My Approach to Helping
The very nature of our existence is discovered through meaningful engagement, and this natural vulnerability becomes most apparent when life’s challenges bring us into position where genuine change requires the guiding force of a therapeutic relationship. Chris Dickson believes in strengthening these connections through empathic engagement, incorporating a combination of client-centered strength-based philosophies, and therapeutic modalities, organically forming an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance. He brings warmth, safety, and security along the path of self-realization in his therapeutic approach. The collectively driven introspective approach across multiple disciplines strengthens his capacity in helping clients identify and implement long-term solutions to achieve optimal potential through self-empowerment.
Christopher M. Dickson is a Licensed Social Worker specializing in Mental Health and Trauma. He received his Master of Social Work Degree with a concentration in Mental Health and Trauma from the University of Denver. He also holds an undergraduate double major; having received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences with Psychology designation from Charter Oak State College located in New Britain, Connecticut, while being dual enrolled in Colorado State University’s School of Social Work.
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Chris holds multiple advanced graduate level certifications in Human Subjects Research recognized by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). These areas of focus include, but are not limited to: International Research; Biobanks and Databases; Genetics Research; Children; Community Engagement; Illegal Activities and Undocumented Status; Pregnant Women; Fetuses and Neonates; Older Adults; Prisoners; Subjects Critically Ill or at End of Life; Subjects who are Decisionally Impaired; Subjects who are Socially or Economically Disadvantaged; Subjects with Physical Disabilities, Gender and Sexual Diversity, Workers and Employees, etc.
Chris is a postgraduate researcher and DSW applicant promoting Social Work's 8th Grand Challenge; “Harnessing technology for social good". His research topic informs practice about the ethical considerations for macro-level social work examining the advanced uses of technologies evolving healthcare delivery and administrative process. His research theme seeks to identify and address potential disparities across networks aggregating data in virtual environments. A system's theory approach is used to investigate current policies and law governing both clinical and administrative uses of advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence and predictive analytics. Chris’s previous professional experience includes corporate level security, human resource management, communication technology, and information management for the U.S. Military. Part of his current research projects also include development of assistive devices for disabled populations.