Laurie Chapman, M.S., MFC #35559


10/1/2008 – Present Consultant San Diego, CA

Clinical Supervisor and Trainer

  • Provide Individual and Group Clinical Supervision Services to Marriage and Family Therapy Interns/Trainees and Associate Clinical Social Workers
  • Provide Supervision of Supervision Services as an Approved Supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Develop live and on-line training curriculum for mental health professionals and family/youth partners focused on collaboration and teamwork.
  • Train mental health professionals and family/youth partners on the Principles of Collaboration and Coordination of Care for youth and families enrolled in the Children’s System of Care.
  • Develop and implement training curriculum on the use of EMDR for athletic performance enhancement.

5/1/2003- Present Private Practice San Diego, CA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Provide Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy;
  • Trained in EMDR, Family Systems, Solution-Focused, and Brief Strategic approaches;
  • Specializations include: Anxiety/Depression, Grief and Loss, Trauma Treatment, Women’s Issues, Performance Enhancement (corporate and athletic), Couples Therapy, Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment, Stress Management, Transition Issues, and Attachment.

8/15/2001 – 5/30/2008 SDSU Department of CSP – MFT Program San Diego, CA

Adjunct Faculty

  • Teach Post-Modern and Post Colonial Multi-Cultural Family Therapy skills to graduate students;
  • Develop and update curriculum and video materials

2/1/2003 – 6/1/2006 SDSU Academy for Professional Excellence San Diego, CA

Training Consultant

  • Provided Stress Management workshops to Behavioral Health Professionals in San Diego County during contract period;
  • Developed curriculum and interactive exercises;
  • Received excellent program evaluation scores.

2/1/2000 – 9/31/08 San Diego Youth & Community Services San Diego, CA

Associate Executive Director

Reported to the Executive Director. Responsible for the oversight and coordination of 36 county-wide programs focused on behavioral health, residential care, academic enrichment, and prevention services for at-risk youth and families residing in San Diego County. Served as the Agency’s Privacy Officer and ensured that the agency remained in compliance with HIPAA standards and regulations. Represented the organization to funding sources, political entities, the media, behavioral health associations, and community collaborations. Specific responsibilities included:

  • Collaborated with the Executive Team to develop and implement the agency’s strategic plan and public relations campaign to achieve organizational goals and objectives on an annual basis;
  • Oversaw agency-wide quality assurance and cultural competence standards and the implementation of evidenced-based mental health practices;
  • Worked with the Resource Development Director and Executive Team to sustain and expand current agency infrastructure and programs;
  • Actively participated in fund development including proposal writing and contracting out such serves for private and public sector grants;
  • Provided leadership, support, and supervision to Site and Division Directors to promote program enhancement, quality service systems, and intra agency communication systems across 200 employees with an emphasis in the clinical service arena;
  • Ensured that services continue to meet the needs of the youth and families and communities we serve;
  • In collaboration with the Human Resources Director, developed and implemented agency-wide training standards and curriculum to strengthen core competencies and provide continuing education units to employees;
  • In collaboration with the Executive Team, developed and monitored agency’s $11million annual budget to ensure a positive net cash flow at year end;
  • Provided Clinical Services and Supervision including oversight of subpoena responses and clinical documents submitted to the courts;
  • Represented Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health Providers as the Vice-Chair and Treasurer of Provider Associations;
  • Developed a standardized agency-wide Program Policy and Procedure Manual that covered all aspects of the service delivery process including legal, ethical, and HIPAA requirements to ensure agency consistency across program services;
  • Obtained $2million in clinical services funding (EPSDT, MHSA, and Private) for the agency.

