CONTRIBUTORS

Patrick Barnes, JD

Patrick is a licensed attorney in Colorado and Florida. Patrick obtained his JD from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2012 and his B.S. in psychology from Florida State University in 2009. 

 

Practicing personal injury since 2012, Patrick understands the symptoms of secondary trauma and compassion fatigue from personal experience. He thought there needed to be more awareness of these issues for attorneys and staff

Patrick started Wave of Change Coaching and Consulting, LLC to help law firms and legal organizations understand the effects of trauma, secondary trauma, and compassion fatigue, and implement modified procedures to help prevent future symptoms. 

Michael Barnes, Ph.D., MAC, LPC

Dr. Barnes is the Chief Clinical Officer at Foundry Treatment Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor and a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. 

In the past 35 years, Dr. Barnes has worked as a therapist, clinical supervisor, program administrator, and college pressers. He has developed Trauma-informed and Trauma-integrated addiction treatment programs at Found Treatment Center and the Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) at the University of Colorado Hospital. Dr. Barnes is a speaker at local, state, and national conferences. His topics include trauma-informed and trauma-integrated addiction treatment, family trauma and addiction, and compassion fatigue. He has consulted with numerous organizations on the development of trauma-informed care and prevention of compassion fatigue and organizational treatment. Dr. Barnes is also a published author, having written numerous academic journal articles and articles in trade magazines for addiction professionals. 

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