is a richly rewarding experience. I value the opportunity to help young adults from diverse backgrounds meet challenges, develop physical and mental skills, grow, compete & excel.