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Dr. Carol Clancy brings to HMA over 20 years of leadership experience in correctional health, recovery services, and in other public and nonprofit mental health settings, including residential treatment and shelter care. Carol’s experience includes program design, development, implementation, and oversight of service systems, budgets, and policies. She has worked across and between service teams to develop and implement behavioral health and substance use disorder (SUD) programs, from in-custody through re-entry, to assure a seamless continuum of care for mentally ill, justice-involved individuals and other vulnerable and at-risk populations.
At HMA, Carol provides consultation services to correctional settings and community-based organizations that are focused on issues of treatment, linkage, and outcomes for justice-involved individuals.
Carol joins HMA most recently from Maguire Correctional Facility/Maple Street Correctional Center in Redwood City, California. In this role, Carol oversaw all mental health and recovery programs in the jail. Carol is particularly adept at engaging positively at all levels of the justice system, including courts and attorneys, law enforcement, corrections, and probation, as well as behavioral health and SUD systems and professionals. She collaborated with multiple county departments to facilitate the successful reintegration of justice-involved individuals into the community. She has expertise in forensic assessment of individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders and has worked closely with the courts on the development of a diversion program for seriously mentally ill misdemeanants.
As the staff psychologist at Maguire Correctional Facility, Carol supervised and trained clinical staff and pre-doctoral interns and administered psycho-diagnostic intake assessments and court-ordered psychological evaluations. She has specific experience in the accreditation of health services in jails, consulting with crisis management units, teaching and delivering critical incident stress debriefing and psychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults.
Carol has extensive experience in teaching and training of law enforcement and behavioral health professionals. She has expertise providing individual and group supervision in therapy, assessment, and court-ordered evaluations. She has taught graduate courses in forensic psychology and counseling psychology at several Bay Area universities.
Carol is a licensed clinical psychologist in California. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver, her Master of Social Work from Bryn Mawr College, and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Purchase.
Although she was born and raised in New York, she now enjoys hiking, knitting and spending time with her family at their home on the San Francisco Peninsula.