Felicia Gibson, PhD, is a licensed psychologist at CCFH. She received her doctorate in School Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Gibson is co-director of the School-Based Mental Health Program and a clinician in the Post-Adoption Support program. She is currently partnering with Durham Public Schools to teach staff about the impact of trauma on children and consults with specific schools on how to most effectively implement trauma-informed practices.
Dr. Gibson conducts comprehensive trauma-informed mental health assessments for children who have been adopted and provides evidenced-based treatments to address oppositional behavior and symptoms of traumatic stress. She facilitates the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Resource Parenting Curriculum (RPC) for foster, kinship, and adoptive caregivers in multiple counties across North Carolina and trains facilitators of this curriculum. Dr. Gibson is also the lead developer and facilitator of Learning and Empowerment for Adoptive Families (LEAF), a group designed to help increase communication about adoption between parents and their children. She is rostered as an adoption competent clinician through the Center for Adoption Support and Education, a rostered Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) clinician, a Master Trainer in RPC, and is trained in both the individual and group models of Parent Management Training the Oregon model (PMTO).
Areas of Focus: Trauma-Informed Schools, Trauma Assessment and Screening, School-based Mental Health, Post-Adoption Training and Support, RPC, and Managing Children’s Challenging Behaviors (PCIT and PMTO).