6/15/1998 – 2/1/2000 San Diego Youth & Community Services San Diego, CA

Center Director

  • Directed and marketed start-up of community-based social service and clinically-focused center in the East region of San Diego;
  • Implemented and sustained nine county, state, and federal contracts;
  • Executed and managed $1 million budget;
  • Supervised and maintained quality control standards for all contracts and 20 staff;
  • Increased center revenue through the development of an EPSDT-funded medi-cal clinic;
  • Developed EPSDT policies and procedures to ensure compliance with medi-cal billing and documentation standards;
  • Represented the agency in 5 community collaboratives;
  • Provided individual, group, and family therapy to delinquent youth;
  • Ensured that center programs coincided with community needs.

5/1/1996 – 6/15/1998 San Diego Youth & Community Services San Diego, CA

Foster Care Social Worker

  • Provided individual and family counseling and case-management services to foster youth enrolled in the agency’s certified foster homes;
  • Treatment focused on attachment and bonding issues; healing past trauma; reunification, adoption support, and behavior management;
  • Consulted with multi-disciplinary team of professionals;
  • Developed and implemented quarterly treatment plans presented in court;
  • Provided quarterly trainings on Foster Youth issues to Foster Parents;
  • Ensured Foster Parent compliance with Foster Care Regulations and Foster Youth Rights.

5/15/1996 – 6/1/1998 San Diego City Schools San Diego, CA

Family Therapist

  • Provided Family Therapy Services to severely emotionally disturbed youth and families referred through the school district;
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans focused on improving family relational dynamics, strengthening family boundaries, violence reduction, improving communication patterns, and improving student academic performance;
  • Services were provided one night a week for three hours

12/1/1994 – 4/15/1996 Chula Vista Elementary School District San Diego, CA

KIDCO Counselor

  • Provided individual and group counseling and play therapy services to elementary-aged youth;
  • Conducted classroom observations and provided teachers with classroom interventions to mitigate acting out behaviors;
  • Counseled families on behavioral issues and family dynamics;
  • Evaluations indicated satisfaction with services and effective outcomes.


1986-1991 University of California, Los Angeles

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Business Minor.

1992-1994 San Diego State University

  • Master of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family and Multi-Cultural Counseling


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1999

AAMFT-approved Clinical Supervisor since 2004

EMDR Certified Therapist

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists – Member

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists – Member

Madanes-Robbins Human Services Council for Children – Member

EMDR International Association – Member

Family and Youth Roundtable of San Diego – Board Treasurer

Workshops and Training Seminars

2008 – Present – SD County Mental Health Providers and Family/Youth Partners

  • Working Together
  • Engaging Resistant Partners
  • Principles of Family and Youth Professional Partners
  • Certification of Family/Youth Support Partners

2000 – 2008 – SDYCS Employees

  • Foster Parenting and Crisis Intervention
  • Professional Boundaries
  • Suicide Assessment and Crisis Planning
  • Service Planning and Documentation Standards
  • Introduction to the Wrap-Around Process
  • Family Systems Therapy Approach
  • Assessment and Treatment Planning for Case Managers and Therapists
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • Group Facilitation Methods for School-Based Staff
  • Mother-Daughter Mediation Skills
  • Behavior Modification Throughout Development
  • Advanced Treatment Approaches with Adolescents
  • Substance Abuse Treatment with Adolescents
  • Dual Diagnosis Interventions

2006 – SD County Mental Health Providers

“The Use of Self as a Path to Cultural Competency”

2003 to 2006 – Academy for Professional Excellence

“Stress in the 21st Century – How to Manage It in Your Personal and Professional Life”

January 2003 – SD County Children’s Mental Health Providers

“Community Youth Development – Building Bridges with Youth”

May 2002 –  San Diego State School of Social Work

“Treatment Modalities for Substance Abusing Adolescents”

April 2002 – Alcohol and Drug Services Provider’s Association

“Treatment Modalities for Substance Abusing Adolescents”

2001 –  Lakeside Union District Employees

“Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Model”

2001 –  SD County Alcohol and Drug Providers Association

“Successful Interventions with Adolescents”

2001 –  Youth Service Network State Conference

“Getting an “A” in School Partnerships”