Elizabeth J. Burton LCSW, PMH-C
In my 10 years practicing, I have seen many individuals who identify as experiencing OCD in varying degrees. The majority of treatment with them has been based on my clinical/educational career, self-study, and basic and foundational trainings in OCD. As I became a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional in 2020, my caseload of clients with intrusive thoughts and OCD related disorders increased and my training and consultation has followed suit.
I attended the IOCDF Behavior Therapy Training Institute in Indianapolis in May of 2023 for more specialized training and experience and have completed the required consultation groups for the certificate from IOCDF. I completed these trainings with IOCDF faculty. I will continue to seek consultation as needed and on-going support and training in ERP and CBT for the benefit of my clients and their care.
As a social worker, with a diverse set of experiences and understanding of cultural humility, it is important to continue to educate myself and be open to learning and growing in this area. I continue to receive extensive training in cultural humility and view myself to be a social justice minded clinician. I acknowledge current racial injustice and systematic racism in our country, as well as, power imbalances in systems and relationships. As a clinician, I am committed to listening, learning, and working tirelessly to be anti-racist. I stand in solidarity with my BIPOC colleagues and clients.
As a social worker, I value cultural humility, understanding power imbalances in systems and relationships and work with a diverse demographic of clients. Last year, I completed “Addressing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders among BIPOC,” “Perinatal Mental Health: Culturally Informed Approaches to Screening, Assessment, and Treatment,” and will continue to stay up to date on my education around working with diverse populations and practicing cultural humility.