Directory of Certified Mentors

Most Certified Mentors (CMs) work with distance learners. Various training activities are also held in person during the year. Contact individual CMs about their methods and plans. For general information and questions about training or training requirements, please see the Overview of Training page of this website.

Kathleen Adams, LPC, PTR, CMM
Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA
Tel: (303) 587-9129
Email: kayadamslpc@gmail.com
Website: www.journaltherapy.com
www.twinstitute.net
www.myjournalversity.com

Mari Alschuler, PTR, CM
Boardman, Ohio, USA
Tel: (303) 550-0363
Email: marialschuler@gmail.com

Barbara Bethea, MA, LCAT, PTR, CM
Laurelton, New York, USA
Tel: (917) 748-0790
Email: poetrydoc1@aol.com

Elaine Brooks, RN-BC, MA, CAPF, CM
Palm Harbor, Florida, USA
Tel: (860) 608-7903
Email: elainebrooks810@gmail.com
Website: www.mypathtochange.com

Geri Chavis, PhD, MA, LP, CPT, CMM
Edina, Minnesota, USA
Tel: (612) 910-4666
Email: ggchavis@stkate.edu

Anjana Deshpande, LCSW, CPT, CM-P
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, USA
Tel: (610) 506-2861
Email: anjanadeshpande@yahoo.com
Website: www.anjanadeshpande.com

Victoria Field, MA, MBPsS, CAPF, CM
Canterbury
Kent
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 788 756-0018
Email: victoria@thepoetrypractice.co.uk
Website: www.thepoetrypractice.co.uk

Susan Reuling Furness, PTR, CM
Boise, Idaho, USA
Tel: (208) 869-2432
Email: suefurness@mac.com
Website: www.writepath.org

Wendi Kaplan, LCSW, CPT, CM
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Tel: (703) 739-9763
Email: wendi.kaplan@verizon.net

Perie Longo, PhD, MFT, PTR, CM
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Tel: 805-448-2044
(o) 805-687-1619
Email: perie@west.net
Website: www.perielongo.com

Marianela Medrano, PhD, LPC, CPT, CM
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Tel: (203) 770-4338
Email: marianelamed@aol.com

Sherry Reiter, PhD, LCSW, RDT-BCT, PTR, CMM
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Tel: (718) 998-4572
Email: sherryreiter@yahoo.com
Website: www.thecreativerightingcenter.com
the-creative-righting-center.teachable.com/courses

Alma Rolfs, LICSW, PTR, CM
Seattle, Washington, USA
Tel: (206) 547-1218
Email: Almaria716@comcast.net

Laura Santner, LCSW, PTR, CM
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Tel: (914) 417-7257
Email: LaCre8iv@yahoo.com

Nancy Scherlong, LCSW, CJT, PTR, CM
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
Mt. Kisco, New York, USA
Tel: (914) 572-3167
Email: nscherlonglcsw@gmail.com
Website: www.changeyournarrativetherapy.com

Shanee Stepakoff, MFA, PhD, LCP, PTR, CM
Hamden, Connecticut, USA
Tel: (646) 596-6792
Email: drshaneestep@aol.com
Website: www.robeofmanycolors.com

Ingrid Tegnér, MSW, CAPF, CM
Riverside, California, USA
Tel: (301) 728-5335
Email: ingridtegner@gmail.com
Website: www.ingridtegner.com

Credentials Designations

Below is a guide to the credentials designations you will find attached to the individuals contained in the list.

CM (Certified Mentor)
Credential to train (CAPF CMs who are not clinicians are credentialed to train CAPFs only, or in collaboration with a clinical certified mentor)

CMM (Certified Master Mentor)
These certified mentors are recognized by the Federation for their extensive experience and contributions to the field of poetry therapy and are authorized to train CM-Ps.

CM-P (Certified Mentor-Provisional)
Certification in poetry therapy
Currently in a certified mentor training program with certified master mentors

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