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Julie Oates, LPCC-S, RPT-S

Julie Oates is a Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor (LPCC-S) and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) with specialized training in counseling children, adolescents, and families impacted by trauma. Ms. Oates currently serves as an outpatient therapist with Adena Counseling in Chillicothe, Ohio. In addition to her clinical duties, Ms. Oates is a trained forensic interviewer and former Executive Director of a nationally accredited child advocacy center. Ms. Oates earned her master’s degree in clinical counseling from Ohio University and is currently completing doctoral studies in Counselor Education and Supervision. With over twenty years of clinical experience, Ms. Oates has dedicated much of her career to working with children and families who have been impacted by trauma. 


In addition to her clinical practice, Ms. Oates serves as an independent trainer and consultant.  She has provided training and consultation services to various schools, social service agencies, court systems, and foster care agencies. Similarly, Ms. Oates often serves as an expert witness specific to cases that encompass child sexual abuse and has offered testimony in court systems throughout the state of Ohio. Ms. Oates is a frequent presenter at professional conferences and is recognized as an innovative and exciting presenter on a local, state, national, and international level.

Sunday General Session 8am - 9am: Trauma Informed Care

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