Cameron University’s Dr. Joanni Sailor named to transition team for new State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure

Cameron University’s Dr. Joanni Sailor, assistant professor of psychology, is one of five individuals appointed to the transition team for the new State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure. The board, which will become active on November 1, is a new composite body overseeing the licensure of marital and family therapists, professional counselors, and behavioral practitioners. The transition team, appointed by Dr. Terry Cline, Commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Health, will work to ensure that the new Board has the necessary resources and tools once it becomes operational.

Governor Mary Fallin signed the legislation creating the board in May 2013. The board will be responsible for the continuing performance of duties related to the Licensed Professional Counselors Act, the Marital and Family Therapist Licensure Act and the Licensed Behavioral Practitioner Act.

In addition to currently serving as president-elect of the Oklahoma Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Sailor is a member of the Oklahoma State Licensed Marital & Family Therapy Advisory Board and is the Oklahoma delegate to the Association of Marriage & Family Therapy Regulatory Board. She is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Sailor has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She earned a Ph.D. in psychology with a specialization in family from Capella University in Minneapolis. She has been a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) since 1991 and is also an approved LMFT supervisor. Sailor holds certification as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, Release Therapist, and in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Levels I and II. She joined the Cameron faculty in 2009.

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September 23, 2013

PR# 13-144