Licensed Professional Counseling
Licensed as a professional counselor (LPC), mental health provider (LMHC), Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) in the state of Alabama, and credentialed as an alcohol and substance abuse counselor (CASAC), (CASAC-G) Problem Gambling Specialist in New York State, Dr. Langford has over two decades of experience, with particular interest in substance abuse, couples mediation and counseling, gang prevention and recovery therapy, relationship counseling, along with art therapy.
As acting Program Director for Brooklyn Art Incubator, a non-profit focused on utilizing the arts to help at-risk youth, and Adjunct Professor at St John’s University in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology as well as the College of New Rochelle, Graduate School of Psychology, Dr. Langford’s work has touched thousands in the broader NYC metro area
LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, Alabama.
ADC, Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Alabama.
LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, New York.
CASAC, Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, New York.
CASAC-G Problem Gambling Specialist
NYS OASAS DUI Evaluation Provider
Detoxification Acupuncturist – Medical and Mental Health Center, Psychiatry Department, Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, New York.
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1991.
Concentration: Program Evaluation.
Dissertation: Development and Evaluation of a Strategy to Combat Illegal Drugs: An Ethnographic Case Study of the Process Used in Charlottesville, VA.
M.S., Long Island University, 1985.
Major: Counseling; Concentration: Family Psycho-Therapy.
B.A., Cleveland State University, 1983.
Concentration: Mass Media, Radio, and Television Production.
Professional Organizations and Memberships
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)
New York Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMHCA)
University of Virginia Alumni Association
After completing the research for her Ph.D., Dr. Langford began independent consulting with federal, state and community based arts organizations to develop program design strategies in response to the need for artistic culturally relevant community based mental health programs, gangs, violent crime and illegal drug activity locally and nationally and to provide educational workshops, trainings and PowerPoint presentations on such topics as strategy development; community partnership and collaboration building; artistic cultural competence for police officers; development of community-based safe havens with after school art classes; and user-friendly evaluation designs.
Presently, Dr. Langford provides gang prevention and recovery therapy to girls who are separating from gangs. Often, they are in need of: safe shelter, domestic violence training, job readiness skills, life skills, acculturation, decision-making skills and appropriate referrals to other family and educational services.
Seven days after Katrina Dr. Langford had the opportunity to volunteer in Houston, Texas to provide crisis debriefing counseling. However, the need for setting up a volunteer team of local doctors who would be willing to provide free and immediate medical services was most needed. Therefore, Dr. Langford changed her mission and was able to assist in providing a small but critical response in the aftermath of the hurricane.
